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This Week's News.............................................................. July 26, 2018

Table of Contents:
Deadline approaching for Clergy Boundary Training
Open Doors Thrift Store Work Day
Open Doors Thrift Store Opening Second Location
Save the Date for next At The Table Event
Government Street UMC Spring Hymn Sing
Toulminville-Warren Street Back to School Events
Blue Lake continues accreditation with American Camp Association
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Job/Ministry Opportunities
District Events
Church Events
Conference Events


Deadline approaching for Clergy Boundary Training

Don't forget to register for the Clergy Boundary Training. Attendance is required for all clergy. The deadline to register is Monday, August 6. For questions regarding registration please contact Sarah McWilliams in the conference office (sarah@awfumc.org). Thank you to those who have already completed registration.   Click here to register online. 

There are book scholarships available for those who are in financial need. The deadline to request a book scholarship is Wednesday, July 25. Please email Meghan Kelley (meghan@clantonfumc.org) to request a scholarship if you are in need of financial assistance.   Cokesbury does not currently carry the required reading.  Most people are able to order the book from Amazon.


Open Doors Thrift Store Work Day

Open Doors Resale and Thrift Store will be closed on Monday, August 6, for inventory and clean-up. This gives us a chance to clean, rearrange and get ready for the Fall and Winter Seasons. Thank you for your continued support of Open Doors.

ALSO!!!
 

Open Doors Thrift Store Opening Second Location

 


At The Table Event October 6


Government Street UMC Spring Hymn Sing


Toulminville-Warren Street Back to School Events


Blue Lake continues accreditation with American Camp Association

In July, Blue Lake had an accreditation visit from the American Camp Association and has passed the accreditation.  Our first accreditation was in 2015, we passed and became accredited for the first time in our 65-year history.  This year we passed again with no discrepancies, which means our current accreditation will last for 7 years.  You may ask what does this mean for our conference camp?

The American Camp Association is:

  • A trusted sign. The ACA-Accredited Camp sign has 50 years of parent trust behind it.

  • For a very busy and preoccupied public, a way to presort among camp options.Accreditation identifies those programs which offer a solid foundation of health, safety, and program quality.

  • Assurance that we comply with up to 300 health, safety, and program quality standards.

  • Solid proof of our accountability, credibility, and commitment. Evidence that we care. It demonstrates we have gone to great lengths, have been evaluated, and have passed the test.

  • It shows we continually seek expert counsel.Experts from many fields: The American Academy of Pediatrics, American Red Cross, etc., continually work with ACA to improve our camp standards program.

 This accreditation was possible with the help of the great staff that God has blessed Blue Lake with over the years and the continued support of the Alabama-West Florida Conference.  We rejoice in this major mile stone.
 
Steve Lewandowski, Executive Director


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Job/Ministry Opportunities

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Saraland UMC - Contemporary Worship and Creative Arts

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 29 - Government Street UMC Hymn Sing - 6pm

July 27-30 - Toulminville-Warren Street UMC Back to School Events

Conference Events

August 11 - Early Response Team (ERT) Training - West Side UMC

August 13-16 - Lake Junaluska Festival of Wisdom and Grace

August 25 - Clergy Sexual Ethics Training EventThe Vision Center

August 25 - Means of Grace | Day Apart for Spiritual Formation (Fifth Session)

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

August 28 - Clergy Sexual Ethics Training EventFUMC Dothan

September 9 - Blue Lake Sunday

September 15 - One Day, An Older Adult Event

September 17-20 - Prayer Shawl Retreat 2018

October 6 - At The Table Event - Mobile Vision Center - 10am - 2pm

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Open Hearts. Open Minds. Open Doors.