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This Week's News.............................................................. August 16, 2018

Table of Contents:

Bishop Graves to hold Town Hall Meeting
Pleasant Valley Yard Sale
Marriage Enrichment Retreats at Lake Junaluska
News from McKemie Place
2018 Stephen and Ruth Dill Lecture Series
Used Baptismal Font Needed
Mobile District Charge Conference Schedule
Job/Ministry Opportunities
District Events
Church Events
Conference Events


Bishop Graves to hold Town Hall Meeting

The district town hall meetings are part of an ongoing conversation concerning The Commission on A Way Forward and the called General Conference scheduled for February of 2019. The purpose of these gatherings is to bring clarity and answer questions around the three proposed plans coming from The Commission on A Way Forward to the 2019 General Conference. All interested United Methodists, both lay and clergy, are invited to attend a town hall meeting in their district.  He will hold the Mobile District Town Hall Meeting at Dauphin Way UMC on Sunday, October 14th at 3pm. 

Click here to find a message from Bishop Graves about this event and more details.


Pleasant Valley Yard Sale

On Saturday, Aug 18, 7-9am, District United Methodist churches are welcome to shop for leftover items at Pleasant Valley UMC, located at 2810 Pleasant Valley Rd. Items include choir material, office supplies, and many other small items that may be useful in churches. After 9am, the yard sale will be open to the public. For information, contact Rev. Mike Hoppe at mike@saralandumc.org 


Marriage Enrichment Retreats at Lake Junaluska

We are created for a lifetime of love and intimacy, but relationships can be hard, even for the happiest couples. Distance, frustration and disconnection can enter through any number of life's events. This retreat will help you better understand your partner and learn to cultivate a warmer, more joyful and loving relationship. Learn more at www.lakejunaluska.com/marriage or call 800-222-4930.

  • Cost: $669 per couple. Includes two nights lodging, five meals and sessions.  
  • Dates:
    • September 30 - October 2, 2018
    • March 10-12, 2019
    • August 18-20, 2019
    • September 29 - October 1, 2019

Click here to download the current news from McKemie Place


2018 Stephen and Ruth Dill Lecture Series

The 2018 Stephen and Ruth Dill Lecture series will feature Jim Wallis who will speak on Faith and Public Discipleship.  Jim is a bestselling author of twelve books, founder and editor-in-chief of Sojourners, a public theologian, renowned preacher and teacher, and an international commentator on ethics and public life. 

The Series will begin at Dauphin Way UMC on Sunday, September 23rd where Jim will preach at the 10:30 AM Sanctuary Worship service.  Sunday afternoon there will be a 5:30 PM lecture in Moore Hall followed by a 6:30 PM reception and book signing.  Monday, September 24th will begin with registration and coffee at 8:30 AM in McGowin Hall.  A lecture and response time will follow at 9 AM in Moore Hall.  All events are free of charge and open to the community.   Click here for full details. 


Used Baptismal Font Needed

New Bethel UMC in Crestview is looking for a used Baptismal Font, either donated or to be purchased.  If there is any church that has updated their Baptismal Font and is looking to dispose of their old one, please contact Pastor Gary Jones at revgaryj@aol.com or call 850-572-2482.  Thank You.


Click here to find Mobile District Charge Conference Schedule


Job/Ministry Opportunities

Click here for job descriptions and details

Tanner Williams UMC - Part Time Children's Director

Mobile Area Interfaith Conference - Executive Director      

Lynn Haven UMC - Children's Minister

Kingswood UMC - Part Time Nursery Worker

Dumas Wesley Community Center - Evening Child Care Aide (Part Time)

Dumas Wesley Community Center - Evening Resident Advisor (Part Time)

Satsuma UMC - Pianist Position

Wilmer UMC - Pianist Position


District Events

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

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

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

September 29 - Early Response Team Training - West Side UMC - 8am - 3pm

October 14 - Mobile District Town Hall Meeting

Church Events

September 23-24 - Dill Lecture Series - Dauphin Way UMC

September 29 - Early Response Team Training - West Side UMC - 8am - 3pm

Conference Events

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

August 25 - Means of Grace | Day Apart for Spiritual Formation (Fifth Session)

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

August 27  - Social Principles Listening Sessions

August 28 - Clergy Sexual Ethics Training Event -  FUMC Dothan

September 9 - Blue Lake Sunday

September 15 - One Day, An Older Adult Event

September 17-20 - Prayer Shawl Retreat 2018

October 6 - At The Table Event - Mobile Vision Center - 10am - 2pm

October 14 - Mobile District Town Hall Meeting

Click here to find The Alabama West Florida Conference Calendar

 
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