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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.

Baptist Briefs: Virginia Baptists increase budget

Virginia Baptists increase budget. Bucking a national trend, Virginia Baptists in their recent annual meeting adopted a 2010 budget of $14 million—about 1.4 percent larger than 2009’s budget, which is expected to see a shortfall.

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.

Volunteers share gospel with fans of life in the fast lane

Brightly colored cars whiz by at speeds nearing 200 mph in front of 200,000 cheering fans at the Texas Motor Speedway. And since the speedway opened in 1997, more than 100 volunteers with Texas Alliance Raceway Ministries have ministered to those race fans, sharing the love of Christ with them.

Chair notes ‘enormous progress’ by SBC task force

The Great Commission Resurgence Task Force has made “great, enormous progress” and plans to present a substantial report during the February meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Executive Committee in Nashville, Tenn., Chairman Ronnie Floyd said.

Cedar Hill church gives apartment residents Thanksgiving food

Hillcrest Baptist Church in Cedar Hill gave an apartment complex a reason to be a little more thankful this Thanksgiving season.

Texas Hope 2010 effort must be based on prayer, bathed in prayer

Texas Hope 2010 is possible, but not without God’s people spending ample time on their knees, said Paul Powell, dean emeritus of Baylor University’s Truett Theological Seminary in Waco, during a workshop at the Baptist General Convention of Texas annual meeting.

Fort Worth church helps foster teens’ transition to adulthood

University Baptist Church in Fort Worth is providing 18- to 21-year-old young adults who have aged out of the foster-care system much-needed support as they begin life on their own.

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