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Scholarship opportunities for United Methodist Students at Birmingham-Southern College

1/11/2017

For the fall 2016, Birmingham-Southern College awarded 101 scholarships from the United Methodist Scholarship Fund. Applications are now available for the 2017-18 academic year.  Information about United Methodist Scholarships is available on the BSC website at http://www.bsc.edu/fp/umc-schol.cfm   BSC offers the following United Methodist Scholarships: United Methodist Church Scholarship is awarded to United Methodist students who have been active in, and recommended by, their local United ...


United Counseling to host Prepare and Enrich Training workshop on Feb. 15

1/5/2017

On Feb. 15, 2017, United Counseling is offering an opportunity for pastors and counselors to enhance their pre-marital and marital skills by training to use the PREPARE/ENRICH inventories.  The workshop is designed to help facilitators learn how to administer PREPARE/ENRICH and provide feedback to premarital and married couples using six core, and over 20 supplemental exercises. Participants will learn to help couples identify their strengths and growth areas in categories such as ...


Upper Sand Mountain Parish partners with OxyMed to provide medical devices to under-resourced members of the community

12/20/2016

Thanks to the partnership between the Upper Sand Mountain Parish donors, staff and volunteers, and local OxyMed staff, many under-resourced residents of the Upper Sand Mountain Plateau will be able to obtain much needed, but very expensive, medical devices at very little cost. Rev. James “Woody” Woodin, Executive Director of the Upper Sand Mountain Parish (USMP) recently presented OxyMed staff of the Rainsville, Alabama, store two medical devices that have been donated to USMP. These devices are...


Ten ways the Upper Sand Mountain Parish serves its community

11/14/2016

by Rev. James “Woody” Woodin, Executive Director of the Upper Sand Mountain Parish (USMP) “And are we yet alive?” The answer is a resounding "YES!" at the Upper Sand Mountain Parish.   Here are ten ways USMP, and its partners throughout the North Alabama Conference, are serving the people of Upper Sand Mountain plateau. Emergency Services is the front lines of our battle against the deep need of the residents of Upper Sand Mountain. We offer much needed resources including food, clothing, ...


United Counseling offers local churches resources and new ways to connect

11/1/2016

United Counseling is a ministry that has provided professional counseling services to people in the North Alabama Conference for more than 45 years.  Recently United Counseling announced new ways for North Alabama congregations to connect with the ministry - including a new website, social media and a new central office location. unitedcounseling.org This fall United Counseling launched a new website that not only features information about the ministry, but also highlights resources such as ...


Methodist Homes announces Fair Haven’s new name and logo

9/21/2016

In the course of its work in redefining home at Fair Haven, the Methodist Home in Birmingham, and also at its sister community at Wesley Manor in Dothan, Methodist Homes of Alabama and Northwest Florida has undergone the re-branding process.   It is the pleasure of Methodist Homes to introduce all North Alabama Conference friends to the new names and new logos for Fair Haven and Wesley Manor!   These new names and logos were developed with great care and thought to get them to the finished work ...


Fair Haven Redevelopment Update

8/15/2016

The redevelopment of Fair Haven Retirement Community is ahead of schedule in Birmingham, anticipating completion of the first phase by December. The new buildings for Long Term Care, Rehabilitation, and Assisted Living have all three taken full structural shape, and the exterior masonry and stonework is in full swing. These are such impressive additions to Fair Haven’s campus. It is a blessing to be bringing this dream to reality. These new building and their environments will assist Methodist ...


AHMEN team works to improve lives and health in Honduras

6/16/2016

Submitted by Bruce McFadden Photos by Wesley Eddy and Bruce McFadden The Alabama Honduran Medical Educational Network (AHMEN), a North Alabama Conference Advance Special, has had a presence in Honduras since shortly after hurricane Mitch devastated Honduras in 1998. At first, our early teams concentrated on medical care always with a strong Christian emphasis. Over the years, AHMEN has broadened these areas of effort while keeping our core values. In constant motion, AHMEN has worked in many ...


Urban Ministry partners to help students rebuild Wilkerson Middle School garden

4/19/2016

The team from Urban Ministry's WE Community Gardens is partnering with The Nature Conservancy and Village Creek Society to help educate students on rebuilding the courtyard garden at Birmingham's Wilkerson Middle School. Urban Ministry staff members Ama Shambulia and Myron Pierre recently educated and engaged 10 seventh grade students who are leading the ongoing project during a Saturday workday. The work includes measuring and sketching the property to eventually clean and restore the pond, ...


United Counseling announces new Executive Director

4/12/2016

United Counseling and its ministry partners have much to celebrate and give thanks for this year!    After 11 years of blessing United Counseling with her incredible service as our Executive Director, Sheri Ferguson will begin a new chapter in her life as she retires from her role this June.  While we will very much miss Sheri, we are thankful for the opportunity we have had to be in ministry with her through United Counseling.  The ministry of the North Alabama Conference of the United ...


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