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Current and Upcoming Events
 
 
 
August 25-26, 2017
Lay Servant Ministry Training in the Dothan District.  The event page is here.   
 
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August 27 & 28, 2017
Bible Conference at Christ United Methodist Church in Mobile, AL with guest speaker Jessica LaGrone speaking on "The Miracles of Jesus." For more information visit http://www.christumcmobile.com/bibleconference.
 
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September 2, 2017
Means of Grace | Day Apart for Spiritual Formation
The event page is here.  This is a two year program which offers a day apart every quarter where the participants will learn about John Wesley’s means of grace and their potential for spiritual transformation. The leadership team for this program has heard the call to co-labor with God and the local church in making of disciples for the transformation of the world. The first day apart will be an Introduction to the Means of Grace, the next six days apart will cover each of the six means of grace, and the final day apart of the two year program will be Celebrating the Means of Grace. Our hope is that each participant will not only learn about each of the means of grace or spiritual disciplines but will also experience them and will be able to implement them into their daily lives. Each day apart will be held at Blue Lake begin at 9:00 a.m. and end at 4:00 p.m. and will offer time for worship, learning, silence, fellowship, sharing a meal, and a chance to actually experience what is being taught. The schedule for each day apart is:
  • Introduction to the Means of Grace Saturday, September 2, 2017
  • Studying the Scriptures Saturday, November 18, 2017
  • Prayer Thursday, February 8, 2018
  • Fasting and Holy Living Saturday, May 19, 2018
  • The Sacraments Saturday, August 25, 2018
  • Christian Conferencing/Living in Covenant Community Thursday, November 15, 2018
  • Living Generously/Seeking Justice for All February 2019 (date to be determined)
  • Celebrating the Means of Grace May 2019 (date to be determined)
The cost for each day apart is $40.00. Ten private rooms have been reserved for each day apart. Should you desire to spend the night there will be an additional cost of $63.00, which includes supper. Breakfast the following morning is not included as check-out is at 9:00 a.m.
 
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September 4, 2017
Labor Day - The Pensacola District Office will be closed.
 
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September 7, 2017
Webinar for Local Church Leaders in Finance & Stewardship
Are you looking for new ways to financially support your church’s ministry? The UMC is offering a webinar September 7, 10 a.m. CDT, that might be just right for you!  For more information continue hereResources such as this are available because of the generous contributions of Churches to the World Service Fund.
 
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September 16, 2017
Pensacola District UMW Spiritual Day Apart at Summit Park Campus of Cokesbury United Methodist Church. The event page is here.
 
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September 16, 2017
"One Day": An Annual Ministry Event for Adults 50+ 
Conference Older Adult Ministries will host their annual event, One Day on September 16, 2017.  The event will be held at Ozark First UMC and will begin at 10:00 am until 2:30 pm (registration begins at 9:30 am).  Keynote speaker will be Bishop David Graves.  The program will include special music and break-out sessions on "Grandparenting by Boomers", "Communities of Transformation" and "Online and Phone Safety". The cost is $20 and includes lunch.  The registration deadline is Tuesday, September 5. For more information please contact Barbara Wilder at BWilder@yourcrosspoint.org.
 
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September 16, 2017
AWF Ultimate Training Event (UTE) 
Children and Youth Ministry teams in our annual conference are joining forces to offer an incredible training event for all staff and volunteers who minister to children in the Alabama-West Florida Conference! Bring your whole team of staff and volunteers for an incredible day of training. The Ultimate Training Event (UTE) will be held September 16, 2017, at Christ United Methodist Church in Mobile, AL from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Cost is $20 per person which covers lunch. Teams of five or more the cost is reduced to $15 per person.  The event page is here.

Some of the great seminar topics include: Recruiting and Keeping Volunteers, Fun Outreach Events for Preschoolers, Great Youth Games You can Use This Week, Safe Sanctuaries Basics, Talking to Teens about Sex, Sunday Morning Games for Children, Out of the Box Confirmation, Creative Storytelling with Kids, Foreign Mission Trips 101 ... and many more.

