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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 ...

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 ...
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