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Pensacola United Methodist Community Ministries
is still in need of winter clothing, coats, hats, gloves, blankets,
and sleeping bags.
If you can help, drop-off times are 9-5 Tuesday thru Saturday
at 2600 West Strong Street
in Pensacola.
 (This is in the Brownsville area
at Richards Memorial
United Methodist Church.)
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District Office Thanksgiving Hours
The Pensacola District Office will close for Thanksgiving at noon November 25 and will resume regular hours on Monday, November 30. May you have a very blessed, thanks-filled Thanksgiving holiday!
District Clergy & Spouses Christmas Dinner
Pensacola District Superintendent Timothy Trent and his wife, Linda, invite all Pensacola District United Methodist clergy and their spouses (or a guest, if you do not have a spouse) to this evening of dinner and fellowship. This is a gift to you from Tim and Linda, so there is no cost to attend, but we must have a head count no later than Tuesday noon, November 24. (For one thing, our caterer needs advanced notice in how many to plan and cook for; and secondly, the district office will be closed a few days for Thanksgiving and we have to give the caterer the number before we go on break!) The dinner will be at Wright Place, 80 East Wright Street, in downtown Pensacola. This is an adults-only event, no childcare provided.  Attire is business casual or Christmassy business casual. (We just want you all to come join us, feel comfortable, have a good time, and enjoy some great fellowship and food.) The event page is at
Winter Items Needed for Community Ministries
Pensacola United Methodist Community Ministries (PUMCM) is in need of items for the Ministry Shop, such as clothing, household items, furniture, etc. With cooler weather comes winter needs such as warm clothing, coats, hats, gloves, blankets, and sleeping bags.  Items may be dropped off 9-5 Tuesdays through Saturdays at 2600 West Strong Street, one block off Cervantes between "T" and "U" Streets. PUMCM is located at Richards Memorial United Methodist Church in the Brownsville area of Pensacola.  The website is
An Evening in Bethlehem December 4 & 5
The public is cordially invited to "An Evening in Bethlehem" (no admission fee) December 4 & 5, 6-8 p.m., at Gonzalez United Methodist Church. The church is located at 2026 Pauline Street in Cantonment, FL. Their Facebook page is here. For directions and other information about Gonzalez United Methodist Church continue here.

District LITE Day - A Leadership Inspirational Training Event
January 10, 2 p.m.-4:45 p.m.
at Navarre United Methodist Church
Mark it on your calendars!   On January 10, 2016, the Pensacola District CORE Team will be offering an afternoon of training classes for local church leaders. The classes will be held 2 p.m.-4:45 p.m. at Navarre United Methodist Church.  There is no charge or registration to attend.
Please inform your congregation of this FREE training!  Click here for the event page and a bulletin insert to distribute. 
These training/discussion sessions will be offered:
  • Children’s Ministry
  • Communication
  • Finance Committee
  • How to Conduct a Meeting
  • Lay Leaders
  • Safe Sanctuaries
  • Senior Adult Ministry
  • Spiritual Formation
  • Staff-Parish Relations Committee
  • Worship
  • Young Adult Ministry

Gulf Breeze UMC Holds Church-wide Vote
Gulf Breeze UMC held a church-wide vote on Wednesday, September 23. The majority of the GBUMC church membership voted "yes" to launch the Soundside Campus as a stand-alone United Methodist Church in 2016. More here in the September 28 AWFC NewsCONNECTION ... here in local newspaper.
Top 25 Fastest Growing Large United Methodist Churches
Crosspoint (# 20)  and Gulf Breeze (# 18) United Methodist Churches are featured in this year's "Top 25 Fastest Growing Large United Methodist Churches." Both Churches are in the Pensacola District of the Alabama-West Florida Conference. The article and list are at 

Administrative Announcements
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2015 Annual Local Church Charge Conferences
Important information for Pensacola District churches is at
Please note that the Accessibility Audit (download here) is not optional. It is called for in the Report of the Trustees charge conference form. Also, it has now been determined that a print-out from the database after it has been updated CAN replace the "Report of the Committee on Nominations."
District Clergy & Spouses Christmas Dinner
December 1 @ 6 p.m. - District Clergy & Spouses Christmas Dinner at Pensacola First United Methodist Church (The Wright Place). There is no cost to attend, but reservations must be placed before noon November 24, 2015. (This is an adults-only event, no childcare provided.) For details and to place reservations please visit   

