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November 30, 2017

Save the Date - Mobile District Conference

Please add January 7th to your church calendars for our annual Mobile District Conference.  It will be held at The Vision Center located at 4807 Princeton Drive, Mobile. More information will be coming soon!

Save the Date - Bishop's Day Apart

Terry Real will be joining the Alabama-West Florida Conference pastors for the upcoming Bishop's Day Apart on Tuesday, February 20, 2018. The event will be held at St. James UMC in Montgomery. Please read The Anatomy of Peace prior to the meeting. If you are able, Real's The New Rules of Marriage is suggested reading. Registration is forthcoming.

Click here to read more about Terry Real


Upcoming Annual Conference Deadlines Announced

The Committee on Standing Rules has begun its work in preparation for the 2018 Annual Conference session, June 3-6, 2018, at Frazer Memorial UMC in Montgomery, AL. The committee will be reviewing the Conference Standing Rules and recommending revisions.

Please be aware of upcoming deadlines specified in our Standing Rules:

  • Any proposed changes to the Standing Rules should be received in writing by the chairperson of the Committee on Standing Rules no later than February 1, 2018.  You may submit proposed changes by email to or by mail to Shirley H. Woodie, 171 Meadowview Drive, Ozark, AL 36360.
  • Resolutions shall be submitted to the Committee on Resolutions and Petitions by February 15, 2018, except in cases where it can be demonstrated by the author of a late petition that the situation which gave rise to making the petition was not apparent until after the deadline for petitions. The committee shall provide copies of all resolutions submitted by February 15 to all voting members present at the conference session. The maker of the late resolution shall supply these copies of his/her resolution if submitted after February 15.  No resolution will be received on the last day of the session.  The Chairperson of the Committee on Resolutions and Petitions is Rev. Christina Shaver. You may contact her at
  • Materials and reports to be included in the Book of Reports shall be in the hands of the Journal editor NO LATER THAN February 26, 2018. Please email materials and reports to Rev. Jackie Slaughter, Journal Editor:

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Shirley H. Woodie, Chairperson, AWFC Committee on Standing Rules at  

North Mobile Singspiration will be held at Ebenezer UMC on December 10th which will include the Annual Toy Drive.

Donate to The Neighbor Center and become eligible to receive this beautiful queen-sized quilt (82"x82"), designed and handcrafted by Elaine Williams and quilted by Susan Baskin. Donors will be included in a drawing for this quilt for every $5 donation or a donation of $25 for 5 entries. The drawing will occur on Friday, December 8th. You do not have to be present.  

To request entries and payments visit The Neighbor Center, 808 Executive Park Drive, Mobile, AL 36606-2811, call (251) 308-8725 or email  The Neighbor Center re-entry program is a project of the Mobile Area Interfaith Conference which also sponsors the Metro Jail Chaplaincy Program. All funds raised will be used to assist released inmates and their families as they strive to successfully re-enter the community. Visit www.mobileinterfaith for more information. 

Deadline to contribute to Dumas Wesley Toy Store - December 4th

Job/Ministry Opportunities

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Saraland UMC -  Director of Student Ministries

Toulminville-Warren St. UMC  - Day Care Teachers

Spring Hill Avenue UMC - Part-time Children's Ministry Assistant

Trinity UMC - Worship Leader/Musician

District Dates

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

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

December 4 - Deadline for Contributions to Dumas Wesley Toy Store

January 7 - Mobile District Conference - The Vision Center - 4807 Princeton Drive

Church Dates

December 2 - Tanner Williams UMC - Christmas in the Country Bazaar - 9am-1pm

December 9 - Georgetown-Chunchula UMC - Breakfast with Santa - 9-11am

December 17 - Wesley Chapel UMC - Family and Friends Day - 3pm

Conference Dates

December 3 - Global Migration Sunday

December 7-10 - Appalachian Christmas at Lake Junaluska

January 5-6 - Fresh Expressions-Pioneer Learning Community

January 19-20 - COSROW Event

January 19-20 - Lay Servant Ministries Training

January 27 - Conference Committee on Lay Servant Ministries Board Meeting

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

Open Hearts. Open Minds. Open Doors.