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February 1 is deadline for Petitions and Resolutions


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. ...

Nominations Team now receiving self-nominations for Conference leadership roles


Self-nomination deadline is January 15, 2017 The North Alabama Conference Nominations Team is now receiving self-nominations from those who feel led to offer themselves for service as part of a Conference leadership team. A wide range of opportunities for service are available, from supporting and developing policies to guide the work of Annual Conference staff as part of the Conference Personnel Team, to developing resources to equip United Methodists in North Alabama to share their faith ...

Youth and Young Adults share their experiences of Annual Conference 2016


In 2016, Connectional Ministries staff initiated a program for the Young Adult Members of Annual Conference and re-established a program for the Youth Members of Annual Conference as a way to help them be involved and better understand the proceedings of the 2016 North Alabama Annual Conference. Young Adult Caucus The Young Adult Caucus was created for Young Adult Members of Annual Conference. This group was comprised of the 18-30 year old lay members from each district, Wesley Foundation / ...

Northwest District schedules third Bazillion Book giveaway


The Northwest District opened the doors of a borrowed warehouse in Rogersville on June 25 for their first Bazillion Book Drive Big Event. Five tractor trailer loads of children's reading and learning materials were donated to the Bazillion Book Drive, and the Northwest District Operational Team immediately began to plan distribution. "Seventeen organizations, representing thousands of foster children, outreach efforts, tutoring ministries, United Way agencies, the American Baseball Foundation, ...

Bazillion Book Drive books available for pickup in Rogersville on Saturday, June 25


The Northwest District has been blessed by an abundance of children’s books as part of the Bazillion Book Drive – five 18-wheeler trucks full of children’s books, in fact. In the spirit of connectionalism and the Bazillion Book Drive mission to reach under-resourced children within the North Alabama Conference bounds, the Northwest District is offering to share this abundance with North Alabama churches seeking books to distribute to children in their communities. There is a time scheduled on ...

2016 North Alabama Annual Conference WrapUp


View Photo Gallery Download Clergy Appointments Complete An Online Evaluation The North Alabama Conference gathered at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville from June 5-7, 2016, for a 48-hour worship experience.  During the three days together, North Alabama United Methodists heard challenging speakers, received ministry reports from Conference teams, recognized Glory Sightings from mission agencies and celebrated the collection and distribution of more than 70,000 new books as part of the ...

Bazillion Book Drive provides books to learning center


Mary Kaye Gubenski received a message from a friend recently. Her friend had seen something that she knew would be of great interest. It was a Facebook post about the Bazillion Book Drive, an initiative of the North Alabama Conference to get new books into the hands of children living in poverty. It just so happens that Gubenski has a passion for that very issue. As coordinator of the Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Learning Center, she works with children in one of the poorest areas of Birmingham. In...

Annual Conference 2016 Preview


For more information about the 2016 North Alabama Annual Conference go to The 2016 North Alabama Annual Conference will gather in the Von Braun Center in Huntsville from Sunday, June 5 through Tuesday, June 7 for a 48-hour worship experience during which participants hear reports, conduct business, experience times of learning and share testimonies of ministry.   The theme of this year’s mission-driven Annual Conference is “Harvest: Sharing Christ.” The theme scripture ...

Call for participants for 2016 Annual Conference Opening Celebration Mass Choir


Greetings! Last year, Bishop Debra Wallace-Padgett asked that we have a Mass Choir to lead in worship at the Opening Celebration of Annual Conference, and we were thrilled to have 150 choir members participate! Our 2016 Annual Conference will be held at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, and I am writing to encourage members of your local church choir to be a part of this exciting worship experience on Sunday, June 5.  The service begins at 4 p.m. There are 3 pieces that we will be singing, in ...

2016 Annual Conference Mission Project is to collect a "bazillion" new books for children


The 2016 North Alabama Annual Conference mission project is being led by the Conference Ministry with the Poor Operational Team. The team has created a project that will allow each North Alabama local church to make a difference in the lives of children in their local community—not just during the three days of Annual Conference, but year round! The mission project is called the Bazillion Book Drive.   What is the Bazillion Book Drive? Rev. Sally Allocca, Chair of Conference Bazillion Book Drive...

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