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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 ...

Glory Sighting from Milner's Chapel UMC


On March 10, 2019, Milner’s Chapel UMC (Northwest District) celebrated the payoff of “The Hope Center” fellowship hall, by holding a Note-burning Service. The church’s pastor Rev. Jerry Hastings led the service. Northwest District Superintendent Rev. Kelly Clem was also in attendance.

North Wood UMC celebrates the grand opening of North “Woof” Community Dog Park


On Saturday, March 2, 2019, North Wood United Methodist Church (Northwest District) celebrated the grand opening of the North "Woof" Community Dog Park on their property. A crowd of almost 150 people from the community joined together with church members to commemorate the park’s official opening and to participate in a blessing of the park by Rev. Scott Coats, pastor of North Wood UMC. Florence Mayor Steve Holt, as well as City Council members Kaytrina Simmons and Andy Betterton, attended the ...

Decatur First UMC dedicates Historic Marker


by Wylheme H. Ragland, Archives Committee Chair Sunday, November 20, 2016, was a celebratory day at Decatur First United Methodist Church. Rev. Dr. Hughey Reynolds and congregation welcomed community churches and elected officials to the dedication of the Church’s historic marker from the Alabama Historical Commission. Rev. Reynolds was the celebrant for the dedication of the marker. The dedication ceremony included an anthem by the Choir; greeting by Rev. J. Charles Boling; historical ...

Forrest Chapel UMC to tell the story of Jesus love to the Hartselle community through The Stations of the Cross


Forrest Chapel UMC is reaching out to the Hartselle community in a creative way.   Rev. David Teel, Forrest Chapel UMC Senior Pastor,  explains, “Last year the youth held a Stations of the Cross at the church and several of our members were deeply moved by this experience. This year, our youth leaders decided we wanted everyone in our community to have the same opportunity.”   This year the congregation has taken a bold step and is renting space at the Hartselle Fine Arts Center. Additionally, ...

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