News from the Mobile District ................................................. December 12, 2019

Table of Contents:

Year-end Deadline for Missional Giving
Mobile District Annual Conference 2020
Ashland Place UMC Special Advent Worship Service
New Hope UMC "A Touch of Christmas"
Georgetown-Chunchula UMC Breakfast with Santa

Year-end Deadline for Missional Giving

The last day apportionment payments may be applied for 2019 is Wednesday, January 8, 2020. Payments must be received in the conference office by 3pm to be deposited before the close of the business day. Payments may also be deposited directly into the conference Regions bank account no later than 4pm on January 8, 2020. If you wish to deposit directly please call or e-mail the district office and we will provide you with the account information. 

Mobile District Annual Conference 2020

Our Mobile District Annual Conference will be held Sunday, January 12, 2020 at Christ United from 2-5pm.  Please advertise in your church bulletins and newsletters & also encourage those involved in the breakout subjects to attend.  Listed below you will find our schedule and breakout sessions.  See you there!

1:30     Gather in Sanctuary
2:00     Announcements, Nominations Report, Budget Report, Communion
3:15     First Breakout Session
4:15     Second Breakout Session
5:00     Go, in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. And love each other.

Breakout Session Topics:

  • Alabama Rural Ministries Summer Program for Youth – hear about an opportunity for youth to volunteer this summer
  • EZRA (year-end) reports – receive instructions concerning the completion of this report that affects apportionments
  • Lay Servant/Speaker Ministry Training Information – find out about classes and opportunities in the local church and the district
  • United Methodist Foundation Financial Planning/Endowments – information for church leaders/staff and individuals about money management and affecting the future with an endowment
  • Confirmation – learn about a confirmation class creating a memorable and meaningful “rite of passage” for our confirmands as they “make firm their faith”
  • Vacation Bible School – a place for all VBS directors to begin to communicate with each other about plans, resources, and how to share the workload
  • Developing an Environment of Generosity in the Local Church – hear about a plan that worked and can be easily adapted to your congregation’s needs
  • Dumas Wesley – learn about a 116-year-old ministry in our area
  • Open Doors – Open Doors gives so much to our District, find out how you can give back through donations and volunteering
  • Disaster Response Team – those who have been identified as the Church Disaster Response Coordinators for the local church will meet to discuss plans for being prepared

Ashland Place UMC Special Advent Worship Service

On Wednesday, December 18 at 6 pm we will be having a service “In the Bleak Midwinter Service: A Service of Grief and Hope.” This will be a time to gather with others in worship and acknowledge together the lengthening shadows of the season and the grief that bears down on us in the busyness of Advent and Christmas. All is not merry and bright, and this service allows us to acknowledge that truth. At the same time, we will lift the hope that is ours in Christ, who truly is God with us in all of life’s circumstances and whose love and grace conquer ever foe. 

New Hope UMC "A Touch of Christmas"

Georgetown-Chunchula UMC Breakfast with Santa

Job/Ministry Opportunities

Click here for job descriptions and details

New Life UMC - Piano Player

Tanner Williams UMC - Part Time Youth Director

District Events

2nd Sunday of Each Month - North Mobile District SINGSPIRATION - 6pm

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

January 12 - Mobile District Annual Conference - Christ UMC - 2-5pm

Church Events

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

December 14 - New Hope UMC Christmas Concert - 6:30pm

December 14 - Georgetown-Chunchula UMC Breakfast with Santa - 9-11am

December 18 - Ashland Place UMC - In the Bleak Midwinter Service: A Service of Grief and Hope - 6pm

Conference Events

Calendar of events at Lake Junaluska

Click here to find The Alabama West Florida Conference Calendar

Scatter Kindness

Open Hearts. Open Minds. Open Doors.