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Bazillion Book Drive provides books to learning center

4/27/2016

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

4/20/2016

For more information about the 2016 North Alabama Annual Conference go to www.umcna.org/ac2016. 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

4/16/2016

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

2/22/2016

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...


February 1 is deadline for Petitions & Resolutions and written Reports for Annual Conference 2016

1/14/2016

Dear North Alabama Conference Members, The North Alabama Annual Conference will be June 5–7, 2016, at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville. The theme will be “Harvest: Sharing Christ.” Please remember that Monday, Feb. 1, 2016, is the submission deadline for petitions and resolutions and for written reports to be printed in the PreConference Book / Journal Volume 1. The Journal is an important communication vehicle not only to get information before the members of this year’s Annual Conference, ...


Video Highlights of Annual Conference 2015

7/7/2015

Just over a month ago, North Alabama United Methodists gathered on the campus of Birmingham-Southern College for the 2015 North Alabama Annual Conference. This mission-driven Annual Conference was a 48-hour worship experience during which participants heard reports, conducted business, experienced times of learning and shared testimonies of ministry.   The theme of the Conference was Nurture: Growing in Christ. The focus was the Annual Conference mission: Discover, Develop and Deploy Spiritual ...


Working Together to Pass a Resolution

6/8/2015

by Dave Barnhart and John Kearns The resolution that the North Alabama Conference recently passed regarding Harm Reduction for LGBTQ Teens was not a resolution about homosexuality. It was not a resolution about psychology, or whether or not we should talk in terms of “sexual orientation” or “lifestyle choice.” It was not about scripture, or how we interpret various passages. It was not about theology, or how we understand sin, salvation, and God. It was not about ethics, or how we talk about ...


2015 Annual Conference Wrap-Up

6/3/2015

Click here to see pictures from Sunday Click here to see pictures from Monday Click here to see pictures from Tuesday Click here for Clergy Appointments Complete your Annual Conference Evaluation Sunday The 2015 North Alabama Conference began on Sunday afternoon, May 31, on the campus of Birmingham-Southern College.   The Conference, designed to be a 48-hour worship experience during which participants heard reports, conducted business, experienced times of learning and shared testimonies of...


2015 North Alabama Annual Conference Preview

5/15/2015

For more information about the 2015 North Alabama Annual Conference go to www.umcna.org/ac2015. For this reason, since the day we heard it, we have not ceased praying for you and asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of God’s will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so that you may lead lives worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him, as you bear fruit in every good work and as you grow in the knowledge of God.   - Colossians 1:9-10 The 2015 North Alabama Annual Conference ...


Opening Celebration of Annual Conference 2015 to feature Mass Choir

4/28/2015

Greetings! This year, Bishop Debra Wallace-Padgett has asked that we have a Mass Choir lead in worship at the Opening Celebration of Annual Conference on Sunday, May 31, 2015. I am writing to encourage members of your local church choir to be a part of this exciting worship experience. Additionally, we would like for members of your Children’s Choirs, grades 3 through 6, to participate. There are 3 pieces that we will be singing, in addition to the hymns of the service. These pieces may be ...


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