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February 2015 Newsletter

 
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By now, many of you have seen the announcement that was made in January on the Florida Conference website regarding the transition that will be taking place in the district this summer.  I will be coming off the cabinet and returning to serve as a local church pastor after serving 7 years as a District Superintendent and Dr. Bob Bushong, current pastor at First UMC of Winter Park will become the new East Central District Superintendent.  I couldn't be more pleased to see Bob take up the work of superintendency among you and I know that you and the churches of this district will be blessed by his leadership, his wisdom and his many gifts for ministry.  You can read more about Bob and his ministry in the Annual Conference later in this newsletter.  While this transition won't take place until July and while Bob is certainly not new to the EC District, I know you will want to reach out to welcome Bob to this new ministry and leadership role over the next few months.

In the meantime, the work of ministry in the district continues and one opportunity that is coming up quickly is the annual District Training event.  This event is an opportunity for pastors and laity to come together for inspiration and a time of focused learning around a variety of specific ministry topics.  We are blessed to have Rev. Dr. Rini Hernandez, Superintendent of the South West District to serve as our keynote speaker for worship as well as a workshop leader.  Rev. Hernandez will be calling us to rekindle our evangelistic passion and fervor for sharing Jesus Christ with others in the strength and power of the Holy Spirit.  We will also be hearing from Kylie Foley about Imagine No Malaria and participating in some experiences to learn and to give (bring some one dollar bills if you want to participate) to this life saving project.  A complete list of all the other workshops can be found HERE.

I hope you will make plans now to attend this event.  There are so many ways that God longs to use us and our faith communities to extend the work of the Kingdom.  The good news is we aren't called to to this work alone.  We share the journey of mission and ministry with one another and God works when we come together to worship, learn and serve.

Grace and peace,
Annette

East Central Clergy Meeting - May 14th
Florida UM Children's Home -  9am - 1pm
Looking forward to seeing all Clergy on Thursday, May 14th at The Florida United Methodist Children's Home for our spring Clergy Meeting. Our schedule is 9:00am - 1:00pm with fellowship and morning refreshments beginning at 9am. Please sign up today.

BELOVED:  An Online Journey into Lent & Easter
with Jan Richardson 
February 18 - April 6

Are you hungry to journey through Lent without stressing your schedule?  This retreat is not about adding one more thing to your life. It is about helping you find spaces for reflection that draw you into the mysteries and gifts of this season. Intertwining reflection, art, music, and community, this retreat offers a space of elegant simplicity as you journey toward Easter, from anywhere you are.  Individual, group, and congregational rates available.  For info & registration, visit Beloved Lenten Retreat.
In The District
2015 East Central District Local Church Leadership Training Event 
Saturday, February 7, 2015 8:00AM - 1:00PM            
Called to Serve:  Clergy and Laity Day of Learning
East Central District Local Church Training Event
First UMC Oviedo
Saturday, February 7, 2015


Training Laity and Clergy 
For Making Disciples of Jesus Christ, For The Transformation of the World

Key Note Speaker:  
Rev. Dr. Rinaldo Hernandez
And you'll be my witness, Acts 1:8 

Are you a "worker bee" active in your local church, but the leader of no specific ministry?  Register now to attend this day of learning. You are sure to be inspired and renewed as you connect and grow in grace with other UM's throughout the EC District. 

Click HERE for complete information.  Click HERE for color brochure of session topics.  Click HERE to get your Imagine No Malaria Free Throw sponsorship form.
 
This FREE leadership training event is designed to inspire and equip laity, lay staff, and clergy. Anyone interested in the life of the church should plan to attend.
Free Throw Fundraiser to benefit Imagine No Malaria   
Participate in a Free Throw Shooting Contest at the EC Leadership event on February 7th to end malaria!

All shooters will get FIVE attempts at a Free Throw.  Shooters are asked to get sponsors for every basket they make.  If you're not a shooter, perhaps you can be a supporter?  Find a Free Throw shooter from your church and sponsor them.  All money raised by an individual for the Free Throw contest will be turned in to their church and go towards their church's INM Goal!
 
