Moving Forward Together

Moving Forward Together is a new hybrid (online and in-person) missional effort of the North Alabama Conference designed to help us move past disaffiliations and move forward into the future together.

Moving Forward Together was created by New and Renewing Churches in partnership with North Alabama Conference leaders, pastors, and congregations to provide support and resources for people feeling abandoned or displaced from their local United Methodist Church due to disaffiliation. We welcome anyone who desires to remain connected to the United Methodist Church through discipleship, mission, sacrament, and worship.



Scroll below to see the ways the North Alabama Conference is working to support you as we move forward together.


If you wish to continue your membership in the United Methodist Church, there are two ways to do so. Please know we are ready to support and assist you as we move forward together.

Use this online form
to transfer your UMC Membership. →

Download this printable form and mail it to your District Office.


Pastoral Care:

If you need a pastor to help you process and deal with your emotions regarding disaffiliation, email

We will identify pastor(s) in your district who are ready and willing to assist. Our pastors are there to encourage, listen, provide support, and pray for you.

Additionally, if you need a pastor to bless communion in your small group, do a hospital visit or perform a wedding or funeral, let us know.

Cheaha District

Rev. Deb Epley

Rev. Angela Teel

Rev. David Teel

Northeast District

Rev. Jonathan Todd

Rev. Waymond Smith

Rev. Chuck Worley

Southeast District

Rev. Tim Alexander

Rev. Andy Curtis

Rev. Christy Noren-Hentz

Rev. Todd Noren-Hentz


If you are interested in continuing the spiritual discipline of giving tithes and offerings, you can make contributions here to support future initiatives related to creating new and renewing faith communities across the North Alabama Conference.

A new online giving portal is coming soon!

Gather Online:

Conversations and Trainings via Zoom

House Church 101 - Monday, January 23, 2023 7:00 PM (CST)

FX UMC - Monday, February 13, 2023 7:00 PM (CST)

Church Mergers 101 - Monday, March 6, 2023 7:00 PM (CST)

Facebook Connection Group

Engage with other United Methodists affected by disaffiliation in a safe, closed Facebook Group. Whether providing support or sharing ideas, this group is designed to connect you to others as we move forward together.

Join Facebook Group →

Virtual Worship Services

Locate a virtual worship and discipleship experience to suit your needs at one of our many North Alabama Conference Churches ready to welcome you online. Categorized by district, this list can help you remain connected and cared for in United Methodist worship.

Cheaha District

Northeast District

Anniston First

Jacksonville First 

Pell City First 

Heritage UMC

Trinity UMC


South Central District

Southeast District

Trinity (Homewood)

Asbury (Hwy 119)

Canterbury (Mountain Brook)

Alexander City FUMC
(Trinity Campus 9:45am)

Sylacauga FUMC


Southwest District


Forest Lake 

Tuscaloosa First 


Gather In-person:

Find a Church

If you would like a referral to a local United Methodist Church in your area committed to remaining in the United Methodist Church, please send an email to

Small Group Resources

If you need resources to assist you in your discipleship or help with curriculum for a small group affected by disaffiliation, click here for curriculum resources.

District Gatherings

Join an in-person conversation with other United Methodists affected by disaffiliation in your local area facilitated by a District Superintendent.

Schedule Coming Soon!



We recognize the discernment and disaffiliation process has not been easy for anyone. We are grateful you wish to remain a United Methodist. You are not alone; there are many people who will walk alongside of you on this journey. We look forward to continuing in mission together as we make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.


Ready to do something new?

New and Renewing Churches is committed to helping encourage and foster new expressions of Methodism in the North Alabama Conference. Each district has a District Developer whose role is to be an on-the-ground presence to guide new efforts. Contact your district office for further details.

Central District Northwest District
Cheaha District South Central District
Mountain Lakes District Southeast District
Northeast District Southwest District
Discover, Develop and Deploy Spiritual Leaders to Make Disciples of Jesus Christ for the Transformation of the World.