The Churches of Christ in Christian Union

Our 2017 Advent Offering

Last year was our first experience of having an Advent Offering which replaced our February Sacrifice Offering. What a thrill it was to receive nearly $67,000! This offering helps in providing disaster relief when such events occur on our mission fields. It also assists in the operational costs. This past year funds from this account enabled us to send finances to Yemen for the Humanitarian Relief and just recently, to our churches in the Caribbean region due to the damage from the hurricane.

Our theme for the offering this year is The Way in a Manger. Truly, He is the way and the truth and the life… John 14:6. Let’s not hold back in sharing The Way with friends, neighbors and those around the world. You may not feel called to another country to share The Way, but we can all lighten the load of those who have responded to the call God has given them. Let’s work at making this offering the best yet! The goal this year is to raise $75,000.

Your gift will make a difference today!

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WCD Congratulates Ministers

On June 22, 2014, at Mount of Praise Camp, the following ministers were ordained in the Sunday afternoon service: Rev. Robert Lafollette, Rev. Eugene Mattox, Rev. Joseph Shannon, and Rev. Bruce Sigman. Rev. Devon Davis and Rev. Kaleb Wakeman were transferred as ordained ministers to our denomination.

At District Council on July 12, 2014, the following ministers received Council License: Rev. Tracy Dague, Rev. Roger William Kratz III, Rev. Sondra Swickard, Rev. Wade Swickard, and Rev. Faron Tabor. Rev. Amos Carmichael was transferred as a council licensed minister to our denomination.

Special "50 Years of Ministry" plaques were presented at District Council on July 12, 2014 to four ministers who have served in ministry for fifty years or more. The recipients are Rev. James Akers, Rev. Leroy Hughes, Rev. Preston Lowe, and Rev. James Weethee.

We congratulate these ministers on these important milestones in their lives and in their ministry and thank them for their ministerial work for the Churches of Christ in Christian Union.

North Lewisburg Food Pantry

Victory Chapel CCCU - Food Pantry Ribbon CuttingOn July 2, 2014, the grand opening and ribbon cutting were held for a local food pantry that came to fruition by the work of two local churches in North Lewisburg – the United Methodist Church and Victory Chapel Church of Christ in Christian Union. The pantry is open on the second Thursday of each month. On the first day it was open, thirty-five needy local families were helped. 

Pictured are Deputy Ryan Black, Mayor Jason Keeran, Pastor Carl Spain, Jr., of Victory Chapel CCCU and Pastor Karen Montgomery of North Lewisburg UMC.

Lighthouse on the Lawn

Lighthouse Ministries held it 13th annual Lighthouse on the Lawn on July 3, 2014. This event runs in conjunction with Red, White and Boom in downtown Columbus. It is not only a fun, inexpensive time for many families in the local community but there are hundreds who drive in to enjoy the food, games and watching Red, White and Boom on the hill behind the church. We have a prayer tent available for those wanting to leave request by the entrance and a brochure about the church is offered to everyone. This year over 1,000 hot dogs, over 800 hamburgers, and 75 dozen ears of corn were served plus walking tacos, bags of cotton candy, snow cones and sodas.

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