Annual Conference 2010 begins with family fellowship and remembering the saints

June 03, 2010

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On June 3, 2010, members of the North Alabama Conference gathered at ClearBranch UMC. The day began with a family picnic. There were grilled hamburgers, games for the children, live music, mission projects and mission displays. This was a designated time for Conference members to gather and fellowship, catch up with new friends and make new connections.

Following the picnic there was a dialogue session for those interested in being delegates to General and Jurisdictional Conferences in 2012. Gloria Holt and Bill Morgan led the session.

Following a dinner break, members of the Conference then gathered at Huffman UMC for the Memorial Service. This special time of worship is a time the Annual Conference remembers those clergy and clergy spouses who have died in the last year.

Rev. Tom Bell preached a sermon based on Romans 8:26-30. He said, “Tonight we are going to celebrate some ordinary people who God called to do some extraordinary things for the Kingdom.”

Those people honored during the service were

  • Mrs. Trannie S. Akins
  • Mrs. Merulrine F. Anthony
  • Rev. Kenneth L. Bohannon
  • Mrs. Katie Bonner
  • Rev. Hollis C. Boykin
  • Mrs. Hazel M. Calhoun
  • Mrs. Margie Ruth Calvert
  • Rev. J. Fred Gifford
  • Rev. Raphael K. Gray
  • Mrs. Carolyn Green
  • Rev. Odie Gregg
  • Rev. Warren C. Hamby
  • Rev. Estus L. Hardin
  • Mrs. Nina Harper
  • Rev. James B. Holmes
  • Mrs. Louise Houston
  • Rev. J. Duncan Hunter Jr.
  • Mrs. Margaret Hunter
  • Mrs. Annie Kaylor
  • Rev. Bobby L. Lamb
  • Mrs. Nona McKinney
  • Mrs. Evelyn M. Martin
  • Rev. Matthew T. Miller
  • Mrs. Edna Faye Huey Parker
  • Rev. Alfred L. Shackelford
  • Mrs. Margie Tidwell
  • Rev. J. Tolan Whitten
  • Mrs. Ruth Wright

The North Alabama business session will convene at ClearBranch United Methodist Church on Friday, June 4.

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