North Carolina

Labor Day no holiday for Baptist volunteers

September 7 2011 by Mickey Noah, Baptist Press

ALPHARETTA, Ga. – Labor Day was no picnic or holiday for dozens of Southern Baptist Disaster Relief (SBDR) volunteers and leaders involved in responses to flooding along the East Coast and in North Dakota and to raging wildfires across Texas. And these SBDR responses to floods and fires were afoot even before Tropical Storm Lee dumped up to a foot of rain along the Gulf Coast areas of Louisiana and Mississippi and then moved northeast where it spawned tornadoes in Alabama and Georgia – damaging dozens of homes and causing flash floods in the Atlanta metro area.

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NCBM serves meals to Williamston area victims

September 2 2011 by Mike Creswell, BSC Communications

North Carolina Baptist Men (NCBM) distributed more than 12,000 meals a day from their Manna One food preparation unit in Williamston the week following the landfall of Hurricane Irene. These efforts are part of a wider response helping people across coastal North Carolina in their recovery.

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9/11 fueled New York’s rise in church planting

September 2 2011 by Tobin Perry, Baptist Press

NEW YORK — At 8:45 a. m. on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, Tom Fortner sat down for a quick breakfast. Only five miles from where Fortner blessed his meal, a Boeing 767 commercial airliner navigated by terrorists slammed into the North Tower of the World Trade Center.

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Pastor: Don’t be ‘too good’ to reach out

September 2 2011 by Polly House, Baptist Press

RIDGECREST — “When Sinners Show Up” — the title of a Sunday School lesson — sparked the preaching of T. Vaughn Walker during the Black Church Leadership and Family Conference (better known as Black Church Week) with nearly 1,000 in attendance at LifeWay Ridgecrest Conference Center.

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9/11 took disaster relief to new level

September 1 2011 by Joe Conway, Baptist Press

Imagine India’s Yamuna River without the Taj Mahal, or Paris without the Eiffel Tower. The loss of the World Trade Center’s twin towers left a similarly unimaginable hole in the American landscape and psyche. Sept. 11, 2001’s terrorist assaults on the United States changed more than the lower Manhattan skyline.

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Feeding/recovery underway in New Bern

August 31 2011 by Melissa Lilley, BSC Communications

NEW BERN — When Steve Wynn serves behind the food assembly line he meets hurting people, yet he finds that being out in the community surveying damage to homes is even more overwhelming. That’s when he really gets to sit down and talk with victims of natural disasters.

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Garner father, son take ‘Courageous’ roles

August 31 2011 by Dianna L. Cagle, BR Assistant Managing Editor

When Rusty Martin Jr. was born, his parents, Rusty Sr. and Kim, were awestruck by the miracle God had given them. Since doctors had told them having a child was unlikely they said they have treasured their son during his 16 years on earth. “We’ve just been very blessed to raise him,” Rusty Sr.

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N.C. Baptists respond to wind, floods from Irene

August 29 2011 by BSC Communications

North Carolina Baptist Men (NCBM) staff and volunteers were already mapping out a plan of action less than 24 hours after Hurricane Irene came ashore North Carolina’s coast. The Category 1 storm pounded the state’s coast with rain and wind most of the day Saturday, leaving thousands of North Carolinians still without power.

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Messengers to receive cards by September’s end

August 29 2011 by BSC Communications

North Carolina Baptists from across the state will gather in Greensboro Nov. 7-8 for the 181st annual meeting of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina (BSC). The meeting will be held at the Koury Convention Center. Messengers to the annual meeting should receive messenger cards by the end of September.

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NC Baptist Men ready to respond

August 26 2011 by BSC Communications

Efforts are underway to ready North Carolina Baptists to respond to the aftermath of Hurricane Irene, expected to hit North Carolina’s coast Saturday. All NC Baptist Men (NCBM) volunteers and equipment are on alert, and all units such as feeding, recovery, showers, laundry and chaplaincy are prepared to head east.

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