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Dorcas Project brings hope to vulnerable women in Congo

Dorcas Project brings hope to vulnerable women in Congo

Afrika Community Church in Dallas brings hope and empowerment to sexually abused women in eastern Congo through its Dorcas Project.

       
Texas Baptists’ Disaster Recovery mobilizes 450 volunteers

Texas Baptists’ Disaster Recovery mobilizes 450 volunteers

Texas Baptists’ Disaster Recovery ministry mobilized 450 volunteers in two weekends to Rowlett and Garland after tornadoes ripped through North Texas Dec. 26.

       

Obituaries: Nell Bowles & James Keith

Obituaries for Marinelle "Nell" Bowles and James M. Keith

       
Lilly grants benefit Wayland and Truett programs for high school youth

Lilly grants benefit Wayland and Truett programs for high school youth

Wayland Baptist University and Baylor University’s Truett Theological Seminary each received $600,000 grants from the Lilly Endowment’s high school youth theology institutes.

       
TBM volunteers continue to provide disaster relief in North Texas

TBM volunteers continue to provide disaster relief in North Texas

With chainsaws, blue tarps and skid-steer loaders, Texas Baptist Men disaster relief volunteers continued to help North Texas residents affected by killer tornadoes that swept through the region the day after Christmas.

       
Banning guns at church requires proper notice

Banning guns at church requires proper notice

Some Texas Baptist congregations rang in the new year by posting signs prohibiting openly carried handguns inside their church buildings—or updating signs already banning concealed handguns.

       

Obituaries: Raynal Barber, Wanda Fowler

Raynal Bell Barber, 80, longtime English professor at Dallas Baptist University, died Nov. 23 in Dallas. Wanda Orrick Fowler, 84, wife of the former editor of the Baptist New Mexican, died Dec. 18 in San Antonio.

       
Volunteer opportunities identified

Volunteer opportunities identified to help North Texas storm victims

While Texas Baptists’ Disaster Recovery program continues to assess damage and establish long-term recovery plans to aid people affected by the Dec. 26 tornadoes that devastated parts of North Texas, immediate relief opportunities are available for churches and individuals.

       
Texas Bapitsts respond in wake of North Texas tornadoes

Texas Baptists respond in wake of North Texas tornadoes

Texas Baptists responded rapidly when multiple tornadoes swept through North Texas the day after Christmas, claiming 11 lives and damaging or destroying more than 1,400 homes in Ellis, Dallas, Rockwall and Collin counties.

       
Texas Baptist delivers food and equipment

Texas Baptist delivers food and equipment to North Korean hospital

A Korean Texas Baptist minister delivered two tons of noodles, 10 solar panels, two diesel generators and other supplies to a hospital in North Korea between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

       
Richardson church

Richardson church shows Christ’s love to low-income families

More than 1,100 children from about 300 low-income families received new toys and shoes at The Heights Baptist Church in Richardson.

       
Refugees share Christmas meal at Dallas church

Refugees share Christmas meal at Dallas church

More than 300 refugees from 10 countries broke bread—pita, injera and khubz—together at Wilshire Baptist Church in Dallas during an international potluck meal the Saturday before Christmas.

       
Baptist Standard streamlines operatiions

Baptist Standard Publishing streamlines operations in 2016

Effective Jan. 1, Baptist Standard Publishing will eliminate three staff positions and cut the frequency of CommonCall magazine as part of a series of cost-cutting measures.

       
Noncanonical sources still influence Christian traditions

Noncanonical sources still influence Christian traditions

While the Gospel of Luke mentions shepherds and a manger, nowhere in the New Testament accounts of the nativity do cattle or donkeys appear, a Baylor University historian notes.

       
Family breathes easier

Family breathes easier thanks to Gonzales church

Pastor Chris Irving and his family—particularly twin daughters Katie and Kylie—will breathe easier this Christmas, thanks to the generosity of First Baptist Church in Gonzales.

       
 
 
 
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