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This week's news.......

November 16, 2017


Mobile District Conference - Save the Date!!

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!


Don't Forget to Order UMCH White Christmas Materials

It is time to be ordering White Christmas materials for the upcoming Advent Season.  The UMCH is very excited about new resources this year which includes a 2017 Advent “scratch off” calendar and other downloadable materials.  The Advent Calendar will be perfect for each church member to have in their home during the season and would also make a great take away for a Children’s moment.   

Click here to visit UMCH's White Christmas Website to find graphics, materials and more!


AWFC Disaster Responders

The news cameras have left and the national focus is no longer on the multiple disasters our country experienced in the last few months. Yet the long work of recovery will take months and years to complete. If you haven’t already started making plans to send work teams to Texas, Florida, Louisiana, or Georgia, now is a good time to start. If you cannot travel yourself, please keep these affected areas and people in your prayers.
 
Click here for updates about the disasters and how you can help beyond your prayers.


White Christmas Fundraiser Tops Last Years Giving!

The Annual North Mobile Planning Council's White Christmas Dinner was held on Wednesday, November 8th at Ebenezer United Methodist Church.  This event brought churches together for a wonderful evening of food, fellowship and a collection of $22,664 for the United Methodist Children’s Home!  Over the past five years this event has raised $91,937 in support of the Children's Home. WAY TO GO NORTH MOBILE DISTRICT!!!


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


Click here to find the current edition of AWF NewsCONNECTION!


 


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

For over a century, Dumas Wesley Community Center has had the privilege of serving the Mobile community through a broad range of services for the elderly, unemployed, homeless and at-risk youth. One of the most beloved events is our Annual Christmas Toy Store.

We invite you to join us in helping needy families provide a Christmas for their children by supporting this popular event. The Christmas Toy Store serves 75 low-income families residing in the local Crichton neighborhood and Sybil Smith Family Village, Dumas Wesley’s transitional housing program. The Dumas Wesley Community Center provides parents with an opportunity to buy new toys and bikes for Christmas at a fraction of their retail value. This year, the Toy Store will take place Saturday, December 9, 2017.  

How Can I Help?

  • Allow Dumas Wesley to set up a Christmas display asking for new toy and bike donations from your staff and patrons
  • Donate new toys or bikes for our store by December 4, 2017
  • Become a Corporate Sponsor and help our elves shop for new toys ($500.00)
  • Sponsor a family who will be shopping at the toy store ($100.00)
  • Volunteer the day of the event (18 and older please)

All donors will receive special recognition on our website and social media outlets.  We hope you will support our event and help us bring the joy of Christmas to disadvantaged children and families in our community.  The Toy Store supports year round programs in the After School Achievement Program.

Please click here to find more information and a 2017 Toy Store Flyer to print and post at your church and work place!


Job/Ministry Opportunities

Click here for job descriptions and details

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

Conference Dates

November 26 - United Methodist Student Day

December 3 - Global Migration Sunday

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

 
Open Hearts. Open Minds. Open Doors.