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An Advent Reflection by Interim General Secretary Jeff Woods

An Advent Reflection by Interim General Secretary Jeff Woods

Throughout the 2020 Advent Season, we will be sharing an online devotional for prayer and contemplation on our website. We ...
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Faith, Compassion, and Healing Our National Divides - November 20 Webinar

Faith, Compassion, and Healing Our National Divides – November 20 Webinar

On November 20 at 11:00 AM EST, Dr. Russell Moore of the Southern Baptist ERLC and Presiding Bishop Michael Curry ...
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Compensation Basics Roundtable - MMBB Financial Services

Compensation Basics Roundtable – MMBB Financial Services

MMBB Financial Services recently published an article, Compensation Basics Roundtable, in the September/October 2020 issue of Church Executive. Read the ...
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A Generosity Project Reflection: Money is a Conduit

A Generosity Project Reflection: Money is a Conduit

The Generosity Project is a collaborative effort between ABCUSA, regions, and local congregations.  The Generosity Project aims to help pastors ...
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A Generosity Project Reflection: Allocate vs. Accumulate

A Generosity Project Reflection: Allocate vs. Accumulate

The Generosity Project is a collaborative effort between ABCUSA, regions, and local congregations.  The Generosity Project aims to help pastors ...
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A Message from ABCUSA Interim General Secretary this Election Week

A Message from ABCUSA Interim General Secretary this Election Week

I encourage all American Baptists to be a neighbor this week. Be the kind of neighbor that Jesus taught us ...
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Golden Rule 2020: A Call for Dignity and Respect

Golden Rule 2020: A Call for Dignity and Respect

As we approach our national election we encourage you to visit our page for Golden Rule 2020. This initiative encourages ...
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Hear from Rev. Dr. Trinette V. McCray at Radical. Redeemed. Ready., June 15-18, 2022

Hear from Rev. Dr. Trinette V. McCray at Radical. Redeemed. Ready., June 15-18, 2022

Continue to pray for the planners of the June 2022 event “Celebrating Ministering Women: Radical. Redeemed. Ready.” The conference, which ...
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Anti-Racism Task Force Formation

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 ...
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Multi Region Race and Justice Forum Announced

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 ...
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Prayer in the Midst of Disasters

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 ...
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New Webinar, "Online Worship: Elements, Interaction and Technology," Available for Viewing

New Webinar, “Online Worship: Elements, Interaction and Technology,” Available for Viewing

A webinar entitled "Online Worship: Elements, Interaction and Technology" was presented on Tuesday, August 18, to the Regional Executive Minister's ...
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New Word@Hand App Delivers Engaging Journeys Through Faith

New Word@Hand App Delivers Engaging Journeys Through Faith

VALLEY FORGE, PA (9/4/20)—The launch of the Word@Hand mobile app was recently announced by Friendship Press. Word@Hand is an innovative ...
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A Video Message from ABCUSA Interim General Secretary Dr. C. Jeff Woods - August 2020

A Video Message from ABCUSA Interim General Secretary Dr. C. Jeff Woods – August 2020

Watch the video below for a video update from Dr. C. Jeff Woods, Interim General Secretary of American Baptist Churches ...
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The Generosity Project Webinar “Stewardship and Pandemic” Now Available for Viewing

The Generosity Project Webinar “Stewardship and Pandemic” Now Available for Viewing

The American Baptist Churches USA Office of the General Secretary webinar, “Stewardship and Pandemic,” is now available to view by ...
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Join us in Prayer - View a Recording of the August 5 Call to Prayer

Join us in Prayer – View a Recording of the August 5 Call to Prayer

This American Baptist Churches USA Call to Prayer was recorded during an open event held on Wednesday, August 5. You ...
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Join us for a Call to Prayer Event on Wednesday, August 5

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 ...
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American Baptist Churches USA Remembers Rep. John Lewis

American Baptist Churches USA Remembers Rep. John Lewis

American Baptist Churches USA remembers Rep. John Lewis, civil rights leader and U.S. representative for Georgia’s 5th congressional district. Lewis, ...
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A Generosity Project Reflection: Stewardship of the Pandemic

A Generosity Project Reflection: Stewardship of the Pandemic

The Generosity Project is a collaborative effort between ABCUSA, regions, and local congregations.  The Generosity Project aims to help pastors ...
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A Generosity Project Reflection: Generosity is…Justice

A Generosity Project Reflection: Generosity is…Justice

The Generosity Project is a collaborative effort between ABCUSA, regions, and local congregations.  The Generosity Project aims to help pastors ...
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American Baptist Churches USA Survey Assesses Impact of COVID-19

American Baptist Churches USA Survey Assesses Impact of COVID-19

In May of 2020, a survey regarding the impact of the global pandemic was sent to all of the American ...
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American Baptists Invited to "Imagine" at the 2021 Biennial Mission Summit

American Baptists Invited to “Imagine” at the 2021 Biennial Mission Summit

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 6/9/20)—Planning is well underway for the American Baptist Churches USA 2021 Biennial Mission Summit to be ...
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Memorandum: George Floyd, Systemic Change & COVID-19 - Philadelphia Baptist Association

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 ...
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A Call to the Region - ABC of the Rochester/Genesee Region

A Call to the Region – ABC of the Rochester/Genesee Region

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 ...
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Acts of Racial Injustice - A Letter from American Baptist Churches Interim General Secretary

Acts of Racial Injustice – A Letter from American Baptist Churches Interim General Secretary

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 5/29/20)—On May 29, 2020, Interim General Secretary Dr. C. Jeff Woods published a letter to American ...
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Tech Forums - ABC of New York State

Tech Forums – ABC of New York State

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 ...
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Baptist World Alliance Invites American Baptist Participation May 29, 30 and 31

Baptist World Alliance Invites American Baptist Participation May 29, 30 and 31

The first ever virtual global BWA worship service is this week, and will feature praises and prayers from around the ...
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Faith and Mental Health—In the Wake of COVID-19, Responding to the Rising Tide of Mental Illness

Faith and Mental Health—In the Wake of COVID-19, Responding to the Rising Tide of Mental Illness

This article, written by Rev. Dr. Greg Johnson, was originally published on May 19, 2020 by The Christian Citizen. (Photo ...
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National Council of Churches to Hold Virtual Ecumenical Memorial Service to Mourn Lives Lost to COVID-19

National Council of Churches to Hold Virtual Ecumenical Memorial Service to Mourn Lives Lost to COVID-19

The National Council of Churches USA (NCC) will hold a public online memorial service on Sunday, May 24, 2020 at ...
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A Generosity Project Reflection: Talking About Money and Giving

A Generosity Project Reflection: Talking About Money and Giving

The Generosity Project is a collaborative effort between ABCUSA, regions, and local congregations.  The Generosity Project aims to help pastors ...
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A Bible Study Written by Rev. James E. McJunkin, Jr., Philadelphia Baptist Association

A Bible Study Written by Rev. James E. McJunkin, Jr., 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 ...
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Reopening Churches Webinar Recording

Reopening Churches Webinar Recording

We recently sponsored a webinar centered around reopening churches, presented by Church Mutual Insurance.  We were excited to see 847 ...
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ABCUSA Connections - 2020, Issue 1

ABCUSA Connections – 2020, Issue 1

Read our latest issue of ABCUSA Connections! Click here to view an interactive PDF ...
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A Gathered Fellowship - ABC of Maine

A Gathered Fellowship – ABC of Maine

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 ...
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What is God Doing Among Us? ABC of New York State

What is God Doing Among Us? ABC of New York State

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 ...
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Message from the Executive Minister - ABC of the Rochester Genesee Region

Message from the Executive Minister – ABC of the Rochester Genesee Region

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 ...
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ABC of the Rocky Mountains Weekly News Update, May 22-25

ABC of the Rocky Mountains Weekly News Update, May 22-25

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 ...
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Join us on May 7 for a Webinar Looking at Reopening Churches

Join us on May 7 for a Webinar Looking at Reopening Churches

Note: This Webinar occurred on May 7, 2020. View a recording of the webinar here. As state and local authorities ...
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Intersections - ABC of Greater Indianapolis

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 ...
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Corona Notes - ABC of New York State

Corona Notes – ABC of New York State

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 ...
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Stand Firm... ABC of the Rocky Mountains Devotional

Stand Firm… ABC of the Rocky Mountains Devotional

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 ...
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COVID-19 Camping Announcement - ABC of the Central Region

COVID-19 Camping Announcement – ABC of the Central Region

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 ...
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A Generosity Project Reflection: Generosity in the Midst of a Global Pandemic

A Generosity Project Reflection: Generosity in the Midst of a Global Pandemic

The Generosity Project is a collaborative effort between ABCUSA, regions, and local congregations.  The Generosity Project aims to help pastors ...
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A Generosity Project Reflection: Are You too Generous at Church?

A Generosity Project Reflection: Are You too Generous at Church?

The Generosity Project is a collaborative effort between ABCUSA, regions, and local congregations.  The Generosity Project aims to help pastors ...
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A Virtual Lovefeast - Maundy Thursday

A Virtual Lovefeast – Maundy Thursday

This post was originally published by Rev. Kate Fields. We weren’t sure how this was going to go… no where ...
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A Video Message from Acting General Secretary Dr. C. Jeff Woods

A Video Message from Acting General Secretary Dr. C. Jeff Woods

Watch the video below for a message from Dr. C. Jeff Woods, Acting General Secretary of American Baptist Churches USA, ...
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Celebrating the Risen Christ - Mission Northwest

Celebrating the Risen Christ – Mission Northwest

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 ...
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Options for Online Worship - ABC of the Central Region

Options for Online Worship – ABC of the Central Region

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 ...
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Corona Notes - American Baptist Churches of New York State

Corona Notes – American Baptist Churches of New York State

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 ...
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Light for Today Episode 5 - ABC of the Rocky Mountains

Light for Today Episode 5 – ABC of the Rocky Mountains

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 ...
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ABC of Greater Indianapolis Intersections Newsletter

ABC of Greater Indianapolis Intersections Newsletter

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 ...
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A Generosity Project Reflection - Money at Church: Watch the Relationships

A Generosity Project Reflection – Money at Church: Watch the Relationships

The Generosity Project is a collaborative effort between ABCUSA, regions, and local congregations.  The Generosity Project aims to help pastors ...
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American Baptists Taking Action – Coronavirus and Our Community

American Baptists Taking Action – Coronavirus and Our Community

As COVID-19, the coronavirus, spreads throughout the United States, with latest numbers reaching 13,000 positive tests confirmed from the virus ...
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A Generosity Project Reflection: Generosity is…Letting Others Change

A Generosity Project Reflection: Generosity is…Letting Others Change

The Generosity Project is a collaborative effort between ABCUSA, regions, and local congregations.  The Generosity Project aims to help pastors ...
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Celebrating Ministering Women: Last Days to Register at a Reduced Rate!

Celebrating Ministering Women: Last Days to Register at a Reduced Rate!

Only a few days remain to register at a discounted rate!  Registration is now only $149, but after March 15, ...
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Prayer, Caution Urged Surrounding Coronavirus

Prayer, Caution Urged Surrounding Coronavirus

March 5, 2020 American Baptists are encouraged to be in prayer for those affected by COVID-19, the coronavirus. As new ...
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A Generosity Project Reflection: Generosity…is Simplicity

A Generosity Project Reflection: Generosity…is Simplicity

The Generosity Project is a collaborative effort between ABCUSA, regions, and local congregations.  The Generosity Project aims to help pastors ...
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New Complimentary Giving Resource Available

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 ...
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ABCUSA Office of the General Secretary Hosts Open House

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, ...
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National Insurance Program Created to Benefit ABCUSA Churches

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

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 ...
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Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

We encourage you to share one of your favorite Martin Luther King, Jr., quotes this week, in recognition of Martin ...
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Prayers, Support Invited Following Earthquakes in Puerto Rico

Prayers, Support Invited Following Earthquakes in Puerto Rico

Following Saturday morning’s 5.9 magnitude earthquake in Puerto Rico, Acting General Secretary C. Jeff Woods encouraged prayer saying, “We continue ...
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2020-2021 ABC Directory/Planning Calendar Now Available!

2020-2021 ABC Directory/Planning Calendar Now Available!

The 2020-2021 ABC Directory/Planning Calendar is available for download. We invite you to print this calendar as a reference tool ...
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OGHS Funds Released in Response to Earthquake in Puerto Rico

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 ...
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“Celebrating Ministering Women: Radical. Redeemed. Ready.” Conference Announced for June 2020

“Celebrating Ministering Women: Radical. Redeemed. Ready.” Conference Announced for June 2020

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 1/8/20)—American Baptist Churches USA and American Baptist Women’s Ministries (ABWM) are partnering to present a unique ...
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A Christmas Devotion - Life is Better with God in Charge

A Christmas Devotion – Life is Better with God in Charge

What if our American Baptist family were in charge of the first Christmas? We would unquestionably be telling a different ...
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American Baptist Churches Mission Table Event to be Held May 2020

American Baptist Churches Mission Table Event to be Held May 2020

 VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 12/18/19)—The American Baptist Churches Board of General Ministries announces a Mission Table, to take place May ...
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An Advent Devotion: Mary's Magnificat

An Advent Devotion: Mary’s Magnificat

Luke 1: 46b-55 Isaiah 35: 1-10 “God is turning the world upside down.” Whatever else can be said about Mary’s ...
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A Look Back at Over 40 Years of Ministry with Rev. Dr. Lee B. Spitzer

A Look Back at Over 40 Years of Ministry with Rev. Dr. Lee B. Spitzer

Retiring General Secretary Lee B. Spitzer shares about his ministry foundation, his passions in ministry, and his plans for the ...
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Join ABC Creation Justice Network for "Moving Forward: A Guide to Climate Action for People of Faith" Webinar

Join ABC Creation Justice Network for “Moving Forward: A Guide to Climate Action for People of Faith” Webinar

The ABCUSA Office of the General Secretary and the ABCUSA Creation Justice Network would like to invite you to join ...
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An Advent Devotion: Peace for God's Creation

An Advent Devotion: Peace for God’s Creation

Isaiah 11:1-10, Matthew 3:1-12 This week we celebrate the Advent theme of peace.  In the famous words from Isaiah, “They ...
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A Generosity Project Reflection: One Hand Takes Care of the Other

A Generosity Project Reflection: One Hand Takes Care of the Other

The Generosity Project is a collaborative effort between ABCUSA, regions, and local congregations.  The Generosity Project aims to help pastors ...
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An Advent Devotion by Acting General Secretary Dr. C. Jeff Woods

An Advent Devotion by Acting General Secretary Dr. C. Jeff Woods

What if you suddenly found out that Christmas was tomorrow? Would you be ready? Most of us would probably say ...
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Hopevale Commemoration Sunday

Hopevale Commemoration Sunday

An Invitation In response to the 75th Commemoration (in 2018) of the Hopevale martyrdom in the Philippines in which missionaries ...
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A Generosity Project Reflection: Transactional or Transformational Giving?

A Generosity Project Reflection: Transactional or Transformational Giving?

The Generosity Project is a collaborative effort between ABCUSA, regions, and local congregations.  The Generosity Project aims to help pastors ...
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ABCUSA Announces 2019 Awards for Matthew 25 Grant

ABCUSA Announces 2019 Awards for Matthew 25 Grant

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 11/20/19)—Nine Matthew 25 Grants ranging from $1,300 to $3,500 were awarded in October to applicants who ...
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ABCUSA Office of the General Secretary Dedicates Robert A. Roblee Ministry Building

ABCUSA Office of the General Secretary Dedicates Robert A. Roblee Ministry Building

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 11/10/19)—The American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA) Robert A. Roblee Ministry Building was dedicated on Friday afternoon, ...
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OGHS Funds Released in Response to Kincade Wildfire in Sonoma County

OGHS Funds Released in Response to Kincade Wildfire in Sonoma County

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 11/4/19)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS), on behalf of American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA), has released ...
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Generosity…Helps Carry the Load

Generosity…Helps Carry the Load

The Generosity Project is a collaborative effort between ABCUSA, regions, and local congregations.  The Generosity Project aims to help pastors ...
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ABHMS Hosts ‘Co-Creators Incubator Demo Day’

ABHMS Hosts ‘Co-Creators Incubator Demo Day’

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/18/19)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) six previously chosen Co-Creators participated in the Co-Creators Incubator Demo ...
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Generosity Is…Giving Ourselves to God

Generosity Is…Giving Ourselves to God

The Generosity Project is a collaborative effort between ABCUSA, regions, and local congregations.  The Generosity Project aims to help pastors ...
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Reflections on Green Lake Conference Center's 75th Anniversary

Reflections on Green Lake Conference Center’s 75th Anniversary

Kevin Walden writes: The value that our camping and conference ministries add to congregational and pastoral effectiveness is priceless. Green ...
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Generosity…Starts Within

Generosity…Starts Within

The Generosity Project is a collaborative effort between ABCUSA, regions, and local congregations.  The Generosity Project aims to help pastors ...
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Expressing Gratitude

Expressing Gratitude

The Generosity Project is a collaborative effort between ABCUSA, regions, and local congregations.  The Generosity Project aims to help pastors ...
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How Do We Pray for the Care of Creation? The Beatitudes Give Us Guidance

How Do We Pray for the Care of Creation? The Beatitudes Give Us Guidance

God loves this world that God created at the beginning of time. Through our prayers and our actions, we return ...
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The Generosity Project Blog: Succession Planning

The Generosity Project Blog: Succession Planning

The Generosity Project is a collaborative effort between ABCUSA, regions, and local congregations.  The Generosity Project aims to help pastors ...
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About the ABC Creation Justice Network

About the ABC Creation Justice Network

The ABC Creation Justice Network is a grassroots network of Baptists that are coming together to seek a just and ...
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Moving with Life by Fred Dean

Moving with Life by Fred Dean

“Look! A Baltimore Oriole!” My mom cries out summoning me over to the window. I dash over and see a ...
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A Matter of Stewardship: Eco-Justice in Biblical Perspective Workshop

A Matter of Stewardship: Eco-Justice in Biblical Perspective Workshop

This is a great resource created by the American Baptist Home Mission Society: This six-session study, which is designed for ...
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Creation Justice Blog Posts

Creation Justice Blog Posts

A Virtual Lovefeast - Maundy Thursday by Rev. Kate Fields An Advent Devotion: Peace for God’s Creation by Dr. David ...
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Resources We Recommend

Resources We Recommend

Become a Creation Justice Congregation Creation Justice Ministries Resources Blessed Tomorrow – Resources to Inspire Others GreenFaith Christian Resources Evangelical ...
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A User-Friendly Universe?: Spiritual Speeches in an Academic Context

Books We Recommend

Creation Justice Recommendations A User-Friendly Universe?: Spiritual Speeches in an Academic Context by Clifford Chalmers Cain Many Heavens, One Earth: ...
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A Letter of Support from CPBC General Secretary Dr. Jerson Narciso

A Letter of Support from CPBC General Secretary Dr. Jerson Narciso

11 September 2019 Rev. Dr. Lee B. Spitzer General Secretary American Baptist Churches  USA (ABCUSA) Dear Dr. Spitzer, Grace to ...
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Hopevale Reflections by Carolyn Predmore

Hopevale Reflections by Carolyn Predmore

75 years ago, 11 American Baptist Missionaries were martyred at Hopevale, Philippines.  They had been hiding in the hills of ...
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Go with the Lord! by Sharon Dumas

Go with the Lord! by Sharon Dumas

On my first day in Manila, I saw a plaque on a tricycle that read, "Go with the Lord". The Hopevale ...
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Suffering and Global Climate Change

Suffering and Global Climate Change

By Dr. David Wheeler, written for Huddled Masses Katherine Hayhoe, a highly regarded and widely cited atmospheric science at Texas ...
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A Call for Dialogue and Action on Climate Change

A Call for Dialogue and Action on Climate Change

From time to time, Task Forces are established by the Board of General Ministries to study different issues. In their ...
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Photos from the Green Lake Hopevale Commemoration Event - August 2019

Photos from the Green Lake Hopevale Commemoration Event – August 2019

The Hopevale Commemoration is a joint project of the ABCUSA Office of the General Secretary, American Baptist International Ministries, the ...
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American Baptists Gather for Ninth Baptist International Conference on Theological Education

American Baptists Gather for Ninth Baptist International Conference on Theological Education

More than 200 men and women recently gathered at the ninth Baptist International Conference on Theological Education. (BICTE) conference, Reimaging, ...
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Generosity…Helps Others Heal

Generosity…Helps Others Heal

The Generosity Project is a collaborative effort between ABCUSA, regions, and local congregations.  The Generosity Project aims to help pastors ...
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Creation Justice: Life is About Choices

Creation Justice: Life is About Choices

Watch our new video, produced in partnership with ecoAmerica: ...
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View Photos from the 2019 Biennial Mission Summit

View Photos from the 2019 Biennial Mission Summit

View photos taken at the 2019 Biennial Mission Summit! ...
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Prayer and Action: A Letter of Solidarity and Support from American Baptist Churches USA

Prayer and Action: A Letter of Solidarity and Support from American Baptist Churches USA

The letter below will also be published in the local Virginia Beach newspaper, The Virginia Beach Beacon, on Thursday, June ...
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Biennial Mission Summit Election Slate

Biennial Mission Summit Election Slate

The documents below are related to the Business Meeting at the 2019 Biennial Mission Summit at the Virginia Beach Convention Center ...
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Generosity…Looks to the Future

Generosity…Looks to the Future

The Generosity Project is a collaborative effort between ABCUSA, regions, and local congregations.  The Generosity Project aims to help pastors ...
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Church and Money: 5 Important Truths

Church and Money: 5 Important Truths

A team working together around the challenge of stewardship in the 21st century has worked hard over the past eighteen ...
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BUGS

BUGS

When I was a boy in Kentucky, a drive on a summer evening would load up the windshield and the ...
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An Easter Message from the ABCUSA General Secretary

An Easter Message from the ABCUSA General Secretary

On this Easter Sunday, we invite you to read a message from ABCUSA General Secretary Rev. Dr. Lee B Spitzer, ...
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Lenten Devotional: The Reality of Death and The Hope of Resurrection

Lenten Devotional: The Reality of Death and The Hope of Resurrection

Easter is the time when the full view of the Gospel reminds us of the story of Jesus’ death and ...
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Lenten Devotional: Prayer in the Wilderness

Lenten Devotional: Prayer in the Wilderness

Read about our Lenten Devotional Series and view additional postings here. “But he would withdraw to deserted places and pray”   ~ ...
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Things Every Pastor Should Know About Money

Things Every Pastor Should Know About Money

A team working together around the challenge of stewardship in the 21st century has worked hard over the past eighteen ...
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Join us at the 2019 Biennial Mission Summit!

