Baptist Church

Kentucky Church Gets Flood of Negative Responses After It Removes Members For Not Performing Their 'Duties'

A Kentucky church's letter caused an uproar on social media this week. The letter, posted to Facebook, told some church members they could no longer …

Kentucky

Boys of single moms invited to 'Boys to Men' youth conference

Boys in kindergarten through 12th grade being raised by single mothers or grandmothers are invited to the "Boys to Men" Youth Conference on Saturday, …

Study Skills

GOP Lt. Gov. hopefuls make last-minute pitch to group before runoff

The runoff candidates for lieutenant governor made one of their last appeals to Republican voters Saturday during a forum hosted by a conservative …

Government

An extraordinary tour of civil rights sites

Every American would benefit from touring civil rights sites.

HBCUs

Longtime Columbia First Baptist pastor preaches final sermon Sunday

Thirty-two years after his first sermon at Columbia’s First Baptist Church, Wendell Estep will preach his last as the church’s pastor on …

Bill Clinton

How a church in Philadelphia is using sports to fulfill its mission

About 12 years ago, a Philadelphia church thought athletics could be a form of outreach to young people. They had no idea how successful their effort …

News (U.S.)

Cases of hepatitis on rise in state; vaccine offered for free in county

An outbreak of hepatitis A in northeast Arkansas has almost doubled in size, to 60 cases, in just over a month and resulted in one death, prompting …

Public Health

Written by Man, Spoken by God

In this lab, John Piper reminds us that the Bible is like no other book in the history of the world. Man wrote it, but God spoke it.<p>Some questions to …

Theology

Weather's sneaky killer: Odd facts about lightning

Severe weather is in the forecast today, with winds, rain -- and lightning.<p>Lightning strikes the U.S. about 25 million times a year, according to …

Weather

ITE murder victim was a 'beautiful, gentle and joyful' person: Pastor

SINGAPORE: The 56-year-old victim of a stabbing incident at ITE College Central on Thursday (Jul 19) was a “gentle and joyful” person according to …

Christmas Eve

B.C. Wildfire: State of emergency declared in Peachland

A state of local emergency has been declared in the district of Peachland as a number of wildfires in the area continue to burn out of control.<p>The …

Scott Brown

Mollicone Park is reactivated in Indian Village

Where can kids play in the city? Sometimes, a park is there, but it needs a boost to make it more appealing to visitors. In Indian Village, a community group has taken reactivating a neighborhood park into their own hands, and phase one is well underway.<p>Mollicone Park, on the corner of Burns and …

Baptist Church

Waukegan mentoring program for girls adds another group for boys

Barbara Young still remembers her sixth grade teacher.<p>“I was a very shy little girl,” the Waukegan resident said. “She was able to tap into my gifts and my potential. … She challenged me. That was the best year of life as far as realizing who I was and what I wanted to do.”<p>But the next year, …

Mentoring

23 Of The Most Powerful Photos Of This Week

Jonathan Bachman / Reuters<p>An aerial photo shows the site of a mass shooting at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas, on Nov. 6.<p>Rick …

U.S. Dept. of Defense

Opinion: Berkeley faith leaders speak out against Urban Shield

Dear Mayor Arreguin and Berkeley City Council members,<p>We find ourselves together again, faced with a crucial decision that concerns the safety and …

UC Berkeley

Roswell Tourism Governing Board Gets New Name

The Historic Roswell Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Directors is now known as the Roswell Economic Development and Tourism, Inc.<p>ROSWELL, GA …

Tourism

Ellisville council delays action on proposal to turn church site into commercial projects

<b>ELLISVILLE</b> • The City Council here on Wednesday delayed action on a proposal for commercial development on the former First Baptist Church of …

St. Louis

Saturday's Training Seminar is a Major Leap Forward for Syringe Exchange Advocates in Bexar County

click to enlarge<p>A new training program on Saturday, July 21, will help groups engaged in the decade-long struggle to introduce needle exchanges to …

San Antonio

Keisha Lance Bottoms Just Gave Stacey Abrams A Full-Throated Endorsement

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms endorsed Stacey Abrams on Sunday from the pulpit of Ebenezer Baptist Church, marking some of her strongest public …

Keisha Lance Bottoms

Church news

Chesterton<p><b>St. Patrick Catholic Church:</b> 638 N. Calumet Rd. — Registration is open for the 2018 NWI Catholic Men's Conference hosted by the Diocese of Gary and the Northwest Indiana Catholic Men's Fellowship Groups. Men ages 16 and older are invited to attend the one-day conference from 9 a.m. to 3 …

Jesus

How The Democratic Primary Race For Governor Went From A Wealth Of Ideas To A Commentary On Wealth

To join one elite club as Connecticut’s next governor, Democratic primary foes Ned Lamont and Joe Ganim are distancing themselves from their past …

Democratic Primaries

Burglar's take includes church's peppermint candy supply

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - Surveillance cameras at a local church recently captured images of a burglar, and the victims hope the man can be identified …

Peppermint

'Word Matters' podcast celebrates 50th episode

Copyright (c) 2018 Baptist Press. Reprinted from Baptist Press (www.baptistpress.com), news service of the Southern Baptist Convention.<br>The original …

Google Play Music

Go See Do: Friday, July 20

Ardmore Neighborhood Association Women’s Doubles Tennis: 8-10 a.m. today at the Miller Park tennis courts, 400 Leisure Lane. Strictly for fun and …

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Police: Burglar took van, debit card from Arkansas church

Police are searching for a person who they say burglarized an Arkansas church last week, taking the church’s green van and a debit card.

Debit Cards

Kearny bagpipe band makes history, wins 'All Ireland' championship

When the 73rd annual All Ireland Pipe Band Championships were held in County Wexford, Ireland this month, it was the St. Columcille United Gaelic …

Bagpipes

This old Southern tradition bridges new cultural divides

It can be disorienting at first, if you're not used to hearing it. It's loud, for one. And wild, and raw. It's rarely sweet.<p>Raucous voices spill out …

Birmingham, AL

Jehovah’s Witnesses to host two weekend annual conventions

Jehovah’s Witnesses will hold two weekend annual conventions at the St. Charles Family Arena this month. The first three-day event begins on Friday, …

African-American News

10 Ways To Be A Great Non-Profit Board Member

I believe in public service and giving back to the community. While I was in the business world, serving in an elected office, and now in ministry I …

Leadership

Singer Faith Evans gets married to Stevie J. in Las Vegas, report says

This is the third marriage for the Grammy-winning Evans, who grew up in Newark and used to be married to the Notorious B.I.G. Stevie J. has appeared …

Rap & Hip-Hop