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Grants offered for creative vital church growth

The deadline for applying for a Discipleship Ministries grant to churches experimenting with creative ways to grow congregations is Jan. 30, 2015.

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

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

Early discounts for Light the Fire at North Naples end Dec. 1

There's still time to register for "Light the Fire! Divine Healing" to be held Jan. 22-23, 2015, at North Naples UMC. Early registration discounts end Dec. 1.

This Christmas, help a child be born AIDS-free

World AIDS Day falls on Dec. 1, the day after Advent begins and the day before Giving Tuesday.

Native American Heritage Month resources available

November is Native American Heritage Month. United Methodist congregations can access resources from Discipleship Ministries.

Register for Lake Junaluska winter events

From youth programming to a Christmas concert by the Lake Junaluska Singers, the United Methodist retreat in North Carolina mountains offers a variety of December events.

Customized Advent postcards available for limited time

Postcards inviting the surrounding community to a local church for holiday services or events are available for the cost of postage.

UM Student Day is Nov. 30; free resources available

The annual Student Day offering generates college scholarships for young United Methodists.

Imagine No Malaria offers Advent resources

A video, sermon starters, lesson guides, posters and more are available for local churches.

United Methodist resources available for Advent

Advent season starts Nov. 30. United Methodist agencies and the Society of St. Andrew have resources available.

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.

Online auditions open for General Conference choir and music groups

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

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.

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.

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.

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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