Around the State: Men support Breckenridge Village

More than 180 men attended the Robert L. Breckeridge men’s breakfast at Breckenridge Village in Tyler, a ministry of Baptist Child & Family Services. The occasion included the singing of “God Bless America” and the presentation of the American flag.

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More than 180 men attended the fifth annual Robert L. Breckenridge men’s breakfast at Baptist Child & Family Services’ assisted living community in Tyler, Breckenridge Village. More than $50,000 in scholarship assistance was raised for Breckenridge Village residents.

Baylor University will begin its homecoming activities Oct. 16 with a 7 p.m. worship service in Waco Hall. Included in the numerous activities will be Singspiration, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. at Seventh and James Baptist Church; homecoming parade, 8:30 a.m. Saturday; and the football game versus Iowa State University at 6 p.m. A full schedule of events is available here.

Buckner International will celebrate the opening of a new cottage at Buckner Family Pathways with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at noon Oct. 18 at the Buckner campus at 5200 South Buckner Boulevard in Dallas. Kosmos Energy donated $250,000 to fund the construction of the new duplex home that will provide a safe haven for single-parent families seeking higher education in the Dallas area. Since it began in 2004, Buckner Family Pathways has supported more than 110 single-parent families in the Dallas area.

around faithfreedom200The last installment in a lecture series called “Faith and Freedom in the Lone Star State: Exploring the Religious History of Texas” will be held at 7 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Palladium, 729 Austin Avenue in Waco. The free lectures are sponsored by Baylor University’s Institute for Studies of Religion. The lectures will be titled “The Fight is on in Texas: African-Americans in the Church of Christ,” presented by Edward Robinson, assistant professor of Bible and history at Abilene Christian University; and “Slavery, Civil War and Freedom: Texas Baptists in the Civil War Era, focusing on Baylor University and Waco University,” given by Michael Parrish, professor of American church history at Baylor University.

Hardin-Simmons University honored several alumni at homecoming events. Melinda Stricklin received the John J. Keeter Jr. Alumni Service Award. Sue Conley, Ivan Smith Jr. and Louanne Stephens were named distinguished alumni. Inducted into the HSU Athletics Hall of Fame were Todd Baumann, Jan Briggs, Kendra Hassell and the 2010 women’s soccer team.

The East Texas Baptist University debate team placed third at a debate tournament held at the University of Arkansas-Monticello. Competing against 10 other teams, it was ETBU’s second consecutive top-three finish.


Basilio Montez, 10th, as pastor of Iglesia Tierra Santa in Cameron.


Carson Choy to the ministry at Belmore Baptist Church in San Angelo.


Blanconia Baptist Church, Blanconia; Oct. 20-23; evangelist, David Parks; pastor, David Mundine.

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