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Big Apple is Mission Field for Regional 2020 Host Church

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By Carl Stagner

Home to more than 8.6 million people, New York City is the most populous city in the United States. The “Big Apple,” as it’s commonly called, is also the mission field for the Church of God of East New York, a congregation which has had a growing influence on the borough of Brooklyn for ninety years. Before a portion of the Church of God descends on the “city that never sleeps” next September 18–20 for the third-and-final Regional Convention 2020, ministry leaders from across the city and places far beyond will return for an anniversary homecoming at the church pastored for the last thirty-eight years by Clifton McDowell. A recent interview with Pastor McDowell shed light on what healthy, enduring ministry looks like among millions of neighbors in such a diverse, fast-paced, and densely populated environment. Continue reading

Gloria Gaither Kicks Off Homecoming at AU

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By Zach Osowski

Gospel music legend Gloria Gaither had a much different plan for her life when she first got to Anderson University years ago.

“I wanted to be a missionary to Africa,” she told AU’s student body during a chapel service Tuesday, when she received the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance’s outstanding music alumni award. Continue reading

Gloria Gaither to Receive AU Outstanding Music Alumni Award

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The Anderson University School of Music, Theatre, and Dance will present Gloria Gaither with the 2013 Outstanding Music Alumni Award during chapel on Tuesday, Oct. 22.

For more than 50 years, Gloria and her husband, Bill Gaither, have shared a mutual commitment to a larger purpose. Their union has produced more than 700 songs, hundreds of recordings, numerous awards, a dozen musicals, a collection of books, and best of all, three children and seven grandchildren. In affirmation of their vast contribution to the gospel music industry, they have been recipients of many Grammy and Dove awards, the ASCAP Songwriters of the Century Award, and induction into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Continue reading

Isaacs Release Fresh Rendition of B.E. Warren’s “Child of God”

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By Carl Stagner

As featured on TV (and DVD) with the Gaither Homecoming Series, the bluegrass-gospel music of the Isaacs family has won the hearts of listeners of all ages over the past thirty-five years. This August, they released a CD called The Living Years featuring fourteen inspirational tracks. The Church of God will no doubt recognize the tenth track, which begins, “Praise the Lord, my heart, with his love is beaming, I am a child of God!” Continue reading

AU Homecoming Weekend Scheduled for Oct. 25-26

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Anderson University welcomes alumni, family, and friends back for fun and fellowship during Homecoming 2013, Oct. 25-26. Along with the annual homecoming football game and introduction of the homecoming king, queen, and court, there will also be opportunities to enjoy the Street Fair (rain or shine) that will again host Reunion Park, the Raven’s Nest Sundae, the return of a photo booth, and RavenFest. Continue reading