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Throwback Thursday….The Hemphills

Written by scoopsnews on February 4, 2016 – 1:28 pm -

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In honor of February 4th being Labreeska Hemphill’s Birthday, we are featuring The Hemphills on our Throwback Thursday at SGN SCOOPS. Enjoy this You Tube video of the group singing “I Claim The Blood.”

 

 


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Congratulations Candy and family!

Written by scoopsnews on January 21, 2016 – 7:23 am -

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Sweet baby Adele

What a beautiful little girl and grandmother!

Congratulations from all of us here at SGN SCOOPS to the family.

 

From Candy:

Adele! 8lbs 12oz. Our little gift from the Lord!

Congrats!

 

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CANDY CHRISTMAS AND THE NASHVILLE BRIDGE TO CHRISTMAS EVENT

Written by Staff on December 22, 2015 – 8:12 am -

CANDY CHRISTMAS AND BRIDGE INC. PARTNER WITH LOCAL CHURCHES

CANDY CHRISTMAS AND BRIDGE INC. PARTNER WITH LOCAL CHURCHES

CANDY CHRISTMAS AND BRIDGE INC. PARTNER WITH LOCAL CHURCHES, COMMUNITY ORGANIZERS, CELEBRITIES AND MORE TO DISTRIBUTE GIFTS, FOOD AND MORE TUES., DEC. 22, 2015

** Grammy winner Jason Crabb to appear **

Candy Christmas

Candy Christmas

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Dec. 22, 2015 – The Bridge Inc. will once again sponsor the annual ‘Bridge to Christmas’ service under the Jefferson street bridge in Nashville, TN. The event is set for TODAY, Tuesday, December 22, 2015, from 4 PM – 7 PM where organizers will serve over 2,500 homeless, hungry and food-insecure guests under the Jefferson St. bridge. In addition, organizers will distribute brand new Carhartt coats, gloves, scarves, blankets, toiletry items, 30,000+ pounds of food, along with over 3,000 brand new beautifully wrapped Christmas gifts. A special area for children, TOY LAND, will contain gifts, goodies and even a visit from Santa Claus!

Special Christmas music from the Bridge Singers, a heartwarming candlelight service with communion and a message of hope are among the scheduled activities. The Christmas story will also be shared and lived out as we gifts and hope is presented to the homeless and hurting of Nashville.

Jason Crabb

Jason Crabb

Faithful volunteers and sponsors from various churches, businesses, and civic groups will come together to serve those in need. A diverse group of passionate people will come together to bless the less fortunate and help make this event a tremendous success. The Bridge to Christmas is truly a place for the entire family to serve and help others – what Christmas is all about!

About The Bridge:
The Bridge is a weekly outreach that takes place each Tuesday evening at 6 PM under the Jefferson Street bridge in downtown Nashville, TN. The Bridge has been in existence since 2004 and takes place regardless of the weather. A dedicated army of volunteers serve hot meals to the homeless and food-insecure. After the meal, a special guest speaker brings a message of hope to the attending guests. At the end of the service, volunteers distribute bags of groceries, toiletries, and new clothes. The weekly average attendance (not counting volunteers) is between 500-700, and the Bridge has served as many as 2500 attendees.

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CANDY CHRISTMAS AND BRIDGE INC. PARTNER WITH LOCAL CHURCHES

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on December 17, 2015 – 1:51 pm -

CANDY CHRISTMAS AND BRIDGE INC. PARTNER WITH LOCAL CHURCHES

CANDY CHRISTMAS AND BRIDGE INC. PARTNER WITH LOCAL CHURCHES

CANDY CHRISTMAS AND BRIDGE INC. PARTNER WITH LOCAL CHURCHES, COMMUNITY ORGANIZERS, CELEBRITIES AND MORE TO DISTRIBUTE GIFTS, FOOD AND MORE TUES., DEC. 22, 2015

NASHVILLE, Tenn.  – The Bridge Inc. will once again sponsor the annual ‘Bridge to Christmas’ service under the Jefferson street bridge in Nashville, TN. The event is set for Tuesday, December 22, 2015, from 4 PM – 7 PM

where we serve 2,500+ homeless, hungry and food-insecure guests under the Jefferson St. bridge. In addition, organizers will distribute brand new Carhartt coats, gloves, scarves, blankets, toiletry items, 30,000+ pounds of food, along with over 3,000 brand new beautifully wrapped Christmas gifts. A special area for children, TOY LAND, will contain gifts, goodies and even a visit from Santa Claus!

