This week's News......................................... March 15, 2018

Government Street UMC Opens Friday Night Coffee House
Courageous Conversations Continue
Initial 2018 Annual Conference Details Announced
Inspirit Retreat for Older Adults
Job/Ministry Opportunities
District Events
Church Events
Conference Events

Government Street UMC Opens Friday Night Coffee House

 Courageous Conversations Continue

The first Courageous Conversation in Mobile took place at Christ UMC Monday night, was well attended and thought provoking.  There are two more meetings in the Mobile District one at Toulminville-Warren Street UMC and another at Ebenezer UMC.  All are welcome and encouraged to attend but especially Clergy and Lay Members to Annual Conference so that you may learn more about this important issue. Click here to register or click here to find a video where Dr. Debora Bishop and The Rev. Allen Newton discuss the importance & necessity of these Courageous Conversations. 

For more information, contact Susan Hunt, AWF Director of Mission & Advocacy.


Initial 2018 Annual Conference Details Announced

Annual Conference 2018 will be held June 3-6 at Frazer Memorial UMC in Montgomery. Our theme is, “Imagine: A Church That's the Hope of the World” based on Ephesians 1:18-19. The missional offering will go to Communities of Transformation, a ministry that was launched out of the Alabama-West Florida Conference in 2011. Click on the below links for more information. 
Nominate someone for an Annual Conference Award
Clergy and Lay Member Preparation
Courageous Conversations
UMCOR Kit Collection 

Inspirit Retreat for Older Adults

The Alabama-West Florida Conference Older Adult Task Force invites you to come join us and enjoy a time of renewal and refreshment with great speakers, music and fun, in the beautiful setting of Blue Lake on April 12-14, 2018!

The theme will be The Fabulous 50’s and Forward and the keynote speaker will be The Rev. George Mathison.  Other Speakers will be:

  • Emilyn Gipson - “Life Changes after Retirement”
  • Faith Ellisor - “Concerns of Approaching 55 Years of Age and Beyond”
  • Betty Cates - Morning Watch speaker
  • Rev. Nancy Watson – Communion speaker
  • Terri Francis – Resources for Older Adults

Activities: Tour of Andalusia historic downtown and murals, Fabulous Fifties Party with a visit from Elvis! Show and Tell Bingo – please bring a white elephant gift, morning exercise from your chair, trivia games and more!  Please click here to see the brochure for registration instructions, registration fees, and a ‘what to bring’ list.

Job/Ministry Opportunities

Click here for job descriptions and details

Foley UMC – Director of Traditional Worship

Wilmer UMC - Pianist Position

Chickasaw UMC - Part Time Youth Director

Wesley Foundation at The University of South Alabama - Campus Minister & Executive Director

Toulminville-Warren St. UMC  - Day Care Teachers

District Events

Second Sunday of Each Month - North Mobile District SINGSPIRATION- 6pm - April - McIntosh UMC

Clergy Coffee - First Wednesday of each month 8am – Cracker Barrel - Schillinger Rd

March 15 - Money Management & Budgeting - St. John's Vision Center - 6:30 pm

March 22 - Money Management & Budgeting - St. John's Vision Center - 6:30 pm

March 24 - Lay Servant Training - Tanner Williams UMC - 7am - 5pm

March 12 - Courageous Conversations - Christ UMC - 5:30pm - 8:30pm

March 17 - Courageous Conversations - St John UMC - in Spanish  -1pm-4pm

April 4 - Courageous Conversations - Ebenezer UMC - 12:30pm-3:30pm

April 5 - Deadline for Denman Award Nominations

April 15 - Courageous Conversations - Toulminville-Warren Street UMC - 2:30pm - 5:30pm

April 19 - Clergy Meeting - Christ UMC - 10am-1pm or 6-9pm

May 5 - Dumas Wesley Annual Plane Pull

Church Events

Every 3rd Saturday Movie Night at the Vision Center - 6pm - Free and open to the community.

March 22 - Theodore UMC Lenten Luncheon - Rev. Ron McCants - noon

Conference Events

April 12-14 - Inspirit Retreat for Older Adults - Blue Lake

April 20-22 - ARM-Cycle of Service

April 27-28 - Lay Servant Ministries Training

May 2-5 - Blue Lake Christian Writers Retreat

May 18-20 - United Methodist Women Assembly 2018

May 19 - Means of Grace | Day Apart for Spiritual Formation (Fourth Session)

Click here to find The Alabama West Florida Conference calendar on

Open Hearts. Open Minds. Open Doors.