Florida Annual Conference

Worship
The First United Methodist Church in Denton, Texas, joins in worship on June 6, the first time the sanctuary had been used for that purpose since the COVID-19 pandemic forced building closures all over the U.S. Photo by Sam Hodges, UM News.

Churches urged to relaunch, not just reopen

The spirit of innovation seen in the COVID-19 pandemic needs to continue and deepen, church leadership experts say.
Church Leadership
The Rev. Chad Parmalee has found knitting, especially making items for others, a way to relax amid the stresses of pandemic ministry. Parmalee leads Chapel Hill United Methodist Church in Battle Creek, Mich. Photo by Roschenne Parmalee.

Clergy care a priority in pandemic year

Pastors, backed by annual conferences, have taken steps to prevent burnout during long public health emergency.
Mission and Ministry
A family from First United Methodist Church of Miami stands with a yard sign given to them by the church. Photo by Kipp Nelson, First United Methodist Church of Miami.

Modeling non-anxious leadership during pandemic

As the U.S. coronavirus death count mounts and the economy suffers, United Methodists bishops, pastors and chaplains keep reminding the faithful that God is with us.
General Church
The top portion of an incorporation application for “The Florida Methodist Church” filed Feb. 7, 2020. Three Florida Conference cabinet members filed the papers, although two later decided to remove their names. Document from the Florida Secretary of State’s office.

Cabinet members filed papers for new church group

Three Florida Conference leaders joined in incorporating ʽThe Florida Methodist Church,’ but two later decided not to help start an organization separate from The United Methodist Church.

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