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  • CP unites beyond finances, church planter says

    January 2 2018 by Erin Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    CP unites beyond finances, church planter says

    Though the Cooperative Program unites Southern Baptist churches in giving money for missions, it also helps believers acknowledge they need each other in the daunting task of reaching the nations for Christ, a church planter with an international background said.

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  • New HHS abortion/contraception mandate rules blocked

    December 19 2017 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    New HHS abortion/contraception mandate rules blocked

    A crucial win for objectors to the Obama-era abortion/contraception mandate is now on hold. In a Dec. 15 ruling, a federal court in Philadelphia blocked enforcement of the Trump administration’s new rules that exempt from the controversial requirement those employers that object based on their religious beliefs or moral convictions.

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  • School district learns a free speech lesson

    August 11 2017 by Bonnie Pritchett, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    School district learns a free speech lesson

    What began as a demonstration against abortion in front of a Pennsylvania high school became a lesson in constitutionally protected free speech. A Holocaust symposium offered an opportune venue for siblings Lauren and Conner Haines to share their views on another holocaust – the millions of lives lost to abortion. ...

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  • Student sues school over girl in boys’ locker room

    March 27 2017 by Bonnie Pritchett, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    Student sues school over girl in boys’ locker room

    A high school junior is suing his Boyertown, Pa., school district after administrators told him he could either “tolerate” having a biological female share his locker room or withdraw and be homeschooled. The lawsuit calls on the district to rescind its secretly implemented policy granting transgender students access to the private facilities of their choice.

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  • Whitworth elected Pennsylvania/South Jersey executive

    January 6 2017 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Whitworth elected Pennsylvania/South Jersey executive

    Barry Whitworth, a longtime church planter and state convention staff member, has been elected executive director of the Baptist Convention of Pennsylvania/South Jersey by a unanimous vote of the convention’s Executive Committee. Whitworth succeeds David Waltz, who retired after 23 years of leading the two-state convention.

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  • ‘What we do for God’ most important, pastor says

    January 5 2017 by Karen L. Willoughby, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ‘What we do for God’ most important, pastor says

    The missions vision of East Shore Baptist Church radiates outward from Harrisburg, Pa., with sights set as far as Central Europe’s Czech Republic for 2017. The church where about 175 people worship Sunday mornings allocates nearly 22 percent of its undesignated offerings to missions, including 14 percent for the Southern Baptist Cooperative Program.

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  • Pennsylvania/South Jersey marks 45 years, staff retirements

    November 24 2015 by Brodie Smith, West Chester University | with 0 comments
    Pennsylvania/South Jersey marks 45 years, staff retirements

    Pennsylvania/South Jersey Baptists marked at their annual meeting 45 years of service and the retirement of several long-term employees, including Executive Director-Treasurer David Waltz. The 330 messengers and guests were the largest number of attendees at a Baptist Resource Network of Pennsylvania/South Jersey annual meeting in eight years.

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  • Penn State sees Baptist chaplain’s resolve

    August 20 2012 by Lonnie Wilkey, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Penn State sees Baptist chaplain’s resolve

    Johnny Pons has experienced God’s sense of humor. Pons grew up around Southeastern Conference football, pulling for Vanderbilt and Alabama, having been reared in Hendersonville, Tenn., and its First Baptist Church.

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