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Two new endowed scholarships were dedicated recently at area churches with the goal of providing for the education of students. The Don and Holly Guthrie Endowed Scholarship was dedicated at First Baptist Church in San Antonio, honoring its pastor and wife, and the Clara Gladden Endowed Scholarship was dedicated recently at First Baptist Church in Dimmitt. Full Story »

WASHINGTON, D.C. – American religion is remarkably stable and quite surprising in its diverse beliefs, practices and realities, according to the latest findings from the Baylor Religion Survey, one of the most extensive surveys ever conducted on American religious attitudes. Full Story »

More than a month after Hurricane Ike came onto the Texas shore as a Category 2 storm, hundreds of Galveston residents still are searching for a place to call home. Full Story »

The Baptist General Convention of Texas has appointed Frank Palos stewardship specialist  to lead its stewardship ministry efforts. Full Story »

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is moving 5,000 mobile homes into Southeast Texas to provide housing for people affected by Hurricane Ike, and Texas Baptists have an opportunity to provide assistance to these people in their time of need. Full Story »

DALLAS – The Baptist General Convention of Texas has named Daniel Rangel director of the organization’s border/Mexico mission work. Full Story »

I hope you are making plans to attend the Baptist General Convention of Texas annual meeting November 9-11 in Ft. Worth. I would like to invite you to a dinner on Sunday, November 9 sponsored by the Substance Abuse Ministry of the Christian Life Commission. At the dinner we will be discussing the current addiction trends in Texas and resources for churches.

Dinner Details
When: Sunday, Nov 9 at 6:30 pm
Where: Room 121 F, Tarrant County Convention Center, (Map)
Menu: Barbeque Buffet
Cost: $10
Program:
Melinda Austin
National Outreach Manager,
Hazelden Treatment Center,
Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Morgan Malone
Pastor, FBC Bonham

To sign up for the dinner, call Alicia Enriquez at the BGCT at 214-828-5190 or email her at alicia.enriquez@bgct.org

Sincerely,

Carrie Beaird, LPC, LCDC
Substance Abuse Consultant
Christian Life Commission