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Monday, March 4, 2024

    Garden City, local churches celebrate freedom with community fireworks show

    GARDEN CITY, Ala. - On Sunday evening, Garden City got a jump on the Independence Day holiday by holding a community fireworks show at the town’s park. The event was put on by Garden City Church of God, Garden City First Baptist Church, and...

    ‘Cullman Women Sing’ makes beautiful music

    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman Women Sing held its Spring Concert recently at Grace Episcopal Church. The concert was free to the public and one of two for the group this year. The group is directed by Laura Doss and is made up of women...

    Grace Episcopal Church welcomes new rector Jay Gardner

    Jay Gardner with his wife Paige and son William (Christy Perry for The Cullman Tribune) CULLMAN, Ala. - Grace Episcopal Church welcomed James (Jay) Wynn Gardner III as its new rector this week with a special service and reception. Bishop John McKee Sloan read the...

    Religious Spotlight: Church212’s Pastor Chris Harrison

    Chris Harrison
    My grandfather, Pastor ​Holbrooks, was the second pastor of the First Baptist Church in Cullman back in the late 1800s. So my spiritual heritage in this town is rich and long standing.” Chris Harrison, Lead Pastor of Church212 CULLMAN – Church212 is a new-generation church that connects...

    The Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project’s Twesigwe Jackson Kaguri

    Twesigye Jackson Kaguri
    We believe we are all one human family created by God, born equally, and have a duty to help one another.”  the first operating philosophy and guiding principle for the Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project     CULLMAN - On Friday evening, March 4, Rachel Dawsey, director of the...

    Faith Column

    The younger generation doesn’t understand a number of words and phrases, including “broken record,” “ice box,” “party line,” “ungawa” and “Kemo sabe.” Another phrase is one we don’t hear too much anymore, “Who does she think she is, the queen of Sheba?” This phrase is...

    Attorney General Steve Marshall hails Supreme Court victory in religious freedom case supported by Alabama

    MONTGOMERY, Ala.—Attorney General Steve Marshall hailed a unanimous decision by the U.S. Supreme Court Thursday, in a lawsuit supported by Alabama, upholding the right of Catholic Social Services to assist in Philadelphia’s foster care system without having to surrender the group’s religious beliefs.    “Alabama and...

    St. Bernard’s Abbot Cletus D. Meagher set to retire this year

    Abbot Cletus D. Meagher, O.S.B. (St. Bernard) CULLMAN - In accordance with the law proper to the American-Cassinese Congregation of Benedictine Monks, which stipulates 75 years as the retirement age of abbots, the Right Reverend Cletus D. Meagher, O.S.B., the ninth abbot of Saint Bernard...

    Desperation Church Small Groups: The Sisterhood

    Danica Lee Tankersley
    Photo shows The Sisterhood, a small group that meets on Thursday nights at different members' homes. CULLMAN - Before making it through the door of a welcoming home on Thursday night in Cullman, the air was filled with the sound of laughter and joy. As...

    Sacred Heart School nuns profess perpetual vows

    CULLMAN, Ala. - Two nuns who teach at Sacred Heart School made their Professions of Perpetual Vows recently during liturgical services at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church on the Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary.  Sr. Mary Peter Julian Lawrence and...

    ‘We’re just saturating the place with prayer’

    CULLMAN, Ala. – Members of Spring Hill Baptist Church, along with members from several other churches, will be at Depot Park Saturday at 8 a.m. for a peaceful prayer walk. Members will walk along the streets in small groups. Spring Hill Pastor Terry Blankenship said,...

    North Alabama Quartet Convention coming to Cullman

    The Living Faith Quartet is the host group for the inaugural North Alabama Quartet Convention, which will take place Jan. 18-19, 2019 at Temple Baptist Church in Cullman. (Lisa Jones Photography) CULLMAN - On Jan. 18-19, 2019, Living Faith Ministries of Cullman will host the...

    Two enter novitiate at St. Bernard Abbey

    CULLMAN, Ala. - The journey of two men, which began with an inquiry to St. Bernard Abbey Vocation Director, Fr. Joel Martin, OSB, has entered into a new phase.  Becoming a monk doesn’t happen overnight. It is a process that takes several years. At St....

