Milligan Starting Fly-Fishing Team (Plus News Briefs)
Milligan Starting Fly-Fishing Team (Plus News Briefs)

Compiled by Chris Moon and Jim Nieman

Milligan College in Tennessee announced it is starting a fly-fishing team.

The school (whose name officially changes to Milligan University on June 1) will begin offering fly-fishing scholarships to incoming students this fall. The team will be coached by Zack Nave, who also leads Milligan’s cycling and triathlon programs.

“We’re excited, not only about the competition part of it, but teaching them about the intricacies of fly fishing, as well as some conservation initiatives we’ll be taking on as a part of the club,” Mark Fox, vice president of athletics and student development, told WJHL. “[We] really think it will be a value-added experience for students at Milligan.”

Previously, Milligan announced it also will be adding drumline in the fall.

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News Briefs

Thousands of Christians from around the world are expected for the 20th Global Gathering of the World Convention set for June 3-6, 2021, in Warsaw, Poland.

The World Convention is a quadrennial gathering of Christians who have a common heritage in the Stone-Campbell tradition, which includes a cappella churches of Christ, the Christian churches/churches of Christ, and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Learn more at www.worldconvention.org.

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Second Church of Christ in Danville, Ill., is helping put together a video submission as Danville seeks to be part of an HGTV series called Home Town Takeover.

The TV series was a topic at a recent public works meeting in Danville, the Commercial-News reported. Mayor Rickey Williams Jr. said Second Church of Christ will work on the video submission.

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Women in Leadership and Marriage: A Fresh Approach to Old Questions” is the topic of the Faculty of Theology Annual Spring Lecture 2020 at William Jessup University, Rocklin, Calif. Dr. Lee-Barnewell will speak at the event, set for 7 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 13 at the Chapel Warehouse. Admission is $10.

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Chuck Sackett will speak on “Priorities” at Men’s Day 2020 at St. Louis Christian College. The event, which includes lunch, will run from 10 a.m. to noon March 7. The event is free but a love offering will be taken up for various needs at SLCC. Sackett ministers with Madison Park Christian Church, Quincy, Ill., and serves as professor of preaching with Lincoln (Ill.) Christian University.

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Seymour (Ind.) Christian Church‘s “Adopt-a-Youth” program recently had its big reveal where each student learned the identity of their secret benefactor.

“The looks on their faces were priceless,” Sandee Ramsey, a program organizer, told the Tribune. “Some of them were like, ‘Oh man, I’ve seen this lady at church but had no idea.'”

The aim is to show students that people outside of their immediate friends and family care for them, as well as to connect older members of the church with the younger ones.

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Send news to cs@christianstandardmedia.com.

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