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Trinity UMC produces COVID vaccine Q&A video with UAB vaccine specialist

3/4/2021

With so much confusing information out about the new COVID-19 vaccines, the COVID Task Force from Trinity UMC in Homewood (South Central District) produced a video of a Q&A time with UAB vaccine specialist Dr. Paul Goepfert. Dr. Goepfert is a professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at UAB. As the Director of the Alabama Vaccine Research Clinic at UAB, he oversees clinical trials for COVID-19 vaccines. To develop this Q&A session, Trinity UMC’s COVID Task Force collected ...


North Alabama congregations offering online worship experiences

3/21/2020

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 ...


Church of the Reconciler launches the Advent Poetry Project

11/14/2018

Church of the Reconciler, a United Methodist congregation for, and with, the homeless of Birmingham, is launching a fundraising project that will help support its unique ministry in downtown Birmingham while offering supporters a unique resource to prepare their hearts during the season of Advent. Read the details below. Advent is a time of waiting and expectation. It’s a time when we both name that the world is not as it should be while also reaffirming our faith that God will usher in a new ...


Asbury United Methodist Church Hosts Free Organ Workshop & Concert on October 13-14

9/17/2018

Asbury United Methodist Church invites pianists, organists, growing churches, and music lovers everywhere to an organ workshop hosted by world-renowned organist Dan Miller on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018 from 10 a.m. to noon. An organist since the age of 15, Dan Miller holds a Church Music Diploma from Moody Bible Institute. He majored in organ performance at the American Conservatory of Music, holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Florida Atlantic University, and a Master of Music degree in ...


Lesters Chapel UMC Celebrates 200th Anniversary

8/6/2018

Lesters Chapel United Methodist Church will celebrate its 200th Anniversary of ministry with their Homecoming on Sunday, August 12th at 10:30 a.m. Lesters Chapel, located in Columbiana, is in the South Central District. Methodist services on Yellow Leaf Creek began about 1818 when itinerant Methodist circuit riders, including the well-known preacher Ebenezer Hearn, stopped off from their travels through the Mississippi Territory and preached in the log cabins of the settlers or out in the open ...


Liberty Crossings UMC soon will become Grace UMC

5/9/2018

In an effort to reach more people for Jesus Christ, Liberty Crossings United Methodist Church will roll out its new name of Grace UMC on August 12, 2018. Senior Pastor Rev. Wade Griffith shares this background on the church's decision: "For many years we have had community members tell us they were not comfortable attending Liberty Park United Methodist Church because they do not live in Liberty Park or feel that economically they wouldn't fit in with people from Liberty Park. Despite our ...


Morningstar UMC reaches out to kindergarten parents on the first day of school through “Sip and Sob” event

8/16/2017

Morningstar UMC in Chelsea (South Central District) recently hosted its fourth annual “Sip & Sob” event on the first day of school at the local elementary schools. Almost five years ago, one of the servant leaders of the congregation, who just happened to have a child nearing the age of starting kindergarten, spoke with Senior Pastor Mark Puckett, about doing something special to support the parents of the incoming kindergartners. The two sought to explore a strategy that addressed this need. ...


Church of the Reconciler invites you to help them raise money with everyday purchases

6/20/2017

Since the mid-1990’s, Church of the Reconciler has been doing vital work with the homeless community in Birmingham. Homeless people are finding housing, addicted people are finding recovery, hungry people have a daily meal and sick people have access to medical treatment. The church's ministry has only been possible because of so many partner churches and individuals throughout the North Alabama Conference. Now, there is a really quick and easy way that you can help raise funds that won’t cost...


New Dementia and Memory-loss Ministry at Canterbury UMC

12/5/2016

Imagine being the primary caregiver for a loved one with Alzheimer’s. This could be your mother, father, or spouse who requires 24-hour supervision and care. For many in our community this is a daily reality. In our state alone, over 180,000 family members are currently serving as caregivers. Over the last decade, the number of people living with Alzheimer’s in Alabama has grown 8% and there are currently 93,000 Alabamians with Alzheimer’s. These statistics show what a great need there is for ...


All Sons & Daughters tour coming to Birmingham on Nov. 14, 2016

11/2/2016

On Monday, November 14, 2016, Canterbury UMC will host a concert by Nashville's All Sons & Daughters. Part of the Poets & Saints tour the event starts at 7 p.m. in the church sanctuary. Just released in September, All Sons & Daughters' fourth full-length album,Poets & Saints (Integrity Music) helps create an epic journey into the lives and stories of a handful of Christ-followers God used to wake up the world.   Special guests include songwriter, modern-day hymn writer, and record producer ...


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