Top Giving Churches and Funny Buddy Barrels
On May 2, representatives among 22 churches across the nation were honored at a BGMC banquet in Springfield, Mo., for their outstanding giving to BGMC in 2012. Church leaders were presented with plaques and gifts as a token of appreciation. This was a banner year for BGMC-total giving was the second highest since BGMC's inception in 1949. Giving in 2012: $6,028,427.67.
Click here for a full report on 2012 BGMC giving stats.
The national BGMC office also conducted a one-day caucus in Springfield on May 3 that presented an array of workshops and group discussions on BGMC topics. Children's leaders from the surrounding areas were also invited. All participants were asked to bring their favorite decorated Buddy Barrel. Take a look at the creative designs below and consider having your own Buddy Barrel decorating contest. Categories: Best Looking, Funniest, Best Biblical Theme, Best Missions Theme, Judge's Favorite.
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