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This Week's News..............................................................April 7, 2019

Table of Contents:

Harry Denman Award
2nd Annual Love in Action
Choir Robes for Churches in Africa
Golf Tournament Fundraiser for Ecuador Mission
United Methodist Women 46th District Annual Day
Dumas Wesley Community Center 2019 Plane Pull May 18 - Teams must register by May 6
Clergy Workshop - Pastoral Boundaries: Personal and Legal
Preparation Continues for 2019 Annual Conference


Harry Denman Award

The Conference Board of Discipleship, Division of Evangelism, is now accepting nominations for The Harry Denman Evangelism Awards for clergy, lay, and youth.  Click here to find Nomination forms.  Nominations should be submitted directly to Rev. Larry Anderson pastor@stluke-umc.org. Deadline is April 26.  


It's not too late to sign up for the 2nd Annual Love in Action

This year our 2nd Annual Love in Action District Mission event will not be held on a single day. We will spend Saturdays(9 am-12 pm) in Lent serving at Open Doors Resale and Thrift Store on Highway 90.  There are 20 slots for every Saturday in Lent.  Churches can sign up as a group or individuals can sign up on their own. Please click here to go to the SignUpGenius page and follow the directions.


Choir Robes for Churches in Africa

The Methodist church in Africa is experiencing tremendous growth.  Rev. Jim Kinder has had the privilege of partnering with our Methodist Missionaries Jean Claude Maleka and his wife Francine. They serve in Cote d’Ivoire on the continent of Africa.

As a new church is formed, one of the items that helps to bring it to life is choir robes. These robes are worn with pride and dignity. When they wear them, they serve as a symbol of joy and grace.

Unfortunately buying new robes are cost prohibitive. However, many churches in the US have old/unused choir robes. We have found a cost effect way to ship choir robes to Cote d’Ivoire and are asking churches to consider donating their unused choir robes to the ministries in Cote d’Ivoire.   Please contact Kim Doss at the Mobile District Office if you would like to donate at admin@mobileumc.com or 251-345-3313.


Golf Tournament Fundraiser for Ecuador Mission

This June, the Mobile District is sending a 15 member mission team, representing 6 area churches, to the community of Cajas near Tabacundo, Ecuador.  The mission team will be hosting a golf tournament to raise funds to complete this mission.  This will be a no stress, fun day of golf.  Players and Hole sponsorships are needed to support these efforts.  For a donation of $100 or more a sign for each sponsor will be displayed on the golf course the day of the event.  Each player will also receive a list of all sponsors in their gift bag.  If you are interested in signing up or sponsoring click here to find rules, registration and sponsorship forms.   Deadline for forms to be returned to the District Office is May 8th.  Please consider joining in the fun and becoming a part of this mission experience.


United Methodist Women 46th District Annual Day

St. John UMC
Sunday, April 28, 2019 @ 2:30pm
All churches and pastors are invited to attend.


Click here to find information about Dumas Wesley Community Center 2019 Plane Pull May 18 - Teams must register by May 6


Clergy Workshop - Pastoral Boundaries: Personal and Legal

A clergy workshop designed to explore the need for clear and healthy boundaries in pastoral work will be held on April 4th.  This workshop will also focus on Florida and Alabama state laws regarding issues of confidentiality. It is presented by Baptist Hospital Department of Pastoral Services and The Center for Clergy Care & Education.  It will be led by Dr. Donald W. Winslett and has been approved for Methodist pastors to receive .5 CEU's.  Click here to find more details and registration information.


Preparation Continues for 2019 Annual Conference

Annual Conference 2019 will be held June 2-5 at Frazer Memorial UMC in Montgomery. Our theme is, “This We Proclaim” based on 1 John 1:1. The reservation system, which includes meal tickets, the laity banquet, childcare, youth page applications, table space and more, is now live. Click on the below links for more information. Bishop Tracy Smith Malone of the East Ohio Conference will be the guest preacher for the opening worship and the ordination and commissioning services. Dr. Dan Morris will deliver the sermon for the memorial service. Rev. Eric Soard, Dr. Geoffrey Lentz and Rev. Sara Shaver will preach at the three morning worship services. Jarvis Wilson and Keith Wilson will again provide music throughout the conference. 
Pre-conference Briefing Information
Reservation System
Missional Offering
Hotel Information
Biometric Health Screening
UMCOR Kit Collection
Mass Choir Information


Job/Ministry Opportunities

Click here for job descriptions and details

Chickasaw UMC - Sr. High Youth Minister

Chickasaw UMC - Administrative Assistant

Kingswood UMC - Part Time Youth Director

Communities of Transformation - Graphic Designer

Dumas Wesley Community Center - Full Time Youth Director

Dumas Wesley Community Center - Summer Recreation staff


District Events

Second Sunday of Each Month - North Mobile District SINGSPIRATION- 6pm - April - Sims Chapel UMC

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

April 23 - Right Start for moving clergy

April 28 - UMW 46th District Annual Day - St. John UMC

May 6 - Deadline to register for Dumas Wesley Plane Pull

May 18  - Dumas Wesley Plane Pull

May 19 -  Mobile District Annual Conference Briefing  - 3pm - Saraland UMC

June 2-5 - 2019 Annual Conference


Church Events

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

April 20 - West Side UMC - The Kempters Concert


Conference Events

April 7 - Marianna-Panama City District Annual Conference Briefing

April 7 - Dothan District Annual Conference Briefing

April 20 - UMVIM Mission Team Leader Training

April 23 - Right Start for moving clergy 

April 26-27 - United Methodist Men's Spring Advance

April 28 - Montgomery Districts Annual Conference Briefing

April 28-May 1 - SECN Administrator's Annual Conference

May 4 - Means of Grace | Day Apart for Spiritual Formation

May 5 - Pensacola District Annual Conference Briefing

May 19 - Mobile District Annual Conference Briefing

May 19 - Baypines District Annual Conference Briefing

June 2-5 - 2019 Annual Conference

Click here to find The Alabama West Florida Conference Calendar

 
Open Hearts. Open Minds. Open Doors.