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Faith Based Summit Kicks Off 7th Annual Behavioral Health Conference

More than 400 health professionals from across the region joined United Way of Broward County’s Commission on Behavioral Health & Drug Prevention, in collaboration with Broward Behavioral Health Coalition, Florida Department of Children and Families, FHE Health and Signature Grand, for the 7th Annual Behavioral Health Conference: The Power Of Prevention, where renowned psychologists, professors, trauma and grief specialists, DEI experts and prevention specialists provided crucial continuing education to Broward’s behavioral health professionals. Behavioral Health and the Power of Prevention With this year’s event focused on the Power of Prevention in reducing substance use, the materials promoted behavioral health as […]

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Hundreds of Students Receive Gospel Message

During the week after Easter, the gospel was shared at more than 213 public school campuses across South Florida through First Priority Clubs! Over 273 students accepted Jesus and received Bibles!  “It has been incredible to witness the leadership and faith that the students in our Clubs exhibit every week as they invite and share the Gospel with their friends at school,” said Alyssa Forman, director of marketing & communications at First Priority. First Priority for Students For the last 24 years, First Priority of South Florida’s goal has been to share the Hope of the Gospel with students who […]

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Offerdahl and Vazquez Speak at Masterpiece Women

Lynn Offerdahl, owner of Offerdahl’s Off-The-Grill, and Beth Vazquez, founder of Recess & Results, shared how their passion for faith, fitness and family shaped their unique callings during Masterpiece Women, hosted by Tina Rains, founder, on April 21st at South Florida Bible College in Deerfield Beach. About Masterpiece Women Masterpiece Women is a movement of women pursuing authentic community, personal and professional excellence, and local and global impact for good. Luncheons promote authentic relationships among women through fun, intentional conversation, networking, and connection. Masterpiece Women Luncheons are generously sponsored by American National Bank, Impact Health Sharing, Broten Garage Doors, Elev8 […]

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Evening of Restoration Raises over $190,000 to Benefit 4KIDS

On Friday, April 8, Lady Carnarvon took supporters of 4KIDS through a “behind the scenes” journey of Highclere Castle, better known as the real Downton Abbey. Businesses, church partners, advocates for children, and sponsors gathered at The Opal Grand Oceanfront Resort in Delray Beach to enjoy an elegant gala to benefit children in need. Evening of benefits Presented by Hayes Locums and Park West Foundation, the evening was filled with stories of legacy and hope for generations to come. Thanks to the incredible support from everyone involved, 4KIDS was able to raise over $190,000 to reach children and families in […]

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Outreach Centers Serve a Thanksgiving-style Meal to Homeless on Good Friday

The Caring Place at Miami Rescue Mission (MRM) | Broward Outreach Centers (BOC) held street outreach events ministering to nearly 2,000 homeless and hungry on Good Friday. For the first time in two years they are back out on the streets following the COVID restrictions. The theme, “Healing Physically and Spiritually,” offered over 200 volunteers an opportunity to show their passion and purpose in serving nearly 2,000 guests with a Thanksgiving-style meal of turkey, mashed potatoes, green beans, stuffing, and assorted pies. Outreach Centers Feed the 2000 Following the example of Jesus who washed the feet of His disciples, volunteers […]

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National Day of Prayer Events to Be Held on May 5th

Prayer gatherings are being rallied throughout the country to observe the National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 5. The National Day of Prayer is an annual observance held on the first Thursday of May, inviting people to pray for the nation. It was created in 1952 by a joint resolution of the United States Congress and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman. The theme verse for this year’s observance is “Exalt the Lord who established us” from Colossians 2:6-7. This year the NDP Task Force is joining forces with Pray.com to host a prayer gathering for our […]

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Good News Applauds Women of Distinction 2022

“Many women do noble things, but… a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised,” declares Proverbs 31:29 -30. This well-known chapter describes a remarkable woman involved in all facets of her community, active in the marketplace, involved in charity and managing the affairs of her household. She is a woman of distinction. This month, in conjunction with Mother’s Day, Good News applauds five women of distinction who are leaders in our faith community. Read their thoughts on their calling along with a few words of advice.   Elizabeth Mitchell Boca Raton Community Church   A talented author and […]

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Will the Music Go Silent in Kiev?

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that “the greatest geopolitical catastrophe of the 20th century” was the collapse of the Soviet Union.  Now, in 2022, Putin is moving hard to “reclaim,” as he would see it, an important part of Russia – neighboring Ukraine.  Thus, the fallout from the Communist atheists’ disastrous takeover of Russia in 1917 continues to this day. In many ways, Putin is following in Lenin’s and Stalin’s footsteps. How this story will end, no one knows. But there is an angle that ought to be considered. There are millions of devout Christians in Ukraine, and they […]

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Faith Films Coming to Theaters This Spring

A number of faith films are coming to theaters in May and June.  We can help these films touch and change lives by praying, spreading the word and bringing others to the theater. Check each film’s website for additional information. For a list of films showing later this year, see the movie article in the April issue of Good News. Faith Films for Spring and Summer 2022   “Father Stu” (started 4/13) Uplifting drama based on the true story about a lost soul who finds purpose in a most unexpected place. Rated R for language and subject matter. With Mark […]

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“No Vacancy” – An Amazing True Story of Faith That Works Through Love

What do you get when you put together a down and out addict, a Florida county with numerous hurting homeless individuals and families, a jaded, cynical reporter, an “angel unawares,” and a pastor and his church with a passion to love others? You get a powerful story of miracles and lives transformed by God’s love. That is what the movie “No Vacancy” is all about! During the last recession, Lake County, Fla., had one of the highest unemployment rates in the country. Homelessness for individuals and families was growing and Pastor Cliff Lea, of First Baptist Leesburg, had a growing […]

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