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Why the Church Can’t be Silent

June 01 2020
by Rev. Donald Smith North Alabama Conference Executive Director of Ethnic Ministries A man was killed in broad daylight on the streets of ...

Conference virtual Pentecost Sunday Worship Service now available

May 31 2020
Bishop Debra Wallace-Padgett and the Conference Leadership Team have posted a virtual Pentecost Sunday Worship Service as a resource for North Alabama...

Bishop Debra Wallace-Padgett to continue as North Alabama episcopal leader through 2021

May 29 2020
We are all aware that we are navigating our way through a difficult and unique time. The pandemic is something we have not faced in our lifetimes. ...

Commission sets dates for postponed General Conference; will explore new uses of technology

May 27 2020
The Commission on the General Conference has announced new 2021 dates for General Conference following the postponement of the event due to the ...

UMC Bishops announce dates for postponed 2020 Jurisdictional Conferences

May 27 2020
The Council of Bishops (COB) has announced the new dates for the 2020 Jurisdictional Conferences in the United States, which have been postponed due ...

Message from Bishop Wallace-Padgett: Bishop and Cabinet recommend phased-in approach to re-opening our church buildings as described in Do No Harm guidelines

May 26 2020
Dear Friends, A question that many people are asking is, “When will our church buildings be reopened?” The answer will vary from church to church, ...

Bishop and Cabinet announces additional appointment changes

May 17 2020
Bishop Debra Wallace-Padgett and the Cabinet announce the following appointment changes to take effect this summer. District Charge Moving ...

Conference to offer free, virtual VBS created by a coalition of children’s ministry leaders

May 13 2020
Health concerns and in-person meeting restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic have left many North Alabama congregations pondering how to best ...

Guidelines for counting Online Worship Attendance on the Weekly Benchmark Report now available

May 12 2020
With the sudden introduction of online worship to churches of all sizes in the North Alabama Conference, the Cabinet has been asked to provide some ...

Sumatanga Action Team Communique - May 2020

May 11 2020
Current Times: There are so many memorable quotes, recommendations and inspirations circulating as we cope with our social distancing, enhanced ...

Bishop & Cabinet Request continuation of suspension of in-person worship until at least June 1 and preparations for reopening our church buildings

May 07 2020
Dear friends, The first several months of 2020 have been difficult as the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in sickness, death, unemployment and economic...

National Day of Prayer

May 07 2020
Dear Friends, Lyn Cosby, the staff representative for the Adult Discipleship Team, shares some thoughts  for the National Day of Prayer.  The Adult ...

North Alabama Conference Historical Society offers free gift for 2020 memberships in celebration of Conference sesquicentennial

May 06 2020
For Jerusalem’s Sake, the handsome and captivating 290-page look at the North Alabama Conference’s ministries over the past 150 years, is sponsored by...

Fountain of Love Offering Focuses On Mother’s Day With a VIRTUAL OFFERING Option

May 01 2020
Please remember that Mother’s Day, May 10, is Fountain of Love Offering emphasis Sunday. Because of the support of the North Alabama Conference and ...

Message from Bishop Wallace-Padgett: Suspension of in-person gatherings continues until at least May 18 and Postponement of 2020 Annual Conference

April 23 2020
Bishop and Cabinet request North Alabama Conference United Methodist Churches continue the suspension of in-person worship services and gatherings ...

UMCOR expands efforts to respond to coronavirus pandemic; launches COVID-19 Response Fund

April 22 2020
The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is expanding its efforts in the fight against COVID-19. UMCOR has launched a giving campaign, “...

Bishop and Cabinet announces full-time appointment changes

April 19 2020
Bishop Debra Wallace-Padgett and the Cabinet announce the following full-time appointment changes to take effect this summer. District Charge ...

Bishop Debra Wallace-Padgett announces Cabinet-level appointment changes

April 19 2020
Today North Alabama Conference Bishop Debra Wallace-Padgett and the Cabinet have announced full-time clergy appointment changes to take effect this ...

2020 North Alabama Annual Conference to be postponed

April 16 2020
In a video message on April 15, 2020, Bishop Debra Wallace-Padgett announced arrangements are currently underway to postpone the 2020 Annual ...

Disaster Response: Easter Sunday Storms

April 13 2020
April 13, 2020 8 a.m. Our prayers are for all of those impacted by the Easter Sunday Storms from Texas to the East Coast. Please let me know of any ...

Conference virtual Easter Worship Service now available

April 12 2020
Bishop Debra Wallace-Padgett and the Conference Leadership Team have posted a virtual Easter Worship Service as a resource for North Alabama ...

COVID-19: Resources and Financial Relief (Updated 4/8/2020)

April 08 2020
President Trump recently signed into law the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security ...

Suspension of in-person worship services and gatherings extended through April 30, 2020

April 03 2020
Bishop Debra Wallace-Padgett and the North Alabama Cabinet have extended the date for the suspension of in-person worship services and gatherings ...

Message from Bishop Wallace-Padgett: A Call to Prayer

April 01 2020
Dear Friends, Prayer is foundational for Christian living. Jesus said “when” not “if” you pray. (Luke 11:2) The Lord’s Prayer, prayed by Christians ...

New Facebook Group provides "space" for pastors and worship leaders to share ideas for Holy Week and Easter

March 31 2020
With in-person worship services and gatherings suspended until after Easter due to the COVID-19 pandemic, pastors and worship leaders are asking ...

GBHEM Loans & Scholarships to Offer Financial Relief Measures

March 30 2020
The General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM) recognizes that the coronavirus pandemic will cause financial hardship for many graduate ...

Conference Archivist to offer weekly series of "Sesquicentennial Moments" to celebrate North Alabama Conference's 150 year anniversary

March 27 2020
A Sesquicentennial Moment 1 This year, 2020, marks 150 years since the North Alabama Conference was founded. A sesquicentennial is often a time used ...

Basic videography tips for congregations new to video production

March 26 2020
As local churches continue creative and vital ministry during the COVID-19 pandemic, many are turning to online video for the first time. Pastors may ...

Bishop and Cabinet request North Alabama Conference United Methodist Churches to continue suspension of in-person worship services and gatherings until at least April 13

March 25 2020
Dear friends, I am inspired by how North Alabama United Methodists are responding to the coronavirus pandemic. Churches of all sizes are finding ...

Message from Sumatanga

March 25 2020
Dear Friend of Sumatanga, In the spirit of full transparency and in light of the current opportunity afforded by isolation and social distancing, I am...
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