Pastor Heidi C Bender Immediately Following The Worship Service... On Sunday, June 7, 2015... Light Refreshments Will be Served And... A Love-Gift Will Be Presented Her... In Appreciation of Her Contributions to Our Church... We welcomed our new pastor,The Rev. Heidi C Bender on Sunday, June 16, 2013... She delivered an inspirational Father's Day Message... Heidi Will be Serving The SHILO UNITED METHODIST CHURCH near Huntsville, AL. after Conference Appointments for 2015. We Wish Her Well In Her New Ministry!
Our Church Hosted A Reception Honoring
Bill & Betty Stone On Sunday, June 9, 2013... Light Refreshments Were Served to a large crowd of friends and relatives... A 'LOVE-GIFT' was presented to the Stones in Appreciation of their Contributions To Our Church & Community... Bill is accepting an Appointment to two churches in Eva, AL, after serving us since 2005... Although they Will Be Missed... We wish them the best, as they enter a new phase of their ministry!
We are in Prayer For...an excellent new beginning for our church in June 2015
The Rev. Daniel W. Lee... will be attending the The FUM Daycare Center Graduation to be held in The Sanctuary on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 6:30pm. with Reception following. We wish Rev. Lee a rewarding ministry... We look forward to his leadership in helping our church to grow by... Becoming more challenged... And equipped to grow more disciples of Jesus Christ... By taking risks and changing lives!
The Sanctuary during Lenten & Easter Season 2012 at Stevenson First United Methodist Church
Easter Lilies were presented in Honor or Memory of loved ones by church members
Mary Ward, 94, was the last surviving daughter of Claude Russell and Bessie Haddon Timberlake. She and her seven sisters: Maude Russell Bosworth, Novella Freeman, Claudia Timberlake, Fern Woodall, Jane Timberlake, Ruth Timberlake and Alice Wright were raised in the Methodist Church of Stevenson. Mary, Ruth, Jane, Claudia and Fern were pioneer business women in Stevenson. Mary and Ruth ran BOGART'S DRY GOODS, Claudia and Fern started THE IDEAL BEAUTY SHOP and... Jane was an early woman executive at THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK of STEVENSON, employed as a loan officer.
The TIMBERLAKE SISTERS were descendants of Railroad Pioneer brothers, John P. and Joel S. Timberlake, contractors for THE MEMPHIS and CHARLESTON RAILROAD. They constructed the first Railway Bridge over CROW CREEK located near the STEVENSON RAILWAY DEPOT. After completion of the railroad, the brothers settled in the area and opened a general store in Stevenson. The Timberlake family and succeeding generations included a local newspaper publisher, a druggist, an automobile dealer, a movie theater owner, an attorney and owners of numerous mercantile businesses in HISTORIC DOWNTOWN STEVENSON. The Timberlakes were instrumental in the organization of the original STEVENSON DEPOT DAYS CELEBRATION in 1982. For More Information about STEVENSON DEPOT DAYS 2015 See:
At the request of the Alred Family, Mary's Funeral Services were conducted by The Rev. BILL STONE and MEMORIAL CONTRIBUTIONS for MARY WARD TIMBERLAKE ALRED may be made payable to THE STEVENSON FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH.
"John was a Master Craftsman of Stained-Glass objects, including wonderful Stained-Glass Lamps, which he generously shared with his family and friends. He also did magnificent transformations of furniture and other objects from almost useless to family "keep-sakes" treasured by all who saw them. His sense of humor was wonderful, even in ill health, which he did experience in many of his 87 years. He and his wife, Joy, were in their usual pew at our church, The First United Methodist Church of Stevenson, AL, on the day he departed this earthly life on that last Sunday morning. He will be missed by all who knew him."
*Addendum to Eulogy of John Wesley Singleton by his grandson, Johnathon Corey Singleton:
"In my opinion, the best way to remember someone, is to speak of who they were to us. John Wesley Singleton was born on January 21, 1925, and passed on January 29, 2012, at the age of 87. Beloved husband to a wonderful woman, father of two accomplished sons, grandfather of two who aspire to be as successful as their elders. Honored WWII veteran of the island campaigns, a trusted brother in the Masonic Fraternity, accomplished artisan of many fine works. But I believe his family was what still meant the most to him. We'll never forget you and all you did for us."
FOR GRANDDAD: By Johnathon Corey Singleton
Read by The Rev. Bill Stone at his funeral at Rudder Funeral Home Chapel on February 1, 2012 1925-2012