Richard and Dolores Lofton of Keokuk, IA, longtime members of First Christian Church in Keokuk, have received the Foundation’s Harry T. Ice Distinguished Service Award. The honor was presented during the Foundation’s General Assembly banquet in Indianapolis.
Cherry Log Christian Church of Cherry Log, GA, is the 2017 recipient of the James P. Johnson Stewardship Award by the Board of Directors of the Christian Church Foundation.
Myra Gabbert loved hearing about the mission work being done by the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), and her legacy makes sure that witness continues today.
On Sunday, May 15, I was privileged to bring the morning message at South Joplin Christian Church in Joplin, MO. Just one week later, I watched in shock the devastating effects of an F-5 tornado which ripped through the town of Joplin.
A Keokuk, IA, couple and a Georgia congregation will be recognized with separate awards from the Christian Church Foundation’s Board of Directors.
For Frank R. and Patricia C. Helme, the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) has always been a member of their family.
Red Bridge Christian Church served the Kansas City, MO, area for 55 years, closing its doors in November 2015. Yet the impact of this congregation’s witness will extend in perpetuity.
Faith and family have been central to the lives of Jack and Mildred Barnes. That faithfulness was instilled in them during their childhoods in Missouri, and because of creative planning, they are sharing those values beyond their lifetimes.
The Saints of God are still speaking! Not only are they speaking, but one has the strong hunch that they are asking us to participate in the chorus.