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This week's News......................................... March 22, 2018

Dumas Wesley 3rd Annual Plane Pull
A Word From Bishop Graves
Easter Egg Extravaganza at West Side UMC
Rise Against Hunger Campaign Held at St. Mark UMC
Bible Study Invitation from West Side UMC
United Methodist Women Mobile District Annual Day
Initial 2018 Annual Conference Details Announced
Job/Ministry Opportunities
District Events
Church Events
Conference Events


Dumas Wesley 3rd Annual Plane Pull

On behalf of the Dumas Wesley Community Center, thank you to the UMC Mobile District for supporting the Third Annual Plane Pull as a Presenting Sponsor. Register your team by April 25 at http://www.dumaswesley.org/2018-planepull/.


A Word From Bishop Graves

You are invited to watch a video message from Bishop David Graves, Resident Bishop of the Alabama-West Florida Conference. Click here or on the image to view. Click here to read the written transcript.


Easter Egg Extravaganza at West Side UMC


Rise Against Hunger Campaign Held at St. Mark UMC

St. Mark UMC's annual March for Missions program this year is to raise money for Rise Against Hunger. This is a two-fold project. We are raising money to partner with Rise Against Hunger to host a meal-packing event in April. Their minimum meal purchase is 10,152 meals. Each meal is $0.29 so we need to raise about $2,944. We have our congregation saving their offerings as well as placing collection jars in their workplaces to be redeemed Easter Sunday. We will be packing the meals on Saturday, April 14th at 2 PMs. It's a great cause that should be lots of fun too. We'd love other congregations to help us either raise funds and/or help us to pack the meals in April.
 
Here's their website if you want more info:
https://www.riseagainsthunger.org/get-involved/host-a-meal-packaging-event/


Bible Study Invitation from West Side UMC


United Methodist Women Mobile District Annual Day

When: Sunday, April 8, 2018 at 2:30 pm
Where: Toulminville-Warren Street UMC
Theme:  HOPE
Speaker:  Dr. Debora Bishop, Mobile District District Superintendent


Initial 2018 Annual Conference Details Announced

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. The missional offering will go to Communities of Transformation, a ministry that was launched out of the Alabama-West Florida Conference in 2011. Click on the below links for more information. 
Nominate someone for an Annual Conference Award
Clergy and Lay Member Preparation
Courageous Conversations
UMCOR Kit Collection 


Job/Ministry Opportunities

Click here for job descriptions and details

Kingswood UMC - Part Time Secretary

Foley UMC – Director of Traditional Worship

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

March 24 - Lay Servant Training - Tanner Williams UMC - 7am - 5pm

March 12 - Courageous Conversations - Christ UMC - 5:30pm - 8:30pm

April 4 - Courageous Conversations - Ebenezer UMC - 12:30pm-3:30pm

April 5 - Deadline for Denman Award Nominations

April 8 - UM Women Mobile District Annual Day - Toulminville-Warren Street UMC - 2:30pm

April 15 - Courageous Conversations - Toulminville-Warren Street UMC - 2:30pm - 5:30pm

April 19 - Clergy Meeting - Christ UMC - 10am-1pm or 6-9pm

April 25 - Deadline to register for 2018 Dumas Wesley Plane Pull

May 5 - Dumas Wesley Annual Plane Pull

Church Events

March 22 - Theodore UMC Lenten Luncheon - Rev. Ron McCants - noon

March 22 - Money Management & Budgeting - St. John's Vision Center - 6:30 pm

March 31 - West Side UMC Easter Egg Hunt - 11am-2pm

Conference Events

April 12-14 - Inspirit Retreat for Older Adults - Blue Lake

April 20-22 - ARM-Cycle of Service

April 27-28 - Lay Servant Ministries Training

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)

Click here to find The Alabama West Florida Conference calendar on

 
Open Hearts. Open Minds. Open Doors.