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Virtual communications conference helps churches move forward


Balancing online, in-person services and hybrid models poses challenges to church leaders. United Methodist Communications’ Training Team will host its second in a series of ecumenical virtual communications learning conferences to equip churches and ministries with next-level communication methods for new era. The Church Communications Workshops Series: Moving the Church Forward through Communication will take place daily from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. CT on August 24-25, 2021. The conference ...

United Methodist Communications to celebrate Social Media Day June 30 with free learning opportunities


United Methodist Communications will celebrate Social Media Day on Wednesday, June 30, 2021, with free learning opportunities throughout the day, featuring a special live learning session Q&A at 12 p.m. CT – all at United Methodist Communications (UMCom) seeks to equip churches with tools to effectively minister daily via social media platforms. Some of the ways the agency helps local churches are through providing social graphics, how-to-articles, social media training, ...

New Facebook Group provides "space" for pastors and worship leaders to share ideas for Holy Week and Easter


With in-person worship services and gatherings suspended until after Easter due to the COVID-19 pandemic, pastors and worship leaders are asking questions such as, "What resources and ideas are available to congregations?" "How will we observe Holy Week and celebrate Easter?" and "How can we continue to be in ministry to our communities?" A new Facebook Group provides a place where pastors and worship leaders within the North Alabama Conference (and beyond) are "gathering" to share technology, ...

Basic videography tips for congregations new to video production


As local churches continue creative and vital ministry during the COVID-19 pandemic, many are turning to online video for the first time. Pastors may now find their job description includes on-air personality, set designer and videographer. Below are some basic videography tips from Conference Director of Communication Danette Clifton to help pastors, church staff and volunteers as they navigate this new chapter of video ministry.   Video Composition If you are using a phone or tablet to ...

2017 UMAC Awards turn on the Light - North Alabama communication staff among those recognized for excellent work


Thursday, March 23, 2017, was a special day for storytellers gathered in New Orleans, Louisiana, from around the world to “Embrace the Story” at the United Methodist Association of Communicators (UMAC) annual meeting. In the morning worship session, held at First Grace United Methodist Church, UMAC participants heard a powerful sermon by Pastor Shawn Moses Anglim. He concluded, “Sometimes you need to stay in the dark long enough for God to turn on the Light.” Later, during the evening Awards ...

Welcome to the new North Alabama Conference website!

by: Danette Clifton


The North Alabama Conference has a new home on the internet with a new, shorter address.   The new was developed by Brick River Technologies. It features a responsive web design to provide an optimal viewing experience for visitors no matter what device they are using to access the site – computer, tablet or mobile phone.   The homepage features a graphic grid of the latest news and posts. Each time a visitor comes to they will be greeted with the latest North Alabama...

Imagine No Malaria Wants You to "Cover the Net" for World Malaria Day


As World Malaria Day approaches on April 25, Imagine No Malaria is asking supporters to #CovertheNet to raise awareness across social media networks about this killer disease that claims the life of a child every 60 seconds. Imagine No Malaria has created resources that make it easy for advocates to create social media buzz about this life-saving cause. Here’s how you can join the effort to help us #CovertheNet: Add a special World Malaria Day Twibbon to your Twitter and/or Facebook profile ...

The new is here! Official United Methodist website redesigned


The people of The United Methodist Church have a newly redesigned digital home, The denomination’s website not only has a fresh look, it’s also more functional. United Methodist Communications partnered with Paramore the digital agency to design and implement a site focused on ease of use. With improved search capabilities and better organization, finding information and staying informed is simpler than ever. It’s also more visual, mobile-friendly and easier to connect with others ...

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