"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest" Matthew 11:28 NIV
The Southeastern Jurisdiction (SEJ) is a part of The United Methodist Church, providing spiritual formation, leadership development, and worship opportunities for all. We believe that informed, trained, and challenged Christians can bring much-needed transformation to the church and communities all over the world. We invite you to become acquainted with our ministry outreach across the Southeast.
United Methodist Volunteers In Mission (UMVIM), Southeastern Jurisdiction, is a grassroots movement within The United Methodist Church designed to provide an official channel whereby Christians, both lay and clergy, may offer their skills and talents for Christian service at home and around the world on short term assignments at their own expense. Their work includes construction and renewing of mission facilities, teaching, witnessing, conducting medical clinics, conducting Bible study or Bible School for children, and serving in disaster relief efforts around the world.
Ashville United Methodist Church belongs to the Cheaha District within the United Methodist Church and North Alabama Conference. Ashville UMC is an UP and coming Church, playing a "significant part" in each members life, and in the community of Ashville, AL. Ashville UMC has many doors through which people share in serving God and others. Whether you visit in person or via the Internet, we hope you discover something here to encourage you in your spiritual journey. Together, we can Open Hearts, Open Minds and Open Doors.
The people of The United Methodist Church are part of the second largest Protestant denomination in the United States. Our worldwide connection includes approximately 12.5 million members.
The United Methodist Church does not have a central headquarters or a single executive leader. Duties are divided among bodies that include the General Conference, the Council of Bishops and the Judicial Council. Each of these entities is required by our Constitution, a foundational document, to be part of our structure, and plays a significant role in the life of the church. As the primary legislative body, General Conference is the only entity with the authority to speak on behalf of the entire United Methodist Church.
The General Conference meets every four years to consider the business and mission of the church. An equal number of lay and clergy delegates are elected from United Methodist bodies around the world to decide matters of policy and procedure for the denomination.
In the United States of America, The United Methodist Church is divided into five areas known as jurisdictions: Northeastern, Southeastern, North Central, South Central and Western. These provide some program and leadership training events to support the annual conferences. Every four years the jurisdictional conferences meet to elect new bishops and select members of general boards and agencies. Annual conferences located outside the United States are organized into central conferences, much like jurisdictions.
There are seven central conferences: Africa, Central and Southern Europe, Congo, Germany, Northern Europe, Philippines, and West Africa.
"So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand." Isaiah 41:10 NIV
...was formed when the Methodist Church and the Evangelical United Brethren Church merged in 1968. But we trace our heritage back to the movement begun in 1729 in England by John and Charles Wesley.
"I can do everything through him who gives me strength." Philippians 4:13 NIV
Regional Contact SE Jurisdiction:
Ms. Anne S. Travis, Secretary
P.O. Box 850
Alcoa, TN 37701
The United Methodist Center is located on the campus of Birmingham-Southern College. It houses the office of the Bishop and the North Alabama Conference staff plus three District offices. Birmingham-Southern College is located off US Interstate 20/59 at the Arkadelphia Road exit (123). To get to the United Methodist Center, take the road through the guard gate until it comes to a "T". Take a right at the "T" and then a right at the next stop sign. The United Methodist Center will be on your left. The Cheaha District Office is located in the United Methodist Center on the campus of Birmingham-Southern College. Parking is available behind the building.
The United Methodist Center
898 Arkadelphia Road
Birmingham, AL 35204
The Bishop Rev. Dr. Debra Wallace-Padgett was elected a Bishop of the United Methodist Church at the 2012 Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference.
Dr. Clinton Hubbard, Jr.
The Mission Project ~ Bazillion Book Drive
The North Alabama Conference is a connection of the approximately 717 United Methodist Churches within the geographical area from the middle of Alabama north to the Tennessee state line. The mission - Discover, Develop and Deploy Spiritual Leaders to make Disciples of Jesus Christ for the Transformation of the World.
Bishop Rev. Dr. Debra Wallace-Padgett
United Methodist Men have traditionally been men of vision and purpose. The vision has led the leaders of United Methodist Men to develop new methods to accomplish their goals and make their dreams become reality! Our mission is to support spiritual growth among men, helping men to mature as disciples as they encourage spiritual formation in others. Our goal is to empower the ministry of Jesus Christ through men within the congregations of the UMC. Our pathway is a lifelong commitment to spiritual growth to maturity as Christ followers. Our spiritual formation is marked by spiritual reproduction, as our faith passes on in others. 1.Scouting Ministry, 2.Prayer Ministry, 3.Evangelism Ministry.
United Methodist Women shall be a community of women whose purpose is to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ; to develop a creative, supportive fellowship; and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church.
United Methodist Women Reading Program encourages members to think critically about current issues through an annual selection of member-reviewed books. It offers an excellent opportunity to deepen your spirituality and to broaden your understanding of our mission work. The Reading Program Leads to Action! For 140 years, United Methodist Women have been involved in mission that includes prayer, study and action. The Reading Program is a study opportunity, but it should also lead to action.
The purpose of the program is to encourage United Methodist Women members to:
• Expand understanding of and participation in God’s mission
• Increase sensitivity to all human beings—their needs, interests and concerns
• Encourage critical thinking about issues facing humanity today
• Grow in understanding of Scripture as it relates to Christian faith in contemporary life
• Enhance self-knowledge and act from that knowledge
• Strengthen involvement in local and global Christian mission
Brenda Thompson administrates the United Methodist Women Reading Program and welcomes book recommendations, as well as questions and suggestions about the reading program. When suggesting a book please include the title, author, publisher, date of publication and price.
**AUMC member Shirley W. Mitchell's original book, "Fabulous after 50~Finding Fulfillment for Tomorrow" was listed on the 2004 Women Reading Program in "Nurturing"**
Spring 2005 - "Fabulous after 50®" is an excellent read about meeting this prime time with a positive attitude toward aging. This book boldly speaks to this generation and it would also be a good study guide. The book helps you realize that even as you pass through physical, emotional and spiritual changes, by welcoming 50, you open yourself up to powerful places of possibility"... Sue Stevens, Women's Mission Team, Spiritual Growth, University United Methodist Church 1120 S. Harrison Road East Lansing, MI 48823
The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to alleviating human suffering around the globe. UMCOR’s work includes programs and projects in disaster response, health, sustainable agriculture, food security, relief supplies, and more.
United Methodist Disaster Relief Warehouse - This Disaster Relief and Missions, under the auspice of the Northwest District of the North Alabama United Methodist Conference, is charged with responsibility of organizing the development of disaster relief supplies such as cleaning buckets, health kits, and school kits among others. It provides opportunities for church mission committees and others to fulfill their ministries. The volunteers engage in preparing medical supplies for Volunteer in Mission teams, box ministry, the infant casket ministry as well as a Christmas Shoe Box ministry for United Methodist missionaries. The Disaster Relief Warehouse is continually looking for ways to assist local churches and missions both locally and internationally.
Ray Crump, Director
3220 Highway 31 South, Building F, Decatur, AL 35603
P.O. Box 1133 Decatur, AL 35602