Faith and Values

Homecoming set at Bethel UMC
By SHERRY DIGMON News Publisher Bethel United Methodist Church is holding homecoming services August 25 and the congregation is pleased to have the Rev. Jean Spikes bringing the message. If you talk with most women in the clergy in the United Methodist Church, they’ll tell you whose shoulders they stand on – Rev. Jean Spikes’ shoulders. She was the first female ordained minister in the Methodist denomination and has been…
Atmore teen authors book
News Staff Report It’s not often a church member writes a book, but when the member is in only the ninth grade, that’s cause for recognition. The congregation of El Bethel Holiness Church honored LaAsia Sharnae Henderson for her book Super Galactic Heroes, The Flight of the Cyclops. LaAsia, 15, will be in the 10th grade this year. She takes all honors classes and is an all-A honor roll student.…
Welcoming Father Sofie
News Staff Report A reception was held Sunday, June 30, to welcome Father Francis Sofie on his first Sunday at St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church. Father Sofie hails from Tuscaloosa originally, and two of his sisters still live there. Another sister lives in Massachusetts. Their parents are deceased. They died within 20 minutes of each other on the feast of St. Joseph, Patron Saint of a Happy Death. Father Sofie…
Former priests at St. Robert’s
News Staff Report Later this month, the Reverend J. Francis Sofie will be in Atmore as pastor of St. Robert Bellarmine Parish. Former pastor the Reverend Arulappan Jayaraj, H.G.N. has been reassigned to the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee. Father Sofie will be the 16th pastor to serve the parish. He is coming to Atmore from St. Peter in Montgomery. Parishioner Letty Digmon shared the following list of priests who have served…