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EVOLVE continuing education series designed to equip courageous leaders in the new normal

August 11 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic means we are living in a new normal and we need new tools to reach people for Christ. In order to help equip North Alabama ...

Conference-wide virtual VBS reaches thousands in North Alabama and beyond

August 10 2020
When local churches began to close their buildings as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic spreading throughout North Alabama, children’s ministry ...

Message from Bishop Wallace-Padgett: Annual Conference 2020

July 24 2020
Dear Friends, We have planned three 2020 North Alabama Annual Conferences under the leadership of Director of Connectional Ministries Linda Holland ...

Help incoming college students connect with a Wesley Foundation this fall

July 23 2020
Even under normal circumstances moving from high school to college is a stressful time in students' lives, and that is especially the case right now ...

Silent Retreats postponed until 2021

July 22 2020
After prayer and discussion with Sacred Heart Retreat Center about the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing requirements, Silent Retreat leaders ...

Global Ministries still in mission throughout the world

July 21 2020
Our world has been rocked by the COVID-19 pandemic. Every country has had its share in many aspects of human life. We are encouraged daily by stories ...

Dismantling Racism

July 14 2020
Dear Friends, We, the North Alabama Conference Leadership Team, are dedicated to leading clergy and churches in addressing racism in ongoing and ...

Message from Bishop Wallace-Padgett: The Best Interests of Others

July 07 2020
Dear Friends, Like many of you, I am wearing a mask in public places during the pandemic. I am not doing this as a political statement or because of ...

New appointment year begins July 1

July 01 2020
Today, July 1, 2020, marks the beginning of the new North Alabama Conference appointment year for 2020-2021. Historically called "Moving Day" in North...

Adult Discipleship Blog: Racial Relationships within American Methodism

June 25 2020
I have been blessed by the opportunity to teach in the Alabama Course of Study School for several years now. The work continues to be rewarding to me,...

North Alabama Annual Conference postponed until September 26 and will have a multi-venue format

June 23 2020
Due to the recent spike in COVID-19 cases in many parts of Alabama, the in-person North Alabama Annual Conference planned for August 16-17, 2020, at ...

Message from Bishop Wallace-Padgett:  Pivot Forward into the Future

June 17 2020
Dear friends, Perhaps some of you saw my recent video that compared two basketball moves: a pivot and a pause. An offensive player pivots away from ...

Council of Bishops statement on the Scourge of Racism

June 08 2020
The past few weeks have left many hurt, angry and outraged as we have witnessed the deaths of unarmed Black persons at the hands of police and racism;...

A Pastoral Letter to United Methodists of the Southeastern Jurisdiction

June 05 2020
Picture: The Southeastern Jurisdiction College of Bishops gathered at the conclusion of the 2016 Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference at Lake ...

Bluff Park UMC continues to support mission work in Chile

June 04 2020
Bluff Park UMC has supported missionary Rev. John Elmore’s work in Chile since 2007. One of about 65 United Methodist Churches throughout the U.S. ...

Fair Haven welcomes new Medical Director

June 03 2020
Methodist Homes of Alabama and Northwest Florida has announced that Dr. Lee Thomas Wimberly has taken on the role of Medical Director at Fair Haven, ...

Rural United Methodist congregations are eligible for bricks-and-mortar grants through the Renfro Trust

June 02 2020
The Renfro Trust Fund awards annual bricks-and-mortar grants to small rural United Methodist congregations in the Southeastern Jurisdiction. Churches ...

Message from Bishop Wallace-Padgett: George Floyd’s killing

June 01 2020
Dear Friends, The senseless killing of George Floyd on May 25, 2020, has shaken our nation to the core. The fact that the inhumane and unjust ...

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 ...
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