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News from the Mobile District ................................................. September 12, 2019

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News from The Alabama-West Florida Conference
Early Response Team Training at Wilmer UMC
Mobile District UMW ANNUAL SPIRITUAL ENRICHMENT DAY
United Methodist Children's Home Breaks Ground on New Home for Teen Moms and Babies in Mobile
Resisting Racism: A Required Diversity Training for AWF Clergy
Save The Date - UMC Inner City Mission Annual Golf Tournament
Don't forget the students at USA Wesley Foundation
District Tanzania Partnership Information Session


From The Alabama-West Florida Conference

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Early Response Team Training at Wilmer UMC

There will be a Basic Emergency Response Team (ERT) training event at Wilmer UMC on September 28th.  Participants will learn the basics of disaster response, including how to stabilize and secure homes safely, and how to work effectively with survivors and others on the response team.  This standardized class is required for the basic ERT UMCOR identification badge. The class will be from 9am until 5pm and the cost is $25, which includes your t-shirt, lunch, background check, badge, and training materials.

Click here to find more information or click here to register.


Mobile District UMW ANNUAL SPIRITUAL ENRICHMENT DAY

Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 10:00am
Christ United Methodist Church
Speaker:  Rev. Jennifer Gregory, Tanner Williams UMC
Communion:  Dr. Debora Bishop, Mobile District Superintendent
Theme: Love In Action  1 John 3:18 NIV
COME JOIN US IN FELLOWSHIP…………
Please RSVP with your attendance count by September 20th as refreshments will be served after service.


United Methodist Children's Home Breaks Ground on New Home for Teen Moms and Babies in Mobile

(UMCH) - The United Methodist Children’s Home broke ground on a 9600 sq. ft. residential facility on Thursday, August 22 with nearly 40+ supporters in attendance. UMCH is doing more to accommodate a steady demand of teen moms in foster care, residing in the ministry’s Babies First Home. “It’s a special place where adverse circumstances meet God’s grace,” says Dr. Blake Horne, UMCH President and CEO. “While we extend this grace on a daily basis and residents are well cared for, the current home’s aging amenities just aren’t meeting a higher standard of care we strive to provide,” he adds. The new facility will be capable of housing up to ten moms and their babies. Each room will provide adequate living space, including a bathroom, and will house a mom and up to two children. More here


Resisting Racism: A Required Diversity Training for AWF Clergy

In an effort to address and reduce the number of occurrences of unintentional and intentional racism within the Alabama-West Florida Conference, Bishop Graves is requiring all full-time appointed clergy and those part-time clergy whose schedules will allow to attend one of the three mandatory diversity trainings being offered throughout our Annual Conference in the month of September. At this training, clergy experts on this subject from outside of our Annual Conference will be equipping our clergy with the tools and knowledge needed to resist all forms of racism in their church and community.

There are three training opportunities; one held in the Mobile District at Christ UMC on September 26.  Deadline to register for this required training is Friday, September 6, 2019.  Click here to register or click here for more information. 


Save The Date - UMC Inner City Mission Annual Golf Tournament

October 29, 2910 - More Information to Follow


Don't forget the students at USA Wesley Foundation

There is one September and four October Tuesdays available for someone to provided a meal for our USA Wesley Foundation students.  Please let them know that they are important to us!  There are several other opportunities during this school year for a church, Sunday school class, small group, or individual to share a meal during this school year.  Click here to find a date that you can provide a good meal and encourage these students as they worship and study God's word!


District Tanzania Partnership Information Session

Make plans to attend the Alabama-West Florida Conference Tanzania partnership information session in the sanctuary at St. Mark UMC on October 6. You will learn more about the partnership and how you can become involved as a church and individual. The session will begin at 3 p.m.

Register to attend here: https://awf-reg.brtapp.com/TanzaniaInformationSessions


Job/Ministry Opportunities

Click here for job descriptions and details

St. Mark UMC - Worship Leader
Dumas Wesley Community Center - Office Manager


District Events

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

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

September 22 - 2019 Stephen and Ruth Dill Lecture Series - Featuring Krista Tippett

September 30 - New Pastors Meeting with DS - District Office - 10am-3pm

October 6 - Mobile District Tanzania Partnership Information Session  - St. Mark UMC

October 28 - New Pastors Meeting with DS - District Office - 10am-3pm

October 29 - Inner City Mission Golf Tournament - Azalea City Golf Course


Church Events

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

September 22 - 2019 Stephen and Ruth Dill Lecture Series - Featuring Krista Tippett


Conference Events

September 14 - Means of Grace | Day Apart for Spiritual Formation (Session 8)

September 14 - Early Response Team (ERT) Training: Perdido Bay UMC

September 16-18 - Guided Personal Retreat

September 24 - Resisting Racism: A Required Diversity Training for AWF Clergy - Marianna

September 26 - Resisting Racism: A Required Diversity Training for AWF Clergy - Mobile

October 11-12 - UMW Spiritual Enrichment Retreat

October 18-20  -  Choir Music Weekend

November 19-21 - SEJ Clergywomen Retreat

Calendar of events at Lake Junaluska

Click here to find The Alabama West Florida Conference Calendar

Scatter Kindness

 
Open Hearts. Open Minds. Open Doors.