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  • Churches brace for snow cancelations

    by David Roach, posted Friday, January 22, 2016 (2 years ago)

    By Dornsby (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
    PHILADELPHIA (BP) -- Philadelphia is expecting so much snow that some churches may have to cancel worship services not just this Sunday, but the following week too.

    That's because many of the Greater Philadelphia Baptist Association's 143 congregations have no parking lots, and snow could be piled up in their curbside parking for more than a week, said Peter Yanes, a North American Mission Board church planting catalyst and ethnic church strategist for the Baptist Convention of Pennsylvania-South Jersey. Read More

  • Despite ice storm, Exec. Committee moves ahead

    by Art Toalston, posted Tuesday, February 17, 2015 (3 years ago)

    Photo by Roger S. Oldham
    NASHVILLE (BP) -- "Brrrrr," Hawaii pastor Chris Metcalf responded to the roll call Feb. 16 for the SBC Executive Committee's evening session in frozen Nashville.

    Metcalf, pastor of Lihue Baptist Church in Hawaii, was among 44 EC members who comprised a quorum to conduct business in behalf of the Southern Baptist Convention, which will hold its annual meeting June 16-17 in Columbus, Ohio. Read More

  • Snowed in & grieving, DR leader did job

    by Diana Chandler, posted Wednesday, November 26, 2014 (3 years ago)

    Photo by Mike Flannery
    BUFFALO, N.Y. (BP) -- When the massive snowstorm hit Buffalo, N.Y., Mike Flannery was snowed in like his neighbors, and he and his wife Beverly were still mourning the loss of their son to cardiac arrest. Read More

  • Snowmelt flooding is new DR focus

    by David Roach, posted Monday, November 24, 2014 (3 years ago)

    Photo by Mike Flannery
    BUFFALO, N.Y. (BP) -- Following a weekend of snow removal in upstate New York, Southern Baptist disaster relief volunteers are now turning their energy toward flood mitigation.

    Some 200 DR volunteers around Buffalo have been clearing paths for local residents to exit their front doors and back out of their driveways after parts of the region received seven feet of snow from a storm that has left 13 dead. Read More

  • Snowmelt flooding puts DR on alert

    by Joe Conway & Art Toalston, posted Friday, November 21, 2014 (3 years ago)

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (BP) -- "This is the first day of the digout in Erie County" from seven feet of snow, said Mike Flannery, disaster relief director for the Baptist Convention of New York.

    Flannery was on the road to a meeting of the Erie County VOAD network (Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster) as he spoke briefly with Baptist Press about the record snowfall in Buffalo and nearby communities since Nov. 17. Flannery co-chairs the VOAD, which assists the Erie County Emergency Management Office. Read More