Over the last four weeks we have seen our attendance rapidly grow as we have come back together.
Although it has been great to have everyone back, it has presented problems with us being able to properly socially distance under the current state guidelines.
Due to this, beginning on Sunday June 28, we will be moving to two AM worship times.
We will hold one service from 9-10 AM and another service from 10:30-11:30 AM.
In order to maintain our proper spacing we are asking that each member choose one AM service to attend.
The services will be identical, as far as the message/sermon being delivered.
We also are setting up a MASK ONLY section in the old (connected to kitchen) fellowship hall.
We ask that members be mindful of those who choose to use this area (i.e. trying to stay out of this area if not wearing a mask)
For those of you who attend the first service, we ask that you exit quickly so we can make room for those arriving for the second service.
Please utilize the posted exits (separate from entrances) so we can maintain our proper distancing.
We still plan to hold a Sunday PM service at our regular time of 5:00 PM.
For those who continue to worship with us on line, the live stream time (worship time) will change to 9:00 AM.
NOTE: This is a change from our current live stream (moving one hour earlier)
We again encourage those who do not feel comfortable returning at this time, to continue to worship with us on line.
If any of you need deliveries/pickups for worship please let the office know.
Brothers and sisters, we know there are many differing opinions on Covid 19.
We want you to know that the safety of our congregation is what is driving these decisions.
We appreciate your patience and flexibility, and ask that you reach out to us with any questions or feedback.
Because your love is better than life,
my lips will glorify you.
1st Service………. 9:00 AM
2nd Service…….. 10:30 AM
PM Worship.....… 5:00 PM
Bible Class … …….. 6:30 PM
There was a need for a congregation of the Lord’s people in Meridianville, Alabama. After a meeting of local Christian men, it was decided to secure a place to meet. In February 1964, thirty-four people met in the Meridianville Elementary School to worship their Lord. Williard Conchin presented the first sermon and Al Smith was the song leader. By the fall of 1964, this present building was erected. Our first church service was held in January 1965. There were no pews in the building for the service but folding chairs were found. Quite often there were more souls added to the number, and in February of 1965 the first “church baby” was born -- Leigh Ann Cothren Shubert. J.B. Whitaker was the first full-time minister. Bill Harris and Jim Pendergrass served the congregation as the first Elders. Paul Brooks, Jim Dowdy, Ray Lowery, Lawrence Matthews, Frank Rogers and Ray Tucker were the first Deacons.
There were 14 families represented at that first schoolhouse worship service the families of Chuck Nolen, Jim Dowdy, Addye Hanback, Don Mincher, Vivian Tucker, Bobby Cothren, Paul Brooks, Paul Ragland, Bill Harris, Al Smith, Forrest Hill, Bill Clemons, the Hughes family and Williard Conchin began the church family we have today. Seven of the original fourteen families are represented in this present church family. Twenty-five (or more) of the children raised in and by this congregation have returned after marriage and are now raising their own children here at Meridianville in the “nurture and admonition of the Lord”.
In 1981, the congregation had increased and required an addition to the front of the building. Since that time, three more additions have been made. In 1991 a fellowship area, office space, and classrooms were added. In 1998 a Fellowship Hall was built to accommodate the growing number of families at Meridianville. In 2003, our current beautiful auditorium was completed.