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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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Update Regarding American Baptist Churches 2021 Biennial Mission Summit Event

Update Regarding American Baptist Churches 2021 Biennial Mission Summit Event

VALLEY FORGE, PA (9/11/20)—The Executive Committee of the American Baptist Churches USA Board of General Ministries, at its meeting on ...
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Former American Baptist Churches General Secretary Daniel E. Weiss Remembered

Former American Baptist Churches General Secretary Daniel E. Weiss Remembered

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 8/27/20)—Rev. Dr. Daniel E. Weiss, who served as General Secretary of American Baptist Churches USA from ...
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ABHMS Connects with American Baptists in the Midst of Disaster Recovery

ABHMS Connects with American Baptists in the Midst of Disaster Recovery

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 9/4/20)—Since Aug. 10, forces of nature have caused extensive loss among American Baptists and the communities ...
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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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American Baptist Women’s Ministries to Host Free Webinars focused on Addiction for Women and Girls

American Baptist Women’s Ministries to Host Free Webinars focused on Addiction for Women and Girls

VALLEY FORGE, PA (8/17/20)—Did you know that over 20 million Americans over the age of 12 have an addiction (excluding ...
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Task Force on Anti-Racism Forming, Application Deadline Approaches

Task Force on Anti-Racism Forming, Application Deadline Approaches

Following an American Baptist Churches USA Call to Prayer event held on August 5 (video included below), American Baptists are ...
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American Baptist Women’s Ministries Hosts Virtual Camp for Girls

American Baptist Women’s Ministries Hosts Virtual Camp for Girls

VALLEY FORGE, PA (8/11/20)—American Baptist Women’s Ministries (ABWM) hosted a three day Christian Education and STEAM virtual camp for girls ...
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American Baptist Home Mission Societies Hosts ‘Faith & Activism Town Hall’

American Baptist Home Mission Societies Hosts ‘Faith & Activism Town Hall’

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 8/25/20)—On Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, more than 400 individuals joined the American Baptist Home Mission Societies ...
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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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ABHMS Announces Recipients of Prestigious Daniel E. Weiss Scholarships

ABHMS Announces Recipients of Prestigious Daniel E. Weiss Scholarships

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 8/17/20)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) is pleased to announce that Cerise Barton of Federal Way, ...
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ABHMS Awards $17,000 in Support to Volunteers who Remain Active During Season of Pandemic

ABHMS Awards $17,000 in Support to Volunteers who Remain Active During Season of Pandemic

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 8/20/20)—Since March, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) has awarded $17,000 to volunteers in ministry efforts ...
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Judson Press Releases New Interview Series with Authors of ‘Health, Holiness & Wholeness for Ministry Leaders’

Judson Press Releases New Interview Series with Authors of ‘Health, Holiness & Wholeness for Ministry Leaders’

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 8/20/20)—Judson Press, the publishing arm of American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS), today released a new ...
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Golden Rule 2020: A Call for Dignity and Respect

Golden Rule 2020: A Call for Dignity and Respect

As we get closer to our national election and as many Americans have concern that the days ahead will be ...
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New Volume Examines the Mind of Gardner C. Taylor

New Volume Examines the Mind of Gardner C. Taylor

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 8/14/20)—The critical volume “The Art of Eloquence: The Sacred Rhetoric of Gardner C. Taylor,” analyzes the ...
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Oklahoma Couple Endorsed as Global Servants to Serve in Thailand

Oklahoma Couple Endorsed as Global Servants to Serve in Thailand

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 8/7/20)—Eric and Yuree Lembke have been endorsed by International Ministries (IM) to begin the process of ...
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Lawrence Dean Hurst Dies; Worked for Educational Ministries

Lawrence Dean Hurst Dies; Worked for Educational Ministries

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 8/10/20)—Lawrence Dean Hurst, 83, of Audubon, Pa., formerly of King of Prussia, Pa., passed away on ...
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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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Call to Prayer Event Planned, Task Force Focused on Anti-Racism to Meet

Call to Prayer Event Planned, Task Force Focused on Anti-Racism to Meet

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 7/16/20)—The American Baptist Churches USA Board of General Ministries Executive Committee voted at its June 2020 ...
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ABCUSA Announces Search for Associate General Secretary for Mission Resource Development

ABCUSA Announces Search for Associate General Secretary for Mission Resource Development

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 7/15/20)—The ABCUSA Office of the General Secretary announces a search for a new Associate General Secretary ...
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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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ABC Creation Justice Network Webinar Series, "Praying with Creation," Announced

ABC Creation Justice Network Webinar Series, “Praying with Creation,” Announced

VALLEY FORGE, PA (7/9/20)—American Baptists are invited to participate in a webinar series hosted by the American Baptist Churches Creation ...
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The Generosity Project Webinar "Stewardship and Pandemic" Announced

The Generosity Project Webinar “Stewardship and Pandemic” Announced

VALLEY FORGE, PA (7/7/20)—The American Baptist Churches USA Office of the General Secretary announces an upcoming webinar, "Stewardship and Pandemic," ...
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International Ministries Staff to Attend National African American Missions Conference, July 9-11, 2020

International Ministries Staff to Attend National African American Missions Conference, July 9-11, 2020

VALLEY FORGE, PA (7/6/20)—International Ministries (IM) invites friends from across the United States and Puerto Rico to join us at ...
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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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Pastors, Lay Leaders, Chaplains Participate in ABHMS’ First Virtual Conference

Pastors, Lay Leaders, Chaplains Participate in ABHMS’ First Virtual Conference

VALLEY FORGE, PA (7/2/20)—More than 600 clergy, lay leaders, chaplains and spiritual caregivers participated in the first online conference presented ...
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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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Manarin Called to Lead DCBC as Executive Director/Minister

Manarin Called to Lead DCBC as Executive Director/Minister

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 6/17/20)—The District of Columbia Baptist Convention (DCBC) announced on June 15 that Rev. Dr. Trisha Miller ...
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World Mission Conference Live Stream Event 2020 Announced

World Mission Conference Live Stream Event 2020 Announced

I once was blind, but now I see. Mark 8:22-25 VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 6/12/20)—American Baptist International Ministries (IM) has ...
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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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ABHMS Awards $56,000 in OGHS Funds for COVID-19 Recovery in the U.S., Puerto Rico

ABHMS Awards $56,000 in OGHS Funds for COVID-19 Recovery in the U.S., Puerto Rico

VALLEY FORGE, PA (6/17/20)—Food distribution, rent assistance, medical aid to homeless persons and child-care for low-income essential workers are among ...
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American Baptist Women’s Ministries Celebrates 69 Years

American Baptist Women’s Ministries Celebrates 69 Years

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 6/17/20)—On June 11, 2020, American Baptist Women’s Ministries (ABWM) celebrated 69 years of ministry with a ...
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ABHMS Holds Virtual First Gathering for Members of American Baptist National Network of Chaplains, Pastoral Counselors, Specialized Ministers

ABHMS Holds Virtual First Gathering for Members of American Baptist National Network of Chaplains, Pastoral Counselors, Specialized Ministers

VALLEY FORGE, PA (6/24/20)—Thirty-four chaplains, pastoral counselors and other specialized ministers who serve in all parts of the world participated ...
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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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American Baptist Home Mission Societies Holds First Virtual Board Meeting

American Baptist Home Mission Societies Holds First Virtual Board Meeting

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 6/11/20)—In an abbreviated, virtual gathering Tuesday, the Board of Directors of American Baptist Home Mission Societies ...
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Pastors and Church Leaders - ABC of Maine Update

Pastors and Church Leaders – ABC of Maine Update

This post is shared as a COVID-19 resource on our resource page at www.abc-usa.org/coronavirus. Visit this page to find helpful ...
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ABHMS Launches $1,000,000 Campaign to Address COVID-19

ABHMS Launches $1,000,000 Campaign to Address COVID-19

VALLEY FORGE, PA (6/9/20)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) officially launches its One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS) United States ...
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Judson Press Releases New Study Guide; Highlights Resources on Racial, Social Justice

Judson Press Releases New Study Guide; Highlights Resources on Racial, Social Justice

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 6/19/20)—As individuals and churches seek information and insight, motivation and meaning at a critical moment in ...
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ABHMS Expresses Gratitude to Rev. Dr. Aidsand F. Wright-Riggins III for Extended Service

ABHMS Expresses Gratitude to Rev. Dr. Aidsand F. Wright-Riggins III for Extended Service

VALLEY FORGE, PA (7/2/20)—The daily workweek devotional from American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) “Word and Witness” has been written ...
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ABWM Hosts Courageous Conversation About Financial Wellness Amid COVID-19 and Beyond

ABWM Hosts Courageous Conversation About Financial Wellness Amid COVID-19 and Beyond

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 6/8/20)—On Thursday, May 28, 2020, American Baptist Women's Ministries (ABWM) hosted a Courageous Conversation about Financial ...
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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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Pastors, Lay Leaders, Chaplains Invited to Participate in ABHMS’ Virtual Conference

Pastors, Lay Leaders, Chaplains Invited to Participate in ABHMS’ Virtual Conference

VALLEY FORGE, PA (5/28/20)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) invites pastors, lay leaders chaplains and spiritual caregivers to participate in ...
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ABHMS Calls on American Baptists to Join National Day of Mourning, Lament

ABHMS Calls on American Baptists to Join National Day of Mourning, Lament

VALLEY FORGE, PA (5/29/20)—As the United States passes the mark of 100,000 COVID-19 deaths, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) ...
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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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New Dates Announced for Celebrating Ministering Women: Radical. Redeemed. Ready.

New Dates Announced for Celebrating Ministering Women: Radical. Redeemed. Ready.

VALLEY FORGE, PA (5/20/20)—New dates for "Celebrating Ministering Women: Radical. Redeemed. Ready." have been announced. Originally scheduled for June 2020, ...
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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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American Baptists Invited to Participate in Climate Webinar Training

American Baptists Invited to Participate in Climate Webinar Training

VALLEY FORGE, PA (5/4/20)—People are growing more concerned about climate change. As they witness and experience impacts to their health, ...
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ABWM Hosts Courageous Conversation with High School Counselors and College Admissions Professionals

ABWM Hosts Courageous Conversation with High School Counselors and College Admissions Professionals

VALLEY FORGE, PA (5/20/20)—On Thursday, May 14, 2020, American Baptist Women's Ministries (ABWM) hosted a Courageous Conversation with High School ...
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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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Book Discusses ‘Health, Holiness, Wholeness’ for Ordained Clergy, Laity

Book Discusses ‘Health, Holiness, Wholeness’ for Ordained Clergy, Laity

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 5/15/20)—Based on a popular series of “Health and Excellence in Ministry”-themed workshops from the highly regarded ...
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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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ABCUSA Office of the General Secretary Releases Discussion Guide for Reopening Church Buildings

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

VALLEY FORGE, PA (5/1/20)—The American Baptist Churches USA Office of the General Secretary has released a new resource for American ...
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At the End of April – 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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American Baptist Women’s Ministries Hosts Virtual Tea

American Baptist Women’s Ministries Hosts Virtual Tea

VALLEY FORGE, PA (5/4/20)—On April 25, 2020, American Baptist Women’s Ministries (ABWM) hosted its first virtual tea to foster the ...
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ABWM Hosts Courageous Conversation with Chaplains

ABWM Hosts Courageous Conversation with Chaplains

VALLEY FORGE, PA (5/6/20)—On Thursday, April 30, 2020, American Baptist Women’s Ministries (ABWM) hosted a Courageous Conversation with Chaplains. Chaplains ...
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Online Kid Ministry Options - ABC of the Central Region

Online Kid Ministry Options – 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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REMC Releases Recommended Best Practices for Pastors During COVID-19 Crisis

REMC Releases Recommended Best Practices for Pastors During COVID-19 Crisis

VALLEY FORGE, PA (4/15/20)—The Regional Executive Ministers Council (REMC) of American Baptist Churches USA has released a new document, “REMC ...
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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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ABC of Metro Chicago EWIND Newsletter

ABC of Metro Chicago EWIND 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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American Baptist Foundation Releases Digital 2019 Annual Summary

American Baptist Foundation Releases Digital 2019 Annual Summary

VALLEY FORGE, PA (4/23/20)—As the global community comes to terms with the new norms of physical and social distancing due to ...
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Pastors and Church Leaders - ABC of Maine Update

Pastors and Church Leaders – ABC of Maine Update

This post is shared as a COVID-19 resource on our resource page at www.abc-usa.org/coronavirus. Visit this page to find helpful ...
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What Comes Next? - American Baptist Churches of Ohio

What Comes Next? – American Baptist Churches of Ohio

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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ABHMS Announces Cancellation of Space for Grace, Chaplaincy Conferences

ABHMS Announces Cancellation of Space for Grace, Chaplaincy Conferences

VALLEY FORGE, PA (4/9/20)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) regrets to announce that the Space for Grace 2020 national conference—Testify!—and ...
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Light for Today - ABC of the Rocky Mountains Video Devotion

Light for Today – ABC of the Rocky Mountains Video Devotion

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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Long-Serving Commissioned ABHMS Home Missionary Dies in Michigan

Long-Serving Commissioned ABHMS Home Missionary Dies in Michigan

VALLEY FORGE, PA (4/22/20)—Doris Mae Fell, commissioned American Baptist home missionary, died of natural causes in Troy, Mich., on April ...
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A Pastoral Letter from ABC of Wisconsin Executive Minister - More than Lip Service

A Pastoral Letter from ABC of Wisconsin Executive Minister – More than Lip Service

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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ABHMS Stands with Asian-Americans Against Racism Amidst Coronavirus

ABHMS Stands with Asian-Americans Against Racism Amidst Coronavirus

VALLEY FORGE, PA (4/22/20)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) stands with Asian-Americans against racism amidst COVID-19. Since the outbreak of ...
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An American Baptist Plea for Emergency One Great Hour of Sharing Support, COVID-19 Creates Great Need

An American Baptist Plea for Emergency One Great Hour of Sharing Support, COVID-19 Creates Great Need

VALLEY FORGE, PA (4/8/20)—As the United States and the globe deal with the death and devastation wrought by the coronavirus, ...
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Caring for the Carer - ABC of New York State

Caring for the Carer – 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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Mission Northwest Email Update

Mission Northwest Email Update

This post is shared as a COVID-19 resource on our resource page at www.abc-usa.org/coronavirus. Visit this page to find helpful ...
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ABWM Hosts Courageous Conversation: Youth and Young Adult Ministry During a Pandemic Webinar

ABWM Hosts Courageous Conversation: Youth and Young Adult Ministry During a Pandemic Webinar

VALLEY FORGE, PA (4/21/20)—On Thursday, April 16, 2020, American Baptist Women’s Ministries (ABWM) hosted a Courageous Conversation with youth ministers ...
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Moving Towards a “New Normal” - Philadelphia Baptist Association

Moving Towards a “New Normal” – 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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Intersections Newsletter - ABC of Greater Indianapolis, April 21

Intersections Newsletter – ABC of Greater Indianapolis, April 21

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 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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Observations: Holy Week - ABC of Indiana and Kentucky

Observations: Holy Week – ABC of Indiana and Kentucky

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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ABWM Seeks to Reset and Reimagine Programs in Response to COVID-19

ABWM Seeks to Reset and Reimagine Programs in Response to COVID-19

VALLEY FORGE, PA (4/20/20)—COVID-19 has forever changed the world, and to continue to support communities, organizations must change with it ...
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Judson Press, Author Offer Free ‘Ministry During Pandemic’ Digital Resource

Judson Press, Author Offer Free ‘Ministry During Pandemic’ Digital Resource

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 4/14/20)—Chaplains and ministers are on the forefront of spiritual care and pastoral ministry during a pandemic ...
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“Celebrating Ministering Women: Radical. Redeemed. Ready.” Conference Postponed

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

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 4/3/20)—In light of COVID-19, the conference Leadership Team for “Celebrating Ministering Women: Radical. Redeemed. Ready.” announces ...
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Book Offers Guidance on Crossing Lines that Separate ‘Us’ From ‘Them’

Book Offers Guidance on Crossing Lines that Separate ‘Us’ From ‘Them’

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 4/15/20)—In a society increasingly divided along political, theological, cultural and racial lines—lines that we have drawn ...
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A Different Kind of Easter - ABC of the Rocky Mountains

A Different Kind of Easter – 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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Observations - ABC of Indiana and Kentucky

Observations – ABC of Indiana and Kentucky

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Corona Updates - ABC of New York State

Corona Updates – ABC of New York State

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Some Thoughts From the Wilderness... ABC of the Central Region

Some Thoughts From the Wilderness… 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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Maintaining Robust Church Finances During the Pandemic - Mission Northwest

Maintaining Robust Church Finances During the Pandemic – 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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A Word From the Regional Executive Minister - ABC of Metro Chicago

A Word From the Regional Executive Minister – ABC of Metro Chicago

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ABCOM Update - Coronavirus Disease

ABCOM Update – Coronavirus Disease

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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Wisdom and Warnings Around Personal Stimulus Help - ABC of Greater Indianapolis

Wisdom and Warnings Around Personal Stimulus Help – 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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COVID-19-Related Assistance - An Update from ABCUSA Acting General Secretary C. Jeff Woods

COVID-19-Related Assistance – An Update from ABCUSA Acting General Secretary C. Jeff Woods

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 4/1/20)—On April 1, 2020, American Baptist Churches USA Acting General Secretary Dr. C. Jeff Woods published ...
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ABWM Raises $12,000 to Support Earthquake Relief Efforts in Puerto Rico

ABWM Raises $12,000 to Support Earthquake Relief Efforts in Puerto Rico

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 4/6/20)—American Baptist Women's Ministries (ABWM) collectively raised $12,000 to assist Ministerios de Mujeres Bautistas de Puerto ...
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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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Unlike Any Other: The First Easter - A Message from ABC of Michigan

Unlike Any Other: The First Easter – A Message from ABC of Michigan

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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ABHMS Convenes Roundtable to Identify American Baptist Needs During Coronavirus Pandemic

ABHMS Convenes Roundtable to Identify American Baptist Needs During Coronavirus Pandemic

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 4/3/20)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) convened a National Emergency Roundtable yesterday with American Baptist partners ...
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Baptists One in Prayer

