Florida Annual Conference

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.
Social Concerns
The Rev. Andy Oliver. Photo courtesy of Allendale United Methodist Church.

No resolution yet in same-sex wedding complaint

Efforts to reach a resolution in the complaint against a Florida pastor who performed the ceremony in March are continuing.
Annual Conferences
Clockwise from top left: Bishop Samuel J. Quire Jr., 2018 Liberia Annual Conference, photo by E Julu Swen; worship team at 2015 California-Nevada Annual Conference, photo by Koua Vang; chalices and bread at 2015 Dakotas Annual Conference, photo courtesy of the conference; Bishop Rosemarie Wenner, 2015 Germany South Annual Conference, photo by Klaus Ulrich Ruof; attendees of 2017 Kentucky Annual Conference, photo by Kathleen Barry.

Church future focus of annual conferences

Ministry with LGBTQ people could be the No. 1 topic at United Methodist annual conferences, judging from resolutions filed about this issue.

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