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Emmanuel Receives NACC Archives (Plus News Briefs)

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Compiled by Chris Moon and Jim Nieman

Emmanuel Christian Seminary’s Helsabeck Archives has received the contents of the archives of the North American Christian Convention

The seminary has been sorting through 100 boxes that contain photos, audio, and visual material spanning the 90-year-plus history of the NACC.

“When the NACC contacted us about donating their archives, I was thrilled,” said Katherine Banks, college archivist at Emmanuel. “Because the Helsabeck Archives is focused on collecting the history of the Christian church/church of Christ branch of the Stone-Campbell Movement and the convention has been such a pivotal part of that branch’s history, I knew it would make a wonderful centerpiece collection of the archives.”

The archives will be available to researchers. The first batch of material to be made available are records from the NACC executive director’s office.

The NACC’s final convention was last July in Indianapolis. The inaugural Spire Conference, which is replacing the NACC, is scheduled for Oct. 8 to 10 in Orlando, Fla. A lineup of speakers and a program for the event have been announced. You can register for the Spire Conference at https://spire.network.

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News Briefs

Wentzville (Mo.) Christian Church is gearing up for a production of the musical Hello Dolly. The church will host four performances of the theater production Friday through Sunday. The cast features 40 people from the St. Charles and St. Louis region. According to 70 West Sentinel, the church is planning to collect hats, scarves, and turbans for the American Cancer Society at each performance.

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First Christian Church in Carthage, Mo., hosted a car show, running races, and a picnic Sunday to raise funds for Peterson Outdoors Ministries, which provides outdoor recreational therapy for injured and recovering veterans and their families, as well as to youth and adults with disabilities or serious illness. KOAM News reports the Rallye 66 event raised more than $6,000.

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William Jessup University students enjoyed a slight reprieve during finals week when therapy dogs visited campus. Fox40 sent a reporter for a live remote Tuesday when Lend a Heart, Lend a Hand Animal-Assisted Therapy visited the Rocklin, Calif., campus with some furry stress-relievers.

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Milligan College will host its 12th annual “Buffalo Tales” at 6 p.m. Thursday in the college’s McGlothlin-Street Theatre. “Buffalo Tales” is a family-friendly, student storytelling event that serves as the final exam for students in this semester’s storytelling class. The free public event will feature a variety of tales, including children’s stories, biblical retellings, and personal anecdotes.

“We have a talented group of students this year who have shown great progress in the art of selecting, crafting and delivering stories,” said Bruce Montgomery, professor of communications.

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