February 1 is deadline for Petitions & Resolutions and written Reports for Annual Conference 2016


Dear North Alabama Conference Members,

The North Alabama Annual Conference will be June 5–7, 2016, at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville. The theme will be “Harvest: Sharing Christ.”

Please remember that Monday, Feb. 1, 2016, is the submission deadline for petitions and resolutions and for written reports to be printed in the PreConference Book / Journal Volume 1. The Journal is an important communication vehicle not only to get information before the members of this year’s Annual Conference, but also to record highlights of your ministry for generations to come.


Petitions and Resolutions

Petitions and resolutions to be presented to the North Alabama Annual Conference must be in the hands of the Conference Secretary no later than Monday, Feb. 1, 2016.

Petitions and Resolutions should be submitted as a Microsoft Word or Google Document and attached in an email to the Conference Secretary at the following email addresses:


Include "Petitions and Resolutions" in the subject line and request a "read receipt" to ensure delivery.

For more information about petitions and resolutions, please visit www.umcna.org/petitionsandresolutions.

Written Reports

North Alabama Conference teams, committees, commissions,and Conference-related organizations are invited to share a report in the Journal of the North Alabama Conference describing their ministry over the past year specifically the ways the ministry is working toward the Conference Mission of Discover, Develop and Deploy Spiritual Leaders to make Disciples of Jesus Christ for the Transformation of the World.

All reports submitted for publication should be submitted no later than Monday, February 1, 2016, as a Microsoft Word or Google Document and attached in an email to the following email address:


Include "Pre-Conference Report" in the subject line.

Any report that requires action by the Annual Conference not received by the Feb. 1, 2016, deadline may be considered for distribution during the 2016 Annual Conference at the discretion of the Director of Connectional Ministries and/or the Conference Secretary. If approved, your report will be assigned a letter. Your team should provide 1,500 copies of the report.

For more guidelines about PreConference Reports, please visit www.umcna.org/ac16writtenreports.


Thank you for your service and faithfulness in ministry. If you have any questions regarding these reports, please contact me.

Rev. Clauzell Williams
Conference Secretary

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