August 25 | 1:00- 500pm (fellowship at 6:35)
First United Methodist Church of Pensacola

Led by the Rev. Dr. Geoffrey Lentz, Senior Pastor of First UMC Pensacola and other members of the Celebrate UMC team.

On August 25, Celebrate UMC will offer a Local Church Discernment Clinic at First United Methodist Church of Pensacola, Fl. There is a lot of misinformation and confusion surrounding the disaffiliation process and this clinic is designed to help clergy lead the process of discernment in their congregations. We in Celebrate UMC believe that means that God is calling most of our churches to stay UMC, and that is what is best for their long term health and vitality. We will focus on how to be a spiritual leader offering people the unity of Christ during this divisive time, how to educate your congregation about what is really happening in the denomination using several tools, how to manage the grief of the splintering, and how to recover a sense of hope for the future. Mostly we will find ways to support each other during this time, so no one feels alone. After the meeting, everyone is invited to watch the epic AWF showdown with Pensacola Blue Wahoos facing the Montgomery Biscuits. The Clinic is provided free of charge, however Wahoos tickets can be purchased upon registration for $15/person. The Clinic & Wahoos Game are optional and either/both can be attended.