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This Week's News............................................................ April 19, 2018

Table of Contents:
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United Methodist Inner City Mission Awarded Grant
Comprehensive Details for 2018 Annual Conference
Van For Sale at Open Doors
Taylor Park 2nd Annual Gala
ERT and Chainsaw Teams Requested in Mississippi
Blue Lake Christian Writers Retreat
Job/Ministry Opportunities
District Events
Church Events
Conference Events

 


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United Methodist Inner City Mission Awarded Grant

The United Methodist Inner City Mission has been awarded grant funding for their Taylor Park Afterschool and Summer Tutorial Program. Taylor Park is located in the Oakdale-Maysville community near downtown Mobile. On a daily basis, students participate in a variety of activities, including academic assistance and reading intervention by trained teachers, life skills, and personal growth programs. Funding from the Alabama Department of Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention's Children's Trust Fund, the J.L. Bedsole Foundation, and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama's Caring Foundation is being used to implement a program focused on decreasing risk factors and increasing protective factors related to child maltreatment prevention. If you are interested in financially supporting or learning more about this life changing program, please contact Rev. Tonny Algood at 251-432-1122 or visit innercitymission.org


Comprehensive Details for 2018 Annual Conference

Annual Conference 2018 will be held June 3-6 at Frazer Memorial UMC in Montgomery. Our theme is, “Imagine A Church That's the Hope of the World” based on Ephesians 1:18-19. Click here to find the most recent comprehensive details about this years event.

Here are quick links that may be helpful too:

Working Agenda
Reservations
Display Table Application
Youth Page Application
Childcare Reservations
Special Meal & Room Request
Hotel Information
Mass Choir
Nominate someone for an Annual Conference Award
Clergy and Lay Member Preparation
Courageous Conversations
Laity Banquet
UMCOR Kit Collection  (new for 2018, district kit content assignments)


Van For Sale at Open Doors

Open Doors Resale and Thrift Store has a 2006 Honda, Odyssey family van for sale. It is in good condition, 170,000 miles, and the price is $3995. It is a great deal! Come by the store to test drive.  We are located at 4125 Government Blvd and our store hours are:  Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


Taylor Park 2nd Annual Gala


ERT and Chainsaw Teams Requested in Mississippi

The Mississippi Annual Conference has requested ERT and/or Chainsaw Teams to respond to the storms from last weekend. Teams are requested for the Meridian/Marion/Lauderdale County area. The work will include tree and debris removal and roof tarping. Team members must be currently badged and certified. 

Interested team leaders should contact Mississippi Annual Conference Disaster Response Coordinator Kenny McGill: ?(662) 416-1981? or ckmcgill70@gmail.com.


Blue Lake Christian Writers Retreat

Blue Lake Christian Writers Retreat is a writers conference where both beginning and experienced writers can take classes from a professional faculty of experienced Christian authors and editors. Classes are offered for fiction and nonfiction, novels, articles, and devotions. Praise and worship begin each general session, and motivational keynotes create an atmosphere for spiritual growth and inspiration. Room and board are provided for those who stay for the full conference. Commuter options are also available.  Deadline for registration is April 15. Registration limited to first 100 people.

Link to Additional Information →


Job/Ministry Opportunities

Click here for job descriptions and details

Dumas Wesley - Summer Recreation Staff

Kingswood UMC - Part Time Secretary

Foley UMC – Director of Traditional Worship

Wilmer UMC - Pianist Position

Chickasaw UMC - Part Time Youth Director

Wesley Foundation at The University of South Alabama - Campus Minister & Executive Director

Toulminville-Warren St. UMC  - Day Care Teachers


District Events

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

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

April 19 - Clergy Meeting - Christ UMC - 10am-1pm or 6-9pm

April 25 - Deadline to register for 2018 Dumas Wesley Plane Pull

May 5 - Dumas Wesley Annual Plane Pull

May 10 - The Right Start: Beginning Ministry in a New Setting - Enterprise FUMC - 9:30am-3pm

June 17 - Last Sunday for Moving Pastors

June 19 - Moving Day for Relocating Pastors

July 8 - First Sunday for Moving Pastors

August 25 - Clergy Sexual Ethics Training Event -  The Vision Center, Mobile

Church Events

May 19 - St. Mark UMC meal packing event for Rise Against Hunger - 2pm

Conference Events

April 20-22 - ARM-Cycle of Service

April 27-28 - Lay Servant Ministries Training

April 29-May 1- SECN Administrator's Conference

May 1-3 - Renovate Conference

May 2-5 - Blue Lake Christian Writers Retreat

May 18-20 - United Methodist Women Assembly 2018

May 19 - Means of Grace | Day Apart for Spiritual Formation (Fourth Session)

August 25 - Clergy Sexual Ethics Training Event -  The Vision Center

August 27 - Clergy Sexual Ethics Training Event - St. James UMC

August 28 - Clergy Sexual Ethics Training Event -  FUMC Dothan

Click here to find The Alabama West Florida Conference Calendar

 

 
Open Hearts. Open Minds. Open Doors.