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Conference Board of Pension and Health Benefits forms master funding task force

2/27/2008

On Tuesday, February 19, 2008, a task force recently formed by the North Alabama Conference Board of Pension and Health Benefits met at the United Methodist Center in Birmingham.  The purpose of this new task force is to develop and recommend to the Conference Board of Pension and Health Benefits a master funding plan for pension benefits, disability/death benefits, and retiree health insurance for our clergy.  Currently, funding for clergy benefits (pension benefits, disability/death benefits, ...


Deadline for annual Branscomb Barrier Breaker Award nominations is January 15

12/28/2007

Since 1989, the North Alabama Conference has given an annual award to those who have shown effective leadership by taking risks for the rights of women and ethnic minority persons. First established by the United Methodist Women, this award is now administered through the Conference Commission on the Status and Role of Women. The award is named “The Louise Branscomb Barrier Breaker of the Year.” The Branscomb Barrier Breaker Award is for a United Methodist layperson or clergyperson who is active...


Online version of 2007 Journal now available for download. Other versions set for delivery in next few weeks.

11/20/2007

The 2007 Journal is now available online in PDF format for free download at www.northalabamaumc.org/journal. The other versions of the 2007 Journal are currently at the publisher with an expected delivery date by late November or early December for those persons who ordered a print copy or CD.  According to Journal editor Kathy Clements a real effort has been made to reduce the size of the 2007 Journal.  “By combining three reports into one, eliminating reports that are not Disciplinary or ...


Ministry Administration Reminder for 2007 HealthFlex Incentives

10/17/2007

As you know, the North Alabama Conference Board of Pension and Health Benefits is offering the following incentive payment opportunities in 2007 for HealthFlex participants and their dependent spouses: A $50 incentive will be paid for each eligible person that completes or updates his or her personal HealthQuotient assessment by December 31, 2007.  All individuals that completed the HealthQuotient personal assessment in 2006 must update (or reaffirm) their HealthQuotient responses in 2007 to ...


Conference gathers in Huntsville for Service of Commissioning

6/25/2007

Click here to see photos from the Service of Commissioning   On Sunday, June 24, United Methodists from across North Alabama gathered at Trinity United Methodist Church in Huntsville for the Service of Commissioning during which the Conference commissioned eight people as probationary elders or probationary deacons.  These eight people include those who will make up the first class of Residents in Ministry in North Alabama.   Bishop William H. Willimon preached the sermon titled “Sent” as well ...


Attendee evaluations give Annual Conference 2007 high marks

6/20/2007

The theme for the 2007 Annual Conference session is “New.”  The 352 evaluations turned in either on the paper evaluation form or online by Annual Conference attendees show that the new aspects of Annual Conference were given positive marks. During the two weeks following the business session of Annual Conference, these evaluations were reviewed by both the Annual Conference planning team and the conference staff as each group did their assessment of the 2007 session. The last of the Annual ...


Annual Conference special offering helps fight malaria

6/6/2007

There will be approximately 2600 families around the world who will soon be protected from malaria thanks to the generosity of North Alabama United Methodist congregations who contributed to the special offering at the 2007 Annual Conference session.   Conference treasurer Scott Selman reports as of Tuesday morning, June 5, “the total offering for Nothing But Nets is now $25,984.28.”  He adds, “I anticipate there will be additional gifts received for the offering.”   The Annual Conference ...


Annual Memorial Service is a Holy Time to honor servants of the Church

5/4/2007

On Thursday evening May 31, the North Alabama Conference will gather at Huffman United Methodist Church at 7 p.m. to observe one of its holiest worship services of the year - the annual Memorial Service during which the Conference remembers those clergy and clergy spouses who have died during the last year. Rev. Dalton Styes, Senior Pastor of Vestavia Hills United Methodist Church, will be the preacher for the service. When a clergy is ordained he or she is no longer a member of any individual ...


Annual Conference Memorial Service moved to May 31 at Huffman UMC

3/9/2007

Bishop William H. Willimon and the Annual Conference planning team announce a change to the previously released schedule for the 2007 Annual Conference events. The Memorial Service, during which the Annual Conference pauses to remember and celebrate the lives of those clergy and clergy spouses who have died in the last year, will now be held on Thursday evening May 31 at 7 p.m. at Huffman UMC. "The Memorial Service has long been an important part of our Annual Conference. I have been concerned ...


Conference Votes to Realign Districts

1/28/2006

During a historic vote, the United Methodists of North Alabama voted to realign the number of districts within the bounds of the conference from the current 12 to eight new districts. Bishop William H. Willimon presided over the special session of the North Alabama Conference of the United Methodist Church which was held on Saturday, January 28, 2006, from 10 am to Noon at ClearBranch United Methodist Church in Trussville, Alabama. The sole purpose of the meeting was to vote on a proposal from ...


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