Baptists One in Prayer

In response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the Baptist World Alliance is issuing an invitation to Baptists worldwide to join ...
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Supporting Churches, Pastors, and Regions: A Letter from the ABCUSA Acting General Secretary

Supporting Churches, Pastors, and Regions: A Letter from the ABCUSA Acting General Secretary

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 3/27/20)—On March 27, 2020, Acting General Secretary Dr. C. Jeff Woods published a letter to American ...
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Online Worship is all the Rage! - American Baptist Churches of Nebraska

Online Worship is all the Rage! – American Baptist Churches of Nebraska

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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American Baptist Leaders Issue Call to Prayer

American Baptist Leaders Issue Call to Prayer

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 3/20/20)—The members of the National Executive Council and the members of the Regional Executive Ministers Council ...
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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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Fackenthal, Jacque to Serve as Co-Coordinators for 2021 Orientation to American Baptist Life Event

Fackenthal, Jacque to Serve as Co-Coordinators for 2021 Orientation to American Baptist Life Event

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 3/18/20)—American Baptist Churches USA announces that Rev. Judy Fackenthal and Rev. Dr. Zina Jacque will serve ...
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An Update: COVID-19

An Update: COVID-19

***NOTE: View Additional Resources at www.abc-usa.org/coronavirus*** March 10, 2020 Dear American Baptist Family: I join you in our common concerns ...
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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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ABHMS Offers Guidance, Litany, Prayer for Congregational Response to COVID-19

ABHMS Offers Guidance, Litany, Prayer for Congregational Response to COVID-19

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 3/13/20)—The World Health Organization has declared the coronavirus a pandemic, defined as the “worldwide spread of ...
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Book Calls Black Church to Engage Families Facing Mental Health Concerns

Book Calls Black Church to Engage Families Facing Mental Health Concerns

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 3/31/20)—Drawing upon the biblical motif of the village well, where water is sought to sustain life, ...
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An Update from the Central Region

An Update from 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 Word From the Regional Executive Minister of ABC of Metro Chicago

A Word From the Regional Executive Minister of ABC of Metro Chicago

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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E-Giving - A Message from ABC of New York State

E-Giving – A Message from 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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A Letter from Rev. Soozi Whitten Ford

A Letter from Rev. Soozi Whitten Ford

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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Sent Before His Face, Live Stream Readings

Sent Before His Face, Live Stream Readings

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 Maine Update - COVID-19

ABC of Maine Update – COVID-19

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 Letter from International Ministries CEO

COVID-19 Letter from International Ministries CEO

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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Celebrating Ministering Women Early Registration Deadline Approaches; Hear from Engaging Speakers

Celebrating Ministering Women Early Registration Deadline Approaches; Hear from Engaging Speakers

VALLEY FORGE, PA (3/5/20)—The early registration deadline for June's "Celebrating Ministering Women: Radical. Redeemed. Ready." Conference has been extended to ...
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Judson Press Implements Procedures for Employee Health, Continuity of Business for Customers

Judson Press Implements Procedures for Employee Health, Continuity of Business for Customers

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 3/21/20)—Given the COVID-19 pandemic and the virus’ spread in the United States, Judson Press has implemented ...
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MMBB Financial Services Implements Remote Operations

MMBB Financial Services Implements Remote Operations

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 3/16/20)—In response to the recommended guidelines to contain the spread of COVID-19, on Monday, March 16, ...
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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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ABWM Partners with ABCNJ to Bring Christian Education and STEAM Program to Baptist Camp Lebanon

ABWM Partners with ABCNJ to Bring Christian Education and STEAM Program to Baptist Camp Lebanon

VALLEY FORGE, PA (3/4/20)—American Baptist Women’s Ministries is partnering with American Baptist Churches of New Jersey to bring Hi-eSTEAM, a ...
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ABHMS’ ISOE Program Receives $70,000 Endowment from Cleveland Church

ABHMS’ ISOE Program Receives $70,000 Endowment from Cleveland Church

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 3/13/20)—Restoration Ministries of Greater Cleveland Inc.—a small church formerly known as Covenant Baptist Church—has blessed American ...
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American Baptist Foundation to Continue Service Remotely

American Baptist Foundation to Continue Service Remotely

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 3/16/20)—In line with guidance received from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania associated with the spread of COVID-19, ...
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American Baptist Home Mission Societies Implements Interim Telework Plan

American Baptist Home Mission Societies Implements Interim Telework Plan

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 3/16/20)—Beginning Monday, March 16, the majority of American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) staff will work ...
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A Message from ABC of Wisconsin

A Message from ABC of Wisconsin

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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ABHMS Announces Keynote Speakers for Space for Grace 2020

ABHMS Announces Keynote Speakers for Space for Grace 2020

VALLEY FORGE, PA (2/28/20)—The Rev. Jim Wallis and the Rev. Dr. Suzan Johnson Cook will be among the keynote speakers ...
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ABHMS Continues Socially Responsible Investing With Two Recent Initiatives

ABHMS Continues Socially Responsible Investing With Two Recent Initiatives

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 2/28/20)—In continuing its commitment to socially responsible investing, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) was the ...
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National Executive Council Encourages Spiritual Practices Ahead of Lent

National Executive Council Encourages Spiritual Practices Ahead of Lent

VALLEY FORGE, PA (2/19/20)—The National Executive Council encourages all American Baptists to embrace the upcoming Lenten Season in order to ...
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Burma Refugee Commission Recommends Plan of Action After New Expanded Travel Ban Announced

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

VALLEY FORGE, PA (2/18/20)—On January 31, 2020, President Trump signed a Presidential Proclamation that expands Travel Ban 3.0 to certain ...
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American Baptist Churches of Michigan Calls Next Executive Minister

American Baptist Churches of Michigan Calls Next Executive Minister

VALLEY FORGE, PA (2/12/20)—The American Baptist Churches of Michigan announced in January that the Region board voted to approve the ...
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Registration Now Open for “Celebrating Ministering Women: Radical. Redeemed. Ready.”

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

Note added on 5/29/20 - This conference has been postponed and rescheduled for June 2022. Visit  www.radicalredeemedready.com for more information ...
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ABWM Announces New Goal to Support Baptist Women's Ministries of Puerto Rico

ABWM Announces New Goal to Support Baptist Women’s Ministries of Puerto Rico

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 2/3/20)—American Baptist Women’s Ministries (ABWM) seeks to raise $10,000 by the end of February to support ...
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ABHMS Holds Mission Consultation, Briefing with Regional Executive Ministers Council

ABHMS Holds Mission Consultation, Briefing with Regional Executive Ministers Council

VALLEY FORGE, PA (2/3/20)—At its Leadership and Mission Building last week, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) held a Mission ...
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ABCUSA, DCBC Leaders Visit Chin Christian University, Lead Baptist History and Identity Lectures

ABCUSA, DCBC Leaders Visit Chin Christian University, Lead Baptist History and Identity Lectures

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 1/29/20)—Chin Christian University (CCU) in Hakha, Myanmar sponsored lectures on Baptist History and Identity from January ...
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IM Responds with Relief for Outbreak of Coronavirus

IM Responds with Relief for Outbreak of Coronavirus

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 1/29/20)—The outbreak of the Coronavirus in Mainland China has been followed by reports of cases of ...
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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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ABCORI Executive Minister Wiles Announces Retirement Plans

ABCORI Executive Minister Wiles Announces Retirement Plans

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 1/17/20)—Rev. Dr. Tom Wiles informed the Board of Ministries of the American Baptist Churches Of Rhode ...
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Keynote Speakers Announced for June 2020 Celebrating Ministering Women Conference

Keynote Speakers Announced for June 2020 Celebrating Ministering Women Conference

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 1/15/20)—The Planning Team of the “Celebrating Ministering Women: Radical. Redeemed. Ready.” conference, meeting June 16-19, 2020 ...
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Cassel Begins New Role as Associate Executive Director – Development Advisory Services for American Baptist Foundation (ABF)

Cassel Begins New Role as Associate Executive Director – Development Advisory Services for American Baptist Foundation (ABF)

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 1/14/20)—The American Baptist Foundation (ABF) is pleased to announce that as of January 1, 2020, Linda ...
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ABHMS Offers Update Regarding Recovery from Puerto Rico Earthquakes

ABHMS Offers Update Regarding Recovery from Puerto Rico Earthquakes

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 1/16/20)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) offers an update regarding the situation in Puerto Rico since ...
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ABHMS Launches Professional Network for Chaplains, Others in Specialized Ministry

ABHMS Launches Professional Network for Chaplains, Others in Specialized Ministry

VALLEY FORGE, PA (1/27/20)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) announces that it is developing and sponsoring the “National Network of ...
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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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As We Enter 2020...A Message from American Baptist Churches USA Acting General Secretary

As We Enter 2020…A Message from American Baptist Churches USA Acting General Secretary

Happy New Year! Have you made your New Year’s resolution yet? “I resolve to…” As Christians, perhaps these should be ...
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American Baptist Women’s Ministries to Host Free Webinars for Women and Girls

American Baptist Women’s Ministries to Host Free Webinars for Women and Girls

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 1/6/20)—American Baptist Women's Ministries will be returning January 9, 2020 with a highly interactive webinar that ...
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Book Emphasizes Perspectives of African-American Women on Leadership Theories

Book Emphasizes Perspectives of African-American Women on Leadership Theories

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 1/6/20)—In “Meant for Good: Fundamentals of Womanist Leadership,” author, speaker, advisor and thought-leader Debora Jackson highlights ...
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ABCUSA Young Adult Caucus Meets, Plans for Future

ABCUSA Young Adult Caucus Meets, Plans for Future

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 12/20/19)—Leadership of the Young Adult Caucus of American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA) met November 8 at ...
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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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Significant Historical Book Commemorates 200th Anniversary of Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School

Significant Historical Book Commemorates 200th Anniversary of Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 12/20/19)—In commemoration of the 200th anniversary of Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School’s beginnings—with thirteen men and ...
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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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Parkesburg Baptist Church Recipient of 2018 Widow’s Mite Award

Parkesburg Baptist Church Recipient of 2018 Widow’s Mite Award

PARKESBURG, PA (ABNS 12/9/19)—On behalf of American Baptist Churches USA, MMBB Financial Services honors Parkesburg Baptist Church in Parkesburg, Pennsylvania ...
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ABHMS Awards Close to $2 Million in Mission Dollars in 2019

ABHMS Awards Close to $2 Million in Mission Dollars in 2019

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 12/18/19)—In keeping with its historic mission and strategic priorities of cultivating leaders, equipping disciples, and healing ...
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Woods Elected as Acting General Secretary of American Baptist Churches USA

Woods Elected as Acting General Secretary of American Baptist Churches USA

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 11/10/19)—At the November 2019 meeting of the Board of General Ministries, the Board voted to approve ...
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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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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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ABCUSA Office of the General Secretary Relocates to New Building - Oct. 17-18

ABCUSA Office of the General Secretary Relocates to New Building – Oct. 17-18

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/7/19)—The American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA) Office of the General Secretary, along with the American Baptist ...
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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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ABHMS’ Longest-Serving Volunteer Receives National-Recognition Ministry Award

ABHMS’ Longest-Serving Volunteer Receives National-Recognition Ministry Award

VALLEY FORGE, PA (10/18/19)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) Executive Director Dr. Jeffrey Haggray has presented the 2019 national-recognition Jitsuo ...
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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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ABCUSA Announces New Minister for Creation Justice

ABCUSA Announces New Minister for Creation Justice

VALLEY FORGE, PA (10/4/19)—On October 1, 2019, the ABCUSA Office of the General Secretary welcomed Rev. Rebecca Driscoll into the ...
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ABCUSA Office of the General Secretary Invites Participation in Golden Rule 2020

ABCUSA Office of the General Secretary Invites Participation in Golden Rule 2020

Do unto others, as you would have them do unto you! VALLEY FORGE, PA (10/3/19)—The ABCUSA Office of the General ...
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ABCUSA General Secretary Asks Presidential Candidates to Focus on Poverty

ABCUSA General Secretary Asks Presidential Candidates to Focus on Poverty

VALLEY FORGE, PA (10/2/19)—Dr. Lee B. Spitzer, general secretary of American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA), has joined with more than ...
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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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Spitzer to Retire December 31, 2019; Letters Invited

Spitzer to Retire December 31, 2019; Letters Invited

As previously announced, Rev. Dr. Lee B. Spitzer, general secretary of American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA), will be retiring on ...
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Myanmar Military Drops Case Against Kachin Leader

Myanmar Military Drops Case Against Kachin Leader

The Myanmar military dropped the case against Rev. Dr. Hkalam Samson, president of the Kachin Baptist Convention of Myanmar, who ...
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IM Responds to Destruction Wrought by Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas

IM Responds to Destruction Wrought by Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas

VALLEY FORGE, PA (9/5/19)—Hurricane Dorian, which over the Labor Day weekend was one of the most powerful Atlantic hurricanes on ...
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ABCUSA General Secretary Urges Prayers on September 8, 2019, for Kachin Baptist Leader and Members

ABCUSA General Secretary Urges Prayers on September 8, 2019, for Kachin Baptist Leader and Members

VALLEY FORGE, PA (9/4/19)—On Wednesday, September 4, American Baptist Churches USA General Secretary Lee B. Spitzer published a letter to ...
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New Title Explores Baptism, Communion from Baptist Perspective

New Title Explores Baptism, Communion from Baptist Perspective

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 9/4/19)—New from Judson Press, “River of Life, Feast of Grace: Baptism, Communion, and Discipleship” considers the ...
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ABHMS Hosts First ‘Intercultural Institute for Emerging Leaders’

ABHMS Hosts First ‘Intercultural Institute for Emerging Leaders’

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 9/11/19)—Approximately 44 young people aged 21-39 from various ethnic and cultural backgrounds participated in the first ...
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ABHMS Monitors Hurricane Dorian; Accepts Donations for Relief Efforts Through OGHS

ABHMS Monitors Hurricane Dorian; Accepts Donations for Relief Efforts Through OGHS

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 9/5/19)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) is monitoring the status of Hurricane Dorian. If a need ...
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ABHMS Launches Fundraising Campaign to Repair, Replace Roofs in Puerto Rico

ABHMS Launches Fundraising Campaign to Repair, Replace Roofs in Puerto Rico

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/3/19)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) hosted a livestream broadcast from its Leadership and Mission Building ...
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ABHMS Awards Grants in 2019’s Second Quarter

ABHMS Awards Grants in 2019’s Second Quarter

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 9/6/19)—During 2019’s second quarter, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) awarded $257,220 in grants to 27 ...
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ABHMS Joins Japanese Baptist Church in Celebrating 120 Years of Faithful Service

ABHMS Joins Japanese Baptist Church in Celebrating 120 Years of Faithful Service

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 9/18/19)—Close to 300 people were on hand Sept. 14 to celebrate the 120th anniversary of the ...
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ABWM Partners in Domestic Violence Prevention and Education 2-Day Training

ABWM Partners in Domestic Violence Prevention and Education 2-Day Training

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 9/23/19)—American Baptist Women’s Ministries partners with Capital Area Baptist Association, American Baptist Churches of New York ...
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ABHMS Accepts OGHS Donations for Hurricane Imelda Relief Efforts

ABHMS Accepts OGHS Donations for Hurricane Imelda Relief Efforts

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 9/23/19)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) is accepting donations through One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS) ...
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Burma Refugee Commission Releases Declaration of Concern for Safety of President of the Kachin Baptist Convention of Myanmar

Burma Refugee Commission Releases Declaration of Concern for Safety of President of the Kachin Baptist Convention of Myanmar

VALLEY FORGE, PA (8/30/19)—The American Baptist Churches Burma Refugee Commission released a Declaration of Concern on August 30, expressing ongoing ...
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American Baptists Called to Prayer; Burma Refugee Commission Representatives Send Letter Expressing Concern to UN Secretary-General and US Government

American Baptists Called to Prayer; Burma Refugee Commission Representatives Send Letter Expressing Concern to UN Secretary-General and US Government

VALLEY FORGE, PA (8/14/19)—On behalf of the Burma Refugee Commission, American Baptist Churches USA General Secretary Lee B. Spitzer, Rev ...
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The Collective Conscience of our Country: A Pastoral Letter from ABCUSA General Secretary Lee Spitzer

The Collective Conscience of our Country: A Pastoral Letter from ABCUSA General Secretary Lee Spitzer

Read a pastoral letter from General Secretary Rev. Dr. Lee B. Spitzer, published August 5, 2019, below. If you would ...
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American Baptist Home Mission Societies Welcomes New Personnel

American Baptist Home Mission Societies Welcomes New Personnel

VALLEY FORGE, PA (8/8/19)—Welcoming new personnel to Volunteer-Mobilization and Disaster-Response Ministries as well as to Financial Empowerment Ministries, American Baptist ...
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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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New Ministers and Seminarians Meet as Part of 2019 Orientation to American Baptist Life Event

New Ministers and Seminarians Meet as Part of 2019 Orientation to American Baptist Life Event

VALLEY FORGE, PA (7/23/19)—Over 100 seminarians and ministers new to American Baptist Churches gathered in Virginia Beach at the 2019 ...
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Robert Cochran, DCBC Executive Director/Minister, to Retire in March 2020

Robert Cochran, DCBC Executive Director/Minister, to Retire in March 2020

VALLEY FORGE, PA (7/12/19)—Dr. Robert Dennis Cochran, Executive Director/Minister of the District of Columbia Baptist Convention (DCBC), has announced his ...
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Biennial Youth Conference Brings Over 100 Young People to Virginia Beach

Biennial Youth Conference Brings Over 100 Young People to Virginia Beach

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 7/8/19)—As American Baptists gathered from across the country to celebrate at the 2019 Biennial Mission Summit ...
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Maryland Couple Endorsed to Serve God in El Salvador

Maryland Couple Endorsed to Serve God in El Salvador

VALLEY FORGE, PA (7/22/19)—Eliberto and Molly Jamison Juárez, passionate peacemakers and educators, have been endorsed to serve with International Ministries ...
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ABHMS Seeking Applicants for 2019-2020 ‘In Support of Excellence’ Pastors Cohort

ABHMS Seeking Applicants for 2019-2020 ‘In Support of Excellence’ Pastors Cohort

VALLEY FORGE, PA (7/22/19)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) is seeking American Baptist pastors to enroll in its 2019-2020 “In ...
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First Baptist Church of Salina, Kan., Receives 2019 George D. Younger Award

First Baptist Church of Salina, Kan., Receives 2019 George D. Younger Award

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 7/8/19)—First Baptist Church, Salina, Kan., received the 2019 George D. Younger Award for Excellence in Local ...
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ABCUSA General Secretary Responds to Refugee and Immigrant Crises

ABCUSA General Secretary Responds to Refugee and Immigrant Crises

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 6/28/19)—In response to the ongoing crisis on the southern border of the United States, and to ...
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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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American Baptist Churches “Summit by the Sea” Meets in Virginia Beach, Va.

