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ABHMS Awards More Than $100,000 in COVID One Great Hour of Sharing Recovery Grants

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 9/14/20)—Since May 2020, ABHMS has awarded $132,841 in One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS) funds for COVID-19 recovery efforts in the United States and Puerto Rico. Sixty-one organizations have received grants for communities in need. “The state of emergency we are experiencing because of COVID-19 remains critical,” says the Rev. Rothangliani […]

Update Regarding American Baptist Churches 2021 Biennial Mission Summit Event

VALLEY FORGE, PA (9/11/20)—The Executive Committee of the American Baptist Churches USA Board of General Ministries, at its meeting on Thursday, September 10, voted to hold a virtual Biennial Mission Summit in 2021 and to seek to hold an in person Biennial Mission Summit in Puerto Rico in 2023. A letter from the Executive Committee […]

Multi Region Race and Justice Forum Announced

VALLEY FORGE, PA (9/2/20)—Three American Baptist regions have announced a weekly Multi Region Race and Justice Forum beginning on September 8, 2020. The forum will meet in the format of a Bible Study for Pastors and Church Leaders every Tuesday from September 8 through October 6 on Zoom. Each week the forum will begin with […]

Anti-Racism Task Force Formation

Anti-Racism Task Force Update September 17, 2020 The Call to Prayer event for anti-racism was held on August 5, 2020 with over 150 participants. A dozen American Baptists participated in the Call to Prayer by sharing their prayers and reflections on anti-racism. Those who shared their reflections showed great commitment on that day. One person […]

Multi Region Race and Justice Forum Announced

VALLEY FORGE, PA (9/2/20)—Three American Baptist regions have announced a weekly Multi Region Race and Justice Forum beginning on September 8, 2020. The forum will meet in the format of a Bible Study for Pastors and Church Leaders every Tuesday from September 8 through October 6 on Zoom. Each week the forum will begin with […]

Prayer in the Midst of Disasters

We pray today for the persons in the path of Hurricane Laura. We pray for their safety, their health, and their endurance as they prepare for this weather emergency in the midst of COVID-19. We also pray for those in Puerto Rico and other parts of the Caribbean who are recovering from the previous effects […]

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 Awards More Than $100,000 in COVID One Great Hour of Sharing Recovery Grants

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 9/14/20)—Since May 2020, ABHMS has awarded $132,841 in One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS) funds for COVID-19 recovery efforts in the United States and Puerto Rico. Sixty-one organizations have received grants for communities in need. “The state of emergency we are experiencing because of COVID-19 remains critical,” says the Rev. Rothangliani […]

Sept. 27 Virtual ‘Carve the Tree’ Event to Memorialize Kevin D. Rose

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 9/3/20)—A virtual live-streamed “Carve the Tree” event will be held 4-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 27, to memorialize Kevin D. Rose, who was a past president of Educational Ministries, today a part of American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS). Co-pastor at Cumberland (Ind.) First Baptist Church (FBC), Rose is being honored by […]

ABHMS Seeks Applicants for 2021 ‘In Support of Excellence’ Cohort

VALLEY FORGE, PA (9/1/20)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) is seeking American Baptist pastors to apply to its 2021 “In Support of Excellence” (ISOE) pastors financial-empowerment cohort to begin meeting in January 2021. The application deadline is Oct. 9, 2020. ABHMS has chosen to partner with pastors of excellence in populations identified in research as […]

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 […]