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A Special Day with Special Guest

Do not miss this Sunday morning for a special day at Community Church.
We are excited to have the Kirby family ministering with us this weekend. Too many of our church family, the Kirby’s are not new and to others, they may be. They have served in ministry in many roles and places over the years. From youth pastoring a large youth group in Florida, to helping lead a school of ministry here in Alabama, the Kirby’s have served with passion, excellence, and a drive to see the lost come into a relationship with Christ and His Church.

Sister Tracy will join in with our worship team using her gifts and passions to help lead God’s people into His presence. Brother Tommy will use his great gifts to uniquely share God’s Word with us. Be ready to worship and to go into God’s Word for a timely and important day in God’s plan for our church. 

Invite someone to join you with worship starting at 10:00 AM.


Fall Connect Groups 2020

Are you ready to Connect with your church family this fall? Are you looking to connect with other believers? 
Get Connected by joining a Fall Connect Group. Join one or more. Here is a full list of our Fall Groups.



Bible Study: Corinthians and Revelation

Wednesday’s @ 7:00pm

Group Leaders: Daryl Weatherly and Charlotte Dollar

Charlotte and Daryl rotate teaching from Corinthians and then Revelation. You will enjoy the applicable guidance of Corinthians and what is to come and why God gave us Revelations. This group enjoys great teaching and an opportunity for questions and discussion at the pace of the group.


“Letters to the Church”

Wednesday’s @ 7:00pm

Group Leaders: Rick and Cindy Rowan

Sit with Pastor Francis Chan and be reminded that you are a part of something much bigger than yourself, something sacred. In his most powerful book yet, Chan digs deep into biblical truth, reflects on his own failures and dreams, and shares stories of ordinary people God is using to change the world.


Couples Group (Online Option if requested)

Wednesday’s @ 7:00pm

Group Leaders: Ronnie and Cynthia Stidham

Each week couples will gather to be encouraged in a short lesson and discussion about family, marriage, and life. Join other couples as we seek to connect to our spouse and live our faith out in all of life.


Refuge Youth Connect Groups

Wednesday’s @ 7:00pm

Have ever read your Bible and felt like there was more there than what you were getting? Have you wanted to dig a little deeper into Scripture but didn’t know where to start? Well, that is exactly what we are doing on Wednesday nights as we walk through Paul’s instructions to the church in 1st & 2nd Timothy. Join us as we hang out and study His Word together.


Online Women’s Group

Facebook Group with a Live on Monday’s 7:00 PM

Group Leader: Darlene Vice

This group is for women age 14 and up and we will be using a book by Jennie Allen entitled “Get Out of Your Head.“ This book helps us to examine toxic thoughts and other destructive thoughts that hold us captive, and teaches us how to submit our minds to Christ so that we are no longer victims, longer feel overwhelmed and helpless but empowered to make a difference in the kingdom of God. You can watch live or through the week and interact through the week as well.


Smashing Some Clay: Men’s Skeet Shooting

Thursday’s @ 6:00pm- Pavilion

Group Leader: Greg Stidham

Men join us for Smashing Some Clay. There will be a short devotion and then we will shoot some clay targets. 


BRAVE: High School Ladies

Tuesday’s @ 7:00pm at Cynthia’s Home

Group Leader: Cynthia Stidham

Join with other high school young ladies as we navigate these teen years and support each other. Sister Cynthia will guide the group through the book “Radiant” by Priscilla Shirer.


Golf Group

Sunday afternoons

Group Leader: Kenny Hallmark

Enjoy the fall weather playing golf and in fellowship. We are planning on playing on: October 4th, 18th, November 1st, 15th, and December 6th.


Fall Connect Group Sign-Up

It is Connect Group Time! We have all kind of Connect Groups to get involved in this fall. From on campus to off site you have ways to connect. You can join on a sign up sheet in the lobby today and next Sunday.
You can also go to our online Connect Group Central.You can read and learn more about each one from what they will be doing, how often they will meet. If you have any questions, please let us now. 


Movie Night

Lights Camera Action! 
Hey, Church family and friends we want you to mark your calendars for a night of fellowship and fun. We are looking to enjoy a good family movie together on September 13th. We are expecting to start a little after 7:00 PM (if the sun follows the sunset forecast). We may even have a few surprises before we start. Load up your vehicle with snacks and chairs and come on out. You can sit in your car, in the bed of your truck, or pull up a lounge chair (social distance safe!) and hang out with your church family.
One more thing, while we want to spend time with our church family, this is such a great time to invite someone to join us. Maybe they do not go to church, are not saved, or just need a time out, take the time and invite them. You will be surprised at how many will join you. 


Calling Group Leaders-Fall 2020

Can you take prayer request? Or play a DVD?
If so you could be a Connect Group leader this fall! 
Connect Groups are our place to get together in small groups to share in life. Groups can gather a variety of ways and for a variety of things. There is no better time than right now to help our church family and others connect in small groups to share life. 
What and how do group leaders need to gather with their groups?
1) Meet weekly online (zoom or another format) 2) Meet in person or 3) a hybrid of the two (example: Meet weekly online and then monthly for an activity)
Do I need a book or material to do a study on to lead a group?
NO! While it is ok to use books or materials to do a study, it is not required. One of the most effective small groups we have known is one that had two simple objectives each time. One, they ask if anyone had a prayer need and then they prayed for each one. This lasted only a few minutes many times (and longer on occasion). Secondly, they shared “how has your life/week been so far?” Simply it was “Prayer and Share.” It does not hurt to have some food and maybe a simple activity (games or something to do if the sharing is limited). 
What are some activities I could do? 
  • We have had golf groups, hiking groups, prayer groups, and more.
  • You could do outreach or serving activities as a group for those in need.
  • You could do a book or Bible study. 
  • You could watch (online or in-person) a study taught by another teacher- DVD for example.
  • You could do a sermon discussion group. Discuss what God spoke to you in that week’s sermon, how you are applying it, and what questions you had. (This is a great group to become “doers of God’s Word .. not just hearers”)  
Please reach out to Pastor Josh with more questions, to sign up or to share an idea. Call his phone 205-935-3549 (ext. 103 and it will even ring his cell if he is out of the office) or email him at 
You can be a group leader!!