American Baptist Churches “Summit by the Sea” Meets in Virginia Beach, Va.

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (ABNS 6/25/19)—The American Baptist Churches USA Biennial Mission Summit met June 21-23, 2019 at the Virginia Beach ...
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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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Board of General Ministries Meets Ahead of American Baptist Churches USA Biennial Mission Summit

Board of General Ministries Meets Ahead of American Baptist Churches USA Biennial Mission Summit

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (ABNS 6/21/19)—The Board of General Ministries of American Baptist Churches USA met Tuesday, June 18 through Thursday, ...
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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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OGHS Funds Released in Response to Tornadoes, Flooding in Midwest, Central Plains

OGHS Funds Released in Response to Tornadoes, Flooding in Midwest, Central Plains

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 6/3/19)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) has released two rounds of One Great Hour of Sharing ...
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ABHMS Presents 4 National-Recognition Ministry Awards During Biennial Mission Summit

ABHMS Presents 4 National-Recognition Ministry Awards During Biennial Mission Summit

VALLEY FORGE, PA (6/26/19)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) presented four 2019 national-recognition ministry awards during American Baptist Churches USA’s ...
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Join the ABC Creation Justice Network in Virginia Beach

Join the ABC Creation Justice Network in Virginia Beach

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 5/21/19)—The American Baptist Churches Creation Justice Network invites you to join in discussion at the 2019 ...
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American Baptists to Meet in Virginia Beach and Express Solidarity and Sympathy to Its Residents

American Baptists to Meet in Virginia Beach and Express Solidarity and Sympathy to Its Residents

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 6/1/19)—Twelve people were killed in a mass shooting on Friday, May 31 at the municipal center ...
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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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American Baptist Home Mission Societies Announces Ministry Award Recipients

American Baptist Home Mission Societies Announces Ministry Award Recipients

VALLEY FORGE, PA (5/22/19)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) is pleased to announce the names of American Baptist individuals who ...
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American Baptist Women’s Ministries to Host Free Webinars for Women and Girls

American Baptist Women’s Ministries to Host Free Webinars for Women and Girls

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 5/20/19)—American Baptist Women’s Ministries will host “Avenues to Wholeness”, a free Fall webinar series starting Thursday, ...
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Charles and Marie Mercer Named Co-Recipients of Sparrowk President’s Award

Charles and Marie Mercer Named Co-Recipients of Sparrowk President’s Award

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 4/17/19)—Charles and Marie Mercer have been named the 2019 co-recipients of the Cora and John Sparrowk ...
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ABNS5.5.18

Plan to Attend Beach Break: A Youth Conference

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 4/11/19)—We are excited to launch Beach Break – A youth conference at the 2019 Biennial Mission ...
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General Secretary Spitzer Visits ABC of Greater Indianapolis

General Secretary Spitzer Visits ABC of Greater Indianapolis

Rev. Dr. Lee B. Spitzer, general secretary of American Baptist Churches USA, visited the American Baptist Churches of Greater Indianapolis ...
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MMBB Offers Financial Insight and Appreciation at the Biennial Mission Summit

MMBB Offers Financial Insight and Appreciation at the Biennial Mission Summit

NEW YORK, NY (ABNS 4/9/19)—Don’t miss this opportunity to partner with MMBB Financial Services and the ABC family for the ...
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Delegates of the Alliance of Asian American Baptist Churches Visit Denominational Partners

Delegates of the Alliance of Asian American Baptist Churches Visit Denominational Partners

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 4/1/19)—Leaders of the Alliance of Asian American Baptist Churches and other delegates visited King of Prussia, ...
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Judson Press Title Explores Reality of Today’s Changing Church

Judson Press Title Explores Reality of Today’s Changing Church

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 4/1/19)—"The Changing Church: Finding Your Way to God’s New Thing” tackles the reality of the changing ...
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Rev. Dr. Stephen Butler Murray to Receive Luke Mowbray Ecumenical Award

Rev. Dr. Stephen Butler Murray to Receive Luke Mowbray Ecumenical Award

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 3/29/19)—The ABCUSA Committee on Christian Unity and Interfaith Relations received nominations for the Luke Mowbray Ecumenical ...
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Join ABHMS for Home Mission-Related Happenings at the ‘Summit by the Sea’

Join ABHMS for Home Mission-Related Happenings at the ‘Summit by the Sea’

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 3/27/19)—Join American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) for a variety of home mission-related happenings during “Summit ...
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American Baptist Home Mission Societies Awards Grants in 2019’s First Quarter

American Baptist Home Mission Societies Awards Grants in 2019’s First Quarter

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 3/26/19)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) has awarded $53,900 in grants to 14 projects during 2019’s ...
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American Baptist Churches Welcomes the Alliance of Asian American Baptist Churches

American Baptist Churches Welcomes the Alliance of Asian American Baptist Churches

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 3/25/19)—In 2011, it was announced to the denomination at large that the Asian American Baptist Caucus ...
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OGHS Grants Distributed in Response to Midwest Floods

OGHS Grants Distributed in Response to Midwest Floods

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 3/25/19)—To help American Baptist regions and churches in efforts to assist survivors of recent floods in ...
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Call for One Great Hour of Sharing Contributions to Aid Victims of Midwest Floods

Call for One Great Hour of Sharing Contributions to Aid Victims of Midwest Floods

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 3/19/19)—In response to floods in the Plains and Midwest caused by rapid snowmelt and heavy rains, ...
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Generosity is...Relational

Generosity is…Relational

A team working together around the challenge of stewardship in the 21st century has worked hard over the past eighteen ...
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ABCUSA General Secretary Affirms American Baptist Solidarity with the Muslim Victims of the Mosque Attack in New Zealand

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VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 3/16/19)—In response to the attack against the Muslim community in New Zealand, ABCUSA General Secretary Rev ...
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A Special Pastoral Letter from General Secretary Lee B. Spitzer to the ABC Family

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ABCUSA General Secretary Lee B. Spitzer Announces Retirement Plans

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VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 3/14/19)—In a letter dated March 1, 2019 and presented in person to the ABCUSA Board of ...
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Dr. Clifford A. Jones Sr. to Bring Sunday Evening Message at Biennial Mission Summit in Virginia Beach

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VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 3/13/19)—The American Baptist Churches of the South has announced the speaker for the Sunday evening worship ...
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March 15 is Biennial Mission Summit Early Registration Deadline

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VALLEY FORGE, PA (3/7/19)—The early registration deadline for the American Baptist Churches Biennial Mission Summit is March 15, 2019. Don’t ...
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ABHMS Celebrates Ministries of Two Retiring Long-Term Personnel

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VALLEY FORGE, PA (3/6/19)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) and its publishing ministry, Judson Press, celebrate the ministry of two ...
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ABHMS Encourages Attendance at BPFNA Conference in Colombia

ABHMS Encourages Attendance at BPFNA Conference in Colombia

VALLEY FORGE, PA (3/5/19)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) encourages American Baptists to attend BPFNA ~ Bautistas por la Paz’s ...
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Rev. Andy Quient Called as Executive Minister of ABCOFLASH

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VALLEY FORGE, PA (3/1/19)—On Saturday, February 23, 2019, the Board of Directors of the American Baptist Churches of Los Angeles, ...
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Judson Press Releases New Book by Critically Acclaimed Biblical Scholar, Author

Judson Press Releases New Book by Critically Acclaimed Biblical Scholar, Author

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 3/1/19)—From H. Stephen Shoemaker, M.Div., Ph.D.—author of the critically acclaimed “GodStories: Scriptural Narratives for Today”—comes “Seekers, ...
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ABC General Secretary Lee B. Spitzer Returns to Office

ABC General Secretary Lee B. Spitzer Returns to Office

VALLEY FORGE, PA (3/1/19)—Rev. Dr. Lee B. Spitzer, General Secretary of American Baptist Churches USA, returned to the American Baptist ...
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American Baptist Women’s Ministries Announces New Associate Executive Director

American Baptist Women’s Ministries Announces New Associate Executive Director

VALLEY FORGE, PA (2/26/19)—American Baptist Women’s Ministries announced on Tuesday, February 26, that the Rev. LaThelma A. Yenn-Batah will join ...
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IM Endorses First Development Workers to Serve in Vietnam

IM Endorses First Development Workers to Serve in Vietnam

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 2/11/19)—Amy and the Rev. Joseph Van Vo of Garden Grove, California, have been endorsed to serve ...
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Judson Press Releases Women’s History Month-Inspired Devotional

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VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 2/11/19)—In time for Women’s History Month in March, Judson Press releases “Devotions from HERstory: 31 Days ...
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$10,000 Match Offered by Christian Community Credit Union for Online Masters of Theological Studies Program

$10,000 Match Offered by Christian Community Credit Union for Online Masters of Theological Studies Program

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 2/7/19)—International Ministries (IM) is excited to announce that all gifts up to $10,000 given to support ...
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ABNS1.23.18

ABCUSA Office of the General Secretary Purchases Building in King of Prussia, Pa.

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 2/7/19)—The American Baptist Churches USA Office of the General Secretary purchased a new office building located ...
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ABNS1.23.18

Eleven Executive Ministers Gather for Group Orientation

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 2/6/19)—Eleven executive ministers gathered for a group orientation event in Orlando, Florida Jan. 24-26. This was ...
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Award-Winning Judson Press Author Releases New Book on Women in Scripture

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VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 2/1/19)—For women who are feeling overlooked, misjudged, or unappreciated, award-winning editor Deborah Spink Winters wants you ...
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ABNS1.23.18

Nominated ABCUSA Officers Announced for 2020-2021 Biennium

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 2/1/19)—The ABCUSA Nominating Committee has nominated the following persons to serve as ABCUSA Officers for the ...
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ABCUSA Pastor from Illinois Appointed for Global Mission Service in India

ABCUSA Pastor from Illinois Appointed for Global Mission Service in India

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 1/31/19)—The Rev. Dr. David V. Sagar of Schiller Park, Illinois, has been appointed to serve with ...
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ABNS1.23.18

ABCUSA President Gives Update on General Secretary’s Return to Office

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 1/29/19)—ABCUSA Board of General Ministries President Josué Gómez-Menéndez sent a letter on behalf of the Board ...
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ABNS1.23.18

Individual Registration for 2019 Biennial Mission Summit Opens

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ABNS5.5.18

Mowbray Ecumenical Award Nomination Deadline is January 30

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 1/18/19)—American Baptist Churches USA seeks nominations for the Luke Mowbray Ecumenical Award, which recognizes an individual for ...
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Younger Award Nominations Open

Younger Award Nominations Open

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 1/18/19)—The American Baptist Historical Society is accepting nominations for the George D. Younger Award for Excellence ...
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Judson Press Invites Customers to Restock the [Library] Shelves

Judson Press Invites Customers to Restock the [Library] Shelves

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 12/21/18)—The lights are back on at the Evangelical Seminary of Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria. But ...
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IM Global Servant Accepts National Award for World Peace

IM Global Servant Accepts National Award for World Peace

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 12/18/18)—International Ministries (IM) is excited to announce that newly endorsed global servant Faye Yarbrough is one ...
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Rev. Kathy Longhat, Champion of Native American People and Heritage, Dies

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VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 12/5/18)—The Rev. Kathy Longhat, American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) mission coordinator of Native American Ministries, ...
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ABNS5.5.18

Dr. Howard Stevenson, Dr. Jolene Erlacher to Speak at 2019 Biennial Mission Summit

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 12/4/18)—The American Baptist Churches USA 2019 Biennial Mission Summit Planning Team is excited to announce two ...
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Younger Award Nominations Open

Younger Award Nominations Open

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 11/28/18)—The American Baptist Historical Society is accepting nominations for the George D. Younger Award for Excellence ...
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One Great Hour of Sharing Funds Released in Response to California Wildfires

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VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 11/20/18)—In response to the California wildfires, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS), on behalf of American ...
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ABNS5.5.18

ABCUSA Announces 2018 Awards for Matthew 25 Grant

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 11/16/17)—Forty Matthew 25 Grants ranging from $250 to $3,000 were awarded in October to applicants who ...
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New Judson Press Book Calls for Action Responding to Children in Poverty

New Judson Press Book Calls for Action Responding to Children in Poverty

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 11/15/18)—National studies make it clear: poverty is the greatest threat to a child’s welfare. According to ...
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American Baptist Home Mission Societies Board Holds Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony at New Facility

American Baptist Home Mission Societies Board Holds Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony at New Facility

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 11/14/18)—The board of directors of American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) opened its biannual meeting at ...
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Associate Missionary Appointed to Serve in Theological Education in Costa Rica

Associate Missionary Appointed to Serve in Theological Education in Costa Rica

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 11/5/18)—Ruth Vindas of Santo Tomás, Costa Rica, has been appointed to serve as an International Ministries ...
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ABNS5.5.18

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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ABHMS ‘Space for Grace’ to Offer Engagement with Philadelphia Ministries

ABHMS ‘Space for Grace’ to Offer Engagement with Philadelphia Ministries

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/19/18)—Participants in hands-on optional experiences on opening day of American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) “Space ...
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American Baptist Home Mission Societies, American Baptist Extension Corporation, American Baptist Women’s Ministries Reschedule Relocation

American Baptist Home Mission Societies, American Baptist Extension Corporation, American Baptist Women’s Ministries Reschedule Relocation

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/11/18)—The American Baptist Extension Corporation (ABEC), American Baptist Women’s Ministries (ABWM) and American Baptist Home Mission ...
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ABHMS Announces Ecclesiastical Endorser for Chaplains, Other Specialized Ministries

ABHMS Announces Ecclesiastical Endorser for Chaplains, Other Specialized Ministries

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/10/18)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) Executive Director Dr. Jeffrey Haggray has named the Rev. Dr ...
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ABWM Invites Applications for Young Adult Women’s Ministries Leadership

ABWM Invites Applications for Young Adult Women’s Ministries Leadership

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/10/18)—American Baptist Women’s Ministries invites applications from eligible young adult women to serve on the young ...
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Judson Press Title Provides a Method of Spiritual Formation for Preachers

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VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/8/18)—Are preachers born or made? According to preacher, author, and educator Dr. Marvin A. McMickle, “No ...
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American Baptist Women’s Ministries Invites Nominations for the 2019 Shine the Light Award

American Baptist Women’s Ministries Invites Nominations for the 2019 Shine the Light Award

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/8/18)—Nominations are being accepted now for the 2019 Shine the Light Award. The Shine the Light ...
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Baptist Groups Collaborate to Offer Small Church Leadership Conference

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VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/5/18)—Church leaders at small and rural Baptist congregations have a chance to be renewed and inspired ...
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American Baptist Women’s Ministries Calls for Applications for National Officer Positions

American Baptist Women’s Ministries Calls for Applications for National Officer Positions

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/5/18)—American Baptist Women’s Ministries calls for applications for national officer positions for the national board of ...
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ABHMS Announces Staffing Transitions to Undergird Mission

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VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/3/18)—During a recent three-day staff summit at the Mission Center, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) ...
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ABNS1.23.18

ABCUSA Office of the General Secretary Announces Plans to Purchase Building in King of Prussia, Pa.

