Baptists in Russian town claim bureaucrats restricting religious freedom

Baptists in the town of Lipetsk, Russia, claim local authorities are using bureaucratic methods to restrict their activity.

Study says churches with WMU stronger supporters of SBC

Southern Baptist churches that have Woman's Missionary Union organizations support the denomination's missions programs at significantly higher levels than congregations without WMU, according to an analysis of reported church giving.

Baptist volunteers spend Thanksgiving Serving Irving

Members of Oak View Baptist Church in Irving provided more than 2,000 traditional Thanksgiving meals to apartment complexes throughout the city and also donated meals to the Irving Police Department.

Around the State

Don Piper, author of 90 Minutes in Heaven, will be the chapel speaker at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Dec. 3 at 11 a.m.

On the Move

Stephen Allen to First Church in Cranfills Gap as pastor.

Texas Tidbits: Free Advent guide

BaptistWay Press is offering a free devotional for the Advent and Christmas seasons.

Ministry to Alzheimer's patients demands different approach

Pat Otwell, who ministered to Alzheimer’s patients in three Paris nursing facilities from 1983 until 1997, has written a book titled Guide to Ministering to Alzheimer’s Patients and Their Families to help pastors with the tools to make the effort.

IMB appoints 16 Texans

Nine couples with Texas ties were among missionaries appointed by the International Mission Board during a Nov. 14 ceremony at First Church in Houston.

Youth from foster system enjoy Thanksgiving meal with 'PALs'

Young adults who recently aged out of the foster care system—or will soon—celebrated a Thanksgiving meal at Trinity Baptist Church with peers and mentors from the Baptist Child & Family Services’ Preparation for Adult Living program.

One storm-damaged church provides turkey dinner for another

In the wake of Hurricane Ike, several Texas Baptist churches are stepping up to help First Baptist Church of South Houston through the recovery process. On Nov. 23, the congregation did the same for a church in Galveston.

Huckabee says neglected ‘values voters’ are key to GOP future

Promoting his new book, Do the Right Thing: Inside the Movement That’s Bringing Common Sense Back to America, former presidential candidate Mike Huckabee insists Republicans neglected religious conservatives this year and need to maintain their support as the party regroups.

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