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This Week's News..............................................................October 11, 2018

Table of Contents:

AWF Hurricane Michael Update
See You Sunday at the Town Hall Meeting!
Opportunity to Share God’s Love
Gentle Spirits in Concert at West Side UMC
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St Mark UMC Fish Fry
Seminar on Mental Health
St. Mark UMC Family Day 2018
West Side UMC Yard and Bake Sale
Mobile Area Interfaith Council Honors Charles Fail
St. Mark Holiday Bazaar & Yard Sale
Job/Ministry Opportunities
District Events
Church Events
Conference Events


AWF Hurricane Michael Update

The Alabama-West Florida Conference, under the leadership of Bishop David Graves, continues to receive reports in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael. Communication is extremely limited in heavily damaged areas, however, we will be updating this page in the coming days. Bishop Graves plans to visit the area early next week, if entry is allowed, to provide pastoral care and continue to survey damaged areas. We ask for continued prayers for those in several conferences who will feel Hurricane Michael’s impact for months and years to come.

For those churches able to gather this weekend to worship, Bishop Graves is asking for each church to collect a special offering for relief efforts in our conference. Offerings may also be taken in other upcoming services in the coming weeks. Please mail those collections to the conference office at the above address.                      

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See You Sunday at the Town Hall Meeting!

The District town hall meetings are part of an ongoing conversation concerning The Commission on A Way Forward and the called General Conference scheduled for February of 2019. The purpose of these gatherings is to bring clarity and answer questions around the three proposed plans coming from The Commission on A Way Forward to the 2019 General Conference. All interested United Methodists, both lay and clergy, are invited to attend a town hall meeting in their district.  Bishop Graves will hold the Mobile District Town Hall Meeting at Dauphin Way UMC on Sunday, October 14th at 3pm. 

Click here to find a message from Bishop Graves about this event and more details.


Opportunity to Share God’s Love

The Mobile District is gathering a team of servant hearts to journey to the beautiful Andes mountains of Ecuador around June 15-22 through Revive Ecuador. Hands and feet are needed to work on a construction project, to supply medical care, or to provide a vacation bible school experience for the children. The total cost will be approximately $2,400. A deposit of $200 in due by December 14th. For more information, contact Jennifer Baumgarten at (251) 680-4370 or jenbaumgarten@gmail.com.

Click here to find a flyer with more information.


Gentle Spirits in Concert at West Side UMC


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St Mark UMC Fish Fry

 


Seminar on Mental Health

43.8 million adults experience mental illness in a given year. That means 1 in 5 adults in America experience a mental illness, and nearly 1 in 25 adults in America live with a serious mental illness. Yet nearly 60% of adults with a mental illness didn't receive mental health services in the previous year.

Chances are good that several of your church members experience mental illness themselves or have family members who do. The Church is very good about reaching out to people with cancer, surgeries, and other visible health conditions. But how is the Church reaching out to those with mental illness and helping them to feel welcome?

There will be a seminar on Mental Health held at The Vision Center at 4807 Princeton Drive, Mobile, AL on October 22, 2018, beginning at 6 PM.  During this time together we will learn more about mental illness and how the church can be better prepared to welcome and care for those with mental illness.  An optional dinner will be available for $10 beginning at 5:15. You must register for the meal by October 18. Click here to register.

This event is sponsored by the Conference Board of Church and Society.  For additional statistics on mental health, click here.


St. Mark UMC Family Day 2018


West Side UMC Yard and Bake Sale


Mobile Area Interfaith Council Honors Charles Fail


St. Mark Holiday Bazaar & Yard Sale


Job/Ministry Opportunities

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St. Mark UMC - Early Learning Center Teacher   


District Events

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

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

October 14 - Mobile District Town Hall Meeting

October 18 - UMC Mobile Inner City Mission - 23rd Annual Golf Tournament

October 22 - Seminar on Mental Health

October 28 - McKemie Place Fund Raiser

November 11 - MAIC Jail Chaplaincy Fund Raiser - 6pm

Church Events

October 13 - West Side UMC - Gentle Spirits Concert - 6:30pm

October 13 - Spring Hill Ave UMC Fall Festival - 6pm

October 20 - St. Mark UMC Fish Fry - 11am

October 27 - Spring Hill Ave UMC Community Breakfast - 8-10:30am

October 28 - St. Mark UMC Family Day - 11am-1pm

November 3 - West Side UMC Yard and Bake Sale - 8am

November 17 - St. Mark UMC Holiday Bazaar & Yard Sale - 8am

Conference Events

October 13 & 20 - Lay Servant Training: Pensacola District, Christ UMC, Milton

October 19-21 - AWF UMW Spiritual Enrichment Retreat

October 19-21- Lake Junaluska Choir Music Weekend

Click here to find The Alabama West Florida Conference Calendar

 
Open Hearts. Open Minds. Open Doors.