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2018 Festival of Homiletics - Washington, DC

"Preaching and Politics"

 

Festival Registration Opens Friday!

The Festival of Homiletics website has been updated for 2014 and the registration is set to open on November 1st. Be sure to check out the great schedule and speaker line-up we have put together for you! Make sure to register early to get the early-bird discount or sign-up with a friend to get the group rate. We are so excited to welcome you to our home state of Minnesota - Minneapolis is a fantastic place to visit in the spring.

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2013 Festival Hymnal - Celebrating Grace

At the recent Festival of Homiletics in Nashville, Tennessee, there was much talk and many inquiries about the new Celebrating Grace Hymnal that was used.  (Several attendees even tried to purchase the hymnals out of the pew racks.)  The hymnal was released in 2010 by an independent publisher and has been widely adopted by churches in the U.S. across denominational lines.  A review copy of the book is available for the special price of $7.50 from the publisher’s website –

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Nashville Festival Charity Recap

It's hard to believe the Nashville festival is almost two months behind us. We hope you are all enjoying the slower paced summer months! Before we get full swing into the planning of the 2014 Festival in Minneapolis we thought a recap of some of the great charitable fundraisers from 2013 was in order. It was a really successful week and three groups benefited from your overwhelming generosity.

We invited the First Baptist Youth Group to hold a bake sale all week to help raise funds for their

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David Lose's Sermon

Due to overcrowding at Downtown Presbyterian Church on Wednesday evening of the Festival, some of you were unable to hear David Lose's sermon. As promised, below you will find a link which will allow you to download and listen to the sermon.
 
Listen to David Lose's sermon

Registration for the 2014 Festival of Homiletics in Minneapolis opens Nov. 1.  We hope to see you there!

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Stained Glass Beauty - Preserve It!

Stained Glass

Many people attending the conference  asked  about or commented about First Baptist Church's stained glass, enjoying them and interested with questions applicable to their church's stained glass needs.

So we wanted to share with the conference attendees some information they might find useful. The Stained Glass Appraisal Guide - Second Edition 2012-2012 written by Gary M. Gray, Ed. D and Carrie Crow is a wonderful resource for those interested in learning more about stained

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