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Methodist Homes' Fountain of Love Offering communication resources now available


The Fountain of Love Offering is a way North Alabama United Methodists can participate in caring for older adults in need living in a Methodist Home including Fair Haven (Birmingham), Wesley Gardens (Montgomery), Wesley Place On Honeysuckle (Dothan), Wesley Haven Villa (Pensacola) and Mathison (Panama City). Because of this generous support, no resident has ever been asked to leave a Methodist Home because of their inability to pay. Last year the Fountain of Love awarded more than $441,000 to ...

UMVIM Mission Pastor/Staff Cohort kick-off event to be April 29


United Methodist Volunteers in Mission (UMVIM) is seeking to create on-going community, training and communication for local church pastors and staff who oversee mission and outreach ministries. On Thursday, April 29, 2021, from 10 to 11 a.m., there will be kick-off event via Zoom for this new Mission Pastor/Staff Cohort. During the kick-off event, a short presentation and training will be followed by break-out groups, assigned by geographical location. The hope is that these groups would ...

UMCH’s Alabama ministry to become Embrace Alabama Kids


The United Methodist Children’s Home is rebranding its Alabama ministry to Embrace Alabama Kids on March 14, 2021. The same day clocks spring forward, they will be springing forward as a ministry. After much prayer and consideration, the organization determined its Alabama ministry has outgrown its current name and that “Embrace Alabama Kids” better reflects who they are and what they do. They changed the name of their Northwest Florida ministry a year ago and the success of this change has led ...

Society of St. Andrew offers free 2020 Advent Devotional Booklets


In light of a particularly troubling year, you and your congregation are invited to reclaim a spirit of peace this Advent season. This year’s theme is Peace Be With You— and this seasonal devotional booklet from the Society of St. Andrew is available to you and your faith family at no cost. This year’s theme celebrates God’s longstanding and all-powerful promises of peace. The Lord’s promises should provide you comfort knowing that no matter the trial or the enemy, as the Creator of the ...

United Counseling to offer virtual Prepare and Enrich Training


United Counseling is bringing the annual Prepare and Enrich training to clergy virtually this year. The training will be on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cost of the training is $160 and includes the price of the resource kit. Prepare and Enrich is used by many clergy and counselors for pre-marital and couples counseling. This course provides you with the tools to help identify their strengths and growth areas in categories such as Communication, Conflict Resolution, and ...

Sumatanga Board of Trustees name Rev. Tony Jones new Executive Director


The Board of Trustees of Sumatanga Camp and Conference Center is pleased to announce the naming of Rev. Kenneth Anthony “Tony” Jones as its new Executive Director effective Nov. 2, 2020. Rev. Tony Jones has been named the new Executive Director of Sumatanga Camp and Conference Center. Tony, who fell in love with Sumatanga many years ago, was selected from a field of qualified candidates after an extensive selection process. The Trustees feel certain that his skills and talents in ...

Fair Haven welcomes new Medical Director


Methodist Homes of Alabama and Northwest Florida has announced that Dr. Lee Thomas Wimberly has taken on the role of Medical Director at Fair Haven, Birmingham’s largest continuing care retirement community. Dr. Wimberly and his team oversee the day-to-day medical needs of patients at Fair Haven’s 42-suite rehabilitation center and up to 214 other long-term care residents on the campus. Dr. Wimberly has spent almost the entirety of his life, schooling, and career in the Birmingham area. He ...

Sumatanga Action Team Communique - May 2020


Current Times: There are so many memorable quotes, recommendations and inspirations circulating as we cope with our social distancing, enhanced sanitizing practices and manage our close/distant relationships. We will not attempt to recap them all but do want to send you our prayers for your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health! As you have read in our multiple communication outlets since mid-March, all meeting and lodging areas have been closed. Fortunately, most all of the functions...

Fountain of Love Offering Focuses On Mother’s Day With a VIRTUAL OFFERING Option


Please remember that Mother’s Day, May 10, is Fountain of Love Offering emphasis Sunday. Because of the support of the North Alabama Conference and its churches, no resident has ever been asked to leave Fair Haven because of their inability to pay. As many North Alabama churches may be continuing to convene with virtual services and connections on Mother’s Day, Methodist Homes of Alabama & Northwest Florida has created a Virtual Offering page to make sure that the elderly in need do not get left...

Support Kids, Seniors and Fair Haven with the Wacky Tacky Light Tour

by: Submitted News


For the seniors, it’s the laughter of children on the lawn. For the children, it’s the wonder of experiencing what it might be like to have a granddad or grandmother. With a new partnership between Fair Haven and Fresh Air Family, these two natural allies will come together to learn about fishing, tadpoles, salamanders, snakes, and crafts, along with wisdom, caring and the joys of childhood. Fresh Air Family and Fair Haven are working together to bridge the generations at summer camps and ...

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