This week's news.............
January 7, 2016
Last Day for 2015 Apportionment Remittances
The last day apportionment payments can be applied for the 2015 year is Friday, January 8, 2016. Payments must be received in the Conference office by 3:00 p.m. so they can be deposited before the close of business. Payments can also be deposited directly into the Conference bank account at Regions Bank no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, January 8, 2016. Contact Heidi Mitchell at email@example.com or Sharon Beasley at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or for details on depositing directly to Regions Bank.
Don't forget to add the Annual District Conference to your calendar.
Dauphin Way UMC - Sunday, January 31st 4-6pm
New Mileage Rates for business in effect beginning January 1, 2016.
Singspiration will be held at McIntosh UMC this Sunday, January 10th at 6pm!
Robert Lupton author of Toxic Charity to visit Conference
Robert Lupton, advocate of those living on the margins and author of the transformative book Toxic Charity, will be visiting the AWFUMC March 5-6, 2016! Lupton will be engaging the entire Conference in the discussion on fruitful ministry with the poor. He will be speaking on two separate occasions:
- March 5, 2016: Daphne UMC in Daphne, Alabama
- March 6, 2016: Aldersgate UMC in Montgomery, Alabama
These events are free of charge and open to the public – all churches, denominations, and communities are invited! Times will be announced and registration opened in early February.
Come join the discussion on Toxic Charity, ways we can strengthen our communities, and Circles of Transformation! For more information, contact Laurel Blackwell at email@example.com or 334.524.3652.
The Bishop's Confirmation Retreat will be held February 19 - 21, 2016 at Blue Lake. Registration begins at 7:00 p.m. on Friday and ends at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday.
The weekend focuses on the commitments made in membership vows in the United Methodist Church (UMC) -- prayers, presence, gifts, service and witness. Students will have the opportunity to hear from and spend time with Bishop Paul L. Leeland on Saturday morning.
Click HERE to register. The deadline for registration is February 8, 2016.
Questions? Please contact Rev. Sam Lewis firstname.lastname@example.org.
Job/Ministry Opportunities - click here for full descriptions
Second Sunday of Each Month - North Mobile District SINGSPIRATION - Sunflower UMC
Clergy Coffee - First Wednesday of each month 8am – Cracker Barrel on Schillinger Road
January 8 - Last day for 2015 apportionment payments
January 29 - Emergency Preparedness Volunteer Symposium - Montgomery, AL
January 31 - District Annual Conference - Dauphin Way UMC - 4-6pm
February 1 - Deadline to order Boston Butts or Ribs from Inner City Mission - call 432-1122
March 5 - Robert Lupton speaking at Daphne UMC - author of Toxic Charity
Local Church Dates
January 7 - West Side UMC - Health Fair - 9am-1pm
February 17 - West Side UMC - Randy Fisher Concert - 6pm
January 21-23 - Praying Like Jesus Conference
January 22-23 - COSROW's Annual Retreat
January 29-31 - Meltdown 2016 Youth Retreat
February 2-3 - Conference Bd of Pension & Health Benefits Pre-retirement Seminar
February 5-7 - Blue Lake Elementary Winter Retreat
February 13 - One Day: “Loving and Laughing on the Way to Church"
February 19-21 - Bishop's Confirmation Retreat