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2018 North Alabama Annual Conference to be June 3-5 in Huntsville

4/19/2018

The North Alabama Annual Conference will gather on June 3-5, 2018, at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville under the theme of “Singing God’s Song in Harmony. The focus of this year's gathering will be will be the Conference priority of Ethnic Ministries. This year’s Annual Conference special offering is designated to continue and expand the work of the Ethnic Ministries Team by funding ministry opportunities to strengthen and create healthier ethnic minority local churches by way of leadership ...


Fountain of Love Offering focuses On Mother’s Day

4/16/2018

As Mother’s Day approaches, it is Methodist Homes hopes that your church will celebrate mothers through the taking of a Mother’s Day Offering for the Fountain of Love. The Fountain of Love Fund provides financial assistance to older adults living in a Methodist Home retirement community who find that they can no longer pay for their entire care. Because of the support of churches in the North Alabama Conference, no resident has ever been asked to leave a Methodist Home due to their inability to ...


The United Methodist Church celebrates 50th Anniversary of historic merger

4/16/2018

Congregations across the connection are invited to celebrate the 50th anniversary commemorating the event on April 23, 1968, when leaders of the Evangelical United Brethren Church and The Methodist Church declared the creation of a new denomination, The United Methodist Church. With the words “Lord of the Church, we are united in Thee, in Thy Church and now in The United Methodist Church,” the new denomination was birthed at the constituting General Conference being held that year in Dallas. The...


Clergy spouses connect and encourage one another

4/12/2018

The first week of January, eighteen clergy spouses gathered at Camp Sumatanga for the annual Clergy Spouse Retreat. This year's guest speaker was Mrs. Beth Green, who has been married to Joe, a pastor and former District Superintendent in the Holston Conference, for over 30 years. Beth shared three times throughout the retreat, and kept the attendees in stitches with her humor. In addition to partnering with various ministries alongside her husband, Beth has spent her career working in radio and...


Disaster Response Update: Volunteers needed in response to March 19 storms

4/12/2018

Thursday, April 12, 2018 11:30 a.m. We are still in need of volunteers to assist with the damage assessments in Jacksonville. Seventeen iPads are available that will have all the information that needs to be collected from the survivors of the March 19 storms.  Training for this new app will be Monday, April 16, 9 a.m. at the Calhoun County EMA Office located at 507 Francis Street in Jacksonville. If you are available that week, or even for 3 or 4 days, please contact me today for more ...


Bishop announces full-time appointment changes

4/8/2018

Bishop Debra Wallace-Padgett and the Cabinet announce the following full-time appointment changes to take effect July 1, 2018. These appointments will be fixed during the 2018 North Alabama Annual Conference, which will gather at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville on June 3-5, 2018. DISTRICT CHARGE NAME CE Birmingham First Stephanie Y. Arnold CE Birmingham First - Associate R. G. Lyons CE Hueytown / Bayview John L. Verciglio CE Mount Zion Matthew Colburn CE Pinson Joseph B. (Joe) ...


Bishop Wallace-Padgett announces two new District Superintendents and two Extended Cabinet appointments

4/8/2018

North Alabama Conference Bishop Debra Wallace-Padgett and the Appointive Cabinet have announced full-time clergy appointment changes to take effect July 1, 2018. These appointments include two new District Superintendents, a new Executive Director of Ethnic Ministries and an Executive Director of New and Renewing Churches.   Rev. Sherri Reynolds will become the Superintendent of the Southwest District. For the last seven years, she has served as the senior pastor of Christ Central UMC in Rainbow...


Volunteer marshals and pages sought for 2019 Special Session of the General Conference

4/4/2018

Beginning April 4, 2018, volunteers will be able to apply online to serve as marshals or pages during the 2019 Special Session of the General Conference of The United Methodist Church. The denomination’s top legislative assembly will meet February 23-26, 2019 in St Louis, Missouri, in the U.S.  Approximately 150 volunteers are needed to serve as marshals and pages during General Conference. Applicants must be able to serve all four days of the Special Session.  Marshals will be part of the team ...


Message from Bishop Wallace-Padgett: Easter Joy

4/1/2018

From Disbelief to Joy Luke 24:36b-48 The disciples can hardly believe it. Two days earlier all of their hopes and dreams of life in Jesus were buried with him in the tomb. Yet, can it be? Can this man standing before them be the Resurrected Jesus? Is it really him? As the reality of his resurrection sets in, their disbelief slowly dissipates and is replaced with joy. The resurrection miracle has happened. Jesus Christ their Lord is alive! That, my friends, is Easter joy at its best. It is ...


Disaster Response: Why We Go

3/27/2018

At the very beginning of the Early Response Team Training you received the question "Why?" Why us instead of other volunteer organizations or individual unaffiliated volunteers? What makes us different—rather I should say, what ought to make us different is that we represent Jesus. When you go to the areas impacted by a natural disaster, such as last week, please remember that those in the emergency services and utility services are doing everything they possible can to assist their neighbors. ...


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