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2nd Alabama Methodist Lawyers’ Forum to be held March 28, 2019

3/12/2019

The North Alabama Conference and the Alabama-West Florida Conference are jointly sponsoring the 2nd Alabama Methodist Lawyers’ Forum on March 28, 2019, from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. The Forum will be held at First United Methodist Church in Montgomery. A free continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.   This event is a “win-win” for the lawyers in your churches. The lawyers get 6 FREE hours of CLE credit (1/2 the annual requirement), including the required one hour for Ethics CLE. They also ...


Time is running out to register for the United Methodist Lawyers' Forum

9/7/2016

The United Methodist Lawyers' Forum will be at Asbury UMC in Birmingham on Thursday, September 22, 2016. The event is jointly sponsored by the North Alabama and Alabama-West Florida Conferences of the United Methodist Church. The forum, which is free to all United Methodist attorneys in both Conferences, has been approved for CLE credits in Alabama and Florida. The following credits have been approved: 7.0 CLEs available to Florida Lawyers (including 1 hour Ethics); 6.0 CLEs available to Alabama...


Conferences Plan Legal Forum for United Methodist Lawyers

5/13/2016

SAVE THE DATE -  SEPTEMBER 22, 2016   The North Alabama Conference and the Alabama–West Florida Conference will jointly sponsor a “United Methodist Lawyers’ Forum”, to be held in Birmingham, Alabama, on September 22, 2016.  The Forum, which will be free to all United Methodist lawyers from both Conferences, will offer CLE Credits from both Alabama and Florida, including Ethics Credits.  Topics to be covered will include:  sexual misconduct, real property (including requirements of the Book of ...


Trinity UMC to host Leonard Sweet “Nudge” workshop on March 19

3/3/2016

Trinity UMC in Huntsville is excited to welcome Dr. Leonard Sweet to the North Alabama Conference for a workshop called “Nudge: Small Change for Big Change.” Dr Sweet is known around the world as a brilliant, innovative thought-leader in the Christian church. During the Saturday workshop Dr. Sweet will help participants explore what it means to help others realize a relationship with Christ. Church leaders and members will gain new insights, new perspectives, and steps to take to move forward. ...


Trinity UMC in Birmingham to welcome Luke Timothy Johnson to the 2016 Harry Elliott Bible Conference on Jan. 23

1/15/2016

Trinity UMC in Birmingham is pleased to welcome Luke Timothy Johnson to the 2016 Harry Elliott Bible Conference. On Saturday, January 23, at 6 p.m. at Trinity UMC (1400 Oxmoor Rd., Homewood, AL 35209), Dr. Johnson will offer a free lecture entitled “How Is The Bible True?” This event will be a “seminary-type” discussion that is open to the public, and we especially want to invite our local clergy to join us.  Luke Timothy Johnson is the author of a number of books, countless articles, and is in...


Faith + Action = Justice Speaker Series at Highlands UMC

10/26/2015

Fred Gray, civil rights attorney for Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr., the Selma marchers, and other civil rights leaders, will speak at Highlands United Methodist Church as part of their Faith + Action = Justice Series on November 4 at 6:30 p.m. Gray founded the Tuskegee Human and Civil Rights Multicultural Center, a museum offering educational resources on the Tuskegee Syphilis Study  and contributions in human and civil rights. He is the author of Bus Ride to Freedom (his autobiography), a...


Only Four Things Grow Churches Conference will be May 16

4/9/2015

Nearly 8 out of 10 churches in the US are struggling to grow, and most are in serious decline. It doesn’t have to be that way.   On May 16, 2015, 21st Century Strategies’ church growth experts Bill Tenny-Brittian and Bill Easum are coming to Alexander City, Alabama, to lead a one-day conference on the four things that grow churches.   The Only Four Things Grow Churches Conference will be May 16 at The Arbor of Alexander City First UMC from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. The event is designed for pastors, ...


Dr. Reggie McNeal “Kingdom Come: Impacting Our Communities for Life” event to be April 11

3/23/2015

Jesus teaches us to pray “thy Kingdom come.” What would the Kingdom look like on “earth as it is in heaven?” How would our communities be affected? How would our congregations be different? What do congregations and church leader need to do to engage God’s mission on planet Earth? The Northwest District has invited Reggie McNeal, author and consultant, to guide participants  in a day of exploration of these issues.  “Kingdom Come: Impacting Our Communities for Life” will be Saturday, April 11, ...


Celebrate and Recreate will be an opportunity for the entire family to enjoy Sumatanga

1/7/2015

On the weekend of March 20-22, 2015, Sumatanga Camp and Conference Center will host an event designed for the entire family called Celebrate and Recreate.   Described as “A jam-packed, fast paced, multigenerational weekend at Sumatanga celebrating the wonder of our past, present and future,” Celebrate and Recreate will be an opportunity for participants of all ages to become familiar with Sumatanga, to make new friends and to get reacquainted with friends made years ago while taking part in ...


MetaCamp, experiential learning environment for reproductive disciple-making, to be held at Sumatanga in December

10/23/2014

How can churches launch new congregations that are reaching new people for Christ and helping them grow in discipleship?  How can these new people become disciples who make disciples? One tool for the toolbox is MetaCamp.     Curtis Sergeant will lead MetaCamp at Camp Sumatanga on Monday, December 8 through Thursday, December 11, 2014.   Curtis served as a missionary in China during the 1990’s.  He went to an island with a population of approximately 7 million and fewer than 100 known Christians...


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