    Cullman’s The Steeles notch no. 1 Southern Gospel Song of 2018

    Left to right are Cullman Mayor Woody Jacobs, Brad Steele, Jeff Steele, Sherry Steele and Duke Cleghorn. (contributed) CULLMAN - On Jan 10, a special reception was held at Redeeming Grace Church of Cullman to celebrate Cullman’s own The Steeles, whose song “Prodigals” was named...

    Sacred Heart honors Mother Mary Rose, LIHM

    Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Cullman recently honored Mother Mary Rose, LIHM Sister, during a covered dish dinner and reception in the Family Life Center. Several religious items were presented to her, including a plaque stating, "Somebody in Alabama is praying for you!" Fr....

    Christmas through the eyes of a child: Children’s Christmas Mass at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church

    Mary Hovater
    The cast at the dress rehearsal Thursday afternoon CULLMAN - Almost every church, be it high church or low church, traditional or contemporary, from the classical parish hall to the rented storefront, has its Christmas traditions.  This time of year, we see "hanging of the...

    A Night to Shine for the area’s special needs community

    A guest gets into the spirit at Friday’s Night to Shine Prom at Fairview: The Grace Place in Falkville. (W.C. Mann for The Cullman Tribune) FALKVILLE - On Friday evening, Fairview Church of God/The Grace Place in Falkville hosted its third annual Night to Shine...

    Religious Profile: Daystar Church’s Pastor Jerry Lawson

    Jerry Lawson
    Although I developed a deep relationship with God as a teenager, I never wanted to be a preacher." Pastor Jerry Lawson, Daystar Church CULLMAN – Jerry Lawson is a familiar face at Daystar Church and with good reason – he is their beloved pastor and one...

    From NY to Cullman: Meet Tom Richter, Cullman FBC’s new pastor

    W.C. Mann
    Cullman FBC Pastor Tom Richter   CULLMAN - It’s a long way from New York to Cullman, but Tom Richter had good reasons to come.  He’s the new pastor at Cullman First Baptist Church (FBC), having started March 26.  The Tribune sat down with Richter this...

    Profiles in Faith: Hearts for missions at Etha Baptist Church

    Etha Baptist Church
    2016 mission trip to Nicaragua CULLMAN - Etha Baptist Church can be a little hard to find: it has a Cullman address, but is located about midway between Fairview and Eva.  It may be a challenge to figure out where they are, but the people...

    Mikey Tanner, Children’s Pastor at Renovation Church

    Mikey Tanner
    Our church is incredible and our vision is simple: Love, Lead, Connect. We meet people right where they are just like Jesus did.” Mikey Tanner, children’s pastor   VINEMONT - At Renovation Church in Vinemont, their passion is to provide a place where people can have a life-changing experience...

    St. John’s 2016 Grover Reeves’ Community Thanksgiving Day Meal today at 11 a.m.

    Loretta Gillespie
    CULLMAN - More than 100 volunteers and approximately 30 drivers will serve 80 turkeys, gallons of dressing, vats of cranberry sauce and mountains of Cullman sweet potatoes today at St. John’s Evangelical Protestant Church in Cullman. An army of volunteers and the Community Thanksgiving Meal...

    Tyrone Prothro on his past, his future and his faith

    Former Alabama wide receiver, Tyrone Prothro, spoke at Church 212 in Cullman on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018. / Nick Griffin CULLMAN - Church 212’s congregation packed out the church’s sanctuary Sunday morning, not just to celebrate its faith, but also to hear an Alabama legend,...

    Journey Church: Real. Life. Purpose.

    CULLMAN - Joey Coots, pastor for 12 years at Journey Church, has great advice for living a real life of purpose. To start, he said it is easy for people to get connected at Journey Church. There is always a place to get plugged...

    From the church on Christmas Eve…

    W.C. Mann
    CULLMAN - At Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in downtown Cullman, one of the most treasured and anticipated traditions of the season features its children: the annual Christmas Eve Children's Mass, featuring the Christmas Pageant.  Children from the church and school put on their...

