“Grateful: The Transformative Power of Giving Thanks” by Diana Butler Bass
The author explores why gratitude is missing as a modern spiritual practice, offers practical suggestions for reclaiming it, and illuminates how the shared practice of gratitude can lead to greater connection with God, our world, and our own souls.
A wrangle is an opportunity for Nu Class members to question and/or discuss subject matter from previous classes. It is also a chance to bring up new topics or issues. All are welcome to participate.
Duane Bergstrom passed away on July 7th, 2018
A Memorial Service will be held at 11.00am on Jul 07, 2018 at First United Methodist Church, Orlando
Read Duane’s Obituary online
2018 FLORIDA ANNUAL CONFERENCE June 7–9, 2018
Florida Southern College
111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr.
Lakeland, FL 33801
Annual Conference is a yearly session for clergy and lay members to worship, learn about programs, and conduct the business of the United Methodist Church. Attendees Debby and John will update us on issues discussed.
On June 12, 2016, Orange County was impacted greatly by a senseless act of violence and hatred at Pulse Nightclub.
The Orange County History Center in partnership with Orange County Government created the One Orlando Collection, a tribute to the victims and survivors of the Pulse Nightclub tragedy. More than 5,000 artifacts were collected, curated and documented from various sites across Central Florida, include the Pulse nightclub.
During Orlando United Day | A Day of Love and Kindness, the History Center opened a temporary exhibit that included hundreds of artifacts and memorials for loved ones, survivors, and community members to view. The exhibit was retired later as final plans to permanently display these items continue. Mike’s presentation today will update us on the progress of the memorial as a permanent exhibit.
Dr. Redding holds a Ph.D. in Choral Conducting/Music Education and a Master of Music Education, both from Florida State University, and a B.S. in Music Education from Florida A&M University. He is a member of ACDA, NAfME, FVA, NATS, and Chorus America. In the Florida Vocal Association (FVA) he has served as District 8 Chairperson. In the Florida ACDA, he has served as State R&R Chair for Ethnic Music/Multicultural Affairs, Co-Chair for the High School Mixed Honor Choir, and Youth/Student Activities. Currently, he is the State R&R Chair for High School Mixed Choir for Florida ACDA. Nationally, Dr. Redding is in demand as a guest conductor and lecturer. He has conducted the ACDA National High School Honor Choir, the Central Division ACDA Honor Choir, the North Central Division ACDA Honor Choir, the Eastern Division ACDA Honor Choir and All-State and Honor choirs in more than 25 states. In 2014, he was the only American adjudicator at the International Choral Festival, Verona, Italy and recently, he conducted at the TAISM Festival of Choirs in Muscat, Oman. He is also one of the conductors for Disney’s Candlelight Processional at Epcot.
Michael Morwood raises questions of faith that are on the minds of many Catholics and other Christians today. While Church authority will not permit Catholic academics to raise or discuss many of these controversial topics publicly, Morwood boldly delves into the issues with clarity, courage, hope, and inspiration from his extensive experience in spirituality and adult faith formation.