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    Local Catholics mark 1-year anniversary of the passing of Mother Angelica

    Actor Jim Caviezel, who played Jesus in "The Passion of the Christ," pays his respects to Mother Angelica. (Photo: EWTN) HANCEVILLE - She was born Rita Rizzo in 1923, but very few people know that name today.  In 1944 she became Sister Mary Angelica...

    Profiles in Faith: Fairview teen committed to life of ministry

    Macie Burgin, raising funds for her upcoming mission trip to the Philippines / Jennifer Limerick FAIRVIEW - Macie Burgin is not your typical 15-year-old girl.  The Fairview High sophomore and youth member of Temple Baptist Church’s Fairview campus already has a pretty clear vision of...

    Garret Taylor of Christians Living Proof Ministries

    Garret Taylor
    The most rewarding moments in my ministry is (sic) when I see people who have lost everything to addiction receiving salvation through reconciliation. Jesus restores everything, like it never happened.” – Garret Taylor, pastor CULLMAN - Christians Living Proof Ministries is a group of people seeking...

    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....

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Ground Zero Men’s Conference held at Wallace State Saturday morning

    With the conference, our goal, locally, is to try to motivate men to be engaged and get back involved in their families, get back involved with their kids and their community and do whatever they need to do to be leaders.” Sen. Paul Bussman   HANCEVILLE -...

    PROFILES IN FAITH: A little food and a lot of love: Vinemont Baptist Church’s 3rd Saturday Café

    Vinemont Baptist Church’s Dr. Jane Teeter, left, and Lucille Greenwood, right, coordinate the 3rd Saturday Café ministry. / W.C. Mann VINEMONT - They call it the 3rd Saturday Café because it takes place on the third Saturday of every month.  It isn’t a particularly original...

    Local couple adopting 3 children from Congo; business holding fundraiser to support them

    Josh Pendergrass
    For couples who are struggling with why God would not let them have children, we think the better question to ask is what children has God already prepared for you to have? Be open to what God wants to do in your life and...

    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....

    Night to Shine: special needs community enjoys magical night

    A guest and his date arrive at the Night to Shine Prom Friday night at Fairview: the Grace Place. / W.C. Mann FALKVILLE - On Friday evening, the special needs community of a multi-county area around north Alabama gathered at Fairview Church of God, known...

    Etha Baptist hosts BBQ to raise mission funds

    Andrew Cryer
    Back (L-R): Shane Rusk, Danny Baker, Wess Glispie, Shay Brown and MiKayla Hadley Front (L-R): Jo Anna Brown and Jasmine Rusk Other volunteers not pictured: Johnathan Shofner, Sherry Swindall and Ilen Gutherie  CULLMAN - Members of the Etha Baptist Church on Friday held the first of...

    St. Bernard Abbey, Sacred Heart Church celebrating Holy Week

    CULLMAN, Ala. – Christians around the world are celebrating Holy Week, leading up to Easter Sunday. The solemnity of the time is visible in the Church of St. Bernard Abbey and Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Cullman. Crucifixes and images of saints are...

    Local Church in Need of Piano Player

    Emily Sparks
    You see, we’re a small church. We’re like a country church inside the city.” Emily Sparks, pastor of Voice of Victory Church of God CULLMAN – According to Emily Sparks, the Voice of Victory Church of God needs a little help from the community. She should...

    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...

    Religious Spotlight: New Prospect Baptist Church’s Brother Kyle Ellison

    People are confused, and it’s hard to earn their trust, but we do all within our power to give the Gospel of Jesus Christ to everyone.” Brother Kyle Ellison, New Prospect Church CULLMAN – The people at New Prospect Baptist Church are fortunate to have such...

    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...

