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Heyland Scholarship helps those who serve at BVC
Sep13

Heyland Scholarship helps those who serve at BVC

Baptist Village Communities (BVC) is fully committed to providing quality services that enhance lives. One of the best ways we are able to do that is helping Friends Team members grow in their skills. The Josephine Heyland Education Assistance Fund was created to provide financial assistance to qualified BVC team members who want to further their education or training. The scholarship is named for Josephine Heyland, the aunt of Joyce...

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Praying for the Patch, Oilfield Prayer Breakfast Oct. 13
Sep12

Praying for the Patch, Oilfield Prayer Breakfast Oct. 13

The final in a series of five “Praying for the Patch” events will coincide with the 6th Annual Oilfield Prayer Breakfast at 6:30 a.m., Oct. 13 at the Tower Hotel (Formerly the Marriott Hotel), 3233 Northwest Expressway in Oklahoma City. Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) oilpatch chaplain Tom Beddow conceived the idea of Praying for the Patch, which is “a biblically-based plan to meet the spiritual needs of both the...

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Mosque lawsuit brings concern, clarity on religious liberty
Jun30

Mosque lawsuit brings concern, clarity on religious liberty

BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, N.J. (BP) — The proposed construction of a mosque in New Jersey has prompted discussion among Southern Baptists of the proper way to protect Muslims’ religious liberty. Today (June 9) a trio of Southern Baptist professors — Jason Due read more

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Two pro-life bills advance at Oklahoma State Capitol
May19

Two pro-life bills advance at Oklahoma State Capitol

Today at the Oklahoma State Capitol, lawmakers voted to approve two leading pieces of pro-life legislation. The Oklahoma State House of Representatives voted 69-15 to approve House Bill 2797, the Humanity of the Unborn Child Act, which would establish a public education effort in high schools to educate students about the humanity and development of a pre-born child. The bill now advances to the Oklahoma State Senate, which today...

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Baptist disaster relief serving storm victims in Boswell, Glencoe & Sulphur areas
May11

Baptist disaster relief serving storm victims in Boswell, Glencoe & Sulphur areas

Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) disaster relief (DR) chain saw crews are working today in the Boswell, Glencoe and Sulphur areas after deadly tornadoes caused massive damage in those areas Monday evening. In addition to helping to clear debris left behind by the storms, trained chaplains are accompanying the teams, ready to offer counseling to families as needed. State DR Training Coordinator Dave Karr of Norman said the...

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Baptist Relief springs into action after tornadoes

Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) Disaster Relief assessors are working today along the tracks of the tornadoes which swept across portions of the state yesterday to see where relief volunteers may provide assistance to those affected by the storms. BGCO disaster relief director Sam Porter said, “I think we may activate some chain saw teams across the areas impacted. We may need to have some debris clearing teams as well....

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