This week's news.......
April 20, 2017
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The Upcoming Judicial Council Ruling
The QuadW Missional Internship is an 8-week, paid, summer internship for college-age young adults. The internship will be in at least 10 cities across the US with positions for as many as 100 interns!
The interns will experience the rhythms of living in Christian community with one another - eating, praying, studying, worshiping and SERVING together.
We believe that growth and transformation happen best through an action/reflection model of discipleship. So that the primary experience of the intern will be time spent relationally serving with and among those in need, in the context in which they are living. They'll be partnering with local churches and other ongoing ministries there. Then, we intentionally pull back to reflect and pray, read Scripture and discuss the ways we hear and see God at work and how we may even more faithfully join God in the work God is doing in the world.
This is a great way to facilitate an openness to God's mission and work that helps young adults take steps in saying "Yes!" to the vocation that is set before each and every Christian.
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Check out a video about the internship here... https://vimeo.com/181975760
You can visit our website to find out even more and to read some about each of the different sites across the US here...http://quadwmi.org
Our application may be found here... http://quadwmi.org/application/
USA Wesley Foundation
2017 Paddle Skedaddle!
Saturday, June 3rd 2017 - 9am to 2pm
Spend the morning on the water racing (or moseying) this 1.5 mile course with your family or as an individual! There will be awards, lots of fair games & concessions on the grounds!
This family-friendly event will take place at 5 Rivers (off the Causeway) on the June 3rd. Boats launch from the launch site in front of Delta Safaris and line up at the docks at 5 Rivers. Spectators will cheer the boat teams as they start from the docks and race around a small island at the end of the cut-through that connects Sardine Pass with Justin’s Bay.
While contestants are on the water, there are lots of fun activities for adults and children. There will be food and fair games galore. After the race, there will be awards given in a number of categories including, “parent/child teams”, “most creatively dressed team”, “loudest cheering section”, the coveted “Pews & Canoes Award” for the church with the most supporters there, etc.
Funds raised go to the USA Wesley Foundation Building Fund. Click here to find more information!
1st Annual Inner City Mission Gala Announced
For over 41 years the United Methodist Inner City Mission has served the needs of those who are hopeless, hungry, and homeless. The Mission provides ministries to address the spiritual, physical and emotional needs of the community and offer hope for a brighter future.
In 2004, the Mission took over the operations of Taylor Park on Baltimore Street. The after school and summer tutorial program is one of the best in the city. The program in 2016, documented a 20% increase in reading scores.
In 2017, the Mission and the Advisory Board, with your help, would like to expand its summer tutorial program. This summer during the months of June and July (eight weeks) we will be starting a summer enrichment program. This program will be designed specifically for the needs of the children of our community. It will serve children in elementary school, kindergarten through eighth grade. The program will provide breakfast, lunch, and a snack to serve the nutritional needs of the children. It will also provide a quality academic program. The cost of the program is $100.00 per child. This covers all aspects of the program, including transportation and educational field trips.
We would like your support in this effort. We are hosting a Gala, May18, 2017 at Helena II, 1568 St. Stephens Road, Mobile, Alabama 36603. The cost of the Gala is the sponsorship of one child. The Gala will consist of a short program, dinner, and an opportunity to hear about how Taylor Park has changed the lives of young people in the community.
Your donation and support would be appreciated; your presence at the Gala would be a blessing. Please consider our request. The Inner City Mission is a 501c3 charitable organization as recognized by the IRS.
Honorable Herman Thomas J.D.
Click here to find details about Annual Conference 2017.
Wesley Heirs AC Luncheon reservations should be made through Traci Herndon - click here to email her. Click here to find more about the luncheon and other Wesley Heirs news.
You are encouraged to prayerfully consider nominating someone for one of our conference awards: The Alice Lee Award, Jane Walker Scholarship Award, Francis Asbury Award, Harry Denman Evangelism Award and the Local Church Heritage Award. Click here to find more information.
Click here to find more details about the competition!
Team Registration is online at dumaswesley.org and
all teams have to be registered by May 5th
Second Sunday of Each Month - North Mobile District SINGSPIRATION- 6pm
Clergy Coffee - First Wednesday of each month 8am – Cracker Barrel on Schillinger Road
May 11 - Right Start Workshop for Moving Pastors
May 29 - Dumas Wesley Community Center Plane Pull Fundraiser
June 3 - USA Wesley Foundation Paddle Skedaddle - 9am-2pm
June 18 - Last Sunday in Pulpits for pastors in current appointment
June 20 - Moving Day for Pastors
July 9 - First Sunday in Pulpit for Pastors in new appointment
April 21 - 22 - United Methodist Men's Advance Spring Meeting
April 22 - UMCH Steeple 2 Steeple Run
April 27 - Youth Workers Round Table
April 29 - Lay Servant Ministry "Train the Trainer"
May 5-6 - ERT (Early Response Team) Disaster Training - Panama City
May 11 - The Right Start Workshop
May 11 - Webinar for Local Church Leaders in Finance & Stewardship
May 19-20 - Small Membership Church Summit
June 4 - 7 - 2017 AWF Annual Conference
June 18 - Last Sunday in Current Appointment for Moving Pastors
June 20 - Pastoral Moving Day
June 25-30 - Huntingdon Leadership Academy
to find The Alabama West Florida Conference calendar online!