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  • Camp Cale’s record-setting ‘upside down’ summer

    September 7 2016 by Laura Crowther, BR Editorial Aide | with 1 comments
    Camp Cale’s record-setting ‘upside down’ summer

    Founded in 1961, Cale: Camp and Conference Center’s 100 acres are located in Hertford. The camp attracted the largest number of campers in its history through its 2016 summer camps. “The spiritual impact for the Kingdom of God is tremendous at Cale,” said director Matt Thomas, who is excited for the growth of the camp.

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  • Critics resist Planned Parenthood-prompted bill

    September 7 2016 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Critics resist Planned Parenthood-prompted bill

    The California legislature advanced Planned Parenthood-instigated legislation that further penalizes the efforts of whistleblowers in a move resisted by both pro-life and liberal, civil-liberties advocates. The California Senate approved an amended bill that increases the punishment for a person who distributes a conversation with a health-care worker that he or she secretly recorded.

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  • Baptist weekday educators learn from leaders, each other

    September 7 2016 by Dianna L. Cagle, BR Production Editor | with 0 comments
    Baptist weekday educators learn from leaders, each other

    A conference in Cary provided continuing education units to 20 weekday education directors and 137 staff members from 25 centers across the state. The Baptist State Convention of North Carolina hosted the North Carolina Baptist Church Weekday Education Association summer conference: “Chuga Chuga Choo Choo!” based on Proverbs 22:6.

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  • Study: Abortion increases rate of mental health disorders

    September 7 2016 by Julie Borg, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    Study: Abortion increases rate of mental health disorders

    It may be no surprise to pro-life advocates that a new study published in the peer-reviewed journal SAGE Open Medicine confirms women who have abortions run a significantly increased risk of mental health disorders and substance abuse. The research offers an important boon to pro-life groups.

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  • Hendricks named editor of Baptist Press

    September 6 2016 by Baptist Press staff | with 0 comments
    Hendricks named editor of Baptist Press

    The Executive Committee has named Shawn Hendricks as editor of Baptist Press, effective Sept. 1. Last year, Hendricks began transitioning into his new role when he was named managing editor/director of operations. As editor, Hendricks will continue to direct the daily operations and content of Baptist Press and maintain the administrative duties he began a year ago.

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  • Cooperative Program 4.80% over YTD projection

    September 6 2016 by Baptist Press staff | with 0 comments
    Cooperative Program 4.80% over YTD projection

    Year-to-date contributions to Southern Baptist Convention national and international missions and ministries received by the SBC Executive Committee through 11 months of the current fiscal year are 4.80 percent above the year-to-date SBC Cooperative Program Allocation Budget projection, and are 2.80 percent above contributions received during the same time frame last year.

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  • Disaster Relief volunteer dies while serving in Louisiana

    September 6 2016 by The Alabama Baptist staff | with 0 comments
    Disaster Relief volunteer dies while serving in Louisiana

    Working as part of his church’s disaster relief team, Sonny Ellis died while doing what he did best – serving people. “He was showing the people of Denham Springs, La., an example of what Jesus would do,” said Roy Hill, pastor of First Baptist Church in Satsuma, Ala.

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  • 9/11 memories stick with volunteers 15 years later

    September 6 2016 by Dianna L. Cagle, BR Production Editor | with 0 comments
    9/11 memories stick with volunteers 15 years later

    On Sept. 11, 2001, four terrorist attacks killed almost 3,000 people and injured 6,000 others. Four airplanes were hijacked by terrorists. Two planes crashed into the World Trade Center complex in New York City. Another crashed into the Pentagon. The fourth plane crashed in a Pennsylvania field as passengers fought to overcome the hijackers.

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  • South Roanoke association pursues relevance

    September 6 2016 by Dianna L. Cagle, BR Production Editor | with 0 comments
    South Roanoke association pursues relevance

    South Roanoke Baptist Association keeps pursuing its mission and vision statement. Even though there was a leadership change in 2014, the drive to impact lostness, strengthen churches and be relevant continues. “I’m still learning,” said Scott Setzer, South Roanoke’s associational missionary since November 2014.

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  • One Day event equips churches to make disciples

    September 6 2016 by Emily Rojas, BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    One Day event equips churches to make disciples

    Jesus commands His followers to go and make disciples, and recently many North Carolina Baptists gathered in Statesville to learn how to do just that. At the One Day conference held at Western Avenue Baptist Church, pastors, church staff and lay leaders learned how to make disciples who impact lostness in their daily lives.

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