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WMU leaders rally churches for LMCO

Sarah Alexander, IMB*
November 25 2020

Leaders of the national Woman’s Missionary Union (WMU) are working on a plan to send hand-written appeals to 20,000 Southern Baptist churches to encourage every church to give to the annual Lottie Moon Christmas Offering (LMCO)... read more

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ERLC urges court to block N.Y. pandemic order

Tom Strode, Baptist Press
November 25 2020

The Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) has urged the U.S. Supreme Court to halt enforcement of COVID-19 restrictions in New York state that it says withhold equal treatment from religious groups... read more

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New York leaders face restrictions at every level

Karen Willoughby, Baptist Press
November 25 2020

New York Southern Baptist leaders don’t expect the COVID-19-induced limitations to change much before next spring, if then. George Russ, executive director of the Metro New York Baptist Association, spoke of walking a week ago in a commercial district in Manhattan where a number of stores were boarded up, and later that Thursday being on a train platform in Queens that was virtually empty – at rush hour... read more

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Georgia Baptists offer voluntary early retirement to 50 employees

Diana Chandler, Baptist Press
November 25 2020

The Georgia Baptist Mission Board (GBMB) has offered voluntary early retirement to 50 employees to “right-size” the organization in the midst of dwindling revenue, GBMB Executive Director Thomas Hammond told Baptist Press... read more

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Medical missions leads to church planting

International Mission Board
November 24 2020

Doug Derbyshire goes to many places in Thailand with no Christians and no churches, and it troubles him deeply. But the lack of a gospel witness in Baan Po troubled him the most. Derbyshire is a medical doctor with the International Mission Board (IMB) who serves in Thailand with his wife, Cheryl... read more