Comer Appreciation Weekend

WHEREAS, 2011 marks the occasion of the 15th Appreciation for The Comer Family, who had a vision for doing a greater work for the Lord in Montgomery, Alabama; and

WHEREAS, that vision led to the New Harvest Church of Christ having its first Evening Service under the ministerial leadership of Dr. Rodney Comer and New Year’s Eve Celebration on  December 31, 1995; and

WHEREAS, the first full day of service, consisting of Morning and Evening Worship, was held at the Kershaw YMCA on Fairview Avenue in Montgomery, Alabama on January 7, 1996; and

WHEREAS, Nell Mathis contributed the first $100 for the church building fund; and

WHEREAS, more than 200 church members, family, friends and community leaders gathered on February 14, 1998 at 4701 Virginia Loop Road in Montgomery, Alabama to witness the groundbreaking for the newly formed New Harvest congregation; and 

WHEREAS, the congregation began meeting in its new edifice on December 27, 1998 and has grown from a handful of members to an active membership of more than 400 since its inception; and

WHEREAS, Dr. Rodney Comer, as the ministerial leader, and his wife Faye, as director of the Educational Ministry, have given unselfishly of their time and talent to the building of the Lord’s kingdom; and

WHEREAS, the New Harvest Church family has returned to its place of origin, at Kershaw YMCA, to pay tribute to The Comers for their vision and years of dedicated service; and

WHEREAS, it is a pleasure to extend our expression of gratitude to The Comers and the New Harvest Church of Christ family for promoting godly living within the community:

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Robert Bentley, Governor of the State of Alabama, do hereby proclaim December 31, 2011 through January 1, 2012, as

Comer Appreciation Weekend

in the State of the Alabama.

Given Under My Hand and the Great Seal of the

Office of the Governor at the State Capitol in the

City of Montgomery on the 19th day of December 2011.

Robert Bentley, Governor