    Divino Niño Weekend To be Held at Shrine Sept. 5-6

    This is our biggest event and the second year for it, so we are very excited!” Jennifer Prybyla, Assistant Director of Pilgrimages HANCEVILLE – The Nuns of Our Lady of the Angels Monastery and the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament invite the public to join...

    Wallace State’s Campus Ministries conducts “See You at the Pole” gatherings at both campuses

    Image: Wallace State nursing student Jay Terry led Wednesday’s “See You at the Pole” session, leading a devotion and the opening prayer. HANCEVILLE - Wallace State’s Campus Ministries hosted an opportunity Wednesday for students and employees to congregate at the college’s flag pole in observance...

    East Point Cumberland Presbyterian Church celebrates 100 years of service

    CULLMAN, Ala. - Bright and early Sunday morning, the congregation of East Point Cumberland Presbyterian Church gathered for a twofold celebration: the annual recognition of Decoration for the church graveyard, and the 100th anniversary of the church's founding. Inside the church were displays of...

    Crowds pack Temple Baptist for North Alabama Quartet Convention; event continues Saturday

    The performance by Eagle’s Wings was a highlight for many fans. (W.C. Mann for The Cullman Tribune) CULLMAN - Planners and promoters didn’t know what to expect from the very first North Alabama Quartet Convention in Cullman, but two hours before it even started, they...

    Sacred Heart UN-Gala: different clothes, same good cause

    W.C. Mann
    Sacred Heart School Principal Greg Hughes   CULLMAN - On Saturday evening, Sacred Heart School (SHS) held its eighth annual Legacy Gala at Stone Bridge Farms’ Browne Stone Centre.  Previously a formal soiree, this year's event went casual, earning it the self-styled title of the "un-gala." While...

    Foundry Farm dedicates new 80-bed dormitory named in memory of Thomas Anderson Black and Donald Wayne Sanders

    Rain moved the dedication ceremony for Black-Sanders Hall inside but did not prevent a large crowd from attending. (W.C. Mann for The Tribune) CULLMAN COUNTY - At the end of a gravel road between Holly Pond and Berlin sits a 60-acre facility known as The...

    St. Andrews Youth Group opens free food pantry in southwest Cullman

    The St. Andrews United Methodist Church Youth’s Free Food Pantry is at the corner of Main Avenue and Sixth Street Southwest in Cullman. It is located in the north parking lot of the church. (Christy Perry for The Cullman Tribune) CULLMAN, Ala. - A free...

    Local family entering mission field in January  

    CULLMAN, Ala. - If you asked Lyndsie Camper what her heart loves most, she would say without hesitation, “To serve others.”   Camper, her husband Micah and their three children have opted to serve in a position in East Africa, which they will take in January...


    CULLMAN, Ala. – Daystar Church recently announced a new initiative directed at parents who choose to have children in spite of hardships, or who need help when fostering or adopting children. The church issued this statement: Daystar Church is launching a bold new initiative called...

    Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament holds Christmas Open House

    Guests enjoy a wagon ride at the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament Christmas Open House on Saturday. (Heather Mann for The Cullman Tribune) HANCEVILLE - As a way to celebrate 19 years in Hanceville and to reach out to the community, the Shrine of...

    Remembering Rev. Jim Walker (1933-2019)

    Shown in 2016, left to right, are Mike Sparks, former Wallace State Singers and Concert Choir director; Rev. Jim Walker, founder of the school’s music program; and Tiffany Richter, current WSCC Singers and Concert Choir director. (Courtesy of Wallace State Community College) CULLMAN - Taking...

    Malcolm Carter II, Pastor of Temple Baptist Church

    Malcolm Carter II
    In America, the Christian Church is losing ground; we need to be working together to win souls in these last days.” Malcolm Carter CULLMAN – There is never a dull moment at Temple Baptist Church. Their worship services are exciting, energetic and inspiring. The messages are...

    Religion Editorial – Refuse a common life

    There’s an extremely antiquated mindset of masculinity that was passed down by our fathers, grandfathers--including our matriarchal figures that have embraced that men have to choose what type of life to live. Men must dominate professionally where money and status often carry more importance...

