Special need met Blairsville ministry getting the handicapped outdoors By Scott Barkley, Production Editor Published January 26, 2012
Harmony Grove Baptist Church, Blairsville Associate Pastor Jeff Deaver has had a love affair with the woods since he was six years old. It started with hunting squirrel and rabbits before moving up to deer, turkey and larger game as he grew up.
First Baptist Church of Statesboro, constituted on Sept. 3, 1882, continues to be a dynamic church after 129 years of ministry in Bulloch County. In fact, under the leadership of Pastor John Waters the church recently moved into a sparkling new $11 million worship center. The dedication service for the new building was on Sunday, Nov. 6.
Each January the Conference of Georgia Baptist Evangelists (COGBE) has a retreat designed for mutual encouragement and spiritual enrichment. These retreats are generally characterized by good fellowship, an obvious passion for spiritual revival, and reaching the lost with the Gospel of Christ. The recent meeting Jan. 6-7 was no exception.
Even while Georgia's unemployment rate remains one of the highest in the nation, the Georgia Baptist Convention remains committed to forwarding its Cooperative Program gifts to the SBC Executive Committee in Nashville as quickly as it has traditionally done.
A hush falls across the room when the odd-looking Americans arrive. The Japanese discreetly check out the bright, red hair. They whisper about the oversized clothes in primary colors. They touch their own noses, mentally comparing to the round red ones of their visitors.
Baptists are all too familiar with church divisions and splits. There is a story that has been bantered around for years about some rural church known as Harmony Baptist Church having an altercation resulting in Harmony #1 and Harmony #2. The story is probably based on fact and would be laughable, if not likely tragically true.
If you attempted to look up information on Google, find help with your homework on Wikipedia, or get an idea for dinner on Pinterest Jan. 18 you saw part of what was probably the most effective online-specific protest in the relatively young history of the Internet.
The football season is over, except for the Super Bowl. Since most of the teams I cheer for had lackluster seasons or unfortunate bowl performances, I am glad the season is history and look forward to next season's edition of both college and professional football.
It all started when I mentioned that one of our parishioners, John, stopped attending because his left-leaning politics made him feel out of place at coffee hour, where he felt like he was at a Rush Limbaugh convention.
The Open Door By J. Robert White, Executive Director GBC Published January 26, 2012
Michael Foust wrote an article that was published in Baptist Press, January 13, 2012 titled, "Tebow's 316 yards lead to Internet salvations." When I first became aware of Tim Tebow, he was quarterbacking the Florida Gators. I was thankful for a talented young man who loved Jesus and wanted to be a witness for his Lord.