Special Christmas music from the Bridge Singers, a heartwarming candlelight service with communion and a message of hope are among the scheduled activities. The Christmas story will also be shared and lived out as we gifts and hope is presented to the homeless and hurting of Nashville.
Faithful volunteers and sponsors from various churches, businesses, and civic groups will come together to serve those in need. A diverse group of passionate people will come together to bless the less fortunate and help make this event a tremendous success. The Bridge to Christmas is truly a place for the entire family to serve and help others – what Christmas is all about!
About The Bridge: The Bridge is a weekly outreach that takes place each Tuesday evening at 6 PM under the Jefferson Street bridge in downtown Nashville, TN. The Bridge has been in existence since 2004 and takes place regardless of the weather. A dedicated army of volunteers serve hot meals to the homeless and food-insecure. After the meal, a special guest speaker brings a message of hope to the attending guests. At the end of the service, volunteers distribute bags of groceries, toiletries, and new clothes. The weekly average attendance (not counting volunteers) is between 500-700, and the Bridge has served as many as 2500 attendees.

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Prayers for The Hemphill Family

Written by scoopsnews on December 9, 2015 – 4:13 am -

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Labreeska Hemphill

From Candy Hemphill Christmas

Candy Christmas
 Just a few moments ago, my mother, LaBreeska Hemphill, passed away. Arrangements will be announced as soon as they are made. Please keep our entire family in your prayers. We love you and thank you.
Join us at SGN Scoops in praying for this precious family.
God Bless you all!

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GMA HONORS CANDY CHRISTMAS

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on May 30, 2015 – 10:03 pm -

Candy & Kent Christmas pose backstage during the 2nd Annual GMA Honors held in Nashville, TN at Lipscomb University

Candy & Kent Christmas pose backstage during the 2nd Annual GMA Honors held in Nashville, TN at Lipscomb University

Nashville, TN – The Gospel Music Association recently honored Candy Christmas, founder of The Bridge Ministry, during the 2nd Annual GMA Honors during a lavish celebration held at Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena. The event celebrated those individuals and organizations that impact culture through their individual efforts.

Candy Christmas was recognized for her contribution in service to the Nashville, TN community through her organization, The Bridge Ministry.
Accolades from a diverse group including Governor Mike Huckabee, Reba McEntire and Journey’s Jonathan Cain honored Candy Christmas’ Bridge Ministry. The most poignant acknowledgment, however, came from formally homeless, Jeff Stultz, who said his life was changed when he met Candy under the Jefferson Street Bridge.
Began in November 2004, “The Bridge” was formed by Candy Christmas out of a desire to help feed and clothe the homeless of Nashville. Candy began taking huge pots of jambalaya down to the homeless living under the Jefferson Street bridge in downtown Nashville. After seeing that the need was far greater than just one hot meal a week, Candy began to collect clothing and non-perishable food items to pass out to her friends. She stored it all in her garage and friends volunteered to come over and fill grocery bags with food. The more people that began finding out about this ministry and caught the vision, the faster the ministry grew.
The Bridge is housed in a 20,000 square foot warehouse in Nashville, TN, that not only stores the food for the Tuesday evening services, but also acts as a local food bank for other area ministries. The Bridge Ministry also aids school children on assisted lunch programs by filling their backpacks with food on Friday afternoons so that they have food to eat over the weekend. There are 11,000 homeless in Nashville and Middle TN and of that number 4,000 are children.
The 2nd Annual GMA Honors were held on May 5, 2015 and is set to air on TBN’s JUCE TV on Friday, June 5th at 7pm PST

/ 10pm EST and Saturday, June 6th at 12pm PST / 3pm EST. The third-annual GMA Honors ceremony date has also been announced for May 10, 2016.

Along with Candy Christmas , the 2nd Annual GMA Honors recipients included the inimitable Bishop Paul S. Morton, Founding Bishop of the Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International, Passion founded by Louie and Shelley Giglio and Porter’s Call founded by Al Andrews. In conjunction with the Honors, the GMA inducted BeBe and CeCe Winans, Mark Lowry, Roland Lundy and Twila Paris into the GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame.

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The Beelers Perform At The World’s Largest Chicken Festival

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on October 13, 2012 – 4:43 pm -

The Beelers, one of the fastest growing family groups in Gospel music today, recently performed at the World’s Largest Chicken Festival in Laurel County, KY. This may be the most peculiar event that the Beelers have ever performed, but it was one of the most enjoyable.

