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Last boundary training opportunities this year
For clergy who haven't yet completed their two units of Boundary Training in the three-year period ending in 2022, the Florida Conference is offering three more opportunities this year. There is no cost to attend, but registration is required. "Healthy Ministry Relationships for Retired Authorized Clergy" will take place Aug. 24 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. ET and is for clergy familiar with basic boundary issues. Register here! In addition, Basic Healthy Ministry Relationships training for active authorized ministers, members in discernment and seminarians will be offered in two parts Oct. 22 & 29 from noon to 4:30 p.m. ET, with each session worth one unit of Boundary Training credit. Register here!
Just Peace in a Southern Context
Just Peace logoThe Florida Conference of the UCC, in cooperation with the Southern, Southeast and South Central Conferences along with Justice and Local Church Ministries, invites you to join us for “Just Peace in a Southern Context” on Saturday, Aug. 27, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This virtual event will offer a historical overview, theological grounding, and current examples of why being a Just Peace Church matters today. Guest Speakers will include Rev. Dr. Susan Thistlethwaite, Rev. Geoffrey Black, Sandra Sorensen, and others. The UCC Washington Office and members of the UCC Just Peace Network will share examples of how together we can bring hope for a more just and peaceful tomorrow. There is no cost to attend the event. However, registration is required. Register today!
Register now for the 2022 Annual Gathering of the Florida Conference
Now is the time to gather the church and to celebrate and recommit to our shared covenant as The United Church of Christ in Florida comes together in Vero Beach, Fla., Oct. 6-8 for the 2022 Annual Gathering of the Florida Conference of the United Church of Christ. This year's theme is "This is the Day! #Building Beloved Community". Register today!

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Registration open for 2022 UCC Southern Regional Women's Retreat
UCC Southern Regional Women's Retreat LogoJoin women from across the South at the 2022 UCC Southern Regional Women's Retreat Oct. 14-16 at Camp Weed & Cerveny Conference Center in Live Oak, Florida.  The theme is "God of Mystery – Spirit of Hope" with the scripture Romans 12:12-13Our keynote speaker will be the Rev. Dr. Karen Georgia Thompson, Associate General Minister, Wider Church Ministries and Co-Executive for Global Ministries. Register by June 15 for a $20 Early Bird Discount! Register today!
Missing our emails?
If you've been missing our e-Celebrate and Celebrate Florida email newsletters, you may have missed the announcement last December that we discontinued e-Celebrate, which had been published every other week, in favor of a new weekly newsletter that we're calling The Sunshine Connection until we come up with a better name. If you'd like to start receiving The Sunshine Connection, you can sign up here. In addition, starting this year, Celebrate Florida will be published quarterly, at the end of March, June, September and December, rather than every other month as it had been. If you've already subscribed, you don't need to do anything. If you'd like to subscribe or update your email address, go here.  

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