Pike County begins work to establish Communities of Transformation


Do you live in Pike County? On Tuesday, October 18, at 6:00 pm there will be a meeting to begin the study of "When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the Poor...and Yourself" by Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert at Park Memorial United Methodist Church, 750 Elba Hwy in Troy.

Brewton's Dr. Marsha Raulerson named one of the "Women Who Shape the State" for 2016


Dr. Marsha Raulerson, a Brewton pediatrician and advocate for Communities of Transformation, was recently named one of's "Women Who Shape the State"! Congratulations, Dr. Raulerson!

Robert Lupton recap


Author Robert Lupton speaks to group gathered at Aldersgate UMC in Montgomery, AL, on March 6 “Communities of Transformation is an entirely new way of doing church – a new wineskin to contain new wine that the Spirit is pressing out in this season. No buildings, no pastors, no politics. It is a lay-led movement growing in local soil, connecting ...

Unique relationships form in Dothan


Safari Dawkins stands with her son Keevon at his graduation from Wallace Community College's electrical lineman program.  Safari Dawkins' involvement with COT Dothan began when Safari was a childcare worker during the weekly meetings. As she spent time with the children each week, she was moved by the relationships forming in the meetings and ...

Brewton Participant thrives in Community


Participants with their Trainers, left to right: Brenda Stallworth, Trainer; Kimberly Johnson; Mollie Pizzetti; Hunter Horton; JoAnna Brannon; Rosanna Mast; Samantha Bell, Trainer. Five Participants in Brewton completed the Awaken curriculum at the close of last year. These Participants were Kimberly Johnson, Mollie Pizzotti, Hunter Horton, JoAnna ...

Brewton begins financial workshops


BREWTON, AL - COT Brewton began their nine-week-long Financial Literacy course last night. FORTY people were in attendance! In the words of Brewton VISTA Deborah Marriott, "It was exciting to see so many people wanting to make a change in their lives and get on track financially."  This was the first week of the course and focused on understanding ...

Dothan celebrates fourth round of Participants


DOTHAN, AL - Dothan recently celebrated their fourth round of Participants completing the Awaken Curriculum! Pictured left to right: Constance Taylor, Marquita McMellon, Marcie Proctor, Misty Black, Christina Baxley, Donna Brundidge, Jerry Pugh, Daniell Cullins-Brown. The Participants are standing with trainer Rosaland Harrison, dressed in the ...

Name change for COT


EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1st, 2016, Circles of Transformation will now be named Communities of Transformation! We are excited to share this good news and will soon have a new logo to share as well! For more information on the change, keep an eye out for our January newsletter coming soon! If you are not subscribed to our email newsletter, visit our ...

Second class of Eufaula Participants complete Awaken curriculum


Left to right: Participants Maria; BJ; Michelle and her son, Camdyn; and Participant trainers Joann and Lou. EUFAULA, AL - Eufaula celebrated three Participants completing the Phase I training of COT. These Participants are Maria, BJ, and Michelle. COT Eufaula VISTA Suzann describes these three as “young, impressively intelligent, and very ...

Christmas comes to life in Selma


Participants, trainers, Volunteers, and special guests dressed up in homemade costumes to bring to life the story of Baby Jesus!   SELMA, AL - Participants in Selma were not interested in doing a craft at their Christmas party, so they were given the chance to make their own suggestions. LaKayla, a Participant who has just recently completed the ...

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