The Florida Conference will sponsor "Healthy Ministry Relationships: Gender, Race and Sexual Orientation" (An Intentional Conversation on Boundaries) on Tuesday, May 18, from 2-4 p.m. EDT. Rev. Dr. Tracy Dawson and Rev. Wendy Kidd of the Rocky Mountain Conference Healthy Ministry Relationships Wider Ministry will lead the interactive workshop for authorized ministers (active and retired), lay leaders, seminarians and members in discernment. Florida Conference clergy who attend will earn one unit of professional ethics (boundary) training credit. There is no cost to participate, but registration is required. -> Read more and register here! ->
Scam artists are once again sending emails to UCC members in the Florida Conference (and other conferences) that appear to come from the conference minister, the former moderator or other church leaders. The emails say something like "I need your help with something urgent. Please reply at your earliest convenience." Or they may say something like, "Are you busy? I have a matter I need you to handle discreetly, but I'm going into a meeting, no calls, so kindly respond via email." Those who reply are typically asked to purchase and send some form of gift cards, for which they will supposedly be reimbursed. You can read more about these phishing scams -> here ->.
Scammers have been targeting members of the United Church of Christ and The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) with emails that appear to come from the denominations or their leaders recently. The fraudulent emails look very similar to those we send out regularly, using our logos and branding, and they may appear to come from Florida Conference staff members and/or what appear to be valid UCC email addresses. -> Read more! ->
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