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Around the State: Buckner Barefoot Run set

Around the State: Buckner Barefoot Run set

The fourth annual Barefoot Run, benefiting Buckner Shoes for Orphan Souls, will be held Saturday, Oct. 4 at 8 a.m. at Bachman Lake in Dallas.

Around the State: Wayland announces Morton scholarship

Around the State: Wayland announces Morton scholarship

Wayland Baptist University has announced the creation of the Lloyd and Betty Morton Endowed Scholarship.

Around the State: Hunger summit set in Dallas

Around the State: Hunger summit set in Dallas

The Dallas Coalition for Hunger Solutions will hold its third annual hunger summit Sept. 5 from 8 a.m. until noon at Mountain View College in Dallas.

Around the State: 4x4 evangelism training set

Around the State: 4x4 evangelism training set

The evangelism division of the Baptist General Convention of Texas has scheduled two 4x4 evangelism-training clinics.

Around the State: Church gives school supplies to students

Around the State: Church gives school supplies to students

Fielder Church in Arlington will distribute school supplies to under-resourced students in East Arlington Aug. 23 at 6 p.m.

Around the State: ETBU inaugurates new dorm

Around the State: ETBU inaugurates new dorm

East Texas Baptist University staff, faculty and students inaugurated the new Centennial Hall with a prayer service before residents were scheduled to move in.

Around the State: HPU students study in London

Around the State: HPU students study in London

Eight Howard Payne University education students traveled to London to learn about the British education system.

Around the State: ETBU team back from Alaska

Around the State: ETBU team back from Alaska

Four East Texas Baptist University students traveled to Alaska in June to help lead a camp called "T3, Training Teens Today,” sponsored by the Alaska Baptist Convention.

Around the State: Camp Exalted set

Around the State: Camp Exalted set

Camp Exalted, a one-week spiritual enrichment experience for youth in grades 7-12 and college students, is going on July 21-25 at Alto Frio Baptist Encampment in Leakey.

Around the State: HPU students to Slovakia

Around the State: HPU students to Slovakia

A group of students from Howard Payne University travelled to Vazec, Slovakia, for a weeklong mission experience as a part of their international missions practicum course.

Around the State: African American conference set

Around the State: African American conference set

African American Fellowship Conference; Buckner foster care meeting; DBU doctor of education cohort; HPU professor publishes book; Anniversaries
Around the State: Boomer ministry conference set

Around the State: Boomer ministry conference set

Registration is open for the second annual National Boomer Ministry Conference in Dallas.

Around the State: Churches prepare for Harvest crusade

Around the State: Churches prepare for Harvest crusade

Information meetings concerning the Dallas Harvest crusade set for Oct. 5 at the American Airlines Center have been set.

Around the State: Super Summer camps begin

Around the State: Super Summer camps begin

Texas Super Summer, a leadership training experience for Christian young people with leadership qualities, kicked off June 9.

Around the State: TBM helps at DFW Memorial Day event

Around the State: TBM helps at DFW Memorial Day event

Thirty volunteers with the Texas Baptist Men Military Fellowship provided assistance at the DFW National Cemetery on Memorial Day. amy thibodeaux300Amy Thibodeaux (TBM Photo)TBM provided four pallets of bottled water, and volunteers helped direct traffic, shuttled guests to services and offered support throughout the day. Amy Thibodeaux (pictured at right), a volunteer from Lake Pointe Church in Rockwall, visited the grave of her father, who served with the U.S. Army in Vietnam.

Buckner International will host its 14th annual “Mosaic of Culture” event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 14, in the Calabria Community Center on the Buckner campus, located at 5200 S. Buckner Blvd. in Dallas. Since 2000, the event has given adopted children and their families the opportunity to celebrate their native culture as well as the cultures of adoptees from other countries. Families can mingle with other adoptive families who understand their experiences, while older adopted children often develop mentoring relationships with younger adoptees. mosaic of culture177The free event will feature an array of native crafts, food and musical entertainment from countries across the world representing the Buckner global adoption community. In a carnival-like atmosphere, families can travel their way through cultural staples from Eastern Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa. Participants are encouraged to bring a school-supply donation for Buckner Kenya programs. For more information, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Wayland Baptist University honored Kyler Templeton from Stamford and Aubrey Pedigo of Canyon as Male and Female Citizen of the Year. The award is the highest honor given to students by the university. Honorees are listed on a plaque in Gates Hall.

Hardin-Simmons University marked the retirement of four faculty and staff members who combined for more than a century of service to the school. Larry Brunner, professor of English, retired after working at HSU 39 years, including 18 years as head of the English department and 10 years as director of graduate studies in English. Omer Hancock, director of in-service training and professor of church ministry, retired after 33 years at HSU. Prior to coming to Hardin-Simmons in 1981, he was pastor of numerous Texas and Oklahoma churches. Harold Preston, senior vice president of finance and management, retired after 20 years. Leta Tillman, professor and librarian, retired after 13 years of service.

East Texas Baptist University honored three retiring professors at the close of the spring semester—Tom Haygood, associate professor of psychology; Jane Ogden, professor of psychology; and Sarah Watson, professor of English.

Howard Payne University’s cheer team placed second in the college division of the American Cheer Power Competition in San Antonio. HPU also received the new school award.

Anniversaries

Jack Graham, 25th, as pastor of Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, June 1.

Kevin Cornelius, fifth, as pastor of First Baptist Church in Karnes City.

Ordained

Josh Rose to the ministry at First Baptist Church in Burleson, May 4. He is the connections/life groups pastor at the Church on Rush Creek in Mansfield. 

 
 
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