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

March 23, 2017

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You will find information about our new District Superintendent - Welcome Rev. Dr. Debora Bishop!


"A Place at the Table" is a gathering of ethnic believers (lay and clergy) seeking to have intentional conversations about inclusion and unity throughout the Church. We confess that God’s heart for the Church is that we be a community of diverse believers, working and serving together for the transformation of the world. It is our prayer that this time of intentional conversation will aid in establishing commonality, creating community and bringing clarity of purpose to all our ethnic members and churches within the Alabama-West Florida Conference.

This event will grant a unique opportunity to gather with other believers as we worship and enter into a time of intentional conversation.

We would love for all those interested to join us!

WHEN: Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM (CT)

WHERE: Evergreen First UMC, 118 Desplous Street, Evergreen, AL 36401

            *Lunch will be served to only those who register in advance* 

 For more information: Jenn Lusher - - Connectional Ministries

To register visit—

Upcoming Training Sessions

Mission Team Leader Training:

What: UMVIM (United Methodist Volunteers In Mission) Team Leader Training

Where: Panama City First UMC, Panama City, FL

When: Saturday, April 29, 2017, 8 AM to 3 PM

Who: Anyone interested in leading well-prepared mission teams across the US and the globe, or anyone who wants to be a better mission team member.

Click here for more information and to register.

Disaster Response Training:

What: ERT (Early Response Team) Disaster Response Training

Where: Panama City First UMC, Panama City, FL

When: Friday, May 5, 6 PM to Saturday, May 6, 12 PM

Who: Anyone over 18 interested in being prepared to respond when natural disasters strike your community and across the country.

Click here for more information


Invitation from West Side UMC.........

  • Lenten Luncheons every Wednesday beginning March 22nd thru April 12th at 12 noon.  Cost is only $6 for one of the best lunches offered in the city of Mobile. Guest preachers/speakers to be announced. Those looking for a great meal and fellowship, visit us at 269 Mohawk Street in the Midtown section of Mobile.

Click here to find more details about the competition!

Team Registration is online at and

all teams have to be registered by May 5th

Events From United Methodist News Service

Monday, April 3 - Friday, April 14

Online Lay Servant Workshop: Multimedia Technology — This workshop from is designed for the church volunteer or pastor who would classify themselves as “beginners” in multimedia experience. Please note that since the workshop utilizes some software that is Windows-based, Apple users may find limitations. This course has been approved by Discipleship Ministries as an advanced course in Lay Servant Ministries. $75. Details

Thursday, April 6

Free webinar “Celebrating Pentecost with Children” — Elizabeth Christie, a Christian educator with The United Methodist Church, will lead a discussion of projects, books and activities to help children and their families celebrate the birthday of the church and the arrival of the Holy Spirit. Practical Resources for Churches, an ecumenical group, offers the webinar. Details

Job/Ministry Opportunities

Dauphin Way UMC – Children’s Ministry Assistant
St. Mark UMC - Part Time Children's Minister
Dumas Wesley Community Center - Part Time Office Assistant: Sybil H. Smith Family Village

District Dates

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

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

April 8 - A Place at the Table 9:30am - 2:30pm - Evergreen First UMC

May 29 - Dumas Wesley Community Center Plane Pull Fundraiser

June 3 - USA Wesley Foundation Paddle Skedaddle - 9am-2pm

Church Dates

March 22 - April 12 - West Side UMC Lenten Luncheons - Wednesdays - 12 noon - $6

April 1 - Crawford UMC - Easter Egg Hunt - 12-1pm

April 8 - Grace UMC - Easter Egg Hunt - 9-11am

April 9 - Crawford UMC - Easter Dinner following Worship

Conference Dates

April 21 - 22 - United Methodist Men's Advance Spring Meeting

April 22 - UMCH Steeple 2 Steeple Run

April 27 - Youth Workers Round Table

April 29 - Lay Servant Ministry "Train the Trainer"

May 5-6 - ERT (Early Response Team) Disaster Training - Panama City

June 4 - 7 - 2017 AWF Annual Conference

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