Marianna-Panama City UMC District Office
Wednesday, October 01, 2014
“Staying in Touch”
It has been a busy two weeks with returning to office work after being out for training and vacation. The week was filled with details and lots of appointments. I have been trying to touch base with the different groups and teams of the district and I am so blessed as I discover the magnitude of ministry happening here.
Vicki and I had the pleasure of attending the District Annual Day for the UMW and hear of the many amazing missions they sponsor. I also had the opportunity to install the new officers. The meeting was held at Graceville UMC and they were such gracious hosts. The Conference Annual Day will be held at Blue Lake on October 25th.
I have had the opportunity to preach at two more of our District Churches. I preached three services at Forrest Park on the 14th. This church has such a sweet spirit. The services were all alive with joy. I also had the opportunity to preach at Highland Park UMC and once again to tour their facility designed to help homeless women and children. This is a small congregation but the ministry of this church is huge. They were featured in an article on the front page of this Sunday’s paper.
Last week we were in a Cabinet Session for Coaching Training. The Bishop is committed to helping each of his Superintendents offer the best support possible for the clergy and churches of our districts. I am excited about this training and pray that it will help me be a better leader. I want Marianna/Panama City District to be able to reach our full potential.
Charge Conference season begins for me this Sunday. I will be visiting our churches and welcoming the opportunity to know our district better. I believe that God is working in each church is a special way and I am looking forward to seeing the many blessings being poured out upon the ministries of the district.
See you soon,
Office Phone: 850.215.1131 Fax: 850.215.1151
121 West 23rd Street Panama City, FL 32405
District Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday 9:00am - 4:00pm