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Cahaba Bend "Prayer for Schools" encourages students, educators


Wanting to show support for locals schools in the midst of a pandemic, Rev. Patrick Friday and the congregation at The Church at Cahaba Bend (South Central District) strategized, planned and implemented the "Prayer for Schools" initiative during the month of September. The goal was to show students, parents, teachers, school administrators and staff care and support in challenging times. The Church at Cahaba Bend organized a city-wide prayer walk for schools in Helena, praying for God’s ...

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 ...

Local churches coming together to say no more to domestic violence


Some churches in the greater Birmingham area are working together to say "no more" to domestic violence. The pastors are making plans to preach a sermon addressing the issue during the month of May. Training opportunities to prepare and better equip pastors and church staff are also being planned. The video below produced by Birmingham First UMC features Rev. John Hill, pastor of Flint Hill UMC, and Rev. Stephanie Arnold, associate pastor of Birmingham First UMC. They explain the purpose of the ...

Ashland First UMC's organist is keeping tradition alive


By Justin McCullers The Clay Times-Journal – reposted with permission The First United Methodist Church of Ashland has been in the same building since 1909. It was the first brick church in the county. It was built using bricks made locally at a brickyard between Ashland and Lineville. The building itself cost $10,000 dollars and was built by contractors from Roanoke. The “Art Glass”, stained glass windows, were brought to the church by means of the old railroad that ran through the city. They ...

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