AC Happenings

 Prayer and Listening Gatherings

Dear Pastors,

I will be touring through our District to have a Prayer and Listening Gathering following General Conference. I would invite you to pick one of the dates that best suits your schedule. 

D.S. Prayer and Listen Gathering Services:

March 4th:

              Suntree UMC, 9:00-10:00 a.m.

              First Titusville, 11:00-12:00 p.m.

              First Port Orange, 2:00-3:00 p.m.

March 5th:

              First Melbourne, 8:45-9:45 a.m.

              First Vero, 2:00-3:00 p.m.

March 6th:

              UMC of the Palm Beaches, 9:00-10:00 a.m.

              First Hobe Sound, 11:00-12:00 p.m.




Five Day Academy


The Five-Day Academy for Spiritual Formation team is pleased to announce that registration is open for the 2019 Academy to be held March 10-15, 2019 at the Life Enrichment Retreat Center in Fruitland Park.

The Academy is a program of the Upper Room and The Florida Conference.  Faculty members this year will be Ray Buckley, who is Director of Native People Communication Office of UMCom, Director of Connectional Ministries and Native Discipleship for the Alaska Missionary Conference and Kathryn Damiano, a Quaker and lifelong contemplative.  She has served as spiritual director at Pendle Hill, a Quaker center for study and contemplation.

The descriptive brochure and more details for this opportunity are available at


District Orientations

District orientations will include a report from two delegation members regarding GC 2019, an introduction of nominees for GC 2020, a review of how to use the voting equipment, a review of the five resolutions to Annual Conference, a review of the budget, and a review of any other significant issues before the conference.  Orientation videos will also be available.

AC District:
Sunday May 19th, 5:30 PM - Suntree, Melbourne

and for our southern district churches that will find this to be a closer location, see below

SE District:
Saturday May 11th, 10:00 AM - Ft. Lauderdale area
Sunday May 12th, 4:30 PM - Central Dade (translated in Spanish)









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