Superannuate News Archive
Important Information about C Plus Medicare Select Plan B
BlueCross BlueShield of Alabama (BCBSAL) recently mailed a letter to all participants in C Plus Medicare Select Plan B supplemental coverage concerning a new hospice benefit that is being added to the plan.
For a limited time, you have the opportunity to replace your existing contract with the new C Plus Medicare Select Plan B contract. The new C Plus Medicare Select Plan B contract will provide the same benefits that you currently have, plus a hospice benefit, at no additional cost. This...
Bishop Spain Visits Northwest District Retired Clergy & Spouses
On August 9, 2008, retired Bishop Robert Spain (Kentucky and South Carolina) visited with the retired clergy of the Northwest District along with their spouses.
The retirees were treated to a Barbeque Dinner followed by a presentation by Bishop Spain at Wesley Memorial UMC in Decatur.
Bishop Spain’s presentation centered on “What Do You Do With Life After Retirement?” He spoke to the retirees about being a productive member of God’s Kingdom and the...
Board of Superannuate Homes Provides A Home in an Emergency
The Board of Superannuate Homes has recently been able to respond with housing for the family of The Rev. Jerry Herston who was killed in a car accident the week after annual conference. Rev. Herston had more than 25 year of service as a member of the annual conference
Rev. Herston and his family had been scheduled to move from the Asbury UMC in Ft. Payne to the Heflin UMC in Heflin, Alabama. A home was needed for Mrs. Herston and the Herstons' daughter, Mary who is a senior...
Annual Memorial Service is a Holy Time to honor servants of the Church
On Thursday evening May 31, the North Alabama Conference will gather at Huffman United Methodist Church at 7 p.m. to observe one of its holiest worship services of the year - the annual Memorial Service during which the Conference remembers those clergy and clergy spouses who have died during the last year. Rev. Dalton Styes, Senior Pastor of Vestavia Hills United Methodist Church, will be the preacher for the service.
When a clergy is ordained he or she is no longer a member of any individual...
Bishop Willimon announces initiation of Network of Retired Pastors
We in the North Alabama Conference have the largest number of retired pastors and spouses that we have had in our entire history as a church. This past year I appointed more retired pastors to service in our churches than any year before.
Our Superannuate Homes ministry is unique throughout United Methodism. Our Conference currently has over one hundred-thirty-one homes for retired pastors and spouses. This remarkable program shows our commitment to care for these who have cared for...
Board of Superannuate Homes pledges yearly donation for United Methodist Center Chapel
The Chapel of the new United Methodist Center is the place that hosts weekly devotions for Conference staff and visitors; provides a place of prayer for individuals; and becomes a meeting space for conference ministry groups. Now the Chapel will also be a place that honors and remembers retired clergy - past and present - of the North Alabama Conference thanks to a gift from the Board of Superannuate Homes.
According to Executive Director Rev. Don Neal, on Oct. 3, 2006,...
Bishop names Rev. Don Neal as the new Executive Director of Superannuate Homes and Ordained Ministry
Bishop William H. Willimon has announced that Rev. Don Neal will become the Executive Director of Superannuate Homes and Ordained Ministry in June. Rev. Neal is currently serving as the District Superintendent of the Albertville District.
Rev. Neal comes to the position with years of experience serving with both the Board of Superannuate Homes and the Board of Ordained Ministry. He has served for six years as the Cabinet Representative to the Board of Superannuate Homes. He has served...