Six students on a team from N.C. Central University are traveling to Nassau, Bahamas, this week to help Habitat for Humanity of the Bahamas assist families affected by disaster on the grand island. NCCU’s Office of Spiritual Development and Dialogue will partner with CityWell Church’s Wesley Campus Ministry in painting, landscaping and light construction at the island’s Habitat location.
I’ve seen no studies on whether or not church signs help increase attendance at Sunday services, but there’s no doubt they attract attention and entertain. Here are some samples from an online listing of church signs from around the country: Lutheran: Jesus Is Coming. Look Busy. United Methodist: Too Cold To Change Sign. Message Inside. Presbyterian: God Wants Spiritual Fruits Not Religious Nuts. Anglican: Dear Christian, Some People Are Gay. Get Over It. Love, God. Baptist: Church Parking Only.
The Durham Rescue Mission graduated 21 men and women in its annual Victory Program graduation last week in Storr Chapel, 1201 E. Main St. Guest speaker was the Rev. Chuck Perkins, pastor of Eastside Baptist Church in Mebane who is also a member of the mission’s board. Many of these men and women graduates were in crisis when they entered the Victory Program at the Mission.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".