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  • Women invited to ‘embrace’ NYC

    March 20 2018 by BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    Women invited to ‘embrace’ NYC

    Stephen Trainer serves with Graffiti Church and Community Ministries in the Coney Island community in Brooklyn, N.Y. Trainer serves as lead pastor of Graffiti Church Coney Island and executive director of Graffiti Ministries’ Learning Center. Graffiti is a ministry partner of the Embrace Women’s Evangelism and Discipleship Ministry of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina.

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  • Meeting needs first in New York City

    February 20 2018 by North American Mission Board | with 0 comments
    Meeting needs first in New York City

    Once an abandoned storefront tagged with spray paint, the building that originally housed Graffiti Church has become a symbol of hope on New York’s Lower East Side. Send Relief missionaries Taylor Field and his wife, Susan, strategically positioned the church plant in 1986 amid crack houses and a large homeless population.

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  • Coats open doors for Jesus in New York

    January 9 2018 by Mike Creswell, BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    Coats open doors for Jesus in New York

    At a storefront church in the Woodside, Queens, area of New York City, the Hispanic girl did not say a word. But she beamed a bright “thank you” smile as Megan Knight wrapped a bright new scarf around her. That smile was likely one of the best souvenirs Megan took back to Dublin, N.C., from the Big Apple.

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  • N.Y. terror attack opens gospel doors, pastors say

    November 2 2017 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    N.Y. terror attack opens gospel doors, pastors say

    Hours after an alleged Islamic terrorist killed eight and injured 12 by driving onto a busy pedestrian and biking path in Lower Manhattan Oct. 31, two strangers approached pastor Sterling Edwards as he roasted hotdogs for a Halloween outreach to his Brooklyn church community.

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  • NY’s highest court rules against physician-assisted suicide

    September 12 2017 by Emily Belz, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    NY’s highest court rules against physician-assisted suicide

    The New York State Court of Appeals, the state’s highest court, unanimously refused to legalize assisted suicide, a huge moment in the state’s fight over the practice. Assisted suicide is the practice where a doctor prescribes lethal drugs that a patient then self-administers at a time of his or her choosing.

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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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  • Blake Comer: Planting in Brooklyn

    December 28 2016 by Mike Creswell, BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    Blake Comer: Planting in Brooklyn

    Blake Comer walks down Manhattan Avenue in New York City and seems perfectly at home. He points out the Polish baker, the Polish grocery and the signs with Polish names. He steps into his favorite doughnut shop where the staff welcome him as a regular.

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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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  • ‘The Lord grabbed my heart for the city’

    November 1 2016 by Mike Creswell, BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    ‘The Lord grabbed my heart for the city’

    Kevin Cabe grew up in Canton, a town west of Asheville ringed by mountains that lead one to look up. Now he’s right in the middle of Manhattan ringed by skyscrapers that also lead one to look up. Cabe is helping hundreds of Baptist volunteers come to the Big Apple to help plant new churches.

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  • N.Y. Baptists affirm marriage & gender, increase CP

    October 19 2016 by Baptist Press staff | with 0 comments
    N.Y. Baptists affirm marriage & gender, increase CP

    Messengers to the Baptist Convention of New York increased giving to Southern Baptist Convention missions and ministries for the second year in a row and discussed proposals to affirm the biblical definitions of marriage and gender in the convention’s constitution. Messengers also heard an address from Todd Starnes of Fox News during their sessions.

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  • N.C. coats help people in New York find Christ

    October 4 2016 by Mike Creswell, BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    N.C. coats help people in New York find Christ

    Last December, a 58-year-old man was baptized in New York City. Any baptism is cause for celebration, but this Bangladeshi man had been Muslim until he recently came to faith in Jesus Christ late last year. It was a quiet baptism, performed in a bathtub.

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  • New York attorney general green-lights late-term abortions

    September 12 2016 by Emily Belz, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    New York attorney general green-lights late-term abortions

    New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, a Democrat, issued a legal notice to the state comptroller on Sept. 8 saying that abortions after 24 weeks are legal in the state. Schneiderman argued that the “health” exception in judicial precedent allows abortion at any time in a pregnancy.

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  • Bobby & Mickey: A life-changing friendship

    August 2 2016 by Rudy Gray, Baptist Courier | with 0 comments
    Bobby & Mickey: A life-changing friendship

    One of Bobby Richardson’s good friends during his playing days with the New York Yankees was the legendary Mickey Mantle. During the years when Mantle and Richardson played, the Yankees were loaded with talent. It was the golden age of baseball, and the Yankees dominated. Larry King once said, “Mickey Mantle is baseball.”

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  • Christian faith marks Yankee great’s career, home life

    August 2 2016 by Rudy Gray, Baptist Courier | with 0 comments
    Christian faith marks Yankee great’s career, home life

    Bobby Richardson played baseball for the New York Yankees during the golden years of the dynasty. He retired from baseball and became the first full-time baseball coach at the University of South Carolina. The key to his outstanding career, his marriage of 60 years and his witness for Christ has been his Christian faith.

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