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November 04, 2016

Local Teacher Wins Contest, Donates 120 Barnabas Bears From Family Christian To Riley Children's Hospital In Honor Of Student Battling Brain Tumor

Local teacher Jennifer Ellingwood, is the winner of a social media contest sponsored by Family Christian, the world’s largest Christian-focused retailer. Ellingwood, a teacher in two elementary schools in Crawfordsville won the opportunity to donate 120 of the company’s signature

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October 19, 2016

Family Christian Locations In Illinois And Texas To Host New York Times Best-Selling Author Ann Voskamp

Family Christian announced today that Ann Voskamp, nationally recognized speaker and New York Times best-selling author, is scheduled to appear at the company’s Lombard, Illinois location on Friday, October 28 from 4:00 – 6:00 pm, and the Cedar Hill, Texas location on Saturday, November

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September 28, 2016

Family Christian To Host Renowned Author Dr. Charles Stanley

Family Christian will host a book signing event September 29, 2016 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at the company’s 1230 S. Decatur Blvd, Las Vegas location, featuring nationally recognized author and evangelist, Dr. Charles Stanley. At the event, Dr. Stanley will sign copies of his much

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September 20, 2016

Family Christian Continues National Partnership With Operation Christmas Child

Family Christian, the world’s largest Christian-focused retailer, announced today that it is again partnering with Operation Christmas Child (OCC) to provide Christmas gift boxes to spread the Gospel in international communities. All 249 Family Christian locations in 36 states will serve as

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September 09, 2016

Family Christian Says "Thanks" To Our Service Men And Women

Family Christian Partners with A Million Thanks in Honor of Grandparent’s Day Family Christian is hosting a very special nationwide event in stores to thank our military men and women for their service on Saturday, September 10 from 10:00 am – 9:00 pm. This event is a wonderful

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September 06, 2016

Family Christian Launches Second Exclusive Brand: "Small But Mighty"

Inspired by Miguel, a young boy from the Mexico wearing a superhero cape, Family Christian is proud to announce today that the company is launching a second, completely exclusive child-inspired brand: Small but Mighty. It joins the Cupcakes and Jesus brand launched last month with the goal of

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August 22, 2016

Barnabas Bear Returns To Family Christian Shelves

Family Christian announced today the return of Barnabas Bear, the company’s popular teddy bear that is designed to be given by customers to those in need in their communities. Available exclusively at Family Christian, Barnabas Bear spreads a message of comfort and encouragement and lets the

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August 18, 2016

Family Christian To Prepare 25,000 Meals For Those In Need In West Michigan

What: Family Christian is using its annual District Managers Conference as an opportunity to make a big impact on families in need. Each year, the Christian retailer hosts its district management team at the company’s Grand Rapids headquarters. This year, as part of the conference, the

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July 15, 2016

Family Christian Launches Exclusive Brand: "Cupcakes And Jesus"

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – July 15, 2016 – Family Christian announced today that the company is launching a new, exclusive brand, Cupcakes and Jesus. Designed for young girls and tweens, and inspired by a need for alternatives from secular clothing and accessory options, Cupcakes and Jesus

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June 06, 2016

Family Christian Launches Summer Reading Program

Family Christian Launches Summer Reading Program Let Your Child’s Reading Take Flight with a Reading Adventure Diary GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – June 6, 2016 - Family Christian locations across the country are launching their summer reading program for kids, designed to boost reading habits

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June 03, 2016

Family Christian Shoppers Help Fund "Give Hope" Campaign

Family Christian Shoppers Help Fund “Give Hope” Campaign Over $137,000 Donated to Provide Life-Saving Basics: Education, Food & Water GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. –June 3, 2016 – Family Christian is proud to share that their “Give Hope” Campaign has raised over

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June 01, 2016

Family Christian Named Exclusive Retail Partner For Active Faith Sports Apparel

Family Christian Named Exclusive Retail Partner for Active Faith Sports Apparel GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – June 1, 2016 – Family Christian announced today that they will be the exclusive retail partner for Active Faith Sports, a premium sports apparel company

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May 02, 2016

Unique Collection Of Mom “must-haves” Makes Family Christian Your Best Destination For Mother’s Day Shopping

With Mother's Day just around the corner, Family Christian has expanded its collection of great gift ideas designed specifically for moms. Every Family Christian location will feature more than 300 unique products for moms, including inspirational wall art and plaques, gift boxes, jewelry, prayer shawls, scarves, handbags, home items and much more, all designed to remind mom all year long that she is loved and one of life's greatest blessings.

