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ESOL ministries: a good fit for Florida

As Florida increasingly attracts people from foreign lands, Methodists help them secure their future with language skills.

Ministries build relationships before churches

New church plants are less about building sanctuaries and more about helping people find sanctuary together.

Haitian Methodists hunger for knowledge

John and Sharon Harbottle are helping Haitians develop leadership in health care and Christian education.

What's the UMC position on Halloween?

Methodists are free to celebrate Halloween as they choose, and local churches offer plenty of choices.

Make a difference, make a friend
at Mission Impact

The event Jan. 16-17 in Daytona aims to forge relationships among age groups through mission.

GBHEM task force tackling clergy debt concerns

Average seminary debt for Methodist graduates tops $49,000.

Singles mingles, a ministry idea
for the ages

Florida Conference churches take different approaches in reaching out to those flying solo.

It's back! Giving Tuesday set for Dec. 2

Global Ministries will match gifts and offer a special award to the conference that raises the most that day through The Advance.

Take inviting photos of your church

The church photos you post online say something about your congregation. Make sure it's a welcoming message.

'Light the Fire' event set for Naples

"Divine Healing" will be the theme for United Theological Seminary's annual church renewal event.

Mental illness rarely addressed
by churches

Despite the prevalence of mental illness, few Protestant churches in the U.S. help families with the challenges.

Children's Home celebrates milestone at Madison

More than 750 guests turn out for the dedication of Madison Youth Ranch.

A dream come true
for Russo Ministries

After nearly 40 years of helping ex-offenders adjust to life outside prison, Russo Ministries readies to expand.

Delegate nomination window to open
Sept. 1

Nominations begin soon for delegates to be elected in June for 2016 general and jurisdictional conferences.

An Independence Day prayer

Be with us, Lord, as we strive to be a light and a beacon from you to the world.


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