    Sacred Heart of Jesus Church hosts 1st Birmingham Diocesan Day of Liturgical Formation

    Sacred Heart of Jesus Church hosted the first Birmingham Diocesan Day of Liturgical Formation last weekend. Over 600 volunteer members from every church in the North Alabama Diocese attended the day-long training sessions which covered lectors, Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion and liturgical musical...

    Rock Creek Mission – God’s “floating church”

    Carol Poupore
    Church services are very casual and there’s a good mix of adults, youth and at least 2-3 dogs.” Carol Poupore   SMITH LAKE - Located on the banks of Alabama’s scenic Smith Lake, Rock Creek Mission provides a place of worship for those who are on vacation or away...

    Growing in faith: Desperation Church expanding to new location

    This architectural rendering shows the future Desperation Church building that will be located on Old Hanceville Highway (Third Avenue Southeast) at King Edward Street. / Andy Heis CULLMAN - Desperation Church has become a fixture within the community at its current location next to Depot...

    Profiles in Faith: Devin Wyman

    Josh McBrayer
    CULLMAN - Devin Wyman is not your typical former football player. Yes, he played at a high level in college. Yes, he made it to the NFL. Yes, he played with one of the greatest quarterbacks to ever take the field (Tom Brady) when...

    Cullman Christmas tradition: Sacred Heart Children’s Christmas Eve Pageant and Mass

    New pageant director Monica Windham with daughter Jordan Windham (L) and niece Anna Hilb (R) / W.C. Mann CULLMAN - At Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in downtown Cullman, the annual Christmas Eve Children's Mass featuring the Christmas Pageant has become a tradition.  Around 30...

    Guest Editorial: The Resurrection of Jesus Christ

    l. His death was certain A. Joseph of Arimathaea came to Pilate the Governor after the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and requested the privilege of burying his body. Pilate wondered if Jesus was already dead. Therefore, he sent a centurion, a leader of one hundred...

    ‘What Christmas is really about’: Don and Lynelle Wilbanks say their light display, in its 43rd year, is a ‘visual representation of the extraordinary birth of Jesus’

    For 43 years, Don and Lynelle Wilbanks have created a beautiful Christmas light display as a gift for the community. The display features a large star shining down from 75 feet up (left) onto the creek below. Nearby are Joseph, Mary and Baby Jesus....

    Christ First Ministries Church 2nd annual car and truck show coming March 25

    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Christ First Ministries Church men’s ministry will host its second annual car and truck on show Saturday, March 25, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the church. The event aims to bring the community together while sharing the message of the men's...

    Dr. Stanley Kilgore, Pastor of Center Grove Baptist Church

    Dr. Stanley Kilgore
    My biggest challenge is to help people to see that we live in a changing culture. Our message that ‘Christ loves all and is ready to save all who will come to Him’ must remain the same.” Dr. Stanley Kilgore, Pastor of Center Grove Baptist...

    Northbrook Baptist Church hosting trip to Creation Museum

    Courtesy of The Creation Museum
    CULLMAN - May 1-5 a group led by Northbrook Baptist Church Director of Senior Adults Wade Maynard will head out to the Creation Museum in Petersburg, Kentucky. The total cost of the trip, including the $200 registration fee, due at sign-up, is $499. That price...

    August to be a Busy Month for the Shrine’s Lourdes Grotto

    Bishop Robert Baker has been extremely encouraging and instrumental in helping this Grotto to be a place which has enriched the spiritual lives of those in his Diocese and all who visit the Shrine.” Jennifer Prybyla, Assistant Director of Pilgrimages HANCEVILLE – The month of August will...

    2 Benedictine monks ordained to priesthood at St. Bernard Abbey

    CULLMAN, Ala. - St. Bernard Abbey announces the ordination of two of its monks, Father Paschal (Gabriel) Paulter, O.S.B. and Father Pachomius (Gustavo) Alvarado-Garcia, O.S.B., to the priesthood on Saturday, June 10, at the Abbey Church in Cullman by the Most Rev. Elias R....

    Crowds flock to Shrine for Divino Niño Day 2017

    HANCEVILLE - On a typical Saturday, the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament near Hanceville will host up to 300 visitors.  But Sept. 2 was no typical Saturday: on this day the Shrine celebrated Divino Niño Day, a celebration of the child Jesus that...

