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Southeastern Jurisdiction stories of ministry with children in poverty: June 2015

6/25/2015

In January 2015 the Southeastern Jurisdiction College of Bishops and Annual Conference Lay Leaders met together in Charleston. A big part of their dialogue was advocacy for children in poverty. The agreed to make this a common focus of ministry across the Southeastern Jurisdiction. In follow up conversations, a plan developed to start an e-newsletter to regularly share stories of this common ministry focus. Below is the newsletter for June 2015. If your congregation has a story of ministry with ...


A Statement from the SEJ College of Bishops: Response to Charleston

6/18/2015

In response to the murders of the pastor and eight others during a prayer meeting at the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, on June 17, 2015, the Southeastern Jurisdiction College of Bishops of the United Methodist Church offers the following response: "The College of Bishops of the Southeastern Jurisdiction of the United Methodist Church stands with our Methodist family at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, with our brother Bishop Richard Franklin ...


Annual Conferences of the Southeastern Jurisdiction to share stories of ministry with children in poverty

5/6/2015

In January 2015 the Southeastern Jurisdiction College of Bishops and Annual Conference Lay Leaders met together in Charleston.  A big part of their dialogue was advocacy for children in poverty. The agreed to make this a common focus of ministry across the Southeastern Jurisdiction.  In follow up conversations, a plan developed to start an e-newsletter to regularly share stories of this common ministry focus. Starting this month, May 2015, through the 2016 Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference ...


The Terrace at Lake Junaluska undergoes renovations

2/21/2015

The Terrace at Lake Junaluska is undergoing a $3.2 million renovation this winter including upgrades to all 105 sleeping rooms as well as new carpet and paint in meeting spaces. It is scheduled to reopen in April. Overlooking idyllic Lake Junaluska, The Terrace is a popular choice for its central location to full service facilities and breathtaking views of the lake and mountains.  It offers lakefront rooms, free wireless internet, and complimentary access to the on campus Fitness Center and the...


Southeast Jurisdiction Lay Leaders and Bishops hold annual meeting

1/24/2014

Frigid temperatures did not stop fifty-five people from gathering in Pensacola FL to kick off the New Year by strategically planning for the Southeast Jurisdiction.  Three groups met during Jan 7-9, 2014, to handle various Southeast Jurisdiction business.   Among these groups were the Southeast Jurisdiction Conference Lay Leaders and SEJ active and retired Bishops.  During this annual meeting, the Southeast Jurisdiction Bishops & Conference Lay Leaders focused on four areas: Fulfilling Mission ...


North Alabama United Methodists elected for leadership at the General Church and Jurisdictional level

8/26/2012

This year, 2012, is a quadrennial year in the United Methodist Church and therefore the quadrennial Christian Conferencing gatherings – General Conference and Jurisdictional Conference - have met to do business and make decisions to determine programs and the direction of ministry of the church. During these meetings, the bodies also elected leaders to serve on various boards and agencies over the next four years.  There are several North Alabama Conference United Methodists who have been ...


2012 is big year for United Methodist conferencing

4/18/2012

The United Methodist Church is a "connectional church," which means United Methodist churches are connected by a system to guide their work, govern their policies and to be in ministry throughout the world in more ways than any one person or any one congregation could do alone. In order to guide the work of the church and conduct necessary business, United Methodists use the process of Christian Conferencing. In United Methodism, a Conference is both a worshipful meeting to conduct business ...


2012 Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference dates changed

4/3/2011

The Southeastern Jurisdiction of the United Methodist Church (SEJ) has announced that the 2012 Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference will be one day shorter than in the past. This new schedule will result in financial savings for both the SEJ and its Annual Conferences. This change was announced in the following message from Dr. Brad Brady, SEJ Conference Secretary. The conference will officially convene with worship at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 18. Consecration of the newly elected Bishops...


UMVIM regional office has a new home

2/24/2011

A large suite of offices in Vestavia Hills, walls and shelves covered with interesting artifacts from all over the world, is the new home of the Southeastern Jurisdiction United Methodist Volunteers in Mission. When Paulette West  was hired as its Executive Director, one of her objectives was to move the office to the Birmingham area. In December, this objective was met and West and her staff are now up and running in the new location. West is the first female and the first non-clergy to serve ...


Dr. John “Jack” L. Ewing, Jr. Named Executive Director of Lake Junaluska Assembly

11/3/2010

LAKE JUNALUSKA, N.C. — Dr. John “Jack” L. Ewing, Jr. has been named the new Executive Director of Lake Junaluska Assembly Inc. Dr. Ewing will begin his new duties on January 1st, 2011, and fills a position that is being vacated by the retirement of Rev. Jimmy L. Carr. Ewing currently serves as the Executive Director of the Foundation for Evangelism, which is also based at Lake Junaluska, NC. “The entire Board of Directors is excited about the future and believes that Jack brings a passion for ...


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