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 9/26/18)—The American Baptist Churches USA Office of the General Secretary will purchase a new office building ...
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ABHMS, Judson Press Executive Director Elected to Andover Newton Board

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VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 9/25/18)—Dr. Jeffrey Haggray, executive director of American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) and Judson Press, has ...
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ABHMS’ ‘Space for Grace’ to Offer Take-Home Skills Applicable to Local Ministry Contexts

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VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 9/24/18)—Pastors and lay leaders can discover ideas to jump-start and enhance their ministries from more than ...
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One Great Hour of Sharing Funds Released in Response to Hurricane Florence

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VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 9/20/18)—In response to Hurricane Florence, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) has begun to release One ...
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ABHMS Announces New ‘Rebuilding, Restoring, Renewing Puerto Rico’ Fundraising Goal One Year Post-Hurricane Maria

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VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 9/20/18)—With today marking one year since Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico and as American ...
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Update from ABCUSA President Josué Gómez-Menéndez

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VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 9/20/18)—In the time of Dr. Spitzer’s absence and recovery from surgery, the Rev. Dr. C. Jeff ...
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New Judson Press Book Explores Preaching During Pastoral Transition

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VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 9/14/18)—At some point, every church finds itself in a period of pastoral transition, and the role ...
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ABHMS, Judson Press Present Dr. Henry H. Mitchell with Legacy Award

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VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 9/10/18)—Renowned American Baptist preacher, pastor, educator, author and scholar Dr. Henry H. Mitchell was honored with ...
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American Baptists Encouraged to Participate in New Baptist Covenant’s 10th Anniversary Summit

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VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 9/6/18)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) and the ABCUSA Office of the General Secretary encourage American ...
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Judson Press Book Uses the Teaching Model of Jesus for Educator Growth and Effectiveness

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VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 9/4/18)—What habits, attitudes, or techniques can you learn from the world’s greatest teacher? In Teacher Training ...
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ABHMS’ ‘Space for Grace’ 2018 urban retreat promises renewal, refreshment

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 8/31/18)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) “Space for Grace: Thy Will Be Done” urban retreat Nov ...
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Early-Bird Discount Deadline Extended for ABHMS’ Space for Grace 2018 Urban Retreat

Early-Bird Discount Deadline Extended for ABHMS’ Space for Grace 2018 Urban Retreat

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 8/17/18)—The deadline to register for American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) “Space for Grace: Thy Will ...
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New Title Bookmarks the First Five-Years of the Sankofa Institute at Oblate School of Theology

New Title Bookmarks the First Five-Years of the Sankofa Institute at Oblate School of Theology

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 8/6/18)—Judson Press, the publishing arm of American Baptist Home Mission Societies, releases Looking Back, Moving Forward: ...
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ABNS5.5.18

Register Today for “Local Churches and Global Moral Issues” Continuing Education Experience

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 8/6/18)—How can our churches understand and faithfully respond to the big issues of our times? Can ...
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American Baptist Home Mission Societies Calls for U.S. Accountability Regarding Migrant Family Separation

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VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 7/31/18)—Close to 3,000 children have been separated from their parents as a result of the zero-tolerance ...
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American Baptist Home Mission Societies Welcomes New Chief Development Officer

American Baptist Home Mission Societies Welcomes New Chief Development Officer

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 7/30/18)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) is pleased to welcome Vincent William Dent Sr. as its ...
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American Baptist Home Mission Societies Lifts Up Ways to Help Immigrant Families

American Baptist Home Mission Societies Lifts Up Ways to Help Immigrant Families

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 7/16/18)—Continuing to denounce the separation of migrant children from their families, American Baptist Home Mission Societies ...
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Faye Carol Yarbrough Endorsed for Global Mission Service in South Africa

Faye Carol Yarbrough Endorsed for Global Mission Service in South Africa

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 7/13/18)—Faye Carol Yarbrough of Gardena, California, has been endorsed to serve as an International Ministries (IM) ...
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Young Pastors Gather for ABHMS’ ‘Connect 2018’

Young Pastors Gather for ABHMS’ ‘Connect 2018’

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 7/9/18)—American Baptist clergy and seminarians in their 20s through early 40s from 16 American Baptist regions ...
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ABNS1.23.18

“Local Churches and Global Moral Issues” Continuing Education Experience Announced

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 7/2/18)—How can our churches understand and faithfully respond to the big moral issues of our times? ...
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American Baptist Historical Society Announces Call for Papers for Torbet Prize

American Baptist Historical Society Announces Call for Papers for Torbet Prize

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 6/26/18)—The American Baptist Historical Society announces a Call for Papers for the Torbet Prize.  ABHS established ...
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ABHMS Board of Directors Hears Update on Rebuilding, Restoring, Renewing Puerto Rico

ABHMS Board of Directors Hears Update on Rebuilding, Restoring, Renewing Puerto Rico

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 6/26/18)—From an update on the Rebuilding, Restoring Renewing, Puerto Rico initiative to an observance of World ...
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IM Responds to a Destructive Volcanic Eruption in Guatemala and Political Unrest in Nicaragua

IM Responds to a Destructive Volcanic Eruption in Guatemala and Political Unrest in Nicaragua

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 6/21/18)—International Ministries (IM) has received an emergency relief grant of $8,500 from One Great Hour of ...
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American Baptist Home Mission Societies Decries Migrant Family Separation

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 6/19/18)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies Executive Director Dr. Jeffrey Haggray has released a statement decrying the ...
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ABCUSA General Secretary Sends Letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions

ABCUSA General Secretary Sends Letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 6/16/18)—A letter has been sent to Jeff Sessions, in response to his remarks which cited Romans ...
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American Baptists Express Concern About Turmoil in Nicaragua

American Baptists Express Concern About Turmoil in Nicaragua

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 6/8/18)—On June 7, 2018, Rev. Dr. Lee B. Spitzer, General Secretary of the American Baptist Churches ...
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ABHMS posts Refugee Council USA’s advocacy toolkit for World Refugee Day

ABHMS posts Refugee Council USA’s advocacy toolkit for World Refugee Day

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 6/5/18)—In time for 2018 World Refugee Day on June 20, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) ...
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Brief History of the Professional Ministries Team

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The following brief history of the Professional Ministries Team was provided by Dr. C. Jeff Woods, Associate General Secretary for Regional Ministries ...
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2019 Biennial Mission Summit – Application to Perform

In the various worship celebrations at the Biennial Mission Summit, June 21-23, 2019 in Virginia Beach, Virginia, we will be ...
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ABHMS encourages American Baptists to apply for NBC grants

ABHMS encourages American Baptists to apply for NBC grants

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 5/29/18)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) encourages New Baptist Covenant’s (NBC) covenant of action partners to ...
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ABHMS to Host Intercultural Ethnic Women Conference in July

ABHMS to Host Intercultural Ethnic Women Conference in July

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 5/23/18)—Female clergy, lay leaders and seminarians of diverse ethnicities are invited to attend American Baptist Home ...
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AB Women’s Ministries to Host Free Webinar on ‘Women Changemakers in the Qur’an and Bible’

AB Women’s Ministries to Host Free Webinar on ‘Women Changemakers in the Qur’an and Bible’

NOTE: The webinar registration link has been corrected. VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 5/23/18)—American Baptist Women’s Ministries has opened registration for ...
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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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Judson Press Title Sounds Clarion Call to Preach Economic Justice

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 5/16/18)—The United States is one of the richest countries in the world, but it is plagued ...
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ABHMS Hires Personnel to Support ‘Rebuilding, Restoring, Renewing Puerto Rico’

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VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 5/15/18)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) is pleased to announce that Puerto Rico natives Abigail Medina ...
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Renowned Christian Leader from Beirut, Lebanon, to Conduct Bible Study Series at World Mission Conference

Renowned Christian Leader from Beirut, Lebanon, to Conduct Bible Study Series at World Mission Conference

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 5/15/18)—International Ministries (IM) is delighted to announce that the Rev. Dr. Hikmat Kashouh will be bringing ...
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American Baptist Women’s Ministries Opens Registration for Upcoming Fall Women’s Conference on Self-Care and Wellness

American Baptist Women’s Ministries Opens Registration for Upcoming Fall Women’s Conference on Self-Care and Wellness

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 5/15/18)—American Baptist Women’s Ministries is collaborating with American Baptist Women in Ministry (ABWIM) to host a ...
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American Baptist Women’s Ministries Announces 2018 Shine the Light Award Recipient

American Baptist Women’s Ministries Announces 2018 Shine the Light Award Recipient

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 5/10/18)—This year, the Shine the Light Award recognizes a Wisconsin resident who helped resettle Chin refugees ...
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Are You Sensing a Call to Global Mission?

Are You Sensing a Call to Global Mission?

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 5/9/18)—Registration is now open for the high-intensity Hear the Call weekend retreat, sponsored by International Ministries ...
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Register Now for the World Mission Conference on July 4–7

Register Now for the World Mission Conference on July 4–7

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 5/7/18)—The World Mission Conference, sponsored by International Ministries (IM), also known as the American Baptist Foreign ...
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American Baptist Women’s Ministries Opens Registration for Upcoming Summer Conference for Women and Girls

American Baptist Women’s Ministries Opens Registration for Upcoming Summer Conference for Women and Girls

“FEEL: Fully Experiencing and Engaging in God’s Love” will use biblical teachings from Isaiah to strengthen relationships among women and ...
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American Baptist Women’s Ministries to Host a Free Webinar for Women About Dating Violence

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VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 5/3/18)—American Baptist Women’s Ministries is hosting a free one-hour webinar about dating violence on Thursday, May ...
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ABNS1.23.18

ABHMS Continues Collaborative Home Mission Framework with Gatherings in Massachusetts

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 5/2/18)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) continues its pursuit of home mission via collaborative gatherings—the most ...
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Judson Press Book Helps Churches Determine If They Are Ready For Growth

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 4/25/18)—Declining church membership across the nation has made church growth a hot topic of discussion at ...
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New Executive Director of American Baptist Women’s Ministries Invites Women to ‘Meet’ Her in Upcoming Webinar

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VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 4/23/18)—American Baptist Women’s Ministries is hosting a free one-hour live webinar called ‘Visions for American Baptist ...
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Judson Press Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Treasured Worship Resource with a New Edition

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 4/18/18)—Judson Press first published the classic A Manual of Worship by John Skoglund in 1968, and ...
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ABNS1.23.18

Viajando hacia “Summit by the Sea”

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 4/17/18)—American Baptist Churches USA General Secretary Rev. Dr. Lee B. Spitzer published a pastoral letter today ...
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ABNS1.23.18

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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ABNS1.23.18

National Leadership Council Meets at Green Lake Conference Center

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 4/13/18)—The National Leadership Council (NLC) of American Baptist Churches USA met April 9-11, 2018 at the ...
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Civil-rights Leader the Rev. Dr. Samuel Berry McKinney Dies

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VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 4/12/18)—The Rev. Dr. Samuel Berry McKinney, 91, a civil-rights leader; pastor emeritus at Mount Zion Baptist ...
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ABNS1.23.18

Registration Opens for ABHMS’ ‘Connect 2018’; Young Clergy Encouraged to Participate

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 4/12/18)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) encourages American Baptist clergy in their 20s, 30s and early ...
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ABHMS Garners 9 Awards from Religion Communicators Council

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VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 4/6/18)—At a dinner last night during its 2018 conference in Atlanta, the Religion Communicators Council (RCC) ...
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ABHS Executive Director to be Inducted into Martin Luther King, Jr., College of Ministers and Laity

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VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 4/4/18)—The American Baptist Historical Society (ABHS) is pleased to announce that its executive director, the Rev ...
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American Baptist Women’s Ministries Has New Domain Name: www.abwomensministries.org

American Baptist Women’s Ministries Has New Domain Name: www.abwomensministries.org

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 4/4/18)—American Baptist Women’s Ministries announces a change to the domain name for the organization’s website. The ...
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ABHMS Stands with CWS in Urging Extension of Deferred Enforced Departure for Liberians

ABHMS Stands with CWS in Urging Extension of Deferred Enforced Departure for Liberians

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 4/3/18)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) stands with partner Church World Service (CWS) in condemning the ...
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ABHMS Convenes Aligned Action Network, Other Collaborative Gatherings in Glendale, Calif.

ABHMS Convenes Aligned Action Network, Other Collaborative Gatherings in Glendale, Calif.

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 3/23/18)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) convened an aligned action network meeting and other collaborative gatherings ...
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American Baptist Home Mission Societies Urges American Baptists to Stand with Refugees

American Baptist Home Mission Societies Urges American Baptists to Stand with Refugees

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 3/19/18)—Concerned regarding the current global refugee crisis, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) urges American Baptists ...
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ABNS1.23.18

Sign Up Today for the Puerto Rico Sister Churches Initiative

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 3/8/18)—Churches throughout the United States and Puerto Rico are invited to sign up to participate in ...
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American Baptist Home Mission Societies Announces Space for Grace 2018

American Baptist Home Mission Societies Announces Space for Grace 2018

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 3/5/18)—Building on the highly successful Los Angeles Space for Grace national gathering in 2015, American Baptist ...
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ABHMS Continues to Advocate for Water-Stewardship Policy at Tyson Foods

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VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 2/26/18)—At Tyson Food Inc.’s annual general meeting in Springdale, Ark., on Feb. 8, American Baptist Home ...
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ABHMS Shares ICCR’s Proxy Voting Guide for Socially Responsible Investing

ABHMS Shares ICCR’s Proxy Voting Guide for Socially Responsible Investing

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 2/23/18)—As part of its Socially Responsible Investing ministry and in time for the 2018 proxy voting ...
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Ministers Council Announces New “Member Services Coordinator” Position to Serve Members

Ministers Council Announces New “Member Services Coordinator” Position to Serve Members

WEST CHESTER, PA (ABNS 2/22/18)—The Ministers Council of American Baptist Churches USA is pleased to announce the appointment of Lisa ...
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ABHMS Seeks Volunteers for Projects Across U.S. Mainland, Puerto Rico

ABHMS Seeks Volunteers for Projects Across U.S. Mainland, Puerto Rico

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 2/22/18)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) is seeking volunteers to help rebuild, restore, renew and bring ...
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Iglesias Bautistas de Puerto Rico – ABCUSA Sister Churches Initiative Announced

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 2/22/18)—Iglesias Bautistas de Puerto Rico Executive Minister Rev. Edgardo M. Caraballo Marín and American Baptist Churches ...
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ABHMS Encourages Viewing ‘The Promise of Freedom’

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 2/19/18)—In conjunction with tonight’s PBS premiere of “Tell Them We Are Rising”—a documentary about historically black ...
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Rev. Dr. Fred W. Thompson Jr., Former Associate General Secretary for Regional Ministries, Dies

Rev. Dr. Fred W. Thompson Jr., Former Associate General Secretary for Regional Ministries, Dies

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 2/16/18)—Rev. Dr. Fred W. Thompson Jr., former associate general secretary for Regional Ministries of American Baptist ...
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Judson Press Title Helps Christians Relate to a Religiously Diverse World

Judson Press Title Helps Christians Relate to a Religiously Diverse World

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 2/15/18)—In just a few decades, the United States has changed from a largely Christian nation to ...
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ABHMS’ Initial ‘Rebuilding, Restoring, Renewing Puerto Rico’ Fundraising Goal is Surpassed; Great Need Remains

ABHMS’ Initial ‘Rebuilding, Restoring, Renewing Puerto Rico’ Fundraising Goal is Surpassed; Great Need Remains

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 2/13/18)—Thanks to the generous contributions of congregations, organizations and individuals both in and outside of the ...
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ABHMS Staff Summit Features Transition Announcements, Planning, Education

ABHMS Staff Summit Features Transition Announcements, Planning, Education

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 2/6/18)—During a three-day summit held last month at the American Baptist Churches Mission Center, American Baptist ...
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Rev. Dr. Ernest H. Jones Dies; Served as ABC of Ohio Executive Minister

Rev. Dr. Ernest H. Jones Dies; Served as ABC of Ohio Executive Minister

VALLEY FORGE, PA (2/2/18)—The Rev. Dr. Ernest H. Jones, executive minister of the American Baptist Churches of Ohio, died on ...
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ABHMS Website to Feature Prominent Individuals for Black, Women’s History Months

ABHMS Website to Feature Prominent Individuals for Black, Women’s History Months

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 2/1/18)—Beginning today and continuing each Thursday through the end of March, American Baptist Home Mission Societies ...
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American Baptist Women’s Ministries Calls New Executive Director

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 1/23/18)—The national board of managers of American Baptist Women’s Ministries (ABWM) announced on Tuesday, January 23, ...
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Newly Endorsed Missionary Couple Slated to Serve Tribal Women and Children in Thailand

Newly Endorsed Missionary Couple Slated to Serve Tribal Women and Children in Thailand

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 1/22/18)—International Ministries (IM) is pleased to announce the endorsement of Alise and Mark Juanes from Sunnyvale, ...
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Judson Press Book Offers New Approaches to Christian Education & Discipleship with Black Millennials

Judson Press Book Offers New Approaches to Christian Education & Discipleship with Black Millennials

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 1/17/18)—Many churches today confront an aging membership and a noticeable absence of young adults in the ...
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New Book Chronicles the Life of Ann Hasseltine Judson

New Book Chronicles the Life of Ann Hasseltine Judson

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 1/16/18)—Judson Press, the publishing arm of American Baptist Home Mission Societies, announces the release of The ...
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‘The Christian Citizen’ Features ABHMS Executive Director’s Martin Luther King Jr.-Inspired Essay

‘The Christian Citizen’ Features ABHMS Executive Director’s Martin Luther King Jr.-Inspired Essay

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 1/15/18)—In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day today, The Christian Citizen online features a compelling ...
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Rauschenbusch Event Program Announced, Registration Open for April Event

Rauschenbusch Event Program Announced, Registration Open for April Event

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 1/3/18)—Mercer University’s Center for Theology and Public Life and McAfee School of Theology, in partnership with ...
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American Baptist Churches USA Celebrates 2017 Targeted Gifts to OGHS

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 12/20/17)—One Great Hour of Sharing giving by American Baptists, specifically targeted toward hurricane relief and relief ...
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2016 Widow’s Mite Award Presented to West Virginia Church

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 12/20/17)—On behalf of American Baptist Churches USA, MMBB Financial Services presented the 2016 Widow’s Mite Award ...
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ABHMS Releases Additional OGHS Funds in Response to California Wildfires

ABHMS Releases Additional OGHS Funds in Response to California Wildfires

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 12/19/17)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS), on behalf of American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA), has released ...
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Three IM Global Servants Step into New Roles

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 12/19/17)—American Baptist International Ministries (IM) is pleased to announce expanded roles for three of its global ...
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Light in the Midst of Darkness: ABHMS publishes Christmas letter from Puerto Rico

Light in the Midst of Darkness: ABHMS publishes Christmas letter from Puerto Rico

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 12/18/17)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) has published on its website a Christmas letter to American ...
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ABHMS Staff Donates Toys to Children of Iglesias Bautistas de Puerto Rico

ABHMS Staff Donates Toys to Children of Iglesias Bautistas de Puerto Rico

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 12/18/17)—The staff of American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) is bringing joy to the children of ...
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ABCUSA Burma Refugee Commission and IM Delegation Visits Burma Diaspora Communities in Malaysia

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 12/13/17)—In early November, a delegation of American Baptist leaders traveled to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, visiting the ...
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MMBB Financial Services Honors Muriel Penn Jerigan for 50 Years of Excellence

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 12/13/17)—Muriel Penn Jerigan started her new job at MMBB Financial Services (MMBB) on Oct. 30, 1967, ...
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ABHMS’ ‘The Christian Citizen’ Marks One-Year Online Anniversary

ABHMS’ ‘The Christian Citizen’ Marks One-Year Online Anniversary

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 12/11/17)—This month marks one year that The Christian Citizen—American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) acclaimed Christian ...
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American Baptist Churches Continues to Support Puerto Rico with Transfer of Additional OGHS Funds

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 12/11/17)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) continued its commitment to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico on Monday by ...
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Judson Press to Publish Looking Back, Moving Forward from the Sankofa Institute at Oblate School of Theology

Judson Press to Publish Looking Back, Moving Forward from the Sankofa Institute at Oblate School of Theology

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 12/8/17)—Judson Press, the publishing arm of American Baptist Home Mission Societies, will publish Looking Back, Moving ...
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ABHMS Staff Visit Puerto Rico, Plan for Phase II of Recovery Effort

ABHMS Staff Visit Puerto Rico, Plan for Phase II of Recovery Effort

SAN JUAN, PR (ABNS 12/1/17)—With eight suitcases packed with more than 400 pounds of batteries in tow, Dr. Jeffrey Haggray, ...
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Join ABHMS in Spreading Joy to the Children of Puerto Rico this Holiday Season

Join ABHMS in Spreading Joy to the Children of Puerto Rico this Holiday Season

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 11/30/17)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) invites American Baptists to join its effort to bring joy ...
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ABCUSA Board of General Ministries Meets in Valley Forge

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 11/22/17)—The Board of General Ministries of American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA) met November 16-18, 2017, at ...
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IM Announces New Associate Executive Director for Global Mission

IM Announces New Associate Executive Director for Global Mission

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 11/21/17)—After an extensive search and vetting process, International Ministries (IM) is excited to announce the selection ...
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Support for The Retired Ministers and Missionaries Offering Kicks Off in November

Helping retired ministers, missionaries, widowed spouses and lay church workers make ends meet after a faithful life of service VALLEY ...
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Two New Associate General Secretaries Named, Ministry Team Takes Shape

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 11/17/17)—The American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA) Office of the General Secretary’s ministry team will soon have ...
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ABHMS Board Looks to a New Future for Mission

ABHMS Board Looks to a New Future for Mission

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 11/17/17)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) Board of Directors saluted six retiring board members, welcomed four ...
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ABHMS Continues Commitment to Gun Violence Prevention with Letter, Article

ABHMS Continues Commitment to Gun Violence Prevention with Letter, Article

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 11/14/17)—Continuing its commitment to gun violence prevention, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) has published an ...
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ABHMS Convenes its Fourth Aligned Action Network

ABHMS Convenes its Fourth Aligned Action Network

BROOKFIELD, WI (ABNS 11/14/17)—At Ottawa University’s Brookfield campus on Thursday, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) convened its fourth aligned ...
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Third National Baptist-Muslim Dialogue to Meet in April 2018

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 11/13/17)—The third national dialogue between Baptists and Muslims will be held April 16-19, 2018, at the ...
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IM Missionaries Emerson and Ivy Wu Expand Their Ministry in Asia

IM Missionaries Emerson and Ivy Wu Expand Their Ministry in Asia

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 11/7/17)—Emerson and Ivy Wu, International Ministries (IM) missionaries, are preparing to embark on a new assignment ...
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Stand in the Gap; ¡Haga la Diferencia!

