Slightly reduced BGCT budget approved for 2009

Messengers to the Baptist General Convention of Texas annual meeting approved a $45,755,295 budget—about 8 percent less than the one approved at the previous annual meeting and down slightly from the current adjusted budget.

Around the State

Howard Payne University will host a graduate school and seminary fair Nov. 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Baylor regents take no action on presidential search committee

At their pre-homecoming meeting in Waco, Baylor University’s board of regents took no action regarding the appointment of a presidential search committee.

Baptist Briefs: Arkansas Baptists focus on children & youth

Messengers to the 2008 annual meeting of the Arkansas Baptist State Convention launched a three-year emphasis on reaching children and youth.

Buckner, CBF expect to top 100,000 served along the border by year’s end

Buckner International and the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship are celebrating their seven-year anniversary of sending mission groups to the United States/Mexico border.

Buckner to aid flood victims in Honduras

Buckner International will ship $7,000 in humanitarian aid and a 40-foot container filled with shoes, socks, clothes, blankets and food to families affected by severe flooding and mudslides in Honduras.

HPU employee, cancer survivor walks for awareness

Cancer survivor Cynthia Givan, administrative assistant at Howard Payne University’s Douglas MacArthur Academy of Freedom, joined about 160 other participants in the third annual Walk for Breast Cancer Awareness at Howard Payne.

Texas Baptists reach out to Fort Worth with hope

More than 30 Tarrant Baptist Association congregations worked together in a focused evangelism effort called City Reach to share the hope of Christ in Fort Worth leading up to the BGCT's annual meeting.

Supreme Court considers whether a city-approved monument is ‘government speech’

The U.S. Supreme Court will rule on whether Pleasant Grove City, Utah, must permit the "Seven Aphorisms" of a group called Summum to be erected alongside the city's stone monument to the Ten Commandments.

E3 Standard to deliver future of Baptist news

The Baptist Standard will preview E3—its enhanced electronic edition—at its booth during Fort Worth meeting. Baptist Standard E3 will be the nation’s first enhanced electronic religious newsjournal.

Baptist leaders from Russia, Georgia seek reconciliation

Baptist leaders from Russia and Georgia met recently in Kiev to pursue improved relations between Baptists in the two countries, marred by war earlier this year.

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