Within the “I Have A Dream” speech of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was this phrase, “hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope.” Long ago, when I served on the Board of AB Women’s Ministries, we visited the King Center in Atlanta. I saw these words printed on a card. […]
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 1/15/16)—”Dr. Martin Luther King’s message of non-violence is as poignant today as it was a generation ago,” American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ Executive Director Dr. Jeffrey Haggray reminds us as the nation prepares to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day Monday, January 18. While the holiday honors the memory of the […]
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 1/12/16)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) has received a grant of $1 million as part of Lilly Endowment Inc.’s National Initiative to Address Economic Challenges Facing Pastoral Leaders. The initiative supports a variety of religious organizations across the nation as they address the financial and economic struggles that can impair the […]
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 1/5/16)—American Baptist Women’s Ministries is hosting two concurrent events for women and girls in July 2016 at the Hilton Washington Dulles Airport hotel in Herndon, Virginia. “Dwelling, Discovering, Discipleship/Dedicando, Descubriendo, Discipulando,” based on Romans 12, is the theme of the national conference for women and the national gathering for girls. The […]
This message was recorded by Susan Gillies, Interim General Secretary for American Baptist Churches USA. Gillies began serving as Interim on December 1, 2015, and will serve in the position following Roy Medley’s December 31, 2015, retirement, until a new General Secretary is named.
Applications for the Matthew 25 Grant, sponsored by ABCUSA, are due March 1, 2016. Applications must be sent with all application materials included, and received by March 1. Awards for the Matthew 25 grant are made twice a year, in April and October, with application deadlines of March 1 and September 1. The application was updated in […]