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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.

Wesley Seminary fellowship applications
due Feb. 1

Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C., offers guidelines for Urban Fellows, Missional Fellows and merit scholarships for master's degree students.

Connectional Table sets final talk on human sexuality

The third and final panel discussion in a series on human sexuality is slated for Tuesday, Feb. 10.

'From the Well' podcast highlights Martin Luther King themes

The Upper Room Academy for Spiritual Formation offers a podcast focusing on listening and its importance to The Beloved Community.

Youth counselor training set for summer at Riverside

Training programs for teens wanting leadership roles at Riverside Retreat's summer camps will be held in Fort Pierce and Fort Myers.

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.

Human Relations Day to aid those 'on the margins'

Human Relations Day is a Special Sunday offering coming up Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015.

'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.

Looking for VBS ideas? Cokesbury plans showcases this month

Cokesbury to unveil new Vacation Bible School videos and materials at showcases in South Central and North East districts.

Chuck joins a church committee; new online series starts Jan. 12

The lead character from "Chuck Knows Church" finds himself in a leadership role of a floundering church at risk of closing in this online series from Discipleship Ministries.

Registration open for annual Five-day Spiritual Formation Academy

The event, sponsored by The Upper Room and the Florida Conference Spiritual Formation Team, is scheduled for March 8-13, 2015, at the Life Enrichment Center.

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.

Scholarships available for Wesley pilgrimage

The trip in July 2015 is recruiting commissioned provisional elders and deacons, along with lay members.

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.

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.

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.

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