ROGERSVILLE, Ala. (BNc) — Oliver church minister David O'Connell called the local volunteer fire department to help with the baptism of a wheel-chair-bound woman with terminal cancer.
MONTGOMERY, Alabama (BNc) – Jerry and Frances Davidson were honored at the Capital Prayer Breakfast, July 18, 2014, at the RSA Tower in Montgomery, Alabama. The breakfast is sponsored bi-monthly by Amridge University, also in Montgomery.
Brethren came from far and near to offer up prayers to God for thanksgiving, church leaders, families, city, state and national leaders, sick, bereaved, and shut-ins. Read more
Editor’s note: We asked BNc correspondent Glenda Williams to share her and her husband’s experiences with you, after she shared some of them with us.
GENEVA, Ala. (BNc) — It all began when we finally accepted that we were old enough to start attending the local senior citizen’s center. We’d been enjoying the exercise room for a while, but one day they needed more people to stay and eat, and they invited us. We stayed. We ate. We loved it. All for just two dollars a day – one for my husband, and one for me.
One day when we were eating at a round table with other seniors, I overheard a lady behind us say to those around her table, “The church I go to is just like the church of Christ, except we have music.” Read more
LUVERNE, Ala(BNc) — Raymond Elliott, preacher for the Luverne Church of Christ in Luverne, Alabama, reports members donated $6,399.00, on Sunday, June 15, 2014. The small South Alabama congregation, of approximately 100 members, gave liberally to purchase food for Christian brothers and sisters in Sudan. A check for the donated amount was sent to the church in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee who is overseeing this effort.
Sherri Mazur, a 2014 graduate of Faulkner University’s Jones School of Law, was named second-best trial advocate in the nation at Baylor University’s Top Gun Competition, a prestigious invitation-only advocacy tournament.
WESTVILLE, Fla. (BNc) — Eileen Speigner, 88 years old, is quilting and making blankets for the Geneva County Sheriff’s Department. The small blankets, both quilted and crocheted, are 36” square or by the width of the material.
The idea was presented to her by a friend she met in the local grocery store.
Knowing Eileen was a quilter, she mentioned about the need of blankets for children that are picked up by the Sheriff’s Department from abused homes, or other situations. She related how toys and stuffed animals are always given, but the children reach for and hang on to the blankets.
Eileen’s heartstrings were touched upon hearing this, and she knew she could make them.
WESTVILLE, Fla (BNc) — Ondrej Hubalek, 18, of Lukavice, Czech Republic was 16 years old when he decided to become an exchange student to the United States. He said kids start learning English in the third grade in his country, and he wanted to learn it better. He also wanted to learn the culture and experience what it is like to live in the United States. Read more
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Kentucky preacher will move to Alabama to conduct Lads-to-Leaders workshops for congregations.
Photos of the damage to the Athens, Ala., congregation
USA (BNc) — The recent storms that have generated a slew of tornados across the Midwest and South have left at least one dead and one church building seriously damaged. Read more
A man was charged for making threats against an individual and the university.