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Board of Higher Education and Campus Ministry recognizes Asbury Award recipient and celebrates new campus ministry


During the 2019 North Alabama Annual Conference in June, Conference Director of Campus Ministries Dr. Wade Langer presented the report of the Conference Board of Higher Education and Ministry. As the report began, Bishop Debra Wallace-Padgett surprised Rev. Langer by announcing he was North Alabama’s recipient of the 2019 Francis Asbury Award.  The Francis Asbury Award is awarded annually to one honoree per annual conference and recognizes individuals who have made a significant contribution to ...

Evangelism Team recognizes the 2019 Harry Denman Evangelism Award recipients


Each year the North Alabama Conference Evangelism Team recognizes North Alabama Methodists who exhibit unusual and outstanding efforts for their work in Christian evangelism through the presentation of the Harry Denman Evangelism Award. An award for clergy, laity and youth are presented annually during the Annual Conference session.   During the 2019 North Alabama Annual Conference held in June, Evangelism Team chairperson Dr. Tiwirai Kufarimai and Bishop Debra Wallace-Padgett presented the ...

Resources for your congregation to live out the Resolution for Pilgrimage to the National Memorial for Peace and Justice adopted by Annual Conference 2019


The 2019 North Alabama Annual Conference passed a resolution entitled "Resolution for Pilgrimage to the National Memorial for Peace and Justice." This action of the Annual Conference calls upon North Alabama United Methodists to take the following steps: to make pilgrimages to the Legacy Museum and National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery.   to speak from the pulpit, Sunday school classes, and small groups about what our faith says about personal racism, systemic racism, privilege,...

Applications open for the 2020 North Alabama Annual Conference Youth, Young Adult and Wesley Foundation Convocations and Page Program


The Office of Connectional Ministries and Leadership Development has successfully collaborated with the District Offices for the past four Annual Conferences to increase the investment toward the participation of young people in the life of the North Alabama Annual Conference. This participation of young people at the Annual Conference meeting has grown the ability of young leaders to serve in other areas of the Church as well. More young people are participating on Conference teams and ...

Annual Conference teaching and presentation videos to be available on Conference website


During the 2019 Annual Conference, North Alabama welcomed two dynamic teachers, Rev. Dr. Candace Lewis and Bishop Bob Far, who focused on the conference theme of "Singing God's Song In New Places with New Faces." Instead of selling DVDs, CDs and MP3s of these presentations, as has been done in previous years, this year the videos are available to watch for free on the Conference website at Rev. Dr. Candace Lewis, District Superintendent of the Gulf Center Area of the ...

Message from Bishop Wallace-Padgett: Reflections on Annual Conference 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


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


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


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"


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 ...

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