Faith Matters

Montgomery Prays for Orlando Victims

New details on the Orlando shooting are ever emerging, as are the messages of love and support from across the globe. Many religious denominations are sending up prayers and warm thoughts to the victims and their families, including people in Montgomery. “Want everybody to get along,” says Montgomery resident Scotty Marlow. “You know, just cause they doing one thing, you…

Faith Matters: Baptist Church Membership Decline Continues

From the West Alabama Newsroom– Membership in the Baptist Church continues to slide on a downward trend. The denomination is reporting its ninth consecutive year of membership decline. The Baptist church lost more than 200,000 members over the past year alone according to the denomination’s Annual Church Profile. Reverend James Spicer pastor of Freedom Baptist Church in Selma says one…

Study: Going to Church Could Help You Live Longer

Going to church could help you live longer. That's according to research part of a Nurses' Health Study.

Going to church could help you live longer.  That’s according to research part of a Nurses’ Health Study. Everyone has a different motivation to practice their own faith. Now this study if giving another reason to get to church on Sunday and your life may depend on it.   No matter the reason, one study is linking a life-saving benefit. The…

Greek Orthodox Church in Montgomery Prepares for Annual Festival

The Greek Orthodox Church is preparing for their annual Greek Food Festival. For many it’s about more than the food, it’s also about fellowship and informing people about the Greek Orthodox beliefs. There will be several different Greek dishes, and pastries at the 27th annual event. Event organizers expect close to 2,000 people to attend. For more information about the event call the…

Prayers for Butler County Officers

A group of prayer warriors has spent the last month praying for every group, business, organization and person in Butler County. Wednesday, they completed their long list with a stop at the Greenville Police Department to pray for and with police and other law enforcement. The group is participating in the 21 Day Prayer Challenge, and hopes they showed their…

Church Brings ‘Ashes to Go’ to Montgomery

Today marks ash Wednesday, also known as the first day of lent. It’s a century old tradition celebrated by Catholics and Episcopalians across the world. One area church is bringing a new approach to the holiday. Like many people across the country Alabamians are always on the move. Just one reason the church of Ascension is having ashes to go. Ashes…

Faith Matters: Terry’s Tumor and Pilots for Christ

An Alabama non-profit is using flight to get people in dire need to cancer and other medical treatments across the country.

  An Alabama non-profit is using flight to get people in dire need to cancer and other medical treatments across the country. In Monroeville, Alabama Pilots for Christ takes off with a greater purpose. Rosalyn Sales, PR Director Pilots for Christ said,  “Trust in god’s provision to provide and we step out on faith and do the flights.” Multiple times…

Faith Matters: Perry Co. Senior Citizen Center Kept Open By Faith

  From the West Alabama Newsroom– Over the past few years a lack of funding has threatened to close down an adult daycare center in Perry County. And people at the center say the only way they’ve been able to keep the doors open — is by faith. The East Perry Adult Daycare Center in Sprott — was born out…