Click HERE to get your Imagine No Malaria Free Throw sponsorship form. 
Rev. Dr. Bob Bushong to become EC District Superindent July 1st 
Rev. Dr. Bob Bushong, a longtime pastor in the Orlando area who currently leads First UMC, Winter Park, will become superintendent of the East Central District.  He will follow Rev. Annette Stiles Pendergrass, who is in her second year as East Central District Superintendent and previously served five years leading the North Central District.

Congratulations and welcome Bob on your new appointment.  We look forward to partnering in ministry with you.

Thank you Annette for your strong and faithful leadership in the EC District.  We wish you God's blessings as you return to the local church to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

Click HERE to read the complete article and other leadership changes:  Bishop announces leadership changes January 19, 2015. 
A Message from Alice Williams, District Lay Leader 
Wow, is it just me or does this year seem to be off and running at an alarming rate?  And to add to the mix, it seems like things are changing all around!  From friends and family who are experiencing career changes or health challenges to movement of beloved clergy within our District, change is truly in the air.  I recently had the opportunity to attend the Mission Impact weekend at Bethune Cookman which was an awesome event that really helped to put into perspective the notion God does indeed call us to serve in both our local communities as well as in far reaching places.  February 7th is the District Training event where we will have the opportunity to grow our skills and talents so that we are better able to serve the world around us, and I'm hoping that you will be able to join in this great event.  Each year it continues to grow in attendance as well as in the variety of training opportunities available, and has become one of my favorite EC District events.

There is a lot of change in the air but I have to be honest, I kinda like it, because with change comes new opportunities and new experiences.  That said, I'm also glad that we are anchored in the grace of God who's steadfast love does indeed endure forever.
 
See you on the 7th!
Alice
100% Apportionment Giving in 2014
Congratulations and thank you to the following churches that paid 100% of their 2014 Connectional Giving.
Asbury UMC, Maitland
First UMC, Winter Park
Azalea Park UMC, OrlandoFlagler Beach UMC
Barnett Memorial UMC, EnterpriseForest Hills UMC, DeLand
Bear Lake UMC, ApopkaGrace UMC, Lake Mary
Broadway UMC, OrlandoLake Helen UMC
Community of Faith UMC, DavenportLakeside Fellowship UMC, Sanford
Community UMC, Daytona BeachLife Song UMC, Orlando
Community UMC, DeBaryMontverde UMC
Conway UMC, OrlandoOrange City UMC
Coronado Community UMC, NSBOsteen UMC
Covenant UMC, Port OrangePalm Coast UMC
Deleon Springs UMCPierson UMC
Edgewater UMCSanlando UMC, Longwood
Faith UMC, OrlandoSpring of Life UMC, Orlando
First UMC, ApopkaSt. Joseph UMC, DeLand
First UMC, ClermontSt. Luke's UMC, Orlando
First UMC, DeLandSt. Andrews UMC, Winter Park
First UMC, KissimmeeStewart Memorial UMC, Daytona Bch
First UMC, OrlandoTomoka UMC, Ormond Beach
First UMC, OviedoTrinity UMC, DeLand
First UMC, Port OrangeTuskawilla UMC, Casselberry
First UMC, St CloudUniversity Carillon UMC, Oviedo
First UMC, Winter GardenZellwood UMC
Worker's Comp Audit due by February 20th
In order to comply with State of Florida requirements related to workers' compensation coverage, we ask that you complete the brief online payroll form, located on the link below.  Please review your payroll records (941's etc) for the calendar year 2014
and complete the form as accurately as possible.  Please note that your responses will not affect your worker's compensation insurance costs for 2015 as this updated information is simply required to comply with State of Florida regulations.  The Survey will be open until February 20th.

