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

May 26, 2016

General Conference 2016

Click here to find the Council of Bishops Traditional Letter to the Church after General Conference.  You will also find bulletin inserts, links to videos, articles and other items of interest from the event.

Free The Purpose Driven Life Study Books

Dauphin Way United Methodist Church has approximately 35 new copies of the book, The Purpose-Driven Life, by Rick Warren.  These books are available for any church group that may be interested in having them.  Please email Lee Hoagland at

From our District Missioner

Liz Milne serve with the QuadW Missional Internship (then, “3.0”) in Mobile for three years, working with our refugee population. As a result of that experience she sensed a call to serve God in the Middle East. She is back in the States to raise money for the upcoming year and is available to come and speak to children, youth, Sunday School classes, UMW and UMM groups, Mission Committees, etc.  Please pass this on to the relevant groups within your church. Please find a letter from her below.

With gratitude,  don woolley
Hello Friends,
This is Elizabeth Milne. Many of you may know me from my time serving refugees in the Mobile area through 3.0 [now the QuadW Missional Internship]. While serving with 3.0, I felt the Lord calling me to serve Him in the Middle East, and I am now living and serving in Amman, Jordan. I am blessed to have the opportunity to share our Father’s love with Syrian refugee children, spend time loving on children from the local orphanage, and provide education for the children of other people serving the Lord here.
I am back in the states this summer to raise money for the upcoming year. I would love to talk to your church or any small group you have. I am also interested in talking at VBS or other children’s programs. One idea I had was coming in and explaining to the kids what I do in Jordan, and then having a contest between the boys and the girls to see who can raise the most money. The winners would get to slime me! This way kids get to get involved in overseas work and see what the Lord is doing in the lives of kids just like them all the way across the world. If you would like to know more, please email me at
Elizabeth Milne


The 2016 session of annual conference is quickly approaching and will be held June 12-15, 2016, at Frazer Memorial UMC. Visit for complete information or follow the below links.

Brochure of Reports
Special Guests
Award Nominations
Laity Banquet
Missional Giving Offering Insert 
Online Missional Giving
Hotel Information
UMCOR Kit Collection
Working Agenda

This year’s recipient of the 2016 Missional Offering for the Alabama-West Florida Conference is the Disaster Response & Recovery Ministry. This team is committed to providing the loving presence of Christ as we respond to natural disasters within our conference and across the connection. The ministry provides a framework of resources and training for the local church and district, thus strengthening response within our communities.

We invite you to give generously to this ministry that has helped thousands over the years. It’s not if, it’s when. Natural Disasters will always be present and we must be ready to appropriately respond. This offering will be collected at the opening worship service on Sunday, June 12, 2016, at Frazer Memorial United Methodist Church. You may also donate online at

Job/Ministry Opportunities - click here for full descriptions

To submit a Job/Ministry opportunity on the AWFUMC website click here.

 Newsletters from The Alabama West Florida Conference....

AWF NewsCONNECTION  -  May 2, 2016

District Dates

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

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

June 4 - USA Wesley Foundation Paddle Skedaddle Event

June 12 - 15 -   Alabama West Florida Annual Conference - Frazer UMC

June 19 - Last Sunday for Moving and Retiring Pastors

July 3 - First Sunday in Pulpit for Moving Pastors

September 18 - Mobile District's Blue Lake Sunday

Local Church Dates

May 28 - New Hope UMC Chicken Dinner, Plant, Baked Goods Sale - 11-2pm

June 3 - St. John UMC Volunteer Training for Summer Camp

June 3-5 - Toulminville-Warren Street UMC50th Anniversary Weekend of Celebrations

Conference Dates

May 24 -  Mission Insite 101 Webinar - 10AM

June 3 - 5 -United Methodist Women (UMW) SEJ Quadrennial Meeting

June 22 - 24 - Huntingdon College Leadership Academy

July 13-15 - 2016 Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference

August 17-20 - School of Congregational Development 2016

October 16-21 - 5-day Academy for Spiritual Formation

 Click here to find The Alabama West Florida Conference calendar online! 

Open Hearts. Open Minds. Open Doors.