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

March 16, 2017

Click here to see the most recent edition of the

AWF Conference Focus on Mission Newsletter. 

Lots of important information and you will find several articles from around the Mobile District!

Upcoming Emmaus Walks

As a pastor, I've used Emmaus over the years as a discipleship tool to encourage my leaders in taking the next step in their walk with Christ. Here at Saraland UMC, we send as many of our members as possible. I especially recommend Emmaus to all pastors and leaders, not only for their own renewal but also so leaders can refer then others to this experience. Emmaus, published by The Upper Room, is a 72-hour retreat that includes a number of biblical talks and powerful worship experiences. It is open to people in all denominations. We're fortunate, here in the Mobile District, to have Servant Heart Emmaus retreats held nearby in Citronelle. Upcoming dates, which often fill up quickly, are Men's Walk (Sept 21-24) and Women's Walk (Oct 12-15). You can find an application by clicking HERE. Scholarships are available. For information, please feel free to contact me any time.  -Rev. Mike Hoppe, Saraland UMC,,  251-675-2728   

UMCOR Sunday (formerly One Great Hour of Sharing) is March 26

When disaster strikes around the globe—Haiti’s 2010 earthquake or Typhoon Haiyan in 2013—so many watching the drama unfold on our living room televisions feel entirely helpless. How could any one person make a difference in the wake of such widespread devastation? As responders around the globe scramble to help survivors, the United Methodist Committee on Relief, UMCOR, is prepared to act. When you give, you equip Christ’s body to serve in His name. That’s because your generous giving to UMCOR Sunday (formerly One Great Hour of Sharing) is what allows UMCOR to act as the arms and legs of Christ’s church, moving toward the most vulnerable in their darkest days. Convinced that all people have God-given worth and dignity—without regard to race, religion or gender—together we are assisting those impacted by crisis or chronic need. More information here

Invitations from West Side UMC.........

  • 3rd Sunday United Methodist Women Mission Lunch on March 19th at 12 noon. Bring your appetite & join us for good food & fellowship. Cost is $6. 
  • Lenten Luncheons every Wednesday beginning March 22nd thru April 12th at 12 noon.  Cost is only $6 for one of the best lunches offered in the city of Mobile. Guest preachers/speakers to be announced. Those looking for a great meal and fellowship, visit us at 269 Mohawk Street in the Midtown section of Mobile.

Click here to find more details about the competition!

Job/Ministry Opportunities

St. Mark UMC - Part Time Children's Minister
Dumas Wesley Community Center - Part Time Office Assistant: Sybil H. Smith Family Village

District Dates

Second Sunday of Each Month - North Mobile District SINGSPIRATION- 6pm - March at Mt. Vernon, April at Creola

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

May 29 - Dumas Wesley Community Center Plane Pull Fundraiser

Church Dates

March 19 - St John UMC - Evening of Praise and Worship to Benefit Inner City Mission

March 19 - West Side UMW Mission Lunch - Noon

March 22 - April 12 - West Side UMC Lenten Luncheons - Wednesdays - 12 noon - $6

Conference Dates

April 21 - 22 - United Methodist Men's Advance Spring Meeting

June 4 - 7 - 2017 AWF Annual Conference

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


Open Hearts. Open Minds. Open Doors.