AC14 Worship

Opening Celebration

Sunday, June 1, 2014
6:30 p.m.
Bishop Debra Wallace-Padgett, preaching
Featuring the music of Cheryl Tolbert
Rev. Dale Cohen, Service Coordinator

This upbeat celebration will feature stories of fruitful ministry by North Alabama Methodists since we last gathered in 2013. These stories will highlight God’s work through congregations of all sizes and efforts, such as the Imagine No Malaria Campaign, that span the depth and breadth of the Conference. Amidst the celebration Bishop Wallace-Padgett will inspire us and call us to action. The service will culminate with the congregation sharing the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper.


Service of Ordination, Commissioning and Licensing

Monday, June 2, 2014
7 p.m
Bishop Debra Wallace-Padgett, preaching
Dr. Bill Brunson, Service Coordinator
Quinton Harris, Music Director

This beautifully liturgical service is rooted deeply in the traditions of Methodism. The congregation will join the Bishop and Cabinet, the Board of Ordained Ministry and all the clergy of The North Alabama Conference in affirming persons as they accept God’s call to serve in the representative ministry of the church.


Memorial Service

Tuesday, June 3, 2014
11 a.m.
Rev. Don Neal, Executive Director, Superannuate Homes and Ordained Ministry, preaching
Dr. Kevin Payne, Service Coordinator
Camilla S. Pruitt, Music Director

The Memorial Service is a holy time of remembrance for the faithful service of clergy and clergy spouses who were received on the other side of eternity since the previous year’s Annual Conference. Families of the deceased join members of the Annual Conference to celebrate the life and resurrection of their loved ones.


Celebration Worship Service

Tuesday, June 3, 2014
7 p.m.
Bishop Lindsay Davis, Resident Bishop, Kentucky Episcopal Area, preaching
Rev. Julie Holly, Service Coordinator
Ben Williams, Service Coordinator

A worship experience celebrating the efforts of United Methodists in North Alabama to reach out to God’s people through church planting and mission projects such as Stop Hunger Now.


Sending Forth Service

Wednesday, June 4, 2014
10:45 a.m.

Rev. Robert Mercer, Service Coordinator

As the body of Christ, members of the annual conference will gather in districts to pray together and prepare to "bloom where they are planted." This worship experience will be a time in which we are renewed in our calling to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world, and we will commit ourselves to the role God has for us in the Ministry Action Plan of the North Alabama Conference. Bishop Wallace-Padgett will fix the appointments and close the session of Annual Conference with a Celebration of the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper.

Featured Worship Leader:
Cheryl Tolbert 

Annual Conference Worship Coordinator: 
Rev. Lonna Lynn Euler Higgs 

Annual Conference Worship Team:
Dr. Bill Brunson, Ordination Service Coordinator
Rev. Dale Cohen, Opening Celebration Coordinator
Quinton Harris, Ordination Service Music Director
Rev. Julie Holly, Tuesday Evening Worship Celebration Coordinator
Rev. Robert Mercer, Order of Deacons Chair, Sending Forth Service Coordinator
Dr. Kevin Payne, Memorial Service Coordinator
Camilla S. Pruitt, Memorial Service Music Director
Ben Williams, Tuesday Evening Worship Celebration Coordinator
Rev. Mitchell Williams, Logistics and Worship Choreographer 

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