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April 26, 2016

Family Christian Invites Guests To Join In The National Day Of Prayer

On Thursday, May 5, Family Christian locations across the country are opening their doors an hour earlier at 9:00 a.m. (local time) and inviting guests to join in observing The National Day of Prayer within the stores.

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April 26, 2016

Family Christian Launches Take Your Child To Serve Initiative

On April 28, 2016, Family Christian is putting their faith in action by introducing Take Your Child to Serve Day, an initiative based on the national Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day. Participants will be serving throughout the day at Camp Roger, the company's inaugural partner for the innovative new program.

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April 22, 2016

Family Christian Partners With Convoy Of Hope To Provide Relief To Victims Of Texas Flooding

In response to the recent devastating flood crisis in Houston, Texas, Family Christian announced today that the company is partnering with Convoy of Hope to raise money for disaster relief. During the two week campaign (April 22 - May 6), Family Christian guests will be invited to round-up their purchases to the nearest dollar, with 100 percent of the proceeds to be donated to Convoy of Hope to provide aid directly in Texas.

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April 19, 2016

Family Christian Partners With Churches Nationwide To Offer Free War Room Screenings

Family Christian is partnering with local churches across the nation to offer hundreds of free screenings of War Room, a movie about prayer that became a #1 movie in US theaters last year, and is driving record-breaking DVD sales. The event leads into National Day of Prayer on May 5.

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November 23, 2015

Family Christian Names Curt Andrews Chief Marketing Officer

Family Christian, a nonprofit ministry and the nation’s largest Christian retail chain, announced today that Curt Andrews will become the Company’s new Chief Marketing Officer effective November 30, 2015. "Family Christian is launching new, key initiatives to create compelling shopping experiences and better engage our customers. We believe that Curt is the ideal choice to lead our marketing," said Chuck Bengochea, President and CEO for Family Christian.

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November 20, 2015

Family Christian Celebrates New Path Forward

Following a 12-month operational reorganization, along with a complete store and product overhaul, Family Christian announced today it is on the path to becoming a stronger retailer and supporter of faith-based causes. As part of the reorganization, Family Christian have upgraded and expanded their product selection to include a new compelling assortment of home décor, apparel, and books.

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March 18, 2015

Family Christian Acquisitions Withdraws Bid

Media Contact: Steve Biondo steve.biondo@familychristian.com 616.554.7342 FAMILY CHRISTIAN ACQUISITIONS WITHDRAWS ITS BID TO PURCHASE THE ASSETS OF THE COMPANY GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — March 18, 2015 – Chuck Bengochea, President and CEO of Family Christian Stores announced today that

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February 11, 2015

Family Christian Restructure

FAMILY CHRISTIAN STORES RESTRUCTURING TO REINVEST IN STORES, IMPROVE THE CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE Company’s plan keeps all stores open, prevents layoffs and strengthens the business

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February 04, 2015

Family Christian Names Donna Hunter Chief Merchandising Officer

Family Christian, a nonprofit ministry and the nation’s largest Christian retail chain, announced Wednesday that Donna Hunter was named as the company’s new chief merchandising officer, effective immediately. “Donna joins Family Christian from a variety of successful

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August 28, 2014

America's Largest Christian Retail Chain Offers Customers A New Twist On Shopping

Customers at America’s largest Christian retail chain have a new reason to shop. Having recently transitioned from a for-profit to a non-profit organization, Family Christian has made an unprecedented new pledge to its customers: When you shop with Family Christian, 100% of the profits will be donated to Christian organizations and causes.

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July 28, 2014

Veggietales Stars To Launch Premiere Of New Video In South Holland Aug. 2

Bob the Tomato and Larry the Cucumber—stars of the hit children’s video series VeggieTales®—will be at the Family Christian location in South Holland, Illinois, for the premiere of their new video “Celery Night Fever” on Saturday, Aug. 2.

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June 12, 2014

Family Christian Names Charles Bengochea President And Ceo

Family Christian, a nonprofit ministry and the nation’s largest Christian retail chain, announced Wednesday that Charles Bengochea, president and CEO of The Original Honeybaked Ham Company of Georgia, will become the new Family Christian president and CEO effective June 30, 2014.

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June 09, 2014

Women Of Duck Dynasty To Visit Quad Cities

Three of the female stars of A&E’s blockbuster television series Duck Dynasty will appear in the Quad Cities on Father’s Day -- this Sunday -- speaking during two services at Heritage Church in Rock Island.

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June 04, 2014

Dr. Ben Carson To Appear Sunday In Sugar Land

Noted columnist, commentator and neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson will appear at Family Christian bookstores in suburban Houston on Sunday, signing books at the Sugarland store beginning at 4 p.m.

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