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North Alabama United Methodists increase support of Unitd Methodist Children's Home in 2006

February 14 2007
Early numbers indicate that North Alabama United Methodists grew in their support of the United Methodist Children's Home in 2006.   The United ...

Growing Healthy Churches event challanges local churches to be more obedient to God

February 13 2007
On February 9-10, more than 100 North Alabama clergy and laity gathered at the Brandon Ministry Center in Florence for the Growing Healthy ...

Recap of MADE - Confirmation Retreat 2007

February 07 2007
What does it mean to be a disciple of Jesus Christ? If I choose to become a disciple, will I have to go it alone? Will I become a disciple instantly? ...

Metro Methodism Alumni Have Retreat and Look to the Future

February 05 2007
This past weekend, February 2-3,  Metro Methodism alumni gathered for a retreat at Sumatanga.  Metro Methodism is a leadership development experience ...

UMCOR Bulletin on Central Florida Storms

February 02 2007
NEW YORK, Feb. 2, 2007--Central Florida was struck early Friday morning by violent thunderstorms that spawned tornadoes causing sufficient damage for...

Bishop Willimon Announces Improvements in the Appointive Process

January 31 2007
Bishop Willimon announced that this year the Cabinet will work to improve the process of appointing and moving pastors."We have learned that we need ...

Local Church Statistics Now Available at Conference Website

January 30 2007
This past week, the North Alabama Conference took a major step forward in making available on line statistics for every congregation. Now anyone can ...

Conference announces new Conference Disaster Response Coordinator

January 29 2007
Rev. John L. Hassell, Jr., is the new Conference Disaster Response Coordinator. The duties of the Coordinator include working with Volunteer in ...

United Methodist Churches are feeding the hungry

January 26 2007
Last year 23 congregations in the the North Alabama Conference were among 386 United Methodist churches across the connection that provided nearly 21 ...

Bishop Willimon Announces Cabinet Changes

January 25 2007
Bishop William H. Willimon announces a number of changes in the North Alabama United Methodist Conference Cabinet that will take place at Annual ...

'Discernment Events' Planned to Assist Laity in Finding God's Will for Their Lives

January 24 2007
New York, New York, January 19, 2007—To “discern” means to recognize or identify. United Methodist young laity—women and men—seeking to discern ...

Still Time to Apply for 2007 Young Adult Missionary Service

January 23 2007
New York, New York, January 19, 2007—There is still time to apply for the next classes of young adult missionaries in The United Methodist ...

Commentary: WHAT I LEARNED IN 2006. . .

January 22 2007
WHAT I LEARNED IN 2006….It is never too late to learn something. I leaned or relearned several things during this past year that might be worth ...

Interpreter Magazine Gets a Makeover

January 19 2007
NASHVILLE:  United Methodist Communications is giving Interpreter magazine a fresh look and a whole new focus.   The January/February 2007 issue of ...

Make a New Connection with Your Faith at the New UMC.org

January 19 2007
Want to connect with other people of faith online? Or be connected with volunteer opportunities in your area? How about connecting your extra ...

Ministry Commission Recommendations, Survey Now Online

January 19 2007
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (GBHEM/FYI) – A draft report by the Study of Ministry Commission for the 2008 General Conference proposes eight important ...

Devotional program now available free to churches and individuals

January 17 2007
Lent is the season for Christians to engage in disciplines that sustain and refresh them and give full expression to their faith. Lent and Easter call...

Painting tells story of past and hopeful present

January 16 2007
On November 30,  a painting titled ". .Marching On" by Jarrett Rutland was introduced at the United Methodist Center.  The painting hangs in the ...

Student Loans Available Now, Scholarship Applications Open

January 16 2007
NASHVILLE, Tenn.(GBHEM/FYI) – College students who find they need additional funds for the semester beginning in January can apply for a United ...

Event encourages United Methodists to live a spirituality of racial reconciliation

January 07 2007
On January 6, hundreds of North Alabama United Methodists gathered at ClearBranch UMC in Trussville for an event featuring Dr. Tony Campolo, Dr. C.T. ...

UPDATE: Falkville First United Methodist church building destroyed by fire

December 18 2006
December 21; 9 p.m. - Update To see photos of the fire click here. In the days following the fire which destroyed their church building, the members ...

United Methodist Agency to Restructure Designated Mission Giving Program

December 14 2006
New York, NY, December 14, 2006—The Advance for Christ and His Church, the designated mission-giving program of The United Methodist Church, is being ...

Patrick Friday to take General Board of Global Ministries staff position in January

December 07 2006
 North Alabama’s Director of Mission and Advocacy Rev. Patrick Friday has been named the new Director of Special Mission Initiatives at the General ...

United Methodist Pastoral Care and Counseling offers help dealing with "Holiday Baggage"

December 06 2006
by John Douglass, Director of Counseling and Adult Ministry Vestavia Hills UMC Satellite Center We live in a world of constant change.  In a day that...

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 ...
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