Marianna-Panama City UMC District Office
Saturday, July 26, 2014




Dear Friends of the MPC District,

Thanks to all of you who came to the reception on Sunday afternoon at Lynn Haven UMC.  It was great getting to meet and know so many of the clergy families and members in our district churches.  Lynn Haven was so gracious to host the event and the food was incredible.  I want to thank Rev. Craig Carter and Rev. Terry Tatum and their members and staff for making this such a memorable event.

Rev. Dr. John Freeman, chair of the District Superintendency Committee has been diligent at being sure that Vicki and I have been warmly welcomed.  Again, I want to thank him and the churches that provided meals as we arrived.  They met a great need during those “unpacking” days.  It is good to be settled in now and I am happy to be moving forward without tripping over boxes. 

It was a blessing for me to have the opportunity to preach three services at Lynn Haven this Sunday.  I have had other invitations for the future for which I am grateful.  I love to preach and will welcome any opportunity to share God’s Word.  It is also my goal to hear each of our clergy preach as I visit churches.  I understand however, that this is going to take a while.

Many of you have inquired about this year’s Charge Conference Schedule.  I have been working on this and will be ready to release it very soon.  If the date assigned you will not work, I will need to know that immediately to reschedule. 

Be sure to place the “District Clergy Family Night” on your calendar for Thursday August 21st at 6:00 PM at Chipley UMC.  I want to encourage each of you to be with us to welcome our new clergy families and visit with the rest.   You don’t have to pay anything or bring anything except the entire family.  This will give me and all of us the chance to put names and faces together.  Good food, fun and fellowship is the agenda (although there will be a small amount of business, but not much!).

We hope you like the new look of the web-site and find it helpful.  Please let us know what we need to add or take away that will make it more user friendly for you.

The district office assistant Debi will be on vacation for the rest of this week and all of next week.  I will be at a Cabinet Meeting on Monday and Tuesday July 28 and 29.  The office will be closed on those two days.  I should be in on the other days so feel free to call if you need me. 

Hope you are having an awesome summer,  Blessings,




Office Phone:  850.215.1131   Fax:  850.215.1151  
Mailing Address: 
121 West 23rd Street Panama City, FL 32405
District Office Hours:
 Monday - Thursday 9:00am - 4:00pm