BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP)--The popular form of transportation for churches -- 15-passenger vans -- may soon not be an option at all.
|A stitch in time
It takes thousands of passes of the needle to create the stunning effect of a handmade quilt. Photo by Anthony Wade
During the last decade, eight "quilting queens" at Southside Baptist Church in Andalusia, Ala., have turned their favorite pastime into a moneymaking project netting $16,594 for the building projects of their beloved church.
And these "golden girls" -- ranging in age from 71 to 82 -- can stitch a serious quilt, evidenced by the thousands of stitches each has contributed to the 210 quilts they have produced.
DAPHNE, Ala. (BP)--The old man and the sea have spent a lifetime together, but it was just 15 years ago when he met the Keeper of the sea.
SARALAND, Ala. (BP)--The horror of watching the disaster surrounding the space shuttle Challenger on Jan. 28, 1986, is something James A. "Gene" Thomas still remembers.
MOBILE, Ala. (BP)–Michael A. Magnoli, former president of the University of Mobile, was sentenced to three years of probation and 300 hours of community service Nov. 4 in connection with his federal guilty plea Sept. 20 to falsifying his 1993 federal tax returns. He also, in the plea, acknowledged participating in an illegal campaign contribution […]
MOBILE, Ala. (BP)–Sentencing will be Nov. 4 of the former president of the University of Mobile, Michael A. Magnoli, in a federal conviction for falsifying his 1993 federal income tax returns. Magnoli, in pleading guilty to the charge Sept. 20, stood motionless in front of federal district Chief Judge Charles Butler with his attorney, James […]
MOBILE, Ala. (BP)–When Andy and Cindy Kennedy fly to Brazil in October, it’ll be only the first of many more airplane trips. The Alabama natives joined 18 others Jan. 20 at Cottage Hill Baptist Church, Mobile, Ala., for their appointment to missionary service with the Southern Baptist International Mission Board. After a year of language […]