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Register today for the 2022 Summer Youth Trip

May 11, 2022

We are excited to invite middle and high school students (and their adult leaders and sponsors) to our 2022 Summer Youth Trip to The National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, AL. We recommend this July 21-25 trip for graduating 8th grade students through graduating high school seniors. We'll gather at the Florida Conference office in Orlando early on Thursday, July 21, and travel by charter bus to the Hilton Garden Inn in Montgomery that evening. For more details, see the draft agendaRegister today!


Registration open for 2022 UCC Southern Regional Women's Retreat

May 05, 2022

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!


Two new boundary training opportunities this summer

April 19, 2022

The Florida Conference will underwrite two online Boundary Training workshops this summer. There is no cost to attend, but registration is required. Clergy with their standing in Florida will earn one Boundary Training credit for either workshop. The first, for clergy, members in discernment and lay leaders serving in ministry settings, will take place May 19 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. ET and will explore the dynamics of power and vulnerability in ministry relationships. Register here!  The second, "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. Learn the difference between "power over" and "power with," the power of perception, healthy use of prophetic witness from the pulpit and social media, and what to do in the event of a ministry power imbalance. Register here!


Missing our emails?

January 28, 2022

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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