Click HERE for the Worker's Compensation Payroll Survey. 
Reports due March 31st

As a reminder, the following reports are due into the district office by March 31st via
snail mail/fax/email.  scan/email to flumc-ec2@flumc.org or fax to 386-259-5762.
Report
Committee Responsible
Child Youth Protection Policy
SPRC
Fiscal Responsibility & Management Policy
Finance
Clergy Employee Conduct Policy
SPRC
Adoption of Employee Conduct Policy
SPRC
Annual Parsonage Report
Trustees
 
The following reports are submitted online - do not send a hardcopy to the district.  You can locate them on your church dashboard under forms.  
Report
Committee Responsible
Fund Balance
Finance
Disaster Recovery Resource Survey
Disaster Coordinator or Trustee

The church needs to get a signed Local Church Employee form signed by each employee and keep in personnel files -- the district does not get them.


You can find instructions and other pertinent information by clicking the link(s) above or going to the conference website, www.flumc2.org,  and click on 2015 Reports Due at the bottom of the page.

Upon completion, please submit copies only, originals should remain in the church office.  Preference is for you to snail mail all reports at one time to the district office to arrive by March 31st.

Please do not wait until the last minute to complete the above reports, your timely submission is appreciated.  If you need assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us - (Janet) jkelley@flumc.org or (Claudia) flumc-ec2@flumc.org.

Church Anniversaries!

According to records in the Florida Conference Archives, the following churches in the East Central District are celebrating significant anniversaries this year and will be recognized at annual conference.

150th Shingle Creek, Kissimmee
125th Christ, Sanford
100th DeLeon Springs

If your church should be included, please notify Nell Thrift at thriftmail@aol.com or 863-680-4992. 
Disaster Preparedness Coordinator - Jeff Campbell
"There's no time like the present." How many times have you heard or said this? I, myself, struggle with this every month in getting my articles to the newsletter on time. We often make plans with the best of intentions, yet when it comes down to it something comes along and crowds out our "intentions" and sometimes our plans never even see the light of day. I've heard it said that today is called the present because it is a gift from God. We shouldn't squander such an opportunity. Also, we only get one today. Yesterday is gone and tomorrow is uncertain. We make plans but it is only by the will of God that those plans are carried out. If there is something that you've been meaning to do or haven't yet found the time to do, take the time to ask yourself "Why haven't I done this?" "How important is this really?" I've put off starting projects and put relationships in a lower priority column because I felt that there would always be time to enjoy these later. I've missed many blessings by not pursuing what's most important to me.

Now is the time to take inventory of all those promises and plans you've made to yourself but haven't quite found the time to implement. Are you missing out on blessings because you felt like these things can be taken care of later? Don't let the time pass you by to receive a blessing. We only have a certain amount of days in our lives which only God knows. Don't waste a day by waiting until later to take care of that item you've thought about doing. You might not get another chance. Whether you're thinking about making your disaster plan, calling your parent or child, or telling your wife (or husband, ladies) that you love them. There's no time like the present.
Love Letters to benefit Imagine No Malaria
February 14, 2015 - Peace UMC
Peace United Methodist Church announces a benefit dessert performance of A. R. Gurney's play Love Letters to benefit Imagine No Malaria on Valentine's Day, February 14, 2015, at 7:00 pm at the church, 13502 Town Loop Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32837.

It's the perfect way to spend Valentine's Day! The Rev. LeeAnn Inman, lead pastor of Peace UMC, and her husband, Tom Wilkinson, will perform the two-character play. Currently enjoying a successful revival on Broadway, Love Letters, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for drama in 1990, centers on the lifelong friendship between Melissa (who becomes an artist) and Andrew (who enters politics) as told through a series of letters, notes and cards exchanged over 50 years.

Complimentary Valentine's desserts will be served at intermission. Suggested donation is $10 per person, $5 for students. To reserve tickets please email churchoffice@peaceumcorlando.org or call Peace UMC at 407-438-8947.
Imagine No Malaria is a denomination-wide initiative of the United Methodist Church to eradicate malaria in sub-Saharan Africa. For more information on Imagine No Malaria, click here or email Kylie Foley, Florida field coordinator.

