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This week's news...................

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.

Reservations
Brochure of Reports
Special Guests
Award Nominations
Laity Banquet
Missional Giving Offering Insert 
Online Missional Giving
Hotel Information
UMCOR Kit Collection
Working Agenda

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
www.awfumc.org/disasteroffering


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....

 
AWF NewsCONNECTION  -  May 2, 2016
 
 

 

 

District Dates

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 UMC50th Anniversary Weekend of Celebrations

Conference Dates

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! 

 

 
Open Hearts. Open Minds. Open Doors.