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Ethnic Ministries Ministry Grant now open. Submission deadline is March 31, 2018.

3/7/2018

The North Alabama Conference Ethnic Ministries Team wants to partner with local churches in a ministry project or training that has the potential to lead to an increase in worship attendance, professions of faith, baptisms and membership. Are you in a church that thinks out of the box, planning a new and an exciting ministry that is reaching new people for Christ? Then consider inviting Ethnic Ministries to be a part of your ministry by completing its Ministry Grant application. Please note the ...


North Alabama Conference Ethnic Ministries Ministry Grant application now open

10/5/2017

The Ethnic Ministries Team is seeking to partner with local churches on projects that will lead to increase in worship attendance, professions of faith and membership. Are you in a church that thinks out of the box, planning a new and an exciting ministry that is reaching new people for Christ? Then, consider inviting Ethnic Ministries to be a part of your ministry by completing its Ministry Grant application. This grant excludes brick and mortar, building maintenance, and salaries. Ethnic ...


Knowing to Grow Workshop to be September 23 in Huntsville

9/18/2017

The Ethnic Ministries Team of the North Alabama Conference will present a Know to Grow workshop on Saturday, September 23 at Lakeside UMC in Huntsville. This is the second opportunity for churches to take advantage of this training which focuses on sharing what works to grow the local church.  A previous Know to Grow workshop was held at Haven UMC on September 9. This workshop will offer tools and techniques to increase church vitality. Sessions include the following: Passionate Worship led by ...


North Alabama Conference Ethnic Ministries Partnership Grant application deadline is April 10

3/27/2017

Are you in a church that thinks out of the box, planning a new and an exciting ministry that is reaching new people for Christ? Then, consider inviting Ethnic Ministries to be a part of your ministry by completing its Partnership Grant application. The Ethnic Ministries Team is seeking to partner with local churches on projects that will lead to increase in worship attendance, professions of faith and membership.This grant excludes brick and mortar, building maintenance, and salaries. ...


Central Alabama Conference Celebration planned for March 26

3/8/2017

On March 26, 2017, everyone is invited to a Central Alabama Conference Celebration. The event will take place at Roanoke First UMC (806 Main St., Roanoke, AL 36274) beginning at 3 p.m. Dinner will be served. The Central Alabama Conference Celebration is a celebration of the African American Church Conference founded in the aftermath of slavery and the Civil War. The theme of the event is “Remembering the Past, Celebrating the Present and Preparing for the Future.” The event will feature guest ...


GBHEM's Ethnic In-Service Training grant applications open through March 1

2/18/2017

The General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM) opened grant applications for initiatives and programming designed to recruit, train and retain ethnically diverse United Methodists in leadership positions in every level of the church and its ministries. The Ethnic In-Service Training Grant (EIST) awards up to $10,000 for innovative minority training programs; the application is open now through March 1, 2017. The EIST grant is open to local churches and organizations associated with ...


Ethnic Ministries Team to host Black Church Summit on Feb. 4

1/16/2017

On Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, the North Alabama Conference Ethnic Ministries Team is hosting a Black Church Summit at Lakeside United Methodist Church (3738 Meridian Street NE, Huntsville, AL 35811). The event will be from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. and will focus on the question “Where do we grow from here?” The presenter will be Dr. Cheryl L. Walker. She is the Director of African American Ministries at Discipleship Ministries. All Black Clergy under appointment are expected to attend and to bring 3-5 ...


Ethnic Ministries Partnership Grant application deadline is November 30

11/3/2016

Are you in a church that thinks out of the box, planning a new and an exciting ministry that is reaching new people for Christ?  Then, consider inviting Ethnic Ministries to be a part of your ministry by completing its Partnership Grant application. The North Alabama Conference Ethnic Ministries Team is seeking to partner with local churches on projects that will lead to increases in worship attendance, professions of faith and membership. This grant excludes brick and mortar projects, building...


Latino Leadership Training equips 24 North Alabama leaders

10/11/2016

(photo from Rev. Hur Morales' Instagram post) This past weekend 24 Latino laity and clergy from four North Alabama Conference churches were joined by 18 Latinos from churches in the North Georgia Conference for a Latino Leadership Training held at Trinity UMC in Huntsville.  The training was conducted by the International Leadership Institute in Carrolton, Georgia. This institute is led by a United Methodist elder couple Drs. Wes and Joy Griffin. This ministry equips leaders around the world ...


Ethnic Ministries announces Program Coordinator

8/8/2016

Ethnic Ministries is a ministry priority of the North Alabama Conference.  As you recall, when the appointments were announced for this Conference year, it was highlighted that a Program Coordinator of Ethnic Ministries would be announced at a later date.  Well, that later date is today.   It is with great enthusiasm that I announce Sonia Gallimore as the Program Coordinator for the work of Ethnic Ministries.  Sonia brings a ton of passion for this ministry.  She has been a part of the Ethnic ...


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