The play is produced by special arrangements with Dramatists' Play service, and is appropriate for audiences age 13 through adult.
Lay Servant Ministries
March 13 & 14, 2015 - Sanlando UMC
A Weekend of Lay Leadership Learning
Servant Leadership Equipping Encounter

Sanlando UMC
Friday, March 13th 5:00PM - 8:30PM
Saturday, March 14th 8:30AM - 4:30PM

Lay Servant training prepares lay people to be in ministry through caring, communication and leadership. The key emphasis of Lay Servant training is to equip people to teach, do visitation, lead committees and leadership teams, lead small group ministry and grow in personal understanding of God's call on their life.

Complete Course Selections to be announced soon.



We are excited to offer Lead Like Jesus: Servant Leadership Equipping Encounter to help leaders become better equipped to lead in their local ministry setting. This course will be taught by Jim Boesch, the new EC District Lay Servant Ministry Director. Jim has been facilitating workshop and coaching events with this Ken Blanchard founded Lead Like Jesus equipping ministry over the past 4 years with both Clergy and Lay leaders at the local church, district and conference levels of our national Methodist Church community.  Contact Jim Boesch at jimboesch68@gmail.com if you have any questions.

We exist to glorify God by inspiring and equipping people to LEAD LIKE JESUS.

Save the Date!!  Information & Registration coming soon!
Run 4 Life 4 Miler
May 16, 2015 - Florida United Methodist Children's Home 
The 5th Annual Run 4 Life will take place at 7:30 am, Saturday, May 16th.  This is a 4 mile race that starts and finishes at The Florida United Methodist Children's Home in Enterprise. Run 4 Life is a non-profit organization developed to help fund suicide awareness and prevention programs throughout Central Florida.  The main beneficiary of this run is FUMCH which has programs and substance abuse programs to help their children cope.  Run or walk...come join us on May 16th!  Click HERE for the Run 4 Life website where you may register online or print and mail in your registration.  
Day on Campus
March 21, 2015 - Florida United Methodist Children's Home 
The Florida United Methodist Children's Home is just over a month away from their annual "Day on Campus" slated for Saturday, March 21st.  


Schedule of Events
9:00am...........Gates Open - Tour Campus
11:00am..........Program in Gymnasium
Noon...............Picnic Lunch under the Big Top
Campus Tours Resume

Call 386-668-5088 or visit www.allchildrenfirst.org for more information.  New this year, guests can register online at www.fumch.org/RSVP.  *Please RSVP by Monday, March 9th.

Come see and learn the latest about what God is doing for the ministry of the Children's Home.
Open Hearts Foster Parenting
Kevin Evers, Community Development Coordinator 
Mark 10:13-16 (ESV)
13 And they were bringing children to him that he might touch them, and the disciples rebuked them. 14 But when Jesus saw it, he was indignant and said to them, "Let the children come to me; do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God. 15 Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it." 16 And he took them in his arms and blessed them, laying his hands on them.

As I read this scripture from the New Testament, I think of the privilege I have of being a father of four beautiful children. Our children have blessed my wife, Carla, and I beyond measure. Children are God's gift to us. Jesus knew this even on His way to the cross, as we read in this passage from Mark, Jesus made time to stop and love them and bless them.

Click HERE to read entire article.

Celebrate Jesus 2015 Summer Missions 
July 25 - August 1:  Orlando Area Mission 

You and your church family are invited to join us at the next Monthly Prayer Gathering for the Orlando Area Mission on Thursday, February 12, from 7-8 pm, at Community United Methodist Church, 4921 South Hwy 17-92, Casselberry, FL  32707; phone (407) 831-3777. We will pray for our churches, pastors and leaders, the communities around our churches, and the teams that will come to help us visit our neighbors during Mission Week next summer (July 25-August 1). 

All are invited to come pray, even if you are not part of a host church.
Learning Opportunities 
Understanding Cultural Intelligence (CQ) Workshop
February 20, 2015 - St. Luke's UMC, Orlando 
The Florida Conference Office of Missional Engagement and St. Luke's UMC are co- hosting this CQ Workshop on February 20th from 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm at St. Luke's UMC.

This unique workshop comes out of the ground-breaking book Serving With Eyes Wide Open by David Livermore that is being read by mission teams across the country.  This particular training take a course that has been offered to the business world for years and puts in it a Christian based context.  This training will be particularly helpful to any mission team participant, mission directors, persons serving on committees or task forces related to missions or global partnerships, mission team leaders, local mission council lay members, and those serving in cross-cultural settings locally.

A great event for only $40!  (Fee includes dinner and a personalized assessment compiled after your responses prior to the event.)  You will leave with an action plan to increase your cultural intelligence.  Fee assistance available.

There will also be a train-the-trainers session on Saturday, February 21st for an additional $160.  If you would like to be a trainer, you have the option to select once you click on "click here to register" button at the bottom of the St. Luke's website.
The workshop will be facilitated by Matthew Rawlins of Blue Sage Strategies, Littleton, Colorado.  
 
For more information, contact Dorothea Lea at 407-876-4991 ext 347 or dlee@st.lukes.org or visit the St. Luke's website.
Theology Weekend 2015
February 14 & 15 , 2015 - First UMC, Orlando
Focus on Process Theology:  Can Faith & Science Coincide?
featuring Dr. John B. Cobb, Jr.

An American theologian, philosopher, and environmentalist, Cobb is often regarded as the preeminent scholar in the field of process philosophy and process theology.  Through Dr. Cobb's sessions we will begin to understand how there can be a unified area of thought in relation to science and other world religions.

Click HERE for more information. 
Real Ideas Conference 2015
March 5-6, 2015 - Van Dyke UMC, Lutz
Keynote speakers to include:  Rev. Dennis Blackwell, Rev. Jessica LaGrone, Rev. Jim Cowart, Rev. Jennifer Coward, Rev. Matthew Harsfield, and Rev. Jorge Acevedo.

Early Bird rate ending Feb. 6th.  Check out the Website for more details! 
Five-Day Academy for Spiritual Formation
March 8-13, 2015 - Life Enrichment Center 

The theme this year will be "Wisdom from Above" and will feature faculty leadership from both Jewish and Christian perspectives.  Click Here for the brochure with the speakers bio's and topics.

Remember, the LEC offers an amazing setting, the Academy Community and rhythm as an Oasis of fellowhsip and hospitality provide excellent resources for an opportunity for formation.  Recall also that continuing education credit from both the conference and the Global Board are available to you.  Scholarships are also available if that is a need. 

Around The Conference 
The Journeys of Paul with Bishop Carter
November 7, 2015 
The pilgrimage to Israel in May 2014 with my friend, the beloved teacher Bob Tuttle, and friends from across the Florida Conference and beyond was a wonderful time of fellowship.  I would like to invite you to join me as we sail through the Mediterranean following in the Footsteps of the Apostle Paul.  I am excited to have Dr. Waite Willis join us from Florida Southern College as our Guest Speaker.  I am inviting pastors, teachers, and members of our churches to join us in this profound experience of travel, study, worship and fellowship aboard the Rhapsody of the Seas.  I hope you will make this pilgrimage with us in 2015!

Bishop Ken Carter
Florida Conference
United Methodist Church 

Click Here for more details and to view a video.
2015 Property & Casualty Insurance
We are pleased to announce that the Florida Annual Conference has again experienced a successful property and casualty insurance program renewal. For the sixth consecutive year we have renewed the program with no increase in premium.

While your individual church allocation may vary from the prior year (due to local factors such as property appraisals, added vehicles, added buildings, additional payroll, etc.), the overall cost of the insurance program for 2015 is exactly the same as the prior five years.

The 2015 invoices are now online and can be accessed on the Conference Dashboard at http://www.flumc2.org/monthly_reports.asp, Choose "PC/Workers Comp" from the drop-down menu and enter your church's GCFA number. A packet of additional insurance information will be mailed to you in the next few days which will include the 2015 insurance summary of coverages. Go to your church dashboard to access your coverage and make updates on-line.


As in years past, if your insurance allocation is paid in full by 2/28/15, you will receive a 2% discount off of the billed amount. 

Camping Sunday
February 22, 2015 

Camping Sunday is a chance to celebrate the Florida United Methodist Conference tradition of camp and retreat ministry.  We hope you and your congregation will celebrate the third annual Camping Sunday by setting aside February 22nd (or another day that works for your congregation in your local church to raise scholarship funds and awareness of our Conference's four camp and retreat facilities:  Centenary Camp in Northwest Florida, Riverside Retreat in Southwest Florida and the Life Enrichment Center and Warren W. Willis Camp in Central Florida.  Our camping and retreat ministries serve children, youth and adults on a year-round basis.  Click HERE to watch a video about the difference our camps are making.

Foundation hires new president
Rev. Mark Becker, senior pastor of Saint Paul's UMC, Tallahassee, is selected.

He's been a junior officer on a nuclear submarine, a financial analyst with IBM and a local church pastor.  Now Rev. Mark Becker will take the helm of the Florida United Methodist Foundation as its president, effective March 1.

Becker will continue until then as senior pastor at Saint Paul's UMC, Tallahassee, while Scott Davidson remains as the foundation's interim president.  Click Here for complete article. 
10th Annual Native American Ministry Gathering
April 17 - April 19 - Life Enrichment Center
2015 Sinclair Scholarships 
Now is time to apply for 2015 Sinclair Scholarships

The Florida United Methodist Foundation is accepting applications for the Sinclair Scholarship for United Methodist Youth. Applicants must be full and active members of a Florida United Methodist Church, have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher, and have a record of church and community service. They must be planning to attend a Florida or a United Methodist college or university in the fall of 2015.

Scholarship awards range from $2,000 to $3,000 per year and are renewable for up to four years for students who remain in good standing.  Deadline for applications is March 9, 2015.  Visit the Foundation website at www.fumf.org.


Note to churches: Click HERE for scholarship poster. We hope you will post it and/or let current high school seniors in your church know about this scholarship opportunity. For more information, call (866) 363-9683 or email Foundation@fumf.org.

2015 United Methodist Connectional Federal Credit Union Scholarship 
UMC FCU offers four $1000 scholarships every year, one for each of our four Conferences (Alabama-West Florida, Florida, North Georgia, and South Georgia). Eligible candidates must be between the ages of 17-35 and a member of UMC FCU. Click the link below for the application and complete guidelines.
Warren W. Willis Retreats & Summer Camp
Check out Warren W. Willis for many opportunities to reflect and fellowship.

Classic Summer Camp
, June - August 2015   

Confirmation Retreats
February & March 2015

Created By God
, April 2015 
LEC Family Programs
Want to help create meaningful experiences for your church's families this year?  Want to encourage your parents to be more active in their kids' spiritual lives?  Be sure they know about LECFamily programs!

Dad and Me Weekend - April 10-12 
Grandparents and Me - June 15-18; July 13-16 
Family Camp - June 12-14; July 17-19
Mom and Me Weekend - September 18-20 

Email Melissa at melissa@lecfamily.org if you're interested in a group discount for your church's families! 
#pictureLent  
What is your church doing to journey through Lent together?  Churches loved #pictureadvent so much that we have developed #pictureLent resources for 2015 for you and your church.
 
Visit www.lecfamily.org/lent to get all the information on:
  • Daily Devotions
  • The Photo Challenge
  • Youth and Family Resources
  • Preaching Resources
  • Much More! 

Sign up and let us know you're a church leader to receive info on all the great church resources available.

 

Questions?  Contact Rev. Melissa Cooper at melissa@lecfamily.org
Delegation Nominations closes February 15th!
Members hearing God's call to serve the Florida Conference as delegates to the General Conference and Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference in 2016 can self-nominate NOW! Click here to find out how to apply. 

Nine clergy and nine lay delegates will be elected for each of those conferences at the Florida Annual Conference event in June 2015 at Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach.  Seven alternates from each category also will be chosen.
 
The nomination window for those who want their information included in the Annual Conference 2015 workbook will remain open until February 15, 2015, according to rules adopted at this year's Annual Conference. New for this election, people will also be given a few hours to throw their hat in the ring at the start of Annual Conference 2015.
District Calendar of Events
                                              
February 2015
February 7: East Central District Annual Leadership Training - 8:00am-1:00pm First UMC, Oviedo
February 7: Free Throw Shooting Contest - Imagine No Malaria at above event
February 12: EC dCOM Training - 9:30am - 1:30pm Asbury UMC, Maitland Cancelled
February 16: Final date for all clergy & observer LPLI surveys to be submitted to Lewis Center.
February 26: EC District Leadership Team Mtg - 10:00am-12:00pm - FUMCH Hardin Hall Boardroom
February 26: EC Clergy Peer Group Leaders Mtg - 12-1:30pm - FUMCH Hardin Hall Boardroom

March 2015
March 3-5: Young Clergy Stewardship Academy - First UMC, Lakeland
March 4-6: Plowpoint Ministry Training - location TBA
March 12: EC District Leadership Team Mtg - 10:00am-12:00pm - District Office
March 13 & 14: EC Lay Servant Ministry Training - Sanlando UMC - Fri 5-8:30pm Sat. 8:30-4:00pm
March 21: UMW Spring Day Apart - Riverview UMC
March 26: EC dCOM - 9:00am-4:00pm Asbury UMC, Maitland

April 2015
April 3: Good Friday District Office Closed
April 5: EASTER!!!
April 7: EC NCD Mtg - 11:30am - 1:30pm - Sanlando UMC, Longwood
April 12: Children's Week in Tallahassee
April 23: EC dCOM - 9:00am-4:00pm Asbury UMC, Maitland
April 25: World Malaria Day

May 2015
May 3: Announcement Sunday
May 7: EC District Leadership Team Mtg - 10:00am-12:00pm - District Office
May 14: EC Clergy Meeting - 9am-1pm - Lunch included - FUMCH Gym
May 23: UMW "President's Lunch" - Grace UMC Lake Mary
May 27: Extension Ministry Gathering with Bishop Carter & Wayne Wiatt - 9am -4pm Bethany Retreat Center, Lutz, FL
May 28: EC dCOM - 9:00am-4:00pm Asbury UMC, Maitland

June 2015
June 10 - 13, 2015: Annual Conference - Bethune-Cookman University, Daytona Beach
June 25: EC dCOM - 9:00am-4:00pm Asbury UMC, Maitland
June 30: Florida Conference Moving Day

July 2015
July 9-12: UMW Mission U - Bethune Cookman University
July 10 - 11: Candidacy Retreat

August 2015
August 27: EC dCOM - 9:00am-4:00pm Asbury UMC, Maitland

September 2015
September 19: UMW Mission Sampler - First Pine Hills, Orlando
September 24: EC dCOM - 9:00am-4:00pm Asbury UMC, Maitland

October 2015
October 17: UMW District Annual Meeting - Location TBD
October 29: EC dCOM - 9:00am-4:00pm Asbury UMC, Maitland

November 2015
November 19: EC dCOM - 9:00am-4:00pm Asbury UMC, Maitland

December 2015
December 17: EC dCOM - 9:00am-4:00pm Asbury UMC, Maitland

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How can you Imagine a World with NO Malaria, if you already believe you live in One?

Text MALARIA FLA to 27722 to give $10 to the United Methodist Communications Imagine No Malaria program.  
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