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A Message from District Superintendent Timothy R. Trent
 
 
August 24, 2015
 
By the time you read this I will be at Lake Junaluska for District Superintendents training.  I will be there all week learning more about my role as District Superintendent.  Please keep all of us in your prayers.  There is much information to process and a lot to learn.  Pray that we will have safe travels and a meaningful week.
 
Last week I met with the leadership of our District Missions Board.  These people do wonderful work in planting new churches in our district.  When I come to lead your Charge Conference, I will be asking for a form that every church should have listing the name of an interested person from your church who is willing to serve as a representative for the Missions Board.  We do not want just a name to fill a position. We want persons who are genuinely interested in planting new churches.  I am asking all pastors and churches to give this their careful, prayerful attention.  We have much work to do in our district in planting new churches and we need everyone’s help.  Thank you in advance for your attention to this. 
 
I am also asking that each church in the Pensacola area please consider putting some amount in your 2016 budget for Pensacola United Methodist Community Ministries.  This ministry, led by Rev. Robin Noble, is doing a great work!  We will have our next clergy meeting at Richards Memorial and tour the facilities so that we can all see what they are doing and how our help is needed.  On September 1st Bishop Leeland and I will tour the facilities and meet some of the persons ministered to.   If you have any questions about this great ministry and how you and your church can help, feel free to call me or Rev. Robin Noble.
 
In 1902 a young poet had his poems returned by a publisher.  Enclosed was the usual rejection slip.  But Robert Frost rejected this rejection.  In 1905 a Ph.D. candidate had his dissertation turned down.  But Albert Einstein rejected this rejection.  A teacher once wrote on a sixteen-year-old’s report card: “A conspicuous lack of success.”  But Winston Churchill rejected this rejection.
 
Rejection comes in many forms to all of us.  If it doesn’t, we are not doing anything.  Yet failure never need be final.  One of God’s greatest gifts is being able to try again.  God is the God of the second chance!
 
How about you?  Have you been rejected?  I’m sure you have.  We all have.  But that doesn’t mean all your choices have been eliminated.  Why not reject your rejection?
 
I hope to see some of you Sunday where we will worship a God that shows us, through Christ, that we can reject our rejection and become more than we ever thought to bring glory to the God of the second chance!
 
Pensacola District Superintendent            
 
 

 
 

  Clergy Appointments 2015-2016

 
                                       Download AWFC-wide list as a pdf here.
 
      (Pictured L-R: Dr. Tim Trent and Dr. Jeremy Pridgeon, from AWFC Photo Gallery.)
 
 
 
The Pensacola District list below is a snippet from the full AWFC appointments list  posted at www.awfumc.org/apt2015 June 3, 2015.
Highlighted are new appointments and status changes.  In parentheses is clergy status and years at appointment. No code denotes Full Elder.
 
  

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
About the Pensacola District
 
 
The Pensacola District is one of eight districts comprising the Alabama-West Florida Conference of The United Methodist Church. True to biblical mandate and denominational priority, we are committed to proclaiming the Good News of Jesus Christ; discipling residents, tourists, and snowbirds alike; establishing new congregations; and nurturing existing ones.
 
God, shield us from the temptation to accept the world as it is. May we instead live into our calling to be holy and salt of the earth. We are here to tell the world about Jesus Christ, to advance the Kingdom of God.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
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