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

10/19/2020

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

9/28/2020

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

9/19/2020

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

9/19/2020

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Message from Bishop Wallace-Padgett: Final details for virtual Annual Conference

9/3/2020

Dear Friends, I am looking forward to seeing many of you online at our upcoming 2020 North Alabama Annual Conference.  We will gather virtually from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Saturday, September 26 for worship, prayer, business and celebrations.   Satellite venues will be available by pre-registration only for voting members of the Annual Conference who are without technology or internet access to participate from their homes. During the opening worship and the closing sending forth services Bishop ...


Message from Bishop Wallace-Padgett: Annual Conference 2020

7/24/2020

Dear Friends, We have planned three 2020 North Alabama Annual Conferences under the leadership of Director of Connectional Ministries Linda Holland and the planning team she leads. That’s right – three! The first one was scheduled for Sunday, May 31- Tuesday, June 2 but due to the COVID-19 pandemic was postponed to Sunday, August 16- Monday, August 17 which for the same reason was postponed to Saturday, September 26. The Annual Conference planning team has been flexible and grace-filled through ...


North Alabama Annual Conference postponed until September 26 and will have a multi-venue format

6/23/2020

Due to the recent spike in COVID-19 cases in many parts of Alabama, the in-person North Alabama Annual Conference planned for August 16-17, 2020, at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville has been postponed until late September and will have a multi-venue format. Conference leadership is committed to applying the Do No Harm recommendations (www.umcna.org/donoharm) to this year’s Annual Conference meeting. The Bishop, Cabinet and Annual Conference Planning Team do not think it will be possible to ...


2020 North Alabama Annual Conference to be postponed

4/16/2020

In a video message on April 15, 2020, Bishop Debra Wallace-Padgett announced arrangements are currently underway to postpone the 2020 Annual Conference originally scheduled for May 31-June 2. This postponement is due to safety concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Bishop Wallace-Padgett said, “The Annual Conference Planning Team and Conference Leadership Team are working with the appropriate entities to postpone Annual Conference to a time when we anticipate that it will be safe for large ...


Bishop Wallace-Padgett announces a called special session of the North Alabama Conference if needed

2/5/2020

Pursuant to Paragraph 369.6 of The Book of Discipline, Bishop Wallace-Padgett has announced that she has called a special session of the North Alabama Conference if needed for Saturday, August 15, 2020, at Asbury UMC in Birmingham. A copy of the call is below. The call: “The purpose of the special session of the annual conference will be to address such matters as may affect the future of the North Alabama Conference, its local churches, clergypersons, employees and church members, following the...


February 1 is deadline for Petitions and Resolutions to Annual Conference

1/8/2020

Petitions and resolutions to be presented to the North Alabama Annual Conference must be in the hands of the Conference Secretary no later than February 1 each year. Petitions and Resolutions should be submitted as a Microsoft Word or Google Document and attached in an email to the Conference Secretary at the following email address: acreports@umcna.org Include "Petitions and Resolutions" in the subject line and request a "read receipt" to ensure delivery. This year's submission deadline is ...


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