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“NAMIWalks” Raises Funds for Mental Health

NAMI Broward County hosted its annual “NAMIWalks” event, presented by Cox Media Group, on Saturday, October 7th at Nova Southeastern University. Over 1,100 people attended the annual fundraising event, which was created to unite the community and promote mental health and wellness.  NAMIWalks for Mental Health The morning kicked off with a warm-up with Atha Yoga and the National Anthem was performed by Anastia Leyon, alongside the BSO/ROTC Honor Guard. Prior to the start of the walk, opening remarks were made by John Linn, NAMI Broward Board President; Karen Grosby, Dean of Nova Southeastern University’s College of Psychology; Gregory Tony, […]

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Wallick Recognized by Fellowship of Christian Athletes

Gregg Wallick receives the Founding Chairman of The Board Plaque for his ten years of service as “Founding and Forever Chairman of The Board” of the University Of Miami Chapter of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) in gratitude from his Board of Directors, Dated October 19, 2023. For more Out & About, visit https://www.goodnewsfl.org/topic/news/local/

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Orphans Classic and Auction Benefits 4KIDS

On October 9th, over 100 leaders from across Broward and Palm Beach County came together to golf for a cause at the 14th Annual South Florida Orphans Classic and Auction, presented by Gunther Motor Company. Hosted at Coral Ridge Country Club, between all the teams, thirty charitable businesses and churches were represented, each of them sharing a passion to transform the lives of kids and families impacted by the foster care system. In addition to their time out on the green, golfers enjoyed the opportunity to select high-end golf gear and apparel at the TravisMathew Shopping Experience, take part in […]

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Thank You First Responder Presents “Culture of Thank You” Award

During the National First Responders Day celebration on October 28 in Boca Raton, Thank You First Responder (TYFRO) presented the 2023 Doug Stepelton “Culture of Thank You” Award to Florida State Representative Chip LaMarca. Stanton Smith, Co-Founder of TYFRO, said “Chip LaMarca’s dedication to our First Responders is truly remarkable. His tireless efforts have made a significant impact in supporting and acknowledging the sacrifices our local heroes make daily.” On being recognized for his contributions, Representative LaMarca said, “It’s an incredible honor to receive this award. Our First Responders are the backbone of our communities, and any support I can […]

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ICEJ on the Frontlines in Israel

Israel suffered a terrorist attack on October 7, 2023, that was ten times greater than 911 and the largest massacre of Jews since the Holocaust. Over 200 Israelis are still being held hostage in Gaza while their fellow citizens have endured some 10,000 rockets fired out of Gaza and Lebanon aimed at their homes and cities. Over 120,000 Israelis are now displaced persons due to their communities either being destroyed or evacuated for security purposes. ICEJ helps Israel In response, staff of the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem (ICEJ) are working around the clock to bring urgent relief and encouragement to […]

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American Christian Leaders Take a Stand for Israel and the Jewish People

Protests in America celebrating the attack on the World Trade Center? Seems more like a nightmare. Yet that is the reality for Israelis and American Jews after the October 7 massacre of more than 1,400 innocent civilians, including more than 200 from 20 other countries. “Just imagine that two weeks after 9/11, people would be walking around with signs of support for Al Qaeda,” commented Eliav Benjamin, Deputy Head of Mission for the Embassy of Israel during a recent press conference. “Yet, that’s what we’re seeing in the streets of the United States.” The American Christian Leaders for Israel (ACLI), […]

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Dinner Raises Support for Safe House

Project Rescue and Builders International partnered together to orchestrate a live, nationwide, multi-site, simultaneous dinner event on September 12th, 2023 with great fellowship and exquisite food to bring awareness and raise financial support for the Project Rescue Safe House in Melilla, Spain. About Project Safe House Sex trafficking has taken root in the heart of Melilla, Spain. The new Project Rescue Safe House will provide a place for exploited women and children to escape the horrors they are trapped in and find hope, healing and restoration through the love and power of God. Learn More at: buildersintl.org/givenow/ For more Out & About, visit […]

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Legacy Partners Dinner Celebrates Lives Saved

Musical Artist Matt Hammitt, of Sanctus Real, performed at the Hope Women’s Centers Legacy Partners Dinner on September 28th, then shared the heart wrenching story of receiving news that his newborn son’s heart had stopped beating. His son, Bowen was born with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, a condition that leaves the heart severely underdeveloped. Multiple doctors told them that the child would not survive, and they should end his life in the womb. Miraculously, their son did live and Hammitt shared the lessons his family learned about love, life and the faithfulness of God. Later, Hammitt’s now teenage son, Bowen, […]

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Pastor Bill Mitchell Announces Change in Leadership

On Sunday, September 24, 2023, Pastor Bill Mitchell announced his succession and transition from the Senior Pastor role to Teaching Pastor at Boca Raton Community Church. While he is passing the baton of senior leadership, Mitchell will remain on staff and continue leading CityLead, a monthly event that challenges professional men and women to develop ethical business practices in the workplace, and WorldLead, a global organization that strategically mentors hundreds of leaders in various global non-profit agencies.  About Pastor Bill Mitchell Following a 25-year career in commercial and residential real estate, Mitchell served as the church pastor for 20 years. […]

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Big News at First Baptist Fort Lauderdale

On Sunday, September 17, 2023, Pastor David Hughes addressed the congregation: “Church, we had a situation here,” and proceeded to tell the group “due to a technicality” and for one reason or another bottom line, First Baptist Fort Lauderdale appeared to be “late” with the mortgage payment. “All churches generally have mortgages just like us… I won’t get into all the details, but it happened,” Hughes went on…. And the lender called the note in for the $3.5 million dollars owed. Gasp! “That’s not all; I was angry feeling they were trying to take advantage of us because this is […]

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