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ABCORI Executive Minister Wiles Announces Retirement Plans

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 1/17/20)—Rev. Dr. Tom Wiles informed the Board of Ministries of the American Baptist Churches Of Rhode Island (ABCORI) in December of his plans to retire on June 30, 2020. In his letter to the Board he writes, “It is now my joy to share with you, as friends and colleagues, that […]

ABHMS Offers Update Regarding Recovery from Puerto Rico Earthquakes

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 1/16/20)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) offers an update regarding the situation in Puerto Rico since the recent 6.4- and 5.9-magnitude earthquakes shook the island. The 10 emergency-response centers that ABHMS established this past December are serving as collection and distribution centers for supplies, such as food, snacks, water, ice, first […]

Cassel Begins New Role as Associate Executive Director – Development Advisory Services for American Baptist Foundation (ABF)

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 1/14/20)—The American Baptist Foundation (ABF) is pleased to announce that as of January 1, 2020, Linda Cassel has been promoted to the position of Associate Executive Director of Development Advisory Services.  As ABF’s Strengthening Your Financial Future program has grown in significance, Cassel has been instrumental in leading the Development Advisory […]

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

We encourage you to share one of your favorite Martin Luther King, Jr., quotes this week, in recognition of Martin Luther King, Jr., Day, in 2020 observed on January 20. Here are just a few of many: Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can […]

Prayers, Support Invited Following Earthquakes in Puerto Rico

Following Saturday morning’s 5.9 magnitude earthquake in Puerto Rico, Acting General Secretary C. Jeff Woods encouraged prayer saying, “We continue to pray fervently for the people of Puerto Rico as the earthquakes continue to occur and cause power outages, damage, and depleted caregivers. Please continue to pray for our brothers and sisters of Puerto Rico.” […]

2020-2021 ABC Directory/Planning Calendar Now Available!

The 2020-2021 ABC Directory/Planning Calendar is available for download. We invite you to print this calendar as a reference tool for use in weekly planning throughout the calendar year and into 2021. Click here to download: 2020-2021 American Baptist Churches Directory/Planning Calendar

2020-2021 ABC Directory/Planning Calendar Now Available!

The 2020-2021 ABC Directory/Planning Calendar is available for download. We invite you to print this calendar as a reference tool for use in weekly planning throughout the calendar year and into 2021. Click here to download: 2020-2021 American Baptist Churches Directory/Planning Calendar

“Celebrating Ministering Women: Radical. Redeemed. Ready.” Conference Announced for June 2020

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 1/8/20)—American Baptist Churches USA and American Baptist Women’s Ministries (ABWM) are partnering to present a unique conference, Celebrating Ministering Women: Radical. Redeemed. Ready., to be held June 16-19, 2020 at the Green Lake Conference Center in Green Lake, Wis. Registration for the conference will open later this month. From the pioneering […]

As We Enter 2020…A Message from American Baptist Churches USA Acting General Secretary

Happy New Year! Have you made your New Year’s resolution yet? “I resolve to…” As Christians, perhaps these should be more like prayer requests than resolutions. “Lord, help me to…” As spirit-filled Christians, we have an immense power within us to make the world a better place. Rather than making resolutions, some persons choose a […]

ABHMS Offers Update Regarding Recovery from Puerto Rico Earthquakes

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 1/16/20)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) offers an update regarding the situation in Puerto Rico since the recent 6.4- and 5.9-magnitude earthquakes shook the island. The 10 emergency-response centers that ABHMS established this past December are serving as collection and distribution centers for supplies, such as food, snacks, water, ice, first […]

Cassel Begins New Role as Associate Executive Director – Development Advisory Services for American Baptist Foundation (ABF)

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 1/14/20)—The American Baptist Foundation (ABF) is pleased to announce that as of January 1, 2020, Linda Cassel has been promoted to the position of Associate Executive Director of Development Advisory Services.  As ABF’s Strengthening Your Financial Future program has grown in significance, Cassel has been instrumental in leading the Development Advisory […]

“Celebrating Ministering Women: Radical. Redeemed. Ready.” Conference Announced for June 2020

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 1/8/20)—American Baptist Churches USA and American Baptist Women’s Ministries (ABWM) are partnering to present a unique conference, Celebrating Ministering Women: Radical. Redeemed. Ready., to be held June 16-19, 2020 at the Green Lake Conference Center in Green Lake, Wis. Registration for the conference will open later this month. From the pioneering […]

ABCORI Executive Minister Wiles Announces Retirement Plans

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 1/17/20)—Rev. Dr. Tom Wiles informed the Board of Ministries of the American Baptist Churches Of Rhode Island (ABCORI) in December of his plans to retire on June 30, 2020. In his letter to the Board he writes, “It is now my joy to share with you, as friends and colleagues, that […]

OGHS Funds Released in Response to Earthquake in Puerto Rico

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 1/9/20)—In response to the 6.4-magnitude earthquake that shook Puerto Rico Tuesday morning, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS), on behalf of American Baptist Churches USA, has released $15,000 in One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS) funds to partners in Puerto Rico, including $10,000 for Iglesias Bautistas de Puerto Rico. However, additional […]

ABCUSA Announces New Minister for Creation Justice

VALLEY FORGE, PA (10/4/19)—On October 1, 2019, the ABCUSA Office of the General Secretary welcomed Rev. Rebecca Driscoll into the newly created position of Minister for Creation Justice. As the Minister for Creation Justice, Driscoll will work in close collaboration with the ABCUSA Creation Justice Network, the staff of the Office of the General Secretary, […]

“Celebrating Ministering Women: Radical. Redeemed. Ready.” Conference Announced for June 2020

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 1/8/20)—American Baptist Churches USA and American Baptist Women’s Ministries (ABWM) are partnering to present a unique conference, Celebrating Ministering Women: Radical. Redeemed. Ready., to be held June 16-19, 2020 at the Green Lake Conference Center in Green Lake, Wis. Registration for the conference will open later this month. From the pioneering […]

ABCUSA Young Adult Caucus Meets, Plans for Future

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 12/20/19)—Leadership of the Young Adult Caucus of American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA) met November 8 at the American Baptist Home Mission Societies Leadership and Mission Building for a meeting of transition in leadership. The Young Adult Caucus became a recognized Caucus of the denomination in November 2016 at a Board of […]

An Advent Devotion: Mary’s Magnificat

Luke 1: 46b-55 Isaiah 35: 1-10 “God is turning the world upside down.” Whatever else can be said about Mary’s song of praise to God, this “Magnificat” from the heart of the mother of Jesus, proclaims is that God is the One who brings down the mighty and exalts the lowly, who fills the hungry […]