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SEJ UMVIM seeks summer interns


The Southeastern Jurisdiction office of United Methodist Volunteers in Mission office offers an internship program each summer for young adults in the area. The eight-week program begins with students spending a week in the Birmingham office. Following this short stint of training, the next weeks are spent in hands-on mission work—three weeks at an approved domestic project and three weeks at an approved international project—and closes with a final week of debriefing back in the Birmingham ...

SEJ UMVIM Summer Internship application closes soon


The Southeastern Jusrisdictional office of United Methodist Volunteers in Mission offers a summer intern program for young adults. The eight-week program offers students the opportunity to spend the summer learning about how the United Methodist Church operates in local, domestic and global missions. Interns will spend their first week in the Birmingham office, three weeks at an UMVIM / SEJ domestic project, three weeks at an UMVIM / SEJ international project, and a final week of debriefing ...

Self-nomination deadline for 2020 delegation to General Conference and Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference extended to March 8


The deadline for self-nominations from clergy and laity seeking to be elected delegates to the 2020 General Conference and Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference has been extended to March 8, 2019. This extension allows individuals more time for personal discernment following the Special Session of General Conference meeting Feb. 23-26, 2019, in St. Louis, Missouri.  During the 2019 North Alabama Annual Conference which will meet June 2-4, 2019, in Huntsville, members will elect clergy and lay ...

Ken Howle Elected Executive Director of Lake Junaluska


Pictured: The Lake Junaluska Executive Team: Rob Huckaby, Ken Howle, Mitzi Johnson and Jack Carlisle. The Lake Junaluska Board of Trustees has unanimously elected Ken Howle as the new executive director of Lake Junaluska. He will assume the role immediately. Howle has worked at Lake Junaluska for the last 14 years as director of advancement and as director of sales and marketing. He is a life-long United Methodist. He serves as a member of the church council at Long’s Chapel United Methodist ...

Jack Ewing to Retire as Executive Director of Lake Junaluska


Lake Junaluska Executive Director Jack Ewing has announced that he will retire on December 31, 2017. Over the past seven years Ewing has led Lake Junaluska following four guiding principles: clarity of mission, focus on place, support of staff and development of a sustainable business model. “Jack brought a vision to Lake Junaluska, and over the last seven years he has helped us live into that vision,” said Mike Warren, chairman of the Lake Junaluska Board of Trustees. “Lake Junaluska has ...

UMVIM, SEJ announces Rev. Matt Lacey to serve as new Executive Director


United Methodist Volunteers in Mission, Southeastern Jurisdiction (UMVIM, SEJ) is pleased to announce that Rev. Matt Lacey has been named Executive Director. As a member of the UMVIM, SEJ Board of Directors and previous employee, Matt comes with a comprehensive knowledge of the ministry. He also has vast experience training and leading UMVIM teams. An ordained elder in the North Alabama Conference of the United Methodist Church, Matt is currently serving as the Senior Pastor at Church of the ...

A Pastoral Letter from the Southeastern Jurisdictional College of Bishops to the United Methodists in the Southeastern Jurisdiction


Read the letter originally posted at at   A Pastoral Letter from the Southeastern Jurisdictional College of Bishops to the United Methodists in the Southeastern Jurisdiction   Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ, Greetings to you in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We celebrate the way God is working through you and the churches you represent to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the ...

2016 Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference Updates


The 2016 SEJ Conference is gathering at Lake Junaluska July 13-15. It begins Wednesday morning, with opening worship and will conclude on Friday with the Service of Consecration for newly elected episcopal leaders. Live Streaming of all sessions will be available at   Click to view the North Alabama Conference photo album.   Updates Tuesday, July 12 On Tuesday, delegates had opportunity throughout the day to meet with those who ...

Lay Ministry Blog: 2016 General and Jurisdictional Conference Delegation


It seems like it was only yesterday that the 2014 North Alabama Annual Conference elected our clergy and lay delegates to the 2016 General and Jurisdictional Conferences. General Conference Based on the membership of our annual conference, eight delegates were allotted to North Alabama for this General Conference – four clergy and four lay. The following people were elected to form the Delegation that will represent the North Alabama Conference at General Conference in Portland, Oregon, on May ...

Young People In Mission Camp for Youth and Young Adults to be June 26-30, 2016


Young People in Mission (YPIM), a camp experience with hands-on mission opportunities for youth and young adults, will be held June 26-30,2016 at beautiful Lake Junaluska, North Carolina.   The hope is that this event serves as a launch to empower young people to serve with new eyes and a heart for Christ. Participants serve with local mission projects, worship together, fellowship and grow with family groups, dive into Bible studies, and learn from featured speakers and the City of Opportunity....

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