Around the Conference  
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Do You Have The New AWF Conference App?
Navigate the conference Website easier by downloading the free AWF app! Scan the QR code (pictured right) to download. Available for iPhones, iPads and Droid mobile devices.
Clergy Retirement Seminar <- Register Now, Seating Limited!
February 2 at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Pensacola, FL
Are you 50 years or older and still actively serving a local church? Are you thinking about retirement in the next 3, 5 or 10 years? It is not too early to attend this retirement seminar. The Conference Board of Pension and Health Benefits, in cooperation with the Board of Ordained Ministry, is sponsoring the sixth annual pre-retirement seminar on Tuesday, February 2, 2016, and Wednesday, February 3, 2016. The seminar will be held in Pensacola at the Crown Plaza Hotel. Individual retirement projections and consultations with Mr. Ron Coleman of the General Board of Pension and Health Benefits will be conducted during the seminar. As a result of time limitations, participation is limited to the first 20 clergy persons with a paid registration. Don’t delay registering your attendance, the deadline is January 8, 2016. Click here to register or to find more information or click here for the brochure.
Fiscal Year End Date - Closing Date & Hour to Receive Payments Credited to 2015 Apportionments
(2015 Brochure of Reports, pages 170-171) - The Fiscal Office will close the annual financial records on the fifth working day of January. This date will be the last day that apportionment payments can be credited to the prior year asking. Churches sending apportionment payments AFTER December 31 must do one of the following:
a. Deliver payment to the Fiscal Office in Montgomery, AL any time before 10:00 a.m. on the closing date.
b. Mail the payment. Regardless of the postmark date, payments received after 10:00 a.m. on the closing date cannot be credited to the prior year apportionments.
c. Deposit payment in the Annual Conference account on or before 1:00 p.m. on the closing date at a local Regions Bank. FAX a copy of the BANK RECEIPT and a copy of the REMITTANCE BREAKDOWN to the Fiscal Office when the deposit is made. Call the Fiscal Office (1-888-873-3127) to obtain the current deposit account number.
The Fiscal Office must KNOW of these deposits on the closing date. Persons without access to a fax machine should call 1-888-873-3127 and report the deposit information.  PLEASE NOTE:  The bank's business day may end earlier than the time the bank closes. For example, often deposits received after 2:00 p.m. are credited to the next day's business.  CONTACT THE LOCAL BANK TO DETERMINE WHEN A DEPOSIT MUST BE MADE, IN ORDER TO BE CREDITED ON THE CLOSING DATE."
The Fiscal Office must KNOW of these deposits on the closing date. Persons without access to a fax machine should call 1-888-873-3127 and report the deposit information.  PLEASE NOTE:  The bank's business day may end earlier than the time the bank closes. For example, often deposits received after 2:00 p.m. are credited to the next day's business.  CONTACT THE LOCAL BANK TO DETERMINE WHEN A DEPOSIT MUST BE MADE, IN ORDER TO BE CREDITED ON THE CLOSING DATE."
AWF Delegation Endorses Lawson Bryan As Episcopal Nominee
Members of the 2016 Alabama-West Florida Conference General and Jurisdictional Conference delegation have endorsed the Reverend Dr. R. Lawson Bryan as their episcopal nominee. Since 2007, Dr. Bryan has served as senior pastor of Montgomery First United Methodist Church in Montgomery, AL. The AWF annual conference clergy elected him in June to lead the 2016 General/Jurisdictional delegation. Prior to this past annual conference session, he was elected a delegate to one General Conference and three Jurisdictional Conferences. He began his ministry as an associate pastor at Trinity UMC (Opelika, AL). Other appointments include Hiland Park UMC (Panama City, FL), Dexter Avenue UMC (Montgomery, AL), First UMC, Brewton, Ashland Place UMC (Mobile, AL) and served for ten years as senior pastor at First UMC, Dothan, AL, before becoming senior pastor to Montgomery FUMC.  Bryan received his BS degree from Tulane University, a Master of Divinity from Candler Theological Seminary at Emory University and a Doctorate of Ministry, also from Candler. He was ordained as an elder in 1976.   MORE here >> (Posted 9/22/2015)
Communications Audit for Local Churches
In August 2015 the AWF Conference Office of Communications published a "Communications Audit" for churches. We invite you to download this easy-to-read document and use it as a resource to evaluate what tools you are using to share your story. Click here to download. 
2014 Stats for the 2015 AWF Conference Journal

