VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 2/29/12)—Through The Penny Project—begun regionally in 2007 by the children of First Baptist Church of New London, N.H., and launched nationally in 2009 by American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS)—American Baptists have collected more than 7 million pennies to support programs aimed at improving the lives of children living in poverty […]
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 2/28/12)—American Baptist Women’s Ministries has produced Volume 2 of “In the Potter’s Hands” program resources for local church women’s groups. Providing support for the second year of the two-year program theme, “In the Potter’s Hands,” the second volume of the 2011-2013 Ministry Resource focuses on the sub-theme of “Mending and Sending” […]
This year marks the 200th anniversary of Adoniram Judson’s original departure for Burma. The celebration began in a weekend event from February 16-20 in Massachusetts.
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 2/24/12)—Rev. Kenneth L. Smith, 87, past executive director of Milwaukee Christian Center, died on Feb. 16. Smith was board member emeritus at the center, which he had served for 33 years, beginning as a worker in the boys’ program. Part of American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ Neighborhood Action Program, the center […]
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 2/24/12)—American Baptist International Ministries (IM) has launched renewed efforts to proactively recruit and send new missionaries and development workers for long-term, incarnational service around the globe. Two couples were commissioned for service by IM in 2011. Katie and Taku Longkumer began service in North East India in October of 2011, and […]
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 2/23/12)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) joined more than 60 national, state and local organizations on Friday, Feb.17, in filing an “amicus” (“friend of the court”) brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in support of Medicaid expansions in the Affordable Care Act. The brief argues that these expansions more completely address […]
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 2/22/12)—The Board of Directors for the Center for Career Development and Ministry in Dedham, Massachusetts is pleased to announce the appointment of Reverend Margaret E. Lewis as its next Executive Director, effective January 1, 2012. Rev. Lewis succeeds Rev. Dr. Stephen Ott who is retiring after more than twenty years as […]
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 2/22/12)—American Baptist International Ministries (IM) celebrates the life-changing visit to Myanmar (Burma) and Thailand just completed by a delegation from Central Baptist Seminary. From February 2-13, 16 pilgrims, including President Molly T. Marshall, Vice President John Gravley (former IM missionary to Hong Kong, China), and two more faculty/staff, as well as […]
Go to a New Land: Journeying Toward God, a conference presented by American Baptist Churches USA and the Minister’s Council, met from Monday, January 23 – Thursday, January 26 in Orlando, Florida. The conference marked the second time that the Orientation to American Baptist Life conference for new ministers and seminarians has joined together with the Ministry Renewal conference traditionally sponsored by the Ministers Council.
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 2/17/12)—At the Mission Center yesterday, Dr. Aidsand F. Wright-Riggins III, executive director of American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS), presented a $10,000 check for the Arizona Hopi Mission Project to Lucky Ray, president of American Baptist Men-USA (ABMen-USA). “The ABMen-USA Ministry Team greatly appreciates the support of ABHMS,” said Ray. “Thank […]