    Bringing out the best: Northbrook Baptist Church goes online, offers to help small churches record videos

    CULLMAN, Ala. - As churches respond to the Coronavirus pandemic by transitioning to online services and Bible studies, Northbrook Baptist Church is hoping to help smaller churches continue to minister. Pastor Keith Warden explained, “There’s a lot of smaller churches, and then there’s also just guys that are bivocational,...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Getting to Know Destiny Church

    CULLMAN – After serving as the Associate Pastors of Destiny Church in 1999, Fred and Janice Rivers became the Senior Pastors in 2001. The church family at Destiny is made up of people from all different backgrounds. They are an interdenominational church with casual...

    Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday and Ash Wednesday: what are they?

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    CULLMAN - This week, you may see and hear some things that are a little out of the ordinary around town: people wearing more beads than usual (especially purple, green and gold), churches serving pancakes for supper, and folks going about with sooty smudges...

    Peter Nassetta, Deacon at Sacred Heart Catholic Church

    Peter Nassetta
    Many young people find themselves disinterested in attending church when they get away from home, but that never happened to me.” Peter Nassetta   Photo: Deacon Peter Nassetta poses with his grandchildren after Mass. CULLMAN - Deacons play a very important role in the Catholic Church because they...

    Jeremy Crowe, Future Youth Pastor of Cullman Church of Christ

    Courtesy of Jeremy Crowe
    I want Cullman Church of Christ to be a place where we can watch our teens learn to serve the needs of others, grow in their understanding of who God is and what God is at work doing in this world.” Jeremy Crowe   CULLMAN - Cullman...

    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...

    Youth Explosion “No Limits” tour swings through Cullman

    Heather Mann
    Members of Christian Soldiers Ministries CULLMAN - Despite below-freezing temperatures, the Youth Explosion "No Limits" tour went on in Cullman this weekend at the Cullman Civic Center. The tour is part of a ministry that helps provide goods and services to families and children living...

    Pastor Rick Davis of Living Water Baptist Church, the Church for the Un-churched

    Rick Davis
    We want to reach the lost and un-converted using the Gospel and the good news that Jesus paid for. Secondly, we want to instill in our members the ministry of ‘restoration’.” Rick Davis, Pastor at Living Water Baptist Church HANCEVILLE — Hanceville's new Living Water Baptist...

    East Side Baptist Church Fall Festival: reaching beyond the walls

    W.C. Mann
    CULLMAN - East Side Baptist Church (ESBC) held its annual Fall Festival Saturday afternoon.  ESBC has been holding these festivals for years at the church, but planners decided to make a change this time around, moving the event to East Side/Lions Club Park on...

    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...

    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...

    Overcoming the Spirit of Unbelief: Resolving to Believe the Word of God

    TThere were two spirits that marveled Jesus. One was the spirit of unbelief, and the other was the spirit of faith. Those are the two spirits that operate in the lives of human beings all the time. Until you decide and make up in...

    ‘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,...

    Profiles in Faith: Desperation Church kicks off Passion Week with community meal at just the right time

    On concrete pavement still marked by thousands of large hail strikes, a volunteer invites shoppers at the south Wal-Mart to enjoy free lunch provided by Desperation Church on Saturday. / W.C. Mann CULLMAN - In the wake of this past week’s weather disaster, it would...

    Community Women United in Prayer

    CULLMAN - The goal of Community Women United in Prayer is to unite women and make them conscious of the mission statement of the group. The ladies hold their meetings in various church activity rooms from 10-11 a.m. where no dues or commitments are...

    Mother Angelica Passes on Easter Sunday

    Faith is what gets you started. Hope is what keeps you going. Love is what brings you to the end." Mother Angelica   HANCEVILLE - The Catholic Church as well as many others are mourning today the loss of Mother Mary Angelica of the Annunciation, foundress 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...

    Addington Chapel UMC clothes closet available to those in need

    BREMEN - Most churches have outreach programs that specialize in helping members of their local communities in times of need. Addington Chapel United Methodist Church in Bremen is no exception. The church makes free clothing available to people, parishioners or non-parishioners alike, on the fourth...

