When Milligan College changed its name to Milligan University on June 1, it had to make one switch that wouldn’t have been necessary for most schools in its situation—it had to change part of its mailing address.
You see, correspondence and packages mailed to the school for the past several decades have been sent to “Milligan College, TN 37682.”
An article from the Milligan Stampede from 2018 explains how the school came to have its own Zip code and, for a long time, its own post office. It all goes back to the 1800s when the school was known as the Buffalo Institute. Residents of the school and the immediate area convinced the just-chartered East Tennessee and Western North Carolina Railroad to drop off mail at the school as part of its regular run.
“Our campus has worked with the postal service and government to change our address from Milligan College, TN to Milligan, TN,” Allie Greer, assistant director for public relations at Milligan, wrote via email. “Our address is now Milligan, TN although we are still working to update it in some locations.”
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Compiled by Jim Nieman
Central Christian College of the Bible’s annual Heritage Day will take place Friday, Sept. 4. It will include a 10 a.m. chapel service featuring former president Ron Oakes, a luncheon that will honor Richard Koffarnus for his 40-plus years of teaching, afternoon workshops, a soccer game, and a 6 p.m. commencement that will celebrate the class of 2020 (with Jason Poznich speaking).
The Heritage Day theme is “Honoring Our Cincinnati Heritage and Celebrating Our Future.” People with Cincinnati connections were integral to the launch of CCCB, Moberly, Mo., in the 1950s, as detailed by president David Fincher in his article “Three Stories of Hope” from December 2019. The school is working to continue Christian education in the Cincinnati area, as we explained in a June article.
Learn more about Heritage Day at cccb.edu.
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Recent Lipscomb University graduate Rachel Stewart lost her job as a graphic designer early in the coronavirus pandemic, but she quickly pivoted to become a care assistant at a long-term care facility.
A major perk of the new job? She gets to hug her grandmother, Adele Stewart, who turns 95 this month and has dementia. “I’m the only person in my family that can do that right now,” she wrote in the LinkedIn post that had received 1.7 million views and 1,700 comments as of mid-August.
Read more about the 2019 graduate who earned a degree in graphic design at www.Libscomb.edu.
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The rescheduled 2020 Stone-Campbell Journal Conference will take place Sept. 11-12 via Zoom. Go to www.stone-campbelljournal.com to learn more and to register.
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Chapel Hill Christian Church, Kokomo, Ind., announced it is partnering with an established program called Western Buddy Bags to provide food assistance to kindergarten through fifth-grade students in Western Primary and Intermediate schools.
“In these uncertain times we know it is more important than ever to stand beside families that may be struggling,” children’s pastor Josh Houk told the Kokomo Perspective.
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About 100 folks from Antioch Christian Church, Marion, Iowa, spent a day helping clean debris from four parks in the city in the aftermath of a derecho storm that roared through the area on Aug. 10, cbs2iowa.com reported.
Additionally, International Disaster Emergency Service and their network of volunteers are partnering with Antioch Christian Church for additional storm-related debris cleanup and tree removal. For more information or to make a donation to help with the recovery, go to https://ides.org/iowa.
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Bob Russell said his recovery from COVID-19 is continuing, while adding that his wife, Judy, also tested positive, though she is showing no symptoms, Louisville media reported.
The retired senior minister of Southeast Christian Church wrote Sunday on Facebook, “I would compare my experience with COVID to having a double dose of the flu for double the amount of time.” Russell also called for prayers for “the volatile situation here in Louisville.”
Russell said his required two-week quarantine is over, though his energy level hasn’t fully returned. He thanked everyone for their prayers.
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The Solomon Foundation has been leading a private weekly pastors meeting during the coronavirus outbreak that it is now opening up to the public. Pastors who are looking to connect with other ministry leaders are invited to access this free ministry resource by sending a direct message via TSF’s Facebook page or sending an email to [email protected] to get set up with the weekly Zoom link. The community of pastors meets every Tuesday to receive encouragement and connect with other pastors and resources.
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