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On the Move

Posted: 12/16/05

On the Move

bluebull Byron Ayres has resigned as student minister at Mildred Church in Corsicana to serve a church in North Carolina.

bluebull Lance Bishop to First Church in Buffalo as student minister.

bluebull Mickie Chitwood to Ephesus Church in Jewett as music minister.

Baptist women knit scarves, bake cookies for exotic dancers

Posted: 12/16/05
Volunteers at Central Baptist Church in Round Rock knit scarves for women working in 'gentlemen's clubs.'

Baptist women knit scarves,
bake cookies for exotic dancers

By John Hall

Texas Baptist Communications

ROUND ROCK--Cindy Stokes is making the Christmas season a little warmer for a group of women who work in sexually oriented businesses.

Reflecting on values reduces stress

Posted: 12/16/05

Reflecting on values reduces stress

By Jeffrey MacDonald

Religion News Service

LOS ANGELES (RNS)--Religious leaders long have encouraged their flocks to take time for reflection on important values, but now researchers at UCLA have another reason to encourage such a discipline: It apparently reduces stress.

Children's home party a Christmas tradition for layman

Posted: 12/16/05

Children's home party a
Christmas tradition for layman

By Miranda Bradley

Texas Baptist Children's Home

ROUND ROCK--Norris Duncan, 84, has spent half his life celebrating Christmas with residents of Texas Baptist Children's Home.

Texas Tidbits

Posted: 12/16/05

Texas Tidbits

Baptist Credit Union marks 50th anniversary. Baptist Credit Union--a member-owned financial cooperative--recently marked 50 years of service to Texas Baptist churches and institutions. Ten employees of Baptist Memorial Hospital in San Antonio formed the credit union in 1955, and in 1977, the San Antonio-based credit union merged with the Dallas-based Baptist Employees Credit Union of Texas. Today, it includes more than 7,100 members, serving employees of the Baptist General Convention of Texas, its institutions and associations, and members of churches in Dallas Baptist Association and San Antonio Baptist Association. For more information, call (800) 222-2328.

Baylor students receive book at chapel. Baylor University distributed about 3,000 copies of Understanding God's Will: How to Hack the Equation Without Formulas by Kyle Lake to students attending chapel services recently. Lake died Oct. 30 when he was electrocuted while performing a baptism at University Baptist Church in Waco, where he was pastor seven years. "Kyle Lake did a great job addressing purpose and meaning of life, and I wanted the students to understand what he thought about God's will for our lives," said Byron Weathersbee, interim university chaplain. A group of Baylor alumni who were part of a supper club with Lake helped cover the cost of the book distribution. Relevant Publishing also made "quite a sacrificial gift" to get the books into students' hands, Weathersbee added.

Racial reconciliation workshop slated. Mission Waco will sponsor a Martin Luther King weekend church and community workshop on racial reconciliation Jan. 15-16 at the Meyer Center for Urban Ministries, 1226 Washington in Waco. Featured speakers include George Yancey, sociology professor at the University of North Texas; Glen Kehrein, executive director of Circle Urban Ministries in Chicago; and Alcides Guajardo, president of the Hispanic Baptist Convention of Texas. Admission is free, but reservations are requested. Contact Jimmy_Dorrell@baylor.edu or call (254) 753-4900.

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