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This Week's News..............................................................December 13, 2018

Table of Contents:

Deadline Extended for Mobile District Mission Opportunity
UMC Human Relations Day
Annual Mobile District Conference
Save the Date - Post General Conference Meeting
Click here for Hurricane Michael Recovery News
Laity Discernment Event
No Spaghetti & Game Night at West Side UMC in December
Job/Ministry Opportunities
 


Deadline Extended for Mobile District Mission Opportunity

We currently have 11 signed up for our Ecuador Mission week.  These are adults and teenagers with servant hearts from 4 of our District churches.  It is not too late to sign up as we have extended the deadline.  This trip is your opportunity to journey to the beautiful Andes mountains of Ecuador around June 15-22.  Hands and feet are needed to work on a construction project, to supply medical care and/or provide a vacation bible school experience for children.  Now is the perfect time to add trip expenses to your Christmas gift list from family and friends. The total cost will be approximately $2,400. Deadline for your deposit of $200 has been extended to December 19th. Click here to find a flyer with more information or contact Jennifer Baumgarten at (251) 680-4370 or jenbaumgarten@gmail.com


UMC Human Relations Day

Human Relations Day is celebrated on January 20, 2019. Click here to find new resources to help your congregations promote this special Sunday and activities to educate why we celebrate Human Relations Day.


Annual Mobile District Conference

Our Annual District Conference will be held Sunday, January 6, 2019 at Christ United Methodist Church from 3-5pm.  Please mark your calendars, advertise in your church bulletins and your newsletters.  Listed below is the schedule and break-out sessions.

2:30 – 3:00      Registration and Fellowship
3:00 – 3:30      Worship and Business Meeting
3:45 – 4:15      Breakout Session 1
4:30 – 5:00      Breakout Session 2
 
Our topics for Breakout Sessions:

  • Being a Lay Leader
  • Ezra Reporting
  • S/PPR Committee
  • Taking the Next Steps – a Financial Education/Coaching Ministry
  • Local Church Trustees and Church Insurance
  • Hurricane Michael Recovery
  • Single Governance of Church Administration for Small Membership Churches

Save the Date - Post General Conference Meeting

Please save the date for a post 2019 general conference regional meeting in your area. Bishop David Graves and AWF conference leadership are inviting all clergy and laity to join them for an overview of the called session which will include a question and answer time. The dates and locations are below.
 
Thursday, March 7, 2019, at Montgomery FUMC
Saturday, March 9, 2019, at Covenant UMC in Dothan, AL
Sunday, March 10 2019, at Christ UMC in Mobile, AL

There will also be a clergy gathering on Monday, March 11, 2018, at Christ UMC in Mobile, AL, from 10am-2pm.


Click here for Hurricane Michael Recovery News


Laity Discernment Event

Click here for more information.


No Spaghetti & Game Night at West Side UMC in December

Spaghetti & Game Night will resume January 2019 - Every 3rd Friday at  West Side UMC - 4-7pm


Job/Ministry Opportunities

Click here for job descriptions and details

Tanner Williams UMC - Part Time Youth Director

Dumas Wesley Community Center - Part Time Youth Director


District Events

Second Sunday of Each Month - North Mobile District SINGSPIRATION- 6pm - Dec. Mt. Vernon UMC

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

January 6 - District Conference - Christ UMC - 3-5pm

March 10 - Post General Conference Meeting  at Christ UMC in Mobile, AL

March 11 - Clergy Gathering with Bishop Graves - Christ UMC

Conference Events

January 11-13 - Laity Discernment Event - River City UMC, Montgomery

January 12 - Chainsaw Safety and Use Training - Woodlawn UMC

January 21 - ARM Service Day

January 27-February 1 - The Academy For Spiritual Formation - Longing for God

March 7 - Post General Conference Meeting at Montgomery FUMC  

March 9 - Post General Conference Meeting at Covenant UMC in Dothan, AL

March 10 - Post General Conference Meeting  at Christ UMC in Mobile, AL

Click here to find The Alabama West Florida Conference Calendar

 
Open Hearts. Open Minds. Open Doors.