June 27, 2012
In This Issue:
At the end of August 2012, Bishop William H. Willimon will retire and on September 1, 2012, the North Alabama Conference will receive a new Bishop. Who that new Bishop is will be decided at the 2012 Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference which meets July 18-20 at Lake Junaluska, North Carolina. Here is some basic information about the Episcopal election and assignment process in the United Methodist Church...
In April, the Institute for Clergy Excellence (ICE) received its third grant from the Lilly Endowment, Inc. Since receiving its first grant in 2002, the Institute for Clergy Excellence has worked to foster excellence through peer group learning experiences that provide collegial support, spiritual nurturing, and ongoing renewal in ministry by focusing on the study topic of a group’s choice.This new $800,000 grant...
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Twelve people, ages 20 to 22, began work early in June in the Ethnic Minority Young Adult (EYA) Summer Internship program of the United Methodist General Board of Church & Society (GBCS). They are working in nonprofit and nongovernmental social-justice organizations in the U.S. capital for two months. This year's group of interns includes one North Alabama young adult...
The Alabama Quality Assurance Foundation (AQAF) recently honored Fair Haven Retirement Community for its outstanding work and commitment to reducing patient related medication errors and potential adverse drug events. This project is a part of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' Patient Safety Pharmacy Collaborative known as "PSPC 4.0." Fair Haven is a Methodist Home of Alabama and Northwest Florida located in Birmingham, and is home to more than...
Rev. Arthur Harrison has been endorsed by the United Methodist Endorsing Agency to serve as a U.S. Army Reserve Chaplain. Endorsement is recognition that Arthur has met the requirements and completed the process to serve in extension ministry in addition to his appointment in the North Alabama Conference. Arthur was commissioned as Provisional Elders at the 2012 North Alabama Annual Conference and is currently appointed as the associate pastor at Pell City First UMC in the...
July 8-12, 2012
Lake Junaluska, NC
Coordinator: Upper Room Ministries. GBOD
(877) 899-2780 ext.7073
SOULfeast - July 8 - 12, 2012 at Lake Junaluska, NC
Experiences for children, youth and adults that will nourish the soul, strengthen your faith, transform your life. Sponsored by Upper Room Ministries, General Board of Discipleship, Nashville.
July 18-20, 2012
Lake Junaluska, NC
A Jurisdictional Conference happens every 4 years primarily to elect and assign Bishops.
The conference also has the powers and duties:
For more information visit http://www.sejumc.org/jurisdictional-conference/
July 24, 2012
Coordinator: Donna Glenn
North Alabama Conference Cooperative School of Christian Mission Children’s One Day Mission Event
This one day event is designed to introduce children entering 1st grade through 8th grade to needs of mission and how they can be a part of meeting that need.
The Girl Under the Bridge:Stories of Poverty and Hope for Children
Registration/Sign In: 9:00 – 10:00 AM
Event: 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Cost per child: $15 includes lunch, snacks, and all supplies.
Each child should bring one Non-perishable item for hands-on mission
There will be study, crafts, music, and other fun activities to fill the day. We strive to give the children an awareness of missions at home and around the world, and how they can fit into that ministry.
In order that we meet safety standards we ask that there be one adult for each 5 children. There is no activity fee for adults but we do ask for $5 for lunch. Babysitting will be available for younger children upon request.
July 26-28, 2012
Coordinator: Hilda Moody
Theme: Abundant Life
Study Groups Include:
Attendee Registration July 26, 2012, 1- 4 PM
Opening Plenary 4 pm
Program ends at NOON on Saturday
Please download and complete and the registration form below with a check payable to NACCSCM for registration by June 30, 2012.
Registration cost is $160.00 which includes lodging and meals (based on double occupancy).
Commuter registration fee is $30.00 plus $9 per lunch & $12 per dinner.
Anyone who needs a T-shirt must add $12.00.
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Start Date 7/27/2012
End Date 7/29/2012
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North Alabama Conference Cooperative School of Christian Mission
Children’s Mission Camp
At Children’s Mission Camp 1st – 9th graders will participate in the United Methodist Women’s nationally endorsed children’s curriculum and this year’s study is The Girl Under the Bridge: Stories of Poverty and Hope for Children.
In addition the children will be able to take advantage of all that Camp Sumatanga has to offer: swimming, hiking, crafts, singing and learning about nature. Experienced counselors, who love children, lead the camp and are with the children at all times.
Registration begins at 1:00 PM, Thursday, July 26.
Camp will end after lunch on Sunday, July 29.
The schedule consists of class time, crafts, recreation, theme related activities, and worship. There are also special events such as campfires, marshmallows, movies, and games.
Space is limited to 50 children. 1st – 3rd graders will room together, 4th – 6th graders will room together and 7th ~ 9th graders will room together.
Cost and Scholarship Information:
Many churches offer full or partial scholarships for summer camp; we also have scholarships provided for the camp thru July 15 by United Methodist Women and the North Alabama Conference. Please don’t let the cost stop your child from participating.
Payment must be included with the application form. Health forms and a checklist for what to bring will be sent to you with your confirmation.
August 9-10, 2012
Christ Church United Methodist
5091 Caldwell Mill Road
Coordinator: Willow Creek Association
Christ Church United Methodist is the Birmingham regional host site for the Global Leadership Summit on August 9--10, 2012. This is Willow Creek Association’s annual world-class leadership event broadcast from the Willow Creek campus near Chicago. As a host site for this event, we truly believe the Summit to be one of the most accessible and affordable opportunities for leadership development available anywhere.
As each local church and our annual conference engage in the priority of developing Effective Leadership for the 21st Century, the Global Leadership Summit offers a high caliber lineup for equipping and developing high impact leaders. To attend this two day event, a participant will usually pay $249.00. However.........
All United Methodist Churches in the North Alabama Conference may attend the Birmingham host site for a special discount rate of $129.00 per individual. Go to the Willow Creek's Global Leadership Summit registration site at www.willowcreek.com/events/leadership/reg1.asp?event_id=EV-LSS1208-MAIN-245 After arriving at the site, plug in the code TGLS12DAS in order to get the discount.
August 23-25, 2012
Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center
Lake Junaluska,North Carolina
Coordinator: Rev. Carl Arrington, Director African-American Ministries
Coordinator Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Strong Black Woman: REjoicing Together in God's Abundant Grace
African-American Women's Leadership Conference, August 23-25, 2012, Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center --
The women's leadership conference is open to all women - lay and clergy, from young adult to the young-at-heart and beyond. It will be from the unique perspective of what it means to live faithfully as Christians from an African-American female perspective.
Leadership includes: Dr. Sheron Patterson, Rev. Candace Lewis, Dr. Bernice Williams Kirkland, and Lucinda Laws, Kendra Ross, and Christal Brown-Gibson
Early registration: $99; Registration after June 30: $119; 1.3 CEU: $10
Check the website at www.lakejunaluska.com/african-american-women for more information.
August 25, 2012
1400 Oxmoor Rd
Coordinator: Clay Farrington
Coordinator Email: email@example.com
Join us this August as we offer an outstanding array of seminars that help you make youth ministry as easy as apple pie. With so many students filling up on ministry experiences around the globe it can be hard to stay current. But we want to show you how to make youth ministry your bread and butter before you become toast.
Click here to see a listing of upcoming special events and celebrations at local North Alabama United Methodist Churches.