Gulf Shores

Grief Share: All New Seminars of Success Continuing!

By Donna Marable

First Baptist Gulf Shores is hopping with excitement this month.  The leaders of the 13-week upcoming Grief Share session have been busy training in anticipation of a great fall and winter!  Director Barb Hough, with the support of the church, has acquired Grief Share National’s all new video products, materials, and tools.

Most everyone has experienced the death of someone – it could be a spouse, child, family member, or friend.  The weight of grief from the loss of a loved one lightens with sharing.  All individuals and their situations are unique, but with sharing in a comfort zone, a common bond and spirit of camaraderie are formed that encourages hope and promotes healing of hearts – – the goal of the program.  The complete materials are available and may be reviewed on Grief Share National’s website:, BUT there is a proven benefit of these small group sessions led by trained facilitators who debrief after each session cooperatively discussing their efforts, feedback, and other details to develop ideas to apply to better help attendees in future meetings.

The last two fall and spring sessions produced participants who claim “they are ALWAYS going to be coming back” . . . they state they love the sessions and many want to give back in various ways – participating, helping where needed, bringing snacks, etc.  There’s an excitement in the air while working together toward a common goal, and many have expressed no notion to give up the weekly meeting.

This seminar is 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. each Thursday at the church, 2200 West 1st Street, Gulf Shores, Alabama, 36542beginning August 31, 2023, skipping Thanksgiving, and ending November 30th.  For questions or more information, you may phone the church at (251) 968-7369.  Following this session, there will be another one that runs from January – April 2024 and a fall, 2024 session.  Easy sign-up is available at  The titles of the 13 weeks of videos are at the bottom of this website.  Please consider coming if you wish your heart and hope restored, Director Barb Hough and the crew will be there to welcome you!

How Would You Like to Save a Life – – or Two?

By: Donna Marable

It is Spring, a time of renewal and time for Women’s Care Medical Center’s 2023 Walk for Life.  Since 1990 every man and woman who comes to their centers is offered dignified life-affirming options.  WCMC not only seeks to save the life of the child in the womb, but they share with every client the eternal hope of salvation through Jesus Christ.

The Center’s website, tells the incredible facts about their beginnings and many successful missions; the Walk for Life information is under ‘events’ in the header.  The success of the Walk, which culminates April 15th, is solely dependent on the involvement of businesses, churches and individuals.  Participants can obtain pledges and walk or sponsor someone who is walking; donors can be billed for their one time pledge.  The organization is affiliated with the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability and all gifts are tax deductible.

Thanks for your support in standing with them for the rights of ALL human life.

“Whatever you did for the least of these, you did for me.”  Matthew 25:40

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