December 6, 2007 Print Edition

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Special needs community can serve and be served

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (LWCR)—Walt Micksch has cerebral palsy.

Lottie Moon Christmas Offering

KRASNODAR, Russia (BP)—Not everyone in Krasnodar, Russia, celebrated last September's return of Catherine the Great to this Northern Caucasus city.

Townhall meeting at FBC Orlando urges political participation

ORLANDO (FBW)—With an election year just around the corner, David Zanotti urged a crowd gathered for a 90-minute townhall meeting Nov. 29 at First Baptist Church in Orlando to get involved in the political goings-on in America.

Point of View

Gordon Fort, vice president for overseas operations of the International Mission Board, presented to WMU the following original handwritten letter on June 10, 2007. It was penned by Lottie Moon Jan. 9, 1889, during a very cold winter in P'ingtu, China:

My dear Miss Armstrong,

Point of View

Editor's note: The Nov. 15 issue carried a column by Bob Burney, "A shocking confession from Willow Creek Community Church leaders," re-printed by Baptist Press from TownHall.com responding to a new study from the Willow Creek Association. After receiving a letter to the editor referencing a statement issued by Willow Creek responding to Burney's and other accounts on the study, the Witness sought permission to publish the statement. In the interest of justice and in the spirit of Christian charity we publish the statement here.

Point of View

On the eve of the new millennium, the prestigious Economist magazine published what amounted to an obituary for belief in God.

New set of theological classes offered for Spring

JACKSONVILLE (FBC)—With the recent accreditation of the Orlando Regional Hub, Florida Baptist vocational ministers and lay leaders now have a growing network of theological classes available beginning in January for the Spring semester.

Churches' giving for Haiti relief exceeds expectations

JACKSONVILLE (FBC)—Touched by the plight of the Haitian people coping in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Noel, Florida Baptists have opened their hearts and pocketbooks to provide food for Haiti's starving masses.

First Baptist Church of Naples expands ministry and facilities

NAPLES (FBW)—Staff, members, friends and neighbors gathered Nov. 11 to witness the ceremonial ribbon cutting of the First Baptist Church of Naples new building additions.

VBS curriculum expands to children with special needs

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Beginning in 2008, LifeWay's Vacation Bible School materials will feature resources customized for children with special needs.

Ministry to caregivers can focus on what Jesus would do

RIDGECREST, N.C. (BP)—Carmen Leal spent 12 years watching her husband die.