September 6, 2007 Print Edition

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Wonders and signs in a world of silence at First Baptist Brandon

BRANDON (FBC)—Gales of laughter and shouts of enthusiasm fill the air as a group of jovial youngsters exit the Hillsborough County school bus at Brandon's First Baptist Church.

VBS important 'no matter what church you are in'

JACKSONVILLE (FBW)—Florida churches, large and small, influenced thousands of children this summer through Vacation Bible School. Game Day Central, LifeWay's 2007 curriculum, turned classrooms into locker rooms and launched biblical hero searches.

Southern Baptists to focus on personal soul-winning Oct. 7

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP)—"The Harvest ... His Plan, Our Passion" is the theme for this year's "soul-winning commitment day" scheduled for Sun., Oct. 7, throughout the Southern Baptist Convention.

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On the third floor of the World Trade Center in downtown New Orleans, more than 16,000 Southern Baptists have gathered for meals, devotions and fellowship during the last 17 months. Each has left their mark on the city in so many ways.

Point of View

For the past few years, I've been telling BreakPoint readers about our culture's undeclared war on people with Down syndrome. Earlier this year, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommended that all pregnant women, regardless of age, undergo amniocentesis. Obviously that's to put them under increasing pressure to abort the child if a genetic defect is detected.

Six new churches join Convention in July

JACKSONVILLE (FBC)—According to a report released by the Florida Baptist Convention's Church Planting Department, Florida Baptists started six new churches in July. The following is a listing of new churches by association.

Zealous teens use abilities to minister through missions

JACKSONVILLE (FBC)—Four high school teens who have demonstrated a commitment to minister with "helpful hands and a willing heart," have been selected to represent Florida as "Acteens state advisory panelists" for 2007-08.

Tallahassee congregation launches new church, new buildings on the same day

TALLAHASSEE (FBW)—Thomasville Road Baptist Church in Tallahassee Aug. 19 launched a new church across town, Fellowship of the Hills. Just over an hour later the church broke ground on two new buildings totaling $7.4 million at their own campus.

Tallahassee company treats Florida Baptist Children's Homes residents to shopping spree

TALLAHASSEE (FBW)—A Tallahassee business treated residents of the local Florida Baptist Children Home to a shopping spree at Beall's Department Store Aug. 11.

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