Church-related camps, such as those operated by the American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA), remain a great way for children and youth to make friends, be themselves, enjoy the outdoors and be in a setting where God in many ways reaches down and touches their lives as they “retreat” from everyday life and its distractions. Those […]
At the age of 19 in 1989, Luminitza Cristescu was imprisoned in her native Romania for protesting with hundreds of others the mistreatment of Rev. Laszlo Tokes, the figurehead of the rapidly unfolding and bloody Romanian revolution, leading to the overthrow of the communist Ceausescu regime. Today, Luminitza Nichols (her married name), 46, has achieved […]
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 9/2/16)–Charles Z. Smith, former president of American Baptist Churches USA, who rose from simple beginnings in the deep south to become a pioneering African American jurist in his home state of Washington, died Sunday in Seattle. He was 89. A lifelong Baptist, he served as president of the denomination during 1976-77 and […]
This message was recorded in August 2016 by Susan Gillies, Interim General Secretary for American Baptist Churches USA. Gillies began serving as Interim on January 1, 2016, and will serve in the position until a new General Secretary is named.
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 9/1/16)–A story of a great and surprising spiritual awakening taking place now in Baptist Churches in Cuba is the subject of the 2016 World Mission Offering (WMO) from American Baptist International Ministries (IM). The initiative is being launched today in congregations all across the U.S. and Puerto Rico. A free comprehensive […]