News from the Mobile District...........................................................July 3, 2019

Table of Contents:

Camp Discovery for Dumas Wesley Children
Renfro Grant Deadline August 16
Free Bible Study Material
Connecting Neighbors - Mobile District Workshop
Meals for QuadW Summer Interns
Tanzania Partnership Information Session - October 6 at St. Mark UMC
News from Communities of Transformation

Camp Discovery for Dumas Wesley Children

We are excited for our children to have an opportunity to experience Mother Nature at her finest at the United Methodist Church’s Blue Lake Camp Discovery in Andalusia, Alabama. Because the cost continues to rise each year to send a camper we are in need of sponsors in order to send our kids.  It is our fervent desire that no child is denied a camp experience due to financial lack.  Please consider helping our children to take a break from the challenges of everyday life and, for some, enjoy their first camp experience!  Click here to find out how you can become a sponsor!

Renfro Grant Deadline August 16

The Renfro Grant is awarded each year from the South East Jurisdiction (SEJ) to rural churches in areas with populations of 10,000 or less. This grant may be used for capital improvements and/or other needs the church might have. The maximum grant to be awarded is $5,000. This is a competitive grant in the conference and in the SEJ so it is important to follow instructions to be considered.

Click here to find the guidelines with more details and the application. If you have questions please contact  Susan Hunt, Conference Director of Mission and Advocacy .   The deadline to have completed applications (with signatures) to Susan Hunt at Conference Headquarters is August 16. Late or Incorrectly completed applications will not be considered. 

Free Bible Study Material

Several study series have been donated and are located at the District Office. (A few listed below)  If you are interested come by and take a look.  Office hours are Monday - Thursday  9am - 4pm. Please call before you come to make sure someone is here - (251) 345-3313. The office will be closed July 4th and 5th. 

"Fight" - Craig Groeschel (21 books-2 DVD's)

"The Miracles of Jesus" - Jessica LaGrone (8 workbooks - 9 DVD's)

"Starting Point" - Andy Stanley (11books each contain 5 audio CD's)

"The Letter to the Romans" - Ben Witherington, III (16 books - 8 DVD's)

"The Gospel of John - Ben Witherington, III (2 books - 5 DVD's

"Here and Now, There and Then" (Revelation) - Beth Moore (1 DVD series)

Connecting Neighbors - Mobile District Workshop

Connecting Neighbors is a curriculum from UMCOR, the United Methodist Committee on Relief. It is designed to inspire your congregation and community to be better able to minimize disaster-caused harm to people and property and to respond to our neighbors in helpful, cooperative and caring ways on behalf of the Church and in the spirit of Jesus Christ.

This workshop will take place on July 27th at Saraland UMC from 10am until 1pm.  It will provide the framework for developing a disaster response preparedness and response plan. After the workshop, you will take the information learned back to your church to develop the full plan for your congregation.  Click here for more information or here to register.

Meals for QuadW Summer Interns

Our QuadW interns are back in Mobile and serving our community. We have 6 amazing young adults who are experiencing service in a new way. We need your help!  If you are interested in providing a meal for the interns on Wednesdays or Fridays, please call Katy Wrona at 724.889.6754. We need them beginning the week of June 26 through August 2.  We are asking for the meals to be delivered to Whistler UMC around 6:30 pm. We would love for you to stay and get to know the interns and learn how they are serving our community. Thank you!

Tanzania Partnership Information Session - October 6 at St. Mark UMC

Click here to register or find more information.

Click here to find the current AWFUMC NewsCONNECTION

Click here to find news from Communities of Transformation

Job/Ministry Opportunities

Click here for job descriptions and details

St. Mark UMC - Worship Leader

St. Mark UMC - Pianist

Dumas Wesley Community Center - Assistant Youth Director

St. Mark UMC - Early Learning Center Assistant Director

St. Mark UMC - Full Time and Part Time Seasonal Teachers

District Events

2nd Sunday of Each Month - North Mobile District SINGSPIRATION- 6pm - July 14 - McIntosh UMC

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

July 27 - Connecting Neighbors - Mobile District Workshop

September 22 - 2019 Stephen and Ruth Dill Lecture Series - Featuring Krista Tippett

October 6 - Mobile District Tanzania Partnership Information Session  - St. Mark UMC

October 29 - Inner City Mission Golf Tournament - Azalea City Golf Course

Church Events

Every Third Friday - West Side UMC Spaghetti Dinner and Game Night - 4-7pm

Through July 9 - Christ UMC Farmers Market - 3-6pm

July 28 - Ladies' Tea with Speaker Cherie Nettles - New Hope UMC  -  2pm-4pm

Conference Events

July 11 - Mark Twain meets Francis Asbury

July 13 - ERT (Early Response Team) Training - Crestview UMC

July 19  - Mission u - St. Luke UMC, Pensacola

July 22-26 - Youth Mission Camp Blue Lake

August 5-8 - Executive Certificate in Religious Fundraising (ECRF) Seminar

August 9 - Global Leadership Summit

August 18-20 - Marriage Enrichment Retreat

October 11-12 - UMW Spiritual Enrichment Retreat

November 18-21 - SEJ Clergywomen Retreat

Calendar of events at Lake Junaluska

Click here to find The Alabama West Florida Conference Calendar

Open Hearts. Open Minds. Open Doors.