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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.
Mission and Ministry
Vinicius Guimarães dos Santos, an educator with Shade and Fresh Water, an after-school ministry of the Methodist Church of Brazil, plays a game with some of the students at the Liberdade site in Brazil. The ministry is among many over the years receiving small grants through the Encounter with Christ in Latin America and the Caribbean Fund. Photo by Mark Greathouse, courtesy of Global Ministries.

Sustaining faith partnerships with Latin America

Through small grants, the Encounter with Christ fund has nurtured Methodist mission and relationships in 26 countries of Latin America and the Caribbean.
General Church
Bishop Kenneth H. Carter, president of the Council of Bishops, discusses the strained United Methodist connection in his presidential address at the bishops’ fall 2019 meeting in Lake Junaluska, N.C. He urged adopting a posture of convicted humility. Photo by Heather Hahn, UM News.

Bishops urged to act with convicted humility

At a time when the United Methodist connection is strained, the Council of Bishops president talked about ways to seek unity.
Mission and Ministry
Community members access water at new boreholes near United Methodist churches in the Uganda-South Sudan Conference. With the help of churches in Georgia and Florida, five boreholes were drilled in the East Africa Episcopal Area. Photos courtesy of the Rev. Isaac Kyambadde.

Boreholes bring ‘sigh of relief’ in Uganda

Churches in Georgia, Florida work with local United Methodists in East Africa Episcopal Area to provide clean water near United Methodist churches.

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