Stand in the Gap; ¡Haga la Diferencia!

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 11/1/17)—It’s been more than a month since Hurricanes Irma and Maria together delivered a devastating one-two ...
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Ketly Pierre, IM Missionary, Receives Alumni Award from Palmer Seminary

Ketly Pierre, IM Missionary, Receives Alumni Award from Palmer Seminary

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 11/1/17)—International Ministries (IM) has announced that Ketly Pierre, an IM missionary in Haiti, has received the ...
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Publisher Discusses Recent Enhancements to Judson Press

Publisher Discusses Recent Enhancements to Judson Press

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/31/17)—American Baptists can learn firsthand about exciting enhancements to Judson Press, the publishing ministry of American ...
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ABCUSA Announces 2017 Awards for Matthew 25 Grant

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/27/17)—Thirty-eight Matthew 25 Grants ranging from $500 to $2,100 were awarded in October to applicants who ...
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ABHMS Convenes its Southeastern Aligned Action Network

ABHMS Convenes its Southeastern Aligned Action Network

ATLANTA, GA (ABNS 10/27/17)—At Mercer University’s Atlanta campus on Tuesday, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) convened its third aligned ...
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ABHMS Announces New Ministry, Awards $60,000 to Ministries Serving Children in Poverty

ABHMS Announces New Ministry, Awards $60,000 to Ministries Serving Children in Poverty

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/23/17)—At a luncheon event on Oct. 19, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) launched a new ...
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ABHMS Continues to Support Restoration of Puerto Rico with Funds, Supplies, Visits

ABHMS Continues to Support Restoration of Puerto Rico with Funds, Supplies, Visits

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/20/17)—As three American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) staff members return to Puerto Rico this week, ...
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ABHMS’ Spanish-Language Video Addresses Needs in Puerto Rico

A continuación se proporciona una versión en español de este comunicado de prensa. VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/19/17)—In a Spanish-language ...
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ABHMS Launches Immigration-Assistance Initiative, Pilot in Partnership with ABCMNY

ABHMS Launches Immigration-Assistance Initiative, Pilot in Partnership with ABCMNY

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/19/17)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) is pleased to announce its initiative to assist vulnerable immigrants ...
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One Great Hour of Sharing Funds Released in Response to California Fires

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/13/17)—In response to wildfires that have been raging throughout Northern California since Oct. 8, American Baptist ...
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ABHMS’ Monthly ‘Discipleship Matters’ Bulletin Inserts to Debut in January

ABHMS’ Monthly ‘Discipleship Matters’ Bulletin Inserts to Debut in January

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/10/17)—In response to requests for bulletin inserts aligned with American Baptist values, American Baptist Home Mission ...
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Travelogue Takes American Baptists on the Road with ABHMS Disaster-Relief Ministries

Travelogue Takes American Baptists on the Road with ABHMS Disaster-Relief Ministries

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 9/25/17)—Beginning tomorrow, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) takes American Baptists on the road with ABHMS ...
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American Baptist Home Mission Societies Pledges to Rebuild, Restore, Renew Puerto Rico

American Baptist Home Mission Societies Pledges to Rebuild, Restore, Renew Puerto Rico

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 9/22/17)—In response to the devastating one-two punch leveled at Puerto Rico first by Hurricane Irma and ...
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ABHMS Executive Director to Offer Call to Justice at Historical Society Event

ABHMS Executive Director to Offer Call to Justice at Historical Society Event

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 9/21/17)—Dr. Jeffrey Haggray, who is both executive director of American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) and ...
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OGHS Funding Released to Support Hurricanes Harvey, Irma Survivors

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 9/19/17)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) continues to provide support to the survivors of hurricanes Harvey ...
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Johnson-LeBlanc Named Director of Integrated Marketing for Judson Press, ABHMS

Johnson-LeBlanc Named Director of Integrated Marketing for Judson Press, ABHMS

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 9/15/17)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Linda Johnson-LeBlanc as ...
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ABHMS Proudly Supports Upcoming NBC Summit

ABHMS Proudly Supports Upcoming NBC Summit

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 9/13/17)—In light of recent racially charged events, such as the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., ...
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Donate to Hurricane Irma Relief

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 9/8/17)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) urges American Baptists to pray for and donate One Great ...
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American Baptist Women’s Ministries Invites Nominations for the 2018 Shine the Light Award

American Baptist Women’s Ministries Invites Nominations for the 2018 Shine the Light Award

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 9/8/17)—Nominations are being accepted now for the 2018 Shine the Light Award. The Shine the Light ...
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American Baptist Home Mission Societies Calls on Congress to Protect ‘Dreamers’

American Baptist Home Mission Societies Calls on Congress to Protect ‘Dreamers’

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 9/8/17)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) calls for bipartisan congressional action to immediately pass legislation that ...
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Celebration and Thanksgiving Service Planned for November 2017

Celebration and Thanksgiving Service Planned for November 2017

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 9/7/17)—A Celebration and Thanksgiving Service will be held at the American Baptist Churches Mission Center on ...
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American Baptist Women’s Ministries Announces 2017-2018 National Leadership Team of AB GIRLS

American Baptist Women’s Ministries Announces 2017-2018 National Leadership Team of AB GIRLS

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 9/7/17)—American Baptist Women’s Ministries announces the appointment of the 2017-2018 national leadership team(NLT) of AB GIRLS, ...
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Judson Press Book Elucidates Baptists’ Response to the Holocaust

Judson Press Book Elucidates Baptists’ Response to the Holocaust

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 9/1/17)—How did Baptists respond to the rise of the Nazis in Germany and their persecution of ...
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$10,000 in One Great Hour of Sharing Funding Released for Hurricane Harvey Relief

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 8/31/17)—In response to Hurricane Harvey’s devastation along the Gulf Coast in Texas and Louisiana, American Baptist ...
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Mission-Focused Bible Study Now Available as Free Download from ABHMS’ Website

Mission-Focused Bible Study Now Available as Free Download from ABHMS’ Website

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 8/23/17)—Now available at no cost online is “Mission from the Gospels,” a Bible study with a ...
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The Rev. Paul Light Dies; was Former Director of Research and Development at ABHMS

The Rev. Paul Light Dies; was Former Director of Research and Development at ABHMS

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 8/21/17)—The Rev. Paul Light, 85, died Aug. 8 at Hospice West, Grand Junction, Colo. He was ...
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American Baptist Home Mission Societies Decries Charlottesville Violence

American Baptist Home Mission Societies Decries Charlottesville Violence

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 8/14/17)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) denounces and condemns—in the strongest manner possible—the violent and deadly ...
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Dan and Sharon Buttry to Collaborate in Nonviolence and Peacemaking Initiative with Central Seminary

Dan and Sharon Buttry to Collaborate in Nonviolence and Peacemaking Initiative with Central Seminary

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 8/7/17)—International Ministries (IM) is proud to announce a new partnership between IM global consultants the Rev ...
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Newly Appointed Missionary Serving Immigrants from Myanmar in the U.S.

Newly Appointed Missionary Serving Immigrants from Myanmar in the U.S.

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 8/4/17)—Marlene Po of Laurel, Maryland, has been appointed to serve as an International Ministries (IM) associate ...
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New Judson Press Book on the Lord’s Prayer Unleashes Power for Transformation and Impact in Ministry

New Judson Press Book on the Lord’s Prayer Unleashes Power for Transformation and Impact in Ministry

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 7/21/17)—Many Christians know the popular Scripture known as the Lord’s Prayer. But do we realize the ...
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Judson Press Book Reveals the Power of Holy Communion to Help Unify the Christian Community

Judson Press Book Reveals the Power of Holy Communion to Help Unify the Christian Community

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 7/14/17)—What can Christians do to cultivate the common bond that we share and to unite the ...
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ABCUSA Announces Search for Two Associate General Secretaries

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 7/14/17)—The American Baptist Churches USA Office of the General Secretary is announcing a search for two ...
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Dr. Alfred Fletcher Completes Service as Acting Associate General Secretary

Dr. Alfred Fletcher Completes Service as Acting Associate General Secretary

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 7/12/17)—The Rev. Dr. Alfred J. Fletcher has announced he will complete his service as Acting Associate ...
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West Henrietta Baptist Church Receives George D. Younger Award

West Henrietta Baptist Church Receives George D. Younger Award

ATLANTA, GA (ABNS 7/12/17)—The American Baptist Historical Society awarded the George D. Younger Award for Excellence in Local or Regional American Baptist ...
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ABWM Women’s Day Event Launches 2017-2019 Ministry Theme

ABWM Women’s Day Event Launches 2017-2019 Ministry Theme

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 7/11/17)—American Baptist Women’s Ministries held its biennial Women’s Day event with morning and afternoon programming and lunch ...
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American Baptist Historical Society Announces Call for Papers for Torbet Prize

American Baptist Historical Society Announces Call for Papers for Torbet Prize

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 7/10/17)—The American Baptist Historical Society announces a Call for Papers for the Torbet Prize. This $500 award is ...
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American Baptist Women’s Ministries Announces Officers Elected for 2017-2020 Term

American Baptist Women’s Ministries Announces Officers Elected for 2017-2020 Term

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 7/10/17)—American Baptist Women’s Ministries announces the national officers elected for the 2017-2020 term. The election of officers ...
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American Baptist Churches Biennial Mission Summit Concludes with Celebration of Local Church Pastors, Communion

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 7/5/17)—The 2017 Biennial Mission Summit of American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA) ended on Sunday, July 2, with ...
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ABHMS-Sponsored Mission Summit Activities Continue Saturday, Sunday

ABHMS-Sponsored Mission Summit Activities Continue Saturday, Sunday

PORTLAND, OR (ABNS 7/3/17)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS)-sponsored activities continued Saturday and Sunday at American Baptist Churches USA’s (ABCUSA) ...
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New ABCUSA General Secretary Preaches at Sunday Morning Worship Experience

PORTLAND, OR (7/2/17)—Rev. Dr. Lee B. Spitzer gave the message on Sunday morning, July 2, at the Oregon Convention Center in ...
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“Connected to Each Other” is Theme of Saturday Worship Experience

PORTLAND, OR (7/2/17)—The Saturday evening Worship Experience featured a message by Dr. Jeffrey Haggray, executive director of American Baptist Home Mission ...
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ABHMS-Sponsored Mission Summit Activities Begin with Pre-Event Conference

ABHMS-Sponsored Mission Summit Activities Begin with Pre-Event Conference

PORTLAND, OR (ABNS 7/1/17)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) sponsored a variety of activities prior to and on the first ...
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American Baptists “Connect!” at 2017 Biennial Mission Summit

PORTLAND, OR (7/1/17)—“Connected to Christ” was the theme of the opening Worship Experience at the 2017 Biennial Mission Summit in Portland, ...
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Home Mission Societies Board Names New Directors, Embraces Technology to Support Ministry

Home Mission Societies Board Names New Directors, Embraces Technology to Support Ministry

PORTLAND, OR (6/30/17)—Meeting this week in Portland, Ore., American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) Board of Directors voted to add four ...
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Dorsainvil Named IM’s New Short-Term Mission Director

VALLEY FORGE, PA (6/28/17)—The Rev. Sandra Dorsainvil has been named Director of Short-Term Mission for American Baptist International Ministries (IM). Dorsainvil believes that ...
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American Baptists’ Mission Center to Relocate Next Year

VALLEY FORGE, PA (6/21/17)—Culminating a four-year, collaborative process that considered location issues related to offices of American Baptist Churches’ national ...
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Information Technologist Endorsed for Global Mission Service in Mexico

Information Technologist Endorsed for Global Mission Service in Mexico

VALLEY FORGE, PA (6/19/17)—Jae Stockton of Billings, Montana, has been endorsed to serve as an International Ministries (IM) missionary in ...
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24 Hours Remain to Register for the Biennial Mission Summit

VALLEY FORGE, PA (6/14/17)—Registration for the American Baptist Churches Biennial Mission Summit closes on June 15, 2017, at 12:00PM EDT (Noon). The ...
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Educator from Washington State Endorsed for Global Mission Service in Bolivia

VALLEY FORGE, PA (6/14/17)—Sarah Jean Nash of Olympia, Washington, has been endorsed to serve as an International Ministries (IM) missionary ...
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Seven ABC Priorities Highlighted at 2017 Mission Summit Conversations, Facebook Groups Introduced

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 6/13/17)—This summer at the 2017 Biennial Mission Summit, June 30-July 2, at the Oregon Convention Center ...
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ABHMS Convenes First Aligned Action Network Meeting

ABHMS Convenes First Aligned Action Network Meeting

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 6/6/17)—Forty-six of American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) new and historic partners from churches, campus and ...
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American Baptist Women’s Ministries Equips Women for Baptist-Muslim Dialogue

American Baptist Women’s Ministries Equips Women for Baptist-Muslim Dialogue

VALLEY FORGE, PA (6/5/17)—American Baptist Women’s Ministries hosted a virtual mission encounter, “See Me As I Am,” on Baptist-Muslim dialogue, ...
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Emilie Ballard and Newton Old Crow, Sr., Named Co-Recipients of Sparrowk President’s Award

VALLEY FORGE, PA (6/5/17)—Emilie Ballard and Newton Old Crow, Sr., have been named the 2017 co-recipients of the Cora and ...
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American Baptist Women’s Ministries Announces Search for Executive Director

VALLEY FORGE, PA (6/5/17)—The search for a dynamic leader to serve as Executive Director of American Baptist Women's Ministries (ABWM) ...
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Viola Rae Hefta Dies; was American Baptist Home Missionary

Viola Rae Hefta Dies; was American Baptist Home Missionary

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 6/1/17)—Viola Rae Hefta, 96, of Owasso, Okla., an American Baptist home missionary, died on Friday, May ...
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Update: ABHMS Joins Other Faith-Based Investors in Urging ExxonMobil to Address Climate Change

UPDATE (6/1/17): American Baptist Home Mission Societies recognizes a historic moment in shareholder engagement that occurred yesterday at ExxonMobil’s annual ...
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ABCUSA Theologians Conference to Highlight Keynote Speaker Rev. Dr. Valerie Miles-Tribble

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 5/31/17)—The ABCUSA Office of the General Secretary and the Theologians Commission will host the fourth pre-biennial ...
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Totten to Receive Luke Mowbray Ecumenical Award

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 5/18/17)—Rev. Dr. June Totten, chair of the American Baptist Committee on Christian Unity and Interfaith Relations, ...
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National Executive Council Members Welcome American Baptist Churches General Secretary Elect

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 5/18/17)—National Executive Council members this week expressed welcome, congratulations and appreciation for the incoming General Secretary ...
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Join in Making American Baptist Biking History in Portland

Join in Making American Baptist Biking History in Portland

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 5/16/17)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies will co-sponsor “American Baptists Bike” in partnership with the Rev. G ...
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American Baptist Women’s Ministries Announces 2017 Recipients of Shine the Light Award

American Baptist Women’s Ministries Announces 2017 Recipients of Shine the Light Award

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 5/12/17)—American Baptist Women’s Ministries announces that Maria Averhart, Helen Hawthorne, and Valerie Moore, of St. John ...
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Registration Open for Hear the Call Weekend Retreat

Registration Open for Hear the Call Weekend Retreat

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 5/11/17)—The Hear the Call weekend retreat is a high intensity three-day experience hosted by International Ministries ...
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ABHMS’ Turner-Triplett Receives Honorary Degree

ABHMS’ Turner-Triplett Receives Honorary Degree

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 5/9/17)—The Rev. Dr. Marilyn P. Turner-Triplett, founding director of American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) Rizpah’s ...
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Judson Press Will Publish Book by Baptist World Alliance General Secretary and CEO Neville Callam

Judson Press Will Publish Book by Baptist World Alliance General Secretary and CEO Neville Callam

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 5/8/17)—Judson Press, the publishing arm of American Baptist Home Mission Societies, will publish From Fragmentation to ...
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Back by Popular Demand: ABHMS to Present ‘Space for Grace’ at Biennial Mission Summit

Back by Popular Demand: ABHMS to Present ‘Space for Grace’ at Biennial Mission Summit

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 5/8/17)—As part of the 2017 Biennial Mission Summit in Portland, Ore., back by popular demand is ...
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ABHMS’ Turner-Triplett to be Alderson Broaddus Commencement Speaker

ABHMS’ Turner-Triplett to be Alderson Broaddus Commencement Speaker

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 5/4/17)—The Rev. Dr. Marilyn P. Turner-Triplett, director of American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) Rizpah’s Children ...
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ABHMS Announces Ministry Award Recipients

ABHMS Announces Ministry Award Recipients

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 5/2/17)—Selected by American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) board of directors from nominations submitted by clergy ...
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New Resource Makes Managing Projects Easier for Christian Leaders

New Resource Makes Managing Projects Easier for Christian Leaders

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 5/2/17)—Judson Press, the publishing arm of American Baptist Home Mission Societies, releases a fast-track approach to ...
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Join ABHMS in Portland for a Full Roster of Mission-Inspired Events

Join ABHMS in Portland for a Full Roster of Mission-Inspired Events

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 4/28/17)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) Executive Director Dr. Jeffrey Haggray will preach on a “Bodily ...
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ABHMS Announces Changes to its Chaplaincy Ministries

ABHMS Announces Changes to its Chaplaincy Ministries

VALLEY FORGE, PA (4/27/17)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) announces that it has renamed one of its ministries, for which ...
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ABHMS Neighborhood Action Program Christian Center Receives Honor

ABHMS Neighborhood Action Program Christian Center Receives Honor

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 4/26/17)—Milwaukee Christian Center (MCC), an American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) Neighborhood Action Program (NAP) Christian ...
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American Baptists Urged to Contact Congress in Defense of Shareholder-Proposal Process

American Baptists Urged to Contact Congress in Defense of Shareholder-Proposal Process

VALLEY FORGE, PA (4/25/17)—As a founding member of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR) committed to socially responsible investing, ...
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Deadline for Biennial Mission Summit Church Sponsorship Approaches

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 4/21/17)—As previously announced, registration for Church Sponsorship for the 2017 Biennial Mission Summit has been extended ...
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Love Gift is 85!

