District News

USA Wesley Foundation Cook-off and

Auction to be held October 26th!

SAVE THE DATE for this 12th Annual Event!! 

We are positive that South Brookley UMC (last year's winner pictured below) has already begun their plan for a continued winning streak! 

Let's give them a run for their money! 

  Please plan now to support USA Wesley!!  

What dish will your church serve?

New Semester Begins for Students at USA Wesley Foundation

As a new semester begins, the USA Wesley Foundation wants to continue the tradition of providing meals each Tuesday night. We are seeking volunteers to help provide this meal each week.  This is an important time in the lives of these young students and what a great opportunity for you to show hospitality and get to know them as they grow in their relationship with Christ!  They expect to feed approximately 40 folks each week. Wesley will have paper products and drinks so you only need the meal... but be sure to include a dessert – we are talking about college students you know.  :-)  You are welcome to stay and eat with the students or you may simply drop off the food at the Wesley Foundation by 5:30pm. This could be a great project for your Sunday School Class or a small group within your church. 
Please consider supporting the students of The Wesley Foundation in this way and  click here to sign up!

IgniteMOBILE, Inc. and it's Mission

IgniteMOBILE has many goals but its primary mission is to support and encourage new ministries and businesses in the Mobile area.  IgniteMOBILE does this by using its nonprofit status as a parent company which allows other ministries or businesses to use this tax code to apply for grants and function as a full nonprofit. As your ministry or business grows to a desired size, these entities may branch off under their own nonprofit status. Click here for more details about the organization.

Upcoming Connectional Webinars

The Connectional Webinar Series is a training opportunity using enhanced technology through the Office of Connectional Ministries. You can enter this virtual, informative, educational, interactive experience from your home or office! All you need is a computer and the Internet.  Click here to find information about upcoming or past available webinars.

Shop UMCmarket and help Open Doors

If you haven't yet checked out the new UMCmarket, its an innovative and simple program that offers savings for you while generating contributions for your ministry. Whether purchasing items for donation or shopping for family and friends, it's a great way to give twice, at no additional cost to you. Open Doors is listed as an option for your donation when purchasing online through UMCmarket. This would be a great way to help Open Doors, Inc. continue in its mission for supporting community ministries as you shop online for Christmas.
 Click here to watch a brief video and learn more about the benefits of UMCmarket!

Alabama Rural Ministry Offers Opportunities to Serve and Learn

Alabama Rural Ministry (ARM) has lots going on and needs your help.  Check out the ARM website to find all of the news.

United Methodist Development Fund - How We Can Partner With You?

The Development Fund would like to help your church build, expand, or renovate. We loan money to churches at rates that are significantly lower than typical commercial rates and we offer loan terms of up to 15 years. In addition, the Development Fund charges no points or closing costs.

Because we are a non-profit that serves our conference, the Development Fund Board is made up of United Methodists with financial backgrounds and also has experience complying to the Book of Discipline guidelines for building and loan projects. The reward received from helping churches like Navarre is "why we do what we do," says Terri Turner, Executive Director of the Alabama-West Florida United Methodist Foundation.

When considering finance options for your next project we invite you to fill out a loan application at www.alwfumf.org

To get started on a new loan for your ministry, contact Terri at 334-793-6820 or foundation@alwfumf.org.

Click here to find free resources from RETHINK CHURCH

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Job/Ministry Opportunities - click here for full descriptions