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This Week's News..............................................................November 29, 2018

Table of Contents:

Prayer Concern
2018 Apportionment Payments
Hurricane Michael Relief Efforts
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Mobile District Conference - Save the Date
From Dumas Wesley Community Center
Two Ecuador Mission Opportunities
Saraland UMC Women's Christmas Luncheon
Tanner Williams UMW Annual Christmas Bazaar
Wilmer UMC Holiday Market
White Christmas at Dauphin Way UMC
Job/Ministry Opportunities


Prayer Concern

Please keep our District Superintendent, Dr. Debora Bishop and her family in your prayers. Her father, Roderick E. Benton, died on Tuesday, November 27. A Celebration of Life service is on Friday, November 30 at 8:30am, Harper-Morris Memorial Chapel, Pensacola, FL. The Patriot Guard will escort family and friends to Barrancas National Cemetery for internment. Visitation will be at The Wright Place, FUMC Pensacola at 10:30am. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society.


2018 Apportionment Payments

The last day apportionment payments can be applied for the 2018 year is Tuesday, January 8, 2019. Payments must be received in the Conference office by 3pm so they may be deposited before the close of business. Payments may also be deposited directly into the Conference bank account at Regions no later than 4pm on January 8th.  Please call or email the District office at admin@mobileumc.com for instructions.


Hurricane Michael Relief Efforts

Several jobs related to the relief efforts have been posted. Please help us share these available positions. The deadline to apply is December 10, 2018. Questions related to these postings should be directed to Rev. Ashley Davis. Click here for more information

We continue to encourage all volunteers to register through the portal to ensure our volunteer coordinators appropriately match the skill level with the need. 

Thank you for the many ways you continue to minister to those in the Port St. Joe, Marianna and Panama City areas.  


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Mobile District Conference - Save the Date

The Mobile District Annual Conference will be held Sunday, January 6, 2019 at Christ United Methodist Church from 3-5pm.  Please mark your calendars and advertise in your church bulletins and newsletters.  There will be several informative break-out sessions after the business session.  More details will be forthcoming.


From Dumas Wesley Community Center

The Dumas Wesley Community Center is in need of a 15 passenger Goshen (turtle top style) van with low miles and in good condition. Please contact Kate Carver at 251.479.0649 or kcarver@dumaswesley.org with any leads.


Two Ecuador Mission Opportunities

The Mobile District is gathering a team of servant hearts to journey to the beautiful Andes mountains of Ecuador around June 15-22 through Revive Ecuador. Hands and feet are needed to work on a construction project, to supply medical care, or to provide a vacation bible school experience for the children. The total cost will be approximately $2,400. A deposit of $200 in due by December 14th. Click here to find a flyer with more information or contact Jennifer Baumgarten at (251) 680-4370 or jenbaumgarten@gmail.com

Saraland UMC is also leading a mission trip to Ecuador, March 1-9, during Mardi Gras week. They will partner with the Methodist Church of Ecuador to work with street children and help repair a Methodist Church. Cost is approximately $1900, all inclusive, and the trip is open to people ages 13 . For more information, contact Pastor Mike Hoppe at mike@saralandumc.org.


Saraland UMC Women's Christmas Luncheon

Saraland United Methodist Church is having a Women's Christmas Luncheon on Saturday, December 1st at 12:00 noon.  This will be a catered event @ $15 per person.  If anyone is interested, they can call the church office @ (251) 675-2728 to make a reservation.


Tanner Williams UMW Annual Christmas Bazaar


Wilmer UMC Holiday Market


White Christmas at Dauphin Way UMC

Come and celebrate Dauphin Way UMC's 76th Annual White Christmas on Sunday, December 9 at 5:30pm. This free concert for the community will feature the choral and instrumental ensembles of Dauphin Way with orchestra. A goodwill offering will be taken with 100% of the proceeds benefitting the United Methodist Children's Home.



Job/Ministry Opportunities

Click here for job descriptions and details

Dumas Wesley Community Center - Part Time Youth Director


District Events

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

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

January 6 - District Conference - Christ UMC - 3-5pm

Church Events

3rd Fridays - West Side UMC Spaghetti & Game Night - 4-7pm

December 1 - Tanner Williams UMW Christmas in the Country Bazaar - 9am-1pm

December 1 - Wilmer UMC Holiday Market - 9am-2pm

December 1 - Saraland UMC Women's Christmas Luncheon - Noon

December 9 - Dauphin Way UMC White Christmas Concert - 5:30pm

Conference Events

December 1 - ERT Training, Greystone UMC

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