AWF Trustees Release Church Emergency Resource
(AWFC) - Over the past several months, the AWF Trustees have been discussing and developing a resource for local churches to use as they consider emergency preparedness in their congregation. The need for such preparedness has come to the forefront with the tragic events in Charleston, SC, and Chattanooga, TN.  Emergency Guidelines for Churches can be found by clicking here. It is not a policy, it is simply a resource to “spark a conversation in your church on emergency preparedness.” The hope is that the Board of Trustees of each local church in our annual conference will consider how best to prepare for accidents, fires, natural disasters, and criminal behavior that may affect your local church.
You can subscribe to the AWFC NewsCONNECTION here.
To read NewsCONNECTION online visit
To Order the 2015 AWFC Journal....
This year's AWF Conference Journal will be distributed by Once the Journal is complete and uploaded to Amazon, a link will be provided to place orders. (Posted 6/15/2015)  
Continuing Education Chair
Rev. Dr. Geoffrey Lentz is overseeing continuing education credit.  If your local church offers an event  and wants CEUs awarded, please reach out to Dr. Lentz. (Posted 10/30/2014)
Do You Have Students Attending UWF or PSC?
The Wesley Foundation would like to contact students from your church if they are attending The University of West Florida or Pensacola State College.  If you have students currently attending, or heading that way in the fall, they would love to have their contact information so that they may welcome and invite them to be a part of our Wesley Foundation family.  Please e-mail this information to
Safe Sanctuaries
The AWF Conference Safe Sanctuaries contact person is Frank Dunnewind.  You can reach Frank toll-free at (888) 873-3127.  The Pensacola District contact person is Rev. Paula Roane , who can be reached at 850-862-4169 (Trinity United Methodist Church, Fort Walton Beach). 
Launch of The Antioch Project
The Antioch Project, under the leadership of Rev. Dan Pezet, was launched on Saturday, January 31, 2015, at Frazer Memorial UMC....  The Antioch Project is a new initiative from the Office of Congregational Vitality designed to partner with local churches that have potential to grow in several areas of ministry. Churches who are invited to participate in the Antioch Project have demonstrated good pastoral leadership, good lay leadership, and potential resources to jump start a new life cycle of ministry fruitfulness. The Antioch Project is comprised of a group of churches each year that have been recommended by the cabinet as meeting specific criteria, and then are prayerfully selected and invited by the Bishop to participate. For congregations that sign the Antioch Project covenant, a 2-3 year process is launched. Click here to learn more about the Antioch Project or click here to see the photo gallery.

