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Hispanic Ministry Team Response to Apology for Radio Remarks

May 08 2007
After posting our response to the remarks made by Doug Layton and a caller on his radio program on WAPI, we received a reply from Mr. Layton ...

United Methodists begin Kansas tornado response

May 08 2007
A UMNS ReportBy the Rev. Kathy Noble* An aerial view shows how the May 4 tornado devastated the church building. Photo by Jaime Oppenheimer, ...

Students clean up during CoYM Mission day

May 07 2007
On Saturday, May 5 students from churches throughout the North Alabama Conference gathered at Sumataga for the Council on Youth Ministry's annual ...

UMCOR Provides Support for Kansas Recovery

May 07 2007
NEW YORK, May 7, 2007—A powerful tornado with winds at more than 200 mph left a swath of destruction 22 miles long and more than a mile wide in ...

Annual Memorial Service is a Holy Time to honor servants of the Church

May 04 2007
On Thursday evening May 31, the North Alabama Conference will gather at Huffman United Methodist Church at 7 p.m. to observe one of its holiest ...

Northwest District Emphasizes "New" Congregations

May 03 2007
In keeping with one of the Cabinet's Priorities of New Congregations, Northwest District Supintendent Rev. Hal Noble, share some of the exciting ...

Bishop Willimon announces Glenn Conner to serve as Cabinet Secretary

April 27 2007
Bishop William H. Willimon announces that he has asked Dr. Glenn Conner to serve as the Cabinet Secretary beginning in June of 2007.  Dr. Conner is ...

Newest book from Bishop Willimon explains United Methodist Beliefs

April 25 2007
Bishop William H. Willimon’s newest book helps guide readers to learn what United Methodists believe.  The book is called United Methodist Beliefs: A ...

Southeast District celebrates new disciples and a new district office

April 24 2007
The Southeast District is celebrating a physical sign of its dedication to the conference vision of Every Church challenged and equipped to grow more...

Nothing But Nets to get 'American Idol' exposure

April 22 2007
A UMNS Report by Deborah White* The Nothing But Nets campaign will gain worldwide exposure before millions of people April 24-25 when the United ...

Birmingham-Southern College inaugural Bishop's Lecture in Faith and Ethics discusses good and evil

April 18 2007
On Tuesday April 17, Birmingham-Southern College held its first annual Bishops Lecture in Faith and Ethics. The lecturer was Dr. Carol Newsom, Charles...

Virginia Tech Wesley Foundation offers safety, solace

April 18 2007
A UMNS ReportBy Kathy L. Gilbert* The Wesley Foundation of Virginia Tech University became a safe haven for students immediately after a deadly ...

DISCIPLE training coming to Birmingham in June

April 17 2007
Cokesbury and Disciple Seminars are pleased to announce DISCIPLE training to be held June 14-15, 2007 at Canterbury United Methodist Church located at...

On April 25...Skip a lunch. Send a net. Save a life.

April 12 2007
Are there days when getting out for lunch seems like a matter of life and death? All United Methodist are invited to join others on Wednesday, April ...

Purchase of new property in the Northeast District sets stage for new ministries

April 10 2007
The Northeast District is excited to announce the purchase of the former Fanning Heights Church of Christ on Jordan Lane in Huntsville. The property ...

Local radio team to raise money to send children to Camp Sumatanga.

April 05 2007
On Monday April 9, one local morning radio show team is stepping up, or rather sitting down in a big way, to help send children to Camp Sumatanga this...

Central District Churches Growing with New Buildings and Plans

April 03 2007
By Glenn D. Conner The Central District is more than pollen in the dust these days.  There is also some dust from the dirt being moved as new ...

La Casa del Pueblo de Dios youth serve during spring break

March 31 2007
Some of the youth from La Casa del Pueblo de Dios, the United Methodist Hispanic mission in Decatur, led by their pastor Rev. Aida Lea Barrera-Segura,...

Harpersville UMC learns to be a Church on the Grow

March 30 2007
A bright green sign and new plants rising from the ground tell drivers along busy State Highway 280 a lot about Harpersville UMC these days.  The sign...

Bishop Willimon announces initiation of Network of Retired Pastors

March 28 2007
We in the North Alabama Conference have the largest number of retired pastors and spouses that we have had in our entire history as a church. This ...

United Methodist Pastoral Care and Counseling announces New Office Location And Phone Number

March 28 2007
United Methodist Pastoral Care and Counseling announces New Office Location And Phone Number   New Address: 1313 Alford Avenue Birmingham, AL 35226   ...

South Central District churches claim cabinet priorities

March 27 2007
PRIORITIES, PRIORITIES, PRIORITIES By Sandy OKelley PRIORITY - (noun) greatest importance, main concern, precedence, right of way   Im not sure that ...

New Book Explores Music and Mission

March 20 2007
New York, NY, The centrality of song to Christian life and mission is the subject of a collection of essays just published by the United Methodist ...

Twelve North Alabama congregations recognized for vital disciple-making

March 19 2007
Twelve North Alabama Conference congregations have been invited to be a part of the Romans 12 Project now being conducted by the General Board of ...

Encounter 2007: brings together hundreds of North Alabama youth for retreat in Gatlinburg Tennessee

March 15 2007
  On Feb 23-25, more than 700 North Alabama Conference youth traveled with their church groups to Gatlinburg for the annual Encounter youth retreat.  ...

Children's Home Completes New Transitional Home for Foster Kids

March 14 2007
On Sunday, March 11, The United Methodist Children's Home and the Southwest District of the United Methodist Church (UMC) held a dedication service ...

Estonian United Methodist Church Celebrates Its 100th Anniversary

March 12 2007
(General Board of Global Ministries)New York, New York, March 7, 2007—A century of Methodism in Estonia is being observed this year, with a major ...

Annual Conference Memorial Service moved to May 31 at Huffman UMC

March 09 2007
Bishop William H. Willimon and the Annual Conference planning team announce a change to the previously released schedule for the 2007 Annual ...

Bishop and Cabinet Announce new Clergy Renewal Leave program

March 08 2007
"Our clergy are placed under new stresses and given new challenges, particularly as we work toward the renewal of our congregations."  That's how ...

Boy's birthday generosity brings joy to others

March 07 2007
For most eight-year-olds the biggest excitement on their birthday comes from what presents they receive. Yet second grader Jebb Brown's birthday was ...
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