Join us at the 2019 Biennial Mission Summit!

Plan to attend the 2019 Biennial Mission Summit, June 21-23 at the Virginia Beach Convention Center in Virginia Beach, Virginia ...
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Lenten Devotional: Matthew 22: 36-39

Lenten Devotional: Matthew 22: 36-39

Read about our Lenten Devotional Series and view additional postings here. Matthew 22: 36-39 Thought: It was well over two years ...
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Lenten Devotional: From Chaos to Calm

Lenten Devotional: From Chaos to Calm

Read about our Lenten Devotional Series and view additional postings here. Chaos. Pain. Fear. I have battled these all of my ...
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Transition Ministries ABCUSA - Upcoming Training Events

Transition Ministries ABCUSA – Upcoming Training Events

What do you do when your pastor retires or accepts a call to another place of ministry? Peggy Johnson, member ...
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Lenten Devotional: Of Pinecones, Timing and Purpose

Lenten Devotional: Of Pinecones, Timing and Purpose

Read about our Lenten Devotional Series and view additional postings here. A familiar sight. Do you have one of those? For ...
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Lenten Devotional - Strategy A1: Moving from Lament to Excitement

Lenten Devotional – Strategy A1: Moving from Lament to Excitement

Read about our Lenten Devotional Series and view additional postings here. See, I am doing a new thing…can you not perceive ...
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Lenten Devotional: Expectation, Not Expectations

Lenten Devotional: Expectation, Not Expectations

Read about our Lenten Devotional Series and view additional postings here. It had been a difficult week.  I needed to experience ...
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Lenten Devotional: When the Desert Chooses You

Lenten Devotional: When the Desert Chooses You

Read about our Lenten Devotional Series and view additional postings here. I took this photo on a trip to Saguaro National ...
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March 15 Deadline Approaches: Sponsorship, Ad and Exhibit Opportunities for 2019 Biennial Mission Summit

March 15 Deadline Approaches: Sponsorship, Ad and Exhibit Opportunities for 2019 Biennial Mission Summit

View the full brochure to learn about Program Book Ad opportunities, Exhibitor opportunities, Corporate Sponsorship opportunities and Booster opportunities here ...
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Lenten Devotional: The Wilderness and Beyond

Lenten Devotional: The Wilderness and Beyond

Read about our Lenten Devotional Series and view additional postings here. “Who for the joy that was set before him endured ...
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Matthew 25 Grant Helps W. Va. Church’s “Power of Three: Body, Mind and Soul” Initiative

Matthew 25 Grant Helps W. Va. Church’s “Power of Three: Body, Mind and Soul” Initiative

Once, Boone County, W. Va., was a leading producer of coal nationally. The industry has suffered a major decline in ...
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Matthew 25 Grant Supports ‘Aquaponics’ Program in Jackson County, W. Va.

Matthew 25 Grant Supports ‘Aquaponics’ Program in Jackson County, W. Va.

Something “fishy” is going on in Jackson County, W. Va., and that is a good thing because people in need ...
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Lenten Devotional: Ash Wednesday

Lenten Devotional: Ash Wednesday

Read about our Lenten Devotional Series here. By the sweat of your face you shall eat bread until you return ...
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Biennial Mission Summit: Call to Meeting

Biennial Mission Summit: Call to Meeting

The documents below are related to the Business Meeting at the 2019 Biennial Mission Summit at the Virginia Beach Convention Center ...
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Can Money be Holy?

Can Money be Holy?

A team working together around the challenge of stewardship in the 21st century has worked hard over the past eighteen ...
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What Every Pastor Ought to Know About Money

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Register Today for the 2019 Biennial Mission Summit

Register Today for the 2019 Biennial Mission Summit

Individual registration is now open for the American Baptist Churches Biennial Mission Summit, June 21-23, 2019, to be held at ...
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Board of General Ministries Election Slate

The Board of General Ministries Election Slate which will come to the Biennial Delegates for vote during the Business Meeting ...
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Individual Registration for 2019 Biennial Mission Summit Opens

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Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Stewards of God’s Mysteries

Stewards of God’s Mysteries

A team working together around the challenge of stewardship in the 21st century has worked hard over the past eighteen ...
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Happy New Year

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2019 Biennial Mission Summit Sponsorship, Ad and Exhibit Opportunities

View the full brochure to learn about Program Book Ad opportunities, Exhibitor opportunities, Corporate Sponsorship opportunities and Booster opportunities here ...
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Stewards of the Blessing of Time

Stewards of the Blessing of Time

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The Birth of Jesus - Luke 2:8-20

The Birth of Jesus – Luke 2:8-20

Luke 2:8-20 (NRSV) 8 In that region there were shepherds living in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night ...
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Encouraging Pastors and Churches – Sister Church Visit and Rededication Service

Kevin Walden, associate general secretary for Congregations and Pastors, recently traveled to Puerto Rico for a Sister Church visit to ...
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Gratitude and Grace

Gratitude and Grace

A team working together around the challenge of stewardship in the 21st century has worked hard over the past eighteen ...
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An Advent Reflection on the Water Crisis by Kathleen Moore

An Advent Reflection on the Water Crisis by Kathleen Moore

On the second Sunday of the season of Advent, in the Gospel reading Luke 1:68-79, Christians are confronted by the ...
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Letting Go of Fear

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A team working together around the challenge of stewardship in the 21st century has worked hard over the past eighteen ...
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A Reflection by Acting General Secretary Jeff Woods: Beginning of the Advent Season

During the 2018 Advent season, weekly reflections will be posted from the Acting General Secretary and Associate General Secretaries of American ...
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Giving Thanks and a Call to Prayer for Persons Touched by California Wildfires

At this time of year We give thanks for air to breathe, Food to eat, And shelter over our heads ...
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Stewards of God's Mysteries

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A team working together around the challenge of stewardship in the 21st century has worked hard over the past eighteen ...
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Matthew 25 Grant Funds Maryland Congregation’s Enrichment Initiative for Disadvantaged Children

Matthew 25 Grant Funds Maryland Congregation’s Enrichment Initiative for Disadvantaged Children

A $500 Matthew 25 Grant from American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA) helped a Silver Spring, MD, congregation run an educational ...
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2019-2020 ABC Directory/Planning Calendar Now Available!

The 2019-2020 ABC Directory/Planning Calendar is available for download. We invite you to print this calendar as a reference tool for ...
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Shifting the Conversation

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Nominations Invited for Mowbray Ecumenical Award

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/26/18)—American Baptist Churches USA seeks nominations for the Luke Mowbray Ecumenical Award, which recognizes an individual for ...
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Acting General Secretary Reflects on Recent Violence

Acting General Secretary Reflects on Recent Violence

Rev. Dr. C. Jeff Woods, acting general secretary of American Baptist Churches USA, shared the words below following recent violent ...
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ABCUSA Offers Prayerful, Reflective Retreat Opportunity to Nourish the Heart and Expand the Soul

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$900 Matthew 25 Grant Supports West Chester, Penna., Congregation to Offer Sunday Brunch for the Homeless

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For more than 40 years The Baptist Church of West Chester, Penna., has provided a Saturday morning breakfast each week ...
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One Great Hour of Sharing Gifts Invited Following Hurricane Michael

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As the nation watches Hurricane Michael closely, we invite prayer and continued gifts to One Great Hour of Sharing to support those in ...
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Feeling Called by God to Church Service?

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October 15-17: Attend the New Baptist Covenant 2018 Summit in Atlanta

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How Much Do You Value Generosity?

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A team working together around the challenge of stewardship in the 21st century has worked hard over the past eighteen ...
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Prayers for the General Secretary and his Family Following Surgery

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Understanding Our Relationship with Money

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September 1 is Deadline for 2018 Matthew 25 Grant Applications

American Baptist Churches USA Office of the General Secretary welcomes applications by September 1 for Matthew 25 Grant awards. The ...
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AWANA Ministry Yields Dynamic Discipleship and Growth in the Dakotas

Pastor Bruce Miller and leaders at two South Dakota congregations have used AWANA as an educational initiative to spark growth ...
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Application to Perform Available for 2019 Biennial Mission Summit

In the worship celebrations at the Biennial Mission Summit, June 21-23, 2019 in Virginia Beach, Virginia, we will be seeking to ...
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Working on ABC Priorities: Julia Bruton-Sheppard on an Anti-Violence Campaign in Philadelphia

This story about the work of the Philadelphia Baptist Association is part of a series focusing on how churches are ...
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What is your why?

What is your why?

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Responses Requested for 2019 Mission Summit Conversations/Baptist Talk Survey

Please respond to our survey about the Mission Summit Conversations and Baptist Talk. The purpose of this survey is to ...
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Matthew 25 Grant Supports Training to Empower Youth

Matthew 25 Grant Supports Training to Empower Youth

A $500 Matthew 25 Grant from American Baptist Churches USA has supported First Baptist Church of Trenton, NJ, to deliver ...
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ABC of Metro Chicago Region Receiving Applicants for Executive Minister

ABC of Metro Chicago Region Receiving Applicants for Executive Minister

The American Baptist Churches of the Metro Chicago Region is now receiving applicants for its next Executive Minister. To request ...
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ABC Creation Justice Network Represented at International Symposium

ABC Creation Justice Network Represented at International Symposium

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Generosity Project: Generous Hospitality

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Matthew 25 Grant Helps Edison, NJ, Youngsters Adapt to a New Life in America

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Kachin Baptist Convention Visits ABC Mission Center

A delegation of the Kachin Baptist Convention in Kachin State, Myanmar (Burma), visited the American Baptist Churches Mission Center on ...
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EthicsDaily Interviews ABCUSA General Secretary Lee Spitzer About Letter on Immigration and Family Separation

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Generosity Project: Living in Abundance

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Board of General Ministries Meets in Green Lake, WI

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The Joy of Generosity

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American Baptists Express Concern About Turmoil in Nicaragua

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Generosity is Remembering

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2019 Biennial Mission Summit – Application to Perform

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$500 Matthew 25 Grant Provides Public Transit Passes

$500 Matthew 25 Grant Provides Public Transit Passes

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Matthew 25 Grant Helps Immigrants Adapt to New Life in in Newton, Mass.

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New Baptist Covenant Action Grant Available

Is your church interested in working for racial justice? New Baptist Covenant is please to offer funding for churches doing ...
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Ambassador Lynn of Myanmar Embassy in Washington D.C. Visits Valley Forge Headquarters

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 5/21/18)—On May 16, 2018, the Burma Refugees Commission of American Baptist Churches USA, along with representatives ...
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Registration Opens for ABHMS’ Highly Anticipated Space for Grace 2018 Urban Retreat

Registration Opens for ABHMS’ Highly Anticipated Space for Grace 2018 Urban Retreat

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 5/18/18)—Registration is now open for American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) highly anticipated “Thy Will Be ...
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Grant Supports Shelter for Homeless University Students

Imagine being a church in the heart of California’s Silicon Valley. Many in your San Jose community enjoy abounding wealth ...
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Great Teams Lead to Great Generosity

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Tamil Christian Fellowship at Exton, Pennsylvania Church

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‘Homeworker Helper’ Assists Under-Served New York Children

‘Homeworker Helper’ Assists Under-Served New York Children

A $600 Matthew 25 Grant from American Baptist Churches USA supported Trumansburg First Baptist Church in New York’s Finger Lakes ...
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Select stewardship resources produced by the Ecumenical Stewardship Center are available free of charge while supplies last. Quantities of some ...
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Reflections from the A.C.T. Now! Unite to End Racism Rally

One month ago on April 4, 2018, American Baptists gathered in Washington, D.C. to join faith partners for the Unite ...
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Rochester Genesee Region Announces Search for Executive Minister

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A Small Town’s After School Ministry Thrives in New Hampshire

A Small Town’s After School Ministry Thrives in New Hampshire

A $500 Matthew 25 Grant from American Baptist Churches USA is making a big difference in the smalltown life of ...
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Generosity and Faith: The Connecting Thread

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$1,000 Matthew 25 Grant Feeds 100 Food-Insecure School Children in Maryland

$1,000 Matthew 25 Grant Feeds 100 Food-Insecure School Children in Maryland

First Baptist Church of Camp Springs, MD, was awarded a $1,000 Matthew 25 Grant from American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA) ...
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$1,000 Matthew 25 Grant Provides Food and Education After School

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A $1,000 Matthew 25 Grant from American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA) helped First Baptist Church in Sharon, Pa., purchase food ...
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$500 Matthew 25 Grant Helps Nebraskans Build Fresh Water Systems in Thailand

A $500 Matthew 25 Grant from American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA) has helped a Kearney, Neb., congregation purchase building supplies ...
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Save the Date for a “Summit by the Sea” at the 2019 Biennial Mission Summit

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 4/16/18)—The American Baptist Churches USA 2019 Biennial Mission Summit will be held June 21-23, 2019, at ...
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Cultivate Generosity in Your Church by Sharing the Story

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American Baptists Commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr’s Legacy

Members of American Baptist Churches USA journeyed from all over the country to participate in the ACT to End Racism ...
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American Baptists Join D.C. Rally to End Racism

American Baptists were undeterred by scattered showers and 35-mph winds when they joined people of various faith traditions on the National ...
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American Baptists Explore Fresh Expressions of Ministry in a Changing Culture

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American Baptists Join Faith Partners Today, April 4, in Washington DC for Unite to End Racism Rally

Today, April 4, American Baptists from across the country are joining our faith partners on the Mall in Washington, D.C., for ...
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How to Increase Generosity in your Church: Ask!

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Christ is Risen. He is Risen, Indeed!

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Sign Up Still Open for the Puerto Rico Sister Churches Initiative

Sign Up Still Open for the Puerto Rico Sister Churches Initiative

Churches throughout the United States and Puerto Rico are invited to sign up to participate in the Iglesias Bautistas de ...
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Stewardship Resources Available

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Generosity Project: Who Do We Trust?

Generosity Project: Who Do We Trust?

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American Baptists to Explore Fresh Expressions of Ministry

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Learn More – Sister Churches Initiative Announced

Iglesias Bautistas de Puerto Rico Executive Minister Rev. Edgardo M. Caraballo Marín and American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA) General Secretary ...
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ABCUSA Haitian Alliance Members Visit ABC Mission Center

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ABC of New Jersey Now Accepting Applications for Executive Minister

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Download the 2018-2019 ABC Directory/Planning Calendar

The 2018-2019 ABC Directory/Planning Calendar is available for download. We invite you to print this calendar as a reference tool for ...
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Where You Find Great Gratitude You Find Great Generosity

Where You Find Great Gratitude You Find Great Generosity

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Mid-American Baptist Churches Now Accepting Applications for Executive Minister

The Mid-American Baptist Churches are now accepting applications for their next Executive Minister. For more information about this ministry opportunity, please ...
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ABC of the Central Region Now Accepting Applications for Executive Minister

The American Baptist Churches of the Central Region are now accepting applications for their next Executive Minister. For more information ...
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Pastors and Church Finance: A Reflection by Rev. Margaret Marcuson, Part 2

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A team working together around the challenge of stewardship in the 21st century has worked hard over the past eighteen ...
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America For Christ Offering 2018

American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) is promoting the America for Christ (AFC) Offering 2018, which seeks to raise $1,250,000 ...
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Pastors Weigh In on ‘Generous Congregations’ and Importance of The Retired Ministers and Missionaries Offering

Each year MMBB Financial Services and ABCUSA coordinate the Retired Ministers and Missionaries Offering (RMMO) to support those who have ...
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Learn more about the Retired Ministers and Missionaries Offering here. After pastoring for 39 years, Harold Kruger “doesn’t do the ...
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Generosity is Modeled and Mimicked

A team working together around the challenge of stewardship in the 21st century has worked hard over the past eighteen ...
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Tuesday, November 28, 2017 is #GIVINGTUESDAY!

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 is #GIVINGTUESDAY!

Have you thought about what you will support? Join us in ministry as we serve as the hands and feet ...
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Retired Ministers and Missionaries Offering 2017

Support RMMO The roots of RMMO go back to the mid-1930s, when American Baptist congregations received a Communion Fellowship Offering ...
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Generosity: The Subject Jesus Talked About Most

Generosity: The Subject Jesus Talked About Most

A team working together around the challenge of stewardship in the 21st century has worked hard over the past eighteen ...
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$500 Matthew 25 Grant Funds Immersion Experience to Encourage Youth to Consider College

$500 Matthew 25 Grant Funds Immersion Experience to Encourage Youth to Consider College

Many people today take going to college for granted. For others who lack the means or who have never had family ...
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Generosity: Gratefulness and Love

A team working together around the challenge of stewardship in the 21st century has worked hard over the past eighteen ...
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Transformation Story: A Homeless Ministry at Calvary Baptist Church in Newark, Del.

In Spring of 2017, we invited American Baptists from across the country to share their Transformation Stories as a part of ...
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Generosity is Profound

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$1,500 Matthew 25 Grant Supports ‘Blessings in a Backpack’ Ministry for Children in Need in Point Pleasant, W. Va.

More than 50 students at a time in Point Pleasant, W. Va., have benefitted from a “Blessings in a Backpack” ...
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Living Generously Begins With Trust

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6,100 Miles, Seven Days: On the Road with ABHMS Disaster Response

American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) takes American Baptists on the road with ABHMS Disaster-response Ministries as it assesses the ...
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Ecumenical Stewardship Center Resources Available: Live Generously

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Live Generously, based on 2 Corinthians 8:9, is the theme for just-released stewardship resources published by the Ecumenical Stewardship Center ...
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United Mission empowers ministries across American Baptist Churches USA regions. In the American Baptist Churches of Rhode Island, Rev. Kathryn ...
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American Baptist Women In Ministry Mentor Story: Susan Gillies

American Baptist Women in Ministry is highlighting mentors who have encouraged others. Watch this story or read below to learn ...
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Matthew 25 Grant Funds Backpack Back-to-School Initiative in Chenango County, NY

A $2,789 Matthew 25 Grant from American Baptist Churches USA Office of the General Secretary has enabled 120 children in rural Chenango ...
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VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 8/28/17)—American Baptists are urged to lift up those affected in both Texas and Louisiana by Hurricane ...
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American Baptist Women In Ministry Mentor Story: Trinette McCray

American Baptist Women in Ministry is highlighting mentors who have encouraged others. Watch this story or read below to learn ...
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$1,000 Matthew 25 Grant Helps Fund Weekend ‘Tide Me Over’ food program for Dozens of Students in Stockbridge, Mich.

