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East Texas church takes a shot at raising missions money

Aiming to raise money for the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for International Missions, one rural East Texas church set its sights on a unique way to do it.
       

Ugandan pastors blast Rick Warren for opposing anti-gay law

rick warrenA group of Ugandan pastors is calling on Southern Baptist mega-church pastor Rick Warren to apologize for his recent letter opposing anti-gay legislation pending in the east African nation.

       

Around the State

The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor will feature Kelly Cherry and Andrew McKnight during its writers’ festival set for Jan. 6-9.
       

On the Move

Billy Burchfield to Williams Creek Church in Axtell as pastor
       

Evangelical leaders support abortion compromise in health-care plan

Thirty-nine pro-life Christian pastors and leaders released a statement Dec. 18 applauding alternative language aimed at preventing health-care reform from being derailed by debate over abortion.
       

Bedford church gives needy children reason to jump for joy

BedfordFirst Baptist Church in Bedford hopes the Jump for Joy Festival—its collaborative project with the Hurst-Euless-Bedford school district—causes needy children to do just that.
       

Baptist Briefs: GuideStone offers new tool

GuideStone Property & Casualty has just released the Ministry Protection Plan, an online tool that walks participants through the process of developing a comprehensive risk-management plan.
       

Funding changed for two Texas Baptist Student Ministries

Due to changes in associational strategy and approach, two Texas Baptist associations are changing their funding structure for Baptist Student Ministries on local campuses.
       

Good News Goods market helps church members reconsider

Within the last month, several congregations held fair-trade shopping markets produced by Good News Goods, the fair-trade initiative of the Texas Baptist Christian Life Commission.
       

Perryton churches give Christmas gift that shares hope

This Christmas season, three Perryton Baptist churches are sharing hope with Ochiltree County as they pray for local needs and go door-to-door delivering gift bags to their neighbors.
       

Singing Men make plans for Ukraine mission in 2010

The Singing Men of North Central Texas 2010 mission trip to Ukraine will mark two firsts for the musical group—travel by boat rather than bus through the Eastern European nation and an invitation for “mission partners” to join the musicians in ministry.
       
 
 

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