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Rural United Methodist congregations are eligible for bricks-and-mortar grants through the Renfro Trust

7/17/2019

The Renfro Trust Fund awards annual bricks-and-mortar grants to small rural United Methodist congregations in the Southeastern Jurisdiction. Churches in unusual or challenging situations for which insufficient funds are available from other local sources are eligible for the grants. Grants, with the maximum amount of $5,000, are considered for projects involving new or existing church buildings. Repairs required to maintain the structural integrity or soundness of the church building may be ...


Renfro Trust bricks-and-mortar grants available for rural United Methodist congregations

7/12/2018

The Renfro Trust Fund awards annual bricks-and-mortar grants to small rural United Methodist congregations in the Southeastern Jurisdiction. Churches in unusual or challenging situations for which insufficient funds are available from other local sources are eligible for the grants. Grants, with the maximum amount of $5,000, are considered for projects involving new or existing church buildings. Repairs required to maintain the structural integrity or soundness of the church building may be ...


Renfro Trust bricks-and-mortar grants available for rural United Methodist congregations

7/12/2018

The Renfro Trust Fund awards annual bricks-and-mortar grants to small rural United Methodist congregations in the Southeastern Jurisdiction. Churches in unusual or challenging situations for which insufficient funds are available from other local sources are eligible for the grants. Grants, with the maximum amount of $5,000, are considered for projects involving new or existing church buildings. Repairs required to maintain the structural integrity or soundness of the church building may be ...


Interfaith Peace Conference at Lake Junaluska to tackle the issue of polarization

1/28/2018

All are invited to join an interfaith dialogue about polarization and peace during the Interfaith Peace Conference, March 1-4, 2018, at Lake Junaluska. The conference theme is “Meeting the Other: Can We Talk?”, and it will address how to communicate with civility and respect while upholding core values and religious traditions. George Thompson, chairman of the Interfaith Peace Conference Committee, said the topic was an intuitive choice given the current social and political climate in the ...


Witness and Invitation from the Southeastern Jurisdiction College of Bishops meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, August 17, 2017

8/18/2017

Photo from 2016 Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference "The things, good Lord, that we pray for, give us grace to labor for." - Thomas More, UMH, 408 Serving with you in the Southeastern Jurisdiction, we grieve the violence in Charlottesville. We renew our baptismal covenant to trust and serve Christ, to resist evil, and to honor all in the human family. We share with you our resolve to name, resist and dismantle racism in our churches, in our communities and in the world. As Paul writes in ...


Interim director and associate director of Lake Junaluska Singers announced

1/8/2017

Lake Junaluska has announced new leadership of the Lake Junaluska Singers, a choral group that has been a part of Lake Junaluska’s history for more than 60 years. Mary Wannamaker Huff began as the interim director of the Lake Junaluska Singers on January 1. Huff lives in New York City with her husband, Andrew Henderson, and two sons, but also owns a home at Lake Junaluska. Having grown up coming to Lake Junaluska with her parents, her connection with Lake Junaluska and her friendship with many ...


SEJ Renfro Trust Fund bricks-and-mortar grants for small rural United Methodist congregations deadline is Sept.1

7/1/2016

The Renfro Trust Fund awards annual bricks-and-mortar grants to small rural United Methodist congregations in the Southeastern Jurisdiction. Situations described as unusual and challenging and for which insufficient funds are available from other local sources shall be considered as eligible for grants. The maximum amount for each grant shall be $5,000. Funds are awarded as grants, not as loans. Grants will be considered for projects involving new or existing church buildings only, not for ...


2014 Annual Conference - General and Jurisdictional Conference Delegate Elections

by: Danette Clifton

6/4/2014

North Alabama Conference 2016 General and Jurisdictional Conference Delegation General Conference   Clergy Robin Scott Dale Cohen Mary Bendall Tiwirai Kufarimai  Laity Steve Lyles Scott Selman Zac Riddle Carol Toney                                  Jurisdictional Conference   Clergy Glenn Conner Robert Sparkman Mark Parris Julie Holly Laity Charlie Carlton Pat Meadows Emily Chastain Judy Poole  Alternate Delegates   Clergy Lori Carden Wade Griffith Richard Stryker ...


Lay Ministry: General and Jurisdictional Conference Delegate Elections at 2014 Annual Conference

by: Steve Lyles

12/4/2013

General and Jurisdictional Conference Delegate Elections at 2014 Annual Conference In June, our North Alabama Annual Conference will elect delegates to the 2016 General Conference and the Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference.   In the past, Annual Conferences elected delegates to General and Jurisdictional Conference at the Annual Conference session held the calendar year preceding General Conference. However, in 2012, our North Alabama Conference delegation to General Conference proposed ...


North Alabama to hold General and Jurisdictional Conference delegate elections at 2014 Annual Conference

12/4/2013

The 2016 General Conference, the top policy-making body of the United Methodist Church and the only body that officially speaks for the denomination, will meet in Portland, Oregon, on May 10-20, 2016. The 2016 General Conference will consist of approximately 850 delegates from all over the world who will vote on petitions and resolutions and revise the Book of Discipline of the United Methodist Church.  Each annual conference is allotted an equal number of lay and clergy delegates to General ...


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