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Evangelist ministering through roadside signs

“I’m walking, pointing up…every honk and every wave, every thumb up, every shout, every point to God is a praise to God,” Eddie Burchfield said. ... Read more

11 months ago by Stephen Dawkins.

Churches plan creative Easter activities for families

Easter this year will look different amid the COVID-19 pandemic, but local churches are organizing social-distancing-oriented activities for families to enjoy together. Read more

11 months ago by Emily Sparacino.

Club studies different world religions

In the past six months, the group has been studying World Religions, noting similarities and differences in the details of Christianity, Judaism, Sikhism and Buddhism.  Read more

11 months ago by Staff Reports.

Asbury UMC finds new ways to minister during pandemic

“We may not be there, but everything we normally do we are still doing in some capacity,” Amy Gonzalez said. Read more

11 months ago by Stephen Dawkins.

PROFILE: LaKesha Williamson’s ministry is putting supplies into the hands of those who need it most

"It’s always been in me to help people, but about two years ago when we started doing a sock drive downtown at Christmas, I knew ... Read more

12 months ago by Emily Sparacino.

PROFILE: W.J. Posey’s life story has been tied to Coosa Valley Baptist for 43 years

“All of a sudden, everything in my view changed. I had never seen anything like it. I ran and told my mama that something had ... Read more

12 months ago by Stephen Dawkins.

Anchor for the Soul holds Mardi Gras party

FROM STAFF REPORTS NORTH SHELBY – A Mardi Gras party on Tuesday, Feb. 25, was just the latest occasion for guests and volunteers to have ... Read more

1 year ago by Stephen Dawkins.

Registration open for Women of the Word Conference

For the sixth straight year, the church will host the Women of the Word (WOW) Conference, a multifaceted event featuring various speakers and live music. Read more

1 year ago by Emily Sparacino.

Camp Branch UMC celebrating 200 years

Dot Finley, a lifelong member of Camp Branch United Methodist Church, remembers the days when the church’s two small Sunday school rooms had space heaters ... Read more

1 year ago by Briana Harris.

‘There is hope:’ Ministry supports people touched by incarceration

“Our whole purpose is to share the transforming love and forgiveness of Jesus Christ, to impact the lives of incarcerated citizens,” Deb Timmons said. Read more

1 year ago by Emily Sparacino.

Thank God it’s Friday? Not so much

I found a volume in a used book story a few years back on the life and death of President William McKinley. It was interesting ... Read more

1 year ago by Staff Reports.

Hallelujah, How The Angels Sang?

The book of Acts tells about Aquila and Priscilla who were helpers in the early church. They had the gift of exhortation, or encouragement, and ... Read more

1 year ago by Staff Reports.

first fruits ministries holding annual Christmas basket fundraiser

FROM STAFF REPORTS BIRMINGHAM – ‘Tis the season of giving, and the team at first fruits ministries is planning their annual Christmas basket campaign. The ... Read more

1 year ago by Stephen Dawkins.

Church holds free Thanksgiving dinner for community

A line of people started to form on the sidewalk in front of Fat Johnny’s Comfort & Soul restaurant at 5 p.m. for Cultivate Church’s ... Read more

1 year ago by Emily Sparacino.

Wilton Baptist Church to hold ‘Hometown Christmas’ Dec. 14

Wilton Baptist Church is preparing for its annual Christmas event for the community, albeit with a few changes this year. Read more

1 year ago by Emily Sparacino.

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