The 2019 North Alabama Annual Conference theme was “Singing God’s Song in New Places with New Faces.” The Conference priority focus was New Faith Communities.
Throughout Annual Conference the Conference New Church Team asked Conference members and visitors a series of questions and then answered each question through a story about a North Alabama congregation reaching new people in new ways.
The final presentation posed the question “Is my church being faithful with a gift we have been given?” The team then shared the story of Oxford First UMC who began English as Second Language (ESL) classes last year as a way to connect with and be in relationship with their neighbors.
Click the video below to watch Conference Hispanic Strategist Rev. Lucy Morales and New Church Team Member Rev. Sarah Smoot introduce Oxford First UMC member Jenny Grizzard who is leading Oxford First UMC’s ESL classes.