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Young Adults connect at Breakaway event

October 10 2006
Honestly, I had no idea what to expect, but [Breakaway] was very effective in helping me 'break' free of some hindrances and ruts in my life, reported...

Birmingham-Southern College Chancellor Neal Berte announces plans to retire

September 26 2006
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Birmingham-Southern College Chancellor Dr. Neal R. Berte has announced that he will retire from the institution effective Dec. 31, ...

Sumatanga celebrates "important summer" of ministry

September 20 2006
As students head back to school, Bart Styes, the Director of Summer Camping Programs at Camp Sumatanga, took time to celebrate the disciple-making ...

Doctor prescribes power of Christ to beat meth addiction

September 19 2006
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Church and Community Celebrate Plans for Transitional Home for Young Adults

September 18 2006
BIRMINGHAM,  AL - About 80 church leaders, volunteers, Board members, staff, children  and community friends attended the August 26 groundbreaking ...

North Alabama SoSA Partner Churches are feeding the hungry

August 15 2006
In the North Alabama Conference, six UM church congregations partnered with the Society of St. Andrew  to feed the hungry during the first quarter of ...

United Methodist Children's Home Welcomes Interim CEO

August 05 2006
SELMA, AL - Rev. Joe Lisenby of Greenville, AL, is the new Interim President and CEO of the United Methodist Children's Home, Alabama and West ...

North Alabama young adult commissioned and assigned to two years of mission service

July 31 2006
Tyler J. Davis, a young adult from the North Alabama Conference, was commissioned as a young adult (US-2) missionary of The United Methodist Church on...

Birmingham-Southern College distributes funds to help burned churches

July 26 2006
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (UMNS) - Ten rural Alabama churches that were damaged or destroyed by arson this year are receiving checks from United ...

Middle East Mission Personnel Update: Mission Intern Leaves Lebanon

July 17 2006
New York, NY, July 17, 2006--United Methodist mission intern Ryan Clayburn, who was in Beirut when the Israeli bombing began on July 13, was in ...

Southeastern Jurisdiction clergy find rhythm of rest during annual Ministers' Conference

July 17 2006
Lake Junaluska, N.C.: No suits or ties were required. Relaxing and taking time to enjoy the day was a necessity. SEJ Clergy and their families found a...

US-2 program helps put faith into action

June 26 2006
By Linda Bloom* NEW YORK (UMNS) For Emily Harris, social activism has often been a part of her involvement with the United Methodist Church. So it ...

Why Did the Methodists Cross the Road? To Get to the Groundbreaking, Of Course!

June 26 2006
On Sunday June 4, 2006, 188 participants journeyed across Highway 52 in Helena to gather for a groundbreaking service for the Church at Cahaba Bend, a...

District Superintendents and Clergy attend training to plan for The First 90 Days

June 21 2006
Mid-June is often a time of transition for North Alabama United Methodist Congregations. It is the time pastors move to their new appointments and ...

Cabinet celebrates churches reaching 5% increase in worship goal

June 12 2006
At the 2005 session of the North Alabama Annual Conference, Dr. William Bostick, Dean of the Cabinet, presented a challenge to the Pastors and Local ...

5% Challenge: Union United Methodist Church Moves Beyond the Walls

June 07 2006
Union United Methodist Church, located in Shelby County is certainly in one of the fastest growing areas in the state. Union is working to keep up ...

5% Challenge: Aliceville UMC is increasing worship attendance through faithfulness

June 06 2006
Aliceville UMC is increasing worship attendance through faithfulnessby David F. Parker, pastor Aliceville First UMC Honestly, I was surprised when ...

Conference celebrates barrier breakers with Louise Branscomb Award

June 03 2006
The Advocacy for Social Justice Team hosted a special breakfast on Saturday morning, June 3. During the meal the nominees and recipient for the Louise...

Earthquake in Indonesia: UMCOR's Response

May 30 2006
New York, May 30, 2006-The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is working with partner agencies to provide immediate relief and assistance ...

Birmingham-Southern College awards Bishop Willimon honorary degree

May 28 2006
This past weekend, Birmingham-Southern College awarded an honorary Doctor of Divinity Degree to Bishop William H. Willimon.  Bishop Willimon was cited...

Conference recognizes Outstanding Evangelists with Denman Evangelism Awards

May 26 2006
For the last 26 years United Methodist Annual Conferences have recognized outstanding ministries of reaching others for Christ by annually presenting ...

Bishop Willimon Publishes New Book on Preaching

May 24 2006
This week Abingdon Press has published Bishop Willimon's newest book, Conversations with Barth on Preaching.  The book is a scholarly study of ...

North Alabama churches recognized for feeding the hungry

May 23 2006
Six United Methodist church congregations in the North Alabama Conference have been recognized by the Society of St. Andrew for their support of its ...

5% Challenge: Guntersville First says "Do it Again, God!"

May 17 2006
Do it Again God!By Rev. Robin Scott, Pastor Here at Guntersville First we have had almost a 300% increase (212-609) in worship attendance since 1987. ...

Conference Treasurer announces "100% churches" for 2005

May 15 2006
Conference Treasurer Scott Selman has announced that 435 North Alabama Conference congregations remitted 100% of their Conference budget asking in ...

Dean Named at Emory's Candler School of Theology

May 12 2006
Jan Love has been named dean of Emory University's Candler School of Theology. Love, who is currently chief executive of the Women's Division of the ...

5% Challenge: Harrington Heights UMC reaching For a New Day

May 07 2006
Reaching For a New Day! by Bridget E. Dowdy, Pastor Perhaps it was the living sermon on the Great Commission that stretched those who responded to ...

5% Challenge: Riverchase UMC experiences growth in many areas of ministry

May 07 2006
Riverchase United Methodist Church in the Birmingham-East District is quickly approaching the 5% growth mark in worship attendance during the last ...

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 ...
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