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This Week's News..............................................................November 1, 2018

Table of Contents:

Mobile District Conference - Save the Date
Meet Mobile's New Site Coordinator Rebecca Levins
Click here to find the current AWF NewsCONNECTION!
Two Ecuador Mission Opportunities
14th Annual USA Wesley Foundation Cook-off
Grand Bay UMW Fall Bazaar
West Side UMC Nov. 3rd Yard and Bake Sale has been Postponed!
Chickasaw UMC Annual Turkey Dinner & Silent Auction
West Side UMC Blessing of the Animals
Citronelle UMC Quilt Show
St. Mark Holiday Bazaar & Yard Sale
Tanner Williams UMW Annual Christmas Bazaar


Mobile District Conference - Save the Date

The Mobile District Annual Conference will be held Sunday, January 6, 2019 at Christ United Methodist Church from 3-5pm.  Please mark your calendars and advertise in your church bulletins and newsletters.  There will be several informative break-out sessions after the business session.  More details will be forthcoming.


Meet Mobile's New Site Coordinator Rebecca Levins

Communities of Transformation News

When long-time Mobile site coordinator Katy Wrona was named Conference Director for Communities of Transformation, the leadership team went to work right away to find a new coordinator for the Mobile site. Rebecca Levins shares how she came to be the new Mobile Site Coordinator:

I'm super excited to be working with Communities of Transformation! The story of how I came to COT is the story of God's timing and provision. I had been looking for a job for about 6 months. More than once, I had found an opportunity that seemed really promising and then it just unexpectedly fell through. I was getting very discouraged and frustrated. In the midst of this frustrating search, my husband and I decided to join the choir at our local church. The first night of choir practice I was standing next to one of the most friendly people I had ever met. She was asking me all about my life, and I told her I had been looking for a job and that my background was in human development and family studies. She kinda gave me a funny look and said she might know of something that would be a great fit for me. She invited me to COT to come see what it was all about. It turned out that my new friend was Mobile's participant trainer, Amy, and that they had only just begun to look for a new Mobile site coordinator that week. I came that first night, loved it, and the rest is history. Now it's obvious why God didn't answer my prayers when all those other job opportunities fell through. It's because he had something better in store.

Rebecca will attend training to become a VISTA, like all our site coordinators. We're excited to have her on our team! 

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Two Ecuador Mission Opportunities

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. Click here to find a flyer with more information or contact Jennifer Baumgarten at (251) 680-4370 or jenbaumgarten@gmail.com

Saraland UMC is also leading a mission trip to Ecuador, March 1-9, during Mardi Gras week. They will partner with the Methodist Church of Ecuador to work with street children and help repair a Methodist Church. Cost is approximately $1900, all inclusive, and the trip is open to people ages 13 . Saraland UMC will have an information meeting on Sunday, Oct 28, 4pm for anyone who is interested. For more information, contact Pastor Mike Hoppe.


14th Annual USA Wesley Foundation Cook-off


Grand Bay UMW Fall Bazaar


West Side UMC Nov. 3rd Yard and Bake Sale has been Postponed!


Chickasaw UMC Annual Turkey Dinner & Silent Auction


West Side UMC Blessing of the Animals


Citronelle UMC Quilt Show

 


St. Mark Holiday Bazaar & Yard Sale


Tanner Williams UMW Annual Christmas Bazaar


District Events

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

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

November 8 - USA Wesley Cook-off and Silent Auction - 5:30pm

November 11 - MAIC Jail Chaplaincy Fund Raiser - 6pm

Church Events

3rd Fridays - West Side UMC Spaghetti & Game Night - 4-7pm

November 2 & 3 - Grand Bay UMW Fall Bazaar & Gumbo Sale - 9am-2pm

November 10 - Chickasaw UMC Turkey Dinner & Silent Auction 11am

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

November 17 - West Side UMC Blessing of the Animals - 11am-2pm

November 17 - Citronelle UMC Quilt Show - 10am-2pm

December 1 - Tanner Williams UMW Christmas in the Country Bazaar - 9am-1pm

Conference Events

November 3 ERT Training, Spanish Fort UMC

November 17 - Means of Grace | Day Apart for Spiritual Formation (6th Session)

November 17 - ERT Training, Prattville FUMC

November 17 - Chainsaw Safety and Use Training

November 18 - ERT Re-certification Training, Auburn UMC

December 1 - ERT Training, Greystone UMC

Click here to find The Alabama West Florida Conference Calendar

 
Open Hearts. Open Minds. Open Doors.