Event Information:

  • Sat

    Marriage Seminar by Dr. Eric Bates

    11:00 - 4:00 pm3520 Lorna Rd. Hoover, AL 35216
    Pastor Eric BatEBes who holds a Doctorate of Ministry in Biblical Counseling from Westminster Theological Seminary and is currently Family Ministries Director at Carolina Conference
    Lunch will be provided
    • 11:00 am Whose Family Is This Anyway?!?  -  We all have legitimate, God-given needs. Many families find themselves in a tug of war, vying for control and demanding that family members meet their needs. Ephesians 5 reveals the solution to this tug of war and the purpose of the family.
    •  First Afternoon Session: Pass the Roles, Please. - Can the roles of husband and wife be relegated to lawn care and cooking? Attitudes towards marital roles have changed over the years, but many couples still find roles as a major point of contention. No matter how marriage roles are defined, they are only different expressions of love.
    •  Second Afternoon Session: Why People Really Get Divorced (Failing Finances and Constructive Conflict) - Studies of divorced individuals continue to list finances as a primary reason for their divorce. But is it possible to maintain a committed and loving marriage even when the bank breaks? In this session, couples will learn the three important ingredients for a profitable marriage and how to fight right.

General Announcements

  • Alabama Spay/Neuter is proud to announce that PetSmart Charities, the leading funder of animal welfare in North America, is sponsoring free spay/neuter surgeries to dogs and cats living in Bessemer through a program called SNIPsmart!
    Qualifying, low-income households and community cat caregivers can have up to 5 dogs and cats fixed for free.  Households must be enrolled in one of the following programs: Medicaid, Disability, WIC, SNAP, Welfare, SSI, Hardship Determination Program, and TANF. Stray or feral cats also qualify for free spay/neuter surgery. These community cats need to be dropped off and picked up in a humane cat trap (no squirrel traps) on Mondays or Tuesdays. All stray, neighborhood cats will be ear tipped to show that they have been sterilized and have a caregiver. Dogs and cats which aren’t current on their rabies vaccination will receive one and the owner will be charged $16 per animal receiving a vaccination.
    To schedule your appointment or for more details about SNIPsmart please call Alabama Spay/Neuter at 205-956-0012 or 1-877-334-9738.
  • Alabaster Community Give Backers is a community based volunteer organization whose goal is to help anyone in need. Whether it’s a single parent, a senior who is struggling financially, or someone who has suffered a loss due to a natural disaster such as a fire or storm, Alabama Community Give Backers seeks to reach out in a tangible way. We accept: clothing, furniture, kitchen items and new items such as underwear, socks, and diapers for both adults and children. We also collect scrap metal to sell to provide money for our rent and utilities. Volunteers are also needed to help sort items and do other various jobs. To contact Alabaster Give Backers for drop off locations, to volunteer, or to learn about specific needs call John at 205-206-3866
  • STAIR (Start The Adventure In Reading) – is a local nonprofit that serves 12 Birmingham City Schools, providing one-on-one tutoring for second graders who need help in reading.
    STAIR is looking for volunteers who can commit to tutor one afternoon a week, after school for 1 ½ hours. Training is provided and no teaching experience is needed. Volunteer tutors can choose a location that is convenient for them. For more information or to sign up visit

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