    Full slate of community events this weekend

    CULLMAN - This weekend is packed with activities on both Saturday and Sunday. See some of the highlights below. See full details on all events online at www.CullmanTribune.com/Calendar. Know of an event not listed? Click the calendar and hit the 'Submit Event' button.   Cullman Pilot...

    Branded by Christ Cowboy Church holds Faith, Family, & Fireworks Extravaganza in Good Hope

    GOOD HOPE, Ala. – To kick off the week leading up to Independence Day, Branded by Christ Cowboy Church held its first-ever Faith, Family, & Fireworks Extravaganza Sunday night. Led by pastor Scott Guthery, the celebration featured bounce houses, games like corn hole and...

    Religious Spotlight: Mitchell Williams, Pastor of First United Methodist Church

    Mitchell Williams
    The tornadoes of 2011 wrecked some of our building, especially the sanctuary, but we recovered with unity, grace and joy." Mitchell Williams, Pastor of First United Methodist Church Cullman CULLMAN – Meet Mitchell Williams, pastor of Cullman's First United Methodist Church. He deeply enjoys leading his...

    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...

    Wild game, and games, at annual St. Paul’s cookout

    Christy Perry for The Cullman Tribune
    Rev. John Bussman of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church gets soaked at the church’s fifth annual Wild Game Cookout Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018. (Christy Perry for The Cullman Tribune) CULLMAN - The fifth annual St. Paul’s Wild Game Cookout was held Saturday afternoon and evening. Members...

    Heritage Park fireworks festival goes off with a boom

    Amy Hasenbein Leonard
    CULLMAN - Desperation Church and the City of Cullman teamed up for their annual Fourth of July celebration and fireworks show at Heritage Park tonight. Lasting 16 minutes, the fireworks show was appreciated by the many people inside the park, along the sidewalks and...

    Giving Back: Good Hope leaders serve Thanksgiving dinner to their community

    W.C. Mann
    Councilman Taft Dillashaw, Coach Alan Scott and members of the GHHS football team wash dishes. Tribune reporter W.C. Mann shares his experience at yesterday's eighth annual Good Hope Community Thanksgiving Meal. GOOD HOPE - In the Bible we are told, "The greatest among you will...

    2nd Annual Caring for Cullman Concert set for Sept. 19

    The Good Sarmaritan Health Clinic
    CULLMAN - Christian music, country and Broadway fans will be delighted to know that local artists, Eric Bennett and Paige Harbison, will be performing at this year’s second annual Caring for Cullman Concert, brought to you by the Good Samaritan Health Clinic. Save the...

    Oktoberfest 2016: Annual Combined Community Choirs Concert set for Sunday at Sacred Heart

    CULLMAN - Once again, Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Cullman is hosting the annual Oktoberfest Combined Community Choirs Concert, as the highly anticipated fall celebration of the community's German heritage begins.  The free musical event will begin at 3 p.m. on Sunday,...

    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...

    Understanding the Priesthood of Jesus Christ

    We are in a teaching on a new and better covenant, and in this we need to understand the priesthood of Jesus Christ. We have a High Priest that covers us, who allows us to come out and do what we do in the...

    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...

    Hanceville Fall Fest sees influx of thousands Sunday afternoon

    Andrew Cryer
    HANCEVILLE - Hanceville’s sixth annual Fall Fest took place Sunday afternoon, with hordes of people filling the downtown streets. Early estimates are that there were at least 3,000 people, many of whom were in costumes to celebrate Halloween. The festival was centered around Hanceville...

    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...

    Divine Mercy Retreat July 8-10 at The Shrine

    HANCEVILLE – Everyone is invited to The Divine Mercy Retreat - The Closeness of God given by Father John Paul Mary Zeller, MFVA. The retreat will take place the weekend of July 8-10 at The Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Hanceville.  Father John Paul Mary is...

    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...

