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The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor is hosting a pair of lectures this week. Marty McMahone will speak at noon Nov. 5 on “Making the Bible Stick” as a part of the College of Christian Studies’ Ministers Forum. Debbie Potts will speak at 11 a.m. Nov. 9 on “Navigating Personal Storms” as a part of the College of Humanities’ lecture series.

Baptist Briefs: ABP honors longtime editor

Associated Baptist Press presented its inaugural Greg Warner Lifetime Achievement Award in Religious Journalism to the longtime executive editor of the independent news service, forced by health issues to step down last year.

On the Move

Mark Borum has resigned as minister of music at First Church in Richmond and is available for interims.

Texas Tidbits

Baptist Child & Family Services recently was named one of the top workplaces in San Antonio by the San Antonio Express-News.

Dallas Baptist University dedicates Pilgrim Chapel

Dallas Baptist University officially dedicated the Patty and Bo Pilgrim Chapel Oct. 16. The 80,000 square-foot facility seats more than 1,300 students in its sanctuary.

ETBU plunges into Texas Hope 2010

The ETBU office of spiritual development distributed to each faculty and staff member a copy of the “Hope 2010, Call to Prayer” guide.

Plenty of food if everyone shares, university leaders learn

A world hunger simulation meal helps at Dallas Baptist University helped participants understand there is plenty of food in the world, but it is not distributed equally. More than 50 percent of the world struggles each day to attain necessities, often feeling the grip of hunger, CLC Director Suzii Paynter said.

Amarillo Baptists offer living water to fairgoers

Amarillo Area Baptist Association volunteers served 7,300 cups of water and distributed 325 Texas Hope 2010 multimedia gospel compact discs during the Tri-State Fair.

Wayland Missions Center outlines five-year goals, develops strategies

More than 30 community and church leaders—including representatives from the Baptist General Convention of Texas and associations of churches in West Texas—met recently to develop goals for Wayland Baptist University’s Missions Center.

Crash victim remembered with random acts of kindness

On Oct. 29 lawyers took cases pro bono, a man installed a water heater for a disabled man who previously showered on his back porch and a man stopping to give a stranded motorist a jump wound up replacing her battery. All were acts of kindness to mark what would have been the 13th birthday of a girl killed this summer by injuries received in a church-bus accident.

Messengers approve CP funds to lawsuits, two allocation options offered

RAYTOWN -- Missouri Baptist congregations will have to formally vote during a church business meeting if they wish to protect their Cooperative Program gifts from being used to fund ongoing legal action. Messengers to the 175th Missouri Baptist Convention annual meeting adopted an Executive Board recommendation that establishes CP allocation plans. Plan A, the default plan, designates 3 percent of CP allocations to be used to pay legal costs.

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