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Sumatanga Board of Trustees name Rev. Tony Jones new Executive Director

October 05 2020
Tony, who fell in love with Sumatanga many years ago, was selected from a field of qualified candidates after an extensive selection process. He is an...

Annual Conference 2020 Recap

September 28 2020
On Saturday, September 26, 2020, North Alabama United Methodists gathered in front of computers, tablets, cell phones and other internet-connected ...

Annual Conference Special Offering

September 19 2020
This year’s special offering is going to support a deeply significant, potentially life-changing mission experience for young adults, 19-25 years of ...

Annual Conference Special Worship Services and Recognitions

September 19 2020
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UMPH Extending Permission to Use Resources for Online Worship through July 31, 2021

September 08 2020
Due to the extraordinary challenges faced by churches and others, UMPH (Cokesbury and Abingdon Press) is assuring easy access to essential worship ...

Message from Bishop Wallace-Padgett: Final details for virtual Annual Conference

September 03 2020
One of our four Conference priorities, “Ministry with the Poor” will be highlighted throughout the day. Each local church will have the opportunity to...

Disaster Response Update: Hurricanes and US Disaster Response

August 27 2020
The Alabama-West Florida Conference is requesting assistance from ERT Teams. The Team Leader must be UMCOR ERT Trained. Primary needs will be home ...

Upper Sand Mountain Parish, Society of St. Andrew partner to feed the hungry

August 26 2020
Two Advance Special agencies of the North Alabama Conference came together to distribute more than 20,000 pounds of fresh sweet potatoes in ...

Message from Bishop Wallace-Padgett: Three Understandings of Pivoting

August 18 2020
We have an incredible opportunity to pivot in response to COVID-19 and racism. Drawing strength from Christ, experimenting with new strategies for ...

2021 Mission Grant application deadline is October 2

August 14 2020
The grant is available every other year. New and emerging ministries as well as existing ministries specifically engaged in missions managed by ...

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

August 11 2020
EVOLVE features top-notch leaders who will speak to participants through the Zoom platform. Each session will also feature breakout sessions for group...

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

August 10 2020
In less than two months, the planning team planned the specifics of how to make the virtual VBS inclusive and accessible by all. The team also worked ...

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
As COVID-19 continues to spike in Alabama, I encourage all United Methodists to wear a mask when in public. In addition to mitigating the spread of ...

New appointment year begins July 1

July 01 2020
Historically called "Moving Day" in North Alabama, it is the day clergy begin their new appointments and congregations begin their ministries with new...

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...
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