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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 ...

Program seeks to call young people into clergy

February 01 2006
A UMNS Report_By Linda Green A new program will partially address pastoral leadership concerns in the United Methodist Church and other denominations...

Conference Votes to Realign Districts

January 28 2006
During a historic vote, the United Methodists of North Alabama voted to realign the number of districts within the bounds of the conference from the ...

North Alabama United Methodists increase giving to connectional church mission in 2005

January 27 2006
Congregations give $11 million to work of the United Methodist Church throughout the world. In a year when many churches and individuals generously ...

North Alabama holds annual Strengthening the Black Church for the 21st Century Celebration

January 23 2006
Strengthening the Black Church for the 21st Century (SBC-21) held its annual celebration on January 14-15, 2006, at St. Paul United Methodist Church ...

Bishops announce ratification of constitutional amendments

January 19 2006
WASHINGTON (UMNS) - The United Methodist Council of Bishops has announced that all eight amendments to the church's constitution passed by the 2004 ...

Haleyville First UMC reaches out to community with ministry to strengthen personal financial health

January 19 2006
According to a Jan. 11, 2006, article in USA Today in the year 2005 personal bankruptcy filings in the United States "surged 31.6% to a record 2 ...

North Alabama Conference launches new website

January 19 2006
Beginning the weekend of Janaury 20 visitors will have a brand new online experience at www.northalabamaumc.org . The North Alabama Conference is ...

5% Challenge Celebration: Holy Spirit guides Russellville First UMC to growth in worship attendance

January 12 2006
Members of First United Methodist Church in Russellville (Florence District) say they have surrendered to the fact that God is in charge of growing ...

Lenten Devotions program offered by the national hunger-relief ministry of the Society of St. Andrew

January 12 2006
Many stories in the Bible involve people at crossroads in their lives. At these junctures they find that they must decide whether to travel in God's ...

Sylacauga First UMC hosts African Children's Choir

January 12 2006
On Sunday, Dec. 4, First United Methodist Church in Sylacauga hosted a performance by the African Children's Choir. The African Childrens Choir is ...

Conference Announces New Coordinator for Conference Disaster Response Team

January 11 2006
Mr. Steve Kilgore, a member of First United Methodist Church in Weaver, has been appointed as the new coordinator of the conference Disaster Response ...

5% Challenge Celebration: Edgemont UMC experiences 25% growth in worship attendance

January 06 2006
Enthusiastic best described the atmosphere at Edgemont UMC this Advent, where the church experienced a 25% growth in worship attendance. The ...

Bishop Calls for Special Session of the Annual Conference

November 17 2005
Bishop William H. Willimon, presiding bishop of the Birmingham Area, has called for a special session of the North Alabama Conference of the United ...

Church marks 50th anniversary of full clergy rights for women

October 17 2005
A UMNS Feature by Vicki Brown* On May 4, 1956, in Minneapolis, the General Conference of the Methodist Church approved full clergy rights for women....

AHMEN works to provide clean water in Honduras

Several years ago, many of the Alabama Honduras Medical Educational Network (AHMEN) teams began to consider expanding their work to include some type ...
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