$1,000 Matthew 25 Grant Helps Fund Weekend ‘Tide Me Over’ food program for Dozens of Students in Stockbridge, Mich.

Thanks in part to a $1,000 Matthew 25 Grant from American Baptist Churches USA, Crossroads Community Church in Stockbridge, Mich., ...
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Applications Invited for Matthew 25 Grants; Due September 1

Applications Invited for Matthew 25 Grants; Due September 1

American Baptist Churches USA Office of the General Secretary welcomes applications by September 1 for Matthew 25 Grant awards. The ...
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American Baptist Women In Ministry Mentor Story: Heather Entrekin

American Baptist Women in Ministry is highlighting mentors who have encouraged others. Watch this story or read below to learn ...
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Sam Morse, 20, of Sugarloaf, Maine, has been on skis since he was 23 months old, when his father, Earle, ...
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General Secretary's Update - August 12-13, 2017

General Secretary’s Update – August 12-13, 2017

He came and preached peace to you who were far away and peace to those who were near. (Ephesians 2:17) ...
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American Baptist Women In Ministry Mentor Story: Darla Dee Turlington

American Baptist Women in Ministry is highlighting mentors who have encouraged others. Watch this story or read below to learn ...
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ABCUSA Seeks Two Associate General Secretaries

The American Baptist Churches USA Office of the General Secretary is searching for persons to fill two Associate General Secretary positions ...
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American Baptist Women In Ministry Mentor Story: Betty Wright Riggins

American Baptist Women in Ministry is highlighting mentors who have encouraged others. Watch this story or read below to learn ...
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Up to Camp: A Summer Reading Series (Part 4)

Over the summer months, Acting Associate General Secretary for Mission Resource Development Dr. Al Fletcher invited leaders to share their recommended ...
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American Baptist Women In Ministry Mentor Story: Alice Green

American Baptist Women in Ministry is highlighting mentors who have encouraged others. Watch this story or read below to learn ...
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Women in Ministry – ACCESS!

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2017 Biennial Mission Summit – Submit Your Feedback Before Friday!

Delegates, participants and staff who attended the 2017 Biennial Mission Summit are invited to complete a feedback survey for the 2017 ...
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Rev. Stacy Emerson, ABCUSA Stewardship Facilitator, reflects on stewardship below. We invite you to tell us more about how your ...
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Story Mosaic Project Grows out of 2017 Biennial Mission Summit

What is God doing? Community, Church and Ministry At the 2017 Biennial Mission Summit, some participants and delegates were invited to share about ...
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Up to Camp: A Summer Reading Series (Part 3)

Over the summer months, Acting Associate General Secretary for Mission Resource Development Dr. Al Fletcher invited leaders to share their recommended ...
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Rev. Kathy Longhat serves as pastor of Watonga Indian Baptist Church, Watonga, Okla. The congregation is associated with the Oklahoma ...
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A Reflection on the 2017 Biennial Mission Summit

Ken Williams, Interim Executive Minister of the American Baptist Churches of Connecticut, shared a thoughtful reflection following the Biennial Mission ...
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View photos from the Biennial Mission Summit, June 30-July 2, 2017!

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The Governor of the State of Oregon issued a Proclamation, proclaiming June 30-July 2, 2017, “American Baptist Weekend” in the ...
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The American Baptist Churches USA Biennial Mission Summit begins on Friday, June 30, but meetings are occurring all week. Use ...
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Biennial Mission Summit Registration Closes on June 15!

Register today for the Biennial Mission Summit, June 30-July 2, 2017, to be held in Portland, Oregon at the Oregon ...
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ABCUSA President Fackenthal Says She Has Been Powerfully Blessed by ‘Living’ the Denomination’s Diversity

Rev. Judy Fackenthal of Indianapolis says she has been “profoundly changed” over the time she has served as president of ...
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Transformation Story: Charleston Baptist Temple Demonstrates the “Hands and Feet of Christ”

In Spring 2017, we invited American Baptists from across the country to share their Transformation Stories – this is a ...
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Transformation Story: Kodiak Baptist Mission

In Spring 2017, we invited American Baptists from across the country to share their Transformation Stories – this is a ...
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Transformation Story: Blackfoot Christian Fellowship – Blackfoot, ID

In Spring 2017, we invited American Baptists from across the country to share their Transformation Stories – this is a ...
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Transformation Story: Homeless Ministry – Calvary Baptist Church in Newark, DE

In Spring 2017, we invited American Baptists from across the country to share their Transformation Stories – this is a ...
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Resourcing Regions at May Annual Meetings

Rev. Dr. C. Jeff Woods, associate general secretary for Regional Ministries, travels regularly and serves as a resource to regions ...
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Transformation Story: F.R.O.G.S. (Faithfully Rely On God)

In Spring 2017, we invited American Baptists from across the country to share their Transformation Stories – this is a ...
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Transformation Story: Stone Soup – Sharing Food, Creating Community

In Spring 2017, we invited American Baptists from across the country to share their Transformation Stories – this is a ...
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Transformation Story: Sharing Bread, Sharing Peace – Despenza De La Paz

In Spring 2017, we invited American Baptists from across the country to share their Transformation Stories – this is a ...
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Transformation Story: Health Care Kits – Migrant Ministries

In Spring 2017, we invited American Baptists from across the country to share their Transformation Stories – this is a ...
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Transformation Story: A Missional Twist on “Trick or Treating”

In Spring 2017, we invited American Baptists from across the country to share their Transformation Stories – this is a ...
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Transformation Story: SHARDS: Reclaiming the Broken Pieces of Life

In Spring 2017, we invited American Baptists from across the country to share their Transformation Stories – this is a ...
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Transformation Story: The K.I.N.D. Project

In Spring 2017, we invited American Baptists from across the country to share their Transformation Stories – this is a ...
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Transformation Story: Transforming Lives by Relieving Hunger

In Spring 2017, we invited American Baptists from across the country to share their Transformation Stories – this is a ...
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Register Today for the Biennial Mission Summit

Individual registration is open for the Biennial Mission Summit, June 30-July 2, 2017, to be held in Portland, Oregon at ...
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Up to Camp: A Summer Reading Series

Up to Camp: A Summer Reading Series

Over the summer months, Acting Associate General Secretary for Mission Resource Development Dr. Al Fletcher has invited leaders to share their ...
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Transformation Story: Feed the Kids – Shell Ridge Community Church

In Spring 2017, we invited American Baptists from across the country to share their Transformation Stories – this is a ...
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Transformation Story: Healthy Food Summit/Camp

In Spring 2017, we invited American Baptists from across the country to share their Transformation Stories – this is a ...
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Transformation Story: OWLS – “Older Wiser Learning Seniors,” The Baptist Temple, Rochester NY

In Spring 2017, we invited American Baptists from across the country to share their Transformation Stories – this is a ...
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Transformation Story: CenterPoint Baptist Church “Blessing Bag” Project

In Spring 2017, we invited American Baptists from across the country to share their Transformation Stories – this is a ...
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Transformation Story: Mission Trip to Samaritana Women's Ministry, Philippines - First Baptist of Bedford, MA

Transformation Story: Mission Trip to Samaritana Women’s Ministry, Philippines – First Baptist of Bedford, MA

In Spring 2017, we invited American Baptists from across the country to share their Transformation Stories – this is a ...
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Transformation Story: Love in a Brown Bag – Send the Light Fellowship, Frankford, WV

In Spring 2017, we invited American Baptists from across the country to share their Transformation Stories – this is a ...
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Transformation Story: “Connection” Transformational Student Ministry

In Spring 2017, we invited American Baptists from across the country to share their Transformation Stories – this is a ...
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Deadline Extended: Transformation Stories Invited from Local American Baptist Churches

Deadline Extended: Transformation Stories Invited from Local American Baptist Churches

Leading up to the 2017 Biennial Mission Summit, we want to hear from YOU! Do you have a story of ...
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$2,500 Matthew 25 Grant Funds Lansing, Mich., New Clothing Center for Children and Youth in Need

A $2,500 Matthew 25 Grant from American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA) is supporting the Judson Love Clothing Center in Lansing, ...
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Join Us! Rhythms of the Spirit  - August 14-18 in Exeter, Rhode Island

Join Us! Rhythms of the Spirit – August 14-18 in Exeter, Rhode Island

Do you struggle for balance between prayer and activity? Do you long for more silence and solitude in your life ...
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Christ is Risen!

Christ is Risen!

We wake this morning to the gift of joy and a rebirth of hope. Christ is risen! Many people have ...
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Lenten Reflections: Maundy Thursday

Lenten Reflections: Maundy Thursday

Over the two months prior to Easter, reflections will be shared from Regional Executives from American Baptist regions through the ...
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New Archives Director Seeks to Offer ‘Well-Rounded’ Portrayal of American Baptist History

New Archives Director Seeks to Offer ‘Well-Rounded’ Portrayal of American Baptist History

Did you know that the American Baptist Historical Society owes its existence to manufacturing pioneer Samuel Colgate (1822-97) and members ...
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‘Virtual Mission Encounter’ in May Aims to Connect Baptist and Muslim Women for a More Peaceful, Just World

‘Virtual Mission Encounter’ in May Aims to Connect Baptist and Muslim Women for a More Peaceful, Just World

Are you an American Baptist woman concerned about Christian-Muslim relations? Would you appreciate the chance to personally relate to Muslim ...
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Lenten Reflections: Fifth Sunday of Lent

Lenten Reflections: Fifth Sunday of Lent

Over the two months prior to Easter, reflections will be shared from Regional Executives from American Baptist regions through the ...
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My Baptist Life: Curtis Ramsey-Lucas

Curtis Ramsey-Lucas, 49, of Hyattsville, Md. serves American Baptist Home Mission Societies as executive editor of Christian Citizen magazine and ...
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Biennial Mission Summit: Call to Meeting, Bylaws Changes and Election Slate

Biennial Mission Summit: Call to Meeting, Bylaws Changes and Election Slate

The documents below are related to the Business Meeting at the 2017 Biennial Mission Summit and the Board of General ...
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ABC Immigration Taskforce Resource Available in English and Spanish

ABC Immigration Taskforce Resource Available in English and Spanish

Originally introduced in 2015, an American Baptist Churches resource, “Pastoral, Prophetic, Practical, and Personal,” remains available for free download in both English ...
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American Baptists Invited to Join in Prayer with Christian Churches Together through March

American Baptists Invited to Join in Prayer with Christian Churches Together through March

American Baptists are invited to join together in prayer with American Baptist Churches USA partner Christian Churches Together (CCT), as ...
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Lenten Reflections: Fourth Sunday of Lent

Lenten Reflections: Fourth Sunday of Lent

Over the two months prior to Easter, reflections will be shared from Regional Executives from American Baptist regions through the ...
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Central Seminary Gift Helps an Historic Kansas City Community Center reach its $2 million Capital Campaign Goal; Groundbreaking Set for April 8

For a few moments Rev. Mang Sonna could not believe what he was hearing one morning last October as he ...
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Lenten Reflections: Third Sunday of Lent

Lenten Reflections: Third Sunday of Lent

Over the next two months prior to Easter, reflections will be shared from Regional Executives from American Baptist regions through ...
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March 15 is Biennial Mission Summit Early Registration Deadline

March 15 is Biennial Mission Summit Early Registration Deadline

Individual registration is open for the Biennial Mission Summit, June 30-July 2, 2017, to be held in Portland, Oregon at ...
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Diaper Depot Outreach in Scottsbluff, Neb., Enjoying Rapid Growth; Receives $1,500 Matthew 25 Grant

The Diaper Depot ministry at First Baptist Church in Scottsbluff, Neb., is growing dynamically. The initiative in 2016 received a $1,500 Matthew ...
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‘Good News Shoes’ for Indiana Children, Funded in Part by $1,100 Matthew 25 Grant

“Good News Shoes” in Noblesville, Ind., is a project of Calvary Baptist Church that aims to put shoes on the ...
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Lenten Reflections: Second Sunday of Lent

Lenten Reflections: Second Sunday of Lent

Over the next two months prior to Easter, reflections will be shared from Regional Executives from American Baptist regions through ...
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Lenten Reflections: First Sunday of Lent

Lenten Reflections: First Sunday of Lent

Over the next two months prior to Easter, reflections will be shared from Regional Executives from American Baptist regions through ...
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Lenten Reflections: Ash Wednesday

Lenten Reflections: Ash Wednesday

Over the next two months, reflections will be shared from Regional Executives from American Baptist regions through the 2017 season ...
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American Baptist Churches Lifts Up International Ministries Resolution on Anti-Semitism

American Baptist Churches Lifts Up International Ministries Resolution on Anti-Semitism

In light of recent anti-Semitic incidents across the nation, American Baptist Churches USA lifts up the "International Ministries Resolution On Anti-Semitism," an ...
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An Invitation to the 2017 Biennial Mission Summit

Interim General Secretary Susan E. Gillies and Executive Minister of the American Baptist Churches of the Central Pacific Coast Steve ...
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Celebrating our Leadership Heritage in Black History Month: Part III

For Black History Month in February, American Baptist Churches USA is lifting up and celebrating the lives of some of ...
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Celebrating our Leadership Heritage in Black History Month: Part II

For Black History Month in February, American Baptist Churches USA is lifting up and celebrating the lives of some of ...
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2017 Biennial Mission Summit Church Sponsorship – Register your Church as a Sponsor Today!

The Biennial Mission Summit is just under five months away! Don’t miss the change to register your church as a ...
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Celebrating our Leadership Heritage in Black History Month

For Black History Month in February, American Baptist Churches USA is lifting up and celebrating the lives of some of ...
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General Secretary Search Committee Meets

The ABCUSA General Secretary Search Committee met January 23, 2017, to continue their responsibilities of discernment. The day was spent prayerfully ...
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Interim General Secretary Joins 2,000 Religious Leaders in Signing Letter Opposing Refugee Announcement

Interim General Secretary Joins 2,000 Religious Leaders in Signing Letter Opposing Refugee Announcement

On Friday, January 27, Church World Service announced that 2,000 Religious Leaders sent a letter to President Trump opposing the anticipated ...
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Nominations Invited for 2017 Mowbray Ecumenical Award

Nominations Invited for 2017 Mowbray Ecumenical Award

American Baptist Churches USA seeks nominations for the Luke Mowbray Ecumenical Award, which recognizes an individual for outstanding ecumenical work at ...
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January 18-25 is the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

January 18-25 is the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

January 18-25, 2017 is the annual observance of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. The theme chosen for 2017 ...
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A Reflection by Dr. Albert Paul Brinson: New Time/The Same Song

In recognition of Martin Luther King Day, we invited Dr. Albert Paul Brinson to provide a reflection for our website ...
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$1,000 Matthew 25 Grant Supports Free Clothing and School Supplies Project in New Albany, Pa.

A $1,000 Matthew 25 grant from American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA) is supporting a free clothing ministry and school supplies ...
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2017 Biennial Mission Summit Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities

Click here for more information or to sign up ...
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January 6 is Deadline for General Secretary Candidate Applications

January 6 is Deadline for General Secretary Candidate Applications

The deadline for candidate applications for the position of General Secretary of American Baptist Churches is Friday, January 6, 2017. The General ...
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My Baptist Life: Rev. Cindy Maybeck

I’m an American Baptist because I love the racial-ethnic diversity in our midst and the variety of theological perspectives. I ...
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Advent Reflection Series: Christmas

Advent Reflection Series: Christmas

This Advent season, five Regional Executives of American Baptist regions will provide reflections focusing on “What Christmas Means to Me.” ...
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$2,000 Matthew 25 Grant Enables Backpacks for Children and Community Education in Hayward, Calif.

$2,000 Matthew 25 Grant Enables Backpacks for Children and Community Education in Hayward, Calif.

This fall, a $2,000 Matthew 25 Grant from American Baptist Churches USA helped the Community Church of Hayward, Calif., to distribute backpacks ...
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Advent Reflection Series: Fourth Sunday of Advent

Advent Reflection Series: Fourth Sunday of Advent

This Advent season, five Regional Executives of American Baptist regions will provide reflections focusing on “What Christmas Means to Me.” ...
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My Baptist Life: Ngun Hlel Tial

Ngun Hlel Tial, 16, is a high school junior and an active member of Carson Chin Baptist Church in West ...
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Advent Reflection Series: Third Sunday of Advent

Advent Reflection Series: Third Sunday of Advent

This Advent season, five Regional Executives of American Baptist regions will provide reflections focusing on “What Christmas Means to Me.” ...
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In a Career-Change Age, Meet Three ABCUSA Staffers with Decades of Dedication

Barbara Jarrett remembers the American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA) denominational Mission Center from age 12, when her Dad, Austin Wilson, ...
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Now Online: 2016 RMMO Materials (English and Spanish)

The roots of RMMO go back to the mid-1930s, when American Baptist congregations received a Communion Fellowship Offering on the ...
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Advent Reflection Series: Second Sunday of Advent

Advent Reflection Series: Second Sunday of Advent

This Advent season, five Regional Executives of American Baptist regions will provide reflections focusing on “What Christmas Means to Me.” ...
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December 6 is Deadline for General Secretary Candidate Recommendations

December 6 is Deadline for General Secretary Candidate Recommendations

Reminder: The deadline for recommending candidates for the position of  General Secretary is Tuesday, December 6.  Please see the announcement ...
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November 29 is #GIVINGTUESDAY – Have you thought about who you will support?

November 29, 2016 is #GIVINGTUESDAY! Have you thought about who you will support? Join us in ministry as we serve ...
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Advent Reflection Series: First Sunday of Advent

Advent Reflection Series: First Sunday of Advent

This Advent season, five Regional Executives of American Baptist regions will provide reflections focusing on "What Christmas Means to Me." ...
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Transformation Stories Invited from Local American Baptist Churches

Transformation Stories Invited from Local American Baptist Churches

Leading up to the 2017 Biennial Mission Summit, we want to hear from YOU! Do you have a story of ...
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Thanksgiving Reflection

Thanksgiving Reflection

The reflection below was written by Rev. Dr. Alfred J. Fletcher, acting associate general secretary for Mission Resource Development, ABCUSA.  ...
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Plan Now to Participate in the 2017 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Plan Now to Participate in the 2017 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Reconciliation – The Love of Christ Compels Us (2 Corinthians 5:14-20) January 18-25, 2017 is the annual observance of the ...
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United in our Faith - a Message from Interim General Secretary Susan Gillies

United in our Faith – a Message from Interim General Secretary Susan Gillies

A long and often painful political campaign season has come to an end. American Baptists have been as divided politically ...
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Prayer for 2016 Presidential Elections

Prayer for 2016 Presidential Elections

Eternal God, whose Spirit moved upon the face of the waters and brought this beautiful world into being with your ...
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Retirement: A Journey – Part One

General Secretary Emeritus A. Roy Medley has enthusiastically engaged his retirement journey. In the first of a two-part series of ...
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Stewardship Sunday is November 13

Stewardship Sunday is November 13

The reflection below was written by Rev. Dr. Alfred J. Fletcher, acting associate general secretary for Mission Resource Development, ABCUSA.  ...
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Now Online: 2016 RMMO Materials (English and Spanish)

The roots of RMMO go back to the mid-1930s, when American Baptist congregations received a Communion Fellowship Offering on the ...
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2017-2018 ABC Directory/Planning Calendar Now Available!

The 2017-2018 ABC Directory/Planning Calendar is available for download. Churches and individuals may print this calendar as a reference tool for ...
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My Baptist Life: Nola Crooks

Nola Crooks lives in the town of Parsons in Southeastern Kansas, is mom to a blended family of six out-of-the-nest ...
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Flood Recovery in West Virginia: An American Baptist’s Story

On the October morning Joe Stephens is called to give an update on the work of a West Virginia flood ...
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Matthew 25 Grant Recipients Impact Communities

Matthew 25 Grant Recipients Impact Communities

In 2016 and in previous years, we have highlighted many Matthew 25 Grant recipients on the ABCUSA website. We invite ...
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Chinese Christian Delegation Welcomed at American Baptist Churches Mission Center

An eight-member delegation from the China Christian Council (CCC) and the Three-Self Patriotic Movement (TSPM) discussed the theme “Issues Facing ...
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Brown Bag Ministry Made Possible by Matthew 25 Grant to Illinois Church

A $5,000 Matthew 25 grant from American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA) enabled a small Mt. Vernon, Ill., congregation to provide ...
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My Baptist Life: Rev. Dr. Suzanne H. Walls Kershaw

Rev. Dr. Suzanne Kershaw is Associate Minister for Grace Baptist Church in Philadelphia, Pa.’s Germantown Section. She leads the congregation ...
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Matthew 25 Grant Provides Free Sunday Breakfasts to the Poor and Homeless in Los Angeles

A $1,000 Matthew 25 Grant from American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA) to HighWay Ministries of Los Angeles is underwriting a ...
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$500 Matthew 25 Grant ‘Seeds’ Support for Infants in Holdrege, Neb.