Love Gift, an initiative of women across American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA) to help support the full range of American ...
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American Baptists Invited to Participate in 50 States of Joy – A Preaching Series

“He is not here, for he has risen, as he said! They departed quickly from the tomb with fear and ...
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ABHMS Sets New Course for Mission: Connect. Cultivate. Change.

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 4/18/17)—In this Resurrection season that celebrates Jesus Christ’s promise of new life, American Baptist Home Mission ...
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Church Sponsorship Deadline Extended

Church Sponsorship Deadline Extended

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 4/13/17)—Registration for Church Sponsorship for the 2017 Biennial Mission Summit has been extended. Churches now have ...
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Judson Press Book Calls for Ministry Across the Boundaries of Culture

Judson Press Book Calls for Ministry Across the Boundaries of Culture

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 3/20/17)—Why are most churches still segregated by race and culture? Is it possible to build intercultural ...
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‘Through Her Eyes’ Named 2016 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards Finalist

‘Through Her Eyes’ Named 2016 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards Finalist

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 3/20/17)—Judson Press is pleased to announce Through Her Eyes: Bible Studies on Women in Scripture has ...
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ABHMS Encourages Homebuyers of African American and Hispanic Heritage to Inquire with Wells Fargo

ABHMS Encourages Homebuyers of African American and Hispanic Heritage to Inquire with Wells Fargo

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 3/20/17)—As a founding member of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR), American Baptist Home Mission ...
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ABHMS to Hold ‘Specialized Ministry Summit’ in Denver

ABHMS to Hold ‘Specialized Ministry Summit’ in Denver

VALLEY FORGE, PA (3/8/17)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) invites all chaplains, pastoral counselors, campus ministers, spiritual directors and seminarians ...
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ABHMS Board Connects with Iglesias Bautistas de Puerto Rico

ABHMS Board Connects with Iglesias Bautistas de Puerto Rico

VALLEY FORGE, PA (3/8/17)—At its March 1-3 meeting in Caguas, Puerto Rico, the board of directors of American Baptist Home ...
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Bible Study Sessions Announced for 2017 Biennial Mission Summit

Bible Study Sessions Announced for 2017 Biennial Mission Summit

VALLEY FORGE, PA (3/3/17)—The 2017 Biennial Mission Summit will feature a selection of seven Bible Study sessions on Saturday morning, ...
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2017 Biennial Mission Summit Early Registration Deadline Approaches

VALLEY FORGE, PA (3/2/17)—Individual registration is open for the Biennial Mission Summit, June 30-July 2, 2017, to be held in ...
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American Baptist Women’s Ministries Announces 2017 Women’s Day

American Baptist Women’s Ministries Announces 2017 Women’s Day

VALLEY FORGE, PA (3/1/17)—American Baptist Women’s Ministries announces its 2017 Women’s Day event on Friday, June 30, 10:00 a.m. to ...
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American Baptist Women’s Ministries to Host Free Financial Webinar for Young Adult Women

American Baptist Women’s Ministries to Host Free Financial Webinar for Young Adult Women

VALLEY FORGE, PA (3/1/17)—American Baptist Women’s Ministries will host “Faith and Finances: A Free Webinar for Young Adult Women” on ...
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ABCUSA, ABHMS Endorse NCC Statement Denouncing Anti-Semitism

ABCUSA, ABHMS Endorse NCC Statement Denouncing Anti-Semitism

VALLEY FORGE, PA (2/24/17)—American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA) and American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) endorse the National Council of ...
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ABHMS Shares Proxy Voting Guide for Socially Responsible Investing

ABHMS Shares Proxy Voting Guide for Socially Responsible Investing

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 2/21/17)—As part of its Socially Responsible Investing ministry and in time for the 2017 proxy voting ...
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ABHMS Garners Support for Water-Stewardship Proposal to Tyson Foods

ABHMS Garners Support for Water-Stewardship Proposal to Tyson Foods

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 2/21/17)—At Tyson Food Inc.’s annual general meeting in Springdale, Ark., on Feb. 9, American Baptist Home ...
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Virginia Holmstrom, Executive Director of American Baptist Women’s Ministries, Announces Retirement

Virginia Holmstrom, Executive Director of American Baptist Women’s Ministries, Announces Retirement

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 2/21/17)—Virginia Holmstrom, executive director of American Baptist Women’s Ministries (ABWM), has announced her planned retirement next ...
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Judson Press Book Calls for Engagement in Prophetic Hope and Faithful Citizenship in Distressing Times

Judson Press Book Calls for Engagement in Prophetic Hope and Faithful Citizenship in Distressing Times

VALLEY FORGE, PA (2/15/17)—Given the current mood in the country and the moral and ethical dilemmas the nation faces, how ...
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Judson Press Book Uses Questions to Aid Spiritual Growth & Leadership Development

Judson Press Book Uses Questions to Aid Spiritual Growth & Leadership Development

VALLEY FORGE, PA (2/15/17)—Many of us know that Jesus asked many intentional questions in his ministry, questions intended to teach, ...
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ABHMS Joins Other Organizations as Signatory on Three Human Rights-Related Letters

ABHMS Joins Other Organizations as Signatory on Three Human Rights-Related Letters

VALLEY FORGE, PA (2/14/17)—As a founding member of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR), American Baptist Home Mission Societies ...
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Maryland Pastor Commissioned to Serve as a School Chaplain in Hungary

Maryland Pastor Commissioned to Serve as a School Chaplain in Hungary

VALLEY FORGE, PA (2/13/17)—On January 15, 2017, the Rev. Carmella Jones was commissioned by the American Baptist International Ministries (IM) ...
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ABHMS Encourages Gifting Free Trade Chocolate this Valentine’s Day

ABHMS Encourages Gifting Free Trade Chocolate this Valentine’s Day

VALLEY FORGE, PA (2/9/17)—As a supporter of Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America (BPFNA), American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) ...
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ABWM Announces AB GIRLS Participation in “Home Mission: ‘Til the Work Is Done”

ABWM Announces AB GIRLS Participation in “Home Mission: ‘Til the Work Is Done”

VALLEY FORGE, PA (2/8/17)—American Baptist Women’s Ministries invites AB GIRLS to register and participate in the American Baptist Home Missionary ...
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Biennial Mission Summit Individual Registration Opens

VALLEY FORGE, PA (2/7/17)—Individual registration is now open for the Biennial Mission Summit, June 30-July 2, 2017, to be held ...
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ABHMS Announces 2017 Volunteer Mission Opportunities

ABHMS Announces 2017 Volunteer Mission Opportunities

VALLEY FORGE, PA (2/3/17)—American Baptists are invited to join American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) in various 2017 volunteer mission ...
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Rev. Dr. Marcia J. Patton, Executive Minister of Evergreen Association of ABC, Announces Retirement

Rev. Dr. Marcia J. Patton, Executive Minister of Evergreen Association of ABC, Announces Retirement

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 2/2/17)—The Rev. Dr. Marcia J. Patton, executive minister of the Evergreen Association of American Baptist Churches, ...
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Judson Press, ABHMS Announce 2017-2018 ‘ABC Reads’ Selection

Judson Press, ABHMS Announce 2017-2018 ‘ABC Reads’ Selection

VALLEY FORGE, PA (2/2/17)—“Welcoming Community: Diversity That Works” by the Rev. Douglas Avilesbernal has been named the “ABC Reads” book ...
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ABHMS Honors Black History Month with Web Page, Video

ABHMS Honors Black History Month with Web Page, Video

VALLEY FORGE, PA (2/1/17)—Recognizing February as Black History Month and honoring this year’s “The Crisis in Black Education” theme, American ...
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Lenten Devotional Offers a Contemporary African-American Perspective to the Tradition

Lenten Devotional Offers a Contemporary African-American Perspective to the Tradition

VALLEY FORGE, PA (2/1/17)—Inspired by the need for a practical, spiritual resource addressing the Christian calendar and from an Afrocentric ...
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2017 Mission Summit Conversations to Highlight the Seven Denominational Priorities

VALLEY FORGE, PA (1/31/17)—This summer at the 2017 Biennial Mission Summit, June 30-July 2, at the Oregon Convention Center in ...
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ABHMS Stands with Baptist Joint Committee Denouncing Immigration Executive Order

ABHMS Stands with Baptist Joint Committee Denouncing Immigration Executive Order

VALLEY FORGE, PA (1/30/17)—As a cooperating member of the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty (BJC), American Baptist Home Mission ...
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Judson Press Books Receive Four Illumination Book Awards

Judson Press Books Receive Four Illumination Book Awards

VALLEY FORGE, PA (1/23/17)—Judson Press garnered four medals in the 2017 Illumination Book Awards. The books are judged with an ...
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Widow’s Mite Award Honors Primera Iglesia Bautista de Carolina

Widow’s Mite Award Honors Primera Iglesia Bautista de Carolina

CAROLINA, PR (1/23/17)—American Baptist Churches USA continues the tradition of the Retired Ministers and Missionaries Offering (RMMO) well into the ...
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Learning Opportunities Announced for 2017 Biennial Mission Summit

VALLEY FORGE, PA (1/19/17)—The 2017 Biennial Mission Summit will feature Learning Opportunities in the afternoon on both Saturday and Sunday ...
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Rev. Dr. Roy L. Thompson Dies; Served ABHMS when it was National Ministries

Rev. Dr. Roy L. Thompson Dies; Served ABHMS when it was National Ministries

VALLEY FORGE, PA (1/13/17)—The Rev. Dr. Roy L. Thompson, 94, who had served American Baptist Home Mission Societies in several ...
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Rev. Sharon Koh, Dr. Jeffrey Haggray, ABC General Secretary to Speak at Biennial Mission Summit

VALLEY FORGE, PA (1/12/17)—The Biennial Mission Summit Planning Team is excited to announce the speakers for the 2017 Biennial Mission ...
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Nominated ABCUSA Officers Announced for 2018-2019 Biennium

Nominated ABCUSA Officers Announced for 2018-2019 Biennium

VALLEY FORGE, PA (1/10/17)—The ABCUSA Nominating Committee in fall of 2016 has nominated the following persons to serve as ABCUSA ...
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New Judson Press Devotional Encourages Couples to Love, Live, and Learn from Each Other

New Judson Press Devotional Encourages Couples to Love, Live, and Learn from Each Other

VALLEY FORGE, PA (1/5/17)—A new devotional for couples, My Beloved, My Friend: The Song of Songs for Couples, by retired ...
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Rev. Dr. Paul Duaine Eppinger Dies: Ecumenical and Interfaith Leader Whose Innovative Pastorates Included Outreach to the Marginalized

Rev. Dr. Paul Duaine Eppinger Dies: Ecumenical and Interfaith Leader Whose Innovative Pastorates Included Outreach to the Marginalized

VALLEY FORGE, PA (12/16/16)—Rev. Dr. Paul Duaine Eppinger, 83, an American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA)pastor who dedicated his life to ...
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January 6 is Deadline for General Secretary Candidate Applications

January 6 is Deadline for General Secretary Candidate Applications

VALLEY FORGE, PA (12/16/16)—The deadline for candidate applications for the position of General Secretary of American Baptist Churches is Friday, January 6, ...
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ABHMS Names Ecclesiastical Endorser for Chaplains, Pastoral Counselors

ABHMS Names Ecclesiastical Endorser for Chaplains, Pastoral Counselors

VALLEY FORGE, PA (12/16/16)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) is pleased to announce that the Rev. Kristina Moeller has been ...
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ABWM and ABWIM Announce “Sisters on the Sea” Cruise in 2017

ABWM and ABWIM Announce “Sisters on the Sea” Cruise in 2017

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 12/12/16)—American Baptist Women’s Ministries and American Baptist Women in Ministry are planning in partnership a second ...
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ABHMS Proudly Supports Neighborhood Action Program Christian Centers

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 12/8/16)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) reports that its 16 Neighborhood Action Program (NAP) Christian centers ...
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ABHMS Awards OGHS Grants to Various Ministries

ABHMS Awards OGHS Grants to Various Ministries

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 12/8/16)—On behalf of American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA), American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) has awarded ...
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American Baptist Women’s Ministries Announces Virtual Mission Encounter on Baptist-Muslim Dialogue

American Baptist Women’s Ministries Announces Virtual Mission Encounter on Baptist-Muslim Dialogue

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 12/8/16)—American Baptist Women’s Ministries announces a virtual mission encounter, May 8-12, 2017, “See Me As I ...
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Take Time to Hear the Other Side of the Pearl Harbor Story

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 12/5/16)—As the United States observes the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, American Baptist ...
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Pastors, Lay Leaders Invited to Apply to ABHMS’ ‘In Support of Excellence’ Initiative

Pastors, Lay Leaders Invited to Apply to ABHMS’ ‘In Support of Excellence’ Initiative

VALLEY FORGE, PA (12/5/16)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) is delighted to announce the national launch of its exciting “In ...
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ABHMS Board Seeks Nominations for 2017 Ministry Awards

ABHMS Board Seeks Nominations for 2017 Ministry Awards

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 11/21/16)—The board of American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) seeks nominations for 2017 ministry awards that ...
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New Jersey Woman Appointed to Work with Orphans and Vulnerable Children Worldwide

New Jersey Woman Appointed to Work with Orphans and Vulnerable Children Worldwide

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 11/21/16)—Rebecca (Becky) Hoffman has been appointed by American Baptist International Ministries (IM) as a colleague in ...
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ABCUSA Board of General Ministries Meets in Valley Forge

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 11/21/16)—The Board of General Ministries for American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA) met November 17-19, 2016, at ...
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ABCUSA Announces Awards for Matthew 25 Grant

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 11/15/16)—Thirty-four Matthew 25 Grants ranging from $500 to $3,000 were awarded in October to applicants who ...
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Cape Cod Resident Commissioned to Serve in Africa

Cape Cod Resident Commissioned to Serve in Africa

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 11/11/16)—On October 2, 2016, Marilyn Raatz was commissioned by American Baptist International Ministries (IM) for mission ...
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Retirement: A Journey – Part Two

General Secretary Emeritus A. Roy Medley shares thought-provoking insights regarding his retirement journey so far. In the first of a ...
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ABWM Announces 2016-2017 National Leadership Team of AB GIRLS

ABWM Announces 2016-2017 National Leadership Team of AB GIRLS

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 11/9/16)—American Baptist Women’s Ministries announces the appointment of the 2016-2017 national leadership team of AB GIRLS ...
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‘Courage’ is Focus as ABHMS’ ‘Tuesdays’ Prayers for Peace’ Draws to Close

‘Courage’ is Focus as ABHMS’ ‘Tuesdays’ Prayers for Peace’ Draws to Close

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 11/7/16)—Drawing to a close is American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) “Tuesdays’ Prayers for Peace,” in ...
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ABHMS Joins Christian Leaders Supporting Nonviolent Protest at Standing Rock

ABHMS Joins Christian Leaders Supporting Nonviolent Protest at Standing Rock

To the Lord your God belong the heavens, even the highest heavens, the earth and everything in it. – Deuteronomy ...
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ABHMS Seeks Creative Works for Biennial Mission Summit 2017

ABHMS Seeks Creative Works for Biennial Mission Summit 2017

VALLEY FORGE, PA (11/1/16)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) is accepting applications from artists and performers interested in showcasing their ...
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Judson Press Book Guides Readers on a Journey from Jesus’ History into Personal Testimony

Judson Press Book Guides Readers on a Journey from Jesus’ History into Personal Testimony

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 11/1/16)—Is there more to Jesus of Nazareth than what we think we know? Many of us ...
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‘Discernment’ is Focus as ABHMS Urges Continued ‘Tuesdays’ Prayers for Peace’

‘Discernment’ is Focus as ABHMS Urges Continued ‘Tuesdays’ Prayers for Peace’

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/31/16)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) continues to invite American Baptists to pray for this contentious ...
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ABHMS Executive Director to Moderate Panel at BJC Symposium

ABHMS Executive Director to Moderate Panel at BJC Symposium

VALLEY FORGE, PA (10/31/16)—Dr. Jeffrey Haggray, executive director of American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS), will moderate the panel discussion ...
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ABHMS Announces Hiring of New Personnel to Advance Strategic Ministry Plan

