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Speak Up for Kids Congratulates Scholarship Recipients and Graduates

Did you know only half of youth in foster care graduate from high school? Less than 3% graduate from college.  “We break barriers – insufficient support, lack of appropriate guidance, and unmet financial support- facing our youth, so they can overcome negative graduation odds among their peers in foster care,” says Coleen LaCosta, Executive Director of Speak Up for Kids. “We cheer them on across the finish line and recognize them with GIFTS for GRADS and our Scholarship.” The Flourishing Futures campaign exists to rally the community in celebration of young adults who, despite involvement in the foster care system, […]

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Knox Theological Seminary Graduates 31st Class

Knox Theological Seminary celebrated the commencement of the thirty-first graduating class on Friday, May 12, 2023, hosted by Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church. This year, Knox conferred 43 graduates (not all pictured) who received degrees in Master of Arts in Biblical and Theological Studies, Christian and Classical Studies, Master of Divinity, Doctor of Ministry, and Certificate in Biblical Languages. The commencement address was presented by Ginger Martin, president and CEO of First National Bank, who inspired graduates to maintain the biblical practice of zeal. The full replay of the live stream can be found on the Knox Theological Seminary Facebook page, […]

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Volunteers Pack Care Kits for Disaster Response

Volunteers packed 2,400 women’s care kits Saturday at Food For The Poor’s first Hearts United Community Day event of 2023 in celebration of National Volunteer Week April 16 to 22. Volunteer Care Kits Buoyed by community spirit, 141 volunteers moved to music and cheered each other on in the charity’s Coconut Creek warehouse as they filled bags and boxes with essential items such as wash cloths, shampoo and feminine hygiene products to help the charity prepare for the upcoming hurricane season. Volunteers also wrote personal notes of encouragement that were tucked into the kits. Melisa Tchividjian, who volunteered with friends […]

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Timothy J. Keller Dies at Age 72

NEW YORK, May 19, 2023 /Christian Newswire/ — Christian pastor and author Timothy J. Keller died this morning at age 72. About Timothy J. Keller Timothy Keller was the son of William B. Keller and Louise A. Clemente Keller. He was born and grew up in Allentown, Pennsylvania, receiving his B.A. from Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, his M.Div. from Gordon-Conwell Seminary in S. Hamilton, Massachusetts, and both a Doctor of Ministry and a Doctor of Divinity from Westminster Seminary in Philadelphia. Keller was married to Kathy Louise Kristy of Pittsburgh in January 1975. Together they raised three sons: David […]

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Governor Ron DeSantis Signs Legislation to Combat Human Trafficking

LIGHTHOUSE POINT, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis signed four bills to combat human trafficking, raise awareness of the signs and impacts of human trafficking, and impose critical reforms to hold human traffickers accountable. “Biden’s Border Crisis is exacerbating human trafficking across the nation —72% of all human trafficking victims are illegal immigrants and 60% of unaccompanied alien children crossing the border were caught by cartels and exploited for drug trafficking, or worse,” said Governor Ron DeSantis. “While the federal government continues to ignore the people that are suffering due to its failed policies, Florida continues to act. Today, I […]

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TLT Teens Activate as Serving Leaders

The spirit of serving leadership has been at work in the student members of the TLT Club (Tomorrow’s Leaders Today) at Purpose Academy in Pompano Beach. TLT Club advisor Camryn Roth, team member of OneHope ministry, volunteers her time for club members to gather for bi-monthly after school meetings. A mentor to the TLT Club students, Camryn helped them brainstorm how to apply serving leadership principles beyond club meetings. In their second year, TLT Club members impact the community with a twofold mission. First, members desiring to further their leadership and interpersonal development are raising TLT Club scholarship funds to […]

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Leadership

I am fascinated by leadership and always have been. It’s no wonder I seem to be asking with more and more frequency as my frustration mounts, who and how many are going to step up as Jesus Christ disciples and as boldly? Christ is certainly held up as a supreme example of leadership and exalted for the undeterred openness of righteousness, inspired by Father God. Remember, Jesus called the Pharisees a “brood of vipers” (Matthew 12:34). Harsh words. The Pharisees had great religious influence — wouldn’t it have been a better strategy to tone it down a bit? But Jesus […]

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What’s Your ‘Why Not?’

At the time I am writing this article for you all I am in the midst of watching March Madness and I have basketball on my mind! By the time you read this article, you are likely watching the NBA Playoffs. In both, there’s a particular moment that has been standing out to me – one of the most exciting parts of the game is when an alley-oop happens. This is when a player catches a pass right above the basket and they can immediately slam dunk the ball. The crowd goes wild! The player was perfectly positioned for the […]

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Good News Applauds Women of Distinction 2023

The Bible describes a virtuous woman in Proverbs 31. It paints the image of a remarkable woman involved in all facets of her community, active in the marketplace, involved in charity and managing the affairs of her household well. “Strength and honor are her clothing…She opens her mouth with wisdom and her tongue is the law of kindness… Many women do noble things… but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised (Proverbs 31: 25-26, 30). Once again, in conjunction with Mother’s Day, Good News presents our third annual feature applauding four Women of Distinction who are leaders […]

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