This week's news.......
February 1, 2018
First Annual Love in Action Event
Don't forget to make plans to participate in the Mobile District's first annual Love in Action event. This year’s event will be a District-wide work day at West Wilmer United Methodist Church. Come join us for a day of food, fun and serving as we share our "love for one another" next Saturday, February 10, 2018 from 9am-until.
Please bring any type of cleaning supplies (mops, paper towels, windex, etc.), large yard rakes, small rakes, shovels, lawn mowers, blowers, pressure washers, weed eaters and more weed eaters, lots of elbow grease and a smile.
If you plan to attend please email the number of people you are bringing to Kim at the District office so that we may plan for food. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Generis Event- Growing the Culture of Generosity in Your Church
The Division of Stewardship of the Conference Board of Discipleship is co-sponsoring with Generis an event called Growing the Culture of Generosity in Your Church. We are hosting this 4-hour event in two locations in our conference - on Thursday, February 8 at FUMC Montgomery and also on Friday, February 9 at Crosspoint UMC in Niceville. ***BONUS*** The Niceville event happens the morning before their "Becoming a Healthy Growing Church" conference! So, just arrive early! Plus the generosity event is only $17!! Just the cost of lunch! Also, CEU's will be awarded, the number of them is yet to be determined.
Why Generis? Generis has become a leading generosity ministry agency in the United States and has been producing impressive results in our annual conference at churches such as Crosspoint, FUMC Bay Minette, and Foley UMC. Both Jay Cooper and Nolan Donald will also be on hand at both events to witness to the results that Generis has helped them achieve toward funding ministry for Jesus Christ.
Click these links to find more information and registration details:
Montgomery - https://www.awfumc.org/eventdetail/10388160?month=2&year=2018&day=1&display=m
Niceville - https://www.awfumc.org/eventdetail/10388333?month=2&year=2018&day=1&display=m
Click Here to find the recent Word from Bishop Graves
All clergy and lay members to annual conference are strongly encouraged to watch this video message from Bishop David Graves. There are preparation assignments for both Bishop's Day Apart and 2018 Annual Conference. Click here to view or on the below image. Click here to read written transcript.
Click here to see the most recent AWFUMC NewsCONNECTION!
Leadership Empowerment Training & Luncheon
Theodore First United Methodist invites you to attend a Leadership Empowerment Training and Luncheon on February 24, 2018 from 10:am to 12:noon. Our presenter will be Dr. Valerie D.W. James, author of Leadership Beyond the Basics. The cost is $10 per person for material and lunch. Dr. James book, "Leadership Intelligence Beyond the Basics" may be purchased from Amazon.com for her book signing after the training.
Mobile District Hosts Lay Servant Training
When: Saturday, March 24, 2018
Where: Tanner Williams UMC
1550 Grand Bay Wilmer Road North,
Mobile, AL 36608
- Lay Servant Ministries Basic Course*
- Delivering an Effective Sermon
- Leading Worship
- United Methodist Polity
Click here to find schedule, registration, textbook and instructor information. Cost is $25.00 per person (includes continental breakfast, box lunch, coffee, water and snacks )
Registration deadline is March 18, 2018
For additional information, contact: Teresa Brannan - 251-645-0579 / email@example.com or Janece Allison 251-776-0283 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Each participant must complete 10 hours of course work to receive credit. To meet this requirement, the ENTIRE book must be read PRIOR to the day of training. Instructors will contact you if any additional “homework” is required.
The Winter Issue of "The Circuit Writer" is now posted at www.awfhistory.com
SAVE THE DATE FOR 3RD ANNUAL DUMAS WESLEY PLANE PULL
Click here for job descriptions and details
Wesley Foundation at The University of South Alabama - Campus Minister & Executive Director
University United Methodist Church - Full-time Director of Youth and College Ministry
Dauphin Way UMC – Pastoral Administrative Assistant
Toulminville-Warren St. UMC - Day Care Teachers
Trinity UMC - Worship Leader/Musician
Second Sunday of Each Month - North Mobile District SINGSPIRATION- 6pm
Clergy Coffee - First Wednesday of each month 8am – Cracker Barrel - Schillinger Rd
February 10 - First Annual "Love in Action" District Wide Event - West Wilmer UMC - 9am-3pm
February 24 – District Lay Servant Training Day - Advanced Classes to be offered - more details coming
May 5 - Dumas Wesley Annual Plane Pull
March 24 - Lay Servant Training - Tanner Williams UMC - 7am - 5pm
February 25 - Theodore FUMC - Leadership Empowerment Training and Luncheon -10am-noon
February 3 - UMVIM Team Leader Training-Lynn Haven UMC
February 4 - Black Methodists for Church Renewal Sunday
February 5 - Predatory Lending Seminar
February 6-7 - Planning for Your Retirement
February 8 - Growing the Culture of Generosity in Your Church
February 9-10 - "Becoming a Healthy, Growing Church" Conference
February 10 - Means of Grace | Day Apart for Spiritual Formation (Third Session)
February 15 - Deadline for submitting Resolutions to the Committee on Resolutions and Petitions
February 16-18 - LeadUP: Missional Leadership Retreat for Youth
February 20 - Bishop's Day Apart
February 23-24 - AWF United Methodist Women Annual Meeting
February 25 - Disabilities Awareness Sunday
February 26 - Deadline for materials and reports to be included in the Book of Reports
February 25-March 1 - All Shall Be Well
March 1-4 - Lake Junaluska Peace Conference
March 2 - Lay Servant Training - Baypines District
March 2-4 - Bishop's Confirmation Retreat 2018
March 2-3 - Small Membership Church Summit 2018
March 9-10 - Lay Servant Training at Trinity UMC, Ft. Walton Beach
Click here to find The Alabama West Florida Conference calendar online!