The American Baptist Women's Great Rivers Region Fall Festival will be hosted Saturday, Oct. 28, at Ottawa's First Baptist Church, 103 W. McKinley Road. The meeting is scheduled from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. International missionaries Richard and Anita Gutierrez, who have served in South Africa, will be guest speakers.
Judson University is preparing for the 2017 Founders' Day celebration on Friday, Oct. 20. Each year, this event commemorates the university's rich history, humble beginnings and visionary and leaders. It began as a college in 1913 as the undergraduate arm of Northern Baptist Theological Seminary and was named for Adoniram Judson, the first Protestant missionary sent from North America to preach in Burma.
The very early church is described in utopian terms in Acts 2 - everyone had everything together in common and they ate and worshiped regularly together. But this didn't last long.
There is a cost to speaking the truth. This realization came nearly 13 years ago when I was asked to speak at the annual Conference for the American Baptist... unaware that they were about to divide over ordaining those who embrace the homosexual lifestyle.
The American Baptist Boys and Men's Brotherhood Gathering will be at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 14 at New Harmony Baptist Church at 5558 N. Jack Morgan Road in the Austin area. Aubrey Woods is editor of The Tribune.