AC20 Special Worship Services and Recognitions

This year some of the special worship services or recognitions that normally happen during an in-person Annual Conference are taking place at a different time than the Annual Conference plenary session.  However, all North Alabama United Methodists are invited to be a part of these holy moments in the life of our Annual Conference!

Memorial Service

The Annual Memorial Service to remember those clergy and clergy spouses who have died since last Annual Conference will be a recorded, virtual service.  The Service will premiere the evening of October 1, 2020 at 6 p.m.  


Click here to download the Memoir Book and Order of Service.


2020 Class of Retirees

The 2020 class of retiring pastors are being honored through a video during which each retiree was given the opportunity to address the Annual Conference.


Service of Licensing and Commissioning

The Service of Licensing and Commissioning for new local pastors and provisional deacons and elders was held on Sunday, September 27 at 2 p.m. If you missed the live stream, you may watch the service below. 


Service of Ordination

The Service of Ordination for new full connection elders was held on Sunday, September 27 at 4 p.m. If you missed the live stream, you may watch the service below.


Plenary Worship Services

You are also invited to watch the worship services that were part of the live stream of the plenary session.

Opening Worship

The Opening Worship Service of the North Alabama Conference Plenary featured a Prelude by Dr. Anthony Powell, an ensemble singing the traditional opening hymn of Annual Conference "And Are We Yet Alive" coordinated by Dr. Powell, a prayer for this year's special offering led by Director of Ministry with the Poor Dr. Adlene Kufarimai and the praise song “God of This City” performed by Huntsville First UMC Exalt Band.




Closing Worship

The Closing Worship Service of the 2020 North Alabama Annual Conference Plenary featured a sermon by Bishop Leonard Fairley and the singing of "“Jesu, Jesu” by an ensemble led by Nancy Beard.




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