$500 Matthew 25 Grant ‘Seeds’ Support for Infants in Holdrege, Neb.

A $500 Matthew 25 Grant to First Baptist Church of Holdrege, Neb., has made a difference in the lives of ...
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Camp Bentley Enjoys Inspirational Summer Season

Summer camps overall have experienced great challenges to operate in recent years. Costs to run a camp have increased and ...
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Matthew 25 Grant Funds After-School Tutoring in Burien, Wash.

Matthew 25 Grant Funds After-School Tutoring in Burien, Wash.

A $3,100 Matthew 25 grant from American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA) enabled Burien (Wash.) Community Church to continue its After ...
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$2,500 Matthew 25 Grant Makes Serving 6,600 Meals to Needy Possible in Everett, Wash.

A $2,500 Matthew 25 Grant from American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA) helped First Baptist Church of Everett, Wash., serve 6,600 ...
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$5,000 Matthew 25 Grant to Kenya School Gives 100 Impoverished Boarding School Children Hope

A $5,000 Matthew 25 Grant from  American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA) is feeding 100 high school students at the Furaha ...
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International Day of Prayer for Peace is September 21

Each year on September 21, the World Council of Churches calls churches and parishes to observe the International Day of ...
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My Baptist Life: Jason Apicella

Rev. Jason Apicella is the part-time co-pastor at Asylum Avenue Baptist Church in Hartford, Conn., where he has been preaching ...
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World Week for Peace in Palestine and Israel

World Week for Peace in Palestine and Israel

American Baptist churches have been invited by the ecumenical community to join in prayer during the week of September 18 for peace within Palestine and ...
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Matthew 25 Grant Helps Melrose, Mass. Church Serve 237 Families

Matthew 25 Grant Helps Melrose, Mass. Church Serve 237 Families

A $1,000 Matthew 25 Grant from American Baptist Churches USA is enabling First Baptist Church in Melrose, Mass., to serve ...
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Remembering 9/11: Memories

Remembering 9/11: Memories

One of the most powerful recollections Susan Gillies has of 9/11 was a conversation she had with a distraught rancher ...
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Remembering 9/11: A Reflection

By Virginia Holmstrom Virginia Holmstrom is the executive director of American Baptist Women’s Ministries. September 11, 2001. I was three ...
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Remembering 9/11

by Cheryl Dudley Cheryl Dudley is Region Executive Minister for American Baptist Churches of Metro New York. She submitted her ...
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$2,000 Matthew 25 Grant Feeds Disadvantaged Diners in Indianapolis

$2,000 Matthew 25 Grant Feeds Disadvantaged Diners in Indianapolis

A $2,000 Matthew 25 Grant from American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA) to Westview Baptist Church in Indianapolis, Ind., is providing ...
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Matthew 25 Grants Help Provide Weekend Meals to At-Risk School Children in Two States

Two congregations, one in West Virginia and one in South Carolina, have been awarded Matthew 25 Grants from American Baptist ...
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Summer Camping: Signs of Revival in 2016 Despite Significant Challenges

Church-related camps, such as those operated by the American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA), remain a great way for children and ...
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Imprisoned During Romania’s 1989 Revolution, Luminitza Nichols Shares the Joy of American Baptist Ordination

At the age of 19 in 1989, Luminitza Cristescu was imprisoned in her native Romania for protesting with hundreds of ...
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A Video Message from Dr. Susan Gillies, ABCUSA Interim General Secretary

This message was recorded in August 2016 by Susan Gillies, Interim General Secretary for American Baptist Churches USA. Gillies began serving as ...
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$1,000 Matthew 25 Grant Helps Rhode Island Church Grow Pancakes Initiative for Homeless Families

$1,000 Matthew 25 Grant Helps Rhode Island Church Grow Pancakes Initiative for Homeless Families

“Because 128 children in Westerly and Chariho (R.I.) are homeless you need to eat pancakes.” So reads a promotion by ...
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Final Days to Register for the New Baptist Covenant Summit 2016

American Baptists are invited to register now for the New Baptist Covenant Summit. NBC Summit 2016 Journeying to Covenant Community: ...
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Desmond Hoffmeister, Former Region Executive Minister for ABC of the Rocky Mountains, Dies

Desmond Hoffmeister, Former Region Executive Minister for ABC of the Rocky Mountains, Dies

VALLEY FORGE, PA (8/29/16)—Desmond Hoffmeister, former Region Executive Minister for American Baptist Churches of the Rocky Mountains and a parish ...
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My Baptist Life: Rev. Nungshitula Jamir

Rev. Nungshitula “Atula” Jamir is the pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Lowell, Mass. The holder of several academic degrees, ...
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A Greeting You Can’t Refuse

By Al Fletcher I’ve read about the importance of greeters as they welcome visitors and church members and the kind ...
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Changing Lives in Oswego, NY: A Matthew 25 Grant is Helping Cabin 3-Outpost Bring Hope to Hundreds

Imagine yourself a man in your mid-20s in Oswego, N.Y. You’ve quit school and become involved with alcohol and drug ...
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$1,500 Matthew 25 Grant Helps Children Enjoy an Unforgettable Week of Camp in Saco, Maine

A $1,500 Matthew 25 grant from American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA) helped provide for a 2016 residential summer camp experience ...
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ABCUSA’s Ken Marsenburg: Helping People Transform Lives Through Giving

When Kenneth C. Marsenburg, Jr., accepted an invitation in 2013 to serve as Director of Development for American Baptist Churches ...
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Save the Date – 2017 Biennial Mission Summit

Susan Gillies, American Baptist Churches USA interim general secretary, and Steve Bils, executive minister of the American Baptist Churches of ...
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‘Re-Entry’ of Massachusetts Ex-Offenders Aided by $2,500 Matthew 25 Grant

‘Re-Entry’ of Massachusetts Ex-Offenders Aided by $2,500 Matthew 25 Grant

A $2,500 Matthew 25 Grant from American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA) to the Worcester (Mass.) Fellowship is helping ex-offenders in ...
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$1,000 Matthew 25 Grant Supports Montana Agency to Move Homeless Families into Permanent Homes

$1,000 Matthew 25 Grant Supports Montana Agency to Move Homeless Families into Permanent Homes

A $1,000 Matthew 25 Grant to Family Promise of Great Falls, Mont., has been helping people who have lost their ...
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New Summer Issue of ABCUSA Connections Now Online

Click HERE to view the newly released Late Summer 2016 issue of ABCUSA Connections. Or, click the image below to read the full story ...
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$3,000 Matthew 25 Grant Helps Feed Hundreds in Philadelphia’s Germantown

A $3,000 Matthew 25 Grant has been making it possible for the Germantown Avenue Crisis Ministry (GACM) in Philadelphia and ...
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Developing Our Mission Table Priorities

Developing Our Mission Table Priorities

The blog below was written by Rev. Dr. C. Jeff Woods, associate general secretary for Regional Ministries, American Baptist Churches USA ...
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Baptist World Alliance Annual Gathering Update – Vancouver, Canada

General Secretary Emeritus A. Roy Medley and other American Baptist representatives traveled to participate in the Baptist World Alliance Annual Gathering in Vancouver, Canada ...
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$500 Matthew 25 Grant Enables Youngstown Church to Furnish Items to Homeless Neighbors

$500 Matthew 25 Grant Enables Youngstown Church to Furnish Items to Homeless Neighbors

Thanks to a $500 Matthew 25 grant from American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA) a small Youngstown, Ohio, congregation was able ...
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American Baptist Churches USA Issues Urgent Call to Prayer

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 7/20/16)—Susan Gillies, interim general secretary, American Baptist Churches USA, invites all American Baptists to join in ...
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A Summer Video Message from Dr. Susan Gillies, ABC Interim General Secretary

This message was recorded by Susan Gillies, Interim General Secretary for American Baptist Churches USA. Gillies began serving as Interim on ...
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Taskforce on Race and Race-Based Violence Issues a Letter for Action

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 7/15/16)—In less than a month, our nation has been riddled with acts of unspeakable violence.  On ...
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The Rev. Sharon T. Koh, Installed as Executive Director-Elect of International Ministries

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 07/13/16)—In a historic celebration before a gathering of hundreds of mission supporters, the Rev. Sharon T ...
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ABCUSA President’s Taize Experience Adds Spiritual ‘Grounding’ to Face Times of Turmoil

“My time in Taize in June was a profound experience both spiritually and interculturally,” explains Rev. Judith Fackenthal, president of ...
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ABC General Secretary Search Committee Named

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 07/12/16)—The search for the next General Secretary of ABCUSA begins in August 2016.  According to the ABCUSA ...
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My Baptist Life: Jabulani McCalister

Rev. Jabulani McCalister is the Senior Pastor at Calvary Baptist Church in Providence, R.I. He oversees the spiritual well-being and ...
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A Call To Prayer

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 7/8/16)—A Call to Prayer has been issued to American Baptists by the ABC National Executive Council, ...
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Attitude of Abundance Key to Successful Stewardship, Stacy Emerson Believes

For Rev. Stacy Emerson of West Hartford, Conn., stewardship is a “way of life” for all of God’s disciples, but ...
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Better Together Than We Are Apart

A video greeting from ABCUSA President Judy Fackenthal. This greeting is made possible by your support of United Mission. Visit ...
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$1,000 Matthew 25 Grant Gets Garden-Fresh Vegetables to Tables of the Needy in Illinois

A $1,000 Matthew 25 Grant from the American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA) to The South Church in Mount Prospect, Ill., ...
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Register for the 2016 Ministers Conference: Holistic Maintenance of the Ministry

Registration for the 2016 Ministers Conference closes July 10. The conference will be held August 22-25, 2016, at the 4H ...
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Applications Invited for Matthew 25 Grants

Applications Invited for Matthew 25 Grants

American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA) welcomes applications by September 1 for Matthew 25 Grant awards, a three-year-old initiative. Beginning this ...
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June 2016 – One Year Remains Before Next Biennial Mission Summit!

Join us at the Biennial Mission Summit, June 30 – July 2, 2017, in Portland, Oregon! Experience a gathering of ...
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$2,000 Matthew 25 Grant to NYC Church Boosts Clothing, Food and Referral Initiative

A $2,000 Matthew 25 Grant from American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA) enabled services to hundreds of underserved individuals and families ...
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A Video Message from Dr. Susan Gillies, ABC Interim General Secretary

This message was recorded in June 2016 by Susan Gillies, Interim General Secretary for American Baptist Churches USA. Gillies began serving ...
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New Issue of ABCUSA Connections Now Online

Click HERE to view the newly released Spring/Summer 2016 issue of Connections highlighting an interview with Interim General Secretary Susan Gillies and a ...
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Introducing a New Feature: My Baptist Life

Introducing a New Feature: My Baptist Life

American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA) is introducing a new profile-style feature entitled “My Baptist Life.” Watch for the first stories ...
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In the Aftermath of the Mass Shooting in Orlando...

In the Aftermath of the Mass Shooting in Orlando…

A prayer from Dr. Jeffrey Haggray, executive director of the American Baptist Home Mission Societies: We send our collective prayers ...
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$2,000 Matthew 25 Grant Enables Solar Panels Project in the Dominican

$2,000 Matthew 25 Grant Enables Solar Panels Project in the Dominican

A $2,000 Matthew Grant awarded this spring is making it possible to install solar panels on the roof of a ...
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Focus on Congregational Renewal: Tuxedo Park Baptist Church, Indianapolis

Focus on Congregational Renewal: Tuxedo Park Baptist Church, Indianapolis

More than twenty-five community partnerships drive ministry in an impoverished multicultural medium-sized congregation. This story is about Tuxedo Park Baptist ...
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New Ecumenical Stewardship Center Resources Available

Live Simply, based on Philippians 4:11, is the theme for just-released stewardship resources published by the Ecumenical Stewardship Center. The ...
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New Webinar Resource: Understanding Church Mission Support

On May 24, we held a Webinar entitled "Understanding Church Mission Support," to aid local churches in ensuring that their ...
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Biennial Mission Summit – Application to Perform

In the main worship celebrations at the Biennial Mission Summit, June 30 - July 2, 2017 in Portland, Oregon, we ...
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$5,000 Matthew 25 Grant Produces ‘Loaves and Fishes’ Outcome with ‘Coats for Kids’ in W.Va.

In Madison, W.Va., Theresa A. Cocheran compares the impact of receiving a $5,000 Matthew 25 Grant to the story of ...
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A Video Message from Dr. Susan Gillies, ABC Interim General Secretary

This message was recorded in mid May 2016 by Susan Gillies, Interim General Secretary for American Baptist Churches USA. Gillies began ...
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$1,200 Matthew 25 Grant Supports Recovering D.C. Men to Re-Enter the Workforce

The new Baptist Men’s Ministry (BMM) in Washington D.C., wanted to make a difference for homeless and recovering men trying ...
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Join Us for Rhythms of the Spirit - July 9-13, 2016

Join Us for Rhythms of the Spirit – July 9-13, 2016

Do you struggle for balance between prayer and activity? Do you long for more silence and solitude in your life ...
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Focus on Congregational Renewal: First Baptist Church of Framingham, Massachusetts

Focus on Congregational Renewal: First Baptist Church of Framingham, Massachusetts

A church of four continents and ten countries creates Family Services Coalition/Partnership to care for homeless. The story below is ...
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Register Online by June 10 for the World Mission Conference

Register Online by June 10 for the World Mission Conference

Click here for all the details about the World Mission Conference! Three Great Opportunities: Hear the Call Retreat July 1 ...
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World Council of Churches – Upcoming Ecumenical Continuing Formation Events

The World Council of Churches has a number of opportunities to attend Ecumenical Continuing Formation Courses in 2016. Among the ...
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You are invited! Travel to Taizé in June

You are invited….to experience Taizé. Join us for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for prayer, renewal and reflection on a pilgrimage to ...
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Introducing: United Mission is the Vehicle

Introducing: United Mission is the Vehicle

As American Baptists, we serve as the hands and feet of Christ. We’re doing what we can to heal a ...
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Go and Be a Blessing

Happy Eastertide!  Christ is risen! Macrina Wiederkehr wrote: "We are called to help others experience Resurrection, to help them break ...
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Christ is Risen!

Christ is Risen!

Hosanna!  Hallelujah!  Hosanna in the highest! Easter joy overflows as we celebrate Christ’s resurrection. As Christ said, I am the ...
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Holy Week

John 13:21-32 (NRSV) Jesus Foretells His Betrayal 21 After saying this Jesus was troubled in spirit, and declared, “Very truly, I ...
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Save the Date – Join us in Portland, June 30-July 2, 2017!

Save the Date for the 2017 Biennial Mission Summit, June 30-July 2, 2017. Join your diverse American Baptist family in Portland, ...
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Sign-up for our ABCUSA Enewsletter!

Sign-up for our ABCUSA Enewsletter!

Want the latest news from American Baptist Churches USA?  Sign-up for our ABCUSA Enewsletter, released monthly in the middle of the ...
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America for Christ 2016

Learn more about the America for Christ Offering by clicking here. “Diapers … and the GOSPEL?” A ministry of First ...
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A Spring Video Message from Interim General Secretary Susan Gillies

This message was recorded by Susan Gillies, Interim General Secretary for American Baptist Churches USA. Gillies began serving as Interim on ...
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ABWM Celebrates International Women's Day

ABWM Celebrates International Women’s Day

March 8 is International Women's Day. In the beginning God created humankind in his image, in the image of God ...
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Mission Center Staff Attend Black History Month Celebration

On Thursday, February 25, American Baptist Churches Mission Center staff attended a Black History Month Celebration in Valley Forge, Penn. The ...
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"See…The Beloved Community" Virtual Mission Encounter

“See…The Beloved Community” Virtual Mission Encounter

March 7-11, 2016 Register by March 2, 2016 “Do not be conformed to this world,” we are instructed by Scripture, ...
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2016-2017 ABC Directory/Planning Calendar

2016-2017 ABC Directory/Planning Calendar is available for download. Churches and individuals may print this calendar as a reference tool for use ...
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Matthew 25 Grant Applications Due March 1

Matthew 25 Grant Applications Due March 1

Applications for the Matthew 25 Grant, sponsored by ABCUSA, are due on Tuesday, March 1, 2016. Applications must be sent with all ...
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Taskforce on Race and Race-Based Violence Meets

Taskforce on Race and Race-Based Violence Meets

An American Baptist Churches USA Taskforce on Race and Race-based Violence, first introduced at the Biennial Mission Summit in June ...
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New: American Baptist Churches Information Systems (ABCIS) 2016 Resources

New: American Baptist Churches Information Systems (ABCIS) 2016 Resources

New Church Mission Support Forms and Instructions are now available online!  Click here to view the American Baptist Churches Information ...
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View our Latest Webinar: Stewardship & Generosity Trends

A webinar resource, "Stewardship & Generosity Trends," is available online to American Baptists and friends. The webinar was presented on Tuesday, ...
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Week of Prayer for Christian Unity - January 18-25, 2016

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity – January 18-25, 2016

At least once a year, Christians are reminded of Jesus’ prayer for his disciples that “they may be one so ...
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Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Within the “I Have A Dream” speech of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was this phrase, “hew out of ...
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A Video Message from Susan Gillies, Interim General Secretary of American Baptist Churches

This message was recorded by Susan Gillies, Interim General Secretary for American Baptist Churches USA. Gillies began serving as Interim on ...
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Updated Matthew 25 Grant Applications Now Available

Updated Matthew 25 Grant Applications Now Available

Applications for the Matthew 25 Grant, sponsored by ABCUSA, are due March 1, 2016. Applications must be sent with all application materials ...
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A Christmas Message from Retiring ABC General Secretary Roy Medley

Beloved American Baptists, As I write this my last Christmas greeting to you as General Secretary my heart overflows in ...
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A Farewell Video

This video was recorded on December 14 by Rev. Dr. A. Roy Medley, retiring General Secretary for American Baptist Churches ...
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ABC Ministry Story: The New Creation Church, Wheaton, Maryland

We invited American Baptists from across the country to share their Ministry Stories with the American Baptist family through the ...
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A Christmas Message from Retiring ABC General Secretary Roy Medley

Beloved American Baptists, As I write this my last Christmas greeting to you as General Secretary my heart overflows in ...
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General Secretary Addresses Recent Attacks

Dear American Baptists, Now is not the time to turn our backs on our Muslim neighbors. Certainly the terroristic act ...
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ABC Ministry Story: New Horizon Baptist Church, Manchester, CT

We invited American Baptists from across the country to share their Ministry Stories with the American Baptist family through the ...
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At the Mission Table: A Pastor’s Reflection

The reflection below was written by Rev. Regan Stoops, Pastor of First Baptist Church of Mount Pleasant, Iowa, and is ...
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ABC Ministry Story: Food 4 Kidz – Gibbon Baptist Church

We invited American Baptists from across the country to share their Ministry Stories with the American Baptist family through the ...
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December 1 is #givingtuesday

Join in the fun of #givingtuesday. Click here to make your contribution and support American Baptist mission and ministry! 5 ...
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A Thanksgiving Message

A Thanksgiving Message

Rejoice in hope, be patient in suffering, persevere in prayer.   Rom 12: 12-13 As we enter Thanksgiving, Paul's exhortation to ...
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General Secretary Medley Reflects on the Syrian Refugee Crisis

General Secretary Medley Reflects on the Syrian Refugee Crisis

Dear American Baptists, In the midst of all the harsh rhetoric spoken and actions taken with regard to allowing Syrian refugees ...
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ABC Ministry Story: Burma Refugee Commission, and First Baptist St. Paul, Minnesota

We invited American Baptists from across the country to share their Ministry Stories with the American Baptist family through the ...
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Prayers Requested Following Attacks

Prayers Requested Following Attacks

Our hearts are saddened by the events that occurred in Paris, France, and Beirut, Lebanon. Please hold in prayer the ...
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Now Online: 2015 RMMO Materials (English and Spanish)