Around the Web 
United Methodists in the News
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Free White Christmas Offering Materials
Order Online Here >>  <-- New Page URL!
The White Christmas offering collected on behalf of the United Methodist Children’s Home is a heart-felt tradition dating back to the 1930s. During this special season Methodist Congregations across both the North Alabama and Alabama West Florida Conferences gather generous offerings in support of UMCH’s transformational ministries. Thank you for supporting the United Methodist Children’s Home. Your gifts provide the majority of the contributions that keep our programs operating year after year. Your gifts change lives every day.
From Society of Saint Andrew:  Advent Devotions
"The Advent Devotions Program offers an opportunity for your congregants to give in support of Society of St. Andrew’s feeding ministries, reflecting Jesus’ own concern for the least, the last, and the lost. Used each year as a spiritual underpinning for Advent by hundreds of congregations of all denominations across the United States, these daily meditations—all new for 2015—are the words of people of faith, both pastors and lay persons, from all walks of life." Continue here for more information. 
United Methodist Church Grants
(United Methodist Communications) - "We are now accepting applications for our 2016 Easter Digital Advertising Grants. This grant is for local churches who want to raise awareness of their church in the community by means of online digital advertising during the Easter season. These ads will link directly to the church website and will be geo-targeted to each church’s community. The grant provides pre-designed static banners that display a seasonal Rethink Church message, the Rethink Church logo, the UMC brand promise and the local church logo. If a church does not have a logo, we can create a brand standard logo for them. The ads will run for two months (February – March 2016). A church may see their ads on websites as large as CNN and The Weather Channel as well as on local news websites. We also provide a follow-up report on click through rates and site visits to each church from the advertising period. Attached is our FAQ that should help answer questions about the digital grant process.  Visit our website here to learn more about our selection criteria and to apply. Deadline to apply is January 7, 2016! Grants are awarded on a first come, first served basis. Churches can only be awarded one grant type of any kind once per year.
"Just a reminder that Rethink church has many resources still available for Advent. We are running National Advertising and can customize the Advent TV spots for your church at no cost for a digital file (only available in English). Rethink Church has outreach resources to invite your community during the Advent season for English and Spanish speaking congregations that include low-cost direct mail postcards and 100 free customized door hangers and invitation cards (order deadline is December 1).  We have free downloadable worship resources that include bulletin covers, worship graphics, and much more!"
Rev. Ashleigh Joyner, Director of Rethink Church Resources & Events
Pam Buck, Project Coordinator
Wanda Jackson, Project Coordinator
P:    877-281-6535 toll free
Plan UMC Revised
(UMNS) — This is from an article posted at October 29, 2015:  "Back in 2012, nearly 60 percent of General Conference delegates voted for the previous version of Plan UMC. However, on the last day, the Judicial Council — the denomination’s top court — declared that plan violated The United Methodist Church’s constitution. Some of the plan’s proponents went back to the drawing board to try to address the constitutional concerns. The Judicial Council announced Oct. 26 that it had deferred ruling on the constitutionality of the plan’s revised version until its meeting next May, just before the start of the 2016 General Conference. The court said “it would be an untimely intrusion” into the legislative process to rule on one organizational plan when there might be other proposed plans facing constitutional questions. The decision essentially invited the Council of Bishops to refer any other such plans for constitutional assessment as well.  Beyond the question of constitutionality is that of effectiveness. Does the plan meet its goal of aligning denominational resources to foster vital local churches?" Continue here for the article.
Be a Part of General Conference 2016 Worship
(UMNS) - Your words can inspire the world. You can help shape the worship services at the 2016 General Conference of The United Methodist Church, taking place on May 10-20 in Portland, Oregon. The worship design team for the conference is seeking volunteers to write liturgy, including prayers, calls to worship and litanies. More information here.    
2015 Edition of Clergy Age Trends Report
The 2015 edition of the Lewis Center’s annual Clergy Age Trends in the United Methodist Church is now available at The full report includes detailed data for every annual conference.  This report is prepared in partnership with the General Board of Pension and Health Benefits. A pdf download is available, as well as a six-minute video summary of the report. The Lewis Center for Church Leadership of Wesley Theological Seminary is pleased to provide this report as a service to the Church. Click here for highlights, here for the full report and video. (Posted 9/8/2015)
3 Common Traits of Children Who Stay in the Church
"These children had come through the church’s youth program, gone on short-term mission trips, and served in several different ministries during their teenage years. Now they didn’t want anything to do with it anymore.  What is it that sets apart the kids who stay in the church?" Continue here for a good article about this. >>
Dr. John Ed Mathison about Attitude:  "It Can Be a Stumbling Block or a Stepping Stone"

(Dr. John Ed Mathison) - The older I get the more I am convinced that attitude in life is extremely important. I think that an attitude toward a given situation is more important than the reality of the situation itself. I have seen people in a bad situation with a great attitude and they discover a good dimension of life that is indescribable. Likewise I have seen people in good situations with a bad attitude and they have a miserable life. Attitude is how we look at things. It is what we see and how we see them. When we face something in life it can either be an obstacle or an opportunity. It can be a burden or a blessing. It can be a stumbling block or a stepping stone. Our attitude makes a determination of what it ultimately is in our situation. Click here for the complete blog post.