ABHMS Announces Hiring of New Personnel to Advance Strategic Ministry Plan

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/26/16)—Today American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) Executive Director Dr. Jeffrey Haggray announced the hiring of ...
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‘Prudence’ is Focus as ABHMS Urges Continued ‘Tuesdays’ Prayers for Peace’

‘Prudence’ is Focus as ABHMS Urges Continued ‘Tuesdays’ Prayers for Peace’

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/24/16)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) continues to invite American Baptists to pray for this contentious ...
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American Baptist Churches Issues Joint Appeal for Hurricane Matthew Relief Funds

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/19/16)—American Baptist Churches announces a joint appeal for One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS) funds to ...
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ABHMS Presents $60,000 OGHS Grant to Weirton Christian Center

ABHMS Presents $60,000 OGHS Grant to Weirton Christian Center

WEIRTON, W.VA. (10/18/16)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) has presented a $60,000 One Great Hour of Sharing Domestic Development Grant ...
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‘Wisdom’ is Focus as ABHMS Urges Continued ‘Tuesdays’ Prayers for Peace’

‘Wisdom’ is Focus as ABHMS Urges Continued ‘Tuesdays’ Prayers for Peace’

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/17/16)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) continues to invite American Baptists to pray for this contentious ...
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ABCUSA Seeks New General Secretary

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/17/16)—The General Secretary Search Committee for American Baptist Churches has met face to face and by ...
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ABHMS Provides Gift to Murrow Indian Children’s Home

ABHMS Provides Gift to Murrow Indian Children’s Home

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/12/16)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) has provided a $15,000 gift to Murrow Indian Children’s Home, ...
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‘Understanding’ is Focus as ABHMS Urges Continued ‘Tuesdays’ Prayers for Peace’

‘Understanding’ is Focus as ABHMS Urges Continued ‘Tuesdays’ Prayers for Peace’

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/10/16)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) continues to invite American Baptists to pray for this contentious ...
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ABC Creation Justice Network Meets

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/10/16)—The ABC Creation Justice Network, a new ABC initiative, met September 22-23 in Sherborn, Mass. The ...
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$25,000 in OGHS Emergency Funds Being Sent to IM’s Caribbean Partners for Hurricane Matthew Relief

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/7/16)—Initial grants totaling $25,000 in One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS) emergency relief funds are on ...
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American Baptists Invited to Join ABHMS in ‘Tuesdays’ Prayers for Peace’

American Baptists Invited to Join ABHMS in ‘Tuesdays’ Prayers for Peace’

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/3/16)—As America enters the final weeks of a contentious presidential election season, American Baptists are invited ...
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CORRECTION: ABHMS, ABF Announce 2016 Palmer Grant Recipients

CORRECTION: ABHMS, ABF Announce 2016 Palmer Grant Recipients

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 9/28/16)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) and American Baptist Foundation (ABF) are pleased to announce recipients ...
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Nominations Invited for Mowbray Ecumenical Award

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 9/28/16)—American Baptist Churches USA seeks nominations for the Luke Mowbray Ecumenical Award, which recognizes an individual for ...
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Younger Award Nominations Open

Younger Award Nominations Open

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 9/27/16)—The American Baptist Historical Society is accepting nominations for the George D. Younger Award for Excellence ...
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ABHMS, ABF Announce 2016 Palmer Grant Recipients

ABHMS, ABF Announce 2016 Palmer Grant Recipients

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 9/27/16)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) and American Baptist Foundation (ABF) are pleased to announce recipients ...
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ABHMS Publishes Special Online Edition of ‘The Christian Citizen’ in Response to Social Unrest

ABHMS Publishes Special Online Edition of ‘The Christian Citizen’ in Response to Social Unrest

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 9/14/16)—In response to heightened tension, divisiveness, polarization, terrorism and violence across the United States, American Baptist ...
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William E. Brammer Dies; Was a Past Executive Director of an ABHMS Christian Center

William E. Brammer Dies; Was a Past Executive Director of an ABHMS Christian Center

VALLEY FORGE, PA (9/7/16)—The Rev. William E. Brammer, 80, of Churchill, Pa., a past executive director of Rankin (Pa.) Christian ...
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ABHMS Urges American Baptists to Show Support for Murrow Indian Children’s Home

ABHMS Urges American Baptists to Show Support for Murrow Indian Children’s Home

VALLEY FORGE, PA (9/6/16)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) urges American Baptist individuals and organizations to join in solidarity with ...
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Former ABCUSA President Charles Z. Smith Dies at 89

Former ABCUSA President Charles Z. Smith Dies at 89

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 9/2/16)–Charles Z. Smith, former president of American Baptist Churches USA, who rose from simple beginnings in the ...
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Congregations Launch World Mission Offering 2016

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 9/1/16)–A story of a great and surprising spiritual awakening taking place now in Baptist Churches in ...
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American Baptist Women’s Ministries Utilizes Technology to Make Resources More Accessible

American Baptist Women’s Ministries Utilizes Technology to Make Resources More Accessible

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 8/30/16)—American Baptist Women’s Ministries has a long history of producing excellent resources for ministry with women ...
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American Baptist Women’s Ministries Announces Virtual Mission Encounter “See…the Suffering: Drug Addiction”

American Baptist Women’s Ministries Announces Virtual Mission Encounter “See…the Suffering: Drug Addiction”

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 8/30/16)—American Baptist Women’s Ministries announces a virtual mission encounter, October 3-7, 2016, on “See…the Suffering: Drug ...
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American Baptists Respond to Louisiana Flooding, Indiana Tornadoes

American Baptists Respond to Louisiana Flooding, Indiana Tornadoes

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 8/30/16)—In response to recent natural disasters in Louisiana and Indiana, American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) ...
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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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American Baptist Home Mission Societies Stands with Murrow Indian Children’s Home

American Baptist Home Mission Societies Stands with Murrow Indian Children’s Home

VALLEY FORGE, PA (8/25/16)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) stands in solidarity with Murrow Indian Children’s Home as this century-old ...
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American Baptists Encouraged to Attend Gun Violence Prevention Event

American Baptists Encouraged to Attend Gun Violence Prevention Event

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 8/25/16)—American Baptists are encouraged to attend “God and Guns: Millennial Faith Leaders Address Gun Violence” training ...
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American Baptist Women’s Ministries Hosts Biblical Lament Service at 3D

American Baptist Women’s Ministries Hosts Biblical Lament Service at 3D

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 8/24/16)—On Friday, July 23, 2016, at their national event for women and girls, “3D: Dwelling, Discovering, ...
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National Event for Women and Girls Is Beloved Community

National Event for Women and Girls Is Beloved Community

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 8/24/16)—American Baptist Women’s Ministries national event for women and girls, “3D: Dwelling, Discovering, Discipling/Dedicando, Descubriendo, Discipulando,” ...
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The National Board Meetings of American Baptist Women’s Ministries Breaks New Ground

The National Board Meetings of American Baptist Women’s Ministries Breaks New Ground

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 8/24/16)—American Baptist Women’s Ministries national board met July 19-21, 2016, in Washington, D.C., immediately preceding the ...
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Webinar: Using Technology to Transform Ministry

On August 3, the webinar Using Technology to Transform Ministry was held. This was a presentation and discussion on how ...
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ABC General Secretary Search Committee Update

ABC General Secretary Search Committee Update

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 8/9/16)—A search is now underway for a new General Secretary to serve the American Baptist family ...
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Paul Rollet Appointed to Missionary Service in the Philippines

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS—8/9/16)Rev. Dr. Paul Rollet of Chatham, Ill., has been appointed as an associate missionary by American Baptist ...
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My Baptist Life: Mylion Waite

Rev. Mylion Waite directs a multi-focused prison ministry and oversees the ministry of evangelism at Antioch Baptist Church in Cleveland, ...
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American Baptist Women’s Ministries Announces 2016-2017 Mission Focus “See…the Suffering: Drug Addiction”

American Baptist Women’s Ministries Announces 2016-2017 Mission Focus “See…the Suffering: Drug Addiction”

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 8/4/16)—American Baptist Women’s Ministries announces its mission focus theme for 2016-2017, “See…the Suffering: Drug Addiction.” Building ...
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American Baptist Women’s Ministries Elects New Officers

American Baptist Women’s Ministries Elects New Officers

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 8/4/16)—American Baptist Women’s Ministries announces the election of the following officers for the 2016-2019 term. Coordinator ...
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Clark Announces Retirement from Churches for Middle East Peace (CMEP), Cannon Named CMEP Executive Director

Clark Announces Retirement from Churches for Middle East Peace (CMEP), Cannon Named CMEP Executive Director

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 8/2/16)—Ambassador Warren Clark announced his retirement as Executive Director of Churches for Middle East Peace (CMEP) ...
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ABMen USA Announces Executive Director

ABMen USA Announces Executive Director

RIPLEY, WV (ABNS 8/2/16)—The American Baptist Men USA National Board, during its annual meeting at Moses Merrill Camp and Conference ...
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ABHMS Presents Human Resources Webinar About New Department of Labor ‘Wage and Hour Division’ Rule

ABHMS Presents Human Resources Webinar About New Department of Labor ‘Wage and Hour Division’ Rule

Last day to Register! American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) will present a complimentary webinar—“Implications of the U.S. Department of ...
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New Judson Press Titles Offer Good News in Troubled Times

New Judson Press Titles Offer Good News in Troubled Times

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 8/1/16)—Responding to the nation’s ongoing summer of discontent, Judson Press has announced the early release on ...
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ABHMS To Post Daily Updates From New Orleans Rebuilding Effort

ABHMS To Post Daily Updates From New Orleans Rebuilding Effort

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 7/27/16)—Watch American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) website at www.abhms.org next week for daily updates from ...
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Register Now for the Webinar: Using Technology To Transform Ministry

Join us for a webinar on Aug 03, 2016 at 2:00 PM EDT. There is still time to Register! https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3220244533217005315 You’re ...
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ABHMS Encourages Dialogue on Recent Racially-Based Violence

ABHMS Encourages Dialogue on Recent Racially-Based Violence

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 7/20/16)—In response to recent acts of racially-motivated violence during this time of heightened racial tension across ...
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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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New Pastor Installed at ABHMS-Supported Church in Women’s Prison

New Pastor Installed at ABHMS-Supported Church in Women’s Prison

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 7/19/16)—On June 25, the Rev. Dr. Kimberly LaPlante was installed as new pastor of Church of ...
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ABHMS Presents Human Resources Webinar About New Department of Labor ‘Wage and Hour Division’ Rule

ABHMS Presents Human Resources Webinar About New Department of Labor ‘Wage and Hour Division’ Rule

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 7/18/16)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) will present a complimentary webinar—“Implications of the U.S. Department of ...
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ABCUSA Regional Executive Part of Interreligious Call for Criminal Justice Reform in Washington, D.C.

“I am pleased and proud that American Baptists are very much part of a movement advocating for criminal justice reform,” ...
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ABHMS celebrates Asian conference partnership with ABCNJ

ABHMS celebrates Asian conference partnership with ABCNJ

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 7/15/16)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) celebrates its partnership with American Baptist Churches of New Jersey ...
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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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Asian Conference Spotlights Next-Generation Leaders

Asian Conference Spotlights Next-Generation Leaders

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 7/14/16)—The talents and contributions of next-generation leaders were spotlighted during the 2016 Asian Conference and Convocation ...
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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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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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ABHMS’ Barnabas Partners demands legislative action to end police brutality

ABHMS’ Barnabas Partners demands legislative action to end police brutality

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 7/11/16)—With deep concern for increasing racial violence in the United States, American Baptist Home Mission Societies ...
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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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American Baptist Women’s Ministries and Kachin Baptist Women’s Department Host Women’s Leadership Exchange

American Baptist Women’s Ministries and Kachin Baptist Women’s Department Host Women’s Leadership Exchange

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 7/6/16)—In continuing an ongoing partnership between American Baptist Women’s Ministries and women’s ministries of ethnic groups ...
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Michigan Couple Endorsed for Service in Hungarian Churches and Schools

Michigan Couple Endorsed for Service in Hungarian Churches and Schools

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 6/30/16)—Amanda and Rev. Jon Good have been formally endorsed by American Baptist International Ministries (IM) for ...
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American Baptists Release OGHS Funding in Response to Flooding Across West Virginia, Indiana

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 6/29/16)—A series of heavy rain storms crossing central and southern West Virginia Thursday and Friday (June ...
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ABHMS Board Meeting Emphasizes Connection Among Partners, Constituents

ABHMS Board Meeting Emphasizes Connection Among Partners, Constituents

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 6/24/16)—During American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) board of directors meeting Monday through Wednesday, Executive Director ...
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Eppinger Named American Baptist Historical Society Executive Director

Eppinger Named American Baptist Historical Society Executive Director

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 6/23/16)—During a meeting June 17 at the American Baptist Assembly, Green Lake, Wis., the Board of ...
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Former ABCUSA President Roger Fredrikson Dies; Was Noted Ecumenist and Social Justice Advocate

Former ABCUSA President Roger Fredrikson Dies; Was Noted Ecumenist and Social Justice Advocate

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 6/21/16)—Rev. Dr. Roger L. Fredrikson of Sioux Falls, S.D., president of American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA) ...
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ABCUSA Board of General Ministries Meets in Retreat, Welcomes New Associated Ministry Organization

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 6/21/16)—The Board of General Ministries of American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA) met June 16-18, 2016, at ...
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ABHMS Announces 2015 ABPS Statistics, Seeks to Expand Service

ABHMS Announces 2015 ABPS Statistics, Seeks to Expand Service

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 6/20/16)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) announces 2015 statistics for American Baptist Personnel Services (ABPS), a ...
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ABHMS Stands with LGBTQ Community in Wake of Orlando Massacre

ABHMS Stands with LGBTQ Community in Wake of Orlando Massacre

VALLEY FORGE, PA (6/17/16)—As investigation into the unspeakable violence in Orlando has deepened in the past week, initial grief and ...
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ABHMS Urges American Baptists to Advocate for Gun Violence Prevention

ABHMS Urges American Baptists to Advocate for Gun Violence Prevention

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 6/17/16)—Following the recent mass shooting in Orlando, Fla., American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) stands with ...
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ABC Interim General Secretary Addresses Orlando Shooting

GREEN LAKE, WI (ABNS 6/17/16)—In her first report to the Board of General Ministries at its meeting on Friday, June 17 ...
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Kim Brown Planning for Retirement as IM Missionary in Thailand, Ministry She Founded Seeking New Leadership

Kim Brown Planning for Retirement as IM Missionary in Thailand, Ministry She Founded Seeking New Leadership

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 6/16/16)—Kim Brown, founder of the House of Love in Thailand, has announced her planned retirement after ...
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ABHMS Seeks Volunteers for Various Summer Volunteer Mission Opportunities

ABHMS Seeks Volunteers for Various Summer Volunteer Mission Opportunities

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 6/15/16)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) seeks volunteers for a variety of summer mission opportunities that ...
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American Baptist Leaders Share Prayers for Grace, Strength

American Baptist Leaders Share Prayers for Grace, Strength

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 6/13/16)—Following yesterday’s mass shooting in Orlando, Fla., American Baptist leaders offer prayers of healing, calling upon ...
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ABHMS Executive Director, Government Personnel to Participate in Panel at Ministers’ Conference

ABHMS Executive Director, Government Personnel to Participate in Panel at Ministers’ Conference

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 6/3/16)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) Executive Director Dr. Jeffrey Haggray will participate in a panel ...
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Third Free Brian McLaren Bible Study Video Available on ABHMS’ Website

Third Free Brian McLaren Bible Study Video Available on ABHMS’ Website

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 6/3/16)—Available now for free viewing on American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) website is the third ...
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ABHMS Co-Files Climate Change-Related Shareholder Resolutions at Annual Meetings of Three Corporations

ABHMS Co-Files Climate Change-Related Shareholder Resolutions at Annual Meetings of Three Corporations

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 6/3/16)—As a member of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR), American Baptist Home Mission Societies ...
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Walter Rauschenbusch Family Papers Closed Through December 2016 for Curatorial Care

Walter Rauschenbusch Family Papers Closed Through December 2016 for Curatorial Care

ATLANTA, GA (ABNS 6/2/16)—The Walter Rauschenbusch Family Papers will be closed to researchers from May 1 through December 31, 2016, so ...
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West Virginia Couple Endorsed to Serve in Mexico

West Virginia Couple Endorsed to Serve in Mexico

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 6/2/16)—Denise Osejo and the Rev. Juan Aragón of Ravenswood, West Virginia, have been endorsed to serve ...
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Dr. Alfred Fletcher Named MRD Acting Associate General Secretary

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 5/31/16)—The Rev. Dr. Alfred J. Fletcher of China, Maine, will begin a 13-month term this summer ...
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ABHMS Announces Ministry-Enhancing Staffing Transitions

ABHMS Announces Ministry-Enhancing Staffing Transitions

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 5/23/16)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies' (ABHMS) Executive Director Dr. Jeffrey Haggray today announced a number of ...
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ABCUSA Announces Change in Staffing, Departure of Chief Human Resources Officer

ABCUSA Announces Change in Staffing, Departure of Chief Human Resources Officer

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 5/20/16)—American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA) Office of the General Secretary will transition to a different way ...
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ABHMS Executive Director to Speak at Asian Conference

ABHMS Executive Director to Speak at Asian Conference

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 5/17/16)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) Executive Director Dr. Jeffrey Haggray will be the closing speaker ...
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ABCCONN Executive Minister Rev. Dr. Judy G. Allbee Announces Retirement

ABCCONN Executive Minister Rev. Dr. Judy G. Allbee Announces Retirement

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 5/17/16)—The Rev. Dr. Judy G. Allbee, executive minister of the American Baptist Churches of Connecticut (ABCCONN), ...
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ABCUSA Announces Spring 2016 Awards for Matthew 25 Grant, Change in Structure

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 5/16/16)—American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA) announces the spring 2016 awards for its Matthew 25 Grant.  There ...
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Judson Press Book Connects Comic Book Superhero Fans with Heart and Word of God

Judson Press Book Connects Comic Book Superhero Fans with Heart and Word of God

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 5/16/16)—What does a comic book superhero have in common with the gospel of Jesus Christ?  Readers ...
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Another Free Brian McLaren Bible Study Video Available on ABHMS’ Website