His Intentions

Yesterday as we were worshiping at church the Lord spoke to my heart about His intentions for me. He asked me if I believed that His intentions for me were always good. 


As I thought about that I had to think that if I did I wouldn’t fear, I would trust that He is in control and His intentions are good for me so everything is gonna be ok. 


Do we sometimes go through things that cause us to question God’s intentions for us? 


I know I have, losing my mom, my daughter being born sick, loss of things, betrayal from people I once trusted. You know as we are going through these things we have such a hard time believing God has good intentions for us, it’s when I look back after I have come through those things that I see God’s hand at work. 


I made a decision yesterday as everyone was singing about His goodness running after them that I would choose to believe from that moment forward that God has good intentions for me and my family. His plan is good. 


No matter what this world hands us we can put our trust in The One who is still in control of our lives.


I am blessed.
– Lisa Stidham


School Supply Drive Thru

In just a few days our students will be headed back to school. We want to help make sure they have the supplies they need to be successful in the classroom. On Tuesday 8/18 from 5pm – 7pm we will have a school supply drive thru where supplies can be picked up. We are located at 9700 Hwy 172, across the street from the school.
Supplies are general (folders, pencils, paper, calculators, binders, etc.) and will be divided into backpacks and given out per student. Similar to the food distribution previously done by the school, we ask that your student be with you in the car.

We understand that high school students are not allowed to have backpacks this year.

We have binders available for them.
If we have any supplies left over they will be given to the school and available through the counselor’s office. If you have any questions please contact Pastor David

Please keep our students, teachers and administrators in your prayers throughout this school year. It will certainly be challenging, but with the help and support of our great community, it will be an amazing year!!


**Each year Community Church collects backpacks and supplies for our students in honor of our dear friend Nancy McCarley. Nancy was a giver! She made sure no one went without. We are proud to honor and remember her in these efforts.**


Celebrate YOU

Sometimes do we feel guiltier for what we are not more than we feel thankful for what we are?

We see all kinds of ladies doing all kinds of things that maybe aren’t our thing… We allow thoughts to come in about how we should be cooking like her, cleaning like her, her house is perfect, or whatever we see in someone else. 

Today I’d like to remind you to celebrate who YOU are. YOU are created to be and do the things God chose especially for you. 

For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. Psalm 139:13-14 

So today we will trust that He did a great job making us into the ladies that we are. 

We will rejoice in who we are and praise Him for all He is doing through us and in us. 
-Lisa Stidham



Do things in your life seem to be scattered right now? 

Ezekiel 37 tells us about a valley of dry (scattered) bones. That’s all they were until God steps in. We see God asking the prophet a question, “Can these bones live?” The prophet replied, “O Lord God you know!” Then comes the part where the prophet had to put his faith into action. He was told to prophesy to the bones. Then he did as he was told. Then there was a rattling…before the miracle was a rattling. 

We all know this story and now I want to share with you what God showed me last night. We all have scattered dreams, things, stuff.  We don’t always give them over to the Lord, sometimes we hold onto our (bones) hoping we can figure out how to put them all back together. God wants us to give it ALL to him. He loves us and wants to help us in our times of need. When we do give it to him there may be a time of rattling before we see anything happening. 
Have you ever been driving in your car and something is rattling? Usually, Greg will pull over and find it because he just can’t take the noise of it. We may mistake the rattling as something that is not good when actually it is a lining up of things. God rattled these bones and lined them up before they fell into place. We play a part in this. We must speak to our (bones). We must stop speaking negatively over them. We must start saying what we believe God is saying about them. Do we believe it? Then we must line our mouths with his word and speak before we see anything. Speak over them while they sleep, anoint their car, pray over their pillow, declare the word of the Lord over whatever your situation is and watch our God move. Listening for a rattle. 
Our hope is not lost! We serve a might God and He is able to do exceedingly, abundantly more than we can think or imagine. 
Let’s believe with Him.
Lisa Stidham


School Supply Drive

In just a few short weeks school will be starting back and our students need our help. For the last couple of years Community Church has hosted a backpack and supply drive for Hackleburg Elementary School in honor of our beloved sister Nancy McCarley. Sister Nancy was such a giver and made sure that no one went without. This year, the school has let us know that they have several backpacks. They will still need a few, but the bigger need is for supplies. In addition to normal school supplies they are in need of sanitizing supplies such as Lysol wipes and hand sanitizer.


Here are a few suggested items:

Number 2 Pencils
Cap Top Erasers
Composition Notebooks
Glue Sticks
Notebook Paper
Plastic Folders
3 Ring Binders
Color Copy Paper
Construction Paper
Zipper Pouches for Binders
Headphones / Earbuds
Expo Marker

Lysol Wipes
Lysol Spray
Hand Sanitizer


Items can be dropped off at the church anytime. There is a table under the overpass between the buildings where they can be left or there will be a table in the lobby Sunday.

All items donated will be sanitized before distribution or delivery to the school.

Thank you so much for your help! Please continue to pray for our students, teachers and administrators as they begin a new school year in such a challenging time.

If you have any questions please contact Pastor David.