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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. Read more

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. Read more

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. Read more

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!” Read more