The Florida Council is a catalyst for realizing the unity which Christ has given the Church, a unity that leads to solidarity with all of humanity. At the beginning of biblical history, God calls the immigrant Abraham to become a blessing for all families upon the earth.  Isaiah proclaims that all flesh shall see the salvation of God. The Apostle Paul says that Christ dies once for all. Peter declares […]

Upper Room Seminar: Let’s Save All God’s Children Friday, May 25, 10 AM – 2 PM Allen Chapel AME, 1203 Olive Avenue, Sanford, FL 32771 Open to all church leaders, clergy and laity. Lunch will be ordered out for participants. Please read the following material in advance. Dr. Wood: “Let’s Save All of God’s Children” Rev. Meyer: “Whither Jubilee Economics”     2012 PENTECOST JUBILEE DESIRED OUTCOMES A meaningful start towards feeling the […]

Dr. Virgil Wood, Pastor Emeritus and Martin Luther King, Jr., Co-Worker, will help lead a Pentecost Jubilee Weekend in the Greater Orlando Area. Two events are currently planned, a seminar on Friday in Sanford and a racial healing service of churches on Sunday afternoon. Upper Room Seminar: Let’s Save All God’s Children Friday, May 25, 10 AM – 2 PM Allen Chapel AME, 1203 Olive Avenue, Sanford, FL 32771 Open to all church […]

Statement of Tampa Bay Religious Leaders on Support for the Vision of the Occupy Movement.   The Occupy Movement that appeared in New York City on September 17, 2011 has spread across the United States and worldwide, seeking new forms of human governance that respect the rights of the individual and protect the individual from the harms of undue corporate interests and corrupt governments. As people of faith, we support […]

Address to the Annual Conference of the Florida United Methodist Church Lakeland Civic Center Lakeland, Florida 15 June 2012 The Rev. Russell L. Meyer     Download PDF. Jesus prayed: “I ask not only on behalf of these, but also on behalf of those who will believe in me through their word, … that they may become completely one, so that the world may know that you have sent me […]

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The following text was deliverd by the Rev. Russell L. Meyer, Executive Director of the Florida Council of Churches, on Monday, November 19, 2007, at a conversation on Christian unity hosted by Radio Peace at Barry University, Miami Shores, FL. The panel discussion also included Rev. Fr. Mark Wedig, Department of Theology and Philosophy, Chairman, Barry University; Rt. Rev. Leo Frade, Episcopal Bishop of Southeast Florida; Rev. Melissa Pisco, St. […]

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UNITY   God gives us unity in Christ.  As the baptized receive the gift of unity, the Spirit works reconciling power  in the Church for healing the world.