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This Week's News..............................................................October 18, 2018

Table of Contents:

Hurricane Michael Recovery
14th Annual USA Wesley Foundation Cook-off
Opportunity to Share God’s Love
Uphill Preaching: Proclaiming the Gospel to a Disinterested World
Protecting the Houses of Worship
St Mark UMC Fish Fry
Trinity UMC Revival
Seminar on Mental Health
St. Mark UMC Family Day 2018
Grand Bay UMW Fall Bazaar
West Side UMC Yard and Bake Sale
Chickasaw UMC Annual Turkey Dinner & Silent Auction
Mobile Area Interfaith Council Honors Charles Fail
Citronelle UMC Quilt Show
St. Mark Holiday Bazaar & Yard Sale
Tanner Williams UMW Annual Christmas Bazaar
Job/Ministry Opportunities
District Events
Church Events
Conference Events


Hurricane Michael Recovery

The Alabama-West Florida Conference is on the ground assessing needs and damage and will continue to respond with short- and long-term efforts. We cannot thank our UM connection enough for the many ways they are responding. 

We would like to extend our deepest appreciation to Bishop Ken Carter, the Florida Annual Conference and FUMC Ormond Beach for their incredible matching challenge to raise one million dollars. Click here for article

The Alabama-West Florida Conference leadership visited the Panama City, FL, area to see several United Methodist churches and pastors. Click here to hear a word from Bishop GravesWe invite you to show this segment in your weekend church services. 

Please click here for more information on how you can help.
Click here for the status of churches.
Click here for a listing of upcoming ERT (early disaster response team) trainings


14th Annual USA Wesley Foundation Cook-off


Opportunity to Share God’s Love

The Mobile District is gathering a team of servant hearts to journey to the beautiful Andes mountains of Ecuador around June 15-22 through Revive Ecuador. Hands and feet are needed to work on a construction project, to supply medical care, or to provide a vacation bible school experience for the children. The total cost will be approximately $2,400. A deposit of $200 in due by December 14th. For more information, contact Jennifer Baumgarten at (251) 680-4370 or jenbaumgarten@gmail.com.

Click here to find a flyer with more information.


Uphill Preaching: Proclaiming the Gospel to a Disinterested World

Make plans now to attend the Clergy Workshop: Baptist Hospital Department of Pastoral Services and
The Center for Clergy Care & Education Present

Uphill Preaching: Proclaiming the Gospel to a Disinterested World

Date: Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Location: First Presbyterian Church, Downtown Pensacola
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Cost: $30.00

Presenter will be Cleophus J. LaRue, Princeton Theological Seminary’s Francis Landey Patton Professor of Homiletics.  He received his BA and MA degrees from Baylor University, his MDiv and PhD degrees from Princeton Seminary. He specializes in the theory and method of African American preaching and worship. An ordained minister in the National Baptist Convention of America, LaRue is the former pastor of two churches in Texas as well as the former interim pastor of churches in Harlem and Jamaica Queens, New York. He is a frequent speaker at churches, seminaries, and conferences throughout the country and is a member of the Academy of Homiletics.  Click here for more information.


Protecting the Houses of Worship

Click here to find more about Federal Bureau of Investigation National Citizens Academy Alumni Association.


St Mark UMC Fish Fry


Trinity UMC Revival


Seminar on Mental Health

43.8 million adults experience mental illness in a given year. That means 1 in 5 adults in America experience a mental illness, and nearly 1 in 25 adults in America live with a serious mental illness. Yet nearly 60% of adults with a mental illness didn't receive mental health services in the previous year.

Chances are good that several of your church members experience mental illness themselves or have family members who do. The Church is very good about reaching out to people with cancer, surgeries, and other visible health conditions. But how is the Church reaching out to those with mental illness and helping them to feel welcome?

There will be a seminar on Mental Health held at The Vision Center at 4807 Princeton Drive, Mobile, AL on October 22, 2018, beginning at 6 PM.  During this time together we will learn more about mental illness and how the church can be better prepared to welcome and care for those with mental illness.  An optional dinner will be available for $10 beginning at 5:15. You must register for the meal by October 18. Click here to register.

This event is sponsored by the Conference Board of Church and Society.  For additional statistics on mental health, click here.


St. Mark UMC Family Day 2018

 


Grand Bay UMW Fall Bazaar


West Side UMC Yard and Bake Sale


Chickasaw UMC Annual Turkey Dinner & Silent Auction


Mobile Area Interfaith Council Honors Charles Fail


Citronelle UMC Quilt Show


St. Mark Holiday Bazaar & Yard Sale


Tanner Williams UMW Annual Christmas Bazaar


Job/Ministry Opportunities

Click here for job descriptions and details

St. Mark UMC - Early Learning Center Teacher   


District Events

Second Sunday of Each Month - North Mobile District SINGSPIRATION- 6pm -

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

October 22 - Seminar on Mental Health

October 28 - McKemie Place Fund Raiser

November 8 - USA Wesley Cook-off and Silent Auction - 5:30pm

November 11 - MAIC Jail Chaplaincy Fund Raiser - 6pm

Church Events

3rd Fridays - West Side UMC Spaghetti & Game Night - 4-7pm

October 20 - St. Mark UMC Fish Fry - 11am

October 21-24 - Trinity UMC Revival - 6pm

October 27 - Spring Hill Ave UMC Community Breakfast - 8-10:30am

October 21-24 - Trinity UMC Revival - 6pm

October 28 - St. Mark UMC Family Day - 11am-1pm

November 2 & 3 - Grand Bay UMW Fall Bazaar & Gumbo Sale - 9am-2pm

November 3 - West Side UMC Yard and Bake Sale - 8am

November 10 - Chickasaw UMC Turkey Dinner & Silent Auction 11am

November 17 - St. Mark UMC Holiday Bazaar & Yard Sale - 8am

November 17 - Citronelle UMC Quilt Show - 10am-2pm

December 1 - Tanner Williams UMW Christmas in the Country Bazaar - 9am-1pm

Conference Events

October 19-21 - AWF UMW Spiritual Enrichment Retreat

October 19-21- Lake Junaluska Choir Music Weekend

Click here to find The Alabama West Florida Conference Calendar

 
Open Hearts. Open Minds. Open Doors.