Major Initiatives


March 15, 2015 — Aromas of stew, chicken and yellow rice and chili. Sounds of hammers, saws, stacking lumber and laughter while renovating a bath house. Sights of low income, makeshift campers. This is the church. It doesn’t look, smell or sound like yours. It began when First UMC of Starke realized the residents of a trailer park community weren’t going to come to their church ... READ MORE


  1. Fresh Expressions Fact Sheet 
    May 15, 2015
  2. Younger Clergy Debt Fact Sheet
    July 7, 2015
  3. Nehemiah Project Fact Sheet 
    August 12, 2015
  4. Race Conversation Fact Sheet
    September 14, 2015
  5. The Local Church as a Learning Community Fact Sheet
    November 16, 2015
  6. General Conference Fact Sheet
    March 1, 2016

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The Florida Conference of The United Methodist Church

450 Martin L King Jr Ave
Lakeland, FL 33815

(863) 688-5563 or toll free (800) 282-8011