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Ways to mark Pastor Appreciation Month

UMC.org offers ideas for letting your church pastor know what he or she means to you.

GCFA offers new app for giving to local churches

Churches with a Vanco account can receive funds through the app.

Order Advent resources from Rethink Church by Nov. 1

For a limited time, resoources include door hangers printed with your church information.

Florida Conference Connection has news for you

From missions to ministries to leadership opportunities, there's always something going on, and Florida Conference Connection has it covered.

5 new ideas for equipping vital congregations

October's issue from GBOD offers ideas for Christmas to preparing for Lent.

Deadline Friday to submit video for human sexuality talk

The Connectional Table invites United Methodists who wish to participate in a Nov. 1 live-stream to submit a video of 2-3 minutes by Friday, Oct. 17.

Churches urged to dedicate a Sunday to hunger awareness

United Methodist Communications has free resources and tips for congregations to use in worship or social media.

Online auditions open for General Conference choir and music groups

The deadline to submit applications and videos is Jan. 12, 2015.

Agora event canceled; gift cards offered to those affected

The United Methodist retailer has canceled the Oct. 15-16 event due to lack of participation.

Christian quilting retreat coming up at Epworth

The United Methodist retreat center in St. Simons Island, Ga., is taking registrations for the three-day event that will start Jan. 30, 2015.

United Methodist college students
to 'Imagine What's NEXT'

The annual weekend of discernment will be Nov. 7-9, 2014, in Denver, Colo. Registration is open.

'Taking Church to the Community' conference set for Nov. 1

The Lewis Center for Church Leadership is offerring early bird discounts until Oct. 6 for this one-day gathering.

Rethink Church to air hunger awareness video on Food Network

United Methodist Communications hopes churches will come up with their own anti-hunger campaigns as a result of the TV ad spots.

New ideas for a church fall festival

Use your fall festival to share the joy of being children of God with other people in your community.

Connectional Table live-stream talk about human sexuality set for Nov. 1

Friendly competition on tap
for UMC #Giving Tuesday

The online giving event that raised more than $6.5 million for missions and ministries last year is set for Dec. 2.

Wesley Theological Seminary to host discernment events

The seminary in Washington announces events this fall for prospective students.

Bible historian James Fleming to conduct seminar

The Intentional Growth Center will host presentations by Dr. James Fleming Nov. 10-14 at Lake Junaluska, N.C.

Deadline extended for Social Principles applicants

The deadline for applicants from U.S. jurisdictions who want to participate in consultations about revising the United Methodist Social Principles is now Dec. 15, 2014.

Epworth to offer retreat for grieving mothers

The three-day retreat for mothers who have lost children will be offered Nov. 7-9 at the United Methodist retreat in St. Simons Island, Ga.

Lake Junaluska confirmation retreats open for registration

Three-day weekend retreats are available for church groups in March, April and November 2015.

UMC Giving website offers connectional giving resources

Find resources for sermon starters, explanations about connectional giving, and more.

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."

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.

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.
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