Each church included in a Cluster Charge Conference should have received the information & questions regarding your Cluster Charge Conference.
Some United Methodists in the Birmingham area are expecting a miracle on September 30, 2012. In fact, they are working together to help it happen. . .
To learn more click this link: http://northalabamaumc.org/news/detail/1192
The image of the world’s people gathered at one table, communing with God and enjoying the bounty of God’s blessings, resonates delightfully with all of us. At the same time, we know that not all of God’s children have the same access to share that bounty. The church wide offering given on World Communion Sunday is one step toward improving that access. World Communion Scholarships (formerly known as Crusade Scholarships) ease access to higher education for people of various ethnicities here in the United States and around the world. Your gifts also provide Ethnic Scholarships and support Ethnic In-Service Training. When your church observes World Communion Sunday, you widen the table and make room for more to share the abundant bounty of God’s blessings!
Call 888-346-3862 today to order offering envelopes, posters and other resources to help your congregation celebrate World Communion Sunday. There is no cost to your church! Find inspiring stories, ideas for celebrating the day and other resources at umcgiving.org/specialsundays.
Bishop Debbie Wallace-Padgett
Clergy should arrive at 4:00 P.M. and will process wearing black robes and white stoles.
RSVP to Ron Schultz at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible if you plan to attend.
Laity are invited and encouraged to attend the installation of Bishop Wallace Padgett.
Saturday, October 13, 2012 at 9:30 A.M.
Sylacauga First UMC.
The fall meeting will feature the history and musical compositions of Dr. John Dressler by his son-Theo Dressler. There will also be a history of Sylacauga First presented. John Dressler immigrated from Austria in 1954 and went to Sylacauga First to direct their music program. During the meeting local church historians will be recognized and will be guests for the luncheon.
Luncheon reservations may be made by sending a check for $10 per reservation to Karen Brewer, Sylacauga First United Methodist Church, 105 E. Spring Street, Sylacauga, AL 35150. Deadline for reservations is Monday, October 8.
For additional information contact Pete West (256) 404-5547 or email@example.com. To get directions to the church call (256)249-0362.
Saturday, December 1, 2012
10 A.M. to Noon
Mountain Chapel UMC, Birmingham
RESERVATIONS DUE no later than Nov. 20, 2012 firstname.lastname@example.org or 205.226.7983.
Monday, November 5, 2012
Local pastors please mark your calendar.
More information will be forthcoming.
“Similar Yet Different,”
October 19 & 20, 2012
Register online at www.northalabamaumc.org/spouseretreat2012 .
For more information: http://northalabamaumc.org/events/detail/4071
Scholarships available. Contact Marcia Steedman at 205.902.0784 or email@example.com.
A "Champion of Change" for Strengthening Food Security
WASHINGTON, DC – On Thursday, September 6, 2012, the White House welcomed 11 Champions of Change who have committed themselves to Strengthening Food Security in the United States and around the world. These individuals know that hunger is an issue that touches the lives of people all around us.
North Alabama’s Rev. Sally Allocca was among those recognized. To read more click this link: http://northalabamaumc.org/news/detail/1194
Author, Dave Barnhart, SC District new church start pastor
If people in the early church had driven cars, "God shows no partiality" would have been on their bumper stickers. It was a well-known principle that led the church to include Gentiles, eunuchs, foreigners, women, and children within its community life. This slogan shows up in multiple books of the New Testament, yet it remains unfamiliar to most Christians today. Our failure to remember this slogan that once made the church so dynamic has warped Christian theology. What would happen if we reclaimed it as a slogan with which to address racism, homophobia, and religious exclusivism? This book makes the case for a different understanding of what "Lordship" means when talking about an impartial God. By looking at the conflicts of the past, it points the way to a hopeful future.
Interested in a free copy of the book, call the SC District office at 205-226-7983.