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North Alabama Conference Historical Society offers free gift for 2020 memberships in celebration of Conference sesquicentennial

5/6/2020

For Jerusalem’s Sake, the handsome and captivating 290-page look at the North Alabama Conference’s ministries over the past 150 years, is sponsored by the North Alabama Conference’s Historical Society and Commission on Archives and History as their contribution to the conference’s sesquicentennial. For several reasons, this book is not yet available for sale. However, they are giving it away FREE (plus $5 for postage and handling) as a bonus for a one-year membership in the NAC Historical ...


Conference Archivist to offer weekly series of "Sesquicentennial Moments" to celebrate North Alabama Conference's 150 year anniversary

3/27/2020

A Sesquicentennial Moment 1 This year, 2020, marks 150 years since the North Alabama Conference was founded. A sesquicentennial is often a time used to look back with pride at what has been accomplished. But our forebears have not always had an easy time of it. Time and again they were forced to deal with new and unforeseen problems. They made their share of mistakes. But Methodists in north Alabama persisted. Their story—our story—is the subject of the forthcoming For Jerusalem’s Sake, I Will ...


Spring Historical Society meeting to feature Bishop and Conference Lay Leader

2/6/2020

The North Alabama Conference Historical Society will convene at Trinity United Methodist Church on Saturday, March 14, 2020. The church is located at 1400 Oxmoor Road in Homewood. At the meeting, Bishop Deborah Wallace-Padgett will give an overview of her 8 years as the Episcopal leader of our conference. Additionally, Conference Lay Leader Steve Lyles, will present his thoughts on Conference, District. and Local Church Lay Leaders; giving consideration to Conference Lay Leaders of past years. ...


North Alabama Conference Historical Society's fall meeting to celebrate Methodist missions

9/5/2019

The North Alabama Conference Historical Society's Fall meeting will be at historic Athens First United Methodist Church on Saturday, October 12, 2019. The church is located at 208 West Hobbs Street in Athens, Alabama. The meeting will be in the youth center. This church celebrated 200 years of continuous ministry in Limestone County last year. The theme of this Fall meeting of the Historical Society is the mission of the church. Presentations will highlight three great areas of this mission —...


North Alabama Conference Historical Society fall meeting to be November 3

10/11/2018

The North Alabama Conference Historical Society will convene for its fall 2018 gathering at historic St. Paul United Methodist Church in downtown Birmingham on Saturday, November 3, 2018. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. with the program starting at 9:45 a.m. The program will consist of a presentation by Dr. William Nicholas on the desegregation of the North Alabama Conference. Dr. Nicholas is the author of the recently published book entitled Go and Be Reconciled: Alabama Methodists Confront ...


New book "Go and Be Reconciled" tells the story of racial integration of the North Alabama Conference

8/1/2018

William E. Nicholas, retired Wood Professor of American History at Birmingham-Southern College, is the author of  Go and Be Reconciled: Alabama Methodists Confront Racial Injustice: 1954-1974.  The book was premiered during the 2018 North Alabama Annual Conference. In this video, North Alabama Conference Archivist Dr. Guy Hubbs interviews Dr. Nicholas about the new book.  The book is now available from Cokesbury and Amazon.   Alabama bishop who met race challenge A UMNS story by Sam Hodges No ...


Conference Commission on Archives and History calls for applications for the Wheeler Award for preserving and advancing Church History and the Charter Church Award

2/13/2018

Each year at Annual Conference, the North Alabama Conference Commission on Archives and History presents the Wheeler Award for Church History and Archives and also recognizes certain historic churches with the Charter Church Award. Below is information about each award. This year's deadline for applications is April 1, 2018.   The Glynn and Annie Ford Wheeler Award The award was established in 2011 to recognize and thank Glynn and Annie Ford Wheeler for their years of service and ...


Charter Church and Wheeler Award deadline is April 10

3/29/2017

Each year at Annual Conference, the North Alabama Conference Commission on Archives and History presents Charter Church Awards and the Annie Ford and Glynn Wheeler Award. Nominations for both recognitions are now open until April 10, 2017. Charter Church Award If your church is a currently active United Methodist Church in the North Alabama Conference, and was founded before 1870 it might qualify for recognition as a Charter Church. A Charter Church might have been established in the Methodist ...


North Alabama Conference Historical Society spring meeting will explore theological implications of Harper Lee’s novels

1/27/2017

The Spring meeting of the North Alabama Conference Historical Society will be held Saturday, March 4, 2017, at Canterbury United Methodist Church, (350 Overbrook Drive, Birmingham, AL). Dr. Wayne Flynt, Professor Emeritus in the Department of History at Auburn University, will present the program on the profound theological implications of Harper Lee’s two novels To Kill a Mockingbird and Go Set a Watchman. He will explore the roots of these in Methodism, and especially the powerful social ...


Nominations now open for Wheeler Award for Church History and Archives

3/24/2016

Each year at Annual Conference, the North Alabama Conference Commission on Archives  presents the Wheeler Award for Church History and Archives. The award was established in 2011 to recognize and thank Glynn and Annie Ford Wheeler for their years of service and accomplishments in the area of Church History. Their work included local church, conference and the jurisdiction. The Commission on Archives once again, is inviting conference-wide nominations of United Methodist Church members who have ...


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