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Global Ministries to commission new United Methodist EarthKeepers for environmental stewardship


North Alabama’s Rev. Adam Burns is one of the 67 new EarthKeepers to be commissioned by the General Board of Global Ministries in an online service on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, at 7 p.m. CST at  The service will affirm the EarthKeepers in their call to the ministry of creation care and will bless their work in their communities.  Commissioning online creates the opportunity for all three classes of EarthKeepers trained in 2019 to be commissioned together while minimizing ...

Missions Monday: Hokes Bluff First UMC's story


On August 3, 2019, more than120 people gathered at Hokes Bluff First UMC in the Mountain Lakes District to build 100 beds for children in Alabama who do not have a bed to sleep on at night. Sleep in Heavenly Peace, a ministry in Southside, Alabama, sponsored this mission. The 120 volunteers included church members as well as people from the surrounding community in Etowah County. The original goal was to build 20 beds, but the goal was far exceeded by the financial support from the church & ...

September 29 is UMVIM Awareness Sunday


The North Alabama Conference has designated Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, as United Methodist Volunteers in Mission (UMVIM) Awareness Sunday. This is an annual Special Sunday celebrated each fall. Each church is encouraged to take up a special offering that day to be used by the annual conference volunteer in mission program. You are also encouraged to provide UMVIM displays, information resources, solicit individual or group testimonies, and/or develop other ways to celebrate UMVIM that best suit ...

Missions Monday: Pleasant Hill UMC’s story


During worship on August 11, Pleasant Hill UMC (South Central District) had a blessing of backpacks for students preparing for a new school year. The congregation also prayed for teachers, school employees and administrators. During the children's moment, students were presented with a small rock that was marked with a cross and Joshua 1:9, a Bible verse that says, "I hereby command you: Be strong and courageous; do not be frightened or dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you ...

Missions Monday: Christian's Place Mission's Story


Christian's Place Mission is the newest Conference Advance Special of the North Alabama Conference. Click the link below to watch a video about the work of this mission agency.  Then read about Christian's Place Mission's beginnings, current ministries and future plans. Click here to watch video. The Bible teaches that when God wants to work great miracles, he often starts small. Faith the size of a mustard seed can move mountains. Jesus fed the multitude with only five loaves and two fish. ...

Missions Monday: Community Church Without Walls' Story


Community Church Without Walls (CCWW) is a United Methodist mission congregation located in the West End Neighborhood of Birmingham (South Central District). The CCWW website describes the congregation's ministry context, "At one time, West End was one of the more affluent neighborhoods in Birmingham. Prominent city and business leaders made their home in West End. It was also notorious as a place of white supremacy as Bull Conner, the infamous public safety commissioner who unleashed fire hoses...

North Alabama Native American Ministries 2019 Cherokee Mission Trip to be August 18-23


The Native American Ministries Team invites you to participate in a mission trip to Cherokee UMC in Cherokee, North Carolina. This mission outreach is scheduled for August 18-23, 2019. The cost is $160 per person (includes meals/dorm) and scholarships are available for those with financial need. The main focus of the work will be home repairs and a VBS. The deadline to register and to pay is August 10, 2019. For more information and to download the brochure, application, medical form and ...

Missions Monday: Trinity UMC (Huntsville)'s Story


The United Methodist Women of Trinity UMC in Huntsville (Northeast District) are keeping the spirit of Methodist missions alive.   The video below shows their work that includes both hands-on mission work in the Huntsville area as well as fundraising events. Through their annual Trinity Market Place event, the women have raise more than $160,000 over the last 14 years for local missions. Trinity UMW Huntsville AL from Trinity UMC Huntsville AL on Vimeo. Bicentennial Celebration of Missions ...

Missions Monday: Piedmont First UMC's story


Piedmont First UMC (Cheaha District) Various Mission Engagement Efforts The congregation of Piedmont First United Methodist is reaching out to its community and beyond in various ways including. Monthly financial support for the Piedmont Benevolence Center which is a cooperative effort of seven or more churches in the area to meet food and clothing needs for low income and indigent individuals in the area.   Sew Love is a group of 8-10 ladies using sewing skills to make pillowcases for a local ...

Missions Monday: Central UMC's story


Central United Methodist Church in Decatur (Northwest District) Global Mission – Supporting North Katanga / Tanganyika / Tanzania Episcopal Area This past summer our church Missions ministry team met to discuss possible ways to connect with and/or support other Methodist churches at the global level. We spoke with North Alabama Conference Director of Missions and Advocacy Dr. Adlene Kufarimai and met with her a week later. She was very helpful and shared with us about the Clergy Support ...

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