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

June 9, 2016

Prayer Requests:

**Jim Fisher’s mother, Millie Laslie, died yesterday afternoon, June 8th.  Jim is the husband of The Rev. Kathy Fisher who is currently serving Wilmer United Methodist Church.  Visitation will be at 1pm this Saturday, June 11th at Wilmer UMC with the memorial service immediately following at 2pm. 

**Pastor Otis Lister had surgery yesterday and is at home doing well.  Otis and wife Anita currently serve Sims Chapel United Methodist Church.
**Pastor Jonathan Hollinger his at home recuperating after a recent surgery.  Jonathan is currently serving Bayou La Batre United Methodist Church.

Please keep these pastors and their families in your prayers!

2016 Annual Conference begins Sunday

The 2016 session of the Alabama-West Florida Conference will be held June 12-15, 2016, at Frazer Memorial United Methodist Church. Special guests include Dr. Kevin Watson and Bishop Greg Palmer

Click here to find more information which includes links to the live stream schedule, brochure of reports, and a working agenda.

District Office Hours During Annual Conference and Vacation Time

Kim Doss, the District Administrative Assistant, will be attending Annual Conference next week and afterwards be on vacation until Monday, June 27th.  The office will be closed next week . The following week (20th - 23rd) Katy Wrona will be answering the phones from 10am until 2pm.  

Added note of thanks..............

Katy Wrona is one of two Mission Fellows living and serving in our District for the last 18 months. She and Marcharkelti McKenzie (lovingly known as Mo) will be ending their tenure here at the end of this month.  They both have become family to our district and we will surely miss them in their current mission fields.  Hopefully we can keep them around and they will continue to be a part of our lives. :-)   I would like to take this opportunity to thank them for their love and service among us!  I know that you would like to join me in prayer asking God to guide them through his Holy Spirit on their next journey!

We love you Mo and Katy! 

  Singspiration at Sunflower UMC on June 12th.

Sale of Mobile District Parsonage Furnishings

The Mobile District parsonage (5709 Regency Court South) will go on the market soon as directed by the district trustees and district conference.  The furnishings will be sold at a moving sale this Saturday, June 11, 8:00 AM -12:00 noon.  The furnishings, some which are antiques, include living room, dining room, bedrooms, lamps, pictures, and other miscellaneous items.  No early sales but if you would like to see pictures of what is being offered please email your request to

Wanna go on a mission trip?

Several members of St. Mark UMC are going on a mission trip to Costa Rica with Go International the week of July 16-23. There are still some open spots and we wanted to get the word out to other people and churches in the Mobile District for any who might be interested in going with us. Here's some info on the trip:
Anyone interested may call Matt O'Reilly at 251-342-5861 or email

Job/Ministry Opportunities - click here for full descriptions

To submit a Job/Ministry opportunity on the AWFUMC website click here.

 Newsletters from The Alabama West Florida Conference....

AWF NewsCONNECTION  -  May 2, 2016

District Dates

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

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

June 12 - 15 -   Alabama West Florida Annual Conference - Frazer UMC

June 20 - 23 - District office hours Monday - Thursday - 10am until 2pm (Kim's on Vacation)

June 19 - Last Sunday for Moving and Retiring Pastors

July 3 - First Sunday in Pulpit for Moving Pastors

September 18 - Mobile District's Blue Lake Sunday

Local Church Dates

June 26 - Kingswood UMC Ernie & Jason Couch Revival Concert - 8:30am & 11am

Conference Dates

June 12 - 15 -   Alabama West Florida Annual Conference - Frazer UMC

June 22 - 24 - Huntingdon College Leadership Academy

July 13-15 - 2016 Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference

August 17-20 - School of Congregational Development 2016

October 16-21 - 5-day Academy for Spiritual Formation

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

Open Hearts. Open Minds. Open Doors.