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Disaster Relief volunteers prepare meals for group of federal employees affected by shutdown
Jan22

Disaster Relief volunteers prepare meals for group of federal employees affected by shutdown

As the federal government’s partial shutdown continues, Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers have stepped up to help one group of federal employees. Beginning Tuesday, Jan. 22, volunteers with Oklahoma Baptist DR will be preparing up to 900 meals a day for federal workers of the Federal Transfer Center, who have been economically impacted during the shutdown. “There are 100 people working per shift and three eight-hour shifts,...

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Training model a success for YEC
Jan22

Training model a success for YEC

DAVIS—The Youth Evangelism Conference (YEC) for Oklahoma Baptists completed its fourth year of meeting at Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center, Jan. 20-21. Not only has YEC changed its location, from meeting at a church or large arena, but its format also has changed, and Brian Baldwin said it has been a successful transition. “We are really picking up traction of how people see the new model of YEC,” said Baldwin who is the student...

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Oklahoma Baptists set to observe Sanctity of Human Life Sunday
Jan17

Oklahoma Baptists set to observe Sanctity of Human Life Sunday

On Sunday, Jan. 20, many churches across the Southern Baptist convention will observe the annual Sanctity of Human Life Sunday (SHLS). Across Oklahoma—from smaller in attendance churches to larger churches—Oklahoma Baptists will take part in the annual emphasis which dates back to 1984, the year in which former President Ronald Reagan instituted Sanctity of Human Life Day on Jan. 22. “In 2017, Oklahoma was one of the only states that...

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Baptist Singing, Symphony groups highlight new Okla. Governor’s prayer service
Jan15

Baptist Singing, Symphony groups highlight new Okla. Governor’s prayer service

MOORE—On Tuesday morning, Jan. 15 at Moore, First, the Singing Churchmen (SCM) of Oklahoma, Singing ChurchWomen (SCW) of Oklahoma and Oklahoma Baptist Symphony (OBS) performed at the prayer service for Oklahoma’s newly inaugurated Governor Kevin Stitt. Among the three music groups, there were an estimated 450 people performing popular songs the groups have sang in the past like “Lion and the Lamb,” “The Majesty...

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Oklahoma slips in pro-life ranking
Jan14

Oklahoma slips in pro-life ranking

The state of Oklahoma used to lead the country as being the “most protective” state for pro-life causes. However, American United for Life (AUL) recently released its annual pro-life poll and has Oklahoma ranked fourth in the country. AUL, known as “America’s first and largest pro-life legal organization,” reported 2018 was a strong year for pro-life engagement and progress. “At no point in the last four decades have we been closer to...

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Christian health: Healthier habits for the new year
Jan13

Christian health: Healthier habits for the new year

The New Year is a great time for fresh starts. Many people attempt this by making New Year’s resolutions. Eating healthier to promote better health and achieve a healthier body weight are two common resolutions people make. But resolutions often fade away quickly, and old eating habits return. This can occur because people try to change too much at one time. Taking one step at a time is an approach that works better for many people....

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