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East Lake Farmers Market offers plenty of fresh produce despite drought

June 21 2007
Each Saturday morning during the summer the parking lot of East Lake United Methodist Church in Birmingham becomes a place of community and an ...

Attendee evaluations give Annual Conference 2007 high marks

June 20 2007
The theme for the 2007 Annual Conference session is “New.”  The 352 evaluations turned in either on the paper evaluation form or online by Annual ...

United Methodists Release State of the Church Report

June 19 2007
Survey Data Explores Attitudes, Opinions   Nashville:  A new report from The United Methodist Church on the state of the church reveals that United ...

August Gathering focuses on Mission

June 15 2007
United Methodists interested in mission will meet in Chicago in August to reinvigorate their denomination's involvement in ministries at home and ...

North Alabama Conference will commission first class of "Residents in Ministry" on June 24

June 15 2007
Annual Conference 2007 continues on Sunday, June 24 at 4:30 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church in Huntsville as members of the North Alabama ...

Program Calendars available this month

June 11 2007
 Nashville:  The 2008 official program calendar of The United Methodist Church will be available through United Methodist Communications beginning ...

Annual Conference special offering helps fight malaria

June 06 2007
There will be approximately 2600 families around the world who will soon be protected from malaria thanks to the generosity of North Alabama United ...

Motivation Tony Campolo Style

May 31 2007
The following is a field report from the  The Institute for Clergy Excellence Learning how to strike the balance between a sensitive issue and ...

Asbury UMC reclaims "churches starting churches" tradition to support New Heights congregation

May 30 2007
One of the priorities of the North Alabama Conference is establishing new communities of faith.  As the Conference seeks to live out this priority, it...

Rev. Doreen Duley to head Pediatric Chaplains Network

May 25 2007
North Alabama Conference clerywoman Rev. Doreen Duley, director of pastoral care at Children’s Hospital, has been selected to serve a two-year term as...

Hopes and Dreams Envisioned and Realized in Southwest District

May 23 2007
As members of the Southwest District reflect on the Conference’s four priorities, they see that the District has been in a time of realizing hopes and...

Local Magazine features United Methodist Cooperative Parish Director's story

May 22 2007
The January/ Febraury 2007 issue of Connected, a bimonthly magazine published by Farmers Telecommunications Cooperative, featured an article on North ...

Denman Evangelism Award recognizes Outstanding Evangelists

May 21 2007
The North Alabama Conference's vision statement is Every church challenged and equipped to grow more disciples of Jesus Christ by taking risks and ...

Board of Ordained Ministry establishes Residency in Ministry program and names full-time director

May 17 2007
On June 24, the North Alabama Annual Conference will commission new probationary deacons and elders. However, beginning with this class of new clergy,...

Families of Memorialized Clergy to receive clergy grave marker

May 16 2007
Several years ago a donation was given from a clergy family to the Conference Commission on Archives and History to initiate the distribution of ...

Academy for Student Ministry celebrates 2007 graduates

May 15 2007
On the weekend of May 11-12, 17 youth ministers completed the North Alabama Conference Academy for Student Ministry (ASM) training seminars. ASM is a ...

John D. Richardson named new Birmingham-Southern College chaplain

May 15 2007
, Ala.—The associate pastor at First United Methodist Church in New Albany, Miss., will become the new chaplain at Birmingham-Southern College.  ...

'Incredible' Growth of United Methodist Mission Volunteers across a 15 Year Span

May 14 2007
United Methodist mission volunteers climbed from just under 20,000 in 1992 to more than 110,912 in 2006, with several peaks and valleys across the 15 ...

Branscomb Barrier Breaker Award Nominees Announced

May 10 2007
The North Alabama Conference Commission on the Status and Role of Women (COSROW) announces that the nominees for the 2007 Branscomb Barrier Breaker ...

Cheaha District Dedicates New Disaster Response Truck and Trailer

May 09 2007
The May 4 deadly tornado in Kansas is a reminder the disaster can strike at any time. On Sunday, May 6 the Cheaha District celebrated the dedication ...

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 ...
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