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Falls Creek livestream service shares ‘good news,’ as Jordan gives report on summer camp
Jun25

Falls Creek livestream service shares ‘good news,’ as Jordan gives report on summer camp

DAVIS – The summer youth weeks at Falls Creek Conference Center have seen unexpected events happen near the end of June. A major flood on June 17 forced an early conclusion to the Week 3 (June 15-19) experience, and Week 4 (June 22-26) had to be cancelled in order to recover from flooding results. Thankfully, the safety of all Week 3 camp participants was not in danger, and Falls Creek’s staff members and consultants worked diligently...

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Charleston church massacre sparks prayer & grace
Jun25

Charleston church massacre sparks prayer & grace

CHARLESTON, S.C. (BP) — Southern Baptists are among those praying and uniting after a 21-year-old white supremacist slaughtered nine Christians at a historic black church in Charleston, S.C. Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, which traces its roots to the 1816 founding of a Charleston church affiliated with the Free Africa Society, opened its doors to an interfaith, multiracial crowd of worshippers during June 21...

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Falls Creek to re-open June 29
Jun24

Falls Creek to re-open June 29

Baptist camp near Davis to resume summer camp for Week 5, remaining summer weeks DAVIS, Okla.—Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center will re-open its gates to campers on June 29, for its Week 5 session. Falls Creek, which did not meet on Week 4 (June 22-26) due to infrastructure damage sustained in recent flooding, has restored its facilities operations for the remaining summer weeks. “This is a thrilling day, one that is an answer to...

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Church security: need highlighted by S.C. shooting
Jun24

Church security: need highlighted by S.C. shooting

CHARLESTON, S.C. (BP) — The massacre of nine Christians during a prayer service at Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C., highlights the need for all congregations to implement security measures, a security expert told Baptist Press. “The biggest obstacle for churches is just not believing that [a violent attack] could happen at their churches,” said Jimmy Meeks, a Southern Baptist police officer in Hurst, Texas,...

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Falls Creek to livestream (online-only) service, give camp update
Jun23

Falls Creek to livestream (online-only) service, give camp update

DAVIS, Okla.—Falls Creek Baptist Conference near Davis, Okla., will be broadcasting a live worship service via a livestream channel on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at 7 p.m. “Even though Week 4 of summer camp (June 22-26) was suspended, the spiritual impact of Falls Creek continues. This Wednesday evening livestream service (viewable online only) will include worship through music, preaching from God’s Word, as well as a brief...

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ERLC to open Mideast office, honors embattled florist
Jun23

ERLC to open Mideast office, honors embattled florist

COLUMBUS (BP) — An international religious freedom office in the Mideast will be opened by the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, Russell Moore announced at the SBC annual meeting June 17. Moore, the ERLC’s president, told messengers, “We must contend for religious freedom for our brothers and sisters in Christ and for everyone else wherever they are on the globe.” He...

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