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Bishop Carter’s Annual Conference Overview

Bishop Carter shared this brief list of what took place during the closing session of the AC:
  • The election of our 2020 General and Jurisdictional Conference Delegations – led by Alex Shanks and Molly McEntire.
  • The Ordination, Commissioning and Licensing of 52 persons.
  • Over $37,000 given to the Bishop’s Offering in order to start a new church within the Lowell Correctional Institute and the revitalization of FAMU Wesley.
  • We now have 301 Fresh Expressions in Florida and we chartered a new church (Good Samaritan UMC in Tallahassee).
  • Apportionment giving increased last year and we reduced our 2020 Budget to return more resources to the local church.
  • We enthusiastically approved a new ministry plan for Latino/Latina ministries.
  • We engaged in dialogue about our church’s social teaching and public witness and approved funding for seminary scholarships for the next five years.