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ABHMS Launches America for Christ 2021; Resources Available Online

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 1/22/21)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) announces the launch of its America for Christ (AFC) Offering 2021, “For the Purpose of Equipping Saints.” Based on Ephesians 4:11-13, the theme focuses on ABHMS ministries that empower disciples and equip leaders. Contributions to AFC allow ABHMS to provide needed support to communities throughout […]

ABHMS Lifts Up Resources to Promote Peace, Justice, Unity

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 1/18/21)—In light of the turmoil that recently took place at our nation’s capitol, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) lifts up resources intended to promote peace, justice and unity. These include a special edition of The Christian Citizens’ Justice. Mercy. Faith. podcast, developed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day […]

Nominated ABCUSA Officers Announced for 2022-2023 Biennium

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 1/14/21)—The American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA) Nominating Committee has nominated the following persons to serve as Officers for the term running from January 1, 2022-December 31, 2023. The nominees are ABCUSA President, James O. Wolfe III; ABCUSA Vice President, Michelle Nickens; and ABCUSA Budget Review Officer, Paul Higgins. Officers will be […]

Prayer for Truth and Action from the ABC Anti-Racism Task Force

“[The one] who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as [the one] who helps to perpetrate it. [The one] who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it.” – Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Stride Toward Freedom In this season of unrest and turmoil, we gather today to […]

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Where Do We Go From Here? A Response to the Attack on the Capitol

The article below, written by Curtis Ramsey-Lucas, was originally published by the Christian Citizen on January 11, 2021, and is posted here with permission. Click here to view the original article. When I was in college, I participated in a rally and march in Washington that began at the Capitol and ended at the White […]

Task Force on Anti-Racism Forming, Application Deadline Approaches

Following an American Baptist Churches USA Call to Prayer event held on August 5 (video included below), American Baptists are invited to express interest by applying to serve on a reconstituted Task Force on Anti-Racism. Those interested in applying may find the application form including commitment information here. Applications must be received by August 15. […]

Join us for a Call to Prayer Event on Wednesday, August 5

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 8/3/20)—American Baptists and friends are invited to join American Baptist Churches USA for a Call to Prayer event on Wednesday, August 5 at 2:00pm EDT. Register for the Call to Prayer event here – all are welcome to attend. The Call to Prayer will be co-hosted by ABCUSA President Karen Podsiadly […]

Oklahoma Couple Endorsed as Global Servants to Serve in Thailand

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 8/7/20)—Eric and Yuree Lembke have been endorsed by International Ministries (IM) to begin the process of raising support to serve as global servants to Thailand. Yuree, a member of the Karen ethnic group, was born in Myanmar, and at the age of three, her family fled persecution by crossing into Thailand. […]

ABHMS Launches America for Christ 2021; Resources Available Online

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 1/22/21)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) announces the launch of its America for Christ (AFC) Offering 2021, “For the Purpose of Equipping Saints.” Based on Ephesians 4:11-13, the theme focuses on ABHMS ministries that empower disciples and equip leaders. Contributions to AFC allow ABHMS to provide needed support to communities throughout […]

ABHMS Lifts Up Resources to Promote Peace, Justice, Unity

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 1/18/21)—In light of the turmoil that recently took place at our nation’s capitol, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) lifts up resources intended to promote peace, justice and unity. These include a special edition of The Christian Citizens’ Justice. Mercy. Faith. podcast, developed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day […]

ABHMS Board Releases Statement Decrying Jan. 6 Violence at U.S. Capitol

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 1/19/21)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) board of directors has released a statement decrying the violence that took place at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. The statement reads as follows: We lament and condemn the January 6 attack on the United States Capitol, which sought to prevent a joint session […]

Manarin Called to Lead DCBC as Executive Director/Minister

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 6/17/20)—The District of Columbia Baptist Convention (DCBC) announced on June 15 that Rev. Dr. Trisha Miller Manarin has been called to serve as its next Executive Director/Minister. DCBC’s Board of Directors voted to approve the Search Committee’s recommendation to hire Dr. Manarin during a regularly scheduled board meeting held last week. […]

Intersections – ABC of Greater Indianapolis

This post is shared as a COVID-19 resource on our resource page at www.abc-usa.org/coronavirus. Visit this page to find helpful resources and information, and see regular updates from American Baptist regions and national partners. June 23, 2020 VIRTUAL Annual Gathering Sunday, August 2, 6 pm Hosted online by New Era Church (www.nne.org) A downloadable worship […]

Memorandum: George Floyd, Systemic Change & COVID-19 – Philadelphia Baptist Association

This post is shared as a COVID-19 resource on our resource page at www.abc-usa.org/coronavirus. Visit this page to find helpful resources and information, and see regular updates from American Baptist regions and national partners. June 5, 2020 MEMORANDUM  TO:                All PBA Congregations FROM:          James E. McJunkin, Regional Executive Pastor RE:             George Floyd, Systemic Change & COVID-19 We join […]

Pastors and Church Leaders – ABC of Maine Update

This post is shared as a COVID-19 resource on our resource page at www.abc-usa.org/coronavirus. Visit this page to find helpful resources and information, and see regular updates from American Baptist regions and national partners. June 15, 2020 Dear Pastors and Church Leaders, The Zoom Meetings held by the region have been one way in which […]

ABCUSA Office of the General Secretary Releases Discussion Guide for Reopening Church Buildings

VALLEY FORGE, PA (5/1/20)—The American Baptist Churches USA Office of the General Secretary has released a new resource for American Baptist churches. The resource, “Discussion Guide for Reopening Your Church Building,” is designed to help American Baptist churches look at various points of consideration as they implement new methods, policies and procedures in light of […]

“Celebrating Ministering Women: Radical. Redeemed. Ready.” Conference Postponed

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 4/3/20)—In light of COVID-19, the conference Leadership Team for “Celebrating Ministering Women: Radical. Redeemed. Ready.” announces their intention to postpone the conference at Green Lake Conference Center for a future time. The conference is designed to celebrate and affirm the historical, current, and future contributions of women across American Baptist Churches […]