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February 10, 2012

PUMC Youth Shares Personal Account of Mission Work

Name: Hannah Gipson Age: 17 School: Prattville Christian Academy Years Attended Prattville United Methodist Church: 17 What mission trips have you participated in with PUMC? Nashville 2009; Hinton NC 2010, 2011; Choir Tour 2010, ...

February 09, 2012

"Next Year in Jerusalem"

(Rev. Joe Bullington) - That’s the way the Passover Seder ends, and it’s appropriate for the Alabama-West Florida Conference; Bishop Paul Leeland invites the conference to join him in January of 2013 for a pilgrimage to the Holy ...

February 08, 2012

AWF Lay Leader Plays Key Role in MLK Memorial

As we celebrate Black History Month, probably the most notable leader in the Civil Rights Movement is now properly memorialized in our nation's capital thanks to one of our outstanding leaders in the Alabama-West Florida ...

February 06, 2012

Nellie Burge Announces New Executive Director

The Board of Directors of the Nellie Burge Community Center proudly announces the appointment of Debbie Dobbins as the new Executive Director. Ms. Dobbins brings to this position 25 years experience with nonprofits and over twelve...

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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