We are tentatively planning to resume Sunday morning worship, at the building, beginning Sunday May 24th.
We will have one service at 10 AM.
We will only sit on every other pew (one vacant row between occupied rows)
Family are encouraged to sit together, but we need to maintain the six-foot distance with others on the same row. •
Because this will substantially reduce seating capacity, there will be overflow areas with video feeds set up in the fellowship halls and the small auditorium upstairs.
We will distribute the individual communion sets and provide places to drop off contributions at designated entrances to the building.
The use of masks as you enter and exit is encouraged, but will not be mandatory.
We will continue to provide live stream of our Sunday morning worship service for those who do not attend in person.
There will be no Bible class prior to the worship at 10 AM.
There will be no Sunday evening or Wednesday evening assemblies for the coming weeks. Instead, we will continue to offer a Bible study online on Sunday afternoons and Wednesday evenings.
Communion Pick Up for this week will be on Saturday only from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Starting next week, it will take place on Fridays only.
We want to emphasize that if you would feel uncomfortable in a public assembly or are vulnerable for any health reasons that you are encouraged to continue to stay home and participate in the worship service via live stream. We are concerned for the health of all our members, and do not want anyone to place themselves in a hazardous situation if they are at increased risk. Please stay home and worship remotely if you have any concerns whatsoever!
Because your love is better than life,
my lips will glorify you.
Bible Classes………. 9:00 AM
Worship……..…….. 9:55 AM
Pew Packers…………….. 5:00 PM
Worship……………....….. 5:10 PM
Bible Classes……….…….. 7:00 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.