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COVID-19 variously impacts Sunday worship across U.S.
Mar16

COVID-19 variously impacts Sunday worship across U.S.

RIDGEFIELD, Wash. (BP)—Since a Washington state school district closed its doors to external groups because of the coronavirus (COVID-19), a thriving Southern Baptist church plant of 100 has no place to worship. Instead, the church will livestream its sermon on Facebook for small groups to view in homes Sunday, March 15. “Losing our gathering place for the foreseeable future is certainly impactful, but the issue is not our...

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Disaster relief groups respond to Tennessee tornadoes
Mar05

Disaster relief groups respond to Tennessee tornadoes

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)—”Zombie land” is how a survivor described the landscape after tornadoes killed at least 24 and devastated communities in middle Tennessee, disaster relief strategist Wes Jones told Baptist Press (BP) Wednesday, March 4. It’s “just bewilderment,” Jones, who handles disaster relief for the Tennessee Baptist Mission Board (TBMB), told BP as he surveyed damage in Putnam County, where 18...

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Tennessee Baptists remain faithful as tornadoes kill at least 22
Mar03

Tennessee Baptists remain faithful as tornadoes kill at least 22

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)—Pastors shared hope and faith in the midst of death and destruction early Tuesday, March 3 just after a series of tornadoes tore through middle Tennessee, killing at least 22 and heavily damaging businesses, homes and at least two Southern Baptist churches. An elderly couple who were longtime members of Mount Juliet, Tenn., First in Wilson County are among the dead, their pastor Phillip Dunn told Baptist Press...

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Super Tuesday may solidify Democratic challenger
Mar03

Super Tuesday may solidify Democratic challenger

WASHINGTON (BP)—Super Tuesday ballots in 14 states and American Samoa could solidify a Democratic challenger for President Donald Trump and shape congressional races in five states. Trump has no strong challenger for the Republican nomination. Amy Klobuchar on Monday, March 2 became the latest Democratic challenger to end her bid, a campaign official announced, saying Klobuchar would instead support former Vice President Joe Biden....

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IMB forms coronavirus task force as global threat rises
Feb29

IMB forms coronavirus task force as global threat rises

RICHMOND, Va. (BP)—As the global coronavirus crisis nears pandemic status, the International Mission Board (IMB) announced Friday, Feb. 28 a coronavirus task force to address implications for IMB personnel and partners, including church volunteer mission teams. “We recognize the concern that coronavirus is causing, and we are grateful for individuals and churches who are praying for IMB personnel and for people around the world...

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Like so many other organizations around the state and country, Oklahoma Baptists are closely monitoring news and information about the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus).Learn More Here.