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Minister finds reasons to praise God on first Sunday in new building

SPRING HILL, Tenn. (BNC) by Craig Evans — Today was an awesome day in the history and future of my church family, the church of Christ at Spring Hill. There were so many powerful things about today as we came together to praise God and to encourage one another to love and good works. There were so many thing that I praise God for: Continue reading “Minister finds reasons to praise God on first Sunday in new building”

Randal and his wife Vicki have lived and worked in Brazil since Nov. 1984. They have three children, two daughters-in-law, and four grandchildren. He likes to read novels in his back-porch hammock. http://randal.us
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Newspaper follows instrumental music story with restoration history

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (BNC) — The Daily News Journal followed up its story of the Stones River church’s decision to use instrumental music in worship with a flattering article on the first congregation in the city, East Main. Continue reading “Newspaper follows instrumental music story with restoration history”

Randal and his wife Vicki have lived and worked in Brazil since Nov. 1984. They have three children, two daughters-in-law, and four grandchildren. He likes to read novels in his back-porch hammock. http://randal.us
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Longview TX church building suffers severe storm damage

LONGVIEW, Tex. (BNC) — The building belonging to the Longview congregation suffered damage from a severe storm that hit the town Thursday, 9. Continue reading “Longview TX church building suffers severe storm damage”

Randal and his wife Vicki have lived and worked in Brazil since Nov. 1984. They have three children, two daughters-in-law, and four grandchildren. He likes to read novels in his back-porch hammock. http://randal.us
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Columbus, Georgia, church building burglarized

COLUMBUS, Ga. (BNC) — The Northside congregation’s building was broken into earlier this week causing $400 worth of damage to the structure and a loss of $2300 in equipment and appliances, according to the city newspaper. Continue reading “Columbus, Georgia, church building burglarized”

Randal and his wife Vicki have lived and worked in Brazil since Nov. 1984. They have three children, two daughters-in-law, and four grandchildren. He likes to read novels in his back-porch hammock. http://randal.us

Church to lose building to eminent domain, seeks to proclaim gospel

KENT, Oh. (BNc) by David R. Kenney — Christians from various congregations often travel to sing together in special events. The Friday Night Sing on July 25, in Kent, Ohio, was an extra special occasion.

The church in Kent meets at the building located at 319 South DePeyster Street and is in jeopardy of losing their place of worship. Continue reading “Church to lose building to eminent domain, seeks to proclaim gospel”

Randal and his wife Vicki have lived and worked in Brazil since Nov. 1984. They have three children, two daughters-in-law, and four grandchildren. He likes to read novels in his back-porch hammock. http://randal.us

Fire guts northwest Georgia church building

RISING FAWN, Ga. (BNc) — Fire destroyed a small congregation’s building early Sunday morning in this small community in the greater Chattanooga, Tenn., area.

The fire started presumably around 1 am Sunday morning. It is believed to have begun from a heater explosion.

Gaston Green said they were going to meet with the church at Trenton until they decide what they are going to do. About 30 members of the body of Christ meet there.

Rising Fawn is an unincorporated community in the southern part of Dade County, Ga. It is part of the Chattanooga Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Gaston’s father Gabby helped form the Rising Fawn congregation, which met in the Greens’ living room before building the meeting house in 1968.

For a video report and more information, see the WTVC page.

Thanks to James Suiter for the link and information.

Randal and his wife Vicki have lived and worked in Brazil since Nov. 1984. They have three children, two daughters-in-law, and four grandchildren. He likes to read novels in his back-porch hammock. http://randal.us

Hartford, AL church is rebuilding after fire destroyed building

by Glenda Williams, BNc correspondent

HARTFORD, Ala (BNc) — The Hartford, Alabama church is rebuilding after being destroyed by a late night fire earlier this year. Recently we stopped to see the new metal structure and were met by Terry Whaley, member of the church, and David Creel, member of the church from Dothan, Ala. who is donating his work on the building.

The church wants to begin meeting in the new building the middle of August. There is much work to be done and it is being delayed by a lack of funds. When asked what their immediate needs were, Whaley replied, “We need money for the heating and cooling system and carpet.”

The Hartford congregation is small in number, but is located close to a nice subdivision. The members worship in a mobile home on the church property at the present time.

Terry Whaley may be reached at 334-701-9690. Jim Simmons, local preacher, may be reached at 334-886-3202. Whaley said contributions may be mailed to the Hartford Church of Christ, 801 Commerce Street, Hartford, AL 36344. Any amount would be appreciated.

Let’s help get this building finished so they can get on with the Father’s business.

Amerindian Mission Trip is Fruitful

by Glenda Williams, BNc correspondent

Jerry O. Davidson, missionary to the Amerindians in Guyana, returned home Monday evening from his latest mission trip. Davidson has been leading groups deep into the Guyana bush to establish the church for 13 years. A team of eight Americans, two Trinidadians and approximately 25 Guyanese, arrived on February 21, for a three week soul-winning effort. Continue reading “Amerindian Mission Trip is Fruitful”

Concerted evangelism effort begins in Loudoun County, VA

by Laura S. Tinnel

PURCELLVILLE, Va. (BNc) – The church of Christ in Purcellville, VA met Sunday evening, November 15, to kick off its new evangelism effort in Loudoun County, VA.

