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Pensacola District News
 November 2017

from the Pensacola District Office of The United Methodist Church

Items are added as news updates are received - not necessarily at the top of the page
- and items may be deleted as they expire.
The Pensacola District Office will be open Friday morning, November 10, until noon and will be closed Monday, November 13. Click here for District Superintendent Tim Trent's Veterans Day Message Friday, November 10, 2017. >> ###
From Rev. Robin Noble, Director of Pensacola United Methodist Community Ministries, Thursday, November 9th: 
"We need your vote!  PUMCM is in the running to receive a grant for a complimentary comprehensive and integrated brand makeover.  Please go to this link and click on Pensacola United Methodist Community Ministries:  Please vote from your phone, laptop, tablet, and share this link with others. We appreciate your time to help PUMCM! ### 
If you'd like to share their Facebook post here is their page.
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David Bowen, AWFC Director
Lay Servant Training 2018
(AWFC-UMC 11/02/2017) - The Montgomery-Prattville District will hold Lay Servant Ministries Training on Friday, January 19, 2018, and Saturday, January 20, 2018, at First United Methodist Church in Greenville, Alabama. Two Advanced Courses and One Basic Course will be offered. Click HERE for the registration form. For questions about this training contact Tom Crenshaw at
The Pensacola District will hold Lay Servant Ministries Training on Friday, March 9, 2018, and Saturday, March 10, 2018, at Trinity United Methodist Church in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. The registration form will be available in early 2018. For questions about this training, contact Bruce Knecht at
There will be no Conference Blue Lake Training in 2018. We will hold a large training event at First United Methodist Church, Montgomery from Thursday, July 12, 2018, through Saturday, July 14, 2018, as we host the Southeastern Jurisdiction Annual Conference and District Directors meeting. There will be four or five Advanced Courses available as well as the Basic Course. Registration will be available in the spring of 2018. You may attend courses in any district. You are never limited to courses in your own particular district. For questions about Lay Servant Ministries in the Alabama-West Florida Conference contact David Bowen at ###
Farm Hill UMC in Cantonment needs a Piano Player, Warrington UMC in Pensacola needs a Choir Director and Organist, St. Luke UMC in Pensacola needs a Custodian, and First UMC in Milton needs a part-time Youth Minister. For more about local church positions available, please continue here >> ###
The Alabama-West Florida Conference cabinet and CORE team have approved new guidelines for promoting events in the conference. This will streamline how information is submitted, where events are promoted and also provides suggestions on how groups can help promote their events. The conference will be sending a survey in the coming weeks to better understand more about when, where and what people are interested in attending. Click here for the pdf document. Click here for the article in the October 16 AWFC NewsCONNECTION. ###
Pensacola United Methodist Community Ministries is having their annual Winter Clothes Drive.  Donations are accepted at their thrift store 9-5 Tuesdays-Fridays and 9-4 Saturdays. They are located at Richards Memorial United Methodist Church, 2600 West Strong Street, Pensacola, Florida.  Click here for the flyer. ###
News from the United Methodist Children's Home:
We are very excited about a new resource this year!  It's the 2017 "scratch off" Advent Calendar (11x17) and downloadable material.  The Advent Calendar will be perfect for each household to have in their home, and it would also make a great take-away for a Children's moment.   Please take the time to look at our new White Christmas page - it is very user friendly! Click here to visit: ###
From Your District Administrative Assistant:
Here at the district office we've been receiving questions about annual charge conferences, such as what forms are required and where to get them. One of the most-asked comments is, "I don't see the such-and-such form on the list. Is that required this year?" 
In anticipation of (or in response to) questions folks ask, we have the Pensacola District charge conference forms page. Every charge conference season, head right over to the district website. Chances are, we've already answered FAQ!  It's all here - checklist, schedule, forms, and UPDATES. You can find the page via our Message Board or the site's left-column index. 
 P.S. - As highlighted on our charge conference forms page, please do NOT staple reports. We have to go through all 51 churches' sets of reports and remove them. Thank you! ###


Pensacola District News
September 2017
from the Pensacola District Office of The United Methodist Church

Items are deleted as they expire.
The Lewis Center for Church Leadership has posted their 2017 Clergy Trends Report. The article is here. # # #
  News from Pensacola District Lay Servant Ministries 
    September 2017
   from Bruce Knecht, Pensacola District Director of Lay Servant Ministries
Churches, please discard old versions of the Lay Servant and Lay Speaker forms. The ones to use this year are these which have been posted on the district and AWFC webpages since July/August:  Certified Lay Minister Annual Report /  Certified Lay Servant Annual Report / Certified Lay Speaker Annual ReportFor more information you can visit the Alabama-West Florida Conference Lay Servant Ministries page here or the Pensacola District Lay Servant Ministries page here# # #


Ongoing Announcements



  Messages from Pensacola District Superintendent Tim Trent
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News from the Alabama-West Florida Conference
from Mary Catherine Phillips, AWF Conference Director of Communications
  News from Pensacola District Older Adult Ministries
   from Donna Pruett, Pensacola District Older Adult Ministries Representative
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News from United Methodist Women
of the Alabama-West Florida Conference
News from Pensacola District United Methodist Women
August 2017

The 2017 Book of Reports Available Online
At the Pensacola District website a link to the Brochure of Reports is available here on our Forms & Documents page. At the AWF Conference website,, it's on the home page under "Quick Links

Pensacola District's Annual "All Stars" Recognition
Congratulations, Honorees!!        
The Pensacola District Office's E-mail Address Has Changed! (Posted 1/26/2017)
The Pensacola District Office has a new e-mail address: 
The Message Board
Please remember to check the Pensacola District website often, especially our "communications hub," the Message Board.
Is God Calling Me?
If you are interested in becoming a ministerial candidate through the Pensacola District (or know someone who is), please visit
Job Listings
If you have local church job listings, your district administrative assistant will be glad to post them on our Message Board and district Facebook page. Simply submit the information at, and after they post the page send the district office the link.
Updated District Directory Available
For Pastors and Local Church Office Staff:  The Pensacola District Directory is kept updated throughout the year. If you'd like a pdf of the most current copy, please e-mail your request to Mary at the Pensacola District Office. Click here for our Contact Us page.

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