by Glenda Williams, BNc Correspondent
ELBA, Ala (BNc) — The Elba Church of Christ hosted their bi-annual acappella singing Friday evening, January 31, 2014. The singing is held the last Friday evening in January and in July. Men from different congregations led songs throughout the 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. allotted time. Phillip Box serves as minister of the Elba church. Read more
MONTGOMERY, Ala (BNc) — Raymond Elliott, well-known and loved gospel preacher, reports attending a most impressive Amridge University graduation, June 8, 2013. Read more
BIRMINGHAM, Ala., (BNc) — The churches in the Birmingham, Ala., area have been using Facebook to help tornado victims.
Communicating together via a group called The Church Connection, they have been able to help with specific needs for tornado victims. They have also promoted their desire to help through the Pleasant Grove tornado Facebook group and the Concord tornado group. Read more
Editor’s Note: The following is from a special website set up by the Vilonia church of Christ about their relief efforts.
by Marty Knight
VILONIA, Ark., (BNc) — Another day has drawn to a close and we were blessed with good weather in which to work. Let me begin by thanking the volunteers who poured in from ALL over the state of Arkansas. I won’t even begin to attempt to mention everyone for fear of leaving out some names. Suffice to say that churches of Christ from as far away as 200 miles were here early this morning and worked until they were ready to drop. The number of volunteers jumped significantly now that we have reached the weekend and that was expected. But, it was still overwhelming to see how much people care. THANKS!!! Read more
Oklahoma Christian professor Kent Hartman was enroute to Japan during the earthquake Mar. 11.
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 buckets filled with a variety of household items.
The brainchild of Kathy Cadden in Columbus, MS., the buckets are contributed by numerous congregations in Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi, Kentucky and Missouri.
“These have really been an excellent way of getting urgently needed commodities to those in great need,” said John Kachelman, Jr., preacher with the Judsonia congregation. Read more
by Jerrie Barber
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BNc) — A preacher’s departure from a church, especially after an extended tenure there, creates stress. While most congregations face this event with Christian maturity and love, even the most stable find this time difficult, and some find it a time of crisis.
Since we completed our stay in Hendersonville December 30, 2009, I am available to work with another congregation as an interim preacher.
An intentional interim preacher can be helpful if a congregation finds itself in one or more of the following situations: Read more
ARUBA, Paradera (BNc) — A child can count the seeds in an apple, but only God knows how many apples are in a seed.
by Roy Davison, BNc Correspondent
EINDHOVEN, Holland (BNc)- A Christian family seminar gathered participants from three countries last month. Read more
by Steve Waller, former missionary to Indonesia, Florence, Ala.
MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. (BNc)- Donald R. (Don) Waggoner who did much pioneer work as a gospel preacher andmissionary in Indonesia passed away Sunday afternoon, Nov. 2, in a local hospital. Read more
by Jody Apple
COLUMBIA Tenn. (BNc)- The 11th annual Columbia Bible Institute’s Preachers Retreat will be held Nov. 3-6. Read more
ST PETERSBURG, Fla. (BNc)- The state attorney’s office ‘precluded’ any charges against the driver of the van who allegedly killed Heather Whalley and seriously injured her husband Apr. 10. Read more