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

October 19, 2017

Prayer Concerns:

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*


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 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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Urban Ministries Conference

 Job/Ministry Opportunities

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Chapelwood UMC, Texas - Associate Director of Student Ministries

Spring Hill Avenue UMC - Part-time Children's Ministry Assistant

Toulminville-Warren Street UMC - Cafeteria Manager/Cook

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

October 26 - 12th Annual USA Wesley Foundation Cook-off and Auction

November 9 -

Church Dates

October 21 - Tanner Williams UMC Fall Festival - 11am-1pm

October 22 - Pine Grove UMC Homecoming - 11am

October 24 - Ashland Place UMC 75th Anniversary Speaker Series - Dr. Darren McClellan - Potluck at 5:45pm - Speaker at 6:45pm

October 28 - South Brookley UMC Annual Bazaar - 7am-2pm

October 28 - Tanner Williams UMC Trunk or Treat - 6pm

October 28 - Crawford UMC Trunk or Treat - 5:30-7:30pm

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

November 8 - South Brookley UMC - Gospel Hip Hop Concert - 6pm

November 12 - Crawford UMC Homecoming - 11am

Conference Dates

October 19-21 - Southeastern Jurisdiction - Black Methodists for Church Renewal (BMCR) 

October 20-22 - UMW Spiritual Enrichment Retreat

October 23-26 - Prayer Shawl Retreat - Blue Lake 

October 28 - ERT Training, Lynn Haven UMC

October 28 - At The Table: An Intentional Multi-Ethnic Gathering

November 13-16 - 2017-2020 Spiritual Direction Training

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

Open Hearts. Open Minds. Open Doors.