General Interest Items – September 19, 2012

Posted on Sep 16 2012 in General by admin

2.1 Conference: Apologetics and Christian Worldview – Spartanburg, SC – September 28-29
2.2 International Humans in Space Youth Art Competition – Deadline Is October 21
2.3 Upward Basketball and Cheerleading League – Richmond – Best Price by October 28
2.4 Free Online Hillsdale College Course: Constitution 201 – Underway

 

2.1 Conference: Apologetics and Christian Worldview – Spartanburg, SC – September 28-29

First Baptist North Spartanburg
Spartanburg, SC

Friday and Saturday, September 28 and 29, 2012. Registration cost: $59/adult general admission; $39/student (sixth grade through college seniors–ID required); $20/children (age 11 and under–includes childcare!). Registration includes all Friday and Saturday sessions, resource bag, and conference workbook. Please see the website for add-ons such as reserved parking, boxed lunches, T-shirt, and more. Lodging and other meals are up to attendees; see hotel information under the “FAQ” banner. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged as space is limited and it will save time at check-in.

North Greenville University and several other groups are sponsoring an apologetics conference, “Truth for a New Generation Conference,” featuring speakers such as Josh McDowell, Dinesh D’Souza, Eric Metaxas, and more. There will be breakouts and keynote sessions on worldview, church planting, prayer, Islam, discernment, church leadership and discipleship, and evangelism. Hear messages on family related issues such as women’s issues, homeschooling, abortion, same-sex marriage, bio-ethics, and more. The conference is appropriate for all ages and super for homeschoolers. Strengthen your faith and learn to defend it anywhere!

See the website for more information, especially the FAQ section.

www.TRUTHforanewgeneration.com

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2.2 International Humans in Space Youth Art Competition – Deadline Is October 21

Deadline is October 21, 2012. Open to students ages 10 through 18, though artists younger than 10 years of age may still enter the competition and compete in the category with children ages 10 through 13.

The 2012 competition invites young people to submit visual, literary, musical, and video artwork expressing their vision of how humans will use science and technology in the future to explore space and uncover its mysteries. To enter, complete a web-based entry form and attach or upload electronic artwork files as required for the specific art category. For detailed information on the entry process, please refer to the “Guidelines” and “How to Enter” sections on the website.

See the website for complete information and use its contact for questions. Please only contact Jancy McPhee, Ph.D., at humansinspaceart@lpi.usra.edu or 281-244-2028 if the website doesn’t answer your questions.

www.humansinspaceart.org

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2.3 Upward Basketball and Cheerleading League – Richmond – Best Price by October 28

First Baptist Church Gym
2709 Monument Avenue
Richmond, VA

Saturday, November 3, 2012, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for evaluations (take about 30 minutes); practices and games begin in January 2013 for an eight-week season. Cost before October 29: $85 early registration fee per participant for basketball (boys and girls grades one through six); or cheerleading (boys and girls in kindergarten through grade six). Cost on or after October 29: $95/per child. Cost includes cheer skort, cheer top, mock turtleneck, megaphone, poms, hair ribbon, individual awards after each practice and game, an end-of-the-year award, and more. For basketball, cost includes a reversible mesh jersey and shorts, t-shirt, individual awards after each practice and game, an end-of-the-year award, and more. Registration is open now; find the forms online or at the church. Registration ends November 3.

Richmond’s First Baptist Church will host Upward Basketball and Cheerleading to give children and their families a positive sports experience, and to promote salvation, character, and sportsmanship to all who participate. There are separate basketball leagues for boys and girls. The season will incorporate one-hour practices, one-hour games, devotions, and a celebration at season’s end. The emphasis is on skill development and spiritual growth. Children are guaranteed equal playing time and equal teams. To ensure the teams are balanced, basketball participants are individually evaluated and placed on teams according to their skill level.

See the website for more information and registration, or contact Buddy Burgess at burgess@fbcrichmond.org or 804-358-2977; alternately, call Robin Hendricks at 804-358-5458, ext. 112.

www.FBCRichmond.org/upward

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2.4 Free Online Hillsdale College Course: Constitution 201 – Underway

Celebrating the September 17 Constitution Day, Hillsdale College has a new online course, “Constitution 201,” which started earlier in September. It is not too late to register because you can listen to lectures at your convenience. Each of the 10 lectures is about 40 minutes long and will run through November 5, 2012. Watch at your convenience, read the same study material college students do, access Q & A sessions, take quizzes, and get a certificate when you complete the course. Although the course is free, Hillsdale asks that you consider a donation to support their work.

Don’t forget the previous courses, Constitution 101; “The Meaning and History of the Constitution” and “Introduction to the Constitution,” which are archived and still available. The courses are suitable for high school and above.

https://constitution.hillsdale.edu/201/Constitution-ENH003-101 (May not display well in all browsers.)

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