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Pianist William DeVan to perform at Birmingham-Southern College Sept. 19


Professor Emeritus William DeVan, renowned concert pianist and Steinway Artist, will present a solo recital in the Hill Recital Hall at Birmingham-Southern College on Friday, Sept. 19, at 7:30 p.m. The concert is sponsored by BSC and the Birmingham Music Club. General admission is $15. DeVan’s program will include works for which he has become so well-known during his many years of performances on campus and around the world: two of Liszt’s Transcendental Etudes; Beethoven’s Piano Sonata, Opus...

Gathering of the Orders and Fellowship of Local Pastors and Associate Members will be Oct. 20-22, 2014.


The Annual Gathering of the Orders and Fellowship of Local Pastors and Associate Members will be at Sumatanga Camp and Conference Center on Oct. 20-22, 2014. This event is for North Alabama elders, deacons, associate members, and local pastors.   The featured resource person is Dr. Robert Mulholland, former professor of New Testament at Asbury Theological Seminary. He is the author of several books, including Shaped by the Word (Upper Room) and the landmark spiritual formation book Invitation to...

Singer, storyteller, and folk-theologian Ed Kilbourne to perform 50th Anniversary Concert on August 24 at Birmingham First UMC


On August 24, 2014, Ed Kilbourne, a renowned singer, storyteller, and folk-theologian, will perform a 50th Anniversary Concert at 4 p.m. in “The Loft” of Birmingham First UMC.   One of Kilbourne’s first professional performances was a Methodist youth rally in 1964 in Birmingham, Alabama. His returning to Birmingham for the August 24 concert is a celebration of the 50 years of his performance ministry.   Ed is widely known and appreciated for his ability to combine music and spiritual teaching in...

Wake Men’s Conference will be August 22-23 at The Gathering Place in Moody


WAKE is not just a "men's" conference. We consider WAKE to be a conference for the manliest of men. WAKE is designed to not only ignite your passions and senses as a man, but provide you as a man with ways to be a passionate leader in your home, work place, and in the world around you. Click for more information

Canterbury UMC to host guest speaker from Israel


Brian Kvasnica, who has been called the finest Christian guide in Israel, will speak at Canterbury United Methodist Church on August 3, 2014.  Much beloved in the North Alabama Conference for his study tours in Israel with local churches and ICE groups, Kvasnica will be preaching at New Traditions service in Canterbury Chapel at 8:15 a.m.    That evening, Kvasnica will speak on the topic “What Church Did Jesus Belong To?”  He will also be addressing a faithful perspective on the current ...

Magic City Miracle: Invitation for Ministry Project Sites and Volunteer Site Leaders


On Sunday, September 28, 2014, the 3rd annual Magic City Miracle community day of service will take place in and around Birmingham. Building on the success of previous years, in 2014 the Magic City Miracle planning team expects to put 4000 volunteers in the community serving at more than 135 locations.   Birmingham area congregations and ministry organizations can support this North Alabama United Methodist initiative by providing Ministry Project Sites (places people can serve on Sept. 28) and ...

First Lady of Alabama to speak on domestic violence at Bluff Park UMC on August 11


The Bluff Park UMC unit of United Methodist Women will host First Lady of Alabama Dianne Bentley on Monday, August 11th. The First Lady will be speaking on the topic of domestic violence. A dinner will be held at 6 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. The First Lady will speak following dinner at 7pm. This event is open to everyone in the community and the program is presented free of charge. However, space is limited for the dinner and confirmed reservations are required. To register online go to ht...

Lake Junaluska Singers concerts in North Alabama will benefit Imagine No Malaria


The Lake Junaluska Singers will perform two concerts in North Alabama during July 2014.  At each concert, attendees will have an opportunity to give to Imagine No Malaria, the comprehensive effort by The United Methodist Church to eradicate death by malaria on the continent of Africa.   On July 21, Trinity UMC (Huntsville) and the Northeast District are hosting a concert in the Trinity UMC Sanctuary at 7 p.m. The concert is free and love offerings will be accepted for Imagine No Malaria.   On ...

Conference-Wide Day of Service scheduled for Sept. 28, 2014


Conference-Wide Mission Activity, Sept. 28, 2014 Many of us in the Birmingham area have seen the impact of people coming together on one day, and making a difference in our communities.  For the past two years, the Magic City Miracle, led by United Methodists such as Rev. Wade Griffith and his team at Liberty Crossings UMC and many others, has mobilized thousands of people in the Birmingham area on a Sunday in September. This year, the conference as a whole wanted to see if we could dream ...

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