    168 Hours of Prayer

    Nationwide revival, call to prayer being answered locally CULLMAN, Ala. – Churches and college campuses around the country have opened up facilities for a week-long prayer revival following the surge of emotion created by the spontaneous revival at Asbury University, located in Wlimore, Kentucky, this...

    ‘We accept everyone who comes through that door’

    Northside Baptist Church hosts monthly community meal CULLMAN, Ala. – The small parking lot of Northside Baptist Church was packed on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2023, as Cullman residents weaved in and out of the door of a small building to the side of the sanctuary....

    3 St. Bernard Abbey monks profess solemn vows

    Br. Dominic Lee, Abbot Cletus Meagher, Br. Pachomius Alvarado, and Br. Paschal Pautler CULLMAN - It was a grand celebration at St. Bernard Abbey on Monday, Aug. 6, 2018 as three monks made their Profession of Solemn Monastic Vows in the Abbey Church:   Br. Dominic...

    Hopewell Baptist celebrates 175 years

    Mayor Kenneth Nail, accompanied by daughter Haana, delivered a proclamation from the City of Hanceville for Hopewell Baptist Church’s 175th anniversary. / W.C. Mann HANCEVILLE - On Sunday morning, Hanceville’s Hopewell Baptist Church held a special service celebrating its 175th anniversary.  Established in January 1842,...

    Tim Collier, Pastor of Lonesome Dove Cowboy Church

    Tim Collier
    CULLMAN – Cullman County is home to a variety of unique churches, but there is one that is different from any other. Lonesome Dove Cowboy Church believes in sharing God's love by using their Western and cowboy heritage so that all may come to...

    St. Bernard opens school with service of commitment and blessing

    CULLMAN, Ala. - It was a moment of wonder and excitement mixed with a bit of emotional anxiety as 136 students at Saint Bernard Preparatory School made their way to the Abbey Church on the opening day of school.  In addition to the United...

    Dale Banks, Pastor of Mountain View Missionary Baptist Church

    Mountain View Missionary Baptist Church
    Mountain View Baptist has been a great blessing to me. From the beginning, my wife and I noticed how loving and caring the church is, and not just to the church family, but to anyone in need.” Dale Banks, pastor CULLMAN – From the moment you...

    Religious Spotlight: Meet Steve Britt, Pastor of Northbrook Baptist Church

    Steve Britt
    My biggest challenge as leader of the church is to understand why God would allow someone like me to know and serve someone like Him.” Steve Britt, Pastor at Northbrook Baptist Church. CULLMAN – Northbrook Baptist Church is a beautiful place to attend church. The exquisite atmosphere...

    Sacred Heart Church of Cullman participates in worldwide consecration of Russian and Ukraine

    Dave Warren Photography
    CULLMAN, Ala. - Sacred Heart Church of Jesus in Cullman participated Friday morning in the worldwide event consecrating Ukraine and Russian. Father Patrick made the announcement on Facebook Thursday evening, saying, “As many of you know, the visionaries of Our Lady of Medjugorje have...

    Mixing faith with sports

    Josh McBrayer
    CULLMAN - “The vision is to see the world impacted by Christ through sports.” These were the words spoken by Northeast Alabama Fellowship of Christian Athletes Director of Campus Ministries Matt Herring when asked about the FCA following a full day of sports camp...

    Church surprises Hanceville middle schoolers with holiday project

    Before and after shots show the work a group of volunteers from Hanceville First United Methodist Church did in a girls’ restroom at Hanceville Middle School.  (Photo courtesy HFUMC) HANCEVILLE - Eighth-grade students at Hanceville Middle School (HMS) returned from Christmas break Thursday morning to...

    Father Bernard Denson, O.S.B., ordained to the priesthood

    L-R: Deacon Rhodes Bolster, Bishop Robert Baker, Father Bernard Denson, Abbot Cletus Meagher, Deacon Justin Ward CULLMAN - On Saturday, July 21, the monastic community of St. Bernard Abbey was joined by the sisters of Sacred Heart Monastery; monks of St. Benedict’s Abbey (Atchison, Kansas),...

