In conversation with a church member after preaching at one of our services, we started a conversation about reopening the church after the pandemic. This church member had an interesting perspective on the pandemic. He said, “The pandemic has forced the church to get online; perhaps this is an opportunity
The statistic concerning young people leaving Seventh-day Adventist churches was a staggering 65% in North America before the pandemic. No one knows yet how the effects of COVID-19 will impact the retention of youth and young adults. Some churches in the Florida Conference did an amazing job staying engaged with their
As we announced last month, it was the intention of the Administrative Committee for our Conference office to fully re-open to the public by August 9. However, the present rise of coronavirus cases in the Central Florida area causes us to pause and reconsider our safety measures, plans, and initiatives.
We are deeply saddened by the tragic news of the assassination of Jovenel Moïse, President of the Republic of Haiti, and the strife and violence in the nation. At this time of national tragedy, we pray that God will comfort those who have been deeply hurt at these senseless events and
Dear Florida Conference leaders and constituents, I pray that this message finds you in good health. As you may be aware, the 2021 hurricane season is quickly approaching and is expected to extend from June 1-November 30, 2021. I would like to remind you of some important safety measures that
This article will address topics regarding mental health that may be triggering for some. If you or someone you know is struggling, please seek the counsel of a mental health professional or other qualified health provider. If there is immediate danger, dial 911. This content is not intended to be
By Dr. Annie Pérez, Ph.D., MA, BSN, RN Health Psychologist, Marriage and Family Counseling FLC Director Women’s Ministries and Prayer Ministries Have you ever been told you are insensitive or too direct with people? Do you prefer to talk rather than listen? Does conflict follow you? Are these questions annoying you? It could
By Vivian L. Perez A little over 12 years ago, I shared with my husband the burning desire to help others with their fitness journey. But more so than just getting fit or being in shape, I felt a strong conviction to share my spiritual beliefs alongside encouraging others to be