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

September 28, 2017


Wesley Heirs - Retired Clergy and Spouses

Our fall 2017 Wesley Heirs gathering at Blue Lake is October 10-11. Bishop and Mrs. Graves will be our special guests.  Make your reservation by contacting Curtis and Diane Smith by phone or email:  (251) 675-7835 or curtisanddianne@gmail.com.

You can pay when you arrive at Blue Lake.  We hope to have a big crowd to extend a warm Wesley Heirs welcome to our new Episcopal family.  Hope to see you there!


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Communities of Transformation! 

Our Mobile COT site coordinator Katy Wrona was interviewed for WKRG's FaithTime which airs on Sunday mornings in the Mobile area. Click HERE to watch the interview.



 


Mental Illness Awareness Week - October 1-7

Mental Illness Awareness WeekMental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) is a national observance that was designated by the United States Congress and U.S. President in response to the increasing incidence of mental illness. It takes place during the first week in October.  Mental Illness Awareness Week this year is Oct. 1-7, 2017. 

Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) is an opportunity to do something to raise awareness about mental illness in your faith community or to partner with community groups in your area for an event.  There is a section on the Mental Health Ministries website with resources under October Mental Illness Awareness Week.

Click here to find more information at the Mental Health Ministries website.




 


Raise The Roof

Are you looking for an urban mission experience for your youth group?  Raise the Roof Project registration is open for June, 2018.  Groups will serve by repairing roofs in the Oakdale area of Mobile.  Housing and meals are at Camp Christian in Tillman’s Corner.  Contact Jan Bailey at Raise the Roof Project, 251-378-7549 or thertrproject@gmail.com
Are you looking for an urban mission experience for your youth group?  Raise the Roof Project registration is open for June, 2018.  Groups will serve by repairing roofs in the Oakdale area of Mobile.  Housing and meals are at Camp Christian in Tillman’s Corner.  Contact Jan Bailey at Raise the Roof Project, 251-378-7549 or thertrproject@gmail.com

 

 





Please join us on October 28th for our second At The Table gathering. We will continue the conversations we began this past April. We will directly engage discussions about effective ministry in Spanish and English breakout groups. Ethnic speakers from around the Methodist Church will help us think through what true inclusion and ethnic thriving looks like within our conference and local churches. Worship will be led in English and Spanish. Certified interpretive services will be offered as well.

Bishop Graves will also share his heart regarding ethnic ministries and inclusivity within our conference. Our prayer is that you might consider joining us for this time of fellowship!

WHEN: Saturday, October 28th, 2017
9:30 AM to 2:30 PM (CT)

WHERE: The Vision Center (A Ministry of St. John UMC)
 4807 Princeton Drive
Mobile, Alabama 36618

            *An authentic Hispanic meal will be served to only those who register in advance* 

REGISTER TODAY! — http://www.awfumc.org/eventdetail/at-the-table-an-intentional-multi-ethnic-gathering-8302245


Upcoming Disaster Early Response Training

Be prepared to respond to the next disaster. Disaster Early Response Training (ERT) covers the basics of early disaster response, including roof tarping, cleaning out damaged homes, spiritual and emotional care, team protocols, and more. Click here for a description of what well-trained ERT teams look like. Click here for "Seven Important things to know about Disaster Spiritual and Emotional Care".

Proper credentials are required for individuals and teams responding in the first few days after a disaster. Participants who successfully complete this training will receive those credentials, including an ERT badge.  

Upcoming Sessions:

October 2 & 3, 2017 - Orange Beach UMC

October 14, 2017 - Elba UMC

October 15, 2017 - Jubilee Shores UMC

October 28, 2017 - Lynn Haven UMC


Job/Ministry Opportunities

Chapelwood UMC, Texas - Associate Director of Student Ministries

Spring Hill Avenue UMC - Part-time Children's Ministry Assistant
 
St Mark UMC - Part Time Custodian
 
Toulminville-Warren Street UMC - Cafeteria Manager/Cook
 
Trinity UMC - Worship Leader/Musician
 

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

October 1  - World Communion Sunday

October 7 - COT Mobile Books, Balls, and Blocks Event

October 26 - 12th Annual USA Wesley Foundation Cook-off and Auction

Church Dates

October 3 - Ashland Place UMC 75th Anniversary Speaker Series - Rev. Brennan Peacock -Potluck at 5:45pm - Speaker at 6:45pm

October 7 - Spring Hill Ave UMC Annual UMW Bazaar - 8am-2pm

October 14 - Tanner Williams UMC Movie in the Patch - 5pm

October 15 - Government Street UMC Wesley Classic Hymn Sing - 5pm

October 10 - Ashland Place UMC 75th Anniversary Speaker Series - Dr. Sterling Boykin - Potluck at 5:45pm - Speaker at 6:45pm

October 17 - Ashland Place UMC 75th Anniversary Speaker Series - Dr. Debora Bishop - Potluck at 5:45pm - Speaker at 6:45pm

October 21 - Tanner Williams UMC Fall Festival - 11am-1pm

October 24 - Ashland Place UMC 75th Anniversary Speaker Series - Dr. Darren McClellan - Potluck at 5:45pm - Speaker at 6:45pm

October 28 - South Brookley UMC Annual Bazaar - 7am - 2pm

October 28 - Tanner Williams UMC Trunk or Treat - 6pm

October 28 - At The Table: An Intentional Multi-Ethnic Gathering - St. John UMC Vision Center

Conference Dates

October 7 - Healing Ministries Workshop (CBOD) Crestview

October 8 - Healing Ministries Workshop (CBOD) Montgomery

October 10-11 - Wesley Heirs Fall Event

October 14 - ERT Training, Dothan District

October 19-21 - Southeastern Jurisdiction - Black Methodists for Church Renewal (BMCR)

October 20-22 - UMW Spiritual Enrichment Retreat

October 23-26 - Prayer Shawl Retreat - Blue Lake

October 28 - ERT Training, Lynn Haven UMC

October 28 - At The Table: An Intentional Multi-Ethnic Gathering

November 13-16 - 2017-2020 Spiritual Direction Training

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

 
Open Hearts. Open Minds. Open Doors.