United Methodists are invited to sustain the spirit of Thanksgiving into the Advent season. On December 3, 2013, as part of UMC #GivingTuesday, gifts made online to any project through The Advance will be matched.
"There is no bad people around here." That was the answer from a farmer in the community of El Mamey, in Eastern Cuba, when my husband and I asked for a place to leave our rental car in what appeared to be an unsafe area. Read more...
For the second consecutive year, teenagers representing several churches in the South West district go to Youth Conference at Camp Canaan, Cuba. Read their inspirational testimonies here.
Pasadena Community Church members recall the early beginnings of this heart-warning report recently sent to their Global Mission Ministry team.
I recently attended the Angola Connection where I met some of the most extraordinary missionaries I've ever met. In this blog, medical missionary Betty Bridgman and Methodist educator Ed LeMaster share memories of their days in Angola.
A team of five teenagers and two adults representing different churches in the Southwest district of the Florida Conference participates at the Youth Conference at Camp Canaan, Cuba.
Bishop Ken Carter and leaders of the Florida Conference visit Cuba for the celebration of 130 years of Methodism in the island. (Taken from the Florida Conference Connection)
Construction moves forward at the Boys Boarding House in Quessua, as a new roof is being installed and a team of volunteers from Florida gets ready to travel to Angola.
Global Ministries seeks missionaries to serve within the global Methodist connection in a variety of roles and ministries around the world. Currently, they are seeking qualified candidates who wish to explore a call to mission service in the Latin American and Caribbean regions.
Nate and Elinda Steury are very excited about God's call to ministry in Zambia under the umbrella of United Methodist Volunteers in Mission. Let us keep them in our prayers as they start a new chapter of service at Kafakumba Training Center on June 4, 2013.
Jet lag usually is a significant inconvenience on mission trips to distant time zones. On our recent trip to Zambia (April 1-11), however, jet lag proved to be a major blessing. Read more...
Katie Yaun, a new UMVIM volunteer from the Florida Conference, will be working with Mision Fronteras for about 9 months, launching and directing the new Teach the Teachers Program to improve English language skills throughout the region. Read how she got here in her own words.
"Say a Prayer, Send a Note" encouraging churches and individuals across the Florida Conference to support our missionaries by praying for them and by sending notes of appreciation for their service. We are featuring today missionaries Alex and Brenda Awad, Gordon and Teca Greathouse, and E. and B. Barte.
The Florida Conference is blessed to have several individual volunteers that minister around the world on GBGM or UMVIM vetted projects. Sarah Rosenburg is one of them, serving at Renewed Hope Missions in the Dominican Republic.
Each year we hold an event called the Holy Spirit Encounter (HSE) at the New Life Center. The HSE is an important time for building up and encouraging the leaders of the United Methodist Church in Zambia. Read more about this exciting event here.
The Garcias continue to promote and lead the way for community engagement in the Quessua mission station. Read their most recent letter here.
February 2013 Newsletter
New Ladies’ Group
We are very proud of all the youth we have integrated in our church, but at the same time, we realize how important it is to reach all age groups. Happily we now have six women who have...
In light of the United Methodist News Service story recently posted on the Florida Conference Connection concerning the suspension of funds for the East Africa Annual Conference, I thought it would be beneficial to point out to our readers in the Florida Conference that the East Africa Conference of the UMC, which includes Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda and South Sudan, is not the same as the East Angola Conference of the UMC. The decision of the General Board of Global Ministries to suspend all funding to the East Africa Conference does not affect our East Angola/Florida Partnership.
This year several missionaries with covenant relationships in the Florida Conference are/will be in the US for itineration. When these missionaries travel through our conference, they are available to visit not only their covenant churches but also other churches that are interested in hearing firsthand what God is doing around the world through missionary service.
Thomas G. Kemper is the General Secretary of the General Board of Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church. In his January letter, he shares his commitment to the US-2 and young adult Mission Intern programs.
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