    PROFILES IN FAITH: Northbrook Baptist calls Keith Warden as pastor

    Northbrook Baptist Church Pastor Keith Warden (W.C. Mann for The Tribune) CULLMAN - After more than a year of searching, Cullman’s Northbrook Baptist Church called Dr. Keith Warden as pastor; he officially came on board on Sunday, June 17.  Warden grew up in the Huntsville area...

    St. Valentine’s Day: Just where did it come from?

    Love can be a confusing thing, so it’s fitting that the calendar day devoted to love should be the subject of some confusion itself. Feb. 14 is the day marked on the calendars of multiple Christian traditions to celebrate the feast of St. Valentine....

    St. Bernard Abbey: Br. Linus Klucsarits Ordained as Deacon

    Joyce Nix
    Photo: Br. Linus lies prostrate before the altar as the Litany of Saints is sung. CULLMAN - Br. Linus Klucsarits returned home briefly from his studies at St. Meinrad School of Theology in Indiana to be ordained a transitional deacon in the Catholic Church by...

    5th annual Divino Niño Festival this Saturday at the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament

    HANCEVILLE - This Saturday, Sept. 1, the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament near Hanceville will host a pilgrimage day for the celebration of the Feast of the Divine Child Jesus, or El Divino Niño, a hugely popular festival among Latin America Catholics.  The...

    Shrine hires lay director of administration

    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - The Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament at Our Lady of the Angels Monastery is pleased to welcome Bill Brown as its new director of administration. A man of faith with extensive management experience, Brown brings personable wisdom to this leadership...

    Sacred Heart hosting Blessing of Pets this Saturday

    CULLMAN, Ala. – For people with pets, it’s hard to imagine life without them. They become more than pets; they truly become family and a blessing. So, why not get your pet blessed, officially?  It may seem a bit unorthodox to some, but for those...

    Shrine Nativity Creche offers unique, quiet alternative to commercial Christmas

    The Creche chapel includes seating for small groups, votive candles and holy water. / Courtesy of Our Lady of the Angels Monastery HANCEVILLE - For almost all of us, the beeping and booping of price scanners and cash registers are as much sounds of the...

    Religious Spotlight: Sandy Niiler, Pastor of Christ Lutheran Church

    I grew up in a somewhat conservative, traditional family, so even the idea of preaching was foreign to me.” Sandy Niiler, Pastor of Christ Lutheran Church CULLMAN – Mrs. Sandy Niiler is the pastor of Christ Lutheran Church. Always active in the church and community she continually...

    From the ashes of Simcoe Worship Center: Kingdom Life Church

    Pastor Heath Tinker in Kingdom Life Church’s almost-finished sanctuary / W.C. Mann We’re closer than we’ve ever been, and our goal is to impact this community like never before.” Pastor Heath Tinker, Kingdom Life Church SIMCOE - On Jan. 18, 2016, fire broke out in the youth...

    “To know Him and to make Him known”: Good Hope Baptist Church marks 175 years

    The Good Hope Baptist Church congregation celebrated the church’s 175th anniversary on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017. / W.C. Mann GOOD HOPE - On Sunday morning, members of Good Hope Baptist Church celebrated the church’s 175th anniversary with a special service and full day of celebration. ...

    Religious Spotlight: Reverend John Bussman of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church

    John Bussman
    There's nothing like being the instrument through which God brings a little child or an adult into His Church.” John Bussman, Pastor at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church CULLMAN – For the past three years, John Bussman has been the sole pastor at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church....

    Garden City First Baptist hosts 3rd annual Christmas carnival

    A young guest gets a hug at Sunday’s Christmas carnival at Garden City First Baptist Church. / Nick Griffin GARDEN CITY - Garden City First Baptist Church held its annual Christmas Carnival Sunday afternoon and this year’s event had all the favorites from last year...

    Hundreds Gather at The Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament for the Stations of the Cross Performed Live by the Cenacolo Community

    Sharon Schuler Kreps
    It just tore my heart to pieces to see what all he went through, what he did for us, what he did for me; I’m nobody.” attendee Jason Hicks, on Christ   HANCEVILLE - On Friday, March 18, the Cenacolo Community performed the Living Stations of the...

