Thrivent Introduces Hope Haven’s Wheelchair Ministry at Generosity Event

The Florida and Georgia Thrivent Member Network and Thrivent financial representatives held a Generosity Night on August 15 at Coral Ridge Country Club, featuring Hope Haven. The event raised more than $4,000 for Hope Haven International, a ministry that manufactures and distributes wheelchairs to children and adults with disabilities in developing countries worldwide. It also […]

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Thank You First Responder Celebrates Those Who Protect Us

  9-1-1 What’s your emergency?  When crisis strikes, we instinctively pick up the phone and call first responders, counting on them to drop everything and run to our aid.  Police officers, firefighters and Emergency Medical Technicians take charge when others may panic, defusing violence, putting out fires, rendering first aid and transporting the injured. When […]

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Back to School Prayer Lays a Foundation for Success

As students return to school, people throughout South Florida will once again gather in prayer at their local elementary, middle and high schools on the Saturday before school starts to pray for the local campuses. Initiated by First Priority, a ministry passionate about connecting the church to reach the campus for Christ, Back to School […]

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Can Opioid Addiction Be Overcome? Faith-based Programs Point the Way

The nation is facing an opioid epidemic. In May, Governor Rick Scott declared a public health crisis in Florida. Opioid overdoses claimed 582 lives in Broward in 2016, nearly two each day, which is higher than lives claimed by car accidents or gunshots, according to Broward Sheriff Scott Israel. A Community Action Team, comprised of […]

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Rock the Universe Returns to Universal Orlando Resorts™

Florida’s biggest Christian music festival, Rock the Universe™ returns on September 8 and 9 with a weekend of soul-stirring music, faith and fun! The two-day event can be a great outing for church youth groups, families and friends. You can enter to win tickets from the Good News online at www.goodnewsfl.org/RTU2017. Enjoy performances by some […]

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Heart2Heart Restores Hope, Love & Purpose

Americans are getting older. More than 10,000 Baby Boomers reach retirement age daily, creating a startling demographic shift. Currently one in eight Americans are 65 or older. By 2030 those numbers will rise to one in five. A popular retirement destination, Florida has the largest elderly population with 19 percent of Americans aged 60 and […]

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Good News Announces Changing of the Guard

In May 2017, the Good News announced that founder and long-time publisher, Grif Blackstone, is moving on from the Good News and Les Feldman, formerly with Playbill for 32 years and an advocate for local charities, has taken on the role of Good News Publisher.   Parting Words of Thanks I want to say thank […]

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This Year’s Finest Take Hold of the Future

Congratulations graduates! They’ve studied hard and passed the test, achieving a high school diploma. Graduation is a time for students to enjoy life together and look forward to pursing their dreams. Each class has a distinct personality and faces unique challenges. “This class has great confidence in who they are and where they are going,” […]

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Pastor Owens Urges Men to Step Off the Sidelines

What is the most important factor in changing a man spiritually, from immaturity to maturity? Discipleship. This was the conclusion reached by the founders of Promise Keepers, Bill McCartney, then football coach for the University of Colorado, and Dave Wardell, Ph.D., who birthed the movement more than 25 years ago. It sparked a revival among […]

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