January 18, 2007 Print Edition

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Ministry coordinators hopeful for Miami Super Bowl outreach

MIAMI (FBW)-The promise of free hot dogs and prizes such as a 32-inch plasma television drew 250 people to the NFL Experience block party Jan 13 at Pines Baptist Church in Pembrook Pines. The event also featured members from local churches sporting EvangeCubes and practicing their witnessing techniques.

'06 CP receipts $1 million above budget

JACKSONVILLE (FBC)-Florida Baptists gave $39,443,813 through the Cooperative Program in 2006, nearly a million dollars over budgeted needs.

Bible travels to 4 wars with 5 members of Baptist family

HAUGHTON, La. (BP)-With his return from Iraq in 2003, U.S. Marine Cpl. Jermey Vickers of First Baptist Haughton, La., became the fifth member of his family to carry the same New Testament to war and back.

Point of View

After Sept. 11, 2001, you may recall that many members of the press were going around asking plaintively, "Why do they hate us?" Some journalists seemed to imply that if we could just be a little nicer, a little more "tolerant," the jihadists would opt for a group hug instead of terrorism.

BCF student donates kidney to fellow church member

Graceville (BCF)-As millions around the world swapped gifts at Christmas, Baptist College of Florida Student Government Association President John Phipps gave a friend a priceless and costly treasure-a healthy kidney.

Florida Baptist layman Kurt Browning appointed Secretary of State

TALLAHASSEE (FBW)-Sitting on the floor of an empty townhouse in Tallahassee, his voice echoing off the bare walls as he perused his employment benefits and filled out forms, Kurt Browning, the newly appointed Florida secretary of state, waited for his wife, Karla, to arrive with furniture for their new home.

FBCH breaks ground for new Tallahassee cottage

TALLAHASSEE (FBCH)-Construction is set to get under way soon on a 5,700-square-foot residence that will accommodate up to eight children at a time at Florida Baptist Children's Homes' Tallahassee campus. It will include space for two live-in house-parent families, too.

UNF student seizes challenge to dream big for campus ministry

JACKSONVILLE (FBC)-Blue light washed over the stage, casting the shadows of guitars, a cello and an upright bass onto an anxious audience. The crowd murmured with anticipation as Lucas Snyder stepped out on to the stage to introduce the contemporary Christian group Shane and Shane.

FBC adds 4 churches

JACKSONVILLE (FBC)-According to a report released by the Florida Baptist Conventionís Church Planting Department, Florida Baptists started four new churches in December, 2006. The following is a listing of new churches by association:

Carter, Clinton call for 'A New Baptist Covenant'

ATLANTA (BP)-Former Presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton have proposed the establishment of a broadly inclusive alternative Baptist movement to counter what they called a negative image of Baptists and to address poverty, the environment and global conflicts.

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