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This Week's News............................................................ April 26, 2018

Table of Contents:

Southeastern Jurisdiction Meeting of Lay Servant Ministries District and Conference Directors
Kentucky Mission Trip
Volunteers needed for QuadW Missional Internship Program
Spring Fling planned at The Vision Center
Comprehensive Details for 2018 Annual Conference
Blue Lake Assembly Dedicates Program Director House
Click here to find Communities of Transformation Newsletter!
Clergy Quadrennial Sexual Ethics Requirement 
Community Corner
Job/Ministry Opportunities
District Events
Church Events
Conference Events


Southeastern Jurisdiction Meeting of Lay Servant Ministries District and Conference Directors

The 2018 annual meeting of the Southeastern Jurisdiction Association of Annual Conference and District Directors of Lay Servant Ministries will be held July 12-14, 2018, at First United Methodist Church, Montgomery, Alabama. 

This event is open to ALL Lay Servants, Lay Speakers, Lay Ministers, and those that want to start in the program. There will be Basic and Advanced Courses offered during this three day event.  We will also have a business meeting, and our worship will feature preaching by Bishop David Graves, resident Bishop of the Alabama-West Florida Conference.

Click here to find more information about this event or click here to find more information about Lay Servant Ministries in our Conference.


Kentucky Mission Trip

Saraland UMC is leading a trip to the Henderson Settlement, associated with Red Bird Conference in Kentucky, Monday May 28-Saturday June 2. The team will do light repair work for the needy in the community. All are welcome. For information about this mission, contact Dotty Armour at dottya@gmail.com or call the Saraland UMC church office at 675-2728.


Volunteers needed for QuadW Missional Internship Program


Spring Fling planned at The Vision Center


Comprehensive Details for 2018 Annual Conference

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. Click here to find the most recent details about this years event. 


Blue Lake Assembly Dedicates Program Director House


Click here to find Communities of Transformation Newsletter!


Clergy Quadrennial Sexual Ethics Requirement 

All clergy in the Alabama-West Florida Conference should mark their calendars for one of the below dates and locations for the Quadrennial Sexual Ethics Requirement, sponsored by the AWF Board of Ordained Ministry. Those who participate fully in the day and the reading/writing assignment will receive 1.0 continuing education unit (CEU).

Dates and locations are as follows (choose one event to attend):
Saturday, August 25 at The Vision Center, Mobile
Monday, August 27 at St. James UMC, Montgomery
Tuesday, August 28 at FUMC Dothan

All times are 9am-3pm. Cost is $20. Registration is forthcoming. 

There are reading and response requirements that must be met prior to the meeting.  Click here for more information or if you have questions contact Meghan Kelley at meghan@clantonfumc.org.

Community Corner:

Below you will find links to happenings in and around our District!

Ann Bedsole Honored at Alabama Coastal Foundation 25th Anniversary Celebration


Job/Ministry Opportunities

Click here for job descriptions and details

Satsuma UMC - Pianist Position

Dumas Wesley - Summer Recreation Staff

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

May 5 - Dumas Wesley Annual Plane Pull

May 10 - The Right Start: Beginning Ministry in a New Setting - Enterprise FUMC - 9:30am-3pm

June 3-6 - 2018 Annual Conference - Frazer UMC

June 17 - Last Sunday for Moving Pastors

June 19 - Moving Day for Relocating Pastors

July 8 - First Sunday for Moving Pastors

August 25 - Clergy Sexual Ethics Training EventThe Vision Center, Mobile

Church Events

April 28 - Spring Fling at The Vision Center - 11am

May 19 - St. Mark UMC meal packing event for Rise Against Hunger - 2pm

Conference Events

May 1-3 - Renovate Conference

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)

June 3-6 - 2018 Annual Conference - Frazer UMC

July 12-14 - SEJ Association of Annual Conference & District Directors of Lay Servant Ministries Meeting

July 20-21 - UMW Alabama-West Florida Conference Cooperative Mission u Event

July 20-23 - Lake Junaluska Summer Youth Event

August 25 - Clergy Sexual Ethics Training EventThe Vision Center

August 27 - Clergy Sexual Ethics Training Event - St. James UMC

August 28 - Clergy Sexual Ethics Training EventFUMC Dothan

Click here to find The Alabama West Florida Conference Calendar

 
Open Hearts. Open Minds. Open Doors.