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North Alabama Annual Conference now scheduled for June 22-24, 2022


At the close of the 2021 North Alabama Conference, it was announced that the 2022 Annual Conference was scheduled to be at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville on June 19-21. However, two weeks later the United States declared a new federal holiday — Juneteenth. This new holiday sets June 19 as the national day to commemorate the end of slavery in the United States. In recognition of this new holiday, Bishop Debra Wallace-Padgett, in consultation with the Annual Conference Planning Team and the ...

North Alabama Annual Conference 2021 Recap


The 2021 North Alabama Conference gathered online June 4-5 under the theme “Disciples Building Disciples.” Bishop Debra Wallace-Padgett presided over her ninth Annual Conference in North Alabama. On Friday evening, June 4, clergy gathered for the Clergy Executive Session and Laity gathered for the Laity Session. The laity session focused on the Annual Conference theme and featured members of the Adult Discipleship Team offering information on discipleship and spiritual formation resources ...

Annual Conference 2021: Pictures from Opening Worship


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Clergy Appointments fixed during Annual Conference


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Message from Bishop Wallace-Padgett: Annual Conference 2021


Dear Friends, I first began attending Annual Conference as a child with my Dad, mother and siblings. While Dad participated in meetings, we had a great time together visiting with friends, shopping at the Cokesbury display and enjoying each other. We would accompany Dad to worship in the evenings. I have a different focus at Annual Conference these days than I did when attending as a child. One dynamic is the same, though. I still love Annual Conference! The Annual Conference planning team and ...

2021 North Alabama Annual Conference to be virtual meeting; PreConference Reports and Information due March 1


Due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, the in-person North Alabama Annual Conference scheduled for June 6-8, 2021, will be adapted to once again be a shorter, virtual meeting with satellite venues for those without reliable internet capabilities in their area. Just as in 2020, Conference leadership is committed to applying the Do No Harm recommendations ( to this year’s Annual Conference meeting. Although vaccines provide some hope for the end of the pandemic, the ...

Message from Bishop Wallace-Padgett: Annual Conference 2020 Follow-up


Dear Friends, We did it!  We accomplished a meaningful virtual Annual Conference.  This virtual alternative to an in-person meeting allowed us to safely Conference together in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Your response to our first virtual Annual Conference was heartening. Our 944 unique log-ins to the Zoom webinar and 109 unique viewers on YouTube indicate that participation was higher than at the 2019 in-person Conference. While we do not have an exact headcount, we know these log-in ...

Annual Conference 2020 Recap


Click here to view the 2020 Annual Conference Photo Gallery On Saturday, September 26, 2020, North Alabama United Methodists gathered in front of computers, tablets, cell phones and other internet-connected screens for their first virtual Annual Conference. The previous Sunday afternoon, September 20, clergy members had gathered online for the Clergy Executive Session.  Bishop Debra Wallace-Padgett presided over her eighth Annual Conference in North Alabama. The theme was Singing God’s Song ...

Annual Conference Special Offering


This year’s special offering is going to support a deeply significant, potentially life-changing mission experience for young adults, 19-25 years of age.  The QuadW Missional Internship is an eight-week paid summer internship established in honor of Willie Tichenor, who lost his battle with cancer at the age of 19. Before passing, Willie was asked what he would want done with what would have been his trust. He asked that his family support cancer research so that others might have options he ...

Annual Conference Special Worship Services and Recognitions


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