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Across the Nation is our monthly rundown of news briefs,…
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 Bobby Ross Jr. at [email protected]
Ministers offer support after ‘Zoombombing’: After racists hijacked an online assembly of the Sharpe Road Church of Christ, a group of White church leaders who support racial unity made a video of support for their North Carolina brothers and sisters.
The video, played in the church’s Sunday assembly after the recent online attack, featured leaders from congregations in Arkansas, Georgia, Tennessee and Texas, said Doug Foster, elder of the Minter Lane Church of Christ in Abilene, Texas.
In addition, Don McLaughlin, preacher for the North Atlanta Church of Christ in Georgia, hosted a Zoom podcast with Sharpe Road minister Nick Glenn that discussed the incident and the response in support of the predominantly Black church.
BALTIMORE — The University Parkway Church of Christ organized a virtual “24 Hours of Prayer” event featuring congregations across 18 time zones.
Organizers endeavored to bring hope and healing to a world where many are hurting because of the COVID-19 pandemic, racial injustice, gun violence, political unrest and other factors, church member Monica Andrews said.
“Our heavenly Father called congregations from all across the world,” Andrews said, “to host a 30- or 60-minute segment consisting of prayers, songs, messages, ministering and discussion forums — whatever God put on hearts to provide healing for the world.”
BRENTWOOD — “Does Character Matter?”
That was the topic of a special class taught at the Otter Creek Church by two retired Lipscomb University professors, Perry Cotham and Fletcher Srygley.
In the Wednesday night series this fall, Cotham and Srygley discussed the topic of lying, how lying is defined and whether all politicians lie. They worked to make the class nonpartisan and open to all points of view, Cotham said.
“I actually sent up communion cups and a Bible, and we have really good internet connectivity.” — NASA astronaut Victor Glover, a Church of Christ member in the Houston area, on his plans for worship during a six-month mission to the International Space Station. Read the full story.
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