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

June 22, 2017

From Inner City Mission

Inner City Mission is in need of a volunteer with electrical experience, preferably a licensed electrician, to walk through our building to determine if there are any electrical issues and help correct any problems that may be found. The Mission will be very grateful for any help you can offer to prevent problems and keep us safe!  Please contact Bob McBride at (251) 767-7526 or email

From Dumas Wesley Community Center

It’s that time again! We are excited for our children to experience Mother Nature at her finest at the United Methodist Church’s Blue Lake Camp Discovery in Andalusia, Alabama. We are expecting around 20 children to attend and are delighted that our youth will have a chance to enjoy nature and outdoor challenges as well as worship, authentic relationships and memorable learning experiences.

The cost of camp this year is $180.00 per child and we hope you will prayerfully consider a gift to help underwrite this program. Your sponsorship will allow children to take a break from the challenges of everyday life and, for some, enjoy their first camp experience!

It is our fervent desire that no child is denied a camp experience due to financial lack. Your support is important to us. Your prayers are treasured. Your help is greatly appreciated in whatever way it is given.

Click here to find out how to make a contribution. Please share this letter with your congregations and friends! 

2017 Cooperative Mission u Event

Each year, United Methodist Women members prepare for faithful living and action by studying mission studies. The 2017 Cooperative Mission u Event will be July 21-22 at Millbrook First United Methodist Church. Each study is a 6-hour course. Click here for more information.

2017 - 2020 Spiritual Direction Training

The three year Spiritual Direction Training, hosted by Sacred Space Spiritual Formation, is suited to those who hunger to experience deeper intimacy with God, to grow in attentiveness to God’s movement, are drawn to compassionate listening, feel a call to companion others on the spiritual journey, and seek spiritual community with others.  Click here for more information.

Dothan District Lay Servant Training

The Dothan District will host Lay Servant Training August 25-26, 2017.  More details and location to be announced. Click here to find information online.

Academy for Spiritual Formation Five Day Spiritual Academy

A program of Upper Room Ministries, the 5-Day Academy provides an opportunity for clergy and laity to deepen their relationship with God through a daily rhythm of prayer, worship, learning and reflection. Each day includes teachings by gifted spiritual leaders, periods of silence, morning and evening prayer, Eucharist, covenant groups and community time. Time for rest and recreation are also part of each day. The focus of this year's retreat is The Disciples' Way.   Click here to find more information.

United Methodist Social Principles Seminar

Where do United Methodists stand on the important social issues of the day? Do you know what our position is on racism, immigration, homosexuality, abortion, and the environment? If you are not sure, or if you would just like more information, please join us for a seminar on the United Methodist Social Principles.  Rev. Brandon Dasinger will be the presenter.  Doors will open at 4:45; dinner will start at 5:15 pm and the presentation will start at 6:00 pm. The event will be held September 18th in Wesley Hall at Frazer UMC, Montgomery. Click here for more information. 

Means of Grace | Day Apart for Spiritual Formation

Means of Grace/Day Apart for Spiritual Formation is a two year program which offers a day apart every quarter where the participants will learn about John Wesley’s means of grace and their potential for spiritual transformation. The leadership team for this program has heard the call to co-labor with God and the local church in making of disciples for the transformation of the world.  The first day apart will be an Introduction to the Means of Grace on September 2nd, the next six days apart will cover each of the six means of grace, and the final day apart of the two year program will be Celebrating the Means of Grace. Click here to find more information. 

Job/Ministry Opportunities

Click here for job descriptions and details

FUMC Austin, TX - Director of Youth Ministry

Eclectic UMC - Director of Student Ministries

Dumas Wesley Community Center - Youth Director/Neighborhood Liaison
St. Mark UMC - Part Time Youth Minister
Toulminville-Warren Street UMC -  Day Care Teacher
Dauphin Way UMC – Children’s Ministry Assistant

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

July 9 - First Sunday in Pulpit for Pastors in new appointment

Church Dates

October 28 - At The Table: An Intentional Multi-Ethnic Gathering - St. John UMC Vision Center

Conference Dates

June 25-30 - Huntingdon Leadership Academy

Click here to find The Alabama West Florida Conference calendar online!
Open Hearts. Open Minds. Open Doors.