    Be prepared to be impacted by ‘Nightmare on Old 69’

    Attendees gather outside Church 212's "Nightmare on Old 69" Friday evening (Maggie Darnell for The Cullman Tribune) “We want people to think,” Church 212 Pastor Chris Harrison said Friday to a crowd of participants at “Nightmare on Old 69,” the church’s Halloween event put on...

    Christ Lutheran Church Feeds the Community

    CULLMAN – Christ Lutheran Church held a free pancake breakfast for the community on Saturday. With a brand new church and a fresh take on life, the folks at Christ Lutheran were excited to share their wonderful church with the world.   Walking into the Christ...

    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...

    ‘Nightmare on Old 69’ to depict real-life horrors of drug addiction

    GOOD HOPE - Many groups put on horror houses in the days and weeks leading up to Halloween, but Church 212 has decided this year to get really frightening by depicting the real-life horror of drug addiction based on the experiences of actual victims...

    Sacred Heart hosts “Living Last Supper”

    W.C. Mann
    Knights of Columbus recreate da Vinci’s “Last Supper” CULLMAN - On Friday evening, Sacred Heart of Jesus Church added to its regular observances of Lent by hosting the Knights of Columbus from St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church of Gardendale, who performed a “Living Last Supper.” The...

    Churches come together for prayer walk at Hanceville schools

    After praying at the flagpole in front of the high school and middle school, participants walk toward the elementary school in back. (W.C. Mann for The Tribune) HANCEVILLE - Early Sunday evening, members of Hanceville’s First Baptist Church, First Methodist Church and Bethlehem East Baptist...

    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...

    “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. ...

    Gottesdienst: A service of the Word as our forefathers knew it

    CULLMAN, Ala. – As the community came together to celebrate Oktoberfest and the beginning of the city’s 150th anniversary this past weekend, dozens of community members stepped into the quiet sanctuary of St Paul’s Lutheran Church in the early afternoon hours on Saturday, Sept....

    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...

    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...

    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....

    Church Services on December 24 and 25, 2014

    CULLMAN - Christmas Eve falls on a Wednesday this year and gives everyone the perfect opportunity to have a special time with family and friends at a Wednesday evening church service. Several local churches are giving people the opportunity to attend a service on...

    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,...

    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...

    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...

    Desperation Church treats community to fireworks, much more

    Patriots of all ages came dressed in their best red, white and blue. / W.C. Mann CULLMAN - Many came out for the fireworks, but there was much more going on at Heritage Park on the 4th of July as Desperation Church hosted its fifth...

    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...

    Cullman Primary School Participates in National Day of Prayer

    Sharon Schuler Kreps/CullmanSense
    CULLMAN — On Wednesday, September 23, students, teachers and parents from Cullman Primary School participated in the 2015 ‘See You at the Pole’ prayer event. The group gathered together at the flagpole in front of the school and prayed for their teachers, their students and...

    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...

    Profiles in Faith: Karen Cook, pastor at Cook Ministries

    Karen Cook
    Unfortunately, 20 years in the funeral industry never prepared me for my brother’s death.” Karen Cook   CULLMAN – Sometimes we tend to overlook the things our brothers and sisters say to us, not giving their words a second thought, but when Karen Cook’s brother, Johnny, spoke,...

    St. Paul’s youth hold inaugural Harvest Walk

    Children from St. Paul’s Lutheran Church pose in front of Cullman’s Little Pantry, where they left three wagonloads of canned goods. (contributed) CULLMAN - Recently, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church held its inaugural “Harvest Walk,” where members of the church and their children walked three packed...

    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 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...

    Religious Spotlight: Meet Mark Sanford, Pastor of Cornerstone Church of the Nazarene

    Mark Sanford
    Baptizing people, praying with people, or just having honest conversations about what God is doing in their lives has to be the most rewarding part of pastoring.” Mark Sanford, Pastor of Cornerstone Church of the Nazarene CULLMAN – Mark K. Sanford is the senior and founding...

