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Saturday, April 10, 2021

    ‘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....

    Thanksgiving Service held at St. Bernard Prep

    Front row (l-r):  Sr. Mary Vernon Gentle, RSM, Nazareth House, Birmingham; Abbot Cletus Meagher, OSB, Deacon Peter Nassetta, Sacred Heart Church;  and Deacon Tim Vaughn, St. Elizabeth Anne Seton Church, Gardendale.  Second row (l-r):  Fr. Joel Martin, OSB, Rev. Patrick Cullen, Nazareth House, Cathedral...

    FBC of Fairview: ‘We see this as a way of showing God’s ways’

    Members of First Baptist Church of Fairview prepare meals at the church’s community Thanksgiving meal. (Maggie Darnell for The Cullman Tribune) FAIRVIEW - First Baptist Church of Fairview held its sixth annual Free Community Thanksgiving Meal and Coat Giveaway recently. Pastor David Chambers shared, “God has...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    St. Bernard Prep holds Senior Dedication Mass

    Front row (l-r): Kim Gao, Mya Agnello, Adrian Smith, Abbot Cletus Meagher, Samantha Silva_Elliot Deep, Phoebe Coccia and Gin Zheng; second row (l-r):  Fr. Linus Kluscarits, Chenyan Shi, Gracie Loyd, Christine Lauwerth, Andie Zatarain, Brenda Avila, Emma Pierce, Jacinta Tona and Abigail Curtis;  back...

    Benefactors Day celebrated at St. Bernard

    Left to right: Deacon Tim Vaughn, Most Rev. John M. Quinn, D.D., Most Rev. Robert J. Baker, S.T.D. and Abbot Cletus Meagher, OSB CULLMAN - The monks of St. Bernard Abbey and their guests assembled on the 127th anniversary of the Abbey’s founding to celebrate their...