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Celebration of the Ministry of Rev. Robert Donnell

Belle Mina United Methodist Church and Robert Donnell Presbytery will hold a celebratory worship service to give glory to God for the ministry of the Reverend Robert Donnell on May 20, 2023, 10:00 a.m. at the Old Brick Church in , Mooresville, Alabama. Donnell pastored two Cumberland Presbyterian churches and the United Methodist Church in the Mooresville, Alabama, area. Offering plates which have been in the old Mooresville Church will be presented to a representative from the Robert Donnell Presbytery at the service. Tours will be given of the old church in Mooresville, which is now a historic landmark, as well as the Robert Donnell House in Athens, Alabama.

Old Brick Church, 25035 Lauderdale Street, Mooresville, Alabama, 35649. At the intersection of Lauderdale and Broad Street.

Robert Donnell (1784-1855) was a prominent minister and theologian in the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. He was born in North Carolina, and moved to Kentucky at the age of seven. He was ordained as a Cumberland Presbyterian minister in 1813 and served in various pastoral roles in Kentucky, Tennessee, and Alabama. Donnell was known for his scholarship and his influential writings on theology.

For more information on Robert Donnell: https://www.cumberland.org/hfcpc/minister/DonnellR.htm

Matthew Gore

Matthew Gore

Matthew H. Gore is a British journalist, historian, popular culturist, archivist, and educator residing in Memphis, Tennessee. He is the immediate past-president of the Society of Tennessee Archivists and is best known for his book The History of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Kentucky to 1988 (2000). He has also published on a variety of topics as diverse as The Origin of Marvelman (a British superhero of the 1950s and 1960s), the relative scarcity of East German philatelics, and the biography of British pulp artist, Denis McLoughlin. He is employed by the Ministry Council of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church at the Cumberland Presbyterian Center in Memphis, Tennessee, as editor of the Cumberland Presbyterian Magazine and as publications manager. He has been associated with both Western Kentucky University, which honored him with their James H. Poteet Award, and the University of Kentucky. He also serves as editor for all Boardman Books (Memphis, Tennessee) publications.
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  1. Hey, Matt, there’s and update to this. Turns out the service will actually be at the Old church in Moorseville, not at Belle Mina

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