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This Week's News..............................................................January 31, 2019

Ezra Reporting Deadline Met in the Mobile District
Scholarships To Be Awarded 
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District Women's Study with Rev. Sheila Bates & Rev. Jean Tippit
Ernie & Jason Couch Revival in Concert at Zirlott Road UMC
Community Engagement Day at Taylor Park Community Center
Summer Youth Events at Lake Junaluska


Ezra Reporting Deadline Met in the Mobile District

Kim and I want to thank all who helped gather information and input data into the EZRA database for the Local Church Annual Report.  The deadline of January 31st was met by every church in the Mobile District!  We also want to thank this years Statisticians.  These pastors volunteered their time during this busy season to answer your questions and help make sure mistakes were not made.  This was an important job as the accuracy of this information affects apportionments and also tells a history of our churches.  GREAT JOB EVERYONE!!


Scholarships To Be Awarded 

Kingswood United Methodist Church is receiving applications for the 2019 Everitt ($1,800)  and Louie Wilson ($1,000) Scholarships.  A list of qualifications for each scholarship is posted on the church’s Facebook page.  Applications may be obtained from the church office (251) 661-0420. The deadline for submitting applications and reference letters electronically to secretary.kingswood.umc@comcast.net is March 31, 2019.  


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District Women's Study with Rev. Sheila Bates & Rev. Jean Tippit

If you have ever felt overwhelmed with the busyness of life or you have longed for a little peace and quiet? Then this Bible Study is for you.  As humans, we were created for Sabbath. We were created to need rest for our bodies, minds, and souls. On Thursday nights starting February 28, at 6:30 pm, gather with other women to study Breathe, Making Room for Sabbath by Priscilla Shirer.  This study will help women find the breathing room to live their everyday very hectic lives.  The study will look at what it means to create Sabbath and space to grow in your relationship with God. The group will be led by Rev. Sheila Bates, Associate Pastor at Dauphin Way UMC and  Rev. Jean Tippit, Associate Pastor at Christ United.  The study will be held in the fellowship hall at Spring Hill Avenue United Methodist Church. Invite your friends and join us for study and rest.  The cost of the book is $13.00 and you can pick one up at Dauphin Way UMC and Christ United.  For more information, contact Sonya Carson at sonya.carson@christunited.com.


Ernie & Jason Couch Revival in Concert at Zirlott Road UMC


Community Engagement Day at Taylor Park Community Center


Summer Youth Events at Lake Junaluska

Bring your youth group to Lake Junaluska this summer for worship, spiritual growth and adventure in the mountains of Western North Carolina. Every event includes energized worship with great speakers and bands, small groups, vespers and workshops. Youth also can choose to participate in mission projects and recreational activities such as rafting, ziplining or swimming. Find more information at www.lakejunaluska.com/summeryouth.

Dates:
Event 1: June 15-19 – Rev. Andy Lambert with Jimmy Atkins and the Light ’Em Ups and a talent show, outdoor movie and Sunday morning worship in Stuart Auditorium
Event 2: June 20-23 – Rev. Juan Huertas with Abbye West Pates and a talent show
Event 3: June 23-27 – Guest speaker Stephanie Caro with Abbye West Pates and a talent show and outdoor movie
Event 4: June 27-30 – Rev. Janjay Innis with Zachariah Suggs and illusionist Josh Lozoff
Event 5: June 30-July 3 – Rev. Jeremy Steele with Zachariah Suggs and illusionist Josh Lozoff
Event 6: July 10-14 – Rev. Kevin Wright with Jimmy Atkins and the Light ’Em Ups and a talent show and comedian


Job/Ministry Opportunities

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Lillian UMC - Part Time Youth Director

Tanner Williams UMC - Part Time Youth Director

Dumas Wesley Community Center - Full Time Youth Director

Dumas Wesley Community Center - Part Time Assistant Youth Director


District Events

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

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

February 28 - Women's Study with Rev. Sheila Bates & Rev. Jean Tippit - 6:30pm - Spring Hill Ave UMC

March 10 - Post General Conference Meeting  at Christ UMC in Mobile, AL

March 11 - Post General Conference Clergy Gathering with Bishop Graves - Christ UMC

Church Events

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

March 30 - Activate Missions Conference - Saraland UMC - 8:30am-2pm

Conference Events

February 15-16 - Alabama-West Florida United Methodist Women Annual Day

February 16 - UMVIM Mission Team Leader Training

February 16 - Means of Grace | Day Apart for Spiritual Formation (Seventh Session)

February 22-24 -  Boy Scout Ski Retreat

February 23 - ERT Re-certification and Assessment Training

February 23 - Early Response Team (ERT) Training

March 2 - Early Response Team (ERT) Training

March 7 - General Conference Overview Meeting at Montgomery FUMC

March 8-10 - Bishop's Confirmation Retreat

March 9 - General Conference Overview Meeting at Covenant UMC in Dothan, AL

March 10-12 - Marriage Enrichment Retreat

March 10 - General Conference Overview Meeting  at Christ UMC in Mobile, AL

March 11 - Post General Conference Clergy Gathering

March 18-20 - Guided Personal Retreat

March 21 - Game Changing Generosity - Webinar

March 23 - Pensacola District Lay Servant Ministries Training

March 27-30 - Blue Lake Christian Writers Retreat

March 30 - Early Response Team (ERT) Training

Click here to find The Alabama West Florida Conference Calendar

 
Open Hearts. Open Minds. Open Doors.