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This Week's News.............................................................. July 12, 2018

Mobile District Prayer requests
Emergency Response Team Help Needed- Rio Texas Conference
Local Early Response Team Training Offered
Invitations from West Side UMC
Greetings from USA Wesley Foundation!
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Job/Ministry Opportunities
District Events
Church Events
Conference Events


Mobile District Prayer requests

Rev. Irving Santos, who currently serves Juan 14:6 is in the hospital in Memphis following an automobile accident. His wife Yolanda and daughter April were in the car and also suffered injuries though not as severe. Irving is a bi-vocational pastor and due to the severity of his condition may not be able to return to work in the near future. If you would like to help this family a GoFundMe account has been set up to assist with medical expenses and lost wages. Please pray for Irving, his family and church.

Rev. Jabe Fincher, who currently serves the Aldersgate/Sunflower Charge is undergoing tests in the next few days.  He asks that you pray that the findings from these tests will be positive ones.


Emergency Response Team Help Needed- Rio Texas Conference

The Rio Texas Conference is in need of our assistance. On June 20 and 21, torrential rain hit the Rio Grande Valley in the Rio Texas Conference.  Over 7000 homes were affected by the flood. ERT teams are needed to assist with the clean-up.  Teams from any conference are welcome and should register at https://riotexasresponse.org/volunteer-for-ert/.

Teams will be contacted to make further arrangements after registration. The Rio Texas Conference anticipates needing ERT teams for at least one or two months.  Inquiries could be directed to Eugene Hileman, Disaster Response Coordinator for the Rio Texas Conference  at aehileman@riotexas.org or to Jim Street, Capital District Response Coordinator, at jim@jimstreet.com.

The areas affected were primarily in Hidalgo and Cameron Counties, especially the towns of Mercedes and Weslaco.  Several churches in the area have accommodations suitable for housing teams, including showers and kitchens.  Restaurants are open throughout the area.

If you have any questions please contact Rob Haynes, Director of AWFUMC Disaster Response and Recovery Ministry, at disasterresponse@awfumc.org


Local Early Response Team Training Offered

West Side UMC is hosting an Early Response Team (ERT) Basic Training on August 11th from 8am – 3pm.  Instructor Pat Shubird will help prepare us for the next disaster that may head our way. Early response team (ERT) training covers the essentials of early disaster response, including roof tarping, cleaning out damaged homes, spiritual and emotional care, team protocols, and much more. You will receive a badge to join future emergency response teams.

This training is offered to anyone age 18 and over.  The cost of the event is $10 to cover lunch. Please register by August 1st by contacting Kay Lauber at wsumc.ofc@att.net or calling 251-478-3721.


Invitations from West Side UMC


Greetings from USA Wesley Foundation!

At USA Wesley we are doing our best to get ready for the students to return to campus this fall, we miss them!!  We hope to continue our tradition of connecting with people from our community who provide real, delicious meals for the Tuesday night dinners with our students. The students really appreciate eating something that is homemade and enjoy getting to make connections with people who support the ministry!

If you, your Sunday school class, group of friends, Women's group, etc... would like to provide a Tuesday night meal we would appreciate it! We need food for about 35-40 students, delivered each Tuesday night by 5:30pm. We have capabilities to heat/warm food if needed!

Please click here to sign up and If you have any questions, please email usawesley3@gmail.com or call 251-341-5184.  Thank you so much for all you do for Wesley! You are appreciated!


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Job/Ministry Opportunities

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Saraland UMC - Contemporary Worship and Creative Arts

Dauphin Way UMC - Director of Children's Ministries

Satsuma UMC - Pianist Position

Wilmer UMC - Pianist Position


District Events

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

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

August 11 - Early Response Team Training - West Side UMC - 8am - 3pm

August 25 - Clergy Sexual Ethics Training EventThe Vision Center, Mobile

Church Events

July 20 - West Side UMC Spaghetti Dinner and Game Night - 4-7pm

July 21 - West Side UMC - Encounter Worship Saturday Worship - 6pm

Conference Events

July 20-21 - UMW Alabama-West Florida Conference Cooperative Mission u Event

July 20-23 - Lake Junaluska Summer Youth Event

August 25 - Clergy Sexual Ethics Training EventThe Vision Center

August 27 - Clergy Sexual Ethics Training Event - St. James UMC

August 28 - Clergy Sexual Ethics Training EventFUMC Dothan

September 15 - Annual AWF UMC Older Adult Task Force - Blue Lake - 10 am - 2pm

Click here to find The Alabama West Florida Conference Calendar

 

 
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