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Friday - April 25, 2014
RESCHEDULED: Seed Cast - Growing A Culture Of Generosity

April has proved to be a busy month for the people of the Alabama-West Florida Conference and we have received feedback that it is not the best time to have the event, SEED CAST – GROWING A CULTURE OF GENEROSITY. With this in mind, we are going to postpone the event to the early fall.  

We know that this event is important in the life of the Church, and we want it to be as successful as possible. We are currently working with our speakers to choose a date in the early fall that will allow us to keep the same structure, cost, and great speakers. We will have the new date soon.  

Grace and Peace, 
Dan Pezet
Conference Board of Discipleship
Division of Stewardship Chairperson


The Conference Board of Discipleship, Division of Stewardship, presents SEED CAST:  GROWING A CULTURE OF GENEROSITY April 25 - 26, 2014 at First United Methodist Church in Pensacola, FL.

What is SEED CAST?  Seed Cast 2014 is a conference about generosity. There are many misunderstood concepts surrounding faith and finances. What if we took a step back and rethought our approach to finances as a church? This conference is going to explore growing a culture of generosity in our churches, where we acknowledge that God has been generous to us, and we are called to live into God’s image.

Conference Objectives?  Participants will gain two practical ideas that they may implement in their churches within one year:  

  • Churches will begin to develop a culture of generosity that will spread throughout the Alabama-West Florida Conference and beyond;
  • Participants will receive information needed to lead conversations about generosity in their home churches

Who should attend?  Pastors, Lay Leaders, Members of the Finance and Stewardship committees, and anyone who wants to learn about living a generous life. In other words, this event is open to all clergy and laity!

Keynote speaker will be Dr. Clayton SmithExecutive Pastor of Generosity at The Church of the Resurrection (COR).  Dr. Smith gives leadership to COR's operating, strategic mission and capital campaigns, memorial committee, and Foundation Board.  He also directs the Pathways to Ministry program and assist candidates for ordained ministry.

Workshop presenters will be:  Dr. Henry Roberts (retired, Alabama-West Florida Conference), Ken Sloane (Director of Stewardship and Connectional Ministries, General Board of Discipleship), Brent Spicer (Dave Ramsey), Dr. Clayton Smith (COR), Dr. Robbins Sims (District Superintendent, Montgomery-Opelika District, Alabama-West Florida Conference), and Pat Luna (Compass Consulting, LLC; Alabama-West Florida Conference).

Click HERE for a full packet of information.

CEU"s awarded in the amount of 0.8.  

For more information about this event, please Rev. Dan Pezet or Rev. Ed Glaize





Friday - April 25, 2014
UMW Assembly 2014
The United Methodist Women are excited to announce Assembly 2014: Make it Happen April 25 - 27, 2014 at the Kentucky International Convention Center (Louisville, KY).  Assembly is a time for study, worship and fellowship as United Methodist Women members and partners come together from all over the United States and the world.
The 2014 Assembly will focus on:
  • Giving Voice to the Individual Assembly will honor and equip the individual woman to lead, excel and find her own voice;
  • Connecting for Action Assembly will help women connect with one another and with partners in mission to further the PURPOSE;
  • Practicing Radical Welcome Assembly will help women expand their vision and their capacity to welcome new and unnoticed women to participate, join and shape our work; and 
  • Supporting United Methodist Women Strategically Assembly will inspire women to support this vital mission movement through engagement and giving.
This vision statement offers building blocks that build from the individual to connecting with our partners and one another to welcoming women from different ages, races, languages and cultures. It also challenges us to consider how we support the work of United Methodist Women now and into the future.
Click HERE for details and to register.  
Saturday - April 26, 2014
ERT Recertification Course - Covenant UMC, Dothan - April 26, 2014

For ERT team members whose UMCOR badges are expiring, this class reviews the concepts and guidelines of the basic class and provides updates on disaster response procedures as a whole. New photo and new background checks are required, along with this class in order to be recertified.

The cost is $20 which includes lunch, ID badge and background check. Make checks payable to Convenant United Methodist Church.

To register, contact David Clark at 334-545-9533 or

Saturday - April 26, 2014
Mission Day at River City Church
River City United Methodist Church hosts the 4th Saturday Community-Wide Mission Day on Saturday, April 26, 2014, 9 am - 11 am.  
What will be available?
  • Prayer stations
  • Dental Screenings (adults and children)
  • Health screenings: Glucose and vital signs
  • Career & Resume Services
  • Children’s Craft
And you will have a change to enter to win FREE BUS PASSES!  Must be present to win.  
Call the church office 334.263.0549 for more information.  Attached below is a downloadable flyer.

first come, first served 
Monday - April 28, 2014
Dothan District Spring District Gathering

The Dothan District will host a Spring District Gathering April 28, 2014 at Grace Park Community Church beginning at 6pm.  Brochure of Reports to the 2014 Annual Conference will be distributed.

We will have a very high spirited program presented by a group from Harvest called “Harvest Blend.”  Click to hear a sample of Harvest Blend -

Below is a downloadable flyer.

For more information, please contact the district office 334.792.4259.



Monday - April 28, 2014
Spring Gathering

The Dothan District will host a Spring District Gathering April 28, 2014.  Brochure of Reports to the 2014 Annual Conference will be distributed.

More details are forthcoming.

For more information about this meeting, please contact the district office 334.792.4259.