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North Alabama congregations offering online worship experiences


In light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Bishop Wallace-Padgett and the Cabinet have asked North Alabama congregations to follow public health officials' requests and suspend in-person gatherings and worship services. Although North Alabama United Methodists are not physically gathering for worship, the churches of the North Alabama Conference continue to be in ministry! The following local churches are offering an online worship experience. If your church is also offering virtual ...

Ider UMC member continues family's ministry of Bible display in Montgomery

by: Danette Clifton


Almost 75 years ago, a man named Ben Davis made an agreement with the Montgomery City Council that allowed him to erect a pedestal in the city's court square. He placed an open Bible on the pedestal under a heavy glass cover. This pedestal was close to where, a decade later, Rosa Parks waited on a bus and ultimately helped changed history. Mr. Davis never sought recognition for this placement. He placed the Bible there so people could have the opportunity to read it. Mr. Davis' grandson Larry ...

Henryville UMC continues tradition of free Christmas Eve meal for the community


Last week The Advertiser-Gleam posted an article describing how the Henryville UMC congregation reached out to its community on Christmas Eve.  Members of Henryville UMC (Mountain Lakes District) continued a ministry they have done for the past 15 to 20 years. They offered a free Christmas Eve meal to their community.  After weeks of planning and food preparation meals were available for community members to eat at the church or pick up for carry out. The congregation also delivered meals to ...

St. Paul UMC's prayer bead project is bringing hope and comfort to the local community and beyond


The Mary Hannah Circle of the United Methodist Women at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Fort Payne started a ministry of crafting Protestant prayer beads for members and friends of the church and the Fort Payne community who they thought needed a reminder that people are praying for them.  Katie Poe, a reporter with the local paper the Times-Journal, wrote an article about this new ministry. The story was picked up by the Associated Press and appeared in other publications across the ...

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