Questions?  Contact Rev. Jeremy Steele, Conference Youth Liaison, cumcnextgen@gmail.com.
 
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September 16 & 23, 2017
Marianna-Panama City District Lay Servant Ministry Training. The event page is here.
 
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September 21, 2017
Historical Society Meeting
The AWF Historical Society's annual meeting will be September 21, 2017, at Pensacola First United Methodist Church. The deadline to register is September 14. The cost is $20 and includes a catered meal.  The brochure is posted here.
 
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September 30 & October 7, 2017
Lay Servant Ministries Training at Christ United Methodist Church in Milton, FL. Here is the flyer, here is the event page.
 
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October 1, 2017
Homecoming Service 10:45 a.m. at Mae Edwards United Methodist Church.
Guest speaker will be Pensacola District Superintendent Tim Trent. 
 
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October 5, 2017
Mid-career Retirement Seminar
This one-day seminar provides vital information regarding the needs of pastors who still have 15 to 25 years before retiring. We encourage spouses to join in this seminar and sharing in the preparations for the future. If you register by the deadline, you will be provided with a current, up-to-date copy of your UM pension projection. A representative from WESPATH will be available to answer questions. Presentations will include information on Social Security, Taxes, Health Insurance and Health Care, as well as Debt Management and Financial Planning. More here
 
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October 7-8, 2017
Healing Ministries Workshop (CBOD)
The Board of Discipleship has developed a series of workshops that will equip churches with tools necessary to live out the SEND model of discipleship. Our first effort is a workshop for Lay and Clergy. There IS a Balm in Gilead: Healing Ministries Through Your Local Church will feature Jeff Kirby from Church of the Resurrection. This workshop begins with theory/theology and will build towards practice. We will weave in real stories along the way. We plan to conclude with a Service of Healing. Click here for the 7th at Crosspoint UMC in Niceville, FL. Click here for the 8th at Aldersgate UMC in Montgomery, AL.
 
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October 9, 2017
Columbus Day - The Pensacola District Office will be closed.
 
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October 10-11, 2017
Wesley Heirs Fall Gathering at Blue Lake. The event page is here.
 
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October 16, 2017
Boss's Day
 
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October 20-22, 2017 
AWFC UMW Spiritual Enrichment Retreat at Blue Lake. The event page is here.
 
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October 20-22, 2017
Choir Music Weekend at Lake Junaluska.
"Enjoy the incredible beauty of fall at Lake Junaluska along with other small and medium sized church choirs as we gather for a weekend of music and worship. Come learn and perform eight anthems, attend workshops and celebrate the colors of autumn at the Lake." Learn more here.
 
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November 5, 2017
Daylight Saving Time Ends
 
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November, 5, 2017
District Conference 4 p.m. at Navarre United Methodist Church
Fused Youth Conference 4 p.m. at Community Life United Methodist Church
 
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November 13-16, 2017
2017-2020 Spiritual Direction Training
The three-year Spiritual Direction Training, hosted by Sacred Space Spiritual Formation, is suited to those who hunger to experience deeper intimacy with God, to grow in attentiveness to God’s movement, are drawn to compassionate listening, feel a call to companion others on the spiritual journey, and seek spiritual community with others. More here.
 
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November 22, 2017
Thanksgiving Holiday - The Pensacola District Office will close at noon today and reopen on Monday.
 
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November 23, 2017
Thanksgiving Day
 
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December 15, 2017
Database Deadline - Churches are to have the AWF Conference database updated by today.
 
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December 25, 2017
Christmas Day
 
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June 3-6, 2017
AWF Annual Conference at Frazer Memorial United Methodist Church in Montgomery, Alabama
 
 

 
 
How to Submit Events for Our Page
 
 
Would you like for us to post your special United Methodist event on the Pensacola District's Calendars page and/or Facebook page?
All items are subject to review and approval by the Pensacola District Office. 
To send items for consideration e-mail admin@umcpensacoladistrict.org.
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Note:  Due to the many activities going on around our conference, local church events are no longer posted at the AWF Conference website unless of interest conference-wide.
 
 
 
 
 
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