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Mission:Dignity gifts matched up to $400K on Giving Tuesday

Roy Hayhurst, GuideStone
November 30 2020

Gifts to Mission:Dignity will be matched for those giving during the annual Giving Tuesday emphasis Dec. 1. The first $400,000 raised on Giving Tuesday, which falls the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving each year, will be matched thanks to the generosity of donors... read more

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NAMB webinar helps collegiate leaders create ‘sending culture’

Brandon Elrod, NAMB
November 30 2020

Paul Worcester, national director of collegiate evangelism with the North American Mission Board (NAMB), hosted a webinar called “Creating a Sending Culture in your Collegiate Ministry” Nov. 18. Nearly 500 collegiate leaders registered to participate... read more

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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