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Pensacola District News
September 2017
 
from Mary, Administrative Assistant at the Pensacola District Office
 

 
Items are added as news updates are received and may be deleted as they expire.
 
The Lewis Center for Church Leadership has now posted their 2017 Clergy Trends Report. The article is here. # # #
 
 
Baptist Hospital Department of Pastoral Services and Center for Clergy Care and Education in Pensacola will present "Ministry & Depression," a workshop for community clergy, on Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church in Pensacola. There is no cost to attend and this event has been approved for clergy continuing education credit. Click here for the brochure and registration form. If you have questions please call Ruth Ward at 850-469-2363. ###
 
 
 
The Alabama-West Florida Conference's Mid-career Retirement Seminar originally scheduled for October 5 has been canceled due to lack of registrants. ###
 
 
The Wesley Heirs Fall Gathering will be October 10 & 11 at Blue Lake. The event page is here. Wesley Heirs is a group of Alabama-West Florida Conference clergy retirees (and spouses) and surviving spouses. This group meets twice a year and there are smaller meetings held within districts that meet monthly or quarterly. ###
 
 
The annual District Conference and annual Youth Fused Conference will be on the first Sunday in November at 4 p.m. All churches are asked to reserve this time in order that everyone who wants to attend can attend. The District Conference will be held at Navarre United Methodist Church. The Youth Fused Conference will be held at Community Life United Methodist Church in Gulf Breeze. ###
 
 
The United Methodist Church Federal Credit Union (UMC FCU) invites you to join them in celebrating International Credit Union Day October 19, 2017. They'll have various activities at their Marietta Georgia and Lakeland, FL branches as well as on their social media sites.  The UMC FCU was established to financially serve you, a member of the United Methodist Church. Ministers, lay members, employees, church staff and employees of organizations and ministries affiliated with the United Methodist Church of the Alabama West Florida Conference are eligible to join. Immediate family members of UMC FCU members are also eligible to join. You can learn how to become a valued member of the UMC FCU by visiting UMCfcu.com. You can also connect with them on Instagram, Facebook, Google+, Twitter. ###
 
 
We are grieved to report the death of the Reverend Dr. Langdon H. Garrison, retired clergy of the Baypines District. Dr. Langdon Garrison passed away early in the morning on Monday, September 18, 2017.  Dr. Garrison served as a United Methodist minister in the Alabama-West Florida Conference 45 years before retiring in 1996. His ministerial appointments included two as District Superintendent - for the Marianna District 1980-1983, and for the Pensacola District 1990-1996. Dr. Garrison is the grandfather of Abigail Pridgeon, wife of former Pensacola District Superintendent Jeremy Pridgeon.  Please be in prayer for his wife, Billie, and family.  Visitation will be 1 p.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, September 21, at Spring Hill Avenue United Methodist Church in Mobile, AL (2519 Spring Hill Avenue), followed by the service at 2 p.m.  Arrangements are under the direction of Radney Funeral Home in Mobile. The obituary is here and here. ### (Posted 9/18/2017)
 
 
"Should Our Church Be a Shelter to Evacuees?"  Click here to view a news update on this topic from the Alabama-West Florida Conference, here for a two-page pdf. ###
 
 
  Messages from Pensacola District Superintendent Tim Trent
    September 2017
   

Meetings of District Committees and Boards:
 
District Nominations Committee - Sept. 26, 11:30 a.m., at the district office. Lunch provided.
District Board of Trustees - rescheduled to Oct. 17, 11:30 a.m., at the district office. Lunch provided.
 

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News from the Alabama-West Florida Conference
September 2017
 
from Mary Catherine Phillips, AWF Conference Director of Communications
 
  News from Pensacola District Older Adult Ministries
   September 2017 
  
    from Donna Pruett, Pensacola District Older Adult Ministries Representative
 
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News from United Methodist Women
of the Alabama-West Florida Conference
September 2017 
  
 
 
   News from Blue Lake
  September 2017 
 
 
  News from Pensacola District Lay Servant Ministries 
    September 2017
 
   from Bruce Knecht, Pensacola District Director of Lay Servant Ministries
 
 
Pensacola District Lay Servant Ministries will have Lay Servant Training September 30 & October 7 at Christ UMC, Milton. The deadline to register is September 20. Details and the registration form are here. If we don't get more registrants we may have to cancel this session.
 
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 Report
 
For more information you can visit the Alabama-West Florida Conference Lay Servant Ministries page here or the Pensacola District Lay Servant Ministries page here# # #
 
 

 
 
Pensacola District News
 August 2017

from Mary, Administrative Assistant at the Pensacola District Office

 
 
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This year's Charge Conference schedule and Checklist with forms links are at http://umcpensacoladistrict.org/ChecklistWithLinks. Please note updates on the page. In relation to this, please note the message here from David Bowen, Alabama-West Florida Conference Director of Lay Servant Ministries. ###
 
 
  Messages from Pensacola District Superintendent Tim Trent
    August 2017
   
 
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News from the Alabama-West Florida Conference
August 2017
 
from Mary Catherine Phillips, AWF Conference Director of Communications
 
 
News from Pensacola District United Methodist Women
August 2017
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
Pensacola District News 
July 2017

from Mary, Administrative Assistant at the Pensacola District Office

  
 
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If you missed our annual fall District Clergy Gathering July 25, you can catch up on what we distributed at the meeting by continuing here to where this is posted on our Message Board. ###
 
 
Just when we gave up our old Facebook page for dead, FB support answered and fixed the glitch.  Now it's back up and running again!  Be sure to "like"/follow us at https://www.facebook.com/PensacolaDistrictUMC! ###
 
 
Update on Reverend Joe Hensel from Farm Hill United Methodist Church:                                                    
Rev. Joe Hensel, pastor of Farm Hill United Methodist Church, was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor in April of this year. Things have moved rather quickly. He and his lovely wife, Joy, are both unable to work. He is now fighting double pneumonia and a blood clot in his lung. Chemo is on hold.
 
The Farm Hill Church had a Benefit Fish Fry for Pastor Joe and Joy on July 22, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. They have a Facebook page about it here.  On the page they posted, "Whether you can attend or not, please lift them up in your prayers." For those who couldn't be there, I'm sure they'd appreciate any donations folks would like to send (clearly marked accordingly). The church address is 1251 Muscogee Road, Cantonment FL 32533-4329.   Please continue to pray for Joe and Joy.  (Posted 7/14/2017) ###
 
 
  Messages from Pensacola District Superintendent Tim Trent
    July 2017
  
 
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News from the Alabama-West Florida Conference
July 2017
 
from Mary Catherine Phillips, AWF Conference Director of Communications
 
 

 

Ongoing Announcements

 
 
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, awfumc.org, it's on the home page under "Quick Links

Pensacola District's Annual "All Stars" Recognition
Congratulations, Honorees!!
http://UMCPensacolaDistrict.org/AllStars        
 
The Pensacola District Office's E-mail Address Has Changed! (Posted 1/26/2017)
The Pensacola District Office has a new e-mail address:  admin@umcpensacoladistrict.org. 
 
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 http://UMCPensacolaDistrict.org/Ministry.
 
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 awfumc.org/classifieds, 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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