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Re-Dedication of The Good Shepherd Chapel at Fair Haven to be May 20, 2018


North Alabama United Methodists are invited to a Service of Re-Dedication of The Good Shepherd Chapel at Fair Haven located at 1424 Montclair Road, Birmingham, AL 35210. The brief Service of Re-Dedication and Reflection will be Sunday, May 20, 2018, at 3 p.m. Participants include Bishop Debra Wallace-Padgett. A reception will follow with light refreshments. Overflow parking at Publix across the street includes a continuous shuttle service. Fair Haven, a Methodist Homes of Alabama & Northwest ...

Fountain of Love Offering focuses On Mother’s Day


As Mother’s Day approaches, it is Methodist Homes hopes that your church will celebrate mothers through the taking of a Mother’s Day Offering for the Fountain of Love. The Fountain of Love Fund provides financial assistance to older adults living in a Methodist Home retirement community who find that they can no longer pay for their entire care. Because of the support of churches in the North Alabama Conference, no resident has ever been asked to leave a Methodist Home due to their inability to ...

The United Methodist Foundation to launch Foundation Leadership Series with “The Five Things You Need to Set Up a Successful Spring!” event on April 4


The United Methodist Foundation is launching the Foundation Leadership Series as a way to share concrete, practical and fresh ideas to help church leaders set up their churches to be better.   The initial installment of The Foundation Leadership Series will be April 4, 2018,  at the United Methodist Center in Birmingham and will feature Dr. Ron Martoia.  Ron is an internationally known leadership development expert. He has spoken several times to gatherings in the North Alabama Conference on ...

Sumatanga Trustees Announce New Executive Director


The Sumatanga Trustees announce that Gene Joiner will be the camp's new Executive Director. Originally from Banner Elk, North Carolina, Gene and family are coming to Sumatanga from the Krislund Camp and Conference Center in Madisonburg, Pennsylvania. He and his wife Anissa have four children and are in the process of adopting a fifth child. The Joiners look forward to returning to Alabama and living on the camp property. They are a “camp family” and all of them take part in the life and ministry...

Board of Superannuate Homes announces staff change


The Board of Superannuate Homes expresses its gratitude to Regina Ergle, who will retire on February 1, 2018, after eleven years of outstanding service as Administrative Assistant. The Superannuate ministry began in 1901 and the Board now manages 118 retirement units throughout North Alabama for retired clergy and spouses.   Regina will continue to reside in Jasper with her husband, Rev. Tex Ergle, a retired pastor, where they are both involved at Jasper First UMC. They plan to do some traveling...

Fair Haven to unveil the results of its $42.5 Million Expansion with Ribbon Cutting and Open House on Nov. 17, 2017


Fair Haven has completed its $42.5 million construction and renovation project to become Alabama’s largest continuing care retirement community, and the first in Alabama to fully implement the innovative Household Model for resident care. The Household Model replicates the look and feel of life at home in the community setting. A front door with doorbell is the first clue that Fair Haven’s households are nothing like traditional hospital-like facilities. Once welcomed inside, you will see are a ...

USMP launches Jesus Library in their Better Way Shoppes


"There has been another collaborative ministry effort launched at the Upper Sand Mountain Parish!" explains USMP Executive Director Rev. James "Woody" Woodin. Thanks to Henry Everitt and Benny Sisk and their mission partners at Trinity UMC in Huntsville, the Jesus Library is spreading the Gospel of Jesus the Christ to the children of thrift store shoppers on Sand Mountain. The way this new ministry works is when families with young children come and shop at one of USMP's Better Way Shoppes the ...

Society of St. Andrew offers Advent Devotionals and Alternative Christmas Cards


The Society of St. Andrew (SoSA), an Advance Special of the North Alabama Conference, partners with faith groups, secular groups, schools, and individuals, to salvage fresh, nutritious produce from American farms – produce that otherwise would be left to rot – and deliver it to agencies across the nation that serve the poor. SoSA is offering Advent Devotional booklets and Alternative Christmas Cards to help you and your congregation reclaim the spiritual dimensions of the Advent season this ...

UMCH Presents Trinity UMC in Huntsville “Guardian of the Bell” Award


On Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017, the United Methodist Children’s Home (UMCH) presented Trinity United Methodist Church in Huntsville (Northeast District) with the “Guardian of the Bell” award during morning worship service. The “Guardian of the Bell” is part of an overall campaign to recognize those churches who support the cause of the United Methodist Children’s Home and those it serves. The United Methodist Children’s Home awards the “Guardian of the Bell” annually to a church in the North Alabama ...

UMCH White Christmas Offering materials now available


United Methodist Children’s Home's White Christmas promotional materials are now available to help you bring the important message of UMCH's ministry to your local church in very effective ways. The materials are available at no cost to you and include a poster, bulletin insert, scratch off Advent calendar, pew envelopes and tribute forms. No Greater Gift than a Place to Call Home, White Christmas Offering Each year during the Christmas season, we are reminded there is no greater joy for us than...

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