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Church Conference- Members Only
Sunday, December 4, 2022—3 pm—Christian Life Center
Purpose: To vote on which denomination with whom we choose to affiliate. 
Doors will open early at 2:30 to register and receive ballot. conference begins at 3:00 and should be concluded by 3:30. Childcare will be provided in Cobble Hall for ages birth through 5th Grade.
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Christmas Mission 
The Annual Christmas Mission is BIGGER THAN EVER and we have 23 families with 82 children who will need some extra help this Christmas season! Each year, with your support, we provide these children with food, clothing, jackets, toiletries, shoes, toys, and other needs they may have! To do this, we need your support!
There are TWO ways for you to give to the Christmas Mission.
1. Our greatest need – You can make a financial contribution of ANY amount to FUMC and please designate it for Christmas Mission. You can also do a memorial or an honorarium to the Christmas Mission as well! Please note that there is not an amount too small! OUR GOAL is $15,000!
2. If you would like to buy some items from a child’s wish list, you may CLICK THE GOOGLE LINK BELOW and/or contact Meg Massey. 
Choose child and item you would like to purchase and place your name on the row of item. If you would like to purchase multiple items, please place your name on ALL ROWS you wish to purchase. Check frequently for updates as wish lists are being finalized.
During the Hanging of the Greens service on Sunday, November 27, the service will include a special time to place gifts under the tree. In addition, the offering received during this service will go the Christmas Mission! If you are unable to attend the Hanging of the Greens service, gifts may be delivered to the Arts and Crafts room in the CLC before Sunday, December 4. If you sign up for a gift please make sure to list the family’s letter and the name of the child on the gift tag.
None of this could be possible without your support! Thank you so much for your kindness to the Christmas Mission and to the families & children we will serve!
Thanks so much,
Meg and John Massey
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Meet the Pastor
Jeff Tate

Jeff, the oldest of three siblings, was born and raised in Tampa, FL. After attending Hillsborough Community College (Tampa), he received a degree in Family and Child Development from Auburn University. He holds a Masters of Divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary and a Masters of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy from Southern Christian University (now Amridge University, Montgomery, AL).

Jeff served 10 years in youth ministry in Alabama, Florida and Kentucky before answering the call to pastoral ministry. Jeff has served as senior pastor of First UMC, Apalachicola, FL for 4 years, 10 years as lead pastor of First UMC, Lake City, FL, and has been serving the past 6 years as the lead pastor of Keystone UMC, Keystone Heights, FL.

Jeff is passionate about introducing people to Jesus, helping them grow in a personal relationship with Jesus, and equipping followers of Jesus to share their faith and serve others.  He and his Family are excited for this new chapter in their lives.

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