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End of year Give Love initiative begins November 1


A new campaign initiative – Give Love, Joy, Hope, Peace—invites United Methodists to join in giving love, joy, hope, and peace through an end of year campaign to support mission and disaster response. Between November 1, 2020 – December 31, 2020, the campaign will showcase stories of transformational work and how financial gifts through The Advance (the United Methodist program for voluntary, second-mile giving) have had a positive impact on people’s lives. Church leaders and laity can visit Res...

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 ...

2021 Mission Grant application deadline is October 2


The North Alabama Conference Mission budget provides grant funds for new mission projects and continuing projects with connections to the United Methodist Church. The grant is available every other year. New and emerging ministries as well as existing ministries specifically engaged in missions managed by mission agencies, local United Methodist Churches, Cooperative Parishes, Advance Specials and other affiliated mission programs are invited to apply for funding.    The North Alabama Conference...

Global Ministries still in mission throughout the world


Our world has been rocked by the COVID-19 pandemic. Every country has had its share in many aspects of human life. We are encouraged daily by stories of hope shared by God’s people across the globe. God’s redemptive story continues to unfold each day and we are called to be part of that story. Regardless of what is going on in our world, we are still called to be in mission with God’s people from everywhere to everywhere. We are thankful for our worldwide mission relief and development agency, ...

Bluff Park UMC continues to support mission work in Chile


Bluff Park UMC has supported missionary Rev. John Elmore’s work in Chile since 2007. One of about 65 United Methodist Churches throughout the U.S. that support him as Covenant Churches, we honor his work with three commitments: to pray for our missionary and his work; to contribute financially to his work; and to send a team at least once a year to work alongside of him. John Elmore has done missionary work in Iquique, Arica, Talca, El Vergel and Angol (where he currently works). He is ...

SEJ UMVIM seeks summer interns


The Southeastern Jurisdiction office of United Methodist Volunteers in Mission office offers an internship program each summer for young adults in the area. The eight-week program begins with students spending a week in the Birmingham office. Following this short stint of training, the next weeks are spent in hands-on mission work—three weeks at an approved domestic project and three weeks at an approved international project—and closes with a final week of debriefing back in the Birmingham ...

Long Memorial UMC's food closet receives large donation


Long Memorial UMC (Central District) in Cordova, Alabama, received a donation of more than 2800 food items for the congregation’s food closet. The donation came from Bankhead Middle School. Three students helped load the food items which filled both a pickup truck belonging to Long Memorial UMC pastor Rev. Charlie Brown, as well as, an SUV belonging to Bankhead Middle School teacher Donna King. Rev. Brown explains, “This food will be the basis for Long Memorial United Methodist Church’s food ...

Global Ministries to commission new United Methodist EarthKeepers for environmental stewardship

by: UMC General Church


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 ...

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