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2014 Annual Conference - General and Jurisdictional Conference Delegate Elections

by: Danette Clifton


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


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


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 ...

Lake Junaluska Celebrates 100 Years of Transforming Lives during 2013


On June 25, 1913, after five years of planning and development, Lake Junaluska hosted its first events. At the time, Lake Junaluska consisted of Stuart Auditorium, which was an open-air structure with a dirt-covered floor, a man-made lake, and a small number of homes. Over the past 100 years, Lake Junaluska has grown into a much beloved retreat center and residential community. Today, Lake Junaluska looks to a bright future as a place of Christian hospitality, where lives are transformed ...

Conference Lay Leader Steve Lyles elected officer of SEJ Committee on Coordination and Accountability


North Alabama Conference Lay Leader Steve Lyles has been elected to serve as an officer of the Southeastern Jurisdiction Committee of Coordination and Accountability for the 2013-2016 quadrennium. Lyles says, “It is an honor to serve on the Jurisdictional Committee of Coordination and Accountability along with Bishop Taylor and the other member of the Jurisdiction. There are members from all Annual Conferences in the Jurisdiction and both Clergy and Laity. “ The Committee of Coordination and ...

SEJ Committee on Episcopacy announces Debra Wallace-Padgett to be Bishop of Birmingham Area


As the Thursday evening session of the 2012 Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference concluded, the SEJ Committee on Episcopacy announced the Episcopal assignments for the Southeastern Jurisdiction for the 2012-16 quadrennium. The announcement included that Bishop Debra Wallace-Padgett will be the new Bishop of the North Alabama Conference. Below is the complete list of SEJ Episcopal Assignments: Alabama-West Florida Area (Alabama West Florida Conference) Bishop Paul L. Leeland Birmingham ...

Bishops to be elected and assigned at SEJ Conference in July


At the end of August 2012, Bishop William H. Willimon will retire and on September 1, 2012, the North Alabama Conference will receive a new Bishop. Who that new Bishop is will be decided at the 2012 Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference which meets July 18-20 at Lake Junaluska, North Carolina. Here is some basic information about the Episcopal election and assignment process in the United Methodist Church.   Jurisdictional Conferences Jurisdictions are five large regional divisions within ...

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