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Carraway sale final; Pastoral Care and Counseling looks for new home

November 16 2006
On Nov. 15, 2006, a group of doctors and a Nashville development company, collectively known as Physicians Medical Center, completed their purchase of...

Ohatchee UMC reaches out to youth to grow ministry

November 09 2006
Today churches of all sizes try creative approaches to attract youth and their families to church.  Many smaller congregations struggle with this goal...

United Methodist Center showcases art

October 27 2006
Also see related storyArtwork by internationally recognized local artist being displaying at United Methodist Center. As you walk through the ...

New Missionaries Prepare to Move to Bolivia

October 24 2006
"John and I have known for quite some time that we were called to be international missionaries. We decided to answer that call after the boys would ...

Board of Superannuate Homes pledges yearly donation for United Methodist Center Chapel

October 16 2006
The Chapel of the new United Methodist Center is the place that hosts weekly devotions for Conference staff and visitors; provides a place of prayer ...

New United Methodist Missionaries Receive A Blessing of Bread from Those Retiring

October 12 2006
By Elliott Wright* STAMFORD, CT, October 11, 2006--Fourteen new United Methodist missionaries, including a North Alabama couple, each received a loaf ...

Clergy reminded their role is to "Grow MORE Disciples" during Bishop's Convocation

October 11 2006
Almost 300 North Alabama Conference clergy gathered together at Sumatanga on October 9-10 for the Annual Bishop's Convocation on Ministry. This year's...

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 ...
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