Connections/Opportunities

Register for UMC online training by March 10

Six-week courses start March 11 and include communicating faith, connectional giving and welcoming ministry.

Sign up by Feb. 27 for Pension Board listening session on March 6

The General Board of Pension and Health Benefits will provide opportunities to comment by conference call, video or email.

Resources available for One Great Hour of Sharing

The annual offering that benefits United Methodist Committee on Relief is slated for March 15, but churches can choose another Sunday if desired.

10th Annual Native American Gathering taking registrations

The gathering will be held April 17-19, 2015, at the Life Enrichment Center near Leesburg. Registration deadline is April 3.

College loan application period open until May 5

Applicants 18 and older who are United Methodist members may be eligible for a low-interest loan from the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry.

Fall college scholarship deadline is March 5 at GBHEM

The deadline for submitting applications for a variety of scholarships for the fall semester through the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry is March 5.

Register now for 59th Annual Church Music Workshop

The five-day summer workshop targets youth and adults involved in traditional or contemporary musical worship styles.

Final sexuality task force discussion available
Feb. 13

The Connectional Table discussion will be available online and completes consideration of various perspectives before proposed changes to church law go to General Conference in 2016.

Lake Junaluska taking signups for summer youth retreats

The United Methodist retreat center in the North Carolina mountains announces its summer lineup for youths in grades six through 12.

Journeys of Paul pilgrimage with Bishop Carter slated for Nov. 2015

Group will sail the Mediterranean following the footsteps of Paul through Greece, Turkey and Italy.

Free webinar on boomer generation ministry set for Tuesday, Feb. 10

The United Methodist Discipleship Ministries will offer a free webinar on reaching members of the baby boomer generation at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015. Registration is required.

Children's Week photo contest to start Feb. 14

The Florida Conference participates in Children's Week through Florida Advocacy Days. Participants are invited to take pictures of children's hand art to post on social media and enter in the contest.

Foundation accepting applications for Sinclair college scholarships

Applicants must apply by March 9 and be UMC members who plan to attend a Florida or United Methodist college in the fall of 2015, among other criteria.

Priority deadline for Global Fellows application approaches

The priority deadline for Global Mission Fellows applications is Saturday, Jan. 31. The final deadline is March 31.

Candler to host 'Prophetic Voices' conference in March

Part of a yearlong celebration of the theology school's 100th birthday, the academic conference is slated for March 18-20.

Imagine No Malaria offers Lenten resources

Free materials highlighting the United Methodist campaign against malaria can be used in church programs leading up to Easter.

'Dreamers' and others can apply for GBHEM college aid

The General Board of Higher Education and Ministry has extended eligibility for college loans and scholarships to young adults who were unauthorized immigrants brought to the U.S. as children. Deadline for all applications is May 5, 2015.

Epworth schedules women's getaway weekend

The Georgia retreat center is taking registrations for this Bible study event scheduled for April 24-26, 2015.

Discount registration for YOUTH 2015 in Orlando open till Jan. 31

Set for June 24-28, 2015, the Discipleship Ministries' event targets youth ages 12-18.

Wesley Choral Festival
set for May 2015

Choirs and choral singers will be invited to join in the event in Washington, D.C.

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.

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.

Headlines

Connections/Opportunities

Conversations/Blogs