District Announcements



All NW District clergy are asked to attend a mandatory clergy meeting with the DS. Please plan to attend one of these two times:

Tuesday, April 10 at Deer Lake UMC Tallahassee or Wednesday, April 11 at Wesley Memorial in Lake City.

Both meetings will be from 9:30 -11:30 AM. Pastors with a "Local" designation will stay for lunch and Local Pastor Evaluation.

"Local" pastors must let Registrar Elizabeth Flynn know which meeting you will attend. or 386/290-6887.



Announcement Sunday for Pastor Appointments is April 15. On that day ALL churches should make an announcement in worship services either announcing that your pastor is being retained for another year OR announcing who your new pastor will be. If you have any doubt about your pastor's status, contact your Staff Parish Committee Chair Person or the NW District Office at 850/386-2154.



Come join New Life UMC in Tallahassee for spiritual rejuvenation and fellowship during Spring Revival on April 17-18, featuring Rev. Harold Lewis, Sr., St. Mark UMC Lakeland and Tyler Temple UMC, Tampa. Rev. Lewis is the former Director of Justice & Multicultural Ministries for the Florida Conference. Services will begin nightly at 7 PM.



The Clothes Closet located at Calvary United Methodist Church, 218 Ausley Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32304, 576-3124, is sponsoring a spaghetti dinner and
all the proceeds will go to repay the loan for the storage shed purchased for the Closet.
WHAT: Spaghetti Dinner, all you can eat
WHERE: Fellowship Hall at Calvary UMC
WHEN: Saturday, April 21, 2018
COST: (Aduls) $8.00 for the dinner, which includes drink and dessert
(Children under 6) $4.00 for dinner, which includes drink and dessert
If you have already purchased a ticket, just present it at the door and you will receive either a dine-in plate or, if you choose, Carry Out will be available.
No ticket? No problem! Tickets will be available at the door of the Fellowship Hall.
We look forward to seeing you there. Please come and bring your friends.



You are invited to the New Building Consecration Service on Saturday, April 21 at 11 AM with Bishop Ken Carter. A luncheon and tour of the property will follow the service. To learn more, go to:  Please RSVP to Christina Pacelle at or 850/222-2051.



Dedication Day at the Ranch 2018 - During this year, we have seen the construction of both the Chapel and the Counseling and Support Services Center
(CSSC) on the campus of the Madison Youth Ranch. Both of these have been the result of years of prayers and support. On May 5, 2018, the Ranch will be
hosting Dedication Day at the Ranch to celebrate the official opening of these two new buildings.
The schedule of the day is as follows:
10:30 am - Gates will open, with campus tours commencing.
11:30 am - Program to dedicate the Chapel and CSSC.
12:00 pm - Picnic lunch on campus. Tours resume after lunch.

The CSSC will provide space for the therapists to provide treatment for the children, as well as meeting & training space for staff. It will serve as the
administrative hub of the Madison campus. The Center even includes a storm shelter for the children in case of inclement weather. The Chapel has a
multipurpose worship space, allowing for varied worship experiences for the campus. It has an A/V system that will allow for the use of various
multimedia resources. Additionally, the stained glass windows in the Chapel tell the story of the Christian faith, inviting the children to see themselves as a part
of it. 

We hope you will plan to be at this historic day as we celebrate these dreams becoming a reality. In order to accommodate our visitors, we ask that you
please RSVP by Friday, April 20, 2018. To RSVP, you may visit, or call 386.668.5088


June 7-9, 2018

Florida Southern College
111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr. 
Lakeland, FL 33801

District Lay Delegates are still needed to attend the Annual Conference (at your own expense). Please call the District office if interested.











Donate here to the Florida Conference Hurricane Irma Fund to help churches

and the neighborhoods that surround them. Volunteer yourself or to bring a team to

help with the recovery. Together, with God, we are bigger!



Contact Us

The Florida Conference of The United Methodist Church

450 Martin L King Jr Ave
Lakeland, FL 33815

(863) 688-5563 or toll free (800) 282-8011