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Druid Hills UMC reaches out to neighbors through ESL classes

November 06 2017
In Druid Hills UMC’s intentional effort to connect with their Hispanic neighbors, the congregation launched English as a Second Language (ESL) classes...

Society of St. Andrew offers Advent Devotionals and Alternative Christmas Cards

November 04 2017
The Society of St. Andrew (SoSA), an Advance Special of the North Alabama Conference, partners with faith groups, secular groups, schools, and ...

UMCH Presents Trinity UMC in Huntsville “Guardian of the Bell” Award

November 03 2017
On Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017, the United Methodist Children’s Home (UMCH) presented Trinity United Methodist Church in Huntsville (Northeast District) ...

Mountain Lakes District helps provide almost 2500 Christmas Shoe Boxes for Uganda

November 02 2017
Each year volunteers at the Disaster Response Warehouse in Decatur organize a Christmas Shoe Box ministry. They collect boxes full of small gifts and ...

Detroit UMC’s outreach effort results in pastor preaching from rooftop

November 01 2017
In September of 2015, Jason Clifton was appointed as the Supply Pastor of Detroit United Methodist Church in the Southwest District. District ...

Lithuania Partnership Consultation hears celebrations and challenges and forms Friends of Lithuania network

October 31 2017
Less than a quarter century ago, the people of Lithuania welcomed the active presence of the United Methodist Church back into their country, with the...

United Methodist Student Day will be Nov. 26, 2017

October 29 2017
On Nov. 26, 2017, United Methodists will come together to lift up tomorrow’s leaders. Gifts to United Methodist Student Day special offering help ...

Global Migration Sunday set for First Sunday in Advent, December 3

October 27 2017
Every minute, an average of 20 people worldwide flee their homes because of war, famine and persecution. To prayerfully remember the plight of ...

Commemoration of 500th Anniversary of Beginning of Protestant Reformation

October 25 2017
Dear Friends, When was the last time that you experienced R and R? I am talking about reform and renewal, not rest and recuperation. My answer is best...

UMC #GivingTuesday to be Nov. 28, 2017

October 23 2017
On Nov. 28, United Methodists have the opportunity to extend the spirit of giving thanks into the Advent season through gifts to The Advance. Through...

Jack Ewing to Retire as Executive Director of Lake Junaluska

October 22 2017
Lake Junaluska Executive Director Jack Ewing has announced that he will retire on December 31, 2017. Over the past seven years Ewing has led Lake ...

UMCH White Christmas Offering materials now available

October 19 2017
United Methodist Children’s Home's White Christmas promotional materials are now available to help you bring the important message of UMCH's ministry ...

Oxford First UMC to host “Chip in Fore the Children” golf tournament to fund children's ministry

October 17 2017
Oxford First UMC announces it’s first-ever "Chip in Fore the Children" golf tournament to be held on Nov. 17, 2017, at Anniston’s Pine Hill Country ...

Commission on General Conference Looks Toward 2019 and 2020

October 10 2017
Meeting at Camp Sumatanga in Gallant, Ala. for their fall meeting, the Commission on General Conference announced the America’s Center Convention ...

Message from Bishop Wallace-Padgett: An Invitation for all North Alabama Conference Elders, Deacons, Licensed Local Pastors and Associate Members

October 09 2017
Dear Friends, Ten years ago Bishop Robert Schnase released Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations, a book that has had a significant impact upon the...

Pan-Methodist Campaign for Children in Poverty invites your congregation to Celebrate Children’s Sabbath

October 09 2017
The North Alabama Conference Connection to the Pan-Methodist Campaign for Children in Poverty invites you and your congregation to Celebrate Children’...

Fresh Expressions of Church workshop will be October 19 in Huntsville

October 06 2017
There will be a Fresh Expressions of Church workshop on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at DesignLab in Huntsville.  The event is ...

North Alabama Conference Ethnic Ministries Ministry Grant application now open

October 05 2017
The Ethnic Ministries Team is seeking to partner with local churches on projects that will lead to increase in worship attendance, professions of ...

Pre-Retirement Seminar for Clergy and Spouses to be October 19

September 28 2017
A Pre-Retirement Seminar for Clergy and Spouses will be held Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, at Trinity UMC in Birmingham (1400 Oxmoor Road, Homewood, AL ...

Dr. Sidney E. Sandridge endowed scholarship established at Athens State University

September 27 2017
An endowed scholarship has been established through the Athens State University Foundation in memory of Dr. Sidney E. Sandridge. Dr. Sandridge, who ...

Message from Bishop Wallace-Padgett: Developing Spiritual Leaders: A Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

September 25 2017
Dear Friends, The year was 2000 and Bishop Robert C. Morgan was the Kentucky Conference bishop. My husband Lee and I were among the participants on ...

North Alabama's Adam Burns among recipients for this year's Emerging Ministry Grants for Innovative Deacons

September 22 2017
by Rev. Victoria Rebeck, director of deacon ministry support, certification programs, and provisional membership development for the United Methodist ...

Special Announcement from the Sumatanga Board of Trustees

September 21 2017
Dear Friends, During a meeting of the Board of Trustees of Camp Sumatanga, we received and accepted Lee Padgett’s resignation as Executive Director of...

World Communion Sunday is October 1

September 20 2017
Each year on the first Sunday of October, several Christian denominations around the world celebrate World Communion Sunday. For United Methodists, ...

Workshop on Suicide Prevention Planned for September 28

September 19 2017
Samaritan Counseling Centers of Greater Birmingham (SCC) is pleased to announce a special workshop on suicide prevention on Thursday, September 28, ...

Knowing to Grow Workshop to be September 23 in Huntsville

September 18 2017
The Ethnic Ministries Team of the North Alabama Conference will present a Know to Grow workshop on Saturday, September 23 at Lakeside UMC in ...

BSC takes lead in reducing tuition “sticker shock”

September 15 2017
Taking decisive action to reverse the trend of skyrocketing college costs, Birmingham-Southern College (BSC) will decrease its published price for ...

Lay Ministry Blog: A Season of Change

September 14 2017
As I write this blog, the southern United States have just experienced two terrible hurricanes – Harvey and Irma. Floods in Texas and destruction in ...

Gathering of the Orders and Fellowship of Local Pastors and Associate Members to be Oct. 22-24, 2017

September 13 2017
Registration Now Open - Click here to register. The Annual Gathering of the Orders and Fellowship of Local Pastors and Associate Members is held each ...

Early Response Team training to be offered in September

September 12 2017
The Conference Disaster Response and Recovery Task Team is offering Early Response Team training at five different locations this month. Participants ...
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