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Texas Tidbits: Buckner, Baptist Memorials to affiliate

Leaders of Dallas-based Buckner Retirement Services and Baptist Memorials Ministries in San Angelo have signed an affiliation agreement.
       

East Texas church offers hot chocolate and hope

Members of First Baptist Church in Lufkin brought hope, hospitality and hot chocolate to go along with the twinkling lights and festive floats of the city’s Christmas parade.
       

Baptists provide corn, noodles for hungry Koreans

North Koreans suffering from a longstanding food shortage in their nation received $25,000 worth of food and grain provided by Texas Baptist Men, CBF and Baptist churches and individuals.
       

Samaritan House shows compassion to people with HIV/AIDS

When a group from Alsbury Baptist Church in Burleson regularly offer a "supper club" for residents of Samaritan House, a home on Fort Worth’s south side for people living with HIV/AIDS or other special needs. the hugs are more important than the cuisine.
       

New prayer guide highlights intercultural groups in Texas

As the nations have come to the Lone Star State, Texas Baptists’ intercultural ministries and the WMU of Texas are encouraging believers to pray for, care for and share the gospel with these people.
       

Hill Country ministry partners with food bank, grocery to multiply bounty

What began with two shelves of food at First Baptist Church in Granite Shoals has blossomed into an effort that feeds more than 4,000 people a month.
       

Through rain & snow, cowboy church pastor demonstrates a caring heart

The pastor of King’s Trail Cowboy Church in Van Alstyne is fasting 25 days while living out of a tent to raise awareness about people in need.
       

Children clothed in blessings when others discover joy of giving

Children at Texas Baptist Children’s Home are wearing blessings provided by an 8-year-old girl whose birthday wish was to make a difference and a mother who knows how important it is to feel loved.
       

Christmas in the Village benefits Breckenridge residents

About 1,200 friends of Breckenridge Village of Tyler, a faith-based residential community for adults with mild to moderate cognitive or developmental disorders, joined residents for the fourth annual Christmas in the Village celebration.
       

Christians need ‘theology of power,’ sociologist insists

Michael LindsayChristians need to develop “a theology of power,” sociologist Michael Lindsay concluded after interviewing 360 evangelicals who hold influential positions in politics, business, entertainment and academia.

       

Around the State

The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor winter commencement will be held Dec. 11 at 1 p.m. at the Mayborn Campus Center.
       

On the Move

Barry Donham to College Heights Church in Plainview as minister of youth.
       

Texas Tidbits: Baylor entrepreneurs receive grant

Entrepreneurs from Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business and School of Engineering and Computer Science won a $200,000 grant that will accelerate their work in bringing electricity to rural villages in the developing world.
       

University offers model for transforming a neighborhood

Hardin-Simmons University's Friendship House in Abilene’s Northpark neighborhood offers a place where children can play safely and where the door almost always is open.
       

Volunteers repair Hope House Houston while the ministry repairs lives

Hope House Houston is transforming 13 dilapidated homes to help people recovering from addictions get back on their feet.
       
 
 
 
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