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Ministry with the Poor

2021 QuadW Missional Internship: “Know Thy Neighbor”


How much does it cost to do laundry at a laundromat? As a Conference, we are engaging in doing ministry with the poor, those communities of need. We acknowledge and understand God’s call for us to be the light and the salt of the world (Matthew 5:13-16). Our light shines when we take a wholistic approach to be in ministry with God’s people, body, mind and soul.  When we tend to the needs of the whole person, it is much easier to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the ...

Young Adults invited to apply for 2021 QuadW Summer Missional Internship


Is God calling to be in mission this summer to serve with God’s people? Do not miss the opportunity of being part of God’s story. QuadW Summer Missional Internship gives you that opportunity. QuadW Summer Missional Internship is a life-giving internship for college-age young adults between 19-25 years. We have an opportunity for you to serve this summer in Birmingham and Huntsville, Alabama, June 1 to July 27, 2021. More information and applications are available at the following: https://quadwm...

Upper Sand Mountain Parish, Society of St. Andrew partner to feed the hungry


Earlier this summer, two Advance Special agencies of the North Alabama Conference came together to distribute more than 20,000 pounds of fresh sweet potatoes in communities across several counties. Society of St. Andrew, an organization which works with farmers to glean produce, and Upper Sand Mountain Parish (USMP), which ministers to those living in poverty in Jackson and DeKalb Counties, spent about four hours with dozens of volunteers to organize the event in an effort to get the fresh ...

Ministry With The Poor Team offers Young Adult Summer Missional Internships


As we engage in doing ministry with the poor here in the North Alabama Annual Conference, we seek to discover, develop, and deploy young adult spiritual leaders who feel called to serve in under resourced communities. The 2017 Exploration Internship was a great start for this journey.  A wonderful group of young adult interns worked with Birmingham-area ministries and shared a community house for ten weeks. The shared stories, laughter, challenges and glory sightings have made a difference in ...

Exploration Interns serve in Ministry With The Poor and make a difference in the lives of many


Ministry with the Poor is one of the four North Alabama Conference priorities. Earlier this year the Ministry with the Poor Operational Team developed Exploration, an intensive summer internship for people who are discerning a call to Ministry with the Poor. Thanks to North Alabama Conference Ministry with the Poor Team and the support of the North Alabama Annual Conference as a whole the 2017 summer Exploration Internships were a success! A wonderful group of young adult interns worked with ...

North Alabama's Adam Burns among recipients for this year's Emerging Ministry Grants for Innovative Deacons


by Rev. Victoria Rebeck, director of deacon ministry support, certification programs, and provisional membership development for the United Methodist General Board of Higher Education and Ministry. Since deacons lead the church’s ministry to the world–and most especially to people who are usually overlooked or disdained–we are challenged to find new ways to minister alongside them. The old assumption that “if you build it, they will come” to a worship service or church building has long been ...

Church of the Reconciler invites you to help them raise money with everyday purchases


Since the mid-1990’s, Church of the Reconciler has been doing vital work with the homeless community in Birmingham. Homeless people are finding housing, addicted people are finding recovery, hungry people have a daily meal and sick people have access to medical treatment. The church's ministry has only been possible because of so many partner churches and individuals throughout the North Alabama Conference. Now, there is a really quick and easy way that you can help raise funds that won’t cost...

Is God calling you to Ministry with the Poor?


Is God Calling you to Ministry with the Poor? Then the North Alabama Annual Conference has a place for you! During the summer of 2017, the Conference Ministry with the Poor Operational Team will offer a summer-long intensive internship called Exploration. This opportunity is designed for individuals discerning a call to Ministry with the Poor either as lay people or clergy. Exploration begins on May 30 and ends on August 6, 2017. Participants will be expected to be present for the duration of ...

Bazillion Book Celebration scheduled for November 6


The Bazillion Book Drive, an initiative of the Ministry with the Poor Team, has provided books to children in every District of the North Alabama Conference. Book parties, warehouse giveaways and other events have been utilized to distribute books all over North Alabama.   The Bazillion Book Drive continues to gain momentum as relationships are established between local churches and organizations dedicated to childhood literacy. The South Central District is planning a huge celebration of the ...

Goodsell UMC and Powell Chapel UMC provide books and school supplies to local students


This year’s North Alabama Annual Conference mission project was the Bazillion Book Drive — an initiative to collect and distribute books to under-resourced children. The long-term aim of the project is for North Alabama congregations to build relationships and be in continuous ministry with children and families in their community. Two churches in the Southeast District, led by pastor Dr. Randy B. Kelley, recently reached out to their communities in the spirit of the Bazillion Book Drive. ...

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