The roots of RMMO go back to the mid-1930s, when American Baptist congregations received a Communion Fellowship Offering on the ...
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Fall 2015 Issue of ABCUSA Connections Now Online

Click HERE to view the newly released Fall 2015 issue of Connections featuring ABCUSA General Secretary A. Roy Medley! Or, click ...
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Medley Calls for Pastoral Compassion at Synod of Bishops

The story below was originally released by the Baptist World Alliance on October 28. Roy Medley, ABCUSA General Secretary and ...
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ABC Ministry Story: Covenant Baptist Church, West Bloomfield, MI

We invited American Baptists from across the country to share their Ministry Stories with the American Baptist family through the ...
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ABC Ministry Story: West Philadelphia – Millcreek Baptist Church Organizing Against Gun Violence

ABC Ministry Story: West Philadelphia – Millcreek Baptist Church Organizing Against Gun Violence

We invited American Baptists from across the country to share their Ministry Stories with the American Baptist family through the ...
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Free Download: 2016-2017 ABC Directory/Planning Calendar

The 2016-2017 ABC Directory/Planning Calendar is now available! Churches and individuals may print this calendar as a reference tool for use ...
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ABC Ministry Story: JOYA Scholars – Valeria Sosa & Epic Church

We invited American Baptists from across the country to share their Ministry Stories with the American Baptist family through the ...
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Transformed in the Journey: Dr. Medley’s Biennial Address

The text below is the message preached by Rev. Dr. A. Roy Medley, General Secretary of American Baptist Churches USA, ...
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Coming Soon: Generosity & Stewardship Trends

Coming Soon: Generosity & Stewardship Trends

Join us for a webinar on Oct 20, 2015 at 1:00 PM EDT. Register now! https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1660505919160998402 Join us for a ...
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ABC Ministry Story: Iglesia Bautista Comunidad Nueva Esperanza

We invited American Baptists from across the country to share their Ministry Stories with the American Baptist family through the ...
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General Secretary Medley Visits Chiapas, Mexico

ABC General Secretary A. Roy Medley reflects on a late September visit to Chiapas, Mexico, below. Chiapas is the southernmost ...
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Prayers Following Tragedy at Umpqua Community College

Prayers Following Tragedy at Umpqua Community College

Following the shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon, ABC General Secretary A. Roy Medley encourages American Baptists to ...
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ABC Ministry Story – Project Loaves and Fishes

We invited American Baptists from across the country to share their Ministry Stories with the American Baptist family through the ...
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ABC Ministry Story: Fire Fighter Ministry, FBC of Scottsbluff, Nebraska

We invited American Baptists from across the country to share their Ministry Stories with the American Baptist family through the ...
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Medley Receives ISNA Interfaith Leadership Award

American Baptist Churches General Secretary Roy Medley received the Interfaith Leadership Award from the Islamic Society of North America at 52nd ISNA ...
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September 27 is Christian Education Sunday

How Would They Know? People don’t become Christians suddenly. They hear the Good News and realized that God loves them ...
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ABC Ministry Story: Cadillac Area Backpack Program, First Baptist Church, Cadillac, MI 

We invited American Baptists from across the country to share their Ministry Stories with the American Baptist family through the ...
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Webinar: Generosity & Stewardship Trends with Marcia Shetler, Executive Director/CEO of the Ecumenical Stewardship Center

Webinar: Generosity & Stewardship Trends with Marcia Shetler, Executive Director/CEO of the Ecumenical Stewardship Center

Join us for a webinar on Oct 20, 2015 at 1:00 PM EDT. Register now! https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1660505919160998402 Join us for a ...
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International Day of Prayer for Peace is September 21

International Day of Prayer for Peace is September 21

Each year on September 21, the World Council of Churches calls churches and parishes to observe the International Day of ...
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ABC Ministry Story Opportunity Update

ABC Ministry Story Opportunity Update

This spring's Ministry Story Opportunity, which came out of the Transformed by the Spirit initiative, invited churches to share their ...
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September 20 is American Baptist Women's Sunday: Resources Available

September 20 is American Baptist Women’s Sunday: Resources Available

American Baptist Women’s Sunday is traditionally observed on the third Sunday of September, or September 20, 2015. American Baptist Women's ...
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Back to School: FBC of Butte Provides New Clothing, Supplies to Local Students

Back to School: FBC of Butte Provides New Clothing, Supplies to Local Students

The story below is about a ministry of the First Baptist Church of Butte, Montana, a member of the American ...
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Transformed by the Spirit: Mission and Ministry in the Midst of Change

Transformed by the Spirit: Mission and Ministry in the Midst of Change

The Transformed by the Spirit initiative has been a major focus of American Baptist Churches USA since its introduction in ...
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Did you see it? Summer 2015 Issue of ABCUSA Connections

As many are returning from summer vacations and approaching what are typically the more routine days of fall, we are again ...
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Baptist Builders: American Baptists Look Back at Hurricane Katrina Response

Baptist Builders: American Baptists Look Back at Hurricane Katrina Response

It has been ten years since Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast and we began to learn about the devastation ...
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September 1 Deadline for Matthew 25 Grant Applications Approaches

September 1 Deadline for Matthew 25 Grant Applications Approaches

Applications for the Matthew 25 Grant, sponsored by ABCUSA, are due on Tuesday, September 1, 2015. Applications must be sent with all ...
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Faith in Action for the Iran Deal: A Conference Call with Faith Leaders

Faith in Action for the Iran Deal: A Conference Call with Faith Leaders

Join faith leaders for a national conference call on the Iran nuclear deal, Thursday, August 27 at 8:00pm EDT. The ...
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New 2015 Stewardship Emphasis Materials Now Available

New Stewardship materials for 2015 are now available through the Judson Press website. “Live Free” is a four-week stewardship emphasis ...
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Calling for Prayers of Healing for Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter

Calling for Prayers of Healing for Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter

A lifelong devoted Baptist, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter has announced he has been diagnosed with cancer. American Baptist Home ...
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Lake Street Church Ministry Supported by the Matthew 25 Grant

The story below is about a ministry of Lake Street Church in Evanston, Illinois, which is a recent recipient of the ...
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Not all statistical reports are created equally…

Recently, the Pew Research Center issued a report on racial and ethnic diversity among Protestant denominations and other religious groups ...
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Matthew 25 Grant Applications Due September 1

Matthew 25 Grant Applications Due September 1

Applications for the Matthew 25 Grant, sponsored by ABCUSA, are due September 1, 2015. Applications must be sent with all application materials ...
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Connecting with Local Churches

Connecting is a new publication, telling how American Baptist local churches are connected with others across the American Baptist Churches ...
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ABC Voices from Durban – Third Edition

The three-day, 21st Congress of the Baptist World Alliance ended on Sunday, July 26 in Durban, South Africa. This global ...
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ABC Voices from Durban - Second Edition

ABC Voices from Durban – Second Edition

Baptist Christians from all around the world‎ have gathered in Durban, South Africa, for the 21st Congress of the Baptist ...
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ABC Voices from Durban

Baptist Christians from all around the world‎ have gathered in Durban, South Africa, for the 21st Congress of the Baptist ...
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NEW Issue of ABCUSA Connections – Summer 2015

Click HERE to view the newly released Summer 2015 issue of Connections! Or, click the image below to read the full ...
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Follow the Baptist World Congress – July 22-26, 2015

The 21st Baptist World Congress (#BaptistCongress15) will be held in Durban, South Africa, from July 22-26, 2015. According to the Baptist ...
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Highlights from Mission Summit 2015

Photos from Mission Summit 2015 are online here. The video below includes photos from throughout the 2015 Biennial Mission Summit, ...
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August 3-7 – Rhythms of the Spirit: Nurturing a Transformed Life

Do you struggle for balance between prayer and activity?   Do you long for a more quiet center; time for ...
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Remembering James Dunn: Looking back to “The Intersection: Where Religious Liberty and Power Meet”

This video was a joint project between American Baptist Home Mission Societies (then “National Ministries, American Baptist Churches USA”) and ...
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New Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty Resource on Supreme Court Same Sex Marriage Ruling Now Available

New Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty Resource on Supreme Court Same Sex Marriage Ruling Now Available

The Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty has issued a new resource related to the recent Supreme Court decision, entitled ...
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View NEW PHOTOS from Mission Summit 2015!

Additional photos from the events and worship at the 2015 Biennial Mission Summit have been added online! You are invited ...
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Elected ABCUSA Officers – 2015

Elected ABCUSA Officers – 2015

The persons below were elected during the 2015 Biennial Mission Summit to serve as ABCUSA Officers for the term running from January ...
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Signatures – An Epistle of Metanoia

During the Biennial Mission Summit, June 26-28, 2015, the epistle was drafted and signed by members of the American Baptist ...
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An Epistle of Metanoia from the 2015 Mission Summit to the ABCUSA family

An Epistle of Metanoia from the 2015 Mission Summit to the ABCUSA family

During the Biennial Mission Summit, June 26-28, 2015, the epistle below was drafted and signed by members of the American ...
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Biennial Mission Summit Feedback Survey

Biennial Mission Summit Feedback Survey

We hope you enjoyed your time at the 2015 Biennial Mission Summit!  We want to hear from you to help ...
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Recordings from Biennial Mission Summit Available to Order

DVDs are available for order from the 2015 Biennial Mission Summit event! Click here to order directly from Dove Cassettes ...
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New Photos Added – View Photos from Mission Summit 2015!

Check out photos from Mission Summit 2015. More have been added to the album below from Saturday and Sunday events! ...
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Ministry Story Opportunity: Vignettes From The Shelter, The Second Baptist Church Of Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Ministry Story Opportunity: Vignettes From The Shelter, The Second Baptist Church Of Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

We invited American Baptists from across the country to share their Ministry Stories with the American Baptist Family and with ...
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Ministry Story Opportunity: First Baptist Church, Osage, Iowa

Ministry Story Opportunity: First Baptist Church, Osage, Iowa

We invited American Baptists from across the country to share their Ministry Stories with the American Baptist Family and with ...
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Ministry Story Opportunity: OPEN – Ashland Church, Toledo

We invited American Baptists from across the country to share their Ministry Stories with the American Baptist Family and with ...
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New Forum Invites Virtual Conversations

New Forum Invites Virtual Conversations

Even if you are unable to attend the Mission Summit in Overland Park, Kansas, June 26-28, 2015, you can still be ...
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Visit our new Hall of Ministries and Ministry Square at #missionsummit2015!

Visit our new Hall of Ministries and Ministry Square at #missionsummit2015!

The 2015 Biennial Mission Summit event, June 26-28, 2015, in Overland Park, Kansas, features a Hall of Ministries, full of ...
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The Ministers Council, ABCUSA, Offers Hopes and Prayers Following Emanuel AME Church Killings

The Ministers Council, ABCUSA, Offers Hopes and Prayers Following Emanuel AME Church Killings

On June 17th, a tragedy occurred at the Historic Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina. People gathered for Bible ...
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American Baptist Churches Offers Prayers, Sympathies to Emanuel AME Church, AME family

American Baptist Churches Offers Prayers, Sympathies to Emanuel AME Church, AME family

General Secretary Roy Medley extends, on behalf of American Baptist Churches, our deepest Christian sympathies to the members of Emanuel ...
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Ministry Story Opportunity – The New Creation Church, Wheaton, Maryland

We invited American Baptists from across the country to share their Ministry Stories with the American Baptist Family and with ...
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Ministry Story Opportunity – Jazz BBQ Community Event, Bedford, Massachusetts

We invited American Baptists from across the country to share their Ministry Stories with the American Baptist Family and with ...
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Ministry Story Opportunity Submissions - New Stories Added!

Ministry Story Opportunity Submissions – New Stories Added!

Churches from across the country have shared their Ministry Story with the American Baptist Family and with the world! Grants ...
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Ministry Story Opportunity – How God used a Basket of Sandwiches to Build a Bridge to Camden, and Beyond, Woodbury, New Jersey

We invited American Baptists from across the country to share their Ministry Stories with the American Baptist Family and with ...
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Ministry Story Opportunity: Being Christ in the Neighborhood, First Baptist Church of Bloomington, IL

We invited American Baptists from across the country to share their Ministry Stories with the American Baptist Family and with ...
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Ministry Story Opportunity: Championing for a Healthier Church and Community – 2nd Baptist Kansas City, Missouri

We invited American Baptists from across the country to share their Ministry Stories with the American Baptist Family and with ...
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Ministry Story Opportunity: Let's Feed the KIDS - Shell Ridge Community Church, Walnut Creek, California

Ministry Story Opportunity: Let’s Feed the KIDS – Shell Ridge Community Church, Walnut Creek, California

We invited American Baptists from across the country to share their Ministry Stories with the American Baptist Family and with ...
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Ministry Story Opportunity – Answering God’s Call – Peacemaking

We invited American Baptists from across the country to share their Ministry Stories with the American Baptist Family and with ...
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Ministry Story Opportunity: A Call to be Peacemakers and to Seek Justice

We invited American Baptists from across the country to share their Ministry Stories with the American Baptist Family and with ...
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Ministry Story Opportunity: Being the Hands and Feet of Jesus – STAR, First Baptist Church, McMinnville, Oregon

We invited American Baptists from across the country to share their Ministry Stories with the American Baptist Family and with ...
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Ministry Story Opportunity – Sole Care for Souls, Calvary Baptist, Minneapolis

We invited American Baptists from across the country to share their Ministry Stories with the American Baptist Family and with ...
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2015 Mission Summit Conversations to Build on Past Conversations, Highlight New Topics

The Mission Summit Conversations present an open opportunity for anyone attending the Biennial Mission Summit to engage in meaningful dialogue ...
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Mission Summit 2015: New Sunday Afternoon Workshop Opportunity

Mission Summit 2015: New Sunday Afternoon Workshop Opportunity

On Sunday afternoon at the Biennial Mission Summit, there will be new workshop opportunities available for attendees. In 2:15-3:15pm and 3:30-4:30pm ...
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Week of Prayer for Christian Unity - January 18-25, 2016

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity – January 18-25, 2016

At least once a year, Christians are reminded of Jesus’ prayer for his disciples that “they may be one so ...
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Christian Community Credit Union…

Serving the American Baptist Family for over 58 Years At Christian Community Credit Union our focus is on people, not ...
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Exciting Topics for the Mission Summit Conversations - June 2015

Exciting Topics for the Mission Summit Conversations – June 2015

The Mission Summit Conversations are an open opportunity for anyone attending the Biennial Mission Summit, June 26-28, 2015 in Overland ...
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UPDATE: ABHMS to present ministry awards at ABCUSA 2015 Biennial Mission Summit

UPDATE: ABHMS to present ministry awards at ABCUSA 2015 Biennial Mission Summit

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 5/29/15)—Rep. Barbara Lee of California’s 13th Congressional District will receive the Edwin T. Dahlberg Peace and ...
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Don't Miss the NEW ABC Immigration Taskforce Resource, Available in English and Spanish

Don’t Miss the NEW ABC Immigration Taskforce Resource, Available in English and Spanish

American Baptist Churches has produced a new resource, “Pastoral, Prophetic, Practical, and Personal,” is now available in both English and ...
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Don’t Miss the Mission Summit Conversations at June’s Biennial Mission Summit

The Mission Summit Conversations are the heart of the Mission Summit! The conversations present an open opportunity for anyone attending ...
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Mission Summit Conversations Topics - June 2015

Mission Summit Conversations Topics – June 2015

The Mission Summit Conversations are an open opportunity for anyone attending Mission Summit 2015 to engage in meaningful dialogue about ...
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Taizé in 2015 - with Brad Berglund

Taizé in 2015 – with Brad Berglund

The reflection below was written by Brad Berglund, who is leading a group of American Baptists and friends on Pilgrimage ...
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Ministry Story Opportunity: Philadelphia Baptist Association

We invited American Baptists from across the country to share their Ministry Stories with the American Baptist Family and with ...
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BWA News Update: Nepal Baptists Assist Earthquake Victims

BWA News Update: Nepal Baptists Assist Earthquake Victims

The Baptist World Alliance published the article below on May 7, 2015. Click here to read the original article on ...
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Register Now for Biennial Mission Summit 2015

Register Now for Biennial Mission Summit 2015

Individual Registration is available for the Biennial Mission Summit in Overland Park, Kansas, June 26-28, 2015. Individuals may visit www.americanbaptists2015.com ...
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Ministry Story Opportunity: Judson Baptist Church Food Pantry

We invited American Baptists from across the country to share their Ministry Stories with the American Baptist Family and with ...
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Ministry Story Opportunity: Iglesia Bautista Comunidad Nueva Esperanza – West Virginia

We invited American Baptists from across the country to share their Ministry Stories with the American Baptist Family and with ...
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Ministry Story Opportunity: First Baptist Church, Overland Park, Kansas

We invited American Baptists from across the country to share their Ministry Stories with the American Baptist Family and with ...
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Ministry Story Opportunity: Grace Baptist Church, San Jose, CA

We invited American Baptists from across the country to share their Ministry Stories with the American Baptist Family and with ...
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Ministry Story Opportunity: Fire Fighter Ministry, First Baptist Church, Scottsbluff, Nebraska

We invited American Baptists from across the country to share their Ministry Stories with the American Baptist Family and with ...
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Ministry Story Opportunity: First Baptist of Cranford/Elizabeth, NJ

We invited American Baptists from across the country to share their Ministry Stories with the American Baptist Family and with ...
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Ministry Story Opportunity: West Virginia Baptist Convention and Iglesias Bautistas de Puerto Rico Mission Partnership

Ministry Story Opportunity: West Virginia Baptist Convention and Iglesias Bautistas de Puerto Rico Mission Partnership

We invited American Baptists from across the country to share their Ministry Stories with the American Baptist Family and with ...
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Ministry Story Opportunity: “Diaper Depot,” FBC Scottsbluff, Nebraska

We invited American Baptists from across the country to share their Ministry Stories with the American Baptist Family and with ...
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Ministry Story Opportunity: Congregation of the Covenants

We invited American Baptists from across the country to share their Ministry Stories with the American Baptist Family and with ...
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Ministry Story Opportunity: “The Rock” – A Christian Church reaches out in Las Vegas, Nevada

We invited American Baptists from across the country to share their Ministry Stories with the American Baptist Family and with ...
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Ministry Story Opportunity: Burma Refugee Commission, and First Baptist St. Paul, Minnesota

We invited American Baptists from across the country to share their Ministry Stories with the American Baptist Family and with ...
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Ministry Story Opportunity: Food 4 Kidz – Gibbon Baptist Church

We invited American Baptists from across the country to share their Ministry Stories with the American Baptist Family and with ...
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Ministry Story Opportunity: Urban Revival, Flint, Michigan

We invited American Baptists from across the country to share their Ministry Stories with the American Baptist Family and with ...
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Ministry Story Opportunity: Judson Memorial Church, NYC

We invited American Baptists from across the country to share their Ministry Stories with the American Baptist Family and with ...
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Ministry Story Opportunity: Loving Lewis County, NY

We invited American Baptists from across the country to share their Ministry Stories with the American Baptist Family and with ...
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Nepal Earthquake - New OGHS Bulletin Inserts Available for Download

Nepal Earthquake – New OGHS Bulletin Inserts Available for Download

Churches are invited to download two new bulletin inserts focusing on the Nepal Earthquake for their services this Sunday. The ...
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ABCUSA Joins in Calls for Justice, End to Violence in Baltimore

ABCUSA Joins in Calls for Justice, End to Violence in Baltimore

American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA) joins with the National Council of Churches (NCC), the churches of Baltimore and many others ...
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American Baptist Churches Lift Nepal Earthquake Victims in Prayer

American Baptist Churches Lift Nepal Earthquake Victims in Prayer

Please keep the people of Nepal and other affected areas in your prayers, after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit less ...
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ABCOFLASH Supports Oikos House

ABCOFLASH Supports Oikos House

ABCOFLASH (American Baptist Churches of Los Angeles, Southwest and Hawaii) Region congregations have promised to underwrite the major costs of ...
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Prayers Requested from American Baptists for People from Myanmar (Burma)

American Baptists across the country and around the world are asked to continue to keep Baptists from Burma in prayer ...
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Medley Signs on to Nonpartisan Letter Urging Support for Iran Framework Agreement

Roy Medley, General Secretary of American Baptist Churches USA, along with a wide range of American Christian leaders, has signed ...
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Celebrating the Life of America’s Preacher, Dr. Gardner C. Taylor