NorthVA_mapThe town of Purcellville, population 5137, is located 52 miles northwest of Washington, D.C., near the West Virginia border, in an area considered to be a mission field.

Loudoun is the fastest growing county in Virginia and the fourth fastest growing county in the United States. It grew 71% from the period of 2000 to 2008. It has approximately 290,000 residents. Purcellville is one of 26 cities and towns in the county. Continue reading “Concerted evangelism effort begins in Loudoun County, VA”

Barbara has been involved in missions for over 25 years, both in the field and in publishing.

Loudoun County, Va gets first permanent facility for the church worship

by Laura S. Tinnel

PURCELLVILLE, Va. (BNc) – The first and only permanent facility for the saints’ worship and Bible study in Loudoun County, VA was completed after ten years of determined labor and prayer.PropertySign

The 6,100 square-foot facility, located in the town of Purcellville, includes a 150 seat auditorium, a baptistery, five walled classrooms, a multi-purpose room (also used as a classroom), and a small office.

Prior to completing the new facility, the Purcellville congregation met in a small, rented office space, which it was outgrowing. It also met in the community center, the local skating rink and member homes.

While worshiping in the community center, the church began in earnest seeking a permanent place of worship but found no suitable existing facility in Purcellville. In 2004, the congregation purchased a parcel of land in the newly planned Village Case subdivision, which included plots for three church buildings in the back of the subdivision. The church paid cash for the property from savings and began efforts towards obtaining blue prints, county permits, and securing financing. Continue reading “Loudoun County, Va gets first permanent facility for the church worship”

Barbara has been involved in missions for over 25 years, both in the field and in publishing.

Extreme Barn Makeover – Church Edition

by Barbara A Oliver, Managing Editor

VThe Old BarnILONIA, Ark. (BNc) — The Vilonia congregation celebrated its two-year anniversary in their new barnitorium, as Marty Knight, one of the three elders, dubbed it Sunday morning, Nov. 8.

The new Ministry Center was started the week before. Using the metal exterior from an old horse barn, they built a new 36×36 structure to serve as a temporary meeting place until they can build a new building.

When asked why they decided to use the old barn, the elders replied, “It was there and it was cheap!” Continue reading “Extreme Barn Makeover – Church Edition”

Barbara has been involved in missions for over 25 years, both in the field and in publishing.

Paraiba church building inaugurated

by Joseph McKinney, Jr.

BELÉM DO BREJO DO CRUZ, Brazil (BNc)- We were invited to the inauguration of the church building in Belem do Brejo do Cruz, state of Paraíba Continue reading “Paraiba church building inaugurated”

Randal and his wife Vicki have lived and worked in Brazil since Nov. 1984. They have three children, two daughters-in-law, and four grandchildren. He likes to read novels in his back-porch hammock. http://randal.us

Second Ky. church building set fire

BOWLING GREEN, Ky (BNc)- Two days after the Mount Pleasant church building burned, the Mt. Zion building was set on fire deliberately, investigators said. Continue reading “Second Ky. church building set fire”

Randal and his wife Vicki have lived and worked in Brazil since Nov. 1984. They have three children, two daughters-in-law, and four grandchildren. He likes to read novels in his back-porch hammock. http://randal.us

Ky church building burns

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (BNc)- The building of the Mt. Pleasant church caught fire and it is a total loss, wrote Wayne Hatcher, of the Horse Cave congregation. Continue reading “Ky church building burns”

Randal and his wife Vicki have lived and worked in Brazil since Nov. 1984. They have three children, two daughters-in-law, and four grandchildren. He likes to read novels in his back-porch hammock. http://randal.us

Time Capsule Captures Moment

By Cherie Speller
From the Sunday, July 27, 2008, edition of The Daily Reflector

The columns I write generally publish on Mondays but I took the opportunity to move it to Sunday this week for the sake of history.

My family and I worship with the Westside Church of Christ, which today moves to a new town with a new name Church of Christ, Winterville. As part of the congregation’s moving celebration, a time capsule will be buried today in the lawn of the church on Winterville’s Church Street Extension. Continue reading “Time Capsule Captures Moment”

Randal and his wife Vicki have lived and worked in Brazil since Nov. 1984. They have three children, two daughters-in-law, and four grandchildren. He likes to read novels in his back-porch hammock. http://randal.us

Japanese Church Raises Funds for Building

by Dave Dugan

LAWTON, Okla. (BNc)- The Yokota, Japan, congregation is nearing the end of its fund-raising for a new building. Continue reading “Japanese Church Raises Funds for Building”

Randal and his wife Vicki have lived and worked in Brazil since Nov. 1984. They have three children, two daughters-in-law, and four grandchildren. He likes to read novels in his back-porch hammock. http://randal.us

Tornado Damages Windsor, Colo., Church Building

The tornado that hit Windsor, Colo., Thursday caused damage to the church building and has made it unsafe for the congregation there to meet. Continue reading “Tornado Damages Windsor, Colo., Church Building”

Randal and his wife Vicki have lived and worked in Brazil since Nov. 1984. They have three children, two daughters-in-law, and four grandchildren. He likes to read novels in his back-porch hammock. http://randal.us