A Word from the Bishop: July 13, 2017
You are invited to watch a video message from Bishop David Graves, Resident Bishop of the Alabama-West Florida Conference. Click here to watch video or click here to read the written transcript.
You may also listen to this message as an audio-only podcast by clicking here, by searching for "AWFUMC Podcasts" on iTunes or in your preferred podcast player. We invite you to subscribe to these podcasts.
Sunflower UMC will host Singspiration August 13th at 6pm
UMICM Receives Grant From Children's Trust Fund of AL
The United Methodist Inner City Mission (UMICM) is proud to announce that they are a recipient of a $90,000 grant from the Alabama Department of Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention. The $90,000 grant is for two years of program activities. The primary goal of UMICM's proposed program is to decrease risk factors and increase protective factors related to child maltreatment prevention in 150 Kindergarten - Twelfth graders attending year-round programming at Taylor Park Community Center in inner-city Mobile. The secondary goals of the program are to enhance life skills, improve school performance and increase overall well-being. "This grant will provide a portion of the funding needed for UMICM to offer essential and life-changing opportunities for students in Taylor Park," Rev. Tonny Algood, the Executive Director of UMICM, said. "We are excited that the Children's Trust Fund selected the United Methodist Inner City Mission to receive this grant funding so that we can continue the important work at Taylor Park." Additional funding and volunteers are needed to ensure a successful program. For more information about UMICM, please contact Rev. Algood at 251-432-1122.
Conference Room Furniture for Sale
The AWF Conference is replacing the conference room furniture at the headquarters in Montgomery . They are making the table available to congregations at a very reasonable price of $500.00 if it is picked up at the conference office. The table is 14 feet by 4 feet. You can see that the top has been well “loved.” Some of that loving may possibly be buffed out, but the table is being sold as is. :-)
Contact Frank Dunnewind at 888-873-3127 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
2017 - 2020 Spiritual Direction Training
The three year Spiritual Direction Training, hosted by Sacred Space Spiritual Formation, is suited to those who hunger to experience deeper intimacy with God, to grow in attentiveness to God’s movement, are drawn to compassionate listening, feel a call to companion others on the spiritual journey, and seek spiritual community with others.
• Lifelong compassionate listening skills
• Strong community development between participants
• Personal transformation and deeper inner-personal relationships
• Certificate as a trained spiritual director
A spiritual director is neither a counselor, coach, mentor or teacher but a companion who listens deeply to our sacred story. Time spent with a spiritual director, offers a safe space to share our inner most revelations of God’s work in our lives. Holy listening invites us to notice where God is moving in our daily experience.
The first meeting will be August 14-17, 2017. A $50.00 non-refundable enrollment fee is due by July 20. You will be responsible for your own books, notebook, pens, and paper.
Click here for more info on this Training: http://www.awfumc.org/spiritualdirectiontraining20172020