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Sunday sets the saints’ entire week

(BNC) Editorial by J. Randal Matheny — Sunday is such an important day for one’s life in Christ that preparation and care should be taken for best advantage. That’s the point of the article, published yesterday, “What can you do on Saturday to make Sunday more worshipful? Here are 7 suggestions.”

At the same time, Sunday, as the Lord’s Day and first day of the week, provides Christians with the opportunity to lock in spiritual perspectives and concrete intentions that honor God’s eternal purpose. Continue reading “Sunday sets the saints’ entire week”

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

Elba, Alabama Church Singing Unique

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.  Continue reading “Elba, Alabama Church Singing Unique”

Alabama storm relief efforts continue

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. Continue reading “Alabama storm relief efforts continue”

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

Vilonia church of Christ Disaster Relief

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!!! Continue reading “Vilonia church of Christ Disaster Relief”

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

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 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. Continue reading “Spreading the good news with a bucket”

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

Interim preacher closes gaps in church needs

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: Continue reading “Interim preacher closes gaps in church needs”

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

Dutch family seminar gathers 52

by Roy Davison, BNc Correspondent

EINDHOVEN, Holland (BNc)- A Christian family seminar gathered participants from three countries last month. Continue reading “Dutch family seminar gathers 52”

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

Missionary Don Waggoner dies

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. Continue reading “Missionary Don Waggoner dies”

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

Columbia hosts preacher’s retreat

by Jody Apple

COLUMBIA Tenn. (BNc)- The 11th annual Columbia Bible Institute’s Preachers Retreat will be held Nov. 3-6. Continue reading “Columbia hosts preacher’s retreat”

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

No charges brought against errant driver

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. Continue reading “No charges brought against errant driver”

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

Mary Winkler Given Permanent Custody of Daughters

HUNTINGDON, Tenn. (BNc)- Two years after the 2006 death of her husband Matthew, Mary Winkler was today awarded permanent custody of her three daughters. Continue reading “Mary Winkler Given Permanent Custody of Daughters”

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

Purcellville concludes gospel meeting

by Laura S. Tinnel

PURCELLVILLE, Va. (BNc)- The Purcellville congregation concluded its 2008 fall gospel meeting series, “Sin and Redemption.” Continue reading “Purcellville concludes gospel meeting”

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

Lubbock Lectureship theme announced

LUBBOCK, Tex. (BNc)- The Southside church has announced the theme of the eleventh Lubbock Lectureship, “The Law of Christ,” slated for Oct. 12-16, said event director Tommy J. Hicks. Continue reading “Lubbock Lectureship theme announced”

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

Lewisville enjoys Sound Doctrine and Practice Workshop

 by Don Petty

LEWISVILLE, Tex. (BNc)-
This past weekend, Aug. 8-10, the Lewisville church hosted a successful workshop on Sound Doctrine and Practice. Continue reading “Lewisville enjoys Sound Doctrine and Practice Workshop”

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

Mo. church hosts Preachers Files Lectures

by David Hersey

The Granby, Mo., congregation hosted the third annual Preacher’s Files Lectures July 25-27. Continue reading “Mo. church hosts Preachers Files Lectures”

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

Southside church holds drive-thru food giveaway

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (BNc)- The Southside congregation sponsored a drive-thru food giveaway at their building Friday morning, Aug. 8. Continue reading “Southside church holds drive-thru food giveaway”

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