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ABHMS Announces Keynote Speakers for Space for Grace 2020

VALLEY FORGE, PA (2/28/20)—The Rev. Jim Wallis and the Rev. Dr. Suzan Johnson Cook will be among the keynote speakers at American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) Space for Grace 2020 national gathering—“Testify!”—to be held Sept. 23-25, 2020, at the Westin Kansas City (Mo.) at Crown Center. Wallis is founder and president of the nonprofit […]

ABHMS Continues Socially Responsible Investing With Two Recent Initiatives

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 2/28/20)—In continuing its commitment to socially responsible investing, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) was the lead filer of a human rights-related resolution presented for vote at Tyson Food Inc.’s recent annual general meeting. Also, ABHMS has joined other investors in the UP Community Fund, a lender aimed at meeting the […]

National Executive Council Encourages Spiritual Practices Ahead of Lent

VALLEY FORGE, PA (2/19/20)—The National Executive Council encourages all American Baptists to embrace the upcoming Lenten Season in order to draw close to our Lord, and to pray for our neighbors near and far. Members of the council have committed themselves to a day of prayer and fasting each week during the Lenten Season. The […]

New Complimentary Giving Resource Available

This new Ecumenical Stewardship Center resource is available at no cost to you. ABCUSA has purchased licenses for American Baptist churches who would like to use this online subscription for the 2020 theme Faithful, Hopeful, Loving. This complimentary subscription based on 1 Corinthians 13:13 includes the Giving magazine and 9 categories of digital files to […]

ABCUSA Office of the General Secretary Hosts Open House

The American Baptist Churches USA Office of the General Secretary held an Open House in its new Roblee Ministry Building, located at 1015 West 9th Avenue in King of Prussia, Pa. Local partner organizations and former staff members were invited to visit the new ministry building, enjoy refreshments, and connect with colleagues in ministry. Acting […]

National Insurance Program Created to Benefit ABCUSA Churches

Church Mutual and Sovereign Insurance Group have created a national insurance program to benefit ABCUSA churches.  Announced in a letter written by Acting General Secretary C. Jeff Woods, this voluntary program is available to interested churches to provide additional value to them through group purchasing. Church Mutual provides insurance to more house of worship (churches, synagogues […]

Burma Refugee Commission Recommends Plan of Action After New Expanded Travel Ban Announced

VALLEY FORGE, PA (2/18/20)—On January 31, 2020, President Trump signed a Presidential Proclamation that expands Travel Ban 3.0 to certain nationals from six NEW countries: Myanmar (also known as Burma), Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Nigeria, Sudan and Tanzania. There is no expiration date. The new expanded travel ban will take effect at midnight on February 21, 2020. […]

ABCUSA Office of the General Secretary Hosts Open House

The American Baptist Churches USA Office of the General Secretary held an Open House in its new Roblee Ministry Building, located at 1015 West 9th Avenue in King of Prussia, Pa. Local partner organizations and former staff members were invited to visit the new ministry building, enjoy refreshments, and connect with colleagues in ministry. Acting […]

Registration Now Open for “Celebrating Ministering Women: Radical. Redeemed. Ready.”

VALLEY FORGE, PA (2/4/20)—Registration is now open for the “Celebrating Ministering Women: Radical. Redeemed. Ready.” Conference, coming June 16-19, 2020 at the Green Lake Conference Center in Green Lake, Wis. All are invited – Women and men, clergy and lay leaders alike. Register here today. Planning Team Co-Chair Tom Wiles expressed excitement for the event […]

ABHMS Announces Keynote Speakers for Space for Grace 2020

VALLEY FORGE, PA (2/28/20)—The Rev. Jim Wallis and the Rev. Dr. Suzan Johnson Cook will be among the keynote speakers at American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) Space for Grace 2020 national gathering—“Testify!”—to be held Sept. 23-25, 2020, at the Westin Kansas City (Mo.) at Crown Center. Wallis is founder and president of the nonprofit […]

ABHMS Continues Socially Responsible Investing With Two Recent Initiatives

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 2/28/20)—In continuing its commitment to socially responsible investing, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) was the lead filer of a human rights-related resolution presented for vote at Tyson Food Inc.’s recent annual general meeting. Also, ABHMS has joined other investors in the UP Community Fund, a lender aimed at meeting the […]

National Executive Council Encourages Spiritual Practices Ahead of Lent

VALLEY FORGE, PA (2/19/20)—The National Executive Council encourages all American Baptists to embrace the upcoming Lenten Season in order to draw close to our Lord, and to pray for our neighbors near and far. Members of the council have committed themselves to a day of prayer and fasting each week during the Lenten Season. The […]

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, […]

New Complimentary Giving Resource Available

This new Ecumenical Stewardship Center resource is available at no cost to you. ABCUSA has purchased licenses for American Baptist churches who would like to use this online subscription for the 2020 theme Faithful, Hopeful, Loving. This complimentary subscription based on 1 Corinthians 13:13 includes the Giving magazine and 9 categories of digital files to […]

Registration Now Open for “Celebrating Ministering Women: Radical. Redeemed. Ready.”

VALLEY FORGE, PA (2/4/20)—Registration is now open for the “Celebrating Ministering Women: Radical. Redeemed. Ready.” Conference, coming June 16-19, 2020 at the Green Lake Conference Center in Green Lake, Wis. All are invited – Women and men, clergy and lay leaders alike. Register here today. Planning Team Co-Chair Tom Wiles expressed excitement for the event […]

Creation Justice to be Highlighted at Upcoming Mid-American Baptist Churches Ministers Council Retreat

The earth is the Lord’s and everything in it, the world and its inhabitants too. Because God is the one who established it on the seas; God set it firmly on the waters. Psalm 24:1-2 Mid-American Baptist Churches is holding a retreat in February, highlighting Creation Justice and care of God’s earth. The retreat, meeting […]