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Spark12 taking fellowship applications
for innovative ministry

Spark12, a program supported by the United Methodist General Board of Higher Education and Ministry, is accepting grant applications through May 16.

Campus ministers invited to June gathering at Candler

Florida campus ministry leaders are part of the Summer Institute program June 24-27.

Church music workshop slated
at Life Enrichment Center

The 58th Annual Church Music Workshop will be held July 6-11 at the Florida Conference retreat center.

Online course in Methodism 101 to start May 14

Registration for the six-week course designed for longtime Methodists or those new to the church ends May 13.

United Methodist training courses available online

United Methodist Communications is taking registrations for online training courses that start May 7.

Free resources available for Native American Ministries Sunday

United Methodist Communications has resources to help churches commemorate Native American ministries on Sunday, May 4.

Epworth retreat offers help coping with grief

A retreat for people coping with the loss of a loved one is scheduled for June 27-29 at the United Methodist retreat center on St. Simons Island, Ga.

Foundation seeks nominations for Christian Education Awards

Nominations for Lockmiller awards that recognize outstanding United Methodist teachers and education programs are due May 2.

Congregational Development ethnic scholarships available

A few opportunities remain for racial-ethnic scholarships for the School of Congregational Development planned for Charlotte, N.C., in August. Apply by June 30, 2014.

Check out new Rethink Church website

United Methodist Communications unveils the newly designed website for the Rethink Church campaign.

Summer festival at Junaluska to feature Bishop Holston

Bishop Jonathan Holston of the South Carolina Conference will preach at the Festival of Wisdom and Grace, scheduled for July 28-31.

Lake Junaluska opens signups for summer youth events

Sessions that blend worship, recreation and mission opportunities start June 12.

Churches asked to recognize older adults in May

The General Board of Discipleship asks churches to choose a Sunday to recognize the contributions of older adults.

Free resources available for 'Change the World'

United Methodist Communications offers free resources for the fifth annual Change the World weekend in May.

Epworth retreat to offer grandparents' camp this summer

Epworth By The Sea to offer a summer camp for grandparents and school-age children.

Mobility ministry seeks help to meet goal

PET Florida, founded by missionaries in Penney Farms, is seeking donations and volunteer help to supply 700 mobility units to people in need.

Game Changers Summit planned for Sept. 3-5

Registration is open for the first Game Changers Summit in Nashville, Tenn. Discount fees apply until April 30.

Clergywomen Leadership event to be held in Florida

In May, the Greater Board of Higher Education and Ministry will sponsor a three-day seminar geared toward supporting women clergy's ecclesial leadership skills.

10-day Wesley Pilgrimage set for July

A limited number of scholarships are available to commissioned, provisional elders.

Epworth retreat center to offer spring event for older adults

Historic church tours are among planned activities for the May 2014 event in Georgia.

Credit Union scholarship applications due by April 30

The United Methodist Connectional Federal Credit Union will award four $1,000 scholarships, including one in the Florida Conference.

UMW still taking registrations for Assembly 2014 in Louisville

The United Methodist Women's theme for Assembly 2014, slated for April 25-27, will be "Make It Happen!"

Travel the Holy Land with Bishop Carter: May 12-21, 2014

Bishop Carter will lead the pilgrimage in May 2014 with Bob Tuttle.

UMC Giving website offers connectional giving resources

Church council urges Feb. 5 support for gun control

The National Council of Churches USA calls for a national religious call-in day to Congress urging new gun control legislation in the wake of the Newtown, Conn., tragedy.

Church council urges Feb. 5 support for gun control

The National Council of Churches USA calls for a national religious call-in day to Congress urging new gun control legislation in the wake of the Newtown, Conn., tragedy.

Global Disaster Management Conference coming up

SCD offers racial ethnic scholarships

For the 2014 School of Congregational Development there will be a limited number of racial ethnic scholarships available for participants from racial/ethnic groups.

Mobility ministry seeks help to meet goal

PET Florida, a ministry founded by missionaries in Penney Farms, is seeking donations and volunteer help to supply 700 mobility units to people in need.

Adam Hamilton to discuss his new book in Orlando

On April 24, the pastor of the largest United Methodist church in the U.S. will lead a discussion based on "Making Sense of the Bible."
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