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‘Miss Jan’ keeps order at Georgia church, where Carter draws crowd

Jan Williams is the head peacekeeper at Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains, Ga. where former President Jimmy Carter teaches a Sunday school class. At 8 a.m. on any given Sunday morning, “Miss Jan” steps out the church’s front doors and encounters a line of visitors already forming.
       

Is God trying to send people a message through disasters?

What is it about nature’s fury that attracts theological interpretation? For many religious leaders, scholars say, it’s an opportunity to win new believers.
       

Granbury churches show love for their community

More than 600 volunteers from churches representing seven denominations participated in the "Love Granbury" outreach effort to the community.
       

Christian Men's Job Corps helps ex-offenders start new lives

Christian Men’s Job Corps is a personal, spiritual and job-skills development effort  sponsored by Woman’s Missionary Union that teaches topics such as money management, resume writing, interview coaching and computer training.
       

On the Move

Rudy Hernandez to Community Bible Chapel in Spur as interim pastor.
       

Public baptisms make a statement to community

As a way to empower individuals to make a faith statement to a community, some congregations are moving their baptisms from inside a church baptistry to outside in public places.
       

Roving chaplain meets spiritual needs at three Amarillo senior facilities

Chaplain Bryan Cooper is the roving chaplain at The Arbors, The Heritage Convalescent Center and Georgia Manor Nursing Homes in Amarillo.
       

Texas Tidbits

Baylor University’s board of regents authorized the relocation of the Baylor School of Social Work to downtown Waco and approved a $403.3 million operating budget for the university in 2010-2011.
       

Church should be place of acceptance for people with special needs

People with disabilities don’t want churches that just “welcome” them, but rather congregations that value them and include them in living a “full life of faith,” a long-time advocate for special-needs ministry said.
       

End of 'Lost' may prompt more questions than answers

LostIs it a show about a modern-day shipwreck, featuring misfit castaways trying to survive increasingly bizarre circumstances on an island somewhere in the Pacific Ocean? Or is Lost really a show about faith, redemption, evil, predestination, love, suffering, free will and human understanding of the supernatural? Either way, when Lost ends its six-season run May 23, what will remain is the debate about the religious themes sprinkled throughout the hit series.

       

Former SBC president nominated to lead Executive Committee

Former Southern Baptist Convention President Frank Page is being nominated as president of the SBC Executive Committee, one of three key leadership positions in the nation's second-largest faith group in the process of being filled.

       
 
 

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