This week's news.......
October 19, 2017
The Rev. Hoyt Pearson is currently in ICU at The Mobile Infirmary after having heart surgery this morning. Hoyt is a retired pastor who has served the Coden, Crawford and West Side United Methodist Churches in the Mobile District. Please keep Hoyt, wife Francis and their family in your prayers.
Please join us on October 28th for our second At The Table gathering. We will continue the conversations we began this past April. We will directly engage discussions about effective ministry in Spanish and English breakout groups. Ethnic speakers from around the Methodist Church will help us think through what true inclusion and ethnic thriving looks like within our conference and local churches. Worship will be led in English and Spanish. Certified interpretive services will be offered as well.
Bishop Graves will also share his heart regarding ethnic ministries and inclusivity within our conference. Our prayer is that you might consider joining us for this time of fellowship!
WHEN: Saturday, October 28th, 2017 - 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM (CT)
WHERE: The Vision Center (A Ministry of St. John UMC) - 4807 Princeton Drive, Mobile, Alabama 36618
*An authentic Hispanic meal will be served to only those who register in advance*
REGISTER TODAY! — http://www.awfumc.org/eventdetail/at-the-table-an-intentional-multi-ethnic-gathering-8302245
United Methodist Student Day
Celebrate United Methodist Student Day Sunday on a date that is convenient for your congregation. Official date: November 26, 2017
Think about the young people in your congregation as you prepare to celebrate United Methodist Student Day on Nov. 26. By celebrating and promoting generosity on this Special Sunday of The United Methodist Church, you are wrapping your arms around tomorrow’s Christian leaders.
Now is the time to share this message with your congregation and church leaders so that they, too, have the opportunity to ensure a brighter future for United Methodist students.
Download the United Methodist Student Day pastor’s kit today for all the tools you need to celebrate on Nov. 26. You’ll find sermon starters, social media images, e-books, videos and so much more to get your church excited about this special day.
To enhance your celebration, order leaflet offering envelopes and posters at www.umcgiving.org/ss or call 888-346-3862.
Together, we will change the lives of United Methodist students as they continue on their faith journeys. Thank you for your leadership and support!
Read stories about the impact you are making with your gifts. - Click here to give now!
New Semester Begins Soon for Students at USA Wesley Foundation
As a new semester begins in January, the USA Wesley Foundation wants to continue the tradition of providing meals each Tuesday night. We are seeking volunteers to help provide this meal each week. This is an important time in the lives of these young students and what a great opportunity for you to show hospitality and get to know them as they grow in their relationship with Christ! They expect to feed approximately 40 folks each week. Wesley will have paper products and drinks so you only need the meal... but be sure to include a dessert – we are talking about college students you know. :-) You are welcome to stay and eat with the students or you may simply drop off the food at the Wesley Foundation by 5:30pm. This could be a great project for your Sunday School Class or a small group within your church.
Please consider supporting the students of The Wesley Foundation in this way and click here to sign up!
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