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Tanks filled, decisions celebrated on Baptism Sunday

Scott Barkley, Baptist Press
September 15 2021

For Michael Bowen, Baptism Sunday, Sept.12, was about a celebration of those publicly proclaiming their faith in Christ. The baptisms hit close to home because they were the culmination of three years of dialogue and building relationships... read more

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Baptist Children’s Homes breaks ground for three new foster care homes

Blake Ragsdale, BCH Communications
September 14 2021

Almost 300 staff members and trustees of the Baptist Children’s Homes of North Carolina (BCH), Cleveland County dignitaries, supporters and friends came together on Sept. 11 for the groundbreaking of three new homes near Shelby, N... read more

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‘Here is water’ guides Biltmore Church in innovative baptisms

Diana Chandler, Baptist Press
September 13 2021

Creeks, waterfalls, rivers, ponds, swimming pools, bathtubs. If there’s a mass of water and a baptismal candidate, the Asheville, N.C.-area Biltmore Church seizes the moment. “This is kind of getting back to Acts here... read more

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Help and Hope: ‘Humanity at its finest’

Biblical Recorder Staff
September 10 2021

Photos by K Brown and Seth Brown The remnants of Tropical Storm Fred dumped unexpected levels of rain on Western North Carolina last month, pushing the Pigeon River beyond its banks in Haywood County and causing devastation to homes in its path... read more

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N.C. Baptist ministers’ wives refocus ministry rhythms

Biblical Recorder Staff
September 10 2021

Ministers’ wives from across the state gathered this summer at Caraway Conference Center in Sophia, N.C., for their 59th annual retreat.  This year’s speaker was Linda Branch Pitman, who spoke on the theme, “What’s Your Rhythm?” Pitman explored the stories of the two thieves on the cross, Mary Magdalene and Jesus, and the rhythms that formed their decisions... read more