Thursday
Nov292012

Students equipped to live on mission

SHERWOOD – Intentionally influencing others with the gospel was the purpose as more than 70 Baptist collegiate students and leaders gathered together at the BeOne Discovery Weekend, Nov. 9-10 at Baring Cross Baptist Church, Sherwood. 

“BeOne fits in with our purpose statement,” said Lynn Loyd, campus minister of the Baptist Collegiate Ministry (BCM) at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and missions consultant for the Arkansas Baptist State Convention (ABSC). 

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Thursday
Nov292012

Friends and family honor H.D. and Shirley McCarty

ROGERS – Former members of University Baptist Church, Fayetteville, held a Toast and Roast the Rabbi banquet Nov. 2 for H.D. McCarty and his wife, Shirley. The banquet was held in honor of the couple’s 55th anniversary, as well as McCarty’s 80th birthday and his many years of ministry. 

McCarty has been in the ministry in Arkansas for about 48 years, including 39 years as pastor of University Baptist Church. McCarty said he saw more than “20,000 students come through the church,” more than 300 of whom have gone into vocational Christian ministry. 

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Thursday
Nov152012

Messengers focus ‘NOW’ at annual meeting

CABOT – Messengers to the 159th Arkansas Baptist State Convention (ABSC) Annual Meeting Oct. 30-31 approved a 2013 Cooperative Program (CP) budget of $22 million, elected officers and passed several resolutions.

NOW was theme of the meeting, which was held at First Baptist Church, Cabot, where convention president Greg Addison serves as pastor. Addison was elected to a second term at the meeting.

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Thursday
Nov152012

Cooperative Program recognitions and report

CABOT – With more than 30 percent of its budget dedicated to the Cooperative Program last year, First Baptist Church, Sparkman, is the top church in Arkansas in overall percentage giving. The church was recognized along with other top givers during the Cooperative Program Breakfast held at First Baptist Church, Cabot, during the 2012 Arkansas Baptist State Convention (ABSC) Annual Meeting Oct. 31.

The church also was recognized for per capita ($1,350 per person) given to the Cooperative Program.

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Sunday
Nov112012

Red Cross praises the partnership between the organization and Southern Baptists


The American Red Cross and Southern Baptist Convention are working together on an extensive operation to make sure people in New York and New Jersey have food to eat after Superstorm Sandy knocked out power and devastated neighborhoods.