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Message from Bishop Wallace-Padgett: Reflections on Annual Conference 2019

6/13/2019

Dear Friends, “And Are We Yet Alive?” Methodists have opened Annual Conferences with a rendition of this powerful Charles Wesley hymn since our inception in the late 1700s. As we sang this question at the opening worship service of the 2019 North Alabama Conference, the answer was evident. Yes, the North Alabama Conference is alive, energetic, diverse, principled and committed. We also are a Conference consisting of persons with varying perspectives on many matters. Our life together is not easy...


Annual Conference elects delegation to 2020 General and Jurisdictional Conferences

6/6/2019

During the 2019 North Alabama Annual Conference, members elected clergy and lay delegates to the 2020 General Conference of the United Methodist Church and the 2020 Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference. General Conference is the top policy-making body of The United Methodist Church. The Southeastern Jurisdictional is one of five Jurisdictional Conferences in the United States that have the role of electing and assigning Bishops in their region. North Alabama has been allotted 8 delegates (four...


Annual Conference 2019 Recap

6/5/2019

Click here for a Photo Gallery Download a printable Bulletin Insert Click here for the 2019 Appointments and Assignments The 2019 North Alabama Annual Conference gathered on June 2-4, 2019, at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville under the theme “Singing God’s Song in New Places with New Faces.” The Conference priority focus was New Faith Communities. Sunday  Sunday evening began with an Opening Celebration during which those gathered in North Hall sang the traditional opening hymn "And Are We ...


Clergy Pictorial Directory photographs to be taken during 2019 Annual Conference

5/14/2019

Photographs for a new Clergy Pictorial Directory will be taken during Annual Conference 2019. This year's directory will be produced by Universal Church Directories. Each clergyperson photographed will receive a free digital portrait and a free directory, which can be picked up at your district office this fall. The pictorial directory is an important tool in keeping the connection in the North Alabama Conference. It is intended to be a resource to assist clergy to stay in touch with one another...


Annual Conference 2019 will focus on "Singing God’s Song in New Places with New Faces"

5/1/2019

The 2019 North Alabama Annual Conference will be June 2-4, 2019 at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville under the theme “Singing God’s Song in New Places with New Faces.” The Conference priority focus this year is New Faith Communities. During April, voting members received a PreConference Book either by mail or email. Nametags were included in the PreConference Book mailing for those who received a printed book. Those who have chosen “less paper at Annual Conference” and received a PreConference ...


Self-nomination deadline for 2020 delegation to General Conference and Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference extended to March 8

2/12/2019

The deadline for self-nominations from clergy and laity seeking to be elected delegates to the 2020 General Conference and Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference has been extended to March 8, 2019. This extension allows individuals more time for personal discernment following the Special Session of General Conference meeting Feb. 23-26, 2019, in St. Louis, Missouri.  During the 2019 North Alabama Annual Conference which will meet June 2-4, 2019, in Huntsville, members will elect clergy and lay ...


Deadline for Petitions and Resolutions to Annual Conference extended to March 8

1/14/2019

North Alabama Annual Conference Secretary Dr. Dedric Cowser and Convenor of the North Alabama Committee on Procedures and Petitions Rev. Sherill Clontz announce that the deadline to submit petitions and resolutions to be considered by the North Alabama Annual Conference has been extended to March 8, 2019. The annual deadline for petitions and resolutions to the North Alabama Conference is February 1. However, the Special Session of General Conference will meet on Feb. 23-26, 2019, in St. Louis, ...


Deadline for North Alabama Annual Conference Reports & Information is Feb. 1, 2019

1/14/2019

North Alabama Conference teams, committees, commissions, and Conference-related organizations are invited to share a report in the Journal vol. 1 (PreConference Book) of the North Alabama Conference describing their ministry over the past year. Groups are asked to highlight how their ministry is working toward the Conference Mission of Discover, Develop and Deploy Spiritual Leaders to make Disciples of Jesus Christ for the Transformation of the World. All reports submitted for publication in the...


Application now open for 2019 Annual Conference presentations

10/4/2018

The Annual Conference Executive Planning Team is already making preparations for the 2019 North Alabama Annual Conference, which will be held June 2-4, 2019, at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Alabama. The theme will be "Singing God's Song in New Places with New Faces" as we celebrate the new churches being started and new people being reached across North Alabama. In preparation for the 2019 Annual Conference session, the Executive Planning Team is inviting ministries, institutions and ...


Announcing new ways Young People can be a part of the 2019 North Alabama Annual Conference

9/20/2018

For the past three years, the Office of Connectional Ministries and Leadership Development has successfully collaborated with the Districts in their investment toward increasing the participation of young people in the life of the North Alabama Annual Conference. This participation of young people in Annual Conference has facilitated the ability to grow young leaders in other areas of the Church. Additionally, we have seen more and more young people involving themselves in conference teams and ...


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