Marianna-Panama City District NEWS

Check out the coming events below!





The Marianna-Panama City District has moved into an office again! As many of you already know, Hurricane Michael destroyed the district office. We were temporarily working out of Shelly's house until now.    With office space in Panama City in short supply, we are so thankful to have found this new place.  The district office is downstairs, suite 100, and the UMCOR Hurricane Michael Recovery Team is upstairs, suite 200.  Below is our new address and phone number.  Feel free to call or stop by if you need anything.  

A Lenten Challenge from Bishop David Graves

Bishop David Graves has offered a Lenten challenge for the people of the Alabama-West Florida Conference and beyond. Click here or to see the video. We invite you to share this challenge with your local churches and on social media. 

You may also listen to this message as an audio-only podcast by clicking here, by searching for "AWFUMC Podcasts" on iTunes or in your preferred podcast player. We invite you to subscribe to these podcasts.

District Disaster Updates...for pastors of damaged churches.

Let’s compare notes on contractors, FEMA grants, demolition, asbestos testing and a host of item we’re dealing with.  We’ll have some advisers like public adjusters, consultants etc. for extra help.

 WHEN: Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM

908 S. Tyndall Parkway
Panama City, FL 32401

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Rev. Jon Laughlin, Pastor, Trinity UMC
Rev. Jack Stanley, Pastor, Parker UMC

Lunch provided, so come and eat..  RSVP @ 307-630-7384 for a head count...if you can’t do fried chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy and beans...please advise when making your reservation.

Got A pick-up truck?

Lend a Hand (and Truck) with UMCOR


The Hurricane Michael Recovery team is looking for local volunteers with pick-up trucks that would be willing to serve on an as-needed basis.  If you drive a truck and are willing to occasionally pick up appliances and/or supplies and move them within the district to client's homes, please contact Marcy at or  850-740-3966 to be added to the call list.

Hurricane michael recovery

Hurricane Michael Recovery

UMCOR partners are continuing their local recovery in response to Hurricane Michael in the Alabama-West Florida, South Georgia and Florida annual conferences. UMCOR solidarity grants were awarded to support initial response efforts in the Alabama-West Florida and Florida conferences. Additionally, recovery grants were approved in the amounts of $118,271 for the Florida Conference and $617,368 for the Alabama-West Florida Conference to support vital survivor services, including disaster case management, reconstruction and volunteer coordination. UMCOR is supporting these conferences as they develop and plan to resource their long-term recovery programs.  Click HERE for more information.  

preconference briefing

2019 Annual Conference Pre-conference Briefing Dates Announced

The Alabama-West Florida Conference will hold seven pre-annual conference briefings for clergy and lay members to annual conference. These meetings will be under the direction of Rev. Ashley Davis, AWF Director of Connectional Ministries and Conference Secretary. Rev. Davis will review the highlights of the agenda, discuss 2020 General Conference delegate voting procedures and answer any questions related to annual conference. Each briefing will last no more than 90 minutes. If you are a clergy or lay member to annual conference, please plan to attend. If a reserve delegate is attending for you, please make sure they are aware of this briefing. You may attend any briefing that works with your schedule.

March 31: Demopolis District: Demopolis FUMC, 4:00pm
April 28: Montgomery-Opelika and Montgomery Prattville Districts: Frazer Memorial UMC, 3:00pm
April 7: Marianna-PC District: Panama City FUMC, 3:00pm 
April 7: Dothan District: Ozark FUMC, 6:00
May 5: Pensacola District: Navarre UMC, 3:00pm
May 19: Mobile District: Saraland UMC, 3:00pm
May 19: Baypines District: Bay Minette FUMC, 6:00pm

annual conference

Annual Conference 2019 is quickly approaching! This year's theme is, "This We Proclaim." We are most appreciative to Dr. Larry Bryars and his staff at Frazer Memorial UMC in Montgomery, AL, for hosting us again this year as well as Dr. Jeremy Pridgeon and his staff at Montgomery FUMC for hosting the ordination and commissioning service. This year we welcome Bishop Tracy Smith Malone from the East Ohio Conference for the opening worship and commission and ordination services. Sean Dietrich from "Sean of the South" will be the laity banquet speaker and the spouse's luncheon speaker. Jarvis Wilson and Keith Wilson will be leading our music once again. Please note several important highlights and changes to annual conference.  

Annual conference is Sunday, June 2-Wednesday, June 5, 2019.