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Message from Bishop Wallace-Padgett: Easter Joy

April 01 2018
From Disbelief to Joy Luke 24:36b-48 The disciples can hardly believe it. Two days earlier all of their hopes and dreams of life in Jesus were buried ...

Disaster Response: Why We Go

March 27 2018
At the very beginning of the Early Response Team Training you received the question "Why?" Why us instead of other volunteer organizations or ...

The Church at Stone River charters and celebrates continuing growth

March 21 2018
On Christmas Eve 2017, the new United Methodist church in Decatur, The Church at Stone River, welcomed almost 600 worshippers during two candlelight ...

Ken Howle Elected Executive Director of Lake Junaluska

March 16 2018
Pictured: The Lake Junaluska Executive Team: Rob Huckaby, Ken Howle, Mitzi Johnson and Jack Carlisle. The Lake Junaluska Board of Trustees has ...

Exit 456 sets attendance record and encourages tweens to seek their identity in Christ

March 13 2018
EXIT 456, the North Alabama Conference’s annual retreat for “tweens” (4th-6th graders), was March 9-10, 2018, at Camp Sumatanga. This year’s retreat ...

Francis Asbury Award recognizes individuals who support and encourage collegiate ministries in the United Methodist Church — nominations due March 25

March 09 2018
The North Alabama Conference Board of Higher Education and Campus Ministry is currently accepting nominations for the Francis Asbury Award. The ...

American Red Cross's "Sound the Alarm" program invites churches to volunteer

March 08 2018
In 2014, the American Red Cross launched a new program called Sound the Alarm. The program is intended to reduce the number of deaths caused by home ...

Ethnic Ministries Ministry Grant now open. Submission deadline is March 31, 2018.

March 07 2018
The North Alabama Conference Ethnic Ministries Team wants to partner with local churches in a ministry project or training that has the potential to ...

The United Methodist Foundation to launch Foundation Leadership Series with “The Five Things You Need to Set Up a Successful Spring!” event on April 4

March 06 2018
The United Methodist Foundation is launching the Foundation Leadership Series as a way to share concrete, practical and fresh ideas to help church ...

Opportunities for Silence

March 01 2018
Many of us long for an escape from the noise and stress of our daily lives. If you've ever wished you could escape the ringing phone, the demands of ...

Message from Bishop Wallace-Padgett: March 11, 2018 is UMCOR Sunday

February 28 2018
Dear Friends, Humanity from all walks of life and regions of the world often rally together when crisis strikes. The North Alabama Conference has been...

Big Sandy UMC is “counting their blessings” during February worship services

February 21 2018
If we take the time to look, God’s blessings appear all around us, prompting us to pause, reflect and give praise.   Big Sandy UMC (Southwest ...

The Upper Room publishes devotion written by North Alabama woman

February 16 2018
The Upper Room daily devotional magazine is a popular spiritual resource for many United Methodists around the world. The devotion for February 1, ...

Nominations now open for COSROW's 2018 Louise Branscomb Barrier Breaker Award

February 15 2018
The Louise Branscomb Barrier Breaker Award celebrates North Alabama United Methodists who are willing to stand up for the rights of marginalized women...

Duncanville UMC launches “Taking the Church to You” initiative

February 14 2018
In January of 2018, Duncanville UMC (Southwest District) launched a new ministry initiative called “Taking the Church to You,” in an effort to serve ...

Conference Commission on Archives and History calls for applications for the Wheeler Award for preserving and advancing Church History and the Charter Church Award

February 13 2018
Each year at Annual Conference, the North Alabama Conference Commission on Archives and History presents the Wheeler Award for Church History and ...

Message from Bishop Wallace-Padgett: Vision, Mission and Appointment-Making

February 13 2018
Dear Friends, Our vision in the North Alabama Conference is spiritual leaders empowering life-giving congregations to transform the world. Our mission...

UMCOR Sunday is March 11, 2018

February 11 2018
UMCOR Sunday (formerly One Great Hour of Sharing) is right around the corner. This churchwide special Sunday with offering provides United Methodists ...

Ministry With The Poor Team offers Young Adult Summer Missional Internships

February 07 2018
As we engage in doing ministry with the poor here in the North Alabama Annual Conference, we seek to discover, develop, and deploy young adult ...

2018 Denman Evangelism Award Nominations deadline is March 31

February 05 2018
The Denman Evangelism awards are named after the late Dr. Harry Denman, a layperson from Birmingham whom Dr. Billy Graham called "my mentor in ...

Message from Bishop Wallace-Padgett: Bishops’ Day of Prayer on March 10, 2018

February 01 2018
Dear Friends, I believe that prayer makes a difference. This is why I ask a team of persons to pray regularly for specific prayer concerns and joys ...

Restaurants hold “It Takes a Village” drive and raise more than $17,000 for UMCOR

January 31 2018
This fall as hurricanes devastated various parts of the U.S., restaurants in Mountain Brook, a suburb of Birmingham, joined together to raise funds ...

Sumatanga Trustees Announce New Executive Director

January 30 2018
The Sumatanga Trustees announce that Gene Joiner will be the camp's new Executive Director. Originally from Banner Elk, North Carolina, Gene and ...

Interfaith Peace Conference at Lake Junaluska to tackle the issue of polarization

January 28 2018
All are invited to join an interfaith dialogue about polarization and peace during the Interfaith Peace Conference, March 1-4, 2018, at Lake ...

Local Church Year-End Report due February 12

January 26 2018
The 2017 Year-End Local Church Report is now available for all churches to complete via the Local Church Dashboard at www.umcna.org/dashboard. ...

Tuscaloosa First UMC begins bicentennial year celebration with Worship in the Taverns

January 24 2018
Tuscaloosa First UMC began the celebration of its bicentennial year with Worship in the Taverns during which more than 800 members guests worshipped ...

Board of Superannuate Homes announces staff change

January 22 2018
The Board of Superannuate Homes expresses its gratitude to Regina Ergle, who will retire on February 1, 2018, after eleven years of outstanding ...

Fresh Expressions Vision Day to be Feb. 15, 2018 in Birmingham

January 19 2018
Congregational Development will host a Vision Day on Feb. 15, 2018, at Riverchase UMC.  The cost is $30 per person.  Vision Days are a great way to ...

Birmingham-Southern College celebrates century in the community

January 18 2018
Throughout 2018, Birmingham-Southern College will celebrate the 100-year anniversary of its existence in Birmingham, offering special events for ...

United Methodists asked to join Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

January 17 2018
The Council of Bishops is urging all United Methodists to join with other Christians throughout the world to participate in the Week of Prayer for ...
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