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Across the Nation: A 100th anniversary, community service program and more quick takes


Across the Nation is our monthly rundown of news briefs, links and quotes from Churches of Christ across the U.S. Got an idea for this column? Email Audrey Jackson at [email protected].


TENNESSEE

CROSSVILLE — The Crossville Church of Christ celebrated its 100th anniversary recently.

The Crossville church began as a house church in 1923 when two families in the area began meeting in their homes. By 1924, the Crossville church exceeded 30 members and began renting a space on the second floor of the Potter Building on North Main Street.

Today the congregation worships in its auditorium built with native Crab Orchard stone and completed in 1986.


WEST VIRGINIA

MORGANTOWN — Members of the Morgantown Church of Christ are helping their neighbors through the We Are The Sermon Sunday program, when the church takes communion and then goes out into the community to serve.

Armed with paintbrushes, carpentry tools and work gloves, the congregation is partnering with The Human-Animal Bond, a nonprofit that is working with West Virginia University to renovate a farmhouse for teenagers aging out of state wardship as they enter college.

“I love that we’re able to come together to work on this,” Brad Schrum, minister for the Morgantown church, told WBOY 12 News. “We have people from all different backgrounds, all different skill levels, and we got some folks who really know what they’re doing.”

A Morgantown church member works on a service project in his community.

A Morgantown church member works on a service project in his community.


NEWSMAKERS

HIRED: Daniel Risser as the new evangelist at the Cape Cod Church of Christ in Marstons Mills, Mass. Matt Miller as co-minister for the 109 Church of Christ in Lebanon, Tenn. Will Hester as director of church relations and next generation ministries for Herald of Truth Ministries. Jordan Guy as preaching minister at the College Church of Christ in Searcy, Ark. Bryan Hudkins as film instructor at Harding University.

BAPTIZED: Dani, Tahdi and Machele Moore at the Greater Metropolitan Church of Christ in Kansas City, Mo. Pampela Woolds at the South Union Church of Christ in Houston. Savanah Poteet at the Foothills Church of Christ in Searcy, Ark. Lauren Easley at the 7th and Mueller Church of Christ in Paragould, Ark. Ladishia Jenkins and Olivia Haislip at the Red Bank Church of Christ in Chattanooga, Tenn. 


SPOTLIGHT

Freed-Hardeman University’s Justin Rogers, president David Shannon and guests congratulate Earl Edwards in a surprise portrait unveiling in his honor.

Freed-Hardeman University’s Justin Rogers, president David Shannon and guests congratulate Earl Edwards in a surprise portrait unveiling in his honor.

Freed-Hardeman University’s Justin Rogers, president David Shannon and guests congratulated Earl Edwards in a surprise portrait unveiling in his honor recently. 

“For more than 60 years, Dr. Earl D. Edwards has tirelessly devoted himself to ministry and missionary training,” said Rogers, dean of the College of Biblical Studies.  “Whether serving as a missionary, a local minister, a faculty member or an administrator, the church always received the best brother Earl had to give.”

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