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2018 North Alabama Annual Conference to be June 3-5 in Huntsville


The North Alabama Annual Conference will gather on June 3-5, 2018, at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville under the theme of “Singing God’s Song in Harmony. The focus of this year's gathering will be will be the Conference priority of Ethnic Ministries. This year’s Annual Conference special offering is designated to continue and expand the work of the Ethnic Ministries Team by funding ministry opportunities to strengthen and create healthier ethnic minority local churches by way of leadership ...

Board of Superannuate Homes announces staff change


The Board of Superannuate Homes expresses its gratitude to Regina Ergle, who will retire on February 1, 2018, after eleven years of outstanding service as Administrative Assistant. The Superannuate ministry began in 1901 and the Board now manages 118 retirement units throughout North Alabama for retired clergy and spouses.   Regina will continue to reside in Jasper with her husband, Rev. Tex Ergle, a retired pastor, where they are both involved at Jasper First UMC. They plan to do some traveling...

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

Deadline for North Alabama Annual Conference Reports & Information is Feb. 1, 2018


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...

2017 Louise Branscomb Barrier Breaker award presented to Allison Dearing


Each year the Conference Commission on the Status and Role of Women (COSROW) recognizes a United Methodist willing to risk and stand up for the rights of women and ethnic minority persons through the presentation of the Louise Branscomb Barrier Breaker Award. During Annual Conference the 2017 award was presented to Allison Dearing, a member of Birmingham First UMC and creator of One Place Metro Alabama Family Justice Center, an organization which provides coordinated services to victims of ...

Tool for Church Health: Relational Evangelism


“Relational evangelism is not simply about about being nice,” Rev. Bob Alford told the 2017 North Alabama Annual Conference. He then explained that this tool for church health is about looking for opportunities, building relationships and sharing Jesus Christ.  The 2017 North Alabama Conference emphasis was on Church Health - one of the four Conference priorities. Throughout the day on Monday of Annual Conference, Executive Director of Healthy Congregations Rev. Bob Alford was joined by local ...

2017 Annual Conference Laity Session offers laity action steps for congregations to participate in God's revival


The 2017 North Alabama Conference emphasis was on Church Health - one of the four North Alabama Conference priorities. Conference Lay Leader Steve Lyles highlighted this priority during Sunday evening’s Laity Session as he invited Rev. Matt Scott, senior pastor of The Gathering Place UMC (Cheaha District), to present to Lay Members. Rev. Scott offered what he labeled a “direct and practical” approach for churches to participate in the revival already happening all around us. He noted, “We all ...

Resources now available to help tell the story of Annual Conference 2017


The 2017 North Alabama Annual Conference met at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville on June 4-6 under the theme of  "Singing God's Song in Tune and Rhythm. Watch the video below to see highlights of this year's Annual Conference.   The 2016 United Methodist Book of Discipline notes that one of the duties of a lay member of Annual Conference is to report to the local church on actions of the annual conference. Below are resources to help laity and clergy share the story of the 2017 North ...

2017 North Alabama Annual Conference Recap


Click for Annual Conference Photo Gallery Sunday - June 4 The 2017 North Alabama Annual Conference gathered at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville on the afternoon of Sunday, June 4, for an opening celebration of Pentecost. The Conference began as those gathered sang “And Are We Yet Alive.” After calling the Conference to order, the Conference elected Rev. Dr. Dedric Cowser as Conference Secretary. They also elected assistant secretaries (Rev. Nancy Cole, Karen Long, Rev. Tim Tatum, and Rev. ...

Message from Bishop Wallace-Padgett: A Prayer for the 2017 Annual Conference


Dear Friends, Annual Conference season has arrived!   Many thanks to the staff, planning team and other leaders who have invested countless hours in preparing an inspiring annual gathering.  It will be great to worship, learn and do Conference business together. The 2017 emphasis includes: Theme:  “Singing God’s Song in Tune and Rhythm” Focus:  Healthy Congregations Special Mission Offering:  Ministry with the Poor Conference Priority I look forward to seeing you in Huntsville, June 4-6, 2017....

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