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

6/2/2020

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 ...


Bishop Debra Wallace-Padgett to continue as North Alabama episcopal leader through 2021

5/29/2020

We are all aware that we are navigating our way through a difficult and unique time. The pandemic is something we have not faced in our lifetimes. During this time, our churches and Conference have had to be flexible to adapt and to remain faithful. Because of the postponement of the General and Jurisdictional Conferences, the decision has been made to assign our Southeastern Jurisdiction (SEJ) Conference Bishops back to their current areas until the postponed 2020 Jurisdictional Conference ...


UMC Bishops announce dates for postponed 2020 Jurisdictional Conferences

5/27/2020

The Council of Bishops (COB) has announced the new dates for the 2020 Jurisdictional Conferences in the United States, which have been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, are November 10-12, 2021. The days prior to and after can be used at the discretion of each Jurisdictional Conference. In the call letter to Jurisdictional Conferences secretaries and heads of delegations, COB President Bishop Cynthia Fierro Harvey noted that the dates chosen by the bishops intentionally followed the ...


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 ...


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