This week's news.......

April 6, 2017

School of Congregational Development 2017

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The QuadW Missional Internship is an 8-week, paid, summer internship for college-age young adults. The internship will be in at least 10 cities across the US with positions for as many as 100 interns!

The interns will experience the rhythms of living in Christian community with one another - eating, praying, studying, worshiping and SERVING together.

We believe that growth and transformation happen best through an action/reflection model of discipleship. So that the primary experience of the intern will be time spent relationally serving with and among those in need, in the context in which they are living. They'll be partnering with local churches and other ongoing ministries there. Then, we intentionally pull back to reflect and pray, read Scripture and discuss the ways we hear and see God at work and how we may even more faithfully join God in the work God is doing in the world.

This is a great way to facilitate an openness to God's mission and work that helps young adults take steps in saying "Yes!" to the vocation that is set before each and every Christian. 

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Annual Easter Sunrise Service at Bellingrath Gardens

Bellingrath Gardens and Home welcomes the community to join us for a special Easter Sunrise Service at 6:30 a.m. on Sunday, April 16, at Live Oak Plaza.
The Rev. Vann Bush of New Hope United Methodist Church will deliver the Easter message. Dr. Robert Holm, Professor of Music and head of the piano division at the University of South Alabama, will be the organist. Bellingrath gardener Ann Moody, a member of Bella Voce, will be the soloist. During the service, an offering will be collected to benefit Family Promise of Coastal Alabama, an agency that helps homeless families.
Complimentary admission will be given to guests from 6 to 8 a.m. on Easter Sunday. A limited number of chairs will be set up and guests are encouraged to bring their own chairs. If the weather does not cooperate, the service will be held in the Magnolia Café.  A hot breakfast will be served in the Magnolia Café from 7:30 to 9 a.m. The cost is $9.95 for adults and $7.95 for children.

Piano For Sale

Theodore UMC has a 1981 Story & Clark piano for sale. We are asking $500 OBO. If you are interested call the church and ask for Pam at 653-0710.

1st Annual Inner City Mission Gala Announced

For over 41 years the United Methodist Inner City Mission has served the needs of those who are hopeless, hungry, and homeless. The Mission provides ministries to address the spiritual, physical and emotional needs of the community and offer hope for a brighter future.

In 2004, the Mission took over the operations of Taylor Park on Baltimore Street. The after school and summer tutorial program is one of the best in the city. The program in 2016, documented a 20% increase in reading scores.

In 2017, the Mission and the Advisory Board, with your help, would like to expand its summer tutorial program. This summer during the months of June and July (eight weeks) we will be starting a summer enrichment program. This program will be designed specifically for the needs of the children of our  community. It will serve children in elementary school, kindergarten through eighth grade. The program will provide breakfast, lunch, and a snack to serve the nutritional needs of the children. It will also provide a quality academic program. The cost of the program is $100.00 per child. This covers all aspects of the program, including transportation and educational field trips.

We would like your support in this effort. We are hosting a Gala, May18, 2017 at Helena II, 1568 St. Stephens Road, Mobile, Alabama 36603.  The cost of the Gala is the sponsorship of one child. The Gala will consist of a short program, dinner, and an opportunity to hear about how Taylor Park has changed the lives of young people in the community.

Your donation and support would be appreciated; your presence at the Gala would be a blessing. Please consider our request. The Inner City Mission is a 501c3 charitable organization as recognized by the IRS.

Honorable Herman Thomas J.D.

Upcoming Training Sessions

Mission Team Leader Training:

What: UMVIM (United Methodist Volunteers In Mission) Team Leader Training
Where: Panama City First UMC, Panama City, FL
When: Saturday, April 29, 2017, 8 AM to 3 PM
Who: Anyone interested in leading well-prepared mission teams across the US and the globe, or anyone who wants to be a better mission team member.
Click here for more information and to register.

Disaster Response Training:

What: ERT (Early Response Team) Disaster Response Training
Where: Panama City First UMC, Panama City, FL
When: Friday, May 5, 6 PM to Saturday, May 6, 12 PM
Who: Anyone over 18 interested in being prepared to respond when natural disasters strike your community and across the country. Click here for more information. 

Click here to find details about Annual Conference 2017.

Wesley Heirs AC Luncheon reservations should be made through Traci Herndon - click here to email her.  Click here to find more about the luncheon and other Wesley Heirs news. 

  You are encouraged to prayerfully consider nominating someone for one of our conference awards: The Alice Lee Award, Jane Walker Scholarship Award, Francis Asbury Award, Harry Denman Evangelism Award and the Local Church Heritage Award. Click here to find more information.

Click here to find more details about the competition!

Team Registration is online at and
all teams have to be registered by May 5th

Click here to find the current

Communities of Transformation Newsletter!

Job/Ministry Opportunities

Toulminville-Warren Street UMC -  Day Care Teacher
Dauphin Way UMC – Children’s Ministry Assistant
St. Mark UMC - Part Time Children's Minister
Dumas Wesley Community Center - Part Time Office Assistant: Sybil H. Smith Family Village

District Dates

Second Sunday of Each Month - North Mobile District SINGSPIRATION- 6pm - April at Creola

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

April 16 - Sunrise Service at Langan Municipal Park Amphitheater - 7am

April 16 - Sunrise Service at Bellingrath Gardens & Home - 6:30am - Live Oak Plaza

April 17 - Appointment announcements may be made

May 11 - Right Start Workshop for Moving Pastors

May 29 - Dumas Wesley Community Center Plane Pull Fundraiser

June 3 - USA Wesley Foundation Paddle Skedaddle - 9am-2pm

June 18 - Last Sunday in Pulpits for pastors in current appointment

June 20 - Moving Day for Pastors

July 9 - First Sunday in Pulpit for Pastors in new appointment

Church Dates

April 14 - St. John UMC Good Friday Service - 7pm

April 16 - Sunrise Service at Langan Municipal Park Amphitheater - 7am

April 16 - Sunrise Service at Bellingrath Gardens & Home - 6:30am - Live Oak Plaza

Conference Dates

April 21-23 - ARM Cycle of Service

April 21 - 22 - United Methodist Men's Advance Spring Meeting

April 22 - UMCH Steeple 2 Steeple Run

April 27 - Youth Workers Round Table

April 29 - Lay Servant Ministry "Train the Trainer"

May 5-6 - ERT (Early Response Team) Disaster Training - Panama City

May 11 - The Right Start Workshop

May 11 - Webinar for Local Church Leaders in Finance & Stewardship

May 19-20 - Small Membership Church Summit

June 4 - 7 - 2017 AWF Annual Conference

June 18 - Last Sunday in Current Appointment for Moving Pastors

June 20 - Pastoral Moving Day

June 25-30 - Huntingdon Leadership Academy

Click here to find The Alabama West Florida Conference calendar online!
Open Hearts. Open Minds. Open Doors.