Celebrating the Life of America’s Preacher, Dr. Gardner C. Taylor

To celebrate the life of Dr. Gardner C. Taylor, who died on April 5, American Baptist Home Mission Societies republishes ...
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Earth Day is Wednesday, April 22…

Earth Day is Wednesday, April 22. We invite you to use the worship resources below in planning for church services/church ...
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Fellowship of American Baptist Musicians to host 50th Annual Conference in July 2015

The Fellowship of American Baptist Musicians (FABM) hosts its 50th annual Conference for Church Musicians at the beautiful Green Lake ...
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Easter as Celebration and Protest

Easter as Celebration and Protest

In many countries of the world, the Christian community celebrates Easter in the shadow of violence and oppression directed against ...
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For Such A Time As This: Great Rivers Region

The report below was written by Dwight Stinnett, executive minister of the American Baptist Churches of the Great Rivers Region, ...
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Holy Week…

Beloved of Christ, As we enter Holy Week we do so in the midst of rising conflicts in the Middle ...
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Military Street Baptist Church Meets Community Need

The story below is about a ministry of Military Street Baptist Church in Houlton, Maine, which is a recent recipient of the Matthew ...
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Baptist News Global: Statement applauds American Baptists’ contributions to civil rights

Baptist News Global: Statement applauds American Baptists’ contributions to civil rights

The story below was originally posted by Baptist News Global and written by Bob Allen. The Board of General Ministries ...
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Ministry Story Opportunity: Project Loaves and Fishes

We invited American Baptists from across the country to share their Ministry Stories with the American Baptist Family and with ...
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Ministry Story Opportunity: First Baptist Church of Stilwell, Kansas

We invited American Baptists from across the country to share their Ministry Stories with the American Baptist Family and with ...
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Ministry Story Opportunity: “Loving Lowell” School, First Baptist Church of Sioux Falls

We invited American Baptists from across the country to share their Ministry Stories with the American Baptist Family and with ...
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Ministry Story Opportunity: New Horizon Baptist Church, Manchester, CT

We invited American Baptists from across the country to share their Ministry Stories with the American Baptist Family and with ...
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Ministry Story Opportunity: Eternal Bread Ministry at Union Church of Quincy, MI

We invited American Baptists from across the country to share their Ministry Stories with the American Baptist Family and with ...
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Ministry Story Opportunity: JOYA Scholars – Valeria Sosa & Epic Church

We invited American Baptists from across the country to share their Ministry Stories with the American Baptist Family and with ...
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Why Conversations Matter

Why Conversations Matter

Something significant happens at the table For the past several years, American Baptists have been involved in conversations about how ...
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Ministry Story Opportunity – University Baptist Church Kids Hope Program

We invited American Baptists from across the country to share their Ministry Stories with the American Baptist Family and with ...
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Ministry Story Opportunity: Iglesia Bautista de Metrópolis, Puerto Rico

We invited American Baptists from across the country to share their Ministry Stories with the American Baptist Family and with ...
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Ministry Story Opportunity – Cadillac Area Backpack Program, First Baptist, Cadillac, MI

We invited American Baptists from across the country to share their Ministry Stories with the American Baptist Family and with ...
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Ministry Story Opportunity – Covenant Baptist Church, West Bloomfield, MI

We invited American Baptists from across the country to share their Ministry Stories with the American Baptist Family and with ...
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Ministry Story Opportunity: West Philadelphia - Millcreek Baptist Church Organizing Against Gun Violence

Ministry Story Opportunity: West Philadelphia – Millcreek Baptist Church Organizing Against Gun Violence

We invited American Baptists from across the country to share their Ministry Stories with the American Baptist Family and with ...
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Ministry Story Opportunity: A Father To The Fatherless

We invited American Baptists from across the country to share their Ministry Stories with the American Baptist Family and with ...
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Time is Running Out! ONLY TWO DAYS LEFT!

Time is Running Out! ONLY TWO DAYS LEFT!

Do not miss the deadline for Church Sponsorship: this Friday, February 27, 2015!   If a church registers as a Sponsor ...
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Generosity is Connecting

Generosity is Connecting

Romans 12:1-18  When my children were younger, I had an epiphany. I was sitting in the living room playing with ...
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FOCUS Churches of Albany: Serving People in a Broken and Hurting World

FOCUS Churches of Albany: Serving People in a Broken and Hurting World

The story below is about a ministry of the FOCUS Churches of Albany, which is a recent recipient of the Matthew ...
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Creating Space for All – A Reflection by ABC President Don Ng

ABCUSA President Don Ng was invited by Al Fletcher, Executive Minister of ABC-Maine, to participate in a Table Conversation in ...
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"Just Dust" - A Reflection for Ash Wednesday

“Just Dust” – A Reflection for Ash Wednesday

The reflection below was written by Patricia Hernandez, national director of Women in Ministry and Transition Ministries, ABCUSA. Blogs written by ...
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Dean Smith’s Pastor Remembers Him as Courageous

The story below was originally posted by Baptist News Global and written by Norman Jameson. Dean Smith called American Baptist Churches ...
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Mueller Remembered with Prayers for Family, Celebration of Life

Kayla Jean Mueller, from Prescott, Arizona, the only American woman to be held captive and killed by the Islamic State, ...
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A Virtual Mission Encounter for Women: “Crisis at the Border: What Could I Do?”

American Baptist Women’s Ministries “Crisis at the Border: What Could I Do?” will take place March 2-6, 2015. “Crisis at ...
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New Grant Opportunity for American Baptist Churches: Check it Out!

New Grant Opportunity for American Baptist Churches: Check it Out!

Churches and organizations are invited to submit their own stories for our "Ministry Story Opportunity!" The deadline has been extended, ...
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Exhibitor and Ad Information – Mission Summit 2015

Now available!  Learn about Program Book Ad opportunities, Exhibitor opportunities, and Corporate Sponsorship opportunities here. Early Bird Deadline: March 15, ...
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Matthew 25 Grant Applications Due March 1

Matthew 25 Grant Applications Due March 1

Applications for the Matthew 25 Grant, sponsored by ABCUSA, are due March 1, 2015. Applications must be sent with all application materials ...
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February 6 Church Sponsorship Deadline!

February 6 Church Sponsorship Deadline!

Don’t miss the change to register your church as a Sponsor of the Biennial Mission Summit, June 26-28, 2015, in Overland Park, ...
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Nominated ABCUSA Officers – 2015

Nominated ABCUSA Officers – 2015

The persons below were nominated at the November 2014 Board of General Ministries meeting to serve as ABCUSA Officers, for the term ...
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Religious Liberty and Human Rights in Burma

Dear American Baptists, On January 27 I leave for Thailand and Burma for almost a month with an ABC delegation ...
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Only Five Months Until Mission Summit 2015!

Only Five Months Until Mission Summit 2015!

Don't miss the change to register your church as a Sponsor of the Biennial Mission Summit, June 26-28, 2015, in Overland Park, ...
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Call for Papers: Theologians Conference

Call for Papers: Theologians Conference

American Baptist Churches USA will celebrate the 2015 Biennial Mission Summit in Overland Park, Kansas. In an effort to foster ...
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Statement about Westboro Baptist Church

Statement about Westboro Baptist Church

We have received questions about Westboro Baptist Church in light of increased media attention. American Baptists want to be clear ...
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Don’t Miss this Opportunity: A Pilgrimage to Taizé

Dear American Baptist, As a young pastor hungering for a deeper relationship with Christ, I visited Taizé.  My week there ...
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Promoting Religious Liberty in India

Dear American Baptists, Greetings in this New Year as I enter my 14th and final year as General Secretary. When ...
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Project Restoration, DCBC Reach out to Local Community

Project Restoration, DCBC Reach out to Local Community

The story below is about a ministry of the District of Columbia Baptist Convention, which is a recent recipient of the ...
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Grant Opportunity - Tell your Ministry Story!

Grant Opportunity – Tell your Ministry Story!

You are invited to share your Ministry Story with the American Baptist Family and with the world! The entry deadline ...
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Transformed by the Spirit: A Special Memory from Camp Lake Louise

The story below is about Camp Lake Louise and how this organization has been Transformed by the Spirit. The story ...
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Mission Summit 2015: Register Today as a Sponsoring Church

Mission Summit 2015: Register Today as a Sponsoring Church

For 2015, churches are invited to become sponsoring churches of the Biennial Mission Summit!  For Mission Summit 2015, churches are invited ...
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Christmas Greetings

Every great launch, whether of a mighty ocean liner, a new car model, or a ground-breaking Apple product is greeted ...
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ABCUSA Announces Israel/Palestine Peace-Building Tour with Nazareth Peace Conference

ABCUSA Announces Israel/Palestine Peace-Building Tour with Nazareth Peace Conference

The ABCUSA Committee on Christian Unity and Interfaith Relations will be sponsoring a peace-building tour April 15-26, 2015 (April 15 to ...
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Change in UM Designation

On December 20, 2014, churches were sent a letter about a change in United Mission Designations (UMD) as found on ...
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ABCUSA Invites Grant Entries for "Ministry Story Opportunity"

ABCUSA Invites Grant Entries for “Ministry Story Opportunity”

Churches and organizations are invited to submit their own stories. Entries are due by May 1, 2015. Grants totaling $5,000 ...
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Nominations Invited for Mowbray Ecumenical Award

Nominations Invited for Mowbray Ecumenical Award

American Baptist Churches USA seeks nominations for the Luke Mowbray Ecumenical Award, which recognizes an individual for outstanding ecumenical work ...
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Final Days to Register for the New Baptist Covenant Summit

Final Days to Register for the New Baptist Covenant Summit

American Baptists are invited to register now for the New Baptist Covenant Summit to be held January 14 and 15, ...
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FBC Jacksonville, Ill., Responds to Personal Needs

The story below is written as a first-hand account by Kim Runkle, about a ministry of the First Baptist Church ...
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Free Download: 2015-2016 Planning Calendar & Directory

The 2015-2016 Planning Calendar is now available! Churches and individuals may print this calendar as a reference tool for use ...
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Did you miss #GivingTuesday? It’s not too late!

Join us in ministry as we work to provide opportunities to elevate spirits, hearts and minds as we serve as the ...
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Prayers with Ferguson

Prayers with Ferguson

On Tuesday morning, November 25, ABCUSA General Secretary A. Roy Medley noted, "Our prayers are with the people of Ferguson ...
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Church, Volunteers at FBC McMinnville Make a Difference

Church, Volunteers at FBC McMinnville Make a Difference

The story below is about a ministry of the First Baptist Church of McMinnville, Oregon, which is a recent recipient of ...
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A Letter from Missouri

Dear American Baptists, I just returned from St. Louis and Ferguson, Missouri, where we held the governing board meeting of ...
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Now Online: RMMO Materials and Promotional Guides (English and Spanish)

Since 1935, American Baptists have contributed to special offerings taken up in their churches for retired ABC ministers, missionaries and ...
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Watch it Now! Inspired, Transformed…American Baptist Churches

Watch it Now! Inspired, Transformed…American Baptist Churches

You may have heard about our film, or seen it in your own ABC church or at a recent regional event. We ...
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Women In Ministry: Action Learning Team Leads the Way

Women In Ministry: Action Learning Team Leads the Way

This story was originally published in our fall issue of ABCUSA Connections. The images of women included are women who serve in ...
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NEW Issue of ABCUSA Connections – Fall 2014

Click HERE to view the newly released Fall 2014 issue of Connections! Or, click the image below to read the full story ...
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Now Online! Inspired, Transformed...American Baptist Churches

Now Online! Inspired, Transformed…American Baptist Churches

You may have heard about our new film, or seen it in your own ABC church or at a recent regional event! We ...
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Now Available: 2015-2016 Planning Calendar & Directory

The 2015-2016 Planning Calendar is now available! Churches and individuals may print this calendar as a reference tool for use ...
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Now Online: Uncommon Cents: A Christian Approach to Modern Stewardship & Giving

Now Online: Uncommon Cents: A Christian Approach to Modern Stewardship & Giving

On October 23, we sponsored a webinar titled “UNCOMMON CENTS: A Christian Approach to Modern Stewardship & Giving.” Presented by ...
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Mission Summit 2015: Sign up Today to Become a Sponsoring Church

Mission Summit 2015: Sign up Today to Become a Sponsoring Church

For 2015, churches are invited to become sponsoring churches of the Biennial Mission Summit!  For Mission Summit 2015, churches are invited ...
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LOOK FOR IT! Inspired, Transformed…American Baptist Churches

We are excited for the release of our new film! Look for it in November on an ABC Celebration Sunday in ...
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General Secretary Nomination and Application Deadline: October 31

General Secretary Nomination and Application Deadline: October 31

Ten days remain to submit nominations and applications for the position of General Secretary of American Baptist Churches. The application ...
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Learn How Three Feeding Programs are Strengthening Churches Ministries

Learn How Three Feeding Programs are Strengthening Churches Ministries

Churches across ABCUSA are at work serving as the hands and feet of Christ as they provide food for their ...
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2015-2016 Planning Calendar & Directory – Coming Soon!

2015-2016 American Baptist Planning Calendar & Directory - COMING SOON! Thank you for your patience during our staff transition. We ...
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Cupcakes? Really?!? FCBC Fresno Connects with Community

Cupcakes? Really?!? FCBC Fresno Connects with Community

The story below is about a ministry of the First Chinese Baptist Church of Fresno, which is a recent recipient of the ...
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Connecting with the Spirit in Taizé

There are so many things that fight for our attention everyday. When is the last time you took a few ...
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Coming Soon: Inspired, Transformed…American Baptist Churches

We are excited for the release of our new film! Look for it in November on an ABC Celebration Sunday in ...
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Transformed by the Spirit in Action – Beacon of Hope Youth Center

The story below is about the Beacon of Hope Youth Center and how this organization has been Transformed by the ...
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Appeal for Prayer: Thousands of Baptists displaced in Ukraine

Appeal for Prayer: Thousands of Baptists displaced in Ukraine

The All-Ukrainian Union of Associations of Evangelical Christians-Baptists (AUUAECB) reported that approximately 5,500 Baptists have been displaced in Eastern Ukraine ...
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New to Transformed by the Spirit?

New to Transformed by the Spirit?

We are excited about the possibilities and changes occurring across the country as a part of the American Baptist Churches Transformed ...
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Mission Summit 2015: Is your Church Registered?

Are two or more people from your church planning to attend the 2015 Biennial Mission Summit? SAVE MONEY by registering ...
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Matthew 25 Grant Funding Helps FBC of Cheyenne and Comea House

Matthew 25 Grant Funding Helps FBC of Cheyenne and Comea House

The story below is about a ministry of the First Baptist Church of Cheyenne, which is a recent recipient of the ...
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Update: Urgent Appeal from the Supreme Council of the Evangelical Community in Syria and Lebanon

Update: Urgent Appeal from the Supreme Council of the Evangelical Community in Syria and Lebanon

On September 10, we posted an urgent appeal from the Evangelical Community of Syria and Lebanon as a reminder of the ...
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October Webinar Announced: Uncommon Cents

October Webinar Announced: Uncommon Cents

In late October, we will be presenting a webinar titled "UNCOMMON CENTS: A Christian Approach to Modern Stewardship & Giving," ...
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New “Footprints of Generosity” Insert Available

Check out our newest "Footprints of Generosity" bulletin insert, published on September 17, 2014!  Click the image below to view ...
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4 Ways Your Church Can Pay Your Next Minister Fairly

4 Ways Your Church Can Pay Your Next Minister Fairly

The article below was written Jerrod H. Hugenot, associate executive minister for the American Baptist Churches of New York State, ...
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Liberia Reeling from Ebola

Liberia Reeling from Ebola

The Ebola epidemic in Liberia has led to the shutdown of many activities in the West African country. A state of ...
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Help us make Mission Summit 2015 a success!

Help us make Mission Summit 2015 a success!

Dear American Baptist, If you have an interest in attending the next Mission Summit to be held in Overland Park, ...
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An Urgent Appeal from the Supreme Council of the Evangelical Community in Syria and Lebanon

An Urgent Appeal from the Supreme Council of the Evangelical Community in Syria and Lebanon

Read about an urgent appeal received by Rev. Dr. A. Roy Medley, general secretary of American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA) ...
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Young Adults (16-23): Help us make Mission Summit 2015 a success!

Young Adults (16-23): Help us make Mission Summit 2015 a success!

Dear 16-23 year old: We value your opinion! Please take a moment to respond to that attached link which will ...
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Register your Church for Mission Summit 2015!

Register your Church for Mission Summit 2015!

Visit www.americanbaptists2015.com to register ...
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Christian Organizations in Egypt, Armenia and Poland Sign Covenants of Agreement with IM

Christian Organizations in Egypt, Armenia and Poland Sign Covenants of Agreement with IM

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 9/3/14)—Official partnership agreements have been signed between American Baptist International Ministries (IM) and three new Baptist ...
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Medley Blogs: Serving as a Connector

Medley Blogs: Serving as a Connector

The blog below was written by Rev. Dr. A. Roy Medley, general secretary of American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA). Blogs written ...
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Watch a Video Stream of Tijuana Prayer Vigil

Watch a Video Stream of Tijuana Prayer Vigil

There was a live video stream on Friday, August 29, for the prayer vigil occurring in Tijuana, Mexico, sponsored by ...
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Matthew 25 Update: A Green Thumb Goes A Long Way

The story below is about a ministry of the Dominican Republic Mission Team (DRMT), which is a recent recipient of the Matthew ...
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Medley: Second Argentine Baptist Association Address

Medley: Second Argentine Baptist Association Address

The message below is the second of two addresses given by ABCUSA General Secretary A. Roy Medley at the Argentine ...
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Medley: First Argentine Baptist Association Address

Medley: First Argentine Baptist Association Address

The message below is the first of two addresses given by ABCUSA General Secretary A. Roy Medley at the Argentine ...
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Medley Addresses Argentine Baptist Association

Medley Addresses Argentine Baptist Association

ABCUSA General Secretary A. Roy Medley was invited to attend and give two messages at the the Argentine Baptist Association meeting, ...
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Matthew 25 Grant Applications Due September 1

Matthew 25 Grant Applications Due September 1

Applications for the Matthew 25 Grant, sponsored by ABCUSA, are due September 1, 2014. Applications must be sent with all application materials ...
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Matthew 25 Grant Funding Stories

Matthew 25 Grant Funding Stories

Applications for the Matthew 25 Grant, sponsored by ABCUSA, are due September 1 each year. Applications must be sent with all application ...
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NEW Issue of ABCUSA Connections – Summer 2014

NEW Issue of ABCUSA Connections – Summer 2014

Click HERE to view the newly released Summer 2014 issue of Connections! Or, click the image below to read the full ...
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In your time of prayer this Sunday, August 10...

