This Week's News..............................................................March 7, 2019

Table of Contents:

2nd Annual Love in Action
QuadW Missional Summer Internship 2019
Mobile District UMCOR Collections for Annual Conference 2019
USA Wesley Foundation Tuesday Meals
Mobile District To Host Lay Servant Training
Deer Park Revival
Means of Grace - Spiritual Formation Day Apart

It's not too late to sign up for the 2nd Annual Love in Action

This year our 2nd Annual Love in Action District Mission event will not be held on a single day. We will spend Saturdays(9 am-12 pm) in Lent serving at Open Doors Resale and Thrift Store on Highway 90.  There are 20 slots for every Saturday in Lent.  Churches can sign up as a group or individuals can sign up on their own. Please click here to go to the SignUpGenius page and follow the directions.

QuadW Missional Summer Internship 2019

QuadW Missional Internship is an 8 week, paid, summer internship for college-age young adults, 18-24.  $2000 stipend, housing and most meals included! We will have more than 100 interns serving on teams in 12 cities  across the US in the summer of 2019: Anniston, AL; Birmingham, AL; Columbus, OH; Dallas, TX; Elkhart, IN; Kansas City KS; Mobile, AL; Pine Bluff, AR; Portland, OR; Reading, PA; Riverton, WY; San Diego, CA
The QuadW Missional Internship is aimed at helping interns participate deeply in God's mission in a particular context and to be an experience that helps them to discern God's call on their lives.  Interns live in Christian community and serve alongside local UM churches and other ministry partners, working to meet the needs of marginalized and at-risk populations in those communities.  

For more information or to apply for summer 2019 visit our website -

Mobile District UMCOR Collections for Annual Conference 2019

At annual conference in June 2019, we are asking churches to bring UMCOR kits and individual bulk supplies for the hygiene and school kits. The Mobile District has been asked to bring:

Paper for the school kits

  •  Loose-leaf paper, 100 or 200 sheet packs, wide or college ruled
  •  One-subject notebooks (No composition books or 3 or 5-subject notebooks)

Soap for the hygiene kits

  • Bath-size soap - 3 oz. and larger sizes only - (No Ivory or Jergens soap due to moisture content) 

Click here to find more information.  Completed cleaning buckets, school kits, and hygiene kits are also welcome. If you would like to send completed kits, you may click this link to find more information:



USA Wesley Foundation Tuesday Meals

USA Wesley has lots of open Tuesdays in March and April for providing meals for students!  They really appreciate eating something that is homemade and enjoy making connections with people who support the ministry!

If you, your Sunday school class, group of friends, Women's group, etc... would like to provide a Tuesday night meal we would be very grateful!  We need food for about 35-40 students, delivered each Tuesday night by 5:30 pm. We have capabilities to heat/warm food if needed!

Please click here to sign up and If you have any questions, please email  or call 251-341-5184.  Thank you so much for all you do for Wesley! You are appreciated!


The UMCOR Special Sunday is on March 31st, and we want to remind you that even though writing a check or putting cash in the offering doesn’t feel exciting, you really ARE making a difference. Your donations to UMCOR on this Special Sunday help:

  • Refugees in Clarkston, GA earn a living wage and get job training. (read the full story here: unity)
  • Deliver food, water, shelter, and long-term recovery assistance to help many of the 68.5 million people displaced by war, persecution, and natural disaster. (read the full story here:
  • Distribute relief kits to those in need following the U.S. hurricanes of 2017. (read more here: er-communities)

There are countless other stories about seeing God’s work in action through UMCOR. We want you to know that it is something we can do together to help give relief and spread God’s love throughout the world. Your gifts on UMCOR Special Sunday underwrite UMCOR’s “costs of doing business.” This helps UMCOR keep the promise that 100% of any gift to a specific project will go toward that mission, not administrative costs. This is such an important gift and one that we can do together. Let’s make a difference, together.

Mobile District To Host Lay Servant Training

When:   Saturday, March 23, 2019
Where:  Tanner Williams UMC
               1550 Grand Bay Wilmer Road North,
               Mobile, AL  36608
Courses Offered:
1. Basic: Lay Servant Ministries Basic Course
2. Preaching: From Your Heart To Theirs
3. Prayer: Let The Whole Church Say Amen!
4. Storytelling: Dancing With Words
5. Polity: The Method of Our Mission

***Registration deadline is  March 18, 2019***  Cost is $25.00 per person (includes continental breakfast, box lunch, coffee, water and snacks)  Click here to find registration form, textbook and instructor information.

Deer Park Revival

Means of Grace - Spiritual Formation Day Apart

Job/Ministry Opportunities

Click here for job descriptions and details

Kingswood UMC - Part Time Youth Director

Communities of Transformation - Graphic Designer

Dumas Wesley Community Center - Full Time Youth Director

Dumas Wesley Community Center - Summer Recreation staff

District Events

Second Sunday of Each Month - North Mobile District SINGSPIRATION- 6pm - March to reschedule due to Bishop's Post General Conference Meeting

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

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

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

March 23 - Lay Servant Training - Tanner Williams UMC

May 6 - Deadline to register for Dumas Wesley Plane Pull

May 18 - Dumas Wesley Plane Pull

Church Events

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

March 17-20 - Deer Park UMC Revival - 6:30pm

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

Conference Events

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 16 & 23 - Pensacola District Lay Servant Ministries Training

March 18-20 - Guided Personal Retreat

March 21 - Game Changing Generosity - Webinar

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.