Living Democracy

Living Democracy 2019

July 17, 2019
Two female pastors in Chatom share calling, friendship
Two female pastors in Chatom share calling, friendship

At the United Methodist Church and the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church in Chatom, two women pastor and lead churches. Chatom UMC, 20 School St, is led by the Rev. Dr. Holly Morales. Cooper Lewis CME Church, 170 Martin Luther King Ave, and is led by the Rev. Hazel Kirksey.

By Melissa Dennis
July 23, 2019
Collinsville club shares more than books
Collinsville club shares more than books

When I began my summer in Collinsville, I knew it would be one full of new and different experiences. One thing I wasn’t planning on was joining a book club, but I’m so glad I did. My invitation to join book club came the first week of being in town, and I was welcomed into a group of five women who met bi-weekly to talk books and catch up with each other.

By Hannah White
July 23, 2019
Group brings men of different faiths together
Group brings men of different faiths together

I was invited to join a Bible Study that meets every Wednesday at 6:30 a.m. by Tom Maddox, a member of the Church of Christ. This Bible study group is attended by a variety of members of the community, including factory workers and retired folks. The most unique thing is that they come from a variety of denominations, each with unique convictions on aspects of the Bible.

By Whitt Watts
July 16, 2019
Holderfield's hobby lights up the sky
Holderfield's hobby lights up the sky

Some people collect stamps in their free time. Others build model ships. Some people paint, read or watch TV. Mike Holderfield uses his free time to lob colorful explosives in the air.

By Jack West
July 15, 2019
Storyteller, musician draw crowd to Cricket Theatre
Storyteller, musician draw crowd to Cricket Theatre

Downtown Collinsville was packed Friday, July 12, with people all headed to the Cricket Theatre. About 80 people made their way to their seats to enjoy a 90-minute presentation from storyteller Dolores Hydock.

By Hannah White

Last Updated: April 04, 2019