A Call to Fellowship—Rev. Wendy Joyner Peacock helps congregation ‘make beautiful music’ in Southwest Georgia
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A Call to Fellowship—Rev. Wendy Joyner Peacock helps congregation ‘make beautiful music’ in Southwest Georgia

By Liz Andrasi Deere This year, Wendy Joyner Peacock is celebrating her 24th anniversary as pastor of Fellowship Baptist Church in Americus, Ga. Wendy likens her role as pastor to that of a symphony director. She describes it as, “helping the congregation to make beautiful music…valuing the gifts that each part of the symphony has … Continue reading

CBF’s Kutana Kenya offers new perspectives and environmental eye-openings
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CBF’s Kutana Kenya offers new perspectives and environmental eye-openings

By Blake Tommey What in the world do missions and the environment have to do with each other? “More than you might think,” said Sam Harrell, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship’s associate coordinator of Global Missions. In fact, for the past three years, Harrell who founded Kenya-based community development organization, Africa Exchange, together with his wife Melody, … Continue reading

Moving toward repair and reconciliation after 400th anniversary of black enslavement
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Moving toward repair and reconciliation after 400th anniversary of black enslavement

By Paul Baxley For three years, the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship has participated in a powerful journey alongside two historically black denominations and a historically black college in the lead-up to the 400th anniversary of black enslavement in the United States. The culmination of that three-year journey came Tuesday when Kasey Jones, CBF associate coordinator of … Continue reading

Confession and repentance on the 400th anniversary of slavery in America
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Confession and repentance on the 400th anniversary of slavery in America

By Paul Baxley Tomorrow I will be present with religious and community leaders at a worship service at St. Stephen Church in Louisville, Kentucky. The service will include readings and prayers as we mark the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first enslaved Africans in what is now the United States. In the service, … Continue reading

What the 400th anniversary of slavery in America requires of us
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What the 400th anniversary of slavery in America requires of us

By Paul Baxley Tuesday, August 20, will mark the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first enslaved persons in what was to become the United States of America. In 1619, about 20 Africans arrived on the Virginia coast at the end of a grueling, dehumanizing trans-Atlantic voyage. Unlike so many before and after who … Continue reading

Downpour floods four Rio Grande Valley churches
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Downpour floods four Rio Grande Valley churches

By Marv Knox A trio of Cooperative Baptist Fellowship organizations are teaming up to help four churches whose properties received damage in flash floods in late June. Parts of the Rio Grande Valley of Texas flooded when 15 inches of rain fell in 4 hours. Several churches that collaborate with Jorge Zapata, associate coordinator of … Continue reading

You can minister to immigrant refugees on the U.S.-Mexico border
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You can minister to immigrant refugees on the U.S.-Mexico border

By Marv Knox Mission opportunities are available for volunteers who want to minister to asylum seekers clustered on both sides of the Mexico-U.S. border, reported Jorge Zapata, director of Fellowship Southwest’s Immigrant Relief Ministry. Every contact with an immigrant refugee is a gospel encounter, he added. Up and down the border, small churches are providing … Continue reading