This week's News.............

July 30, 2015

Congratulations to New Hope United Methodist Church for being selected to receive

a United Methodist Communications Rethink Church Digital Advertising Grant! 

For more information about this grant click here!


Christ UMC is pleased to host The Global Leadership Summit 2015.

Whether at church, school, business, or home, you are leading people and projects every day. You're leading in a culture that is constantly changing and redefining itself. Leadership takes perseverance, dedication, and a commitment to stretch your mind, expand your heart and use your God-given gifts to impact your world in real and powerful ways. Are you willing to lead right where you are?

August 6-7, 2015, you're invited to gather via satellite simulcast with thousands of leaders across North America for The Global Leadership Summit. Pastors, teachers, executives, managers, students, non-profit leaders, and people from countless other contexts leverage the high caliber leadership content of the Global Leadership Summit to maximize their impact. Commit now to be a part of this annual event designed to stretch and challenge you with world-class speakers, interactive dialogue, and practical training.

Click here to register ASAP!

Attention History Buffs......

Click here to find the Summer edition of The Alabama West Florida Conference Historical Society Newsletter. You will find there information and a registration form for the annual meeting and program of the Historical Society to be held September 24, 2015. 



McGowin Hall, 1507 Dauphin St Mobile, AL 36604

  WHEN: September 12, 2015

GATHERING:  9 - 9:30 am

PRESENTATION: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

COST:  $35

Lunch & book for 6 weeks Follow-up Sessions included
Make payment (cash or check) & mail to:

AWFUMC, Attention:CP Intro/Workshop, 4719 Woodmere Blvd, Montgomery, AL 36106
 REGISTRATION DEADLINE:   September 10, 2015 ~ 5 pm
Workshop Contact:   Minta McDavid, 251-550-5609 , or 
Patti Bodenhamer,  251 952 2175
Sponsored by the AWFUMC ~ Spiritual Formation Leadership Team & Contemplative Outreach, Ltd

Christ UMC Hosts Bible Conference with Dr. Ben Witherington August 30 & 31

How can we read and understand the Bible? With thousands of years of history between the modern reader and this ancient text, how can we be certain we know what it is trying to say?

In August, Christ UMC will host a two-day Bible conference with one of the leading Bible scholars and best Bible communicators in the world! Dr. Ben Witherington has written over forty books, including The Jesus Quest and The Paul Quest, both of which were selected as top Biblical study works by Christianity Today. He is also the author of our fall small group focus on the book of John.

Along with many interviews on radio networks across the country, Witherington has been seen on the History Channel, NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN, The Discovery Channel, A&E and the PAX Network.

In addition to his teaching on reading and understanding the Bible, he will offer a special lunch study where he will address some of the most common arguments against the Bible’s reliability and credibility.

It is not often that we get the opportunity to hear from such a brilliant mind and eloquent communicator and we hope you won’t miss the chance in August. Please join us for the whole conference and invite your friends to come along! 

Click here for more information.


Revival and Homecoming at Deer Park UMC

Deer Park United Methodist Church is having a Homecoming service on Sunday, August 9th at 11am.  The Rev. George Weaver will be bringing the message.  That evening through August 12th Revival Services will begin with The Rev. Otis Lister as the guest pastor.  All are invited to join them each night at 7pm for a wonderful time of renewal!  

Revitalize your church with Disciple Fast Track!

 For nearly thirty years, the original Disciple Bible Study has helped millions of people read through the Bible and grow in their faith through a 34-week class. The new Fast Track study leads groups through the Bible in a shortened, 24-week, 75-minute format while maintaining the integrity and principles of the original study. New, easy-to-use print and video materials and an online community give participants the tools to absorb and retain what they learn in this shortened format. Churches that participate in this year’s (2015) beta2 testing phase will receive the final, official-release materials at no additional cost in the summer of 2016. 
  Main features of Disciple Fast Track:            
* Classes meet for a total of 24 weeks
* Each group session lasts 75 minutes
* Designed for Small Groups and Large Groups
* A new, user-friendly Leader Guide
* 24 new weekly Illustrated Review Videos
* 24 new Introductory Videos
* Illustrated Review Flash Cards
* Leader Online Training and Online Community
Learn more and sign up at:

Job/Ministry Opportunities - Click Here

District Dates

Second Sunday of Each Month - North Mobile District SINGSPIRATION

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

August 10 - North Mobile Planning Council - 6:30pm

September 20 – UMW District Annual Day – Westside UMC

October 12 - North Mobile Planning Council - 6:30pm

October 17 – Pastor’s meeting and Clergy Family Fund Day & Picnic – Thornberg Lake

November 4 – North Mobile White Christmas Dinner – Ebenezer – 6pm

November 7 – UMW Executive Mission Team Meeting – Christ UMC

Local Church Dates

August 1 - Overlook Community Family Fun Day - St. John UMC - 10am-1pm

August 9 - Deer Park UMC Homecoming - 11am - George Weaver Speaker

August 9-12 - Deer Park UMC Revival - 7pm - Otis Lister Speaker

August 30-31- Bible Conference with Dr. Ben Witherington - Christ UMC

October 19-21- Bethel UMC Revival – Speaker will be Darrel Brunson - 7pm

October 25Bethel UMC Homecoming – Speaker will be John Henry Baxter - 11am

Conference Dates

July 31-1 UMW Mission u - Dothan UMC

August 1 - UMVIM Team Leader Training; Spanish Fort UMC

August 1 - ERT Training; Auburn UMC

August 6 - Stegall Seminary Scholarship Foundation Dinner of Celebration

August 6-7 - Global Leadership Summit, Montgomery

August 6-7 - Global Leadership Summit, Panama City

August 7-9 - E. Stanley Jones Christian Ashram

September 24 - Pleasant Path to Past; AWF Historical Society

Oct 24UMW Conference Leadership Training and Annual Day

October 27-30 - Conference Prayer Shawl Retreat - Blue Lake Camp


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

Kim Doss
Administrative Assistant
UMC Mobile District Office
6333 Piccadilly Sq Dr
Mobile, AL  36609
Office (251) 345-3313
Fax (251) 345-3315 

Open Hearts. Open Minds. Open Doors.