District News

MEMO FROM THE BAYPINES DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT’S DESK:

(New) Charge Conference Forms Now Available -2018 Charge Conference Forms are now available online. You may access them through this link or go to our home page and click on the link under Quick Links. Should you have questions, please contact your district office. Click here to access forms

Baypines District Town Hall Meeting - Bishop David Graves, resident Bishop of the Alabama-West Florida Conference, will hold a Town Hall Meeting on Sunday, August 5, 2018 at 3:00 pm at Bay Minette FUMC. The Church address is 120 West 2nd Street, Bay Minette, AL  36507. Please take advantage of this opportunity to visit with our Bishop here in the Baypines District.

Sexual Ethics Training Registration Now Live -All clergy in the Alabama-West Florida Conference should mark their calendars for one of the below dates and locations for the Quadrennial Sexual Ethics Requirement, sponsored by the AWF Board of Ordained Ministry. The deadline to register for training is August 6, 2018.

Dates and locations are as follows (choose one event to attend):
Saturday, August 25 at The Vision Center, Mobile
Monday, August 27 at St. James UMC, Montgomery
Tuesday, August 28 at FUMC Dothan
Click here for details and to register

Jubilee Shores UMC will host an Arts & Crafts Show on September 22, 2018 from 9:00 am -1:00 pm.  If you would like to rent a spot for only $25 you can do so at https//goo.gl/forms/RDbh7WKgBkq2tC5y2  

Deadline to register is September 1. The event itself is free.  We already have a Scentsy booth, local artists, and crafters signed up! We would love to have bakers, local businesses, and other representatives to join us.  If you have questions, please contact Heather Partin at heatherjsumc@gmail.com.  

Catfish & Catechism Baypines District 2018 - All clergy and laity are welcome to join DS Darren McClellan and friends for Catfish and Catechism beginning in March 2018 in various locations across the Baypines District. This will be a renewing time of encouragement, prayer, study, and formation as we engage the Scriptures through the historic lens of John Wesley. The course is open to all who desire to be further equipped for the work of ministry in the United Methodist Church. 

 The Invitation: For laity and clergy who seek to be further equipped for the task of ministry in the United Methodist Church.

The Method: Psalms, Study, Supper, and Sauce.

Source Material (in addition to your Bible):  Oden, Thomas C. John Wesley’s Teachings, Volume 1: God and Providence, Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2012.

Chapter 1: God      

Sept-24 (10am @ AND)

Chapter 2: The Primacy of Scripture

Oct-1 (10am @ AND)

Chapter 3: Tradition

Oct-8 (10am @ AND)

Chapter 4: Reason

Oct-15 (10am @ BRE)

Chapter 5: Experience

Oct-22 (10am @ BRE)

Chapter 6: Creation, Providence, and Evil

Oct-29 (10am @ BRE)

Chapter 7: Man

Nov-5 (10am @ MONR)

Chapter 8: Sin

Nov-19 (10am @ MONR)

Chapter 9: Original Sin

Nov-26 (10am @ MONR)

(AND) First UMC Andalusia, (BRE) First UMC Brewton, (MONR) First UMC Monroeville

 

OTHER AWFUMC CONFERENCE NEWS:

Alabama-West Florida Conference Cooperative Mission u Event, July 20-21

Lake Junaluska Summer Youth Event III, July 20-23

Early Response Team (ERT) Training - West Side UMC, August 11

Lake Junaluska Festival of Wisdom and Grace, August 13-16

AWF Boundary Training, August 25

Means of Grace | Day Apart for Spiritual Formation (Fifth Session), August 25

AWF Boundary Training, August 27

AWF Boundary Training, August 28

Blue Lake Sunday, September 9

One Day, An Older Adult Event, September 15

Prayer Shawl Retreat 2018, September 17-20

 

OPPORTUNITIES IN THE BAYPINES DISTRICT:

(New) Daphne United Methodist has an opening for a part time Contemporary Worship Leader.  The person will provide vocal and musical leadership to the Sunday morning Contemporary worship service. Responsible for the planning, preparation, and coordination of all aspects of music, lights, and multimedia for this service. Please contact Allison Blaylock at DUMC (252)-654-9967 or email allison@dumc.org

FUMC  Atmore is looking for a Youth Leader.  If interested, please contact the Church Office at (251) 368-8197 for a complete job description. 

Jubilee Shores UMC in Fairhope, Alabama has an immediate opening for an Administrative Assistant (Part-Time). The person selected must have a good attitude, pleasant personality, and be a team player. Prior Administrative experience, including basic computer skills, are beneficial. Interested applicants should submit a resume to Jubilee Shores UMC, PO Box 1046, Fairhope, AL 36533. For any questions, please contact Sharon Hays via e-mail @ martinhays@bellsouth.net.

Orange Beach UMC is seeking a full time (40 hours/week) Contemporary Worship and Student Minister. For more information on this position, please contact Rev. Emily D. Kincaid, Executive Minister at Orange Beach UMC at (251) 981-6751 or email ekincaid@orangebeachumc.org

Guy’s Chapel United Methodist Church in Bay Minette (Rabun area) is seeking a part time Youth Minister. This position will be on Sundays, Wednesday evenings and on special occasions. For more information on this position, please contact Mrs. Maxine Stewart at (251) 937-5996 or (251) 253-2496.