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Bishop Debra Wallace-Padgett to continue as North Alabama episcopal leader through 2021

May 29 2020
Because of the postponement of the General and Jurisdictional Conferences, the decision has been made to assign our Southeastern Jurisdiction bishops ...

Commission sets dates for postponed General Conference; will explore new uses of technology

May 27 2020
The quadrennial legislative event will take place on August 29 - Sept. 7, 2021, at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The ...

UMC Bishops announce dates for postponed 2020 Jurisdictional Conferences

May 27 2020
The new dates for the 2020 Jurisdictional Conferences in the United States, which have been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, are November ...

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
The Cabinet and I are asking clergy and local church leadership teams to follow these guidelines in deciding when and how to safely reopen our church ...

Bishop and Cabinet announces additional appointment changes

May 17 2020
These appointments, along with appointments announced earlier, are currently scheduled to become effective on July 1, 2020. This date is subject to ...

Conference to offer free, virtual VBS created by a coalition of children’s ministry leaders

May 13 2020
Over the last few weeks, a coalition of local church children’s leaders has been busy as bees working on the VBS theme and planning details. They are ...

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
We are consistently monitoring the situation and studying guidelines from federal, state and local governments, Alabama Public Health Department, ...

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
After much prayerful discernment and careful review of the data about reopening, we are extending our request for suspension until at least June 1, at...

National Day of Prayer

May 07 2020
This year, on the National Day of Prayer, I’d like to share some ideas and resources to make everyday prayer something in which we all take part. Some...

North Alabama Conference Historical Society offers free gift for 2020 memberships in celebration of Conference sesquicentennial

May 06 2020
For Jerusalem’s Sake, the handsome and captivating 290-page look at the North Alabama Conference’s ministries over the past 150 years, is sponsored by...

Fountain of Love Offering Focuses On Mother’s Day With a VIRTUAL OFFERING Option

May 01 2020
Methodist Homes of Alabama Northwest Florida has created a Virtual Offering page to make sure that the elderly in need do not get left behind during ...

Message from Bishop Wallace-Padgett: Suspension of in-person gatherings continues until at least May 18 and Postponement of 2020 Annual Conference

April 23 2020
The Cabinet and I request that all North Alabama Conference churches continue the suspension of in-person worship services and gatherings until at ...

UMCOR expands efforts to respond to coronavirus pandemic; launches COVID-19 Response Fund

April 22 2020
Grants of up to $20,000 will be awarded and disbursed quickly and efficiently to address pressing needs in the areas of health, food insecurity, ...

Bishop and Cabinet announces full-time appointment changes

April 19 2020
These appointments, as well as additional appointments to be announced at a later date, are currently scheduled to become effective on July 1, 2020. ...

Bishop Debra Wallace-Padgett announces Cabinet-level appointment changes

April 19 2020
Rev. Donald Smith will become the Superintendent of the Southeast District and will continue to oversee the Conference priority of Ethnic Ministries. ...

2020 North Alabama Annual Conference to be postponed

April 16 2020
Bishop Wallace-Padgett said, “The Annual Conference Planning Team and Conference Leadership Team are working with the appropriate entities to postpone...

Disaster Response: Easter Sunday Storms

April 13 2020
Remember that in every disaster our Disaster Response Warehouse in Decatur can always use volunteers. Call ahead to see when you can help.

Conference virtual Easter Worship Service now available

April 12 2020
Congregations are invited to use this worship resource in a way that best fits their congregational context during this Easter season. Individuals are...

COVID-19: Resources and Financial Relief (Updated 4/8/2020)

April 08 2020
Local churches and other persons or groups reading this article should consult with counsel, tax advisors or other professionals in considering the ...

Suspension of in-person worship services and gatherings extended through April 30, 2020

April 03 2020
I encourage all our North Alabama congregations to continue as they have been over the last few weeks and put the safety of people first, especially ...

Message from Bishop Wallace-Padgett: A Call to Prayer

April 01 2020
In the spirit of Jesus’ teaching on persistence in prayer, the Cabinet and I invite North Alabama United Methodists to join in praying 3-5 minutes at ...

New Facebook Group provides "space" for pastors and worship leaders to share ideas for Holy Week and Easter

March 31 2020
If you are a pastor or worship leader you are invited to join this group and be part of the discussion. You will need a Facebook account to become a ...

GBHEM Loans & Scholarships to Offer Financial Relief Measures

March 30 2020
In response to the economic impact of the global pandemic, the GBHEM Office of Loans and Scholarships has made some important updates to its policies.

Conference Archivist to offer weekly series of "Sesquicentennial Moments" to celebrate North Alabama Conference's 150 year anniversary

March 27 2020
This year, 2020, marks 150 years since the North Alabama Conference was founded. A sesquicentennial is often a time used to look back with pride at ...

Basic videography tips for congregations new to video production

March 26 2020
Here are some basic videography tips from Conference Director of Communication Danette Clifton to help pastors, church staff and volunteers as they ...

Bishop and Cabinet request North Alabama Conference United Methodist Churches to continue suspension of in-person worship services and gatherings until at least April 13

March 25 2020
Thank you for continuing to be the church in the face of this pandemic. Even though the Cabinet and I are requesting the continued suspension of all ...

Message from Sumatanga

March 25 2020
Scheduled retreats and/meetings have been canceled through May 11. Groups have been contacted and registration funds have been made transferable.

Council of Bishops asks all to join day of prayer to rid the world of COVID-19; sets virtual meeting

March 24 2020
We invite all to pray to God to rid the world of the coronavirus pandemic. And all are urged to pray the Lord’s Prayer at noon in their own time ...

United Methodist General Conference to be postponed until 2021

March 23 2020
The Commission made a determination that the General Conference will not meet in 2020 as originally planned and elected to work toward setting a date ...
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