Churches hosting post-graduation celebration

By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer University Baptist Church is throwing a “No Regrets” graduation party for Portales High School seniors at 10 p.m. Friday at the church. One of the events scheduled is a trip to Casel-Land Fun Center and then a return to the church for games. “No Regrets” Director Lance Hill said […]

Portales Past: April 16, 1950

April 16, 1950: The five Portales Baptist churches had a combined attendance of 1,525 — a record by 137, according to Rev. L.A. Doyle. The previous record had been set a week earlier.

Wayland Baptist rolls to win over Hounds

Freedom New Mexico PLAINVIEW, Texas — Left fielder Brian Embery belted a grand slam, keying an eight-run first inning as Wayland Baptist routed Eastern New Mexico University 12-1 in non-conference baseball on Tuesday. The contest was called after the top of the seventh due to the 10-run rule. Embery hit his 11th homer of the […]

Church profile: Calvary Baptist Church

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Calvary Baptist Church Location: 1101 West 18th St. Phone: 356-4273 Services: 9:30 a.m., Sunday school; 10:50 a.m., Sunday morning worship; 6 p.m., Sunday evening worship; 6:30 p.m., Tuesday Cowboy Church; 6:30 p.m., Wednesday Bible study and prayer meeting. Description: Calvary Baptist church has a mix of contemporary and traditional music. And a Cowboy Church, which […]

Church profile: University Baptist Church

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University Baptist Church Location: West 15th Street and South Avenue I Phone number: 356-4501 Services: • Sunday: Sunday School at 9:45 a.m., Morning worship service at 11 a.m., evening worship Service at 5 p.m., Bible study and youth activities at 5:45 p.m. • Wednesday: Bible study, prayer and youth groups at 7 p.m. Description: Pastor […]

Nov. 20, 1970

The 1969 fellowship dinner at Portales First Baptist church was such a delightful occasion that it was repeated this year, according to the Portales News-Tribune. However, the dinner was held in the cafeteria of Portales High School.

Nov. 4, 1964

Revival through Nov. 8 at University Baptist Church. Preacher Howard Marsh and singer Tommy Poole.

Baptist Children’s Home food drive under way

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Fall means an outpouring of help from churches all over the state for the Baptist Children’s Home in Portales. For the Fall Food Shower, the home sends lists of needed items to each of the 13 Baptist church associations in the state. Administrator Geraldine Dooley said the Fall Food […]

Churches change up worship

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Churches in Portales and Clovis are trying to find new ways of reaching out. Some keep with tradition in Sunday morning services while others are going a different style. First Baptist Church in Portales started a contemporary services held later than usual. Pastor David McFadden said the church has […]

Getting to know: Pastor seeks to change perception of church

Pastor seeks to change perception of church Brian Townsend, 40, moved to Portales eight years ago to become the pastor at the Baptist Student Union, located just across the street from Eastern New Mexico University. Townsend is married to Cherie and the couple has four children: Christian, 17, Brennan, 12, Cara, 10, and Bryce, 6. […]