Fall Gathering


Sunday, October 22, 2017

Vestavia Hills Baptist Church, Birmingham


"Compelled by Love"




Worship will feature

Special Guest Speaker: Rev. Suzii Paynter, Executive Coordinator, CBF (Cooperative Baptist Fellowship)

Community Choir with Guest Conductor: Dr. Milburn Price, Former Dean, School of the Performing Arts, Samford University



3:00 Welcome and Introductions

3:15   Breakout Sessions One

4:15   Breakout Sessions Two

5:30   Dinner (please register)

6:45   Worship


Breakout Sessions

Session One (3:15 pm - 4:10 pm)

Families in Crisis: Care Teams and Your Congregation

Join with Paul Byrd, Chaplain at Children’s of Alabama, and Corey Agricola, Chaplain with UAB Support Team Network, as they discuss how churches and individuals can really help families navigate the difficulties of illness, grief, and other crises.

Maximizing Your Church’s Mission Engagement

Hear from Ryan Clark, CBF Global Missions, on how to help your congregation get the best out of your investment and participation in God’s mission in the world. Session includes special guests David and Julie Brown, CBF field personnel to Paris, France and Stephanie Vance, CBF field personnel with Together for Hope.


Session Two (4:15 pm - 5:10 pm)

Time with Suzii: CBF Life

Hear from Rev. Suzii Paynter, Executive Coordinator of CBF, about exciting initiatives in CBF missions and ministries.

Hungry Children: Food Insecurity in Alabama and Partnering to Make a Difference

Talk with Jon Barnacastle, Central Alabama Food Bank, and partners from the Weekenders Backpack Program about the realities of food insecurity in Alabama and how you can help.



Community Choir

All Alabama CBF church choirs and individuals are invited to join in singing with our community choir. To receive more information, please email Terri Byrd at Terri@alabamacbf.org.



Catered Dinner: $10 per person, $5 for children under 10 (please register)



Childcare will be available by registration.


Register today!