Around the State: Bike Out Hunger

Bike Out Hunger 2014 cyclists leave downtown Fredericksburg on their way to San Saba. (PHOTO/Kalie Lowrie)

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The 6th annual Bike Out Hunger-Texas will be May 11-16, 2015. The ride – about 450 miles from Boerne to Austin to Dallas – is intended to raise awareness about poverty and raise money for the Texas Baptist Hunger Offering.

With more than 31,000 children in foster care in Texas, Buckner Children and Family Services is making available daily devotional emails through the remainder of May, which is National Foster Care Month. To participate, click here to sign up for daily prayer prompts. 

Howard Payne University’s Model United Nations team excelled at an international conference in Münster, Germany, bringing home six awards from various committees. Cara DeLoach of San Angelo, Jimmy Abbatiello of Kerrville, Katie Rose Bonner of Lytle and Gavin Stewart of Flower Mound each was named the outstanding delegate from his or her respective committee. Bonner also won the best position award for her committee. Cody Perrin of Eastland was awarded honorable mention for his committee work.


Sarah Stafford, 10th, as associate minister of music at Wilshire Baptist Church in Dallas.


James McGinlay, May 3, after 65 years of ministry. He has been a pastor 54 years, the last 22 serving at First Baptist Church of Lakeside in Fort Worth. He also was a pastor in Archer City, Lubbock, Greenville and Phoenix, Ariz. He preached in more than 500 churches during his years as an evangelist. He will continue to be available to preach.


Cowboy Heritage Baptist Church in Clyde held a groundbreaking service April 5 for a new worship center. Dan Murray is pastor.


Renée Jones to the ministry at University Baptist Church in Fort Worth, March 15.

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