August 1, 2012
In This Issue:
As the Thursday evening session of the 2012 Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference concluded, the SEJ Committee on Episcopacy announced the Episcopal assignments for the Southeastern Jurisdiction for the 2012-16 quadrennium. The announcement included that Bishop Debra Wallace-Padgett will be the new Bishop of the North Alabama Conference. Below is the complete list of SEJ Episcopal Assignments: Alabama-West Florida Area (Alabama West Florida Conference) Bishop Paul...
North Alabama Conference Advance special AHMEN (The Alabama Honduras Medical Education Network) began as a mission team working for one week in underrepresented communities along the north coast of Honduras, the second poorest nation in our hemisphere. Since then the ministry has grown to become a diversified, interfaith-based network of partnerships all over Honduras. Many of the ministry partners and participants are North Alabama Conference congregations. In fact, this...
At the mention of the name “Camp Sumatanga” you will see a smile come across the face of many of those who attend Fayette First UMC. Sumatanga has made a huge impact on many lives and the congregation has a great love for the camp. Because of that, the Fayette First UMC youth chose to serve three days at Camp Sumatanga painting, clearing trails and building a fishing pier as their mission project this summer. Dana Gilliam, Director of Youth Ministry at Fayette...
Almost fifteen months after their church building was destroyed by a tornado, Lakeview UMC in Athens gathered for a joyful time of worship in their new facility on Sunday morning, July 15, 2012. Lakeview UMC was one of approximately two dozen churches throughout North Alabama that was damaged or destroyed by the April 27, 2011, tornadoes. During the time since the storms, the Lakeview congregation has traveled a long and difficult road, but this Sunday was filled with worship,...
The Lewis Center for Church Leadership of Wesley Theological Seminary has selected 20 outstanding young clergy to participate in the 2012-2013 Lewis Fellows program. This year's class includes a clergy member of the North Alabama Conference. Every year the Lewis Fellows program brings together outstanding young clergy persons (generally those under the age of 35) for intensive leadership development activities and sustained peer interaction. To date, more than 150 young clergy...
The North Alabama Conference is pleased to announce the development and training of our first Emotional and Spiritual Care Team (Care Team). This team will work in conjunction with the Conference Disaster Response Program in providing much-needed emotional and spiritual care during and after a disaster. The conference hosted UMCOR consultant Rev. Mary Hughes Gaudreau at a training event held at the United Methodist Center June 28-29. Rev. Gaudreau trained 36 Care Team Members and 24 Care...
August 9, 2012
Start Time 10 a.m.
End Time 2:30 p.m.
Vestavia Hills UMC
2061 Kentucky Avenue
Birmingham, AL 35216
Coordinator: Resource Ministry Partners
Resource Ministry Partners is offering this resourceful event for your church as you continue to tend God's Vineyard.
Topics: Cultivating Your Leadership Team - Nominating Leaders for Growing Disciples; Cultivating Your Budget - ideas for a Transformative Stewardship Campaign; Cultivating Your Compensation Package - Working Together in God's Vineyard
Registration $20 (includes lunch)
Register online today at www.resourcemychurch.org/harvest-event/ or by calling 1-866-404-4769
August 18, 2012
Start Time 10 am
End Time 2 pm
United Methodist Center
898 Arkadelphia Rd
Birmingham, AL 35204
Coordinator: Rev. Matt Lacey
Coordinator Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This is a class which helps first time mission team leaders before their first mission trip. This is a requirement to lead a UMVIM team. Potential future team leaders are also encouraged to attend. This class mostly focuses on international mission trip training. This will cover how to organize a mission trip and cross cultural sensitivity.
Please RSVP with Rev. Matt Lacey, email@example.com in order to attend. The total cost is $25 and will include lunch and the mission leader handbook.
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
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.
The workshop will start on Saturday September 15, 2012 from 10 am-3 pm
The goal of this workshop is to provide black churches with tools to impact their communities, share the Gospel, and grow healthy churches. Discussions will be centered around:
Download Speaker Bio: Lewis_bio_8372PYAV.pdf
Registration Fee: $10 per person
Registration Deadline: Monday September 10th
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