    Christ Lutheran Church Tornado Memorial Patio

    CULLMAN - The Tornado Memorial Patio at Christ Lutheran Church is a tribute to the Cullman community’s strength following the devastating storms on April 27, 2011. It is open to the public for prayer and reflection. The idea of the patio originated in Pastor Sandy...

    The Crossing: ministering in the face of need

    L-R: Sheila Parker, Director Melissa Hudson, Jan Saylor, Linda Hawkins and Dianna Schmuck.  / Photo courtesy Melissa Hudson CULLMAN - Since 2011, Melissa Hudson has been on a mission to feed and clothe the needy of Cullman County.  Right now, she is already in a...

    2016 Vacation Bible School listing

    Cullman-area Vacation Bible School listings, as of June 3. If we've missed one, please let us know at news@cullmansense.com. Antioch Baptist Church  June 26 - July 1 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. 256-796-8507 827 County Road 1659 Cullman, AL 35058   Berlin Baptist Church  June 12 - June 15  5:30 to 8:00 p.m.  256-734-1019 3596 US...

    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...

    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...

    Christ Covenant Presbyterian Holds Public Forum on Raising Christian Children

    Rick Burgess and Larry Taunton speak about Christian parenting in the modern age.
    CULLMAN – A public forum was held at Christ Covenant Presbyterian Church recently to discuss raising Christian children in the modern age. Speakers for the night were radio personality Rick Burgess from the Rick and Bubba Show and Larry Taunton, director of the Fixed...

    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...

    15th Annual Fairview Area-Wide Freedom Celebration held tonight

    Will Hogue
    FAIRVIEW – Hundreds backed in and parked their vehicles around Fairview Community Park this Independence Day to watch the community’s annual fireworks display and take part in the 15th Annual Fairview Area-Wide Freedom Celebration.           Families rolled out picnic blankets and lit sparklers in anticipation of...

    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...

    Mission Grove Baptist opens food shelf in Berlin

    Courtesy of Becki Fortner
    Left to right: Pastor Josh Hogland, Curt Fortner, Zane Robertson, Cindy Alverson, Joe Alverson, Eliza Fortner in front. (Courtesy of Becki Fortner) BERLIN – Mission Grove Baptist Church was excited to open up its new food shelf earlier this week and according to Pastor Josh Hogland,...

    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...

    Local business gives back on Good Friday

    Left to right: Justin Westmoreland, Robert Taylor, Hal Wright / Nick Griffin for The Cullman Tribune GOOD HOPE - Good Hope Service Center spent the Good Friday holiday giving back to the community by offering free oil changes all day. Cars were lined up out...

    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...

    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...

    From the mouths of babes

    CULLMAN - First United Methodist Church Cullman (FUMC) hosted a Christmas program put on by its Mom’s Day Out and Sonshine Preschool students this week, and the sanctuary was full of excited parents and kids. The students ranged in age from 2 to 5...

    Gospel Music Hall of Fame members, The Nelons, join Michael English and friends for SING Christmas Tour 2016 in Trinity, AL

    TRINITY - The SING Christmas Tour 2016 is coming to Trinity Baptist Church in Trinity, Alabama, located at 1281 Old Highway 24, on Friday, Dec. 9 at 7 pm. Multi Dove Award-winning and Grammy-nominated recording artists, The Nelons and Michael English represent more than 75...

    New Hope #2 Baptist Church holds first 4th of July community event

    HOLLY POND, Ala. – For the first time, New Hope #2 Baptist Church joined the list of Independence Day community events on Wednesday night. New pastor Austin Rowell stated that the event had only had two weeks of planning put into it (as he came into the...

    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...

    Jimmy Peyton, Pastor of Welti Cumberland Presbyterian Church

    Jimmy Peyton
    Considering the present state of our world, it is a challenge to remain a positive and yet truthful leader for God's people.” Jimmy Peyton, Pastor of Welti Cumberland Presbyterian Church WELTI – Welti Cumberland Presbyterian Church has been a part of the Welti community since 1901....