 

Lead singer Cory Beeler states ”It was a fun day of singing and a whole lot of eating chicken, but we were still afforded the opportunity to sing the Gospel to a crowd who wasn’t necessarily familiar with Gospel music”. The Beelers didn’t hold anything back as they presented the Gospel in song, and made new fans in the process.

 

Sharing the stage with the Beelers were artists like Nick Bruno, the Galloways, and Candy Christmas, sisters, Robin and Tina said “We were honored to share the stage with artist who always sing with everything in their heart”.

 

The Beelers recently signed an exclusive publicity agreement with AG Publicity. AGP President Deon Unthank said “We are proud to represent a group who is willing to step out of the box of traditional means to take the Gospel to the world”.

 

Colonel Harland Sanders, founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken, is one of the most highly recognized figures in the world. Laurel County, Kentucky, located in the heart of the beautiful Daniel Boone National Forest, is proud to be the home of the Colonel’s first and original restaurant established in the 1940’s. Lee Cummings, co-founder of Lee’s Famous Recipe Chicken, also began his career in 1952 with his uncle, Colonel Sanders, in Laurel County.

The Annual World Chicken Festival is a tribute to this heritage. We invite you to our international celebration the last full weekend of every September, in beautiful downtown London. All the “egg-citement” and entertainment for four fun filled day makes this one of Kentucky’s largest festivals.

 

To book the Beelers contact: Beckie Simmons Agency – 615-595-7500

For Publicity contact: AG Publicity – Deon Unthank – 615-545-5315

 

About The Beelers

Cory, his sisters, Robin and Tina, THE BEELERS, are the new generation of this heritage with flavors of the past, present and future.  They are an extremely close and talented family.Cory Beeler is the youngest of the three siblings and was born as one of triplets, along with Rory who died at birth, and Tory, who died at the age of 5.

Cory is an incredibly anointed songwriter (it’s just in his blood), singer and musician, as well as preacher of the Word.  Cory also plays guitar, harmonica and piano.

Robin is the middle sibling whom God has blessed with incredible vocal and arranging abilities.  Her talents also include piano and a comedy character they call “Sham”, who is so funny and will “keep you in stitches”!  Husband, Steve, travels with the group as road manager/sound man.

Tina, the first born of The Beelers, is the mischievous one of the family, but also is the Rock!  Because their mother died when Cory was just a young boy at the time, Tina not only assumed the role of “big sister”, but also became part Mother.  Her importance to The Beelers vocal performances are blessed by the same commitment she has to everything else in life.  Tina is an incredible singer with acontagious smile and helps “hold it all together!”


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THE NASHVILLE SOUNDS SHINE SPOTLIGHT ON CANDY CHRISTMAS AND THE BRIDGE MINISTRY

Written by SGN Scoops on July 12, 2011 – 7:06 am -

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—The Nashville Sounds will be spotlighting award-winning gospel recording artist and author Candy Christmasand The Bridge Ministry at their upcoming home baseball game at Herschel Greer Stadium Sunday, July 17 versus the Albuquerque Isotopes.  Christmas, along with The Bridge Singers, will perform a pre-game concert beginning at 5:30 pm, prior to the game at 6:35 pm.
 
The Nashville Sounds are in their 34th season of competition in 2011 as the Triple-A affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers and as a member of the 16-team Pacific Coast League. It is the Sounds’ seventh year as a Brewers affiliate.
 
Attendees of the July 17 game are encouraged to bring new socks to be collected by The Bridge Ministry for Nashville’s homeless community.  Sock donations will be received at the Purity Charity Booth, where Bridge volunteers will be available to answer questions about their work with Nashville’s homeless.
 
A portion of advance ticket sales will also benefit The Bridge Ministry.  Tickets can be purchased at http://sounds.streamlineticketing.com/web/group.asp.  To designate proceeds for The Bridge, use Group Code:  Bridge; and Password:  Candy.
 
Hailing from southern gospel’s legendary Hemphill family, Christmas is an acclaimed solo artist who has been featured in 23 Gaither Homecoming videos and has performed at numerous Gaither concert events.  Since 2004, her Bridge Ministry has served countless meals and conducted church services every Tuesday night under the Jefferson Street Bridge in downtown Nashville.  Christmas’ latest recording, On The Other Side, released last year, along with her book, On The Other Side – Life Changing Stories From Under The Bridge.  For further information, visit www.candychristmas.com or www.bridgeministry.org.
 
Greer Stadium is located at 534 Chestnut Street in Nashville.  For further information on The Nashville Sounds and a complete game schedule, visit www.nashvillesounds.com.


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