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2016 Year-End Local Church Report now open; deadline is Feb. 13, 2017

1/9/2017

The 2016 Year-End Local Church Report is now available for all churches to complete via the Local Church Dashboard at www.umcna.org/dashboard. Churches are asked to complete this annual report by February 13, 2017. Conference Statistician Rev. Stephen R. Benefield says, “Before we go headlong into the new year, it’s time to take one last look back at 2016. That’s right: Local Church Statistical Reports are upon us, right on schedule! By understanding what is happening at the local level for each...


2015 Year-End Local Church Report now open; deadline is Feb. 8, 2016

1/7/2016

The 2015 Year-End Local Church Report is now available for all churches to complete via the Local Church Dashboard at www.umcna.org/dashboard.  "The Epiphany season means two things: First, and most importantly, the glory of God has been made known to the world in Jesus Christ. Second, it’s time to submit Statistical Reports," says North Alabama Conference Statistician Rev. Stephen R. Benefield. He adds, "While these reports don’t hold a candle to what the Epiphany tells us, they are still ...


Information regarding Weekly Benchmark Report emails

6/2/2015

From our Information Technology Director: Recently, a number of domains have ceased delivery of the Weekly Benchmark Report (WBR) weekly email. The issue arose mid-May 2015. No changes were made on our side to cause this issue.   Since the issue has been discovered much time and effort has been devoted to take a number of troubleshooting steps. Paramount is our objective to ensure that the email is not identified as junk email/spam and is delivered.   Despite tremendous effort on our end, ...


2014 Charge Conference Forms now open

8/14/2014

The 2014 North Alabama Conference Charge Conference forms are now live. On Thursday, August 14, 2014, emails with personalized links for each church’s forms were emailed to pastors’ umcna.org email addresses.  An email was also sent to the church email address on file with the Conference. The Charge Conference forms have been revitalized this year leveraging new technology. They have been specifically designed to eliminate technical issues experience by some users in past years. The forms should...


Local Church 2013 Statistical Report deadline is Feb. 3, 2014

1/7/2014

The Statistical Report, formerly known as the Year-End Local Church Report, is collected annually each January.  One this report, local churches report their activity from the previous year. These numbers are reported to the General Board on Finance and Administration (GCFA).  They also are printed in the back of the North Alabama Conference Journal and are used to formulate apportionments that fund the budget of the North Alabama Annual Conference. For a number of years, this report has been ...


Conference launches @umcna.org email addresses for clergy to help strengthen the connection

6/12/2013

Working in cooperation with the North Alabama Conference Board of Ordained Ministry (BOOM), the Conference Information Technology department is now providing an email address for each North Alabama Conference clergy person. This action has long been discussed and dreamed about by the extended cabinet and the leadership of BOOM. This year it has become a reality. Each North Alabama clergy person now has a professional email address using their name and the domain @umcna.org. These new email ...


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