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News from the Mobile District ................................................. January 30, 2020

Table of Contents:

Save the Date - Tanzania UMC Partnership Meeting
Click here to find a Word from the Bishop: Prayers for the AWF Conference Appointment Process
Mobile District To Host Lay Servant Training
Click here to find current Focus on Mission Newsletter
Upcoming Vital Conversations
Upcoming Webinars at ClergyEducation.com
 


Save the Date - Tanzania UMC Partnership Meeting

As you know our conference has entered into a partnership with the United Methodist Church of Tanzania. There will be a Mobile District meeting about this partnership on March 26 at 6:30pm. Eric Soard, Global Ministries Missionary, who currently serves in Tanzania will be with us for the meeting.  Please put this date on your calendars; more information about the location will be forthcoming.  Watch this video to learn more about this exciting ministry opportunity.


Click here to find a Word from the Bishop: Prayers for the AWF Conference Appointment Process


Mobile District To Host Lay Servant Training

When: Saturday, February 29, 2020
Where: Tanner Williams UMC
1. Basic: Lay Servant Ministries Basic Course*
2. Preaching: From Your Heart To Theirs
3. Leading Worship: Leading Worship
4. Leading Small Groups: Transforming Community: The Wesleyan Way to Missional Congregations

Click here to find more information and registration form.


Click here to find current Focus on Mission Newsletter

Here is an article found there from one of our local mission outreach programs:

Dumas Wesley's SAIL Participants Become Foster Grandparents to Local School Children

(Joni Hendee) Connie Knight has been a participant of the Senior Activities for Independent Living (SAIL) Program at the Dumas Wesley Community Center (DWCC) for three years. “I needed something to do during the day after recovering from a stroke,” said Knight. DWCC offers a variety of free activities to seniors like Knight, including: life skills classes, field trips, arts and crafts, and hot lunches. The DWCC serves an average of 65 low-income seniors daily.

“I love this program because I also get to help others,” said Knight. Knight, along with nine other seniors, are participating in a “Foster Grandparent” program at Forest Hill Elementary School in Mobile, Alabama. Under the guidance of Principal Sharon Smith and Guidance Counselor Tammy Halliday, ten students were selected to participate in this special mentorship program. “The Foster Grandparent Program fills a void for our students by providing a nurturing, loving grandparent relationship that the children are lacking,” said Smith. “The children are so excited on grandparent day and look forward to it. We are thankful for the caring senior adults who are willing to be a part of this wonderful program!"
Read more here
 


Upcoming Vital Conversations


Upcoming Webinars at ClergyEducation.com

Continuing Education for United Methodist Clergy & Leaders
 
Kevin Slimp: Growing Your Church Through Effective Communications
Wednesday, January 29
https://clergyeducation.com/events/kevin-slimp-developing-effective-communications-to-grow-your-church/
 
Phil Schroeder & Kay Kotan: Developing Leaders in Your Congregation
Thursday, January 30
https://clergyeducation.com/events/phil-schroeder-kay-kotan-launching-leaders-developing-leaders-in-the-local-church/
 
Bishop Sharma Lewis: Preaching During Lent and Easter
Tuesday, February 4
https://clergyeducation.com/events/bishop-sharma-lewis-preaching-during-lent-and-easter/
 
Jim Robey: What is Coaching for Clergy and How Can It Help?
Wednesday, February 5
https://clergyeducation.com/events/jim-robey-what-is-coaching-and-how-can-it-help/
 
Rebekah Simon-Peter: Helping Your Congregation Dream Like Jesus
Monday, February 10
https://clergyeducation.com/events/rebekah-simon-peter/ 


 Job/Ministry Opportunities

Click here for job descriptions and details

Dumas Wesley Community Center - Director of Senior Activities for Independent Living Program  

Spring Hill Avenue UMC - Administrative Assistant/Financial Secretary

Tanner Williams UMC - Part Time Youth Director


District Events

2nd Sunday of Each Month - North Mobile District SINGSPIRATION - 6pm

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

 March 26 - District Tanzania UMC Partnership meeting - 6:30pm

February 29 - Mobile District Lay Servant Training - Tanner Williams UMC 


 Church Events

Every Third Friday - West Side UMC Spaghetti Dinner and Game Night - 4-7pm


Conference Events

February 1 - Vital Conversations, Robertsdale UMC

February 4 - Vital Conversations, St. Mark UMC Pensacola

February 4-5 - Pre-Retirement Seminar

February 7-9 - Lay Servant Training Academy

February 14-16 - St. Simons Island Storytelling Festival

February 15 - UMVIM Mission Team Leader Training

February 17 - Vital Conversations Dothan FUMC

March 1 - Vital Conversations, Auburn UMC

Calendar of events at Lake Junaluska

Click here to find The Alabama West Florida Conference Calendar

Scatter Kindness

 
Open Hearts. Open Minds. Open Doors.