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    Local woman leading chronological Bible study, almost 100 strong

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Cullman County has a reputation for being a Bible centric. One local woman felt a calling that a reputation for being...

    Cornerstone Church of the Nazarene, Partners of the Americas donate 100...

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – For most, the Christmas season brings merry gatherings and gift exchanges, but for those hospitalized during the most wonderful time of...

    Local family entering mission field in January  

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - If you asked Lyndsie Camper what her heart loves most, she would say without hesitation, “To serve others.”   Camper, her husband Micah...

    Daystar Church helping Alabama missionaries find safe passage from Israel

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    GOOD HOPE, Ala. – Daystar Church and Lead Pastor Jerry Lawson have set the wheels in motion to help Alabama residents leave Israel amid...

    2 Benedictine monks ordained to priesthood at St. Bernard Abbey

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    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,...

    168 Hours of Prayer

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    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...

    Faith Column

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    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...

    Cullman First Baptist dedicates Kids’ Space

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman First Baptist Church dedicated a new education space for children on Sunday, July 31, 2022. This new addition includes new...

    Shrine hires lay director of administration

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - The Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament at Our Lady of the Angels Monastery is pleased to welcome Bill Brown as...

    Guest Editorial: The Resurrection of Jesus Christ

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    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...

    Sacred Heart Church of Cullman participates in worldwide consecration of Russian...

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Sacred Heart Church of Jesus in Cullman participated Friday morning in the worldwide event consecrating Ukraine and Russian. Father Patrick made...

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

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    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....

    Religion Editorial – Refuse a common life

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    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...

    Attorney General Steve Marshall leads 17 states in Supreme Court brief...

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala.—Attorney General Steve Marshall led a coalition of 17 states in filing a brief Thursday before the U.S. Supreme Court in support of...

    Attorney General Steve Marshall leads 17 states in Supreme Court brief...

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala.—Attorney General Steve Marshall led a coalition of 17 states in filing a brief Thursday before the U.S. Supreme Court in support of...

    Two enter novitiate at St. Bernard Abbey

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The journey of two men, which began with an inquiry to St. Bernard Abbey Vocation Director, Fr. Joel Martin, OSB, has...

    Attorney General Steve Marshall hails Supreme Court victory in religious freedom...

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    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...

    Sacred Heart School nuns profess perpetual vows

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Two nuns who teach at Sacred Heart School made their Professions of Perpetual Vows recently during liturgical services at Sacred Heart...

    East Cullman Baptist Assoc. rolling out VBS for nursing homes

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    CULLMAN, Ala.  - As churches all over Cullman County launch into Vacation Bible School (VBS) programs for area youngsters, one group is gearing up...

    ‘Cullman Women Sing’ makes beautiful music

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman Women Sing held its Spring Concert recently at Grace Episcopal Church. The concert was free to the public and one...

    Grace Episcopal Church welcomes new rector Jay Gardner

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    Jay Gardner with his wife Paige and son William (Christy Perry for The Cullman Tribune) CULLMAN, Ala. - Grace Episcopal Church welcomed James (Jay) Wynn...

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

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    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...

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

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    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...

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

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    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...

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

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    Left to right are Cullman Mayor Woody Jacobs, Brad Steele, Jeff Steele, Sherry Steele and Duke Cleghorn. (contributed) CULLMAN - On Jan 10, a special...

    Remembering Rev. Jim Walker (1933-2019)

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    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...

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

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    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...

    Church surprises Hanceville middle schoolers with holiday project

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    Before and after shots show the work a group of volunteers from Hanceville First United Methodist Church did in a girls’ restroom at Hanceville...

    North Alabama Quartet Convention coming to Cullman

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    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...

    Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament holds Christmas Open House

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    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...

    ‘What Christmas is really about’: Don and Lynelle Wilbanks say their...

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    For 43 years, Don and Lynelle Wilbanks have created a beautiful Christmas light display as a gift for the community. The display features a...

    Thanksgiving Service held at St. Bernard Prep

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    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...

    FBC of Fairview: ‘We see this as a way of showing...

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    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...

    3 area churches accepting Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes through Monday morning

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    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....

    Operation Christmas Child National Collection Week Nov. 12-19

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    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...

    St. Paul’s youth hold inaugural Harvest Walk

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    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,...

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

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    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...

    Catching up with First Source for Women

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    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 -...

    St. Bernard Prep holds Senior Dedication Mass

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    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....

    Benefactors Day celebrated at St. Bernard

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    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...

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

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    GOOD HOPE - Many groups put on horror houses in the days and weeks leading up to Halloween, but Church 212 has decided this...

    Cornerstone Church partners with Good Samaritan

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    Rev. Joe McNulty of Cornerstone Church (left) presents a check to Good Samaritan Executive Director Jolanda Hutson (right), accompanied by Clinic Administrator Cindy Barnett...

    Mission Grove Baptist opens food shelf in Berlin

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    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...

    5th annual Divino Niño Festival this Saturday at the Shrine of...