In your time of prayer this Sunday, August 10…

Dear American Baptists, I am asking that this Sunday in your prayers of intercession that you remember the people of West ...
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Did You Know: General Secretary Nomination and Application Process Now Open

Did You Know: General Secretary Nomination and Application Process Now Open

The nomination and application process for the next General Secretary of American Baptist Churches is going on now! American Baptist ...
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Medley Reports from the 2014 World Mission Conference

Medley Reports from the 2014 World Mission Conference

Above photo from International Ministries : A gathering of IM staff, missionaries, development workers, volunteers and special assistants. This reflection ...
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Prayer Requests for Peace

Prayer Requests for Peace

Below is an email message received from Baptist Pastor Hanna Massad of Gaza. Pastor Massad requests prayers for the continuing ...
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Dr. Medley Reflects on Spring Visit to Iran

Dr. Medley Reflects on Spring Visit to Iran

Dear Friends, I owe you an account of recent events in my ministry as General Secretary, and the lesson of ...
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"Generosity is a Willing Spirit" - Reflection by Rev. Stacy Emerson

“Generosity is a Willing Spirit” – Reflection by Rev. Stacy Emerson

This reflection was written by ABCUSA Stewardship Facilitator Rev. Stacy Emerson. See part one of this series, here. 2 Corinthians ...
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No Longer Strangers - A Reflection on Izmir

No Longer Strangers – A Reflection on Izmir

Associate General Secretary Leo S. Thorne and other American Baptist representatives traveled overseas to participate in the Baptist World Alliance Annual Gathering in ...
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BWA General Council Adopts Resolution on Humanitarian Crisis

BWA General Council Adopts Resolution on Humanitarian Crisis

Dear American Baptists, The General Council of the Baptist World Alliance on Friday July 11, 2014, adopted a resolution addressing ...
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BWA Assembly Blog 7

General Secretary A. Roy Medley and other American Baptist representatives are currently overseas, participating in the Baptist World Alliance Annual ...
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BWA Assembly Blog 6

General Secretary A. Roy Medley and other American Baptist representatives are currently overseas, participating in the Baptist World Alliance Annual ...
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BWA Assembly Blog 5 - "But Now," a Message by Dr. Medley

BWA Assembly Blog 5 – “But Now,” a Message by Dr. Medley

The below blog, "But Now," includes the complete message given by General Secretary A. Roy Medley to the Assembly on the morning ...
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BWA Assembly Blog 4

BWA Assembly Blog 4

General Secretary A. Roy Medley and other American Baptist representatives are currently overseas, participating in the Baptist World Alliance Annual ...
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BWA Assembly Blog 3

BWA Assembly Blog 3

General Secretary A. Roy Medley and other American Baptist representatives are currently overseas, participating in the Baptist World Alliance Annual ...
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BWA Assembly Blog 2

BWA Assembly Blog 2

General Secretary A. Roy Medley and other American Baptist representatives are currently overseas, participating in the Baptist World Alliance Annual ...
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BWA Assembly Blog 1

BWA Assembly Blog 1

General Secretary A. Roy Medley and other American Baptist representatives are currently overseas, participating in the Baptist World Alliance Annual ...
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New: Medley Blogs from BWA Annual Gathering in Izmir, Turkey

New: Medley Blogs from BWA Annual Gathering in Izmir, Turkey

General Secretary A. Roy Medley and other American Baptist representatives are currently overseas, participating in the Baptist World Alliance Annual ...
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Generosity is a Willing Spirit

Generosity is a Willing Spirit

This reflection was written by ABCUSA Stewardship Facilitator Rev. Stacy Emerson. See part one of this series, here. 2 Corinthians ...
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Renewing Our Commitment to United Mission!

Renewing Our Commitment to United Mission!

Last year, at the Biennial Mission Summit worship service on June 23, 2013, Rev. Leo S. Thorne, associate general secretary for ...
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FBC Indianapolis Reaches out to Neighboring Karen Refugees

FBC Indianapolis Reaches out to Neighboring Karen Refugees

The story below is about a ministry of the First Baptist Church of Indianapolis, Indiana, which is a recent recipient of ...
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We Need Feedback from ABC Youth!

We Need Feedback from ABC Youth!

Please pass on the link below to the 16-23 year members in your church:   Dear 16-23 year old:   ...
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Conversations Change Lives and Congregations

Conversations Change Lives and Congregations

The blog below was written by Rev. Dr. C. Jeff Woods, associate general secretary for Regional Ministries, American Baptist Churches USA ...
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FBC Denver Serves Lunches and Meets Greater Community Need

FBC Denver Serves Lunches and Meets Greater Community Need

The story below is about a ministry of the First Baptist Church of Denver, Colorado, which is a recent recipient of ...
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Washington’s Amy Butler Elected Pastor at Riverside Church in New York

Washington’s Amy Butler Elected Pastor at Riverside Church in New York

The story below was originally published by Associated Baptist Press News/Religious Herald. The original article can be viewed here. Amy ...
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What is a Journey Team?

What is a Journey Team?

What is the Journey Team? A "Journey Team" (consisting of seven national, regional, and congregational leaders) was appointed by the ...
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Check It Out: New Mission Summit 2015 Video!

Check It Out: New Mission Summit 2015 Video!

Make your plans now to attend Mission Summit 2015, the American Baptist Churches biennial event, June 26-28, 2015, in Overland ...
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Rochester Church Reaches out to Local Refugees

Rochester Church Reaches out to Local Refugees

The story below is about a ministry of the Lake Avenue Baptist Church in Rochester, NY, which is a recent recipient ...
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21st Baptist World Congress Performing Arts Application Available!

21st Baptist World Congress Performing Arts Application Available!

On behalf of the Congress Program Committee of the Baptist World Alliance, you are invited to participate in the 21st ...
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Medley Addresses Palmer Graduates at 2014 Commencement

Medley Addresses Palmer Graduates at 2014 Commencement

Rev. Dr. A. Roy Medley, general secretary of American Baptist Churches USA, gave the address at Palmer Theological Seminary's 29th ...
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Congratulations to ABC President Don Ng!

Congratulations to ABC President Don Ng!

Ng was awarded the "Spirit of the Hill" Award from Andover Newton Theological School in Newton Centre, Massachusetts, on Thursday, ...
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Burma Diaspora Community Members Meet at ABC Mission Center

Burma Diaspora Community Members Meet at ABC Mission Center

From Wednesday, April 30 to Friday, May 2, 2014, American Baptist Churches hosted the Burma Diaspora Community meetings at the ...
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Transformed by the Spirit: Building on our Mission Summit Conversations

Transformed by the Spirit: Building on our Mission Summit Conversations

The Mission Summit Conversations, which took place at Mission Summit 2013: An American Baptist Biennial Gathering in Overland Park, Kansas, ...
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NEW Issue of ABCUSA Connections – Spring 2014

NEW Issue of ABCUSA Connections – Spring 2014

Click HERE to view the newly released Spring 2014 issue of Connections! ...
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Webinar: How to Lead in Stewardship - Raise More Money with Less Stress

Webinar: How to Lead in Stewardship – Raise More Money with Less Stress

Stewardship does not have to be the hardest thing you do at church. Presented by Rev. Margaret Marcuson, this Webinar ...
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Medley Visits White House, Advocates for Burma

Medley Visits White House, Advocates for Burma

On the Monday of Holy Week, April 14, General Secretary A. Roy Medley attended President Obama's Easter prayer breakfast, along ...
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Reflection: Hearing the Voice of Our Mothers and Other Women

Reflection: Hearing the Voice of Our Mothers and Other Women

This reflection was written by Jim Kelsey, executive minister of the American Baptist Churches of New York State.   Sunday, ...
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D.C.’s Amy Butler is Candidate for Riverside Church in New York

D.C.’s Amy Butler is Candidate for Riverside Church in New York

The story below was originally published by Associated Baptist Press News/Religious Herald. The original article can be viewed here. Washington, ...
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Learn How Two American Baptist Churches Are Addressing Needs of Homeless

Learn How Two American Baptist Churches Are Addressing Needs of Homeless

American Baptist churches are addressing the problem of homelessness in the U.S. with creativity and with love. Rivergate Community Church ...
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Rhythms of the Spirit - Two Opportunities for Spiritual Growth

Rhythms of the Spirit – Two Opportunities for Spiritual Growth

Are you looking for a way to reconnect with God and continue your spiritual journey? Do you struggle for balance ...
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American Baptist Historical Society Shares Resources for Baptist Heritage Day

American Baptist Historical Society Shares Resources for Baptist Heritage Day

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 4/22/14)—Baptist Heritage Sunday will be celebrated on Sunday, May 18, 2014.  It is a time to ...
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FBC Scottsbluff, Nebraska: Diapers and Ministry

FBC Scottsbluff, Nebraska: Diapers and Ministry

The story below is about a ministry of the First Baptist in Scottsbluff, Nebraska, which is a recent recipient of the ...
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Christ is risen. He is risen, indeed!

Christ is risen. He is risen, indeed!

With these words we welcome the Easter dawn and the celebration of Christ’s victory over sin and death. But we ...
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"Blessed is He Who Comes in the Name of The Lord!"

“Blessed is He Who Comes in the Name of The Lord!”

The following Holy Week reflection was written by Rev. Dr. A. Roy Medley, general secretary of American Baptist Churches USA ...
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New 2014 Stewardship Emphasis Materials Now Available!

New 2014 Stewardship Emphasis Materials Now Available!

Click here to view resources and order today! ...
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How Big Are Your Margins?

How Big Are Your Margins?

This reflection was written by Rev. Dr. Sharon Jacobson, Spiritual Director, and was originally published in "The Baptist Update," the ...
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Generosity is Responding

Generosity is Responding

Luke 9:28-43 Luke 9 tells the story of Jesus’ transfiguration on the mountaintop, the tale of a powerful spiritual experience ...
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Top DC Baptist Exec Stepping Down

Top DC Baptist Exec Stepping Down

This article was written by Robert Dilday, editor in chief of ABPnews/Herald, with additional reporting by Leslie Copeland-Tune, director of ...
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The Grand Gamble: A Meditation on Philippians 3:2-11

The Grand Gamble: A Meditation on Philippians 3:2-11

The blog below was written by Rev. Dr. A. Roy Medley, general secretary of American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA). Blogs written ...
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Becoming United IN Mission!

Becoming United IN Mission!

American Baptists have always been a people of missionl mission is in our DNA. Our United Mission (UM) contributions help ...
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What is Transformed by the Spirit?

What is Transformed by the Spirit?

The Transformed by the Spirit initiative has taken hold across American Baptist Churches USA, with churches, regions, and partner groups ...
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Judson Press Title Ignites Intergenerational Dialogue on the Future of the Church

Judson Press Title Ignites Intergenerational Dialogue on the Future of the Church

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 3/17/14)—Churches are grappling with unprecedented change, including one third of adults under the age of 30 ...
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Gifting Time in the Parking Lot

Gifting Time in the Parking Lot

The blog below was written by Rev. Dr. Leo S. Thorne, associate general secretary for Mission Resource Development, ABCUSA. Blogs written ...
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Deepening Our Discipleship - Focus on Spiritual Formation

Deepening Our Discipleship – Focus on Spiritual Formation

The Transformed by the Spirit initiative is helping change the outlook of American Baptist congregations.  Through this emphasis congregations are ...
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NABF Event Looks at Future of Baptists in North America

NABF Event Looks at Future of Baptists in North America

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 3/12/14)—The North American Baptist Fellowship event, "FutureBaptists: A Collaborative Missional Movement," took place March 6-7 at ...
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Kodiak Baptist Mission: 120 Years of Service

Kodiak Baptist Mission: 120 Years of Service

Did you know that the Kodiak Baptist Mission is celebrating its one-hundred and twentieth Anniversary?  On July 4, 2013 KBM ...
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Baptist Disaster Officials Meet at ABC Mission Center

Baptist Disaster Officials Meet at ABC Mission Center

The below article was published by ABPNews/Herald, and written by Jeff Brumley. ABPnews/Herald was created by the January 2014 merger of ...
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First Baptist Church of Belfast and the Game Loft Meet Community Need

First Baptist Church of Belfast and the Game Loft Meet Community Need

The story below is about a ministry of the  First Baptist Church of Belfast, Maine, which is a recent recipient of ...
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BWA Executive Committee Meets at the Mission Center

BWA Executive Committee Meets at the Mission Center

The Baptist World Alliance (BWA) Executive Committee held meetings at the ABC Mission Center in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, March 3-5, ...
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Mission Center Staff Celebrate Black History Month

Mission Center Staff Celebrate Black History Month

Employees at the American Baptist Churches Mission Center in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, joined together on Thursday morning, February 27, for ...
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One Woman’s Witness

One Woman’s Witness

The blog below was written by Patricia Hernandez, national director of Women in Ministry and Transition Ministries, ABCUSA. Blogs written by ...
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Matthew 25 Grant Applications Due March 1

Matthew 25 Grant Applications Due March 1

Applications for the Matthew 25 Grant, sponsored by ABCUSA, are due March 1, 2014. Applications must be sent with all application materials ...
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Stewardship and Generosity Resource Available for Download

Stewardship and Generosity Resource Available for Download

American Baptist Churches USA is proud to promote Stewardship and Generosity, a resource from the Center for Congregations. Chris Roush, ...
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New Issue of ABCUSA Connections - Winter 2014

New Issue of ABCUSA Connections – Winter 2014

Download the newly released Winter 2014 issue of Connections! ...
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You are invited! Travel to Taizé

You are invited! Travel to Taizé

You are invited....to experience Taizé. Join us for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for prayer, renewal and reflection on a pilgrimage to ...
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Medley Honored at Mission Center Event

Medley Honored at Mission Center Event

Reid Trulson, executive director of International Ministries, served as host as staff at the Mission Center gathered on January 17, ...
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ABCUSA Florida Connections

ABCUSA Florida Connections

On the heels of Orientation To American Baptist Life and the Emerge Ministers Conference in Florida in early January, our ...
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FBC of Jacksonville, Illinois, Reaches Out through Personal Needs Pantry

FBC of Jacksonville, Illinois, Reaches Out through Personal Needs Pantry

The story below was written by Kimberly Runkle, co-coordinator of the Personal Needs Pantry. The First Baptist Church of Jacksonville, ...
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New Footprints of Generosity Resource Available

New Footprints of Generosity Resource Available

American Baptist Churches USA has produced a new Stewardship Sunday bulletin insert, available for use by churches! Download the Printable ...
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American Baptists Recognize Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

American Baptists Recognize Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

On August 28, 2013, we recognized the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., ...
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CDs from Emerge are Available for Purchase Online!

CDs from Emerge are Available for Purchase Online!

Miss something at Emerge, the ABCUSA Ministers Conference and Orientation to American Baptist Life? Unable to attend, but want to hear ...
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Regional Ministries - An Overview

Regional Ministries – An Overview

Shown at EMERGE, the recent American Baptists Ministers Conference and Orientation to American Baptist Life, the video below focuses on ...
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New Photos Added from Emerge!

New Photos Added from Emerge!

New photos have been added online from the EMERGE Ministers Conference and Orientation to American Baptist Life, meeting in Orlando, Florida, ...
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EMERGE Wrap-up Video

EMERGE Wrap-up Video

Want to learn more about what goes on at the national ABCUSA Ministers Conference and Orientation to American Baptist Life? ...
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Emerge 2014: Why Orlando?

Emerge 2014: Why Orlando?

The reflection below was written by Rev. Dr. Steve Van Ostran, Executive Minister of American Baptist Churches of the Rocky ...
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New ABCUSA Officers - 2014

New ABCUSA Officers – 2014

Below is a list of the new ABCUSA Officers, who are serving for the term running from January 1, 2014-December ...
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Dreams of a School: Professor Bacone Starts Bacone College

Dreams of a School: Professor Bacone Starts Bacone College

Bacone College is Oklahoma's oldest continuing center of higher education and began in 1880. With the help of the American ...
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Serving as the Hands and Feet of Christ through Transition Ministries

Serving as the Hands and Feet of Christ through Transition Ministries

The below blog was written by Patricia Hernandez, national director of Women in Ministry and Transition Ministries, ABCUSA. Blogs written ...
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The Christmas Story: Luke 2:8-20

The Christmas Story: Luke 2:8-20

Luke 2:8-20 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) 8 In that region there were shepherds living in the fields, keeping watch ...
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Matthew 25 Grant Makes an Impact

Matthew 25 Grant Makes an Impact

Today there are fewer hungry people in our country due to local American Baptist churches serving as the hands and ...
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Remembering Nelson Mandela

Remembering Nelson Mandela

American Baptists are asked to hold the family of Nelson Mandela in their prayers are this time, after he died ...
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Baptists Celebrate Judsons in Burma

Baptists Celebrate Judsons in Burma

The article below was originally published by the Associated Baptist Press. To view the original article, click here. To view ...
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Bethel Neighborhood Center Supports Local Community

Bethel Neighborhood Center Supports Local Community

It is amazing how God works in our lives and multiplies resources that are made available to ministry.  God used ...
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Prayers Requested Following Midwest Tornado Outbreak

Prayers Requested Following Midwest Tornado Outbreak

Please keep the people of affected areas of the Midwest in your prayers, after a tornado outbreak wreacked havock on the ...
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2014-2015 Planning Calendar Now Available

2014-2015 Planning Calendar Now Available

The 2014-2015 Planning Calendar is now available! Churches and individuals may print this calendar as a reference tool for use ...
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Historic ABC Mission Table Meets in Green Lake, WI

Historic ABC Mission Table Meets in Green Lake, WI

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 11/14/13)—The first ever ABC Mission Table met November 11-13 at the Green Lake Conference Center/American Baptist ...
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2013 RMMO Materials are Available Online

2013 RMMO Materials are Available Online

Since 1935, American Baptists have contributed to special offerings received in their churches for retired ABC ministers and missionaries or ...
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Reflections from the WCC Assembly

Reflections from the WCC Assembly

ABCUSA General Secretary A. Roy Medley is currently attending the 10th Assembly of the World Council of Churches, taking place ...
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WCC Assembly – Tuesday, 11/5/13

WCC Assembly – Tuesday, 11/5/13

ABCUSA General Secretary A. Roy Medley is currently attending the 10th Assembly of the World Council of Churches, taking place ...
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Shopping for Free School Clothes at First Baptist Church of Bicknell, IN

Shopping for Free School Clothes at First Baptist Church of Bicknell, IN

On July 27, 2013, First Baptist Church of Bicknell, Indiana, looked more like a retail store than like a church, ...
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November 16 Set for Educational Ministries Staff Reunion, Appreciation

November 16 Set for Educational Ministries Staff Reunion, Appreciation

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/25/13)—On November 16, 2013, staff members of the former Educational Ministries/American Baptist Board of Education and ...
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ABCUSA Connections - Fall 2013 Issue

ABCUSA Connections – Fall 2013 Issue

Download the newly released Fall 2013 issue of Connections! ...
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Being Renewed and Transformed by the Spirit

Being Renewed and Transformed by the Spirit

Right now as I write, I am situated 30,000 feet above the U.S. flying through Denver to Sioux Falls. I ...
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New Stewardship Sunday Resource!

New Stewardship Sunday Resource!

Did you know... Most Americans associate the month of November with Thanksgiving. In American Baptist Churches, we also think of ...
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The Secret Place Devotional Celebrates 75th Anniversary

The Secret Place Devotional Celebrates 75th Anniversary

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/11/13)—For many readers across the country, a quarterly magazine called The Secret Place helps them walk ...
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October is....Clergy Appreciation Month

October is….Clergy Appreciation Month

American Baptist Home Mission Societies publisher Judson Press is offering October Specials for Clergy Appreciation Month! Check out some recommended ...
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Faith Leaders Kick Off Day of Action for Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Faith Leaders Kick Off Day of Action for Comprehensive Immigration Reform

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Originally reported by Church World Service)-As Congress works to reach a deal that will return the U.S. government ...
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Solomon Temple Missionary Baptist Church Partners with Open Door Ministries

Solomon Temple Missionary Baptist Church Partners with Open Door Ministries

Pamela Williams led a team of 10 excited and motivated missionaries from Solomon Temple Missionary Baptist Church, Denver, CO, in ...
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Iowa Church Having Fun Loving its Neighbors

Iowa Church Having Fun Loving its Neighbors

The story below was published by Word and Way on October 02, 2013. "Would you like some Christian toilet paper?” ...
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American Baptists United IN Mission!

American Baptists United IN Mission!

As American Baptists, we are proud to be a part of a strong, vital, missional denomination. Being an American Baptist ...
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Register for EMERGE Today!

Register for EMERGE Today!

Register today! Visit www.abcemerge.com YOU ARE INVITED! “Emerge: Baptist Witness in the 21st Century” combines a Ministers Conference and Orientation to ...
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Educational Ministries Staff Reunion Dinner

Educational Ministries Staff Reunion Dinner

R.S.V.P. Requested! Rev. Donald Ng, Vice President of ABCUSA, invites all former staff members of American Baptist Educational Ministries to ...
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Clean-up Continues After Colorado Flooding

Clean-up Continues After Colorado Flooding

Pastor Bob Ballance at Pine Street Church in Boulder (ABC Church) reports that groups from American Baptist Church in Fort ...
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Prayers Requested Following Attacks in Pakistan and Kenya

Prayers Requested Following Attacks in Pakistan and Kenya

Our hearts are saddened by the events that occurred in Nairobi, Kenya and Peshawar, Pakistan over the weekend. Please hold ...
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OGHS Funds Released for Colorado Flooding Victims

OGHS Funds Released for Colorado Flooding Victims

Our continued prayers are with those in Colorado struggling with recent flooding. Please hold in prayer all of those affected in ...
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Sign up for ABCUSA News Updates!

Sign up for ABCUSA News Updates!

Interested in receiving the ABCUSA News Update? Check out the September 2013 issue and sign up below. Sign up for ...
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Christian Leaders Ask House to Say ‘No’ to SNAP Cuts

Christian Leaders Ask House to Say ‘No’ to SNAP Cuts

Washington, DC, Sept. 16, 2013 Christian Leaders Ask House to Say ‘No’ to $40 Billion in New SNAP Cuts Christian ...
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What is the Mission Table?

What is the Mission Table?

