News and Blog Posts

browse by topic or author

North Alabama Conference Hispanic Congregation vandalized

May 05 2006
Earlier this week an English-as-Second-Language (ESL) class arrived for their regular lesson at La Casa del Pueblo de Dios, a United Methodist ...

5% Challenge: Gardendale- Mt. Vernon grows by reaching out to different people with a common message

May 01 2006
by Dr. Rudy Guess, Senior Pastor Gardendale-Mt. Vernon's worship attendance has averaged better than a 5% increase per year since 1999.  In 2004 the ...

Bishop and Cabinet announce full-time appointment changes

May 01 2006
Bishop William H. Willimon and the North Alabama Conference cabinet announce the appointment changes for full-time clergy and full-time local pastors ...

Bishop names Rev. Don Neal as the new Executive Director of Superannuate Homes and Ordained Ministry

April 28 2006
Bishop William H. Willimon has announced that Rev. Don Neal will become the Executive Director of Superannuate Homes and Ordained Ministry in June. ...

Conference announces new Assistant Director of Congregational Development

April 27 2006
North Alabama Conference Director of Connectional Ministries Rev. Dale Cohen announced that the Congregational Development Search Team has selected ...

5% Challenge: Jones Chapel UMC celebrates God's miracle of worship growth

April 25 2006
by Pastor Mark Mayo Jones Chapel UMC has gone from 12 to 80 in a three year period. I see a church body that has left the mainstream denominational ...

New Districts and New District Superintendent assignments announced

April 20 2006
  Rough map of the new 8 districtsBishop William H. Willimon has announced his cabinet appointments for the 2006-07 year.  This term will be an ...

5% Challenge Celebration: Tuscumbia 1st UMC exceeds 5% worship attendance increase goal

April 18 2006
by Mike Pope, Senior Pastor "As long as there is one person in Tuscumbia that is lost we are not big enough." That statement helps convey the truth...

5% Challenge Celebration: Making a Difference in Moody

April 13 2006
By Rev. Tim Bailey We at Moody United Methodist Church are seeing wonderful results from the “Make a Difference Campaign.” Our average worship ...

Sumatanga's McKinney-Atkins Conference Center suffers small fire

April 10 2006
Sumatanga Camp and Retreat Center Executive Director Anne Horton reports that this morning, April 10, there was a small fire on the second floor of ...

North Alabama Woman Among Newly Commissioned Deaconesses and Home Missioners

April 07 2006
Stamford, CT, April 5, 2006—The United Methodist Church commissioned 13 new deaconesses and two home missioners on April 4 at the semi-annual meeting ...

Artwork by internationally recognized local artist being displaying at United Methodist Center

April 05 2006
On the afternoon of April 5, 2006, a piece of art featuring a cross created by Lonnie Bradley Holley, Sr., an internationally recognized artist who ...

United Methodist Mission Agency Issues Call for New Missionaries

April 05 2006
Stamford, CT, April 3, 2006—The United Methodist Church needs at least 20 new international missionaries over two years. A recruitment effort—“The ...

Article by Bishop Willimon in The Christian Century 04.04.2006 - Arsonists at play

April 04 2006
Arsonists at play by William H. Willimon THE REIGN of terror against rural Alabama churches appears to be over. Three college men – all honor ...

5% Challenge Celebration: The Story

April 03 2006
Fairview United Methodist Church is a rural congregation in the Gadsden District who discovered a few years ago that one-fourth of the congregation ...

Arrington named SEJ African-American Ministries Director

March 28 2006
Lake Junaluska, N.C.: The Southeastern Jurisdiction is pleased to announce the appointment of Reverend Doctor Carl L. Arrington to the SEJ Ministry ...

United Methodists Pushing Power of Prayer in TV Commercial

March 27 2006
New Ad Campaign Kicks Off March 29 NASHVILLE – A brand new television campaign by The United Methodist Church encourages people to “believe again” in ...

Commentary: Finding humanity in our 'brave new world'

March 22 2006
Editor's note: G. David Pollick is president of Birmingham-Southern College in Birmingham, Ala. Two students of the United Methodist-related school ...

Mission event at Lake Junaluska, NC to empower people to Connect with God's call.

March 22 2006
Decatur, GA March 17, 2006- UMVIM, SEJ would like to announce the upcoming event, Connect, that will take place on June 28-30, 2006 at Lake Junaluska,...

North Alabama United Methodists meet with GBCS General Secretary Jim Winkler

March 20 2006
On Monday, March 20, Birmingham-Southern College hosted dozens of North Alabama United Methodists for a luncheon with General Board of Church and ...

Willimons Honored by Huntingdon President

March 09 2006
Montgomery, AL -- During the Huntingdon College Founders Day Convocation held in February, Huntingdon President J. Cameron West honored Will and Patsy...

Survey, still under way, shows satisfaction with orders of ministry

March 06 2006
By Vicki Brown* NASHVILLE, Tenn. (UMNS) - Isolation, itinerancy, guaranteed appointments and the need for better evaluation of the effectiveness of ...

Age poses no barrier for Katrina relief workers

March 02 2006
By John Gordon* Click here to see the video version of this story. OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. (UMNS) - Aubrey Smith laced up his work boots under a cloudy ...

Downtown church offers spiritual home to homeless people

February 28 2006
Click here to see the video version of this story from UMTV. By Henri Giles* BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (UMNS) - A decade ago, a local United Methodist church ...

Tampa, not Richmond, to host 2012 General Conference

February 17 2006
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (UMNS) - The United Methodist Church's top legislative assembly won't be meeting in Richmond, Va., in 2012, as announced last fall, ...

Record Giving by United Methodists

February 15 2006
Nashville, TN-- United Methodists gave more generously than ever before, surpassing the previous years total giving by more than 50%. This assessment ...

Recent church burnings raise larger issue

February 14 2006
A UMNS ReportBy Kelly Martini* Responding to the recent arsons of 10 Alabama churches, United Methodists are joining the call to focus on broader ...

United Methodist hurricane relief exceeds $62 million

February 14 2006
By Elliott Wright* NEW YORK (UMNS) - More than $62 million was contributed in 2005 to the United Methodist Committee on Relief for hurricane relief ...

United Methodist Women launching online communities

February 06 2006
by Julia R. Tulloch and Jorge R. Obando* United Methodist Women has always been at the forefront of innovation and the use of technology. This year ...

North Alabama Women in Ministry group helps to rebuild in Mississippi

February 02 2006
The concrete block building of Pass Christian First United Methodist Church stands strong just a block away from the Mississippi coastline. Almost ...
Page 75 of 76 previous 1 ... 72 73 74 75 76 next
Discover, Develop and Deploy Spiritual Leaders to Make Disciples of Jesus Christ for the Transformation of the World.