Florida UMC Cabinet combined Worship Service this weekend

Dear Church Family,

Happy Friday! I am going to try to keep this note brief.

This Sunday (June 21) is Father’s Day, a time when our nation comes together to celebrate all the dads and dad-like figures in our lives. Amanda and I are going to steal away with the twins for a few days to go see my dad in Fort Lauderdale. We’re leaving Friday (today) and will be back Sunday afternoon/evening. We look forward to our time with him and other family.

Julia and I are going to change things up for weekend worship. Bishop Carter and his cabinet have graciously put together a worship service for United Methodist congregations in the Florida Conference to use. More than 300 churches took advantage of this option last weekend, and we’re going to take advantage of it this weekend. So instead of continuing in our “Superhero Summer” series (which we’ll come back to next weekend), we’ll enjoy this service instead. You’ll still see my face and hear my voice for the welcome, announcements, Communion, and giving, but other than those elements, the rest of the service will be entirely led by others. I’m grateful to our Bishop and cabinet for putting this service together. It gives a nice break to all those who have been leading online worship during the pandemic. Additionally, it allows churches to receive the gifts of those currently leading us on the conference level.

Please take a look at the rest of this email for a sense of what’s happening at Community of Faith. If you scroll down, you’ll see information about things taking place, including an upcoming Bible study I’m leading on the Book of Revelation.

Have a great weekend!