The Mission Table is an event that will be held November 11-13, 2013, at the Green Lake Conference Center/American Baptist ...
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"Whether we came hungry or not"

“Whether we came hungry or not”

Spotlight on a local ABC church: First Baptist Church of Pontiac, Illinois For more than twenty years the First Baptist Church ...
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Invitations: National Back-to-Church Sunday

Invitations: National Back-to-Church Sunday

This reflection was written by Jim Kelsey, executive minister of the American Baptist Churches of New York State. It is all a ...
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American Baptists and the March on Washington

American Baptists and the March on Washington

A piece of history - this article was printed following the March on Washington ...
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BWA Sends Aid to Syria

BWA Sends Aid to Syria

This article was originally posted on the Baptist World Alliance website, on August 27, 2013. American Baptist Churches USA is ...
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Una Carta Pastoral en Ocasión del 50mo Aniversario de la Marcha en Washington

Una Carta Pastoral en Ocasión del 50mo Aniversario de la Marcha en Washington

In English: A Pastoral Letter Spurred by the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington Querido/as Bautistas Americano/as, Prólogo: “Al ...
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A Pastoral Letter Spurred by the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington (English and Spanish)

A Pastoral Letter Spurred by the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington (English and Spanish)

En Español: Una Carta Pastoral en Ocasión del 50mo Aniversario de la Marcha en Washington Dear American Baptist, Prologue:  “As ...
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American Baptist Group Helps Clean Up Boardwalk, Restore Walkways

American Baptist Group Helps Clean Up Boardwalk, Restore Walkways

The article below was originally posted on the Shore News Today website. WILDWOOD – A group of more than 40 ...
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Matthew 25 Grant Applications Due September 1

Matthew 25 Grant Applications Due September 1

This summer hungry people have received food, prisoners have received visits, children have received tutoring, immigrants have learned English, a ...
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Uniting in Prayer

Uniting in Prayer

American Baptists are urged to pray for their brothers and sisters in Egypt and in Syria during this time of turmoil ...
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Mission Summit 2013 Recap

Mission Summit 2013 Recap

American Baptists gathered June 21-23, 2013, for Mission Summit 2013: An American Baptist Biennial Gathering in Overland Park/Kansas City, Kansas ...
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When we are united in God’s mission, Our United Mission will grow

When we are united in God’s mission, Our United Mission will grow

The following reflection, "The Bondage of Fear and United Mission," was written by Rev. Dr. Ron Vallet, Ambassador for American Baptist ...
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Plan Now to Attend Emerge - January 2014

Plan Now to Attend Emerge – January 2014

But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be my witnesses in ...
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Mission Summit Conversations Summaries Now Available!

Mission Summit Conversations Summaries Now Available!

The Mission Summit Conversations were a featured part of the Mission Summit/Biennial event, June 21-23, 2013, in Overland Park, Kansas ...
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Renewing Our Commitment to United Mission

Renewing Our Commitment to United Mission

At the Sunday morning Mission Summit/Biennial worship on June 23, 2013, Rev. Leo S. Thorne, associate general secretary for Mission ...
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Why am I an American Baptist? A Reflection

Why am I an American Baptist? A Reflection

The reflection below was written by Dr. John Williams, executive minister of the American Baptist Churches of the Central Region ...
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Word Cloud Update - Mission Summit Conversations

Word Cloud Update – Mission Summit Conversations

Word clouds were created depicting each session of the Mission Summmit Conversations, a featured part of the Mission Summit/Biennial event, ...
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Mission Summit 2013 - Event Photos

Mission Summit 2013 – Event Photos

Check out photos from Mission Summit 2013! Photos can be shared by emailing them to: missionsummit2013@gmail.com. View photos from Mission Summit 2013 by ...
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Mission Summit Recordings Available!

Mission Summit Recordings Available!

Miss something at the ABCUSA Mission Summit/Biennial?  Want to see what went on at the worship sessions? You are in ...
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A Reflection on Mission Summit 2013

A Reflection on Mission Summit 2013

As I am settling in back at home and preparing to preach this Sunday, reflecting on my "mountaintop" experience, I ...
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Mission Summit Conversations Word Cloud

Mission Summit Conversations Word Cloud

The Mission Summit Conversations were a featured part of the Mission Summit/Biennial event, June 21-23, 2013, in Overland Park, Kansas ...
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A Pastor's Reflection on Mission Summit 2013

A Pastor’s Reflection on Mission Summit 2013

As a pastor, I've sat through MANY a denominational gathering over the years (Southern Baptist, Cooperative Baptist, Alliance of Baptist, ...
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Update - Mission Summit Conversations!

Update – Mission Summit Conversations!

The Mission Summit Conversations are a featured part of the Mission Summit/Biennial, June 21-23, 2013 in Overland Park, Kansas! The ...
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Proud to be an American Baptist, Grateful to be a Child of God

Proud to be an American Baptist, Grateful to be a Child of God

The reflection below was written by Marcia Street, president of Mid-American Baptist Women’s Ministries. This is part of a new ...
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Minister's Council Partners with Yale Divinity School

Minister’s Council Partners with Yale Divinity School

MEMBERSHIP HAS ITS PRIVILEGES! Yale Divinity School and the Ministers Council partner to provide members an opportunity to extend their ...
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Questions Answered, Myths Dispelled at August 2013 Conference

Questions Answered, Myths Dispelled at August 2013 Conference

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 5/17/13)—What does it take to be a cross-cultural missionary? What are the misperceptions about global Christian ...
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Video: Medley Reflects on upcoming ABCUSA Mission Summit/Biennial

Looking Ahead: Celebrating ‘An Experimental People’ The following text is taken from the video above. Watch (or read) to see ...
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Asian Caucus Invites Applications for Alliance Intergenerational Project

Asian Caucus Invites Applications for Alliance Intergenerational Project

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 5/16/13)—The Asian American Baptist Caucus has invited its members and friends to apply for leadership positions ...
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Highlight: Celebrating the Gifts of Women in Ministry

Highlight: Celebrating the Gifts of Women in Ministry

The Women in Ministry Advisory Team extends an invitation to join in a public affirmation of the gifts that women ...
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“Letter from Birmingham Jail” and United Mission

“Letter from Birmingham Jail” and United Mission

This reflection was written by Rev. Dr. Ron Vallet, Ambassador for American Baptist United Mission, May 2013. To view more ...
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Hampton University Ministers’ Conference - Reception for ABC Participants!

Hampton University Ministers’ Conference – Reception for ABC Participants!

The 99th annual Hampton University Ministers’ Conference is here upon us, scheduled for June 2-7, 2013. This is the longest ...
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ABCUSA Names Kenneth C. Marsenburg as Director of Development

ABCUSA Names Kenneth C. Marsenburg as Director of Development

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 5/9/13)—American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA) announces the appointment of Kenneth C. Marsenburg, Jr., as Director of ...
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What Excites Me About Being American Baptist? Mission.

What Excites Me About Being American Baptist? Mission.

The reflection below was written by Rev. Elizabeth B. Congdon, Senior Pastor of The First Baptist Church of Trenton, NJ. This ...
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American Baptist Conversation Seeks Interfaith Peace

American Baptist Conversation Seeks Interfaith Peace

Article originally published by Vicki Brown, Word&Way Associate Editor, on Tuesday, April 23, 2013. View original posting here Understanding, intentionality and ...
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A Letter to American Baptist Pastors - Mission Summit 2013

A Letter to American Baptist Pastors – Mission Summit 2013

Dear colleague in ministry, The demands of ministry are many. Every week, you wrestle with competing needs and varied expectations ...
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ABCUSA Connections Spring Issue!

ABCUSA Connections Spring Issue!

Click HERE to view the Spring Issue of ABCUSA Connections! ...
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BGM Election Slate Now Online

BGM Election Slate Now Online

The Board of General Ministries Election Slate which will come to the Biennial delegates for vote at the American Baptist ...
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Women in Ministry Advisory Team Launches “Celebrating the Gifts of Women in Ministry”

Women in Ministry Advisory Team Launches “Celebrating the Gifts of Women in Ministry”

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 4/26/13)—The Women in Ministry Advisory Team is excited to introduce “Celebrating the Gifts of Women in ...
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Messages of Peace

Messages of Peace

Following the bombing in Boston on April 15, General Secretary of American Baptist Churches USA, Rev. Dr. Roy Medley, wrote ...
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González Honored for 40 Years of Faithful Service to American Baptist Churches

González Honored for 40 Years of Faithful Service to American Baptist Churches

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 4/18/13)—Héctor M. González, Hispanic Counselor for Mission Resource Development and former president of American Baptist Churches ...
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Eternal Bread Ministry of Union Church, Quincy, MI

As part of a Transformed by the Spirit Action Learning Team, Union Church of Quincy, Michigan, has implemented a new ...
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Preparing for the Bicentennial

Preparing for the Bicentennial

The reflection below was written by Molly T. Marshall, president of Central Baptist Theological Seminary in Shawnee, Kansas. It wasoriginally ...
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Learn More: ABCUSA Theologians Conference

Learn More: ABCUSA Theologians Conference

fostering ongoing, vigorous theological conversations among American Baptist theologians, pastor-theologians, and theological educators  Theme: “Baptists and the Spirit: Living into ...
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Teaching in Myanmar: A Reflection by Dr. C. Jeff Woods

Teaching in Myanmar: A Reflection by Dr. C. Jeff Woods

The reflection below was written by Dr. C. Jeff Woods, associate general secretary for Regional Ministries, American Baptist Churches USA ...
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Focusing on Missions and Seeking Justice: Why I'm Proud to be an American Baptist

Focusing on Missions and Seeking Justice: Why I’m Proud to be an American Baptist

The reflection below was written by Lorna Hansen, member of Court Street Baptist Church in Auburn, Maine. This is part ...
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Spring 2013 Transformed by the Spirit Update

Originally introduced in June 2011 during the American Baptist Biennial in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Transformed by the Spirit invites ...
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Palmer Seminary, Denominational Leaders Join Together at Mission Center in Worship

Palmer Seminary, Denominational Leaders Join Together at Mission Center in Worship

Pictured above: Trip participants sing, reflect on experience visiting Tijuana, Mexico. Each quarter, the International Student Fellowship of Palmer Seminary ...
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Supporting Religious Freedom: Why I am Proud to be an American Baptist

Supporting Religious Freedom: Why I am Proud to be an American Baptist

The reflection below was written by Scotty Robertson, Pastor of Judson Baptist Church, Winfield, WV. This is part of a new ...
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The Beloved Community: Why I Am Proud to be an American Baptist

The Beloved Community: Why I Am Proud to be an American Baptist

The reflection below was written by ABCUSA President Ruth Clark. This is the second in a new featured series, "Proud to ...
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ABCUSA Hosts Consultation on Stateless People - Photos from Event!

ABCUSA Hosts Consultation on Stateless People – Photos from Event!

American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA), long an advocate in working with displaced refugees, co-hosted an international consultation to address concerns ...
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American Baptist Men Respond to Hurricane Sandy

American Baptist Men Respond to Hurricane Sandy

The following reflection was written by Mike Minor, an American Baptist from Delaware who attends Central Baptist Church, Wilmington, Delaware ...
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African American History Month

African American History Month

The following reflection is given by Rev. Dr. Brenda R. Halliburton, National Coordinator for Intercultural Ministries and Black Churches Strategist for ...
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Welcoming the Stranger: Why I Am Proud to be an American Baptist

Welcoming the Stranger: Why I Am Proud to be an American Baptist

Welcoming the Stranger: Why I Am Proud to be an American Baptist The reflection below was written by Rev. Don Ng, ...
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Friday, March 1st is World Day of Prayer 2013

Friday, March 1st is World Day of Prayer 2013

Friday, March 1st  is World Day of Prayer 2013.  Services begin at sunrise in the Pacific and follow the sun ...
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National Council of Churches to Consolidate Operations in Washington

National Council of Churches to Consolidate Operations in Washington

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 2/14/13)—In a move aimed at streamlining operations to “free up the Council to be about the ...
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Baptists Attend State Department meeting

Baptists Attend State Department meeting

A. Roy Medley, general secretary of American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA), headed a delegation of twelve American Baptists and Baptist ...
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Rhode Island Youth Respond to Bullying

Rhode Island Youth Respond to Bullying

Loving our neighbors as ourselves is the opposite of bullying. The Youth for Youth program, based out of Greenville Baptist ...
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Black Church Called “To Serve This Present Age” by Doing Justice

Black Church Called “To Serve This Present Age” by Doing Justice

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 2/5/13)—Just in time for Black History Month, Judson Press has released a powerful new resource for ...
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Money Talks!

Money Talks!

Are you hearing the buzz? More and more ABC people in our congregations and regions are these days infusing some ...
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Thorne Reflects on Work with State Department

Thorne Reflects on Work with State Department

Rev. Dr. Leo S. Thorne, associate general secretary for Mission Resource Development for American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA), has been ...
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American Baptist Delegation Attends International Holocaust Remembrance Service in Tibilisi

American Baptist Delegation Attends International Holocaust Remembrance Service in Tibilisi

An American Baptist Women’s Ministries (ABWM) delegation, co-led by ABWM Executive Director Virginia Holmstrom and American Baptist Churches USA General ...
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2013 Virtual Mission Encounters Presented by ABWM

2013 Virtual Mission Encounters Presented by ABWM

American Baptist Women’s Ministries has created a mission opportunity that brings the mission trip experience to women within the context ...
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American Baptists Recognize Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Jan. 21

American Baptists Recognize Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Jan. 21

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s identification with American Baptists led to a resolution adopted by the former American Baptist ...
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ABHMS Continues Gun Control Advocacy

ABHMS Continues Gun Control Advocacy

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 1/16/13)—A month after the shooting in a Newtown, Conn., elementary school, American Baptist Home Mission Societies ...
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Week of Prayer for Christian Unity - January 18-25

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity – January 18-25

At least once a year, many Christians become aware of the great diversity of ways of adoring God. Hearts are ...
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Wiles Called as New Executive Minister of American Baptist Churches of Rhode Island

Wiles Called as New Executive Minister of American Baptist Churches of Rhode Island

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 1/3/13)—The Board of Ministries of the American Baptist Churches of Rhode Island (ABCORI) unanimously voted to ...
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2013-2014 Planning Calendar Available

2013-2014 Planning Calendar Available

The 2013-2014 Planning Calendar is now available! Churches and individuals may print this calendar as a reference tool for use ...
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ABCUSA Regions Participating in Transformed by the Spirit Initiative

ABCUSA Regions Participating in Transformed by the Spirit Initiative

The following ABCUSA Regions are participating in Transformed by the Spirit: ABC Metro Chicago ABC of Connecticut ABC of the ...
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American Baptist Leaders Express Grief Following Connecticut Shooting

American Baptist Leaders Express Grief Following Connecticut Shooting

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 12/14/12)—American Baptist leaders today asked American Baptists and others around the United States and the world ...
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ABHMS Extends Deadline for Biennial Awards Nominations to Dec. 17

ABHMS Extends Deadline for Biennial Awards Nominations to Dec. 17

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 12/10/12)—The Board of American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) has extended to Dec. 17, 2012, the ...
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Baptists, Muslims seek common ground

Baptists, Muslims seek common ground

From November 30-December 2, 2012, Andover Newton Theological School hosted a gathering of more than 75 Baptist and Muslim leaders ...
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BWA Invites Baptists Around the World to Observe Human Rights Day

BWA Invites Baptists Around the World to Observe Human Rights Day

Observing Human Rights Day As people of faith, there should be continuous encouragement to pray for and act on behalf ...
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New Mission Summit/Biennial 2013 Registration Changes Announced

New Mission Summit/Biennial 2013 Registration Changes Announced

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 11/27/12)—The Mission Summit/Biennial Planning Team, with approval from the Board of General Ministries Executive Committee, has ...
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Greetings from ABWIM's National Director

Greetings from ABWIM’s National Director

This past year--and especially this past month-- has been a time in which the goodness of God’s people and the ...
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Mission Outreach in Desert Hot Springs, CA

Mission Outreach in Desert Hot Springs, CA

Thanksgiving is an important time for the volunteers and guests of the Mission Outreach Project in Desert Hot Springs, CA ...
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Welcome to the new ABCUSA website!

Welcome to the new ABCUSA website!

Take a few minutes to look around and explore our new, user-friendly website! The highlighted image comes from our region map ...
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Seeking religious freedom everywhere

Seeking religious freedom everywhere

Rev. Suzan Johnson Cook, an American Baptist pastor and motivational speaker, was confirmed by the United States Senate for the ...
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Kodiak Baptist Mission Feeds Families in Alaska

Kodiak Baptist Mission Feeds Families in Alaska

Kodiak Baptist Mission has been serving those in need in Alaska since its founding in 1893. One of its many ...
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Young Adult Women Find Spiritual Encouragement at C2R4

Young Adult Women Find Spiritual Encouragement at C2R4

American Baptist Women’s Ministries hosted more than 30 young adult women at “C2R4—Confidence through Christ: Retreat, Reflect, Renew, Relate,” held ...
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Judson200.org

Judson200.org

Drawing on its large collections of Burma missionary correspondence and artifacts, the American Baptist Historical Society launched a new website ...
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ABCUSA to Continue Interim Ministry Placements

ABCUSA to Continue Interim Ministry Placements

On August 1, 2012, the work of interim ministry placements previously arranged by Interim Ministries-ABC moved over to become a ...
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ABCUSA Vice President Reflects on Conference

ABCUSA Vice President Reflects on Conference

ABCUSA Vice President Don Ng attended the recent 2012 Asian Conference & Asian American Baptist Caucus Convocation in Waltham, Mass ...
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2012 International Day of Prayer for Peace

2012 International Day of Prayer for Peace

Let us work together so the 2012 International Day of Prayer for Peace becomes a day of commitment to feed ...
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ABCUSA President Attends Baptist World Alliance General Council

ABCUSA President Attends Baptist World Alliance General Council

A great privilege of serving as president of the American Baptist Churches is membership on the General Council of the ...
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ABCUSA Matthew 25 Grant Fund

ABCUSA Matthew 25 Grant Fund

American Baptist Churches USA has received some monetary gifts from a donor who wishes to remain anonymous and who asks ...
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Immerse 2012 Update

Immerse 2012 Update

Immerse, the 2012 National Gathering of American Baptist Youth, met this summer from July 24-28 in Washington, DC. For an ...
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Mission Summit 2013

Mission Summit 2013

Visit www.americanbaptists2013.org for more information! ...
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Visit to 2012 Hopi Summer Project of ABMen

Visit to 2012 Hopi Summer Project of ABMen

Rev. Dr. Leo Thorne, Associate General Secretary for Mission Resource Development, was recently invited by the ABMen-USA President Lucky Ray ...
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Message on Hospitality

Message on Hospitality

The following message is an excerpt from a message given by General Secretary Roy Medley at Green Lake Conference Center/American ...
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What is Transformed by the Spirit?

What is Transformed by the Spirit?

“Transformed by the Spirit” is an ambitious initiative of the National Executive Council (NEC) of American Baptist Churches USA. The ...
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98th Annual Hampton University Ministers’ Conference

98th Annual Hampton University Ministers’ Conference

The 98th annual Hampton University Ministers’ Conference is here upon us, scheduled for June 3–8, 2012. This is the longest ...
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Less Than Three Weeks to the WMC - Don't Miss It!

Less Than Three Weeks to the WMC – Don’t Miss It!

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 5/3/12)—Registration is still open for the 7-day World Mission Conference (WMC) sponsored by American Baptist International ...
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ABCOPAD in Haiti

ABCOPAD in Haiti

Check out what the American Baptist Churches of Pennsylvania and Delaware (ABCOPAD) is doing in Haiti since the January, 2010 ...
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First Baptist Church in America - Providence, RI

First Baptist Church in America – Providence, RI

In 1636, Roger Williams founded Providence Plantation (later Rhode Island) as the first place in modern history where religious liberty ...
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Revolution is Underway

Revolution is Underway

General Secretary of American Baptist Churches USA, A. Roy Medley, preached the following sermon on February 19, 2012 at the ...
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ABCUSA Vice President's Reflection

ABCUSA Vice President’s Reflection

Don Ng, ABCUSA vice president and senior pastor of First Chinese Baptist Church, wrote this weeks reflection, Window to the ...
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Go to a New Land: Journeying Toward God Recap

Go to a New Land: Journeying Toward God Recap

Go to a New Land: Journeying Toward God, a conference presented by American Baptist Churches USA and the Minister’s Council, ...
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