The Fiscal Irresponsibility of Leaving the Ninety and Nine

3 And he spake this parable unto them, saying, 4 What man of you, having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is lost, until he find it? 5 And when he hath found it, he layeth it […]


2019 East Independence Local Report

After a long, hard winter here, our Spring began with the East Local’s Annual Business Meeting on April 22nd.  We take this opportunity now to report a change in our East Local line-up: Elder David Rudd remains our Pastor, with Assistant Pastors now being Elder Isaac (Bick) Brockman Jr. and Priest Bruce Haines. Joyous baby […]

Phoenix Local News

Greetings from Phoenix! It’s been a beautiful winter here, and a very busy one too! November was reunion month, with Thanksgiving weekend consisting of three days of prayer and testimonials, preaching, a sacrament service, and delicious meals in between. The weekend started off on Thanksgiving evening with a video special featuring interviews with members as […]

2018 Missouri Reunion Report

Friday Opening Prayer Service, Friday morning–Priest Bruce Haines was in charge and Apostle Roland Sarratt assisted. Br. Bruce asked the question, “Where do we put our trust?” He told us perilous times are coming…spiritually as well as physically.  Things are not always as they seem to be. President Ronald Reagan used the Russian quote, “Trust, […]

Phoenix Local Report Spring-Summer 2018

While summer heats things up here in the Phoenix area, we haven’t let it slow us down one bit!  For the young people at our local, it’s been a busy past few months! The Intermediate and Junior Young Peoples enjoyed a trip to the McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park on April 21st. Everyone had a great time, […]

East Independence Local Report Spring-Summer 2018

Spring flew by so fast…that April feels like long ago.  Conference activities and meetings went well. We have our Local’s business meeting results to share: Elder David Rudd was reelected as our Pastor, with Assistant Pastors being Elders Isaac Brockman and Steve McGhee. Priest Kevin McGhee is again our Sunday School Superintendent. Sr. Diane Brockman […]

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The Zion's Advocate is the official periodical of the Church of Christ since 1922. It contains sermons and articles on a variety of topics relating to our faith, news and reports from the General Conference, local churches and missionary fields, and testimonies written by members of God's blessings in their lives. While articles published in this paper may not necessarily reflect the teachings of the Church, declarations and notices authorized by the General Conference do reflect the practices and beliefs of the Church of Christ.