CP Ministry COuncil

Dates: Sunday, Oct. 7 - Fri., Oct. 12
Place: Hattiesburg, MS

In January 2017, a powerful tornado struck Hattiesburg, MS, destroying 600 homes and
damaging another 600. As is sadly often true, much of the damage was in poorer parts of
the city and surrounding vicinity. Thus many of those who lost homes or are displaced from
damaged ones do not have insurance or other means to rebuild or repair their homes. After
1 1/2 years now, many are still without housing. Some people are staying with relatives,
some are having to move from place to place, etc. There are some limited funds from government
and aid sources, but they are not sufficient to rebuild fully, and they come in slowly.

There have been 2 previous trips to help with this work, but much more is needed. We are
asking for volunteers for a trip Oct. 7 - 12 to assist with this work. Typically, we arrive Sunday
evening, have an orientation session, then work until noon on Friday. There is a local consortium, 
R3SM, which has housing and kitchen facilities for volunteers. They coordinate the work,
provide materials, etc.

We urge anyone willing to help with this project to volunteer. While some modicum of skill with
tools and construction is great, we can use ANY willing bodies/hands. Please pray about this 
opportunity, check your calendars, and volunteer if at all possible. While there is no deadline for
signing up, the sooner folks do sign up, the better we can plan. If we get enough volunteers and 
some skilled builders, there is a great need to “black in” a house (frame and roof it so that the 
exterior is weather tight). There are other projects if we have additional workers.

The cost for the trip is $50 for food, and, for those who can, a donation of $100 toward supplies, etc.

In addition to making an effort to come on the trip yourself, please pass on this notice to your church and your presbytery. 

To sign up, contact Ollie McClung:
email olliewjr@bellsouth.net

(205) 967 6997
2912 Riverwood Lane, Birmingham, AL 35243


Annual Meeting


Meeting Date: August 31, 2019

Host Presbytery: Tuscaloosa Presbytery

Host Presbytery Moderator:  Rev. Anthony Barnes

Host Church
Christian Light CPCA
200 Christian Light Way
Aliceville, AL 35442
Reverend Moses D. Finch
(205) 372-2769

Alabama Synod Officials
Reverend James Miller, Jr., Moderator
Reverend George Bennett, Sr., Vice Moderator
Elder Vanessa K. Midgett, Stated Clerk
Sister Vanessa Collier, Engrossing Clerk

For More Information:
Elder Vanessa K. Midgett
(256) 682-3405
Email: vkm118@aol.com



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