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Babies First Benefit Luncheon - March 31, 2012
On Saturday, March 31, 2012, the North Alabama Conference Cabinet Spouses hosted a benefit luncheon at the United Methodist Children’s Home Birmingham Babies First. Guests were able to tour the facility and meet the staff and the resident mothers and babies. Knowing how important reading is to the development of young minds, the guests came bearing gifts of all the best books for toddlers.
Storms - January 23, 2012
In the early hours of Monday, January 23, 2012, an EF-3 tornado touched down in Jefferson County, Alabama. There were approximately 500 homes damaged or destroyed, two people died and many others were injured. The North Alabama Conference Disaster Response Team immediately began and continues to organize the United Methodist disaster response efforts to this storm.
Disaster Recovery: A&M UMC - Christian Service Mission
A&M UMC college ministries from College Station, TX served in Pratt City cleaning up debris and helping to organize disaster supplies at the Christian Service Mission in Birmingham, AL.
Disaster Recovery: High Point University - Guin, AL
High Point University took their fall break to work in Guin, Alabama with a family restoring a home to replace the home they lost to storm damage in April 2011.
Children & Youth Event
FLUM Block Party - August 28, 2011
Community Block Party, sponsored by Forest Lake UMC, focused on rebuilding and celebrating first responders. Photos courtesy of FLUM.
Camp Noah is a day camp for children who have survived a disaster. The camp provides an opportunity to work through grief through art and play, in order to proceed to recovery. Camps were held July 18-22 in both the Mountain Lakes and Southwest Districts.