    Religious Spotlight: Meet Al Barton, Pastor of Ole Time Way Baptist Church

    Al Barton
    There are many rewarding moments (in preaching) but by far the most rewarding is when I help lost souls get to know Jesus as their personal Savior!” Brother Al Barton, Ole Time Way Baptist Church CULLMAN – Ole Time Way Baptist Church, located on Hwy 157...

    Religious Spotlight: Meet Grace Community Church’s Pastor Samuel Tucker

    Samuel Tucker
    I surrendered to God's call to preach at the age of seventeen. I started pastoring Antioch Baptist Church near Fairview at twenty years of age.” Samuel Tucker, Interim Pastor at Grace Community Church CULLMAN – Cullman County is located deep within the heart of the Bible...

    Daystar Church Offers ‘Real Recovery’ for Those with Addictions

    GOOD HOPE – Daystar Church, located in Good Hope, has a program that offers help for a special group of people in the community. The ‘Real Recovery’ program offers a place where folks can gather together and support each other as they travel the...

    Religious Spotlight: Cori Lewis, Pastor at Cullman Church of Christ

    Cori Lewis
    I was the kind of person whose voice would crack and I'd get all sweaty if I was asked to lead a prayer in front of a small group of people.”  Cori Lewis, Pastor at Cullman Church of Christ CULLMAN – Cullman is home to a...

    Kenneth Terry, Pastor of Soul’s Harbor Free Will Baptist Church

    Soul's Harbor Free Will Baptist Church
    By all accounts I should not be in the ministry if you consider my lowly beginning — But God knew all the time his plan for my life!” Kenneth Terry, Pastor of Soul's Harbor Free Will Baptist Church VINEMONT — Growing one's faith in the Lord...

    Destiny Church’s Fred and Janice Rivers

    Fred Rivers
    God has a plan for our lives. It’s a wonderful plan, to do good to us and to give us hope and a future.” Fred Rivers, Pastor of Destiny Church CULLMAN — Destiny Church's mission is simple; connect people to God's Plan. The church is doing...

    Divino Niño Celebration is a Big Hit

    Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament Celebrates the Child Jesus   HANCEVILLE – The Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament celebrated the Divine Child Jesus by hosting a Divino Niño celebration this past Saturday. People came by bus loads to visit the beautiful home of Mother...

    Catching up with First Source for Women

    The Mobile Unit, front and center at First Source’s fundraising banquet, has become a big, very visible part of the organization’s outreach efforts. HANCEVILLE - First Source for Women (FSW), the faith-based, pro-life pregnancy and parenting support service headquartered in Hanceville, is growing by leaps...

    The Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament’s Fr. Joseph M. Wolfe

    Fr. Joseph M. Wolfe
    The church is perfect UNTIL you put people in it. We are all ‘under construction’ and need to grow daily in our conversion to God by letting Him continue His work in us each day.” Fr. Joseph M. Wolfe, Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament HANCEVILLE...

    3 area churches accepting Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes through Monday morning

    Volunteers at the Northbrook Baptist Church drop-off point have received more than 1,800 boxes and hope for more than double that number by Monday. (W.C. Mann for The Cullman Tribune) CULLMAN - The Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child shoebox ministry is once again in full...

    Trinity Lutheran Church welcomes new associate pastor

    Courtesy of Trinity Lutheran Church
    Rev. Dr. Carl L. Beckwith and family HANCEVILLE - On Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016, Trinity Lutheran Church in Hanceville installed and welcomed their new associate pastor, Rev. Dr. Carl L. Beckwith. The service was officiated by Trinity’s Senior Pastor, Rev. John Jankens and the Rite...

    Religious Spotlight: Seventh Street Baptist Church’s Pastor Eric Martin

    Eric Martin
    Seventh Street has been through difficult times in the past. I have challenged our people to take down the rearview mirror and not look back. It is a new day at Seventh Street!” Eric Martin, Pastor at Seventh Street Baptist Church CULLMAN – Cullman is full of...

