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Tidings of comfort

Joy may be elusive for some this season. A Blue Christmas/Longest Night Service can help.

What churches can do for college students over Christmas break

Youth group reunions and community service projects are among ways to make college students feel back at home in church.

No longer a church
but still God's house

Five years after Wesley Memorial UMC stopped meeting as a congregation, Parker Street Ministries keeps God's work going.

Faith, Hope and Racial Injustice: A Response from the Florida Conference Cabinet

The Cabinet issues a statement in the wake of recent events surrounding the deaths of unarmed young black men.

United in worship: a step toward bridging the racial divide

Wakulla UMC unites in worship with New Bridge Hope Missionary Baptist Church after vandals send a message of hate.

Passing along His healing touch

UM churches provide life-saving health care for people without insurance.

Methodist Day in Peru will promote creation care

Monday, Dec. 8, is Methodist Day, and the creation care theme ties into a summit on climate change.

Florida Conference to freshen up
for 2015

Conference leaders to seek coaching from Fresh Expressions and Duke Divinity School.

Live Christmas events powered by love

Re-enacting the Christmas story is an outreach that also touches many inside the church.

2014 apportionments due Jan. 16

Any payments received after Jan. 16 will be applied to 2015 apportionments.

AC 2015 resolutions due Jan. 31

To be considered at next year's Annual Conference, resolutions must be received by the deadline.

New treasurer selected for Florida Conference

The Florida Conference prepares to welcome Tony Prestipino from South Carolina.

Where there are wheels,
there are ways

Transportation makes a great gift at any age, any time of year.

Places where words alone
cannot take us

In the midst of joyful tidings, Advent can be a season of darkness. Artist Jan Richardson reflects.

It's a 'Ruby Red' Christmas
for Apopka church

First UMC, Apopka, celebrates 40 years of offering hand-crafted wares to the community.

FSU Wesley offers support, prayers after campus shooting

No FSU Wesley students were injured in Thursday's gunfire on campus.

E-readers help Portuguese-speaking Africans

The Florida Conference-supported school in Quessua sees benefits from e-reader technology.

Faith leaders join consumer advocates to push for lower payday loan rates

Advocates say a national cap on interest rates would protect the poor and vulnerable.

Tattoo ministry: a fresh expression
of Christian commitment

Wildwood UMC mixes Bible study with body art as some members get cross-and-flame tattoos.

Real Ideas open for registration

The practical-advice conference will be offered in March for the ninth year at Van Dyke Church near Tampa.

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