North Carolina

Ruby Fulbright to retire from WMU-NC

August 19 2011 by WMU-NC staff

Ruby Fulbright, executive director/treasurer of Woman’s Missionary Union of North Carolina (WMU-NC) since May 1, 2002, will retire at the end of this year. Fulbright, who led WMU-NC to make a dramatic change in relationship with the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina and to re-establish itself as a completely autonomous body, announced her retirement to her executive board August 18 at a special called meeting.

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N.C. chaplain creates Bible board games

August 16 2011 by Laura Moore, BR Editorial Aide

Embarking on an Old Testament adventure has never been easier than playing one of Doug Baltzegar’s board games. Retired corporate chaplain Doug Baltzegar is the mastermind behind three Bible story based games geared towards children. The board games focus on the Old Testament stories of Joseph, rebuilding the Jerusalem wall in Nehemiah, and the Exodus out of Egypt.

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Sept. 10 deadline to submit resolutions

August 16 2011 by BSC Communications

The Baptist State Convention of North Carolina (BSC) Memorials and Resolutions Committee is now receiving resolutions for consideration. North Carolina Baptists have until September 10 to submit resolutions. Resolutions approved by the Committee will be presented to messengers attending the annual meeting in November (Nov.

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Al Gilbert leaves Calvary for NAMB post

August 12 2011 by From staff and wire reports

Al Gilbert announced today that he is leaving Calvary Baptist Church in Winston-Salem, which he has led as senior pastor since 2002. “Calvary is a special place and it has been a great honor to serve God with you,” Gilbert said in a letter to church members.

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Arlington church goes deep in Muslim community

August 9 2011 by IMB staff

ARLINGTON, Texas — Jason Thibeaux said he wasn’t really afraid of Muslims. But he definitely didn’t love them, either. “I was indifferent to Muslims, and that broke my heart,” he said. “That was almost the worst scenario — that I would treat them as though they weren't even there.

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Crews tackle once-flooded Minot

August 8 2011 by Mickey Noah, Baptist Press

MINOT, N. D. — Twenty state Southern Baptist Disaster Relief teams are now deployed in Minot, N. D. , or en route — eager to assist the thousands of flood victims in this north central North Dakota city of 41,000. Soon after the sirens blared on June 22 — the signal for residents in nine city zones to evacuate their homes due to the quickly rising Souris River, which snakes through a valley running through Minot — floodwaters engulfed the land along the river’s edge.

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Army agrees to host N.C. concert for atheists

August 8 2011 by Kimberly Winston, Religion News Service

A group of military atheists have won the backing of U. S. Army officials to hold a “Rock Beyond Belief” concert for nonbelievers at North Carolina’s Fort Bragg next year. The victory came after several church-state separation watchdog groups complained last month to the Secretary of the Army that a Christian-themed concert held at the fort last September gave “selective benefits” to religious groups.

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Woman’s Right to Know veto is overrided

August 5 2011 by BR staff

The North Carolina Senate and House voted to override Governor Bev Perdue’s veto of a bill requiring a 24-hour waiting period for women considering abortions. The Woman’s Right to Know Act, which now becomes law, was vetoed by Gov. Perdue more than a month ago.

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Edenton minister arrested

August 4 2011 by BR staff

An Edenton minister has been relieved “of all responsibilities in any official capacity” until further notice. A statement from Rocky Hock Baptist Church in Edenton said that Jonathan Winfield Rose, 35, formerly a music and children’s minister at the church, had been relieved of his duties July 25 after contact with the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office.

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Association withdraws fellowship from church

August 3 2011 by BR staff

Surry Baptist Association (SBA) messengers voted July 25 to remove fellowship from Flat Rock Baptist Church in Mount Airy. The church recently named its new pastor, Bailey Edwards Nelson, a female. She began duties July 10 at the church. A three-page addendum to the August newsletter explaining events said the SBA Membership Committee invited Flat Rock’s leadership to discuss the situation.

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