5 Significant Attitude Differences That Separate Growing and Declining Churches
"So what’s the difference between a growing church and a declining church? Attitude may or may not be everything, but it’s close. Here are 5 attitude differences I see again and again in growing churches and declining churches...."  Continue here for the article. >> 
Interpreter Magazine Subscriptions
It's that time of year again when churches update their subscriptions to Interpreter magazine.  MORE here >>
The New 2016 UMC Program Calendar Ap
( - You Asked for It; We Did It!  The new 2016 Official Program Calendar App provides concise and functional access to Lectionary readings, Special Sundays, planning data and UMC agency information and contacts. You can also bookmark content for later use, add notes and annotations, filter by date or book of the Bible and easily share content with others. This mobile version of the popular Official Program Calendar of The United Methodist Church includes all the helpful information you’ve come to expect plus easy to navigate native mobile content.   This app is free to download and includes a free 14-day subscription with full access to all calendar data for those 14 days. Once the free trial has expired, you will have several options to purchase an ongoing subscription. If you elect not to subscribe you will retain valuable access to hand-picked articles from as well as UMC agency information at your fingertips.   For MORE continue here.
General Conference 2016
( - The United Methodist Church’s top legislative body will meet at the Oregon Convention Center, the largest convention center in the Pacific Northwest, May 10-20, 2016. MORE here >>
SEJ Conference 2016
( - The opening date for 2016 Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference will be Wednesday, July 13, 2016.  
How to Run Highly Effective Meetings
( - Like good project management, being organized and prepared will go a long way toward taking your meetings to the next level. Here some practical advice about how to get the most out of committees:  (1) Open with prayer. (2) Designate a leader that will be focused on set objectives. (3) Set the agenda in advance. You can do this at the end of each regular meeting, or the designated leader can write down the agenda and send it to the committee members a day or week before the meeting. (4) Write down action items, make assignments, and assign due dates. (5) Before the meeting ends, recap what has been decided and the action steps that have been noted. (6) Meet to live, don't live to meet.  The entire article is here. >>
Free Online Audio Bible
At the link below you can hear a dramatic reading of the Bible. You can set it to the Bible translation you prefer, start at a particular passage, run or not run continuously, and pause it and restart at any time. Gets Upgrade
(UMNS) — In July 2015 the General Council on Finance and Administration, the denomination's finance agency, relaunched the online shopping portal UMCMarket using more advanced technology and faster delivery of donations. The site allows online shoppers to donate a percentage of what they spend back to their church or to the United Methodist ministry of their choice. Click here for press release or visit  
Resources offered through United Methodist Communications 
United Methodist Communications has many forms of outreach resources for local churches this year.  Here are a few of these offerings......
  • Low-cost Direct Mail: Right now, we have an exciting opportunity for local churches to participate in a low-cost direct mail campaign for Back to School. Churches can place their orders here. Order deadline is September 1, 2015. 
  • Free Doorhangers:  We have free customized door hangers (1 pkg. of 100 per church) available here. This offer is available until December 1, 2015.
  • Free Customized TV Spots: Churches can also order free customized digital copies of our brand new “Church Can Happen Anywhere” TV spots here.
  • Free Worship Resources: A Sermon Starter, Bulletin Cover, Invitation Cards, Worship Slides and Social Media Items have been developed to match the new “Church Can Happen Anywhere” campaign. Download all items from the United Methodist Communications store for FREE here!
United Methodist Communications is also able to provide support in many different ways through resources, programs, training, and grants!  Click here to find out more. 

The silence from Christians
about abortion is deafening.
"If this moment does not
bring you  to outrage
and to tears,
there is something wrong.”
- Ed Stetzer, Christianity Today

5 Reasons the Church Should Talk About Abortion
(Seedbed, July 30, 2015) - "Last week, a YouTube video surfaced showing Deborah Nucatola, the senior director of medical services at Planned Parenthood, discussing how she procures intact organs while performing abortions.... While the video has sparked renewed outrage over abortion, it has arguably prompted even more silence -  even among Christians. The silence has been so deafening that it prompted Ed Stetzer at Christianity Today to write an article headlined, “Where are the Mainline and Progressive Evangelical Voices Speaking Up after that Planned Parenthood Tragedy?” “If this moment does not bring you to outrage and to tears,” Stetzer writes, “there is something wrong.” Continue here for the entire article. >>
What Does The United Methodist Church Believe About Abortion?
With Planned Parenthood in the news a lot lately, the question is asked, "What does the The United Methodist Church believe about abortion?" For this visit In relation to this comes the question, "What does the Church believe about being a nurturing community?" For this visit
The Book of Resolutions 2012 (more here) says that we "care enough about people's lives to risk interpreting God's love, to take a stand, to call each of us into a response." While being a nurturing community reaching out to the world to share the Gospel and love of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world, "We mourn and are committed to promoting the diminishment of high abortion rates." (See complete article here.) To learn more about life inside the womb and what happens during an abortion, presentations are available at this link.
What Does The United Methodist Church Say About the Same-sex Marriage Ruling?
( - "Our commitment to biblical truth does not depend upon judicial affirmation by the Supreme Court of this or any other nation," said the Rev. Thomas Lambrecht, according to an article posted by Friday, June 26. Rev. Lambrecht is vice president and general manager of "Good News," an unofficial United Methodist advocacy group that supports the denomination's teachings on homosexuality. The article quotes him as saying, “Most of the delegates who would favor retaining the church’s current position on marriage do so out of deep conviction and understand that the church is at different times and various points at odds with the culture in which it lives." Church law bans clergy from performing same-sex marriages and forbids churches from hosting such ceremonies.  Rev. Sky McCracken, a district superintendent in western Kentucky, noted that both capital punishment and abortion are legal but United Methodists challenge both.  United Methodists have varied reactions to the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling that establishes same-sex civil marriage as a constitutional right, but many United Methodists agree on one thing: The decision likely will escalate a longtime denominational debate on the church's position on homosexuality. To read the entire article continue here. >>
United Methodist History Quiz
(Article here) - The United Methodist Church has existed in various forms for more than 200 years. Test your knowledge of its history with these questions. Pass on this quiz to others to encourage them to test their knowledge as well. This quiz is a partnership between United Methodist Communications and the General Commission on Archives and History.
"A searchable platform connecting young people to church-wide opportunities from the agencies of the United Methodist Church...."  The site provides a wide range of topics, including among others church, school (high school, college, seminary), home, Chrysalis, devotions, magazines, career, missions, and exploring a calling to ministry.
12 Ways to Stay Connected with College Students
United Methodist Communications has an article on this topic at  Tips include things you can do before the students leave, while they are at college, and when they come home.   
What Matters:  A Commentary about Metrics and Mission
(Bishop Ken Carter/Lewis Center) - "There is currently a lively conversation underway in the mainline church about numbers and metrics. This conversation is often dominated by two extreme and less-than-helpful perspectives. One seeks to quantify everything. In its most pronounced expression, this is the ascendency of the M.B.A. into every other professional guild, including ministry. The second perspective is an overreaction to the first. It insists that metrics should be ignored in favor of higher values — persons, or communities, or contexts." Full commentary here.
Includes the topics "Concluding Ministry in One Setting" and "Beginning Ministry in a New Setting."
5 Things Small Churches Can Uniquely Offer
(Rev. Ben Gosden) - "Church leadership has long held a bent toward the 'bigger is better'....  Instead of trying to mimmick [sic] what the large churches in your area are doing (only to come up short of their quality because you don’t have the money or resources to duplicate it), here are 5 things I believe small churches can uniquely offer the world right where they are...."   More here.
Free E-Newsletter from the Lewis Center
Leading Ideas is a weekly online newsletter of the Lewis Center for Church Leadership of Wesley Seminary in Washington, DC. Each week subscribers receive information, resources, and strategies to help advance God’s mission in ministry. To check it out and subscribe go to
Beginning on Jan. 1, 2015, the IRS standard mileage rates for the use of a car, van, pickup or panel truck will be as follows:
  • 57.5 cents per mile for business miles driven, up from 56 cents in 2014
  • 23 cents per mile driven for medical or moving purposes, down half a cent from 2014 
  • 14 cents per mile driven in service of charitable organizations
Five Ways to Support Your Pastor's Family
(Ministry Matters) - It’s no secret that the life of a pastor’s family is filled with unique challenges. There are few roles that mix work and family life as closely as pastoral ministry, which creates for clergy families a constant battle to maintain healthy boundaries. The pressure from the church and the surrounding community will inevitably take a toll on families unless adequate support is provided. For the complete article, posted November 3, 2014, please click here  

Resources for Clergy and Congregations
Resources for building, improving, and strengthening ministry are available at Here are sample "50 Ways to --" pdfs from   
If You Happen to Find Any Broken Web Links....
At we try to keep the Web links updated, but if you come across one that gives you a message like "page no longer exists" or "file not found," try going to the source's home page (first part of the link URL) and doing a word search on the topic at the site. As resources improve and update their websites, this sometimes breaks links we've shared with you on our site. It's all good, all a part of progress! The information may still be there, but just might take a little personal digging on your part to find where it was moved - or please contact the district office. We'll be glad to help!  - Mary, Pensacola District Administrative Assistant   
Update Your Find-A-Church Listing
Provided by United Methodist Communications and the local church, Find-A-Church allows you to introduce your church family to the community. By updating your church profile, you will help seekers find your church. Your profile serves as a powerful online tool for evangelism. Find-A-Church has almost 35,000 United Methodist Church profiles gaining more than 12,000 page views daily. Take advantage of this tool and get started now!  Update your church's profile by searching here.  By updating your church profile, you can:
  • Welcome visitors personally to your congregation.
  • Display your church's ministries and activities.
  • Add details about your worship schedule.
  • Link to your church's Web site for a closer look.
United Methodist Men - News & Chartering
Click here for UMM news and information about chartering.    
New Worship Service Times?
Pastors/Secretaries, if your church's worship and Sunday School times have changed, please log-in and update the Local Church information. Your District Superintendent is visiting churches, and your Church Locator Page will need to show the correct information.  Thank you! 
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