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May 2016


Youth Convention

May 6-7, 2016


March-April 2016


Statewide Revival, Part 2

March 28-April 8


March 2016


New Field Tent Revival

March 21-26


Men’s Retreat

March 11-13


February 2016


District #1 Convention

February 27


District #3 Convention

February 13


January 2016


Ladies’ Retreat

January 29-31


Statewide Revival

January 17-28


New Church Set in Orider

January 23

Youth Convention

May 6-7, 2016

Praise the Lord for a blessed Youth Convention this year! Our theme matched the General VLB Theme, “Through the Gates,” and our guest speaker was Harvey Anders of Tennessee. Brother Anders was a great blessing to the Convention and we’re thankful for his willingness to come and minister to our young people.

In addition to Brother Anders, we also heard messages from several of our young people: Tarin Puckett, Brandon Keel, Amy Anders, and State VLB Coordinator Trevor O’Dell, all of which were a wonderful blessing. We are thankful for all from Alabama who put forth the effort to attend, as well as several out-of-state visitors. It was a blessing to have each one of them.

A special blessing to the Convention this year was the inclusion of a VLB Choir, organized and directed by Amy Anders. They sang beautifully, but more beautiful was the good spirit of worship that accompanied them.

Special thanks to Brother Trevor for his efforts this first year as State VLB Coordinator, including directing the Convention.






























Statewide Revival, Part 2

March 28-April 8, 2016

Sister Shelton was able to visit 8 of our churches in the month of January and was a wonderful blessing everywhere she went. She and her family returned in March-April to visit the remaining 8 churches in Alabama to conclude our Statewide Revival! We thank the Lord for the wonderful spirit of worship, the anointed singing and preaching, and the blessed times of prayer experienced in the state during this special time. The local churches at Bayou La Batre, Phenix City, Goodwater, Anniston, Collinsville, Geraldine, and West Lawrence were blessed to host this second and final installment of the Revival. Sister Shelton was a true blessing everywhere she went and we pray God will continue to bless her, her ministry, and her family. Special thanks to the state of Alabama for the generous giving, support, and love given to the Shelton family.

















New Field Tent Revival

March 21-26, 2016

Sister Mary Shelton brought her tent and her family to minister in Eclectic, Alabama, in hopes of reaching some new contacts for The Church of God in an event organized by the Goodwater church. The revival was a great blessing to all of our Church folks who were able to take part, as well as the visitors who attended. The speakers broadcasted the preaching and singing to all in the nearby community and there were many who never entered the tent but stopped outside to listen. We pray that many souls were touched and that seeds were planted that will come to fruition in the weeks and months to come.

















Men’s Retreat

March 11-13, 2016

Praise God for another wonderful Men’s Retreat! Please read more about this function on the Men’s Retreat page. *Pictures to be added by April 15.


District #1 Convention

Moulton, Alabama – February 27, 2016

The District #1 Convention was held in Moulton, Alabama, February 27, 2016. District Overseer, Guye Sutton, moderated the Convention with the theme, “Exhorting One Another; Provoking One Another,” taken from Hebrews 3:12, 13; 10:24, 25. There was a good spirit throughout the Convention and we were especially blessed to have a good Spanish delegation from our newly established church in Athens. Sister Liz Denard (Moulton, AL) and Brother Luis Banuelos (Trion, GA) interpreted for our first bilingual Convention in the state of Alabama. Boosts were presented by all of our auxiliary leaders, as were reports and boosts for all of our camps and retreats. Brother Horne presented our pastor from Athens, Brother Membreno, with his lay minister’s certificate, then preached a short sermon on baptismal before baptizing him as well. Brother Banuelos preached a message in the afternoon session, which was a great blessing to the Convention. Praise the Lord for what he is doing in District #1 and throughout the state of Alabama!
















District #3 Convention

Phenix City, Alabama – February 13, 2016

The District #3 Convention includes the churches in Alex City, Bayou La Batre, Bessemer, Goodwater, and Phenix City. The Convention was held in Phenix City and moderated by District Overseer Ted Cogburn. The theme of this Convention was “So Ought We To Be” and included messages by district pastors Randolph Gillens, Brian O’Dell, Brandon Keel, and Ted Cogburn, as well as Steve Ridlespurge and State Overseer James Horne. We thank the Lord for the presence of the Lord at this Convention and thank each one who attended or served on program, as well as the good folks in Phenix City for hosting this event and working hard to prepare a wonderful meal for the attendees.













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