Dear Members and Friends of the Florida Fellowship,
It is a privilege to have a leadership role in in the Florida Chapter of the Fellowship of United Methodists in Music & Worship Arts (FUMMWA). Rich fellowship and community have been among the greatest blessings I have received through my association with this group. It is in the spirit of honoring and protecting that community that I let you know we are cancelling our 2020 Adult Church Music Workshop & Youth Music Camp. This was a difficult decision, but we believe it is the right choice considering the uncertainty currently existing around all of us.
It is my hope that you will invest any time and resources that would have gone into our summer Workshop into your own local worshipping community. Let this be a season where you take the lead in rebuilding and restoring the local fellowship as we come out of this crisis. I believe the residual effect of this will be felt for a long time in our churches and local communities. I encourage you to be a light in the dark. May the music and art you provide point the way toward the God who is greater than all we fear!
Your Workshop design team, led by Beth Green, has put a tremendous amount of work into this year’s event. They have my thanks and appreciation. Although it is very difficult to plan for the future right now, they will meet (virtually of course!) in the coming days to make decisions about possible alternatives to the Workshop. Be on the lookout for that. In the meantime, our plans for June 13 – 18, 2021 at the Warren Willis Conference Center go on! Mark your calendar to attend next year where I pray hugs and wonderful fellowship will abound. Grace and peace, Jeff Faux, President
P.S. If you have already registered, any payment will be refunded in full.