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 5/16/16)—Available now for free viewing on American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) website is the second ...
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Susan Gillies Awarded Honorary Degree from Central Baptist Theological Seminary

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 5/10/16)—Susan Gillies, the Interim General Secretary for American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA) and a resident of ...
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Dr. Samuel Chetti, Executive Minister of ABCOFLASH, Announces December 31, 2017 Retirement Date

Dr. Samuel Chetti, Executive Minister of ABCOFLASH, Announces December 31, 2017 Retirement Date

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 5/4/16)—On April 16, Dr. Samuel Chetti, executive minister of the American Baptist Churches of Los Angeles, ...
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ABHMS Calls for 2016 Palmer Grant Applications

ABHMS Calls for 2016 Palmer Grant Applications

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 5/2/16)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) is calling for applications for 2016 grants from the Virginia ...
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ABHMS Launches New Website, Features Free Brian McLaren Bible Study Video

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 4/27/16)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) continues its nearly 200-year-old commitment to domestic mission across the ...
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$7,000 in OGHS Emergency Relief Funds to Ecuador, More Help Needed

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 4/20/16)—An initial grant of $7,000 in One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS) emergency relief funds is ...
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David Stone, Former NAP Christian Center Director, Dies

David Stone, Former NAP Christian Center Director, Dies

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 4/19/16)—The Rev. Dr. David Stone, former executive director of Neighborhood Ministries, Campbell, Ohio, died April 9 ...
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$5,000 in OGHS Emergency Relief Funds to Japan, More Help Needed

$5,000 in OGHS Emergency Relief Funds to Japan, More Help Needed

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 4/19/16)—American Baptist International Ministries (IM) is working with the Japan Baptist Union (JBU) to respond quickly ...
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Harold Germer, Former Board of Educational Ministries Staff Member, Dies in Florida

Harold Germer, Former Board of Educational Ministries Staff Member, Dies in Florida

VALLEY FORGE, PA (4/15/16)—Dr. Harold (Hal) D. Germer, who served the American Baptist Board of Educational Ministries (BEM) in the ...
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Judson Press Title Helps Churches Fund the Vision

Judson Press Title Helps Churches Fund the Vision

VALLEY FORGE, PA (4/15/16)—Judson Press, the publishing arm of American Baptist Home Mission Societies, releases a giver-centered guide to growing ...
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Associate General Secretary Leo S. Thorne Announces Retirement

VALLEY FORGE, PA (4/14/16)—The Rev. Dr. Leo S. Thorne has announced his retirement as Associate General Secretary for Mission Resource ...
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American Baptist Home Mission Societies Celebrates Mission, Launches Conversation About Vision for Future

VALLEY FORGE, PA (4/12/16)—In the soaring sanctuary of Shiloh Baptist Church in Washington, D.C., on Friday night, Dr. Clifford Johnson, ...
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American Baptist International Ministries Calls New Executive Director

VALLEY FORGE, PA (4/6/16)—The Board of Directors of American Baptist International Ministries (IM) announced on April 5 that it has ...
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Judson Press Releases Devotional to Inspire Christian Writers & Speakers

Judson Press Releases Devotional to Inspire Christian Writers & Speakers

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 4/1/16)—Judson Press, the publishing arm of American Baptist Home Mission Societies, releases a devotional for Christian ...
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American Baptist Quarterly Issue Features Articles from Young Scholars in Baptist Academy

American Baptist Quarterly Issue Features Articles from Young Scholars in Baptist Academy

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 3/31/16)—The current issue of American Baptist Quarterly (ABQ) entitled “John Bunyan and the Baptist Academy” features ...
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American Baptist Women’s Ministries Celebrates 65 Years of Ministry with Women and Girls

American Baptist Women’s Ministries Celebrates 65 Years of Ministry with Women and Girls

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 3/31/16)—On June 11, 1951, in Buffalo, New York, sixteen hundred women from the American Baptist Convention ...
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The Rev. Dr. Paul Martin Dies; Was President/CEO of American Baptist Seminary of the West

The Rev. Dr. Paul Martin Dies; Was President/CEO of American Baptist Seminary of the West

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 3/31/16)—The Rev. Dr. Paul Martin, president/CEO and professor of Pastoral Theology at American Baptist Seminary of ...
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ABHMS, Other ICCR Members Compel ExxonMobil to Address ‘Moral Imperative’ Proposal on Global Warming

ABHMS, Other ICCR Members Compel ExxonMobil to Address ‘Moral Imperative’ Proposal on Global Warming

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 3/30/16)—The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) ruled March 24 that climate change-related resolutions must appear on ...
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AB Women’s Ministries Commits to Engaging in Beloved Community

AB Women’s Ministries Commits to Engaging in Beloved Community

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 3/29/16)—In response to events in Ferguson, Charleston, Baltimore, over the last few years and divisive rhetoric ...
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Judson Press Devotional Inspires Christian Writers & Speakers

Judson Press Devotional Inspires Christian Writers & Speakers

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 3/23/16)—A new devotional for Christian writers and speakers by five award-winning authors is now available to ...
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Beth Hettrick Berry Named 2016 Recipient of ABWM Shine the Light Award

Beth Hettrick Berry Named 2016 Recipient of ABWM Shine the Light Award

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 3/10/16)—American Baptist Women’s Ministries announces that Beth Hettrick Berry of the Wakefield Baptist Church in Wakefield, ...
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ABHMS Signs Letter Urging House Passage of Criminal Justice Reform

ABHMS Signs Letter Urging House Passage of Criminal Justice Reform

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 3/10/16)—As a member of the Interfaith Criminal Justice Coalition, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) has ...
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ABHMS to Celebrate New Mission Emphasis, Leadership with April 8 Service in D.C.

ABHMS to Celebrate New Mission Emphasis, Leadership with April 8 Service in D.C.

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 3/2/16)—You’re invited to celebrate with American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) as we mark our new ...
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Emerson and Ivy Wu Move to Hong Kong and Expand Their Ministry

Emerson and Ivy Wu Move to Hong Kong and Expand Their Ministry

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 3/1/16)—Emerson and Ivy Wu, originally from Columbus, Ohio, have recently expanded their role in Asia. They ...
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ABHMS Shares Proxy Voting Guide for Socially Responsible Investing

ABHMS Shares Proxy Voting Guide for Socially Responsible Investing

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 2/25/16)—As part of its Socially Responsible Investing ministry and in time for the 2016 proxy voting ...
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American Baptist Historical Society Announces Opening of Executive Director Search Process

ATLANTA, GA (ABNS 2/22/16)—The American Baptist Historical Society has announced the opening of a search process for its next Executive Director ...
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ABHMS Calls for Children in Poverty Grant Applications by April 27

ABHMS Calls for Children in Poverty Grant Applications by April 27

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 2/19/16)—Congregations, regions and community ministries related to American Baptist Churches USA are invited to apply for ...
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American Baptists Respond to Water Crisis in Flint

American Baptists Respond to Water Crisis in Flint

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 2/19/16)—In response to the water crisis in Flint, Mich., American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ Disaster Relief ...
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Young Adult Women Find Life Guidance through Biblical Women Mentors

Young Adult Women Find Life Guidance through Biblical Women Mentors

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 2/18/16)—American Baptist Women’s Ministries and Judson Press are co-sponsoring a free webinar for young adult women ...
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Case Statements Available for Seven American Baptist Churches Priorities

VALLEY FORGE, PA (2/18/16)—Case Statements for the seven priority topics for American Baptist Churches (ABC), which surfaced at the 2015 ...
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Judson Press Contemporary Bible Study on Women in Scripture Reveals New Possibilities and Perspectives

Judson Press Contemporary Bible Study on Women in Scripture Reveals New Possibilities and Perspectives

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 2/16/16)—Are the ancient women of the Bible relevant today? Yes. Stories of women in the Bible ...
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ABHMS Joins Other ICCR Members in Appealing ExxonMobil’s Efforts to Ban Proposal

ABHMS Joins Other ICCR Members in Appealing ExxonMobil’s Efforts to Ban Proposal

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 2/16/16)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) joined other members of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility ...
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American Baptist Women’s Ministries Presence at National Events for Advocacy

American Baptist Women’s Ministries Presence at National Events for Advocacy

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 2/8/16)—American Baptist Women’s Ministries will have a presence at the United Nations Commission on the Status ...
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ABHMS Urges Tyson Foods Shareholders to Adopt Water Stewardship Policy

ABHMS Urges Tyson Foods Shareholders to Adopt Water Stewardship Policy

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 2/4/16)—Continuing its commitment to socially responsible investing, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) will present a ...
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IM Missionary Couple to Serve in Togo, West Africa

IM Missionary Couple to Serve in Togo, West Africa

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 2/3/16)—The Rev. Holale C. Azondjagni and his wife, Awenam Anifrani, of Evanston, Illinois, have been assigned ...
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Amelia OldCrow Dies; Served on ABHMS, ABCUSA Boards

Amelia OldCrow Dies; Served on ABHMS, ABCUSA Boards

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 2/2/16)—Amelia (Two Bulls-Petter) OldCrow, 72, of Lodge Grass, Mont., died on Jan. 27 at her daughter’s ...
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Florida Couple Commissioned as Home Missionaries

Florida Couple Commissioned as Home Missionaries

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 2/2/16)—In a service held at Church of the Beatitudes, St. Petersburg, Fla., on Sunday, the reverends ...
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Deliris Carrión-Joseph Begins Ministry in Mexico

Deliris Carrión-Joseph Begins Ministry in Mexico

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 2/1/16)—The Rev. Deliris Carrión-Joseph, an International Ministries (IM) missionary since 1998, began a new ministry serving at Deborah's ...
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Clergywomen Who Suffered Perinatal Loss Help Others Heal By Sharing Stories in Judson Press Book

Clergywomen Who Suffered Perinatal Loss Help Others Heal By Sharing Stories in Judson Press Book

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 2/1/16)—According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 1 million fetal losses occur ...
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Judson Press Honored with Three Titles in Illumination Book Awards

Judson Press Honored with Three Titles in Illumination Book Awards

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 1/27/16)—Judson Press has received three awards in the 2016 Illumination Book Awards. The books are judged ...
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American Baptists Respond to Damage at Bacone College

American Baptists Respond to Damage at Bacone College

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 1/27/16)—In response to damage caused by torrential rain, gale-force winds and severe flooding in Oklahoma during ...
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Jan Ballard Promoted to Assistant Director of ABHS

Jan Ballard Promoted to Assistant Director of ABHS

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 1/26/16)—Archivist Jan Ballard has been promoted to the new position of Assistant Director of the American ...
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Orientation to American Baptist Life to Integrate with 2017 Biennial Mission Summit

Orientation to American Baptist Life to Integrate with 2017 Biennial Mission Summit

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 1/21/16)—Orientation to American Baptist Life (OTABL) will be integrated into the American Baptist Churches (ABC) 2017 ...
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New Country of Service for Ketly and Vital Pierre

New Country of Service for Ketly and Vital Pierre

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 1/20/16)—The new year for Ketly and Vital Pierre included a new ministry that began in the ...
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Herschell Daney Dies; Served as ABHMS Director of Indian Ministries

Herschell Daney Dies; Served as ABHMS Director of Indian Ministries

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 1/19/16)—Herschell Eugene Daney, 87, who had served as American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) director of ...
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Let Us Remember the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Let Us Remember the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 1/15/16)—"Dr. Martin Luther King’s message of non-violence is as poignant today as it was a generation ...
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ABHMS Receives Lilly Grant to Address Economic Challenges Facing Pastoral Leaders

ABHMS Receives Lilly Grant to Address Economic Challenges Facing Pastoral Leaders

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 1/12/16)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) has received a grant of $1 million as part of ...
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American Baptist Women’s Ministries Announces Summer 2016 Events for Women and Girls

American Baptist Women’s Ministries Announces Summer 2016 Events for Women and Girls

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 1/5/16)—American Baptist Women’s Ministries is hosting two concurrent events for women and girls in July 2016 ...
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Borquists Named Regional Missionaries for Southeast Asia

Borquists Named Regional Missionaries for Southeast Asia

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 12/18/15)—Ann and Bruce Borquist, International Ministries (IM) missionaries since 1987, are beginning a new ministry as ...
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American Baptist Leaders Participate in White House Effort to Elevate Dialogue on Religious Pluralism

WASHINGTON, D.C. (ABNS 12/17/15)—Today, the Rev. A. Roy Medley, general secretary, American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA), and Curtis Ramsey-Lucas, managing ...
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Ohio Couple Commissioned for Missionary Service in the Caribbean

Ohio Couple Commissioned for Missionary Service in the Caribbean

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 12/16/15)—Peter and Sarah McCurdy of Madison, Ohio, were commissioned to serve as American Baptist International Ministries ...
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ABHMS Encourages BJC Essay Scholarship Contest Entries

ABHMS Encourages BJC Essay Scholarship Contest Entries

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 12/14/15)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) encourages entries to the 2016 Religious Liberty Essay Scholarship Contest, ...
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ABHMS to Launch ‘America for Christ Offering 2016’ in January

ABHMS to Launch ‘America for Christ Offering 2016’ in January

VALLEY FORGE, PA (12/14/15)—On Jan. 1, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) will launch the “America for Christ Offering 2016,” ...
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Mid-American Baptist Churches Names New Associate Regional Ministers

Mid-American Baptist Churches Names New Associate Regional Ministers

VALLEY FORGE, PA (12/10/15)—The Mid-American Baptist Churches on Wednesday, December 9, announced the addition of three Associate Region Ministers (ARMs), ...
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ABHMS Urges Support for Syrian Refugees, Recommends Resource

ABHMS Urges Support for Syrian Refugees, Recommends Resource

VALLEY FORGE, PA (11/24/15)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) urges American Baptist individuals and congregations to take action and speak ...
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Film Documentary, Act of Faith, Commended

Film Documentary, Act of Faith, Commended

VALLEY FORGE, PA (11/23/15)—With fears of Syrian refugees being compared to fears of Japanese Americans during WWII, it is helpful ...
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American Baptist Women’s Ministries Announces Immigration Immersion Experience for Women

American Baptist Women’s Ministries Announces Immigration Immersion Experience for Women

VALLEY FORGE, PA (11/19/15)—American Baptist Women’s Ministries announces an immigration immersion experience to Mexico and California for women, February 28-March ...
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ABC Ohio Announces New Executive Minister Rev. Dr. Ernest H. Jones

ABC Ohio Announces New Executive Minister Rev. Dr. Ernest H. Jones

VALLEY FORGE, PA (11/19/15)—The Executive Minister Search Committee for the American Baptist Churches of Ohio announces the call of the ...
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ABHMS’ ‘Space for Grace’ Coverage Continues; National Event Urged Attendees to Create Positive Change

ABHMS’ ‘Space for Grace’ Coverage Continues; National Event Urged Attendees to Create Positive Change

VALLEY FORGE, PA (11/17/15)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) continues telling the powerful story of its national "Space for Grace" ...
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Board of General Ministries Elects Interim General Secretary, Recognizes Medley as General Secretary Emeritus

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 11/17/15)—The Board of General Ministries for American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA) met November 12-14, 2015, at ...
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Susan Gillies Elected as Interim General Secretary

VALLEY FORGE, PA (11/12/15)—Susan Gillies was elected to serve as Interim General Secretary by the Board of General Ministries at ...
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2015 Mission Table Surfaces Seven Priorities for American Baptist Churches

VALLEY FORGE, PA (11/12/15)—The second American Baptist Churches Mission Table met November 9-11, 2015, at the Double Tree hotel in ...
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Great Rivers Region Appoints Rev. Paul Gibson as Executive Minister

Great Rivers Region Appoints Rev. Paul Gibson as Executive Minister

VALLEY FORGE, PA (11/11/15)—The Rev. Paul H. Gibson, a native of North Dakota, has been named as the next Executive ...
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Post-election Call to Prayer: Haiti

VALLEY FORGE, PA (11/10/15)—Unrest following the Haitian elections of October 25 has caused disruption and some acts of violence in ...
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Attendees of ABHMS’ ‘Space for Grace’ Urged to Correct Injustice, Create Change

Attendees of ABHMS’ ‘Space for Grace’ Urged to Correct Injustice, Create Change

VALLEY FORGE, PA (11/9/15)—From shedding tears to roaring with laughter, attendees at American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) national Space ...
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Winners of Young Adult Women’s Essay Contest Announced

Winners of Young Adult Women’s Essay Contest Announced

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 11/9/15)—Judson Press and American Baptist Women’s Ministries are pleased to announce the winners of the “Sisters ...
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With New Leadership, ABHMS Presses On, Sharing God’s Reconciling Love Across the Home Mission Field

With New Leadership, ABHMS Presses On, Sharing God’s Reconciling Love Across the Home Mission Field

LOS ANGELES, CA (ABNS 11/5/15)—“We are here today looking back at where we come from, realizing we are still on ...
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ABWM Introduces Young Adult Women’s Ministries Advisory Team

ABWM Introduces Young Adult Women’s Ministries Advisory Team

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/30/15)—American Baptist Women’s Ministries has established a Young Adult Women’s Ministries Advisory Team to work with ...
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Melanie Baggao Commissioned to Serve in the Middle East

Melanie Baggao Commissioned to Serve in the Middle East

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/26/15)—Melanie Baggao of Placentia, California, was commissioned to serve with American Baptist International Ministries (IM) in ...
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ABCUSA Awards Fall Matthew 25 Grants

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/26/15)—American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA) announces the fall 2015 awards for its Matthew 25 Grant.  A ...
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Medley to Retire at End of 2015, Letters Invited

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/26/15)—As previously announced, Rev. Dr. A. Roy Medley, General Secretary of American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA), ...
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AB Women’s Ministries Announces Virtual Mission Encounter “See…the Beloved Community”

AB Women’s Ministries Announces Virtual Mission Encounter “See…the Beloved Community”

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/21/15)—“See…the Beloved Community,” based on the 2015-2016 national mission focus of American Baptist Women’s Ministries of ...
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Spiritual Renewal is New Ministry Focus for IM Missionaries Joyce and David Reed

Spiritual Renewal is New Ministry Focus for IM Missionaries Joyce and David Reed

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/21/15)—Joyce and David Reