Workshop Wednesdays continues Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. with a deep dive into our Anti-Racism Ministry. "No matter who you are or where you are on your life's journey," each of us carries a testimony and an opportunity that can be impactful in the work of Anti-Racism. Join us as members of the Anti-Racism Ministry Team of the Florida Conference share wisdom and experiences of how the work of Anti-Racism begins with relational commitment and the prophetic willingness to be fully present in the work of restorative justice and a peace that more greatly resembles the Kin-dom. Learn more information in last week's e-Celebrate newsletter. And here's a link to a flyer detailing all the upcoming workshops.
The Florida Conference will sponsor a Healthy Ministry Relationships Training (formerly "Boundary Training") entitled "A Position of Trust: Committing to Healthy Ministry Relationships" on Friday, Oct. 29, and Saturday, Oct. 30, from 1-5:30 p.m. each day via Zoom video conference. 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. This is the last Boundary Training opportunity the Florida Conference will offer in 2021. 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 ->.
God is still speaking