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

February 8, 2018

Registration is Open for The Bishop's Day Apart

Terry Real will be joining the Alabama-West Florida Conference for the 2018 Bishop's Day Apart. The event will be held at St. James UMC in Montgomery. Please read The Anatomy of Peace prior to the meeting. If you are able, Real's The New Rules of Marriage is suggested reading. Click here to register. 

Our goals for the day are:
a.  Enlighten Pastors to cutting edge tools in relationship therapy for working with their members as well as for themselves;
b.  peak to recognizing and dealing with depression and its effects on relationships;
c.  inform about the I-thou relationships vs. the I-It in this age of polarization.

Theodore/Irvington UMC Invites You to Attend Lenten Luncheons

The theme for these luncheons will be “Marching To Victory.” Lunch will be served at Theodore UMC each Thursday at 12 noon during the season of lent with a tasty dessert to follow prepared by Irvington UMC.

Our speakers will be:
Rev. Cecil Jackson — (Thursday) February 22
Rev. Dr. Deborah Bishop (DS) — (Thursday) March 1
Mr. Jon Seale — (Thursday) March 8
Rev. Bill Price — (Thursday) March 15
Rev. Ron McCants (Thursday) March 22

Please come...and bring a friend!!

Leadership Empowerment Training & Luncheon

Theodore First United Methodist invites you to attend a Leadership Empowerment Training and Luncheon on February 24, 2018 from 10:am to 12:noon. Our presenter will be Dr. Valerie D.W. James, author of Leadership Beyond the Basics. The cost is $10 per person for material and lunch.  Dr. James book, "Leadership Intelligence Beyond the Basics" may be purchased from for her book signing after the training.




Mobile District Hosts Lay Servant Training

When:  Saturday, March 24, 2018
Where: Tanner Williams UMC
             1550 Grand Bay Wilmer Road North,
             Mobile, AL  36608

Courses Offered:

  1. Lay Servant Ministries Basic Course*
  2. Delivering an Effective Sermon
  3. Leading Worship
  4. United Methodist Polity

Click here to find schedule, registration, textbook and instructor information.  Cost is $25.00 per person (includes continental breakfast, box lunch, coffee, water and snacks)  Registration deadline is March 18, 2018.  For additional information, contact:Teresa Brannan - 251-645-0579/ or Janece Allison 251-776-0283 /
Each participant must complete 10 hours of course work to receive credit. To meet this requirement, the ENTIRE book must be read PRIOR to the day of training. Instructors will contact you if any additional “homework”  is required.

Job/Ministry Opportunities

Click here for job descriptions and details

Wilmer UMC - Pianist Position

Chickasaw UMC - Part Time Youth Director

Wesley Foundation at The University of South Alabama - Campus Minister & Executive Director

University United Methodist Church - Full-time Director of Youth and College Ministry

Dauphin Way UMC – Pastoral Administrative Assistant

Toulminville-Warren St. UMC  - Day Care Teachers

Trinity UMC - Worship Leader/Musician

District Dates

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

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

February 10 - First Annual "Love in Action" District Wide Event - West Wilmer UMC - 9am-3pm

February 24 – District Lay Servant Training Day - Advanced Classes to be offered - more details coming

May 5 - Dumas Wesley Annual Plane Pull

March 24 - Lay Servant Training - Tanner Williams UMC - 7am - 5pm

Church Dates

 February 25 - Theodore FUMC - Leadership Empowerment Training and Luncheon -10am-noon

Conference Dates

February 8 - Growing the Culture of Generosity in Your Church

February 9-10 - "Becoming a Healthy, Growing Church" Conference

February 10 -  Means of Grace | Day Apart for Spiritual Formation (Third Session)

February 15 - Deadline for submitting Resolutions to the Committee on Resolutions and Petitions

February 16-18 - LeadUP: Missional Leadership Retreat for Youth

February 20 - Bishop's Day Apart

February 23-24 - AWF United Methodist Women Annual Meeting

February 25 - Disabilities Awareness Sunday

February 26 - Deadline for materials and reports to be included in the Book of Reports

February 25-March 1 - All Shall Be Well

March 1-4 - Lake Junaluska Peace Conference

March 2 - Lay Servant Training - Baypines District

March 2-4 - Bishop's Confirmation Retreat 2018

March 2-3 - Small Membership Church Summit 2018

March 9-10 - Lay Servant Training at Trinity UMC, Ft. Walton Beach

Click here to find The Alabama West Florida Conference calendar online!


Open Hearts. Open Minds. Open Doors.