Baptist General Convention of VA presents Congress of Christian Education Session
by S. Rotan Hale
Despite attendance numbers that continue to decrease nationwide, the Black church has been the spiritual backbone of African Americans for centuries. Regardless to the denomination, of Protestant persuasion, classic ministers of various levels stand front and center–leading the timeless and tireless efforts to lift followers through the gospel.
No group takes this lofty mission more seriously than the Baptist General Convention of Virginia (BGCVA) and its Congress of Christian Education sessions.
This was the organization’s 118th annual session, which was held June 25–28 at Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center. It featured a comprehensive line-up of activities, vendors, exhibitions and most of all, services–all centered around Christian education. Continue reading Convention returns focused on education→
It’s the kind of generosity that makes movies and novels so heartwarming. People of all backgrounds coming together for a common cause. Ride for Life, a motorcycle ride to benefit the goal of eliminating cancer, started at 9:30 a.m. this year in the parking lot of Dunkin Donuts in Salem on Saturday, July 1. Continue reading ‘Ride for Life’ continues to aid cancer fight→
The Vinton Farmers’ Market invites children to participate in “Shake, Bake & Sprout” on Saturday, July 15. The Virginia Cooperative Extension will be partnering with the Vinton Farmers Market to host a family fun day featuring “Eat Smart Move More at the Farmers Market.” The event is free and open to all with games and activities beginning at 11:00am until 1:00p.m. Continue reading VA Coop Extension and Vinton Farmers Market to jointly host Family Fun Day→
The Chick-fil-A Bonsack Big Ticket Giveaway will award one local winner a pair of tickets to each event at Berglund Center for the 2017-2018 season plus a year’s worth of Chick-fil-A meals during that time. This will include season passes to the Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs hockey team and the 2017-2018 Broadway in Roanoke season. Berglund Center has already announced shows including Ron White, Black Jacket Symphony, Third Eye Blind, Ronnie Milsap, and Shopkins which will be included in the giveaway. A full-season parking pass is also a perk of the giveaway. Continue reading Chick-fil-A Bonsack and Berglund Center partner for ticket giveaway!→