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


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


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: Include "Petitions and Resolutions" in the subject line and request a "read receipt" to ensure delivery. This year's submission deadline is ...

Deadline for North Alabama Annual Conference Reports & Information is Feb. 1, 2020


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 for presentations to the 2020 North Alabama Annual Conference is now open


The North Alabama Annual Conference Executive Planning Team is now receiving applications for presentations to be offered to the 2020 Annual Conference Session which will be held May 31-June 2 at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Alabama, with the theme “Singing God’s Song with Those Forgotten.” The focus will be Conference priority of Ministry with the Poor. “With the possibility of business resulting from General Conference 2020, regular Annual Conference business and presentations focused ...

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...

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