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New community center in Center Point opening in April

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports CENTER POINT —The city of Center Point is opening its new community center on April 30. The center offers a fitness center, a gymnasium and a variety of classes. Classes include CrossFit, pickleball, basketball, fitness and aerobics, weight lifting, tumbling and gymnastics. Walk-in visits are $5 for access to the fitness center and gym during open play hour. Monthly ...

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Faith: Thriving in His plan

By Mike Ennis, Faith Community Fellowship Springville Campus Pastor Life sometimes takes twists and turns that are well….not what we had planned. Truth is, everyone has challenges. Every family, every marriage, every parent encounters “stuff” in life that is different than how we planned it. Today, I want to share the story of someone who experienced some “twists” in life and yet found confidence and faith ...

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RECALL ALERT: Electric bicycle could be hazardous

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports LAKE CHARLES, La. (KPLC) — 195 Stromer ST5 electric bicycles have been recalled due to crash and injury hazards, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. CPSC said the bicycle stem can break, posing crash and injury hazards to the rider. The company has received one report of a stem breaking, but no injuries were reported. [caption id="attachment_74777" ...

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Faith: Prepare to meet your baker

By Richard Harp This is the slogan for the local Great Harvest Bakery in Trussville. Recently, a challenging yet inspirational story took place regarding their company and our congregation.  We had a family of three visit with us for worship one Sunday. Their mother filled out a visitor’s card, explaining that she and her daughters had just moved to Alabama from the far Northwest and were looking for a chur ...

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Faith: Calvary, not Calvin

By Andy Waits If you want to get someone’s blood boiling bring up Calvinism. Better yet, if you want to make a life-long enemy, accuse them of being a Calvinist. This label has become the scarlet letter, the ace in the hole that people pull when they want to rally a mob against a pastor or church member. ​How do you define Calvinism? Everyone has an opinion. Some say “a Calvinist doesn’t believe in missions ...

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Calvary Chapel Trussville to host Rest for Your Soul on Saturday

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports TRUSSVILLE — Calvary Chapel Trussville, a new church plant established in September of last year, is holding a public event called “Rest for Your Soul” at the Trussville Public Library on March 16. There will be two different sessions, one at 11 a.m. and one at 1:30 p.m. Each session will have a different topic, so come for both if you are able. "Since coming to Ala ...

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Reflections: On stealing pastors

We Baptists have a unique system for hiring pastors, unlike our Methodist friends who have a bishop to superintend the process. The current nomenclature is “pastor search committee,” though we used to call them “pulpit committees.” I’m grateful I was elected a youth rep as a high schooler on our church’s pulpit committee and had some acquaintance with the process from the layman’s side. Of course, the proce ...

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2019 Real Estate Forecast: What Buyers and Sellers Can Expect from Mortgage Rates

Sponsored Content By Laura Bryum In the past several years, the housing market has been up and down – and 2018 was no exception. What started with mile-high home prices and low mortgage rates for sellers has now moved to a more even playing field, where the growth in home prices has stalled. This means that the advantage has shifted slightly from sellers to buyers. What can you expect in 2019? Let’s look at ...

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A New Year in God’s Word

By Michael J. Brooks  It’s always interesting to note the celebrities we lost in the last year, and 2018 witnessed the passing of several. These include evangelist Billy Graham, President Bush 41, Sen. John McCain, journalist Charles Krauthammer and musicians Roy Clark and preacher’s daughter Aretha Franklin who taught us how to spell r-e-s-p-e-c-t! These deaths remind us of those who made an impact with th ...

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