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Blue Christmas/Longest Night resources available

Discipleship Ministries offers resources for churches planning to hold a Longest Night or Blue Christmas service Sunday, Dec. 21.

Wesley Choral Festival
set for May 2015

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

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.

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.

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.

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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