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Around the Nation, September 2016


COLORADO
Jennifer Willenbrecht and Kelli HughettWINDSOR — Kelli Hughett and Jennifer Willenbrecht, longtime members of the Windsor Church of Christ, desire to encourage women in their faithful walk with the Lord.

They started Oil In My Lamp Ministries and produce free video content updated daily on social media.

For more information, see www.oilinmylampministries.blogspot.com.

KENTUCKY
FARMINGTON — Gov. Matt Bevin recently presented the Farmington Church of Christ with the Faith-Based Service Award.

Jennifer Morris, family resource coordinator at Farmington Elementary School, nominated the church for the honor.

The congregation was recognized for helping with numerous community and school events, including a back-to-school night, a fall festival and a tutoring program.

MICHIGAN
The front doors are charred after the fire.OTISVILLE — With flames shooting out of the roof and smoke billowing into the sky, firefighters rushed to the Otisville Church of Christ on a recent Wednesday afternoon.

Now, as firefighters investigate the blaze’s cause, church members try to process.

“We’re going to get through this together,” minister Jeremy Hoover said. “We’re going to rebuild the building, but in the meantime we are still the church.”

Read the full story here.
WISCONSIN
MILWAUKEE — After riots broke out in Milwaukee, members of the Northtown Church of Christ helped clean up the streets.

The recent violence followed the shooting of Sylville Smith, a 23-year-old black man, by a police officer. The officer also is black, authorities said.

Within the past year, the Northtown church — which has a mix of black and white members — has hosted roundtable discussions to help members better understand each other and learn how to overcome racism, minister Alex Clayton said.

“Social injustice is real. Racism is real. Oppression is real,” Clayton told The Christian Chronicle.

Read more on this story here.

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