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  • New York man: Coats for City worth the work

    December 28 2016 by Mike Creswell, BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    New York man: Coats for City worth the work

    Does giving away coats in New York really do any good? Absolutely yes, a man told a volunteer team from First Baptist Church in Summerfield. The team was in New York City to take part in the annual Coats for the City project, in which some 5,000 coats were given out.

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  • N.C. Baptists send coats, gospel and love to N.Y.

    December 28 2016 by Mike Creswell, BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    N.C. Baptists send coats, gospel and love to N.Y.

    A woman wept as she showed off the nearly new coat sent by North Carolina Baptists. “It’s beautiful!” she said through tears. It took the promise of a warm coat to draw her into Graffiti 3 Church, a new Baptist church plant in Brownsville, a high-crime, high-poverty neighborhood in eastern Brooklyn.

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  • Multi-language DVDs bridge language gap

    December 28 2016 by BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    Multi-language DVDs bridge language gap

    About 135 Baptist volunteers journeyed from North Carolina to New York to help local Baptists distribute about 5,000 coats collected by N.C. Baptist churches. The coats helped win an audience, but then, how does one talk about Jesus with someone from Bangladesh or some other distant country? Technology helped.

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  • Coats for the City gives gospel witness in NYC

    December 18 2015 by Emily Rojas, BSC communications | with 0 comments
    Coats for the City gives gospel witness in NYC

    On Saturday, Nov. 14, the day after terrorists executed an attack in Paris, North Carolina Baptists partnered with New York Baptists to hand out coats in primarily Muslim communities in New York City. The timing could not have been better for Christians to show their Muslim neighbors an act of love.

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  • ‘Coats for the City’ covers N.Y. with warm witness

    September 8 2015 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor | with 0 comments
    ‘Coats for the City’ covers N.Y. with warm witness

    The Great Commission Partnerships office of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina is partnering once again with the Metro New York Baptist Association to organize an outreach event Nov. 12-15 called Coats for the City. The event’s goal is to distribute 30,000 coats, along with a Bible …

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  • Volunteers spread warmth, gospel in New York

    December 30 2014 by Mike Creswell, BSC Communications | with 1 comments
    Volunteers spread warmth, gospel in New York

    More than 4,000 New Yorkers will be warmer this winter because they’ll be wearing coats provided by North Carolina Baptists through the annual Coats for the City project. Hundreds of N.C. churches collected coats throughout 2014, which were gathered in 12 associational offices and trucked to…

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  • Coats for the City deadline is Oct. 31

    September 10 2014 by BSC Communications | with 0 comments

    The third annual “Coats for the City” is scheduled for Dec. 11-13 in New York City. Coats for the City is an event hosted in partnership between the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina’s Office of Great Commission Partnerships and the Metropolitan New York Baptist Association.

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  • Coats for the City reaching nations for Christ

    April 9 2014 by Mike Creswell, BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    Coats for the City reaching nations for Christ

    The pastor of 1,325-member First Baptist Church in Summerfield, N.C., has felt a special burden for America’s most populous city since his members first sent coats there three years ago. Coats for the City was set up to both get warm coats to needy people, and by having pastors and church planters lead in distribution, provide a way for new churches to meet local residents and share the gospel.

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  • Volunteers share coats, tell of God’s love

    December 20 2013 by Melissa Lilley, BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    Volunteers share coats, tell of God’s love

    Coats for the City was birthed three years ago when Bethlehem Baptist Church in Gastonia began a partnership with House of Worship in Queens and church planter Boto Joseph. More than 5,000 coats were distributed.

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