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Gaines Chapel hosts Emancipation Proclamation celebration
By SHERRY DIGMON News Staff Writer The Emancipation Proclamation celebration at Gaines Chapel AME Church Sunday afternoon, January 6, was indeed a celebration of the proclamation’s signing and the abolishment of slavery. But this service was also a time of gratitude for God’s great grace and mercy. And it was a time for the guest speaker to challenge those in attendance, especially the young people. Theresa White presided over the…
Outreach at Gaines Chapel
Several Gaines Chapel AME Church members opened the kitchen and their hearts Saturday, December 9, as they provided lunch for all who would come. For the homebound, meals were delivered. Urla Boggan, one of the organizers and president of the church’s Lay Ministry, said this is the second time the church has provided community lunches. Last time, members held a fish fry and invited everyone to come and eat. This…
Gaines Chapel hosts annual conference
A local congregation was host to their denomination’s annual conference last week. Gaines Chapel AME Church Pastor Rev. Amos Smith and Hospitality Director Melinda Robinson anticipated as many as 400 attendees for the Ninth Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church’s 8th Session of the Southwest Alabama Annual Conference Monday, October 9, through Saturday, October 14. Bishop Harry L. Seaworth is Presiding Prelate, Ninth District. Some assemblies were held…
Gaines Chapel holding homecoming, revival
The pastor and members of Gaines Chapel AME Church invite all to come celebrate Homecoming Day and Annual Revival Services. Homecoming will be held Sunday, July 9, at 3 p.m. The special message will be brought by the Rev. Dr. Sinclair Forbes, grandson of Coach Cornell and Mavis Torrence, and the son of Dr. Marian Torrence. Revival services will be held Monday through Wednesday, July 10-12, 7 p.m., nightly, with…
Gaines Chapel hosting Women’s Day
The Annual Women’s Day observance will be held at Gaines Chapel A.M.E Church on Sunday, May 28, at 11 a.m. The speaker for the occasion will be an Atmore native, Sis. Marian Torrence  of Pensacola. She is the daughter of Coach Cornell and Mavis Torrence of Atmore. Everyone is invited. The church is located at 122 Carver Avenue, Atmore.