This week's news...................
June 2, 2016
From Dumas Wesley Community Center
Our racks are EMPTY! Dumas Wesley Community Center's Clothing Closet is in desperate need of summer clothing and shoes for men, women and children. Clean and gently used donations accepted M-F 8:30 am-4:30 pm in the front office. The closet provides free clothing to those in need every Thursday.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pew Cushions Available
The burgundy pew cushions from the former St. Francis Street United Methodist Church are available. They are in good shape and free to a church that can use them. If you are interested please call Randy Spears at 343-1900 for more details.
ST JOHN UMC THRIFT HUT
SATURDAY, JUNE 4
FREE JEANS, DRESSES, AND SHOES - MEN’S WEAR 1/2 PRICE FOR FATHER’S DAY
6215 Overlook Rd
Mobile Alabama 36618-3102
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
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 email@example.com.
Request from Blue Lake United Methodist Camp
Summer is almost upon us and we are excited that again this year we will host 12 sessions of open enrollment camp offered to campers from all over Alabama, Florida, and beyond! We are expecting a great turnout for these sessions and we are excited that we will have a chance to minister to these awesome children!
It is our fervent desire that no child is denied a camp experience due to financial lack and because of that we are asking that you prayerfully consider giving to our annual campership fund. Any Financial amount given will go directly to providing a child and family in need the opportunity to attend this great and beautiful place.
Many of us have had life changing events happen at this awesome place and last year was no different. We saw many kids further their discipleship, several kids give their hearts and lives to Christ and one child whose family and pastor came up and was baptized right here in Blue Lake!
Please be the one this year to offer that to someone! With many thanks!
Eric Hindmon, Program Director, Blue Lake Methodist Camp
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Newsletters from The Alabama West Florida Conference....
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
June 3 - St. John UMC Volunteer Training for Summer Camp
June 3-5 - Toulminville-Warren Street UMC - 50th Anniversary Weekend of Celebrations
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!