    Operation Christmas Child National Collection Week Nov. 12-19

    Image courtesy of Samaritan’s Purse CULLMAN - This month, sites in the Cullman area will be among 5,000 U.S. drop-off locations collecting shoebox gifts for children overseas during Operation Christmas Child's National Collection Week, Nov. 12-19. Cullman families, churches and groups are busy transforming empty shoeboxes...

    Local woman leading chronological Bible study, almost 100 strong

    CULLMAN, Ala. – Cullman County has a reputation for being a Bible centric. One local woman felt a calling that a reputation for being a Bible-believing area wasn’t enough and has taken the lead in involving her community in a Bible study that is...

    Religious Spotlight: G.T. Robertson, Pastor of Emeus Baptist Church

    G. T. Robertson
    The hand of God at work within the church is evidence of His presence and always works to increase our faith and belief in Him and His Word.” G.T. Robertson, Pastor of Emeus Baptist Church LOGAN – The congregation at Emeus Baptist Church, as with many...

    Religious Leader Spotlight: Reverend John Richter – A Teacher at Heart

    John Richter
    I love the moment the light bulb turns on and someone gets it. It’s that moment when someone realizes, ‘Oh, that’s what God is doing in my life.’ I love helping people navigate spiritual waters.” Rev. John Richter, Sr. Pastor of St. John’s Evangelical Protestant...

    Cullman FBC’s Tom Richter, Chuck Johnston visit Judson College to kick off Christian Emphasis Week

    Cullman FBC Pastor Tom Richter speaks to Judson College students at Judson's Christian Emphasis Week. / Photo by Mary Amelia Taylor MARION - Judson College inaugurated its annual Christian Emphasis Week Tuesday with a Chapel service focused on trusting God. Cullman’s Tom Richter, the week’s...

    Profiles in Faith: Catching up with Father John O’Donnell

    W.C. Mann
    Fr. John O’Donnell at the altar of St. Michael’s Church in St. Florian ST. FLORIAN - Fr. John O’Donnell is a longtime fixture around the Cullman area.  A Philadelphia native, he attended St. Bernard during its days as a college, and has been a monk...

    Profiles in Faith: Oak Level Baptist Church

    W.C. Mann
    OLBC Pastor Rev. Etsel Riddle BERLIN/HOLLY POND - In the Southern Baptist Convention-affiliated East Cullman Baptist Association, there are 53 churches.  Among the smallest is a tiny little congregation between Berlin and Holly Pond called Oak Level Baptist Church (OLBC).  If you saw the statistics...

    Chris Pettit, Development Pastor at Life Church

    Chris Pettit
    When you come to our church, you won’t feel judged. We are all in the same boat. What you will find is hope for a better life in Christ.” Chris Pettit HANCEVILLE – Life Church in Hanceville is all about helping people move beyond their pasts...

    Religious Spotlight: Meet Dr. Ralph Andrews – Pastor of Good Hope Baptist Church

    Ralph Andrews
    My number one priority is preaching.  Preaching is not only something that I enjoy doing, it is what God has called me to do.” Dr. Ralph Andrews, Pastor of Good Hope Baptist Church GOOD HOPE – Please allow me to introduce Dr. Ralph Andrews, pastor of...

    Ashley Tankersley: Living the Life of a Pastor’s Wife

    Ashley Tankersley
    I have always been involved in church, even before I got married I was involved in VBS and was a children’s Sunday school teacher. I always knew I was going to marry a youth pastor.” Ashley Tankersley, Youth Pastor’s Wife CULLMAN – This week’s Religious Spotlight takes a...

    Fireworks over Garden City

    Jason Leonard
    GARDEN CITY - Garden City First Baptist Church hosted its annual, family-friendly fireworks celebration at Garden City Park this evening, where they provided fun for kids of all ages. Inflatables were available for children, along with games of cornhole and tug of war. The...

    Temple Baptist Church- new Fairview campus

    Heather Mann
    Attendees leave church on Jan. 22. FAIRVIEW - Temple Baptist Church in Cullman has expanded their ministry to a new campus in Fairview, and the Tribune sat down with Campus Administrative Pastor Buchanan Jackson to see what this new branch has in store. Buchanan says...