The East Central District
Annual Called to Serve
February 4, 2017; 7:45am-1:00pm at First UMC, Oviedo
Bishop Ken Carter will be the Keynote Speaker!
A Training Opportunity for All Local Church Laity...Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend!
This FREE district-wide learning event is designed to inspire and equip laity, lay staff, and clergy. The event includes a wide selection of classes to help folks grow and connect with other UMs throughout the East Central District. Expand your understanding of local church ministry. Learn and share new ways to be God's light in your community! Click HERE for a .pdf of the workshops listed in alphabetical order.
On-line registration closes February 1st.
Schedule for the Day:
7:45 AM Hospitality Gathering and Registration in the Gymnasium
8:30 AM Gather in Sanctuary
8:45 AM Welcome from Rev. Dr. Bob Bushong - Sanctuary
8:50 AM Keynote: Bishop Ken Carter
9:45 AM Dismiss to class sessions
9:50-11:10 AM Session I (80 minutes)
11:15-11:35 AM Break (snacks available - Gymnasium)
11:40-1:00 PM Session II (80 minutes)
1:00 PM Dismiss from Session II
Making MissionInsite Come Together
Who Is Your Neighbor? How Do You Connect with Them?
Join Tom Bandy on February 25, 2017
First UMC; 125 N. Interlachen Ave; Winter Park, FL 32789
8:45am - 12:30pm
8:30am - Gathering with light refreshments
The East Central District presents a morning with Tom Bandy. This is truly a unique opportunity--one that pastors and anyone involved with evangelism, missions or worship won't want to miss. Tom is the author of the 71 Lifestyle segment descriptions in Missioninsite's Mosaic Application Guide. He will demonstrate how you use that information in your church's local mission field. MissionInsite can be a wonderful ministry tool; come and learn how to use it. This information is for clergy and lay. Tom will have a Q & A session at the end of his presentation.
Tom is an internationally recognized consultant, conference speaker, and leadership coach for Christian organizations and faith-based non-profits. He is the president of Thriving Church Consulting, LLC. CLICK HERE to read his bio and a list of books by Rev. Bandy.
CLICK HERE to register for this event.
Apply Now for UMC FCU Scholarships for College Bound Students
The Florida United Methodist Connectional FCU is once again offering scholarships to 17-35 year-old college-bound students in our connection. Four winning applicants, one from each of our four conferences - Florida, North Georgia, South Georgia and Alabama-West Florida - will each receive a $1,000 scholarship. CLICK HERE for complete rules, an application, and full essay submission criteria. Deadline for submission is April 28, 2017
Applicants must be a credit union member in good standing. Eligible credit union members are: 1) members of the United Methodist Church in this conference, 2) employees of a United Methodist church or agency, or 3) an immediate family member of a UMC FCU member.
For additional questions, contact the Marietta, GA branch at 800-282-9368 or the Lakeland, FL branch at 866-687-2126.