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May 19, 2016
Mission u 2016
Each year, United Methodist Women members prepare for faithful living and action by participating in mission studies. Geographical, topical, and spiritual growth studies are offered each year which motivate, inform and enrich our commitment to global ministry.
Mission u events are held every summer in order to train local leaders to lead one of the three mission studies. These leaders in turn are able to lead mission studies in their local and district groups. Every church and local unit of United Methodist Women is strongly encouraged to participate in what are timely studies.
Mission u 2016 will be held at Millbrook First United Methodist Church July 29 - 30, 2016. Scholarships are available! It is our hope that units will take advantage of this opportunity by sending at least 3 people to Mission u in order to offer all three studies in their local unit.
Deadline to register is July 16, 2016.
Request from Blue Lake United Methodist Camp
Summer is almost upon us and we are excited that again this year we will host 12 sessions of open enrollment camp offered to campers from all over Alabama, Florida, and beyond! We are expecting a great turnout for these sessions and we are excited that we will have a chance to minister to these awesome children!
It is our fervent desire that no child is denied a camp experience due to financial lack and because of that we are asking that you prayerfully consider giving to our annual campership fund. Any Financial amount given will go directly to providing a child and family in need the opportunity to attend this great and beautiful place.
Many of us have had life changing events happen at this awesome place and last year was no different. We saw many kids further their discipleship, several kids give their hearts and lives to Christ and one child whose family and pastor came up and was baptized right here in Blue Lake!
Please be the one this year to offer that to someone! With many thanks!
Eric Hindmon, Program Director, Blue Lake Methodist Camp
The 2016 session of annual conference is quickly approaching and will be held June 12-15, 2016, at Frazer Memorial UMC. Visit www.awfumc.org/2016annualconference for complete information or follow the below links.
Brochure of Reports
Missional Giving Offering Insert
Online Missional Giving
UMCOR Kit Collection
This year’s recipient of the 2016 Missional Offering for the Alabama-West Florida Conference is the Disaster Response & Recovery Ministry. This team is committed to providing the loving presence of Christ as we respond to natural disasters within our conference and across the connection. The ministry provides a framework of resources and training for the local church and district, thus strengthening response within our communities.
We invite you to give generously to this ministry that has helped thousands over the years. It’s not if, it’s when. Natural Disasters will always be present and we must be ready to appropriately respond. This offering will be collected at the opening worship service on Sunday, June 12, 2016, at Frazer Memorial United Methodist Church. You may also donate online at
Job/Ministry Opportunities - click here for full descriptions
To submit a Job/Ministry opportunity on the AWFUMC website click here.
Newsletters from The Alabama West Florida Conference....
Second Sunday of Each Month - North Mobile District SINGSPIRATION- 6pm
Clergy Coffee - First Wednesday of each month 8am – Cracker Barrel on Schillinger Road
June 4 - USA Wesley Foundation Paddle Skedaddle Event
June 12 - 15 - Alabama West Florida Annual Conference - Frazer UMC
June 19 - Last Sunday for Moving and Retiring Pastors
July 3 - First Sunday in Pulpit for Moving Pastors
September 18 - Mobile District's Blue Lake Sunday
Local Church Dates
May 28 - New Hope UMC Chicken Dinner, Plant, Baked Goods Sale - 11-2pm
June 3 - St. John UMC Volunteer Training for Summer Camp
June 3-5 - Toulminville-Warren Street UMC - 50th Anniversary Weekend of Celebrations
May 10 - 20 - General Conference 2016
May 24 - Mission Insite 101 Webinar - 10AM
June 3 - 5 -United Methodist Women (UMW) SEJ Quadrennial Meeting
June 22 - 24 - Huntingdon College Leadership Academy
July 13-15 - 2016 Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference
August 17-20 - School of Congregational Development 2016
October 16-21 - 5-day Academy for Spiritual Formation
Click here to find The Alabama West Florida Conference calendar online!