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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...

Council of Bishops asks all to join day of prayer to rid the world of COVID-19; sets virtual meeting

March 24 2020
To the People of the United Methodist Church, The executive committee, meeting by phone earlier today, cared for three agenda items: 1.  We join with ...

United Methodist General Conference to be postponed until 2021

March 23 2020
Update: March 23, 2020 Subsequent to the announcement by the Executive Committee of the Commission on the General Conference that the 2020 General ...

North Alabama congregations offering online worship experiences

March 21 2020
In light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Bishop Wallace-Padgett and the Cabinet have asked North Alabama congregations to follow public health...

Nominations now open for the 2020 Louise Branscomb Barrier Breaker Award presented by the North Alabama COSROW

March 18 2020
The Louise Branscomb Barrier Breaker Award celebrates North Alabama United Methodists who are willing to stand up for the rights of marginalized women...

Bishop and Cabinet ask North Alabama Conference United Methodist Churches to suspend in-person worship and gatherings

March 16 2020
Dear Friends, These are unusual times for us all. Indeed, most of us cannot remember a circumstance when during a time of crisis churches were asked ...

United Methodist Center currently closed to visitors

March 16 2020
The United Methodist Center in Birmingham is currently closed to visitors until further notice in an effort to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. ...

Bishops ask for postponement of General Conference due to Coronavirus Pandemic

March 13 2020
The Executive Committee of the Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church has asked for the postponement of the 2020 General Conference, set to...

Message from Bishop Wallace-Padgett: Coronavirus Update

March 13 2020
Dear Friends, Blessings to you during this Lenten season. Thank you for your faithful ministry in North Alabama and beyond. The appointive cabinet and...

Message from Bishop Wallace-Padgett: Coronavirus

March 04 2020
Dear Friends, Every day, the number of infections from the coronavirus is increasing around the world, including in the United States. I invite you to...

MissionInsite Training for beginner and advanced users to be April 2

February 26 2020
The Office of New Church Development is hosting a MissionInsite training on April 2, 2020, at the DesignLab in Huntsville. There will be two separate ...

Proposed new General Book of Discipline review documents available

February 25 2020
Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.   The United Methodist Church’s Standing Committee on Central Conference Matters has launched Generalbod.org—an online ...

Message from Bishop Wallace-Padgett: Lent, Prayer and Fasting

February 24 2020
Dear Friends, One of my favorite seasons of the church year is Lent, the 40 days immediately prior to Easter, excluding Sundays. (I feel the same way ...

Discipleship Ministries offers new spiritual gifts online tool and other resources

February 19 2020
Christian believers can discover their spiritual gifts and how to use them with a new online tool and other resources available from Discipleship ...

North Alabama United Methodist Foundation announces participation in United Methodist Dollars for Scholars program

February 11 2020
The North Alabama United Methodist Foundation has partnered with the United Methodist Higher Education Foundation (UMHEF) to offer the United ...

Spring Silent Retreat registration now open

February 10 2020
Maybe you're new or newly-returned to organized worship and you're ready to discern God's call on your life. Perhaps you're a regular church-goer who...

Spring Historical Society meeting to feature Bishop and Conference Lay Leader

February 06 2020
The North Alabama Conference Historical Society will convene at Trinity United Methodist Church on Saturday, March 14, 2020. The church is located at ...

Bishop Wallace-Padgett announces a called special session of the North Alabama Conference if needed

February 05 2020
Pursuant to Paragraph 369.6 of The Book of Discipline, Bishop Wallace-Padgett has announced that she has called a special session of the North Alabama...

SEJ UMVIM seeks summer interns

February 04 2020
The Southeastern Jurisdiction office of United Methodist Volunteers in Mission office offers an internship program each summer for young adults in the...

Message from Bishop Wallace-Padgett: Information Sessions about the protocol and other legislation

February 03 2020
Dear Friends, Many questions are being asked across the UMC about the protocol that became public on January 3, 2020. Some of the questions are ...
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