Church of the Living Waters openPublished 6:27pm Wednesday, June 8, 2011
By: Jason Johnson
The Church of the Living Waters on Lake Martin began its 2011 season Sunday, April 24.
Each Sunday from Memorial Day until Labor Day the church will be holding services at its location at 782 Lakeview Ridge across from the Golf Colony in Still Waters.
Each service begins at 9 a.m. and lasts for one hour.
Buck Stevens, Chairman of the Board Directors for the church, said many of the guest pastors this year are form the retired ranks.
“We have some active pastors that can fit it into their schedule,” said Stevens. “But most of our speakers are retired.”
Stevens said that COLW always spends what they take in and this year they are planning to donate $3,000 from the money brought in to the Adullam House in Wetumpka, an organization that helps foster the children of prison inmates while their parents are incarcerated.
“We have some services this season that are all music,” said Stevens. “Donna Allen will play July 3 and Harlan Burton is playing on August 14.”
Stevens said on any regular Sunday the church has about 125 people in attendance, but on their holiday services, such as the Sunday of July 4 and Labor Day, the church can easily draw in over 300 people for worship.
“In addition to the services we usually have about 10 weddings every year at the church,” said Stevens.
Stevens said the scenery of the out doors and the waters of the Lake Martin make it a popular place to tie the knot.
“God has truly blessed this little church,” said Stevens. “Everyone who comes wants to come back.”
For more information, photos of the church and a complete 2011 service schedule visit the Church of the Living Waters at www.colw-sw.com.
For information on weddings at the COLW contact Jacquie Johnson at (256) 825-5907.
“We don’t have stain glass windows, a steeple or any of the things people associate with a church,” said Stevens. “But it’s outdoors, so you can commune with God as well as nature in such a peaceful setting.”