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2019 Barrier Breaker Award Nominations Sought

March 14 2019
The Louise Branscomb Barrier Breaker Award celebrates North Alabama United Methodists who are willing to stand up for the rights of marginalized women...

Alabama Course of Study Extension School Announces a Position Opening for Director of the Alabama Course of Study Extension School

March 14 2019
The Alabama Course of Study Extension School (ALCOS) is part of a network of regional, extension, and satellite schools designed to provide vital ...

March 31 is UMCOR Sunday (formerly "One Great Hour of Sharing")

March 13 2019
United Methodist churches around the world will celebrate UMCOR Sunday (formerly "One Great Hour of Sharing") by receiving a special offering on March...

2nd Alabama Methodist Lawyers’ Forum to be held March 28, 2019

March 12 2019
The North Alabama Conference and the Alabama-West Florida Conference are jointly sponsoring the 2nd Alabama Methodist Lawyers’ Forum on March 28, 2019...

Disaster Response Updates (Updated March 13, 2019)

March 04 2019
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 Here is the website from Lee County EMA concerning drop off locations for supplies in that area. https://leecoema.com/ In ...

Silent Retreat ideal opportunity for prayer and contemplation

February 27 2019
It's a busy, noisy world out there. Advanced technology has its rewards, but it also has its drawbacks. Information sometimes comes at us faster than ...

Video Message from Bishop Debra Wallace-Padgett: Conclusion of Special Session of General Conference

February 27 2019
Photo by Kathleen Barry, UMNS Below is a video message from Bishop Wallace-Padgett from St. Louis following the close of the Special Session of ...

A Prayer for the United Methodist Church

February 25 2019
A Prayer for the United Methodist Church Gracious and loving God, who leads, teaches and guides, You who offer compassion, grace and mercy, be with us...

Beware of spoofed emails targeting churches

February 19 2019
Recently there has been an increase in fraudulent emails targeting church members and staff. A common version of the scam seen in the North Alabama ...

Message from Bishop Wallace-Padgett: Leaning into our relationships with God and each other

February 18 2019
Dear Friends, As always, it is a privilege to serve as your bishop. You may recognize the previous sentence as a way in which I typically conclude my ...

2019 Denman Evangelism Award Nominations deadline is March 22

February 13 2019
The Harry Denman Evangelism award was begun by The Foundation for Evangelism in 1981 as a way to honor United Methodist clergy, laity and youth in ...

Self-nomination deadline for 2020 delegation to General Conference and Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference extended to March 8

February 12 2019
The deadline for self-nominations from clergy and laity seeking to be elected delegates to the 2020 General Conference and Southeastern Jurisdictional...

Canterbury UMC to host Payday Lending roundtable forum on Feb. 19, 2019

February 11 2019
The 2014 North Alabama Annual Conference adopted a resolution calling on the Alabama State Legislature to "pass appropriate legislation to curb the ...

Winfield First UMC member works to make local park more accessible

February 06 2019
Photo from Its-Time-to-Change-Something Facebook page.   Recently, a young member of Winfield First UMC was featured in an ABC 33/40 news story for ...

Rev. Walter Cash to retire as Director of Alabama Course of Study School after 24 years of service

February 05 2019
“I am where I am in ministry because of persons who have taken an interest in me – helping me and mentoring me and providing a way for me to be the ...

A Video Message from Bishop Wallace-Padgett regarding the 2019 Special Session of General Conference

February 01 2019
Dear Friends, The purpose of the following video blog is to answer some questions about the ins and outs of our upcoming Special Session of General ...

Ethnic Ministries 2019 Grant Cohort Application deadline extended to April 1

January 29 2019
The North Alabama Conference Ethnic Ministries Team is looking to identify, fund, and strengthen Ethnic churches who are seeking to develop and to ...

2019 Special Session of General Conference Information (Updated Feb. 25, 2019)

January 22 2019
The Council of Bishops have called a Special Session of the General Conference on Feb. 23-26, 2019, in St. Louis, Missouri. The purpose of the Special...

Message from Bishop Wallace-Padgett: General Conference 2019

January 15 2019
Dear Friends, Greetings to you in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. As January marches on, the eyes of many United Methodists turn to the ...

Deadline for Petitions and Resolutions to Annual Conference extended to March 8

January 14 2019
North Alabama Annual Conference Secretary Dr. Dedric Cowser and Convenor of the North Alabama Committee on Procedures and Petitions Rev. Sherill ...

Deadline for North Alabama Annual Conference Reports & Information is Feb. 1, 2019

January 14 2019
North Alabama Conference teams, committees, commissions, and Conference-related organizations are invited to share a report in the Journal vol. 1 ...

New website feature highlights local church Glory Sightings

January 09 2019
Each week, North Alabama congregations share a real-time snapshot of their ministry through the Weekly Benchmark Report. Among the things reported are...

Year-End Local Church Report now open. Submission deadline is Feb. 15, 2019.

January 07 2019
Each year, as the new year begins, United Methodist congregations report information and statistics on their ministry during the previous calendar ...

Message from Bishop Wallace-Padgett: New Year Reflections 2019

January 02 2019
Dear Friends, The New Year stretching before us is clean, fresh and ready to experience! Indeed the arrival of a new year inspires many of us to ...

Opportunity for Spiritual Formation and Growth

December 20 2018
Opportunity for Spiritual Formation and Growth: Metagem Institute's Spiritual Direction Training Program What: A two-year certification program for ...

An invitation to Clergy Spouses: Clergy Spouse Retreat will be Jan. 4-6, 2019

December 19 2018
Happy all the things, Clergy Spouses! Registration is up and running for the Annual Retreat this January 4-6, 2019 at Camp Sumatanga. All clergy ...

Message from Bishop Wallace-Padgett: Gifts Packaged in Difficult Wrappings

December 17 2018
Gifts Packaged in Difficult Wrappings Luke 1:26-38 Several years ago I was introduced to the principle, “Surprises are bad.” This maxim is accurate ...

Message from Bishop Wallace-Padgett: Thanking God daily

November 26 2018
Dear Friends, I hope you had a good Thanksgiving Weekend. I am using this time between Thanksgiving and Advent to reflect upon the many reasons I have...

Advance Daily Christian Advocate out by November 26; electronic version now available

November 19 2018
The Advance Edition of the Daily Christian Advocate (ADCA), the official journal of the General Conference of The United Methodist Church, is set to ...

BSC names Birmingham native, successful global CEO, as 16th president

November 15 2018
Daniel Coleman, a Birmingham resident with more than three decades of experience in finance and strong ties to BSC, will be Birmingham-Southern ...
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