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    HANCEVILLE - This Saturday, Sept. 1, the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament near Hanceville will host a pilgrimage day for the celebration of...

    ‘God is still good!’

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    Hymnal pages were salvaged from the blaze by firefighters. (Christy Perry for The Cullman Tribune) CULLMAN COUNTY - “God is still good!” the Warrior Creek...

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

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    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...

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

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    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...

    3 St. Bernard Abbey monks profess solemn vows

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    Br. Dominic Lee, Abbot Cletus Meagher, Br. Pachomius Alvarado, and Br. Paschal Pautler CULLMAN - It was a grand celebration at St. Bernard Abbey on...

    Churches come together for prayer walk at Hanceville schools

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    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...

    Bikers visit schools across county to promote prayer, Pledge of Allegiance

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    Alabama Sons of Liberty Riders President Joe Alverson and his granddaughter kneel beside one of the signs they placed during Saturday’s Cullman County God...

    Saturday’s Cullman County ‘God and Country Ride’ to advocate for prayer...

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    CULLMAN – Saturday will be a big day for the Alabama Sons of Liberty as they, alongside the Christian Motorcycle Association, will be traveling...

    6 months in, Grace Place thriving

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    For me personally, Grace Place ranks equal to being involved in the Good Samaritan Health Clinic. I receive infinitely more than I give. It...

    PROFILES IN FAITH: Northbrook Baptist calls Keith Warden as pastor

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    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...

    ‘Feeding the body and the soul’: Church 212 starts community garden...

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    Church 212 members work in the church’s community garden in early June (Photo courtesy Robert Taylor) GOOD HOPE - Right down County Road 437 from...

    Faith traditions: 2018 Vacation Bible Schools

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    Many area churches have chosen the “Game On” theme for this year’s Vacation Bible School. (Image courtesy of Lifeway) Updated 6-4-18 CULLMAN COUNTY - This summer,...

    ‘Like Me or Not’: Link director Owens takes on approval addiction

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    Author Dawn Owens signed copies of her book “Like Me or Not” Tuesday at Yates-Chance Christian Bookstore. (W.C. Mann for The Tribune) CULLMAN - As...

    Foundry Farm dedicates new 80-bed dormitory named in memory of Thomas...

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    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...

    Local business gives back on Good Friday

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    Left to right: Justin Westmoreland, Robert Taylor, Hal Wright / Nick Griffin for The Cullman Tribune GOOD HOPE - Good Hope Service Center spent the...

    Profiles in Faith: Desperation Church kicks off Passion Week with community...

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    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...

    Saint Bernard Prep students pray the Stations of the Cross

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    Deacon Tim Vaughn, far right, completes Station 14 at the Stations of the Cross prayer service on Wednesday. Altar boys are Josh Chiodo, Christian...

    Fighting the ‘right fight’: Good Hope teen reaches out to children...

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    13-year-old Tripp Taylor speaks at Daystar Church. / Courtesy of Taylor family GOOD HOPE - When Robert Taylor lost his sister Ashley Taylor to a...

    Empty Bowls feeds the hungry

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    For $10, guests received hot, homemade chili, a grilled cheese sandwich and a drink. Guests also got to take home an original handmade bowl....

    Night to Shine: special needs community enjoys magical night

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    A guest and his date arrive at the Night to Shine Prom Friday night at Fairview: the Grace Place. / W.C. Mann FALKVILLE - On...

    Tyrone Prothro on his past, his future and his faith

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    Former Alabama wide receiver, Tyrone Prothro, spoke at Church 212 in Cullman on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018. / Nick Griffin CULLMAN - Church 212’s congregation...

    Cullman FBC’s Tom Richter, Chuck Johnston visit Judson College to kick...

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    Cullman FBC Pastor Tom Richter speaks to Judson College students at Judson's Christian Emphasis Week. / Photo by Mary Amelia Taylor MARION - Judson College...

    PROFILES IN FAITH: A little food and a lot of love:...

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    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...

    Local churches, agencies hope to see homeless shelter for men in...

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    The Cullman area currently has no homeless shelters for men. A group of local churches and agencies is working to change that. / Image...

    Growing in faith: Desperation Church expanding to new location

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    This architectural rendering shows the future Desperation Church building that will be located on Old Hanceville Highway (Third Avenue Southeast) at King Edward Street....

    Christmas Eve at Sacred Heart

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    Fr. Patrick Egan compliments the kids on a job well done. / W.C. Mann CULLMAN - On Sunday afternoon, Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in...

    From the mouths of babes

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    CULLMAN - First United Methodist Church Cullman (FUMC) hosted a Christmas program put on by its Mom’s Day Out and Sonshine Preschool students this...

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

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    New pageant director Monica Windham with daughter Jordan Windham (L) and niece Anna Hilb (R) / W.C. Mann CULLMAN - At Sacred Heart of Jesus...

    Garden City First Baptist hosts 3rd annual Christmas carnival

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    A young guest gets a hug at Sunday’s Christmas carnival at Garden City First Baptist Church. / Nick Griffin GARDEN CITY - Garden City First...

    Shrine Nativity Creche offers unique, quiet alternative to commercial Christmas

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    The Creche chapel includes seating for small groups, votive candles and holy water. / Courtesy of Our Lady of the Angels Monastery HANCEVILLE - For...

    Grace Episcopal launching ministry for victims of memory loss

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    Deacon Jerry Jacob outside Grace Episcopal’s Parish Hall, where Grace Place will meet / W.C. Mann (A victim of dementia) is a child of God,...

    Give thanks!

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    Guests are welcomed to the inaugural Frances and Doug Reese Memorial Community Thanksgiving Meal Wednesday evening at Hopewell Baptist Church in Hanceville. / Nick...

    Operation Christmas Child collection week kicks off with ceremony at Northbrook...

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    Cullman Mayor Woody Jacobs and project volunteers prepare to cut the ribbon. / W.C. Mann CULLMAN - On Monday morning, representatives of three area churches,...

    Make a joyful noise

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    Cullman County Schools Superintendent and Cornerstone Church of the Nazarene Executive Board Chairman Shane Barnette hung out with the choir, and even housed several...

    Hopewell Baptist celebrates 175 years

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    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...

    The Crossing: ministering in the face of need

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    L-R: Sheila Parker, Director Melissa Hudson, Jan Saylor, Linda Hawkins and Dianna Schmuck.  / Photo courtesy Melissa Hudson CULLMAN - Since 2011, Melissa Hudson has...

    Full slate of community events this weekend

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    CULLMAN - This weekend is packed with activities on both Saturday and Sunday. See some of the highlights below. See full details on all...

    First Source for Women celebrates 10th anniversary, raises $75K at annual...

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    Updated 10-20-2017 11:09 a.m. Dove Award-winning Christian comedian Mike Williams had audience members in stitches, and still challenged them to a deeper commitment to First...

    Catholic faithful mark 100th anniversary of Fatima miracle with Rosary event...

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    Catholic faithful gathered in the gazebo of Hanceville’s Hamby Park to pray the Rosary. / W.C. Mann HANCEVILLE - On Saturday afternoon, a small group...

    From the ashes of Simcoe Worship Center: Kingdom Life Church

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    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...

    “To know Him and to make Him known”: Good Hope Baptist...

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    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,...

    Hanceville First UMC raises funds, through music, for disaster relief

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    Hanceville High School Band Director Steven Porter (seated) and the Dog Pound Players / W.C. Mann HANCEVILLE - Recent events in this part of the...

    Crowds flock to Shrine for Divino Niño Day 2017

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    HANCEVILLE - On a typical Saturday, the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament near Hanceville will host up to 300 visitors.  But Sept. 2...

    Profiles in Faith: Fairview teen committed to life of ministry

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    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. ...

    Local organizations prepare for Operation Christmas Child

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    Drop-off locations this year for Operation Christmas Child include Crosshaven Church, Northbrook Baptist Church, Fairview First United Methodist Church and Cullman’s Chick-Fil-A. Churches will...

    Southern gospel tradition: Joyful Hearts 25th anniversary homecoming Aug. 5

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    Southern gospel group Joyful Hearts will celebrate its 25th anniversary with a homecoming gospel singing on Saturday, August 5 at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. CULLMAN...

    125th annual singing convention coming to courthouse this weekend

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    This year’s convention is receiving special attention as part of the state’s bicentennial celebration. CULLMAN - On Saturday, July 8 and Sunday, July 9, the...

    Desperation Church treats community to fireworks, much more

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    Patriots of all ages came dressed in their best red, white and blue. / W.C. Mann CULLMAN - Many came out for the fireworks, but...

    To Jamaica with love

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    Cullman First United Methodist Church Jamaica Missions Team / Cullman FUMC on Facebook CULLMAN - Cullman First United Methodist Church just wrapped up its fourth...

    UPDATED: Vacation Bible Schools kick off around the area

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    Many area churches have chosen the "Galactic Starveyors" theme for this year's VBS. Image credit: Lifeway CULLMAN COUNTY - The first week of June brings...

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

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    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...

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

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    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...
    Joyce Nix

    33rd Annual Bloomin’ Festival this weekend will be largest ever

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    Brother Pachomius Alvarado, OSB spends a great portion of his time in St. Bernard Abbey’s Bakery baking divinely delicious cinnamon raisin bread to sell...

    Sacred Heart hosts “Living Last Supper”

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    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...

    Egg hunters illuminate the night at Fairview Town Park

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    FAIRVIEW - More than 150 people gathered at Fairview Town Park Saturday night for what First Baptist Church of Fairview hopes to make an...

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

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    Actor Jim Caviezel, who played Jesus in "The Passion of the Christ," pays his respects to Mother Angelica. (Photo: EWTN) HANCEVILLE - She was...

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

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    Sacred Heart School Principal Greg Hughes   CULLMAN - On Saturday evening, Sacred Heart School (SHS) held its eighth annual Legacy Gala at Stone Bridge Farms’...