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Sumatanga Trustees invite churches to support the future of Camp

6/25/2017

To: Churches of North Alabama Conference UMC From: Board of Trustees – Camp Sumatanga   Dear Friends in Christ, For decades, Camp Sumatanga has been about the business of “Discovering, Developing, and Deploying Spiritual Leaders” throughout our conference. Many of our pulpits have been filled over the years by those who heard and clarified God’s call on their life at Camp Sumatanga. Summer Camps have served as incubators of faith for generations of Methodist leaders. Over 35,000 people have ...


Disaster Response Update: Fairfield Tornado

6/23/2017

Fairfield in western Jefferson County was hit by an F-2 tornado on Thursday, June 22, 2017. They are requesting the following assistance: Supplies: Tarps, Non-Perishable Food Items, Water and Gatorade delivered to 6501 Aaron Aronov Drive, Midfield, Alabama 35064. Volunteers: Debris Removal Teams, Chain Saw Teams and Tarping Teams will be needed on Saturday, June 24. Please report at 8:30 a.m. to the Volunteer Reception Center located at 6501 Aaron Aronov Drive, Midfield, Alabama. You Must come ...


Native American Ministries Cherokee mission trip to be August 21-25, 2017

6/23/2017

The Native American Ministries Team invites you to participate in a mission trip to Cherokee UMC in Cherokee, North Carolina. This mission outreach is scheduled for August 21-25, 2017. The cost is $150 per person (includes meals/dorm) and scholarships are available. The main focus of the work will be home repairs and a VBS. The deadline to register and to pay is August 2, 2017. For more information and to download the brochure, application, medical form and scholarship request form click here. ...


Disaster Response Team offers new communication tool

6/22/2017

Your North Alabama Conference Disaster Response & Recovery Team is launching our new communication tool, NAC-NAV. NAC-NAV is short for North Alabama Conference Navigators. This is a "text service" for Emergency Communications. You can report any damages through this service, as well as, receive notifications of emergency needs and requests for teams to assist in the relief operations. This is an EMERGENCY ONLY Service. To sign up and be able to send and receive Disaster Response NAC-NAV ...


Clergy Health pilot group sponsored by Board of Ordained Ministry helps clergy achieve significant positive changes

6/21/2017

There are significant challenges for clergy today. Among many, these challenges include technology and accessibility; time; authority and expectations; changing shape of lay involvement; boundary issues; finances; mobility and uprootedness; postmodernism; and dissonance between vision and reality. (Epperly, B. A Center in the Cyclone: 21st Century Clergy Self-Care, 2014) In an effort to support and undergird gains made by our clergy in areas of emotional, spiritual and physical health (Center ...


Message from Bishop Wallace-Padgett: Reflections on Annual Conference 2017

6/21/2017

Dear Friends, We sang God’s Song in Tune and Rhythm at the 2017 North Alabama Annual Conference. It was truly a wonderful experience. Highlights included: extraordinary hospitality offered by host Superintendent Rev. Tom Parrish, the Northeast District volunteers and the Von Braun Center; great sermons and teaching sessions by Bishop Robert Schnase and Bishop James R. King, Jr.; an offering of more than $40,000 designated for our Ministry with the Poor Initiative; several presentations that ...


Church of the Reconciler invites you to help them raise money with everyday purchases

6/20/2017

Since the mid-1990’s, Church of the Reconciler has been doing vital work with the homeless community in Birmingham. Homeless people are finding housing, addicted people are finding recovery, hungry people have a daily meal and sick people have access to medical treatment. The church's ministry has only been possible because of so many partner churches and individuals throughout the North Alabama Conference. Now, there is a really quick and easy way that you can help raise funds that won’t cost...


Resources now available to help tell the story of Annual Conference 2017

6/13/2017

The 2017 North Alabama Annual Conference met at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville on June 4-6 under the theme of  "Singing God's Song in Tune and Rhythm. Watch the video below to see highlights of this year's Annual Conference.   The 2016 United Methodist Book of Discipline notes that one of the duties of a lay member of Annual Conference is to report to the local church on actions of the annual conference. Below are resources to help laity and clergy share the story of the 2017 North ...


2017 North Alabama Annual Conference Recap

6/5/2017

Click for Annual Conference Photo Gallery Sunday - June 4 The 2017 North Alabama Annual Conference gathered at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville on the afternoon of Sunday, June 4, for an opening celebration of Pentecost. The Conference began as those gathered sang “And Are We Yet Alive.” After calling the Conference to order, the Conference elected Rev. Dr. Dedric Cowser as Conference Secretary. They also elected assistant secretaries (Rev. Nancy Cole, Karen Long, Rev. Tim Tatum, and Rev. ...


Message from Bishop Wallace-Padgett: Pentecost 2017

6/4/2017

Dear Friends, Recently my family had an 85th birthday celebration for my Dad. It included affirmation letters, pictures, gifts and of course – cake. We had fun celebrating the day Dad was born! The actual moment of a child’s birth is of great importance. But in reality the development and maturing that follows is what sets the tone for the rest of that child’s life. Today, June 4, 2017, we are celebrating Pentecost Sunday, the birth day of the church. Though we do not have pictures or videos of ...


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