2017 Alabama-West Florida Annual Conference
The Alabama-West Florida Conference met June 4-7, 2017, at Frazer Memorial United Methodist Church in Montgomery, Alabama.
Presiding was Bishop David Graves, and guest speakers included Claire Bowel and Dr. Victor Dingus.
- A resolution concerning the welfare of unaccompanied migrant children in the conference was amended to include the state of Florida, and then was approved.
- A resolution concerning adequate, long-term funding for Medicaid in Alabama was amended to include Florida, and then was approved.
Number of retiring clergy: 21
Membership stands at 137,618, down 2,253 or 1 percent from the previous year.
Worship attendance stands at 61,273, down 2 percent.
Church school attendance stands at 22,011, down seven percent.
Professions or reaffirmations stands for 2016 were 2,514, down 700.
Adult and young adults in small groups: 44,257, down just over 5 percent.
Worshippers engaged in mission: 29,194, down eleven percent.
Submitted by Mary Catherine Phillips, director of communications