Alabama women make mats and blankets for homeless

MADISON, Ala. (BNC) by Jamie Suiter— The ladies of the Madison congregation have started making mats and blankets by recycling what most people throw in the trash. I talked with Pam Waller at the Madison church July 6, and she said they are using crochet to make mats from plastic bags and blankets from flannel shirts … Continue reading Alabama women make mats and blankets for homeless

Luverne church donates to purchase food for Sudan brethren

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 … Continue reading Luverne church donates to purchase food for Sudan brethren

Christian uses talent for less fortunate

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 … Continue reading Christian uses talent for less fortunate

Earlyville ladies work all year for others

MCMINNVILLE, Tenn. (BNc) -- The Earlyville Church of Christ ladies ended another year of work May 21, and what a year it was for them. The country congregation is on Short Mountain Road, McMinnville. Each Wednesday the group meets for Bible class at 10:00 a.m., has lunch and is ready to begin work by 12:00 noon. … Continue reading Earlyville ladies work all year for others

Donations pour in for 9-year-old Eli’s bucket-list wish

MADISON, Ala. (BNc) — Eli Williams is a nine-year-old boy who has spent the last two years fighting medulloblastoma. Scans recently revealed that he had relapsed. Only experimental treatment is an option now. Before he can do this treatment, he will spend Christmas at home and wants to work on his bucket list, including a … Continue reading Donations pour in for 9-year-old Eli’s bucket-list wish

Elba Church Feeds the Hungry

by Glenda Williams, BNc correspondent ELBA, Ala (BNc) -- For years, the church in Elba, Alabama had a small pantry housed in a closet, but they were never able to feed the hungry as they do now. Recently the church built a family-life annex complete with a spacious kitchen and dining area, classrooms, restrooms, and a large … Continue reading Elba Church Feeds the Hungry

2010 Operation Christmas Joy

by Glenda Wiliams, BNc correspondent GENEVA, AL (BNc) -- Joy Galloway, Kellee Jackson, Maggie Moyer and Wanda Cannon worked all year buying items to be packed and shipped to Panama for the 2010 Operation Christmas Joy project. This year's backpacks were filled for the school in Santa Fe Darien as well as collected teaching supplies … Continue reading 2010 Operation Christmas Joy

Spreading the good news with a bucket

by Barbara A. Oliver, managing editor IVANO-FRANKIVSK, Ukraine (BNc) -- One congregation does its benevolent work by the bucketful. The Judsonia, Ark., church, together with other congregations, is involved in benevolent aid to Sudan, Ukraine, Nigeria, India, Honduras and a number of other nations. With the shipments of aid, they include "family buckets," five-gallon plastic … Continue reading Spreading the good news with a bucket

Brazilian church sends aid to Haiti

by Randal Matheny Olinda, BRAZIL (BNc) -- The Peixinhos church, located in the city of Olinda on Brazil's northeast coast, is sending aid to Haiti through the state military police organization. Haiti suffered a devastating 7.0-magnitude earthquake Tuesday, Jan. 14. Carlos Eduardo Vilas Boas, said today on the Facebook social network that the congregation will … Continue reading Brazilian church sends aid to Haiti

Philippine church helps typhoon victims

BAGUIO, Philippines (BNc) – In the face of the destruction from two typhoons, Ondoy and Pepeng, the church in Mangaldan has been busy help typhoon victims. Typhoon Ondoy was the previous typhoon that hit Manila. The typhoon referenced in this report hit the center of Luzon (Island). Mandaldan is several kilometers north of Manila, near … Continue reading Philippine church helps typhoon victims