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Across the nation, November 2010


ARIZONA
ANTHEM — A recent Double Match Sunday paid big dividends for the mission work of the Canyon Church of Christ.
Members gave $230,000, which was matched by a local donor and again by someone in Tennessee. That raised the total to $690,000, minister Tom Riley said.
During Children’s Bible Hour, kids gave $500 and three marbles, Riley said.
 
COLORADO
BOULDER — In this city that is home to the University of Colorado, a new congregation has been planted in the Rocky Mountain foothills.
Eight people attended the recent inaugural Sunday night service of the Boulder Church of Christ, which will meet at the North Boulder Recreation Center.
David Howard, minister of the Granby Church of Christ, about 90 miles northwest of Boulder, will drive to Boulder each week to preach for the new church.
 
FLORIDA

MIAMI — The Jesus 4 Life ministry is searching for a bus in hopes that more children can be transported to the Homestead Church of Christ.
What started as a “VBS on Wheels” program that goes into neighborhoods and presents Bible lessons, songs, games and prayers has grown to numerous children wanting to attend Wednesday night Bible classes at the Homestead church.
For more details, contact Mike Hoots at [email protected] or (305) 804-6168.
 
MISSISSIPPI

CORINTH — The recent Regional Campaign for Christ drew an average attendance of 1,200 each night. Organizers plan to make the campaign an annual event.
“So much brotherly love and the acquainting and reacquainting of saints and old friends was ever present during the whole campaign,” church member Randle C. Mauney said.
Alan Highers spoke all three nights.
 
OKLAHOMA

CYRIL — The Cyril Church of Christ produces daily video devotionals and displays them on YouTube, Facebook and TeacherTube.
“On TeacherTube alone, we have had 24,000 viewers,” said evangelist Douglas Graham, who hopes publicity about the ministry can help it reach more people.
For more information, see 2minutes 4glory.com.
OREGON

MEDFORD — The case of a missing Portland, Ore., boy named Kyron Horman has made national headlines.
The West Main Church of Christ hosted a recent birthday celebration for the boy, who turned 8 on Sept. 9.
Kyron’s uncle Ryan Davidson is a member of the southern Oregon congregation. Davidson’s sister, Desiree Young, is Kyron’s biological mother.
“We definitely have been lifting it up in prayer for quite a while,” youth minister Brian Pannell said. “This was a chance to show more support. It was a really cool blessing to be able to do that.”
 
TENNESSEE

CLARKSVILLE — The Madison Street Church of Christ sends Christ’s light into 309 correctional facilities in 28 states through World Bible School, said Blakey Bradley, the church’s Bible correspondence coordinator.
Between January 2009 and June 2010, the church mailed 11,219 WBS lessons to 2,600 students, Bradley said.
The ministry has resulted in at least 173 baptism requests, which the church works with local congregations to try to fulfill.
“There are over 50 people working in our WBS ministry doing different tasks such as grading papers, preparing packets to be mailed and stamping,” Bradley said.
 
TEXAS

NORTH RICHLAND HILLS — The Richland Hills Church of Christ is shortening its name to The Hills Church of Christ.
Minister Rick Atchley said the name change reflects the fact that the church actually is north of Richland Hills, a municipality near Fort Worth.
Also, since people from more than 50 ZIP codes attend, the congregation is not a “location church,” he said. Plus, the church plans to launch a satellite campus in west Fort Worth next spring.
The name “Richland Hills” wouldn’t work in west Fort Worth, Atchley said.

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