1. Worship This Weekend - On December 30th we will be blessed and honored by having Robert Bledsoe return to us to lead us in worship. He is home for the Christmas break and will join us to lead worship in my absence. So come on out and hear how God has been working in Robert's life since his time with us this past summer. Invite a friend and come on out as you begin to ring in the new year.
2. January Leadership Training in Ocala - There will be a district wide training for church leaders on Saturday, January 5th at First UMC in Ocala. The training is free and runs from 8:30am-12:30pm. No advance registration is required. There are several sessions including:
Call of the Laity
Health Resources and Benefits Update
Leading for Effective Ministry/Role of Church Council
Staff Parish Relations
Local Church Representative to Annual Conference Training
Growing Mature Disciples
Who are your church neighbors and 6 ways to reach them!
Reclaiming an intergenerational church
How can we make a difference in the lives of the incarcerated re-entering our communities?
College Students and Young Adults
Charting Your Church's Course
Your Church Disaster Plan
Responding to Poverty and Childhood Hunger