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

May 25, 2017

Prayers and Concerns

Pastor Valerie England passed away Saturday, May 20, 2017. She is the daughter of Reverend Velma England, Zion Chapel UMC/Simpson Chapel UMC. Her funeral service will be at 1:00 pm Saturday, May 27, 2017 at Marion Baptist Academy, 3315 Centreville Street, Marion, AL  36756. Valerie formerly served Mt. Sinai UMC, Demopolis District and Wesley Chapel, Mobile District. Please keep the family in your prayers.

Servant Heart Leadership Development

Servant Heart is hosting an upcoming Leadership Development.  This event is open to any who are interested in learning more about Emmaus.  The board will be in attendance and we all hope to see you there!  There is no fee for the event, but you will need to register if you would like to attend.  

To read about the upcoming Southeastern Emmaus Leadership Development Event:

Where: Spanish Fort,  AL
Dates: June 9-10
June 9 - Clergy training 1-5 pm*
Jun 10 - LDE 9 am - 4pm
To Register,  email:

There is no fee for the event, but there will be a $10 Fee to cover the cost of lunch for those who are interested. (Or you can find lunch on your own at one of the nearby eateries!)

USA Wesley Annual

Paddle Skedaddle

Spend the morning on the water racing (or moseying) this 1.5 mile course with your family or as an individual!  There will be awards, lots of fair games & concessions on the grounds! 

This family-friendly event will take place at 5 Rivers (off the Causeway) on the June 3rd.  Boats launch from the launch site in front of Delta Safaris and line up at the docks at 5 Rivers.  Spectators will cheer the boat teams as they start from the docks and race around a small island at the end of the cut-through that connects Sardine Pass with Justin’s Bay. 

While contestants are on the water, there are lots of fun activities for adults and children.  There will be food and fair games galore.  After the race, there will be awards given in a number of categories including, “parent/child teams”, “most creatively dressed team”, “loudest cheering section”, the coveted “Pews & Canoes Award” for the church with the most supporters there, etc.  

Funds raised go to the USA Wesley Foundation Building Fund. If the weather is unpredictable and you want to know about cancellation click here!

 Sponsored by the Quadw Missional Internship

Book of Reports are in the District Office!  Someone from your church can drop by and pick up copies for your delegates Monday thru Thursday, 9am until 4:30pm.  If you want to call before you come the number is 251-345-3313. We used last years requests for digital copies and printed copies as a guideline for ordering.  If you plan to use digital, please download to your device before getting to conference; the internet is very slow because there are so many folks trying to use it at one time!  :-)

Click here to find updated details about

Annual Conference 2017

  • Clergy Directory photo appointment instructions for pastors.
  • The 2017 Guide to Annual Conference
  • Working Agenda
  • At the beginning of the Tuesday session in Wesley Hall, they are asking all clergy to find their local church lay delegates and sit with them by district. This will be important for one of the morning teaching sessions.  Click here to see seating chart and more.....

Job/Ministry Opportunities

Click here for job descriptions and details

Broadmoor UMC - Director of Children's Ministries

Dauphin Way UMC – Accounting Administrator

St. Mark UMC - Part Time Youth Minister
St. Mark UMC - Part Time Children's Minister
Mobile Area Interfaith Conference (parent organization of the Metro Jail Ministry) - Part Time Accounting Assistant Position
Toulminville-Warren Street UMC -  Day Care Teacher
Dauphin Way UMC – Children’s Ministry Assistant

District Dates

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

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

June 3 - USA Wesley Foundation Paddle Skedaddle - 9am-2pm

June 9-10 - Servant Heart Leadership Development - Spanish Fort UMC

June 10 - Diversity in Leadership Seminar- 9am-2pm

June 18 - Last Sunday in Pulpits for pastors in current appointment

June 20 - Moving Day for Pastors

July 9 - First Sunday in Pulpit for Pastors in new appointment

Church Dates

June 19-21 - Aldersgate UMC Revival - 6:30pm

Conference Dates

June 4 - 7 - 2017 AWF Annual Conference

June 10 - Focal Pointe Leadership Seminar at the Vision Center

June 18 - Last Sunday in Current Appointment for Moving Pastors

June 20 - Pastoral Moving Day

June 25-30 - Huntingdon Leadership Academy

Click here to find The Alabama West Florida Conference calendar online!
Open Hearts. Open Minds. Open Doors.