January 27, 2012

The Best Advice I Ever Received

(Dr. Herb Sadler) - The best advice I ever got in my ministry came from the father of Bishop Mike Watson. I was a 25 year old recent seminary graduate and had just been appointed as Associate Pastor of First UMC, Dothan. Excell ...

January 25, 2012

One Great Hour of Sharing Hits Home

(Amelia Fletcher, AWF Disaster Response Coordinator) - A mantra of disaster work is that “ All disasters are LOCAL.” In that vein, UMCOR’s funding is unique to each disaster and it depends on the assessment and willingness of the ...

January 25, 2012

Safe Sanctuaries Training Presented By Author Joy Melton

Seminar To Help Develop Policies And Procedures For Reducing Risk Of Abuse In Churches And Organizations On February 21, 2012, First United Methodist Church of Pensacola will host Rev. Joy Melton, author of the United Methodist ...

January 17, 2012

AWF Cabinet January Meeting Summary

(Dr. Jeremy Pridgeon) - The Cabinet of the Alabama-West Florida Annual Conference met last week in a regularly scheduled session in Montgomery. We continue to celebrate the work of local congregations in "Living the Mission" of ...

January 13, 2012

Alabama Rural Ministry Anticipates Helping Many in New Year

(Lisa Pierce) - 1) Bring a mission team 2) Help us recruit summer staff 3) Come ride or support the Cycle of Service Bike Ride Across Alabama in May The New Year has come and once again, Alabama Rural Ministry (ARM) is off to the ...

January 12, 2012

Catapult Missional Grant Makes Immediate Impact

Below is a letter from a clergy spouse, Carmen McCullough, to Rev. Brian Miller in response to a Catapult missional grant written December 30, 2011. The Church at 301 Dexter received this grant to implement a brown bag ministry to...

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