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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 ...

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 ...

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