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ETBU basketball teams take game on the road, leading clinics for youth

Members of the East Texas Baptist University men’s and women’s basketball teams held simultaneous basketball clinics at four apartment complexes where they helped more than 120 children improve their basketball skills—and presented a low-key Christian witness.
       

Around the State

Howard Payne University will host the 26th annual Community Thanksgiving Feast from 11 a.m to 1 p.m. Nov. 25.
       

On the Move

Austin Adams to First Church in Texarkana as middle school minister.
       

Students challenged to look into the eyes of poverty

Photographer/filmmaker David Johnson told about 150 people at Baylor University’s Poverty Summit they need to talk about "how we can make sustainable change."
       

Dallas-area senior adults encourage troops

Buckner Hearts in Action, a group of military supporters from Buckner Retirement Village, spent a recent Sunday morning giving out candy, camouflage skullcaps and hugs to military personnel flying out of Dallas-Forth Worth International Airport.
       

Churches seek unity during the City Reach Houston prayer rally

About 300 Christians representing 120 congregations throughout the Houston area joined together at Discovery Green Park downtown to pray at the City Reach Houston Prayer Rally for Transformation.
       

City Reach extreme sports team makes impact on Pasadena youth

In the midst of the Real Encounter extreme sports team performing skateboard tricks and BMX bike stunts, they told a crowd of 2,000 parents and students at Pasadena Memorial High School about their hope in life—Jesus Christ—during a City Reach Houston youth event.
       

Day of Hope and Prayer set for January 31

As Texas Hope 2010 moves into the last stretch before Easter 2010, Texas Baptist leaders have set Jan. 31 as the Day of Hope and Prayer to encourage churches and individuals to continue their efforts to reach every Texan with the hope of Christ and to care for the hungry and hurting in the state.
       

Empty bowls dinner raises hunger funds, awareness

Good Samaritan Ministries in Brownwood served guests at its recent Empty Bowls event a simple meal of soup, bread and water to portray the theme: “Live simply, so others can simply live.”
       

Good News Goods allow consumers to purchase with a purpose

By purchasing items from particular companies and product supply chains, consumers are getting more than they bargained for, said Charlotte Bumbulis, who leads the Texas Baptist Christian Life Commission fair trade initiative Good News Goods.
       

Justice Revival calls churches to unify and serve

At the Justice Revival, more than 200 Dallas churches and city leaders agreed to address two needs by urging church partnerships with public schools and by pressing for creation of 700 units of permanent supportive housing for the chronically homeless.
       

Texas Baptist Ministry Award recipients honored

A Southeast Texas hospital chaplain, a West Texas college campus ministry director and a Central Texas lay couple involved in restorative justice ministry are the 2009 recipients of the Texas Baptist Ministry Awards.
       

Imaginative reading helps pastors grow spiritually

Hulitt Gloer, a professor at Baylor University’s Truett Theological Seminary, gave himself permission to veer off the customary theological reading track. The result has been more meaningful, relevant sermons, he said. Now he is passing the word to other pastors: Banish the guilt.
       

E-mail prayer network brings hope, support to border churches

Christians who minister along the Texas/Mexico border acknowledge life can seem harsh and hopeless at times. But a bilingual e-mail prayer network brings hope and support to the pastors and churches striving to share the hope of Christ.
       

Volunteer finds healing in helping others

After suffering a neck injury, Marion Thomas thought she had nothing left to give.  Two years later and pain-free as the congregation’s administrator, Thomas coordinates one of the largest hunger ministries in South Central Texas, providing food for more than 35,000 people this year.
       
 
 
 
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