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News from the Mobile District...........................................................July 16, 2019

Table of Contents:
Connecting Neighbors - Mobile District Workshop
Blue Lake Campers Need You!
Homecoming at Spring Hill Ave UMC
From the Admin Board of the Inner City Mission
Renfro Grant Deadline August 16
Tanzania Partnership Information Session - October 6 at St. Mark UMC
Job/Ministry Opportunities


Connecting Neighbors - Mobile District Workshop

Connecting Neighbors is a curriculum from UMCOR, the United Methodist Committee on Relief. It is designed to inspire your congregation and community to be better able to minimize disaster-caused harm to people and property and to respond to our neighbors in helpful, cooperative and caring ways on behalf of the Church and in the spirit of Jesus Christ.

This workshop will take place on July 27th at Saraland UMC from 10am until 1pm.  It will provide the framework for developing a disaster response preparedness and response plan. After the workshop, you will take the information learned back to your church to develop the full plan for your congregation.  Click here for more information or here to register.

Click here to find a message form Bishop Graves and Conference Disaster Recovery Coordinator, Rev. Chris Ackerman, about disaster preparedness.

Click here to find a video message from Rev. Chris Ackerman and our Disaster Coordinator Rev. Jared Parker.  


Blue Lake Campers Need You!


Homecoming at Spring Hill Ave UMC

Spring Hill Avenue UMC will be having a Homecoming service to celebrate their 144th anniversary on Aug 11th, 2019 at 11:00am. All are invited to hear Bishop Graves from the Alabama-West Florida conference speak and a luncheon will follow. Address: 2519 Spring Hill Avenue Mobile, AL 36607.


From the Admin Board of Mobile UMC Inner City Mission

A big THANK YOU to Phillip Messer and Don Finkley from Saraland UMC for their help in making some much needed repairs at the Mission. Your time and efforts are greatly appreciated!!"


Renfro Grant Deadline August 16

The Renfro Grant is awarded each year from the South East Jurisdiction (SEJ) to rural churches in areas with populations of 10,000 or less. This grant may be used for capital improvements and/or other needs the church might have. The maximum grant to be awarded is $5,000. This is a competitive grant in the conference and in the SEJ so it is important to follow instructions to be considered.

Click here to find the guidelines with more details and the application. If you have questions please contact  Susan Hunt, Conference Director of Mission and Advocacy .   The deadline to have completed applications (with signatures) to Susan Hunt at Conference Headquarters is August 16. Late or Incorrectly completed applications will not be considered. 


Tanzania Partnership Information Session - October 6 at St. Mark UMC

Click here to register or find more information.


Job/Ministry Opportunities

Click here for job descriptions and details

Dumas Wesley Community Center - Support Services Manager: Sybil Smith Family Village

Ashland Place UMC -  Preschool Hiring

St. Mark UMC - Worship Leader

St. Mark UMC - Pianist

St. Mark UMC - Full Time and Part Time Seasonal Teachers


District Events

2nd Sunday of Each Month - North Mobile District SINGSPIRATION- 6pm - July 14 - McIntosh UMC

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

July 27 - Connecting Neighbors - Mobile District Workshop

July 29 - New Pastors Meeting with DS - District Office - 10am-3pm

August 20 - Mobile District Clergy Meeting - Crawford UMC - Two opportunities to attend: 9:30am until noon or 5:30pm until 8pm.

August 26 - New Pastors Meeting with DS - District Office - 10am-3pm

September 22 - 2019 Stephen and Ruth Dill Lecture Series - Featuring Krista Tippett

September 30 - New Pastors Meeting with DS - District Office - 10am-3pm

October 6 - Mobile District Tanzania Partnership Information Session  - St. Mark UMC

October 28 - New Pastors Meeting with DS - District Office - 10am-3pm

October 29 - Inner City Mission Golf Tournament - Azalea City Golf Course


Church Events

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

July 28 - Ladies' Tea with Speaker Cherie Nettles - New Hope UMC  -  2pm-4pm

August 11 - Spring Hill Avenue UMC Homecoming Service - 11am


Conference Events

July 19  - Mission u - St. Luke UMC, Pensacola

July 22-26 - Youth Mission Camp Blue Lake

August 5-8 - Executive Certificate in Religious Fundraising (ECRF) Seminar

August 9 - Global Leadership Summit

August 18-20 - Marriage Enrichment Retreat

October 11-12 - UMW Spiritual Enrichment Retreat

November 18-21 - SEJ Clergywomen Retreat

Calendar of events at Lake Junaluska

Click here to find The Alabama West Florida Conference Calendar


Scatter Kindness

 
Open Hearts. Open Minds. Open Doors.