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Imagine No Malaria "Tens-Giving" drive this holiday week

Tag 10 friends to participate in the making the "Imagine No Malaria" dream come true.

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.

Bishop outlines plans to bolster black UM churches

Nurturing promising young leaders is a key focus of the Black Clergy Conversation with the Bishop.

Online, offline faith go hand in hand

Pew survey shows Internet buzz tends to reflect users' habits offline.

Real Ideas open for registration

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

Bishops call for prayer in human sexuality statement

"Our hearts break," says the statement from the Council of Bishops, meeting this week in Oklahoma City.

Florida churches fight modern-day slavery

Florida is No. 3 in the nation for reports of human trafficking.

UM churches break stereotypes about racial-ethnic leaders

A new survey finds racial-ethnic pastors serving predominantly Caucasian churches make it work by being open-minded and spiritual.

Hyde Park's 'The Portico' finds its urban niche

Meditation, mingling opportunities and social justice ministries attract newcomers to the downtown Tampa church.

Share It is conference's new 'storycatcher'

The new community engagement site is in Spanish and English.

North Central DS to preach on national radio show

Rev. Sue Haupert-Johnson will preach two days on "Day1."

Gimme shelter: Churches help newest Family Promise make good

Family Promise of Greater Brandon taps houses of worship to help homeless families get back on their feet.

ESOL ministries: a good fit for Florida

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

More U.S. Christians listed as 'churchless'

New research shows the number of Americans who don't identify with church is higher than previously thought.

GBHEM task force tackling clergy debt concerns

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

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.

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