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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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