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Homosexual rights activists gain influence in public schools (10/17/04)

Church’s prayer births children’s ministry (10/17/04)

Partner program revitalizes dying church (10/10/04)

Church music festival attracts variety of visitors (10/10/04)

Churches urge compassion for alienated smokers (9/19/04)

Youth ride wooden waves in church parking lots (9/12/04)

A/G, COGIC join forces through inner-city campus (9/12/04)

Christians respond to victimized women and children (8/29/04)

Growing slavic church shares new facility (8/29/04)

Couple embarks on capitol prayer tour (8/29/04)

ADHD requires multifaceted treatment approach (8/22/04)

Small congregation grows — by planting churches (8/22/04)

‘Under God’ stays in Pledge of Allegiance, at least for now (8/8/04)

Church reaches out to those feeling loss (8/8/04)

Churches act pre-emptively to reduce risk of abuse (7/25/04)

Credit cards ensnare record number of Americans (7/25/04)

Church helps out with donated CD, recycled buses (7/25/04)

New wave of pastors minister to emerging adults (7/18/04)

‘Walking Witnesses’ raise thousands for missions (7/18/04)

Healing center offers alternative medicine (7/18/04)

Growing number of Hispanics impact economy (7/11/04)

'Busy' couple finds time for compassion ministry (7/11/04)

Hand-copied Bible leaves 40-year legacy (7/11/04)

Pastor ends hunger strike when strip club promises to sell (6/27/04)

‘Military survival kit’ requests inundate A/G (6/27/04)

Fourth of July outreach draws thousands (6/27/04)

Drivers warned to steer clear of distractions (6/27/04)

Pastors face more counseling demands (6/20/04)

Church uses touch of ‘flavor’ to reach community (6/20/04)

Outrageous self-expression often starts, stops at home (6/13/04)

Runner raises $5,200 for Convoy of Hope (6/13/04)

Euphemisms tempt Christians to conveniently shed sin, guilt (5/30/04)

Funds for Easter play buy groceries instead (5/30/04)

Identity theft threatens millions of Americans (5/23/04)

Spanish speakers face challenges, opportunities in United States culture (5/16/04)

Health experts implore Americans to get fit (5/9/04)

Leaders say Christian faith stems recidivism (4/25/04)

Riders feel at home in Orlando sanctuary (4/18/04)

Churches try to keep human touch with new media (4/11/04)

Christians see Passion as ministry opportunity (3/28/04)

Tutoring improves lives, opens doors for evangelism (3/21/04)

Cybertheft costly — especially for Christians (3/14/04)

A/G women seize new ministry opportunities (2/29/04)

Investment in early spiritual maturity reaps rewards (2/22/04)

Christian families respond to foster care opportunities (2/15/04)

Childless couples grapple with emotional roller coaster, faith challenges (2/8/04)

Few men seek help from abortion grief, guilt (1/18/04)

Women who answer God's call provide valuable local ministries (1/11/04)


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Funds for Easter play buy groceries instead

By Isaac Olivarez (5/30/04)

Instead of using its $25,000 Easter budget toward stage props, lighting and costumes for its large annual Easter play, Faith Tabernacle Assembly of God in Oklahoma City bought 75,000 pounds of food to give away the day before Easter.

The food — which included potatoes, canned vegetables, beans, rice, cereal, and soup — was distributed through 5,000 Boxes of Hope divided among three age groups.

“Sometimes people outside the church aren’t aware of things we want to do for them,” says Rebecca Washington, member of Faith Tabernacle for five years who helped pack and distribute boxes. “By our doing something out of love and showing them we care, it shows them the love of Christ.”

The event, called Project Hope, featured presentations in the church sanctuary by Senior Pastor Terry Bates in English and Spanish. Attendees were invited to church on Easter for a kids celebration and illustrated message for adults. Despite a cold and rainy day, church volunteers gave away more than 1,000 boxes of food to area residents. The rest of the boxes were given to local charities and organizations to be distributed later.

Bates says the purpose of giving away 5,000 boxes of groceries on Easter weekend is to express the church’s desire to minister on a regular basis to the people in the surrounding area.

“We wanted to capture the attention of our city with something big and memorable,” Bates says. “But our goal is to do much more than give away food. We want to build relationships with the people in our community.”

 

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