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Mt. Mariah UMC celebrates Access and Disability Awareness Sunday


Mt. Mariah UMC in the Northeast District held an Access & Disability Awareness Service on Sunday, August 10, 2014. One of the goals for service was to provide a friendly, comfortable, and relaxed atmosphere for all worshipers. It was a non-traditional, interdenominational and inclusive celebration. The service included participation from every level of the North Alabama Conference. Deb Wade, the Convener of North Alabama Conference Disability Ministries, delivered a powerful message with theme “...

Forrest Chapel UMC hosts party for special needs children


Photos by the Hartselle Enquirer  Forrest Chapel United Methodist Church members hosted a Special Needs Splash Pad party Saturday on June 28, 2014, at the John Mark Stallings Special Needs Accessible Playground (SNAP) in Hartselle.   More than 65 people attended the event – about 25 of whom were children with special needs and their families. The children played in the Splash Pad and on the playground equipment built for children with special needs. Volunteers from the church played with the ...

Northport First UMC serves organization aiding adults with disabilities as "Change the World 2013" project


“Change the World” is an annual event held each May throughout the United Methodist Church. It is about coming together in community and across the denomination to personify the love of Christ. This year United Methodists completed world-changing projects in more than 1,500 locations worldwide. As part of “Change the World 2013,” Northport First UMC was blessed to reach out to Eagles’ Wings, an organization to aid adults with disabilities founded by church members, Jerry and Sandra Pike. ...

Bluff Park Promise Home dedication ceremony to be June 9


Bluff Park UMC in Hoover will celebrate the dedication of the Bluff Park Promise Home on Sunday, June 9, at 4 p.m. The Bluff Park UMC congregation built and furnished this six bedroom home on its campus to be used as a residential group home to house six adults living with autism in a residential group home environment. Glenwood, Autism & Behavioral Health Center, will be managing the group home. “The church wanted to provide this sort of ministry,” said Bluff Park UMC’s retiring senior minister...

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