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Bedford church gives needy children reason to jump for joy

BedfordFirst Baptist Church in Bedford hopes the Jump for Joy Festival—its collaborative project with the Hurst-Euless-Bedford school district—causes needy children to do just that.
       

Baptist Briefs: GuideStone offers new tool

GuideStone Property & Casualty has just released the Ministry Protection Plan, an online tool that walks participants through the process of developing a comprehensive risk-management plan.
       

Funding changed for two Texas Baptist Student Ministries

Due to changes in associational strategy and approach, two Texas Baptist associations are changing their funding structure for Baptist Student Ministries on local campuses.
       

Good News Goods market helps church members reconsider

Within the last month, several congregations held fair-trade shopping markets produced by Good News Goods, the fair-trade initiative of the Texas Baptist Christian Life Commission.
       

Perryton churches give Christmas gift that shares hope

This Christmas season, three Perryton Baptist churches are sharing hope with Ochiltree County as they pray for local needs and go door-to-door delivering gift bags to their neighbors.
       

Singing Men make plans for Ukraine mission in 2010

The Singing Men of North Central Texas 2010 mission trip to Ukraine will mark two firsts for the musical group—travel by boat rather than bus through the Eastern European nation and an invitation for “mission partners” to join the musicians in ministry.
       

For five decades, Houston couple has brightened children’s Christmas

Over the years, about 4,000 children have received more than 40,000 gifts from George and Novice Bruner of Tallowood Baptist Church in Houston.
       

Commerce church providing hot Christmas meal for needy

First Baptist Church in Commerce plans to provide a hot meal and hope for 700 needy people this Christmas.
       

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.
       

Study says majority of world's population faces religious restriction

Nearly 70 percent of the world's 6.8 billion people live in countries with high restrictions on religion, according to a new study by the Pew Research Center's Forum on Religion & Public Life.
       

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.
       
 
 
 
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