Marianna-Panama City UMC District Office
Tuesday, December 01, 2015
“Staying in Touch”
Thanksgiving is next week and my heart is overflowing with praise. I have had so many blessings in the past few weeks. In addition to family blessings, I have enjoyed spending time in the churches of the Marianna Panama City District. I love the clergy and laity of this district and I am overwhelmed by the magnitude of ministry and service I see in each church.
When I think of the thousands of persons who are being blessed by the worship, outreach, missions and generosity of this district I can only give God the praise. It has been my privilege to preach, worship and celebrate ministry through the charge conferences in the churches of the district. I am so proud of our efforts to support the ministry of the larger church through the Connectional Mission Giving. We have given over 110% to the conference Imagine No Malaria campaign and we are still leading the conference in the highest percentage of apportionment support to date. I hope we can finish the year strong and continue to be an example.
I want to ask both Lay and Clergy to place on your calendars the upcoming District Conference which is scheduled for January 24, 2016. It will be held at the Lynn Haven UMC and will be from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM. We are planning on offering several classes that I believe you will find interesting. More details will come later but our topics at present are, SPR/PPR, Lay Leadership, Bible Study, Missions, Missionsite (Using this Demographics web site) and General Conference Issues. Plan to be with us as we gather for this annual day.
Charge Conferences are coming to an end this week and I have mixed emotions. While it will be nice not to have to travel every day, I will miss the constant contact with the church. I am planning to still worship with you on a regular basis and I have only a few churches where I have not worshiped or preached. It is my goal to be in each church for worship. I also want to say how much I appreciate the many opportunities I am given to preach and I continue to welcome that opportunity (hint-hint).
Have a Happy Thanksgiving and please know that you will remain in my prayers and on my praise list.
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