Benevolent Sisters

On November 18, 1982, five sisters from two congregations in Montgomery, Alabama met to organize a city-wide sisters’ group from various Church of Christ congregations. The initial meeting was held at the home of the late Sister Frances Robinson. During that meeting, a pledge was made to put forth efforts to gain membership and support throughout the sisterhood and brotherhood. They made a vow for the group to continue in existence while simultaneously creating a bond of love and unity among members.

Other sisters present at the initial meeting were Sister Lynda Chapman, Sister Sadie Chapman, Sister Betty Felder, and Sister Pauline Hill. The group was organized for the purpose of combining sisters’ efforts in providing serviceable deeds to church members and to communities. These beautiful ladies have kept this group alive and functional despite fluctuating numbers in membership.

Current membership consists of ladies from the following congregations: Coosada Road, Holt Street, Inner City, King Hill, Madison Park, Mount Meigs, Narrow Lane Road, New Town, New Harvest, Northpointe, South Perry Street, Southside, and Troy. In the past, congregations included Center Point, College Street, Cottage Grove, Montgomery, and Western Boulevard.

The group has been instrumental in assisting various programs and activities such as the annual Youth Rally held in Troy, AL, Benevolent Sisters’ Annual Holiday Banquet, Crowne Nursing Home monthly visitation, purchasing back-to-school supplies for students, purchasing baskets for senior citizens special occasions, providing financial contributions to Southwestern Christian College, servicing Brentwood Children’s Home and individuals in need. Additionally, they mail cards to individuals offering words of encouragement, get-well, graduation, birth and marriage acknowledgements, and sympathy.

God has truly blessed these sisters and the great work they have done and continue to do for His glory. Hence, their service organization continues to thrive. It is their prayer that they continue to persevere in unwavering commitment to serve, and their bond continue to be strengthened for many years to come.

In closing, I was blessed to have been part of this wonderful group prior to relocating to Florida. When my siblings and I had no choice but to put our mother in Crowne Nursing Home when her condition of Dementia worsened, it was some of these ladies and others from Holt Street Church of Christ who served as my proxy and visited her. They fed her meals, read to her, took her to activities and ensured our mother was properly cared for. Their love for me, and mother, gave me a sense of peace living in a different state.

Sisters, I give you honor for your diligence in shining for the Lord in everything you do.

13 thoughts on “Benevolent Sisters

  1. They are definitely beautiful faith-filled sisters. I have truly been blessed with many spiritual mothers who lives are in obedient with the Word, in Montgomery and Gainesville. They all have made an impact in my life. Thank you for reading and sharing.

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  2. I really enjoyed reading both of these blogs. They show us that there is work that everyone can do workINF for The Master. Thank you for writing These blogs and continue to write with the skills God has given you. I am looking forward to your next blog.

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    1. Thank you my lovely spiritual mother. You are such an inspiration to me and one of my biggest “cheerleader” as Felton say. I appreciate your love, support and guidance as a Titus 2 woman, not just with me but the entire Woods family. We love you dearly. You have definitely exemplified your obedience to the scriptures.

      “Likewise, teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live, not to be slanderers or addicted to much wine, but to teach what is good. Then they can urge the younger women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God.”— Titus 2:3-5

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    1. Hi Pam, I am truly blessed with many God sent spiritual and wise women mentors. As led by the Holy Spirit I will continue encouraging others to remain steadfast in the Lord regardless of circumstances. I always think it could be worst, but thank God it is not. These sisters fueled my passion to reach out to younger sisters.

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