OCALA FIRST CONNECTION
June 2021
UPCOMING EVENTS
The Executive Committee invites all congregation members to a forum on Wednesday, June 9 at 6:00 pm in the Family Life Center. The purpose of the forum is for our leadership to share guidelines and expectations of how our congregation will move forward with discussions and discernment regarding General Conference 2022. Our leaders will outline a process for engagement on the critical issues before us that allows for the presence of the Holy Spirit to move and work in a manner of peace, understanding, grace and reconciliation for all. The forum will also be an opportunity for congregation members to engage our Executive Committee leaders with questions and comments related to our process for moving forward.
2021 FLORIDA ANNUAL CONFERENCE
June 11-12, 2021

The Conference will start live webcasts with the virtual laity session on Friday, June 11, then stream all plenary sessions and worship services.
 
We invite interested members of our church to follow the virtual annual conference online. Just go to flumc.org/aclive, or bookmark www.flumc.org/livestream-annual-conference-2021 to watch the live webcast of the 2021 Florida Annual Conference.
 
Webcast Schedule 
Times subject to change due to pending business
 
FRIDAY MORNING (JUNE 11)
9:00–10:30 am — Laity Session
10:45–12:00 pm — Plenary Session
 
FRIDAY AFTERNOON (JUNE 11)
1:00–2:15 pm — Plenary Session
2:30–2:55 pm — Retirement Recognition
3:00–3:55 pm — Plenary Session
4:00–5:00 pm — Service of Remembrance
 
SATURDAY MORNING (JUNE 12)
9:00–11:30 am — Plenary Session 
 
SATURDAY AFTERNOON (JUNE 12)
1:00–1:30 pm — Local Pastor Recognition
2:00–3:00 pm — Commissioning Service
3:30–5:00 pm — Ordination Service*

*Including our own, Emily Edwards Shughart!
MISSIONS AND SERVICE
FAMILY MINISTRIES
SUMMER SERVICE WEEK
June 14-18
4th-12th Grade
Club 45 and the Youth Group will be doing a local service week in June! Service activities will be in the morning and devotional and group fun activities will be in the afternoon. Click here to register!
WARREN WILLIS CAMP
July 5th-10th
4th-12th Grade

Contact Shannon or Kylie for more information or to sign up!

Treehouse Tuesday Newsletter
Each week we send out a newsletter from Treehouse Kids and Treehouse Kids Jr. If you would like to receive the weekly news from our Family Ministries' Team, contact Shannon Vianello. (352.622.3244) or shannon.vianello@gmail.com.

Check out the latest news from Family Ministries online!

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ROOTED YOUTH MINISTRY
6th-12th Grades
Coming Up: MINI GOLF! Thursday, June 10th at 5:45 PM at Easy Street. Please RSVP to Kylie by Monday, June 7th!

Check out the latest news from the Youth Group!

MUSIC
TRADITIONAL WORSHIP
Save the Date!
  • SPECIAL MUSIC - Handbell Solo by Elaine McCreary during our 11 am worship on June 13th
  • Final Choir Rehearsal - June 23rd
  • Choir Kick-Off - August 21st

CONTEMPORARY WORSHIP
We celebrate and give thanks for these volunteers who offer their musical talents to God and our congregation through our Praise Band:

Lane Redrick • Marcus Chandler • Teri Keepers • Lori Cotton • Riley Henry • Jamie Stephens • Amy Seefeldt • Fay Redrick • Matt Branch • Andy Long • Jolee Labrador • Dan Shorb

We are equally grateful for those who work tirelessly behind the scenes on our Tech Team to make our 9 am service look and sound amazing for those in-person and online:

Betsy & Phil Bledsoe • Kylie & Kenneth Haskins • Dale Seefeldt
Mike Walker • Jaden Labrador

Interested in helping out behind the scenes with our tech team? We are always in need of more volunteers. Please be in touch with David Bedenbaugh and we will get you plugged in!
CONGREGATION UPDATES
If you weren't able to join us for our General Conference Information Session in May, you can watch the recording of the session below!
Pastors David and Anne are on vacation from Monday, June 14th through Friday, July 2nd. If you experience a pastoral emergency, are in need of pastoral care, or have updates to the church prayer list, please call the church office at 352-622-3244.

We are grateful to the Rev. Ron McCreary for covering pastoral care during this time, as well as his leadership in worship and preaching.
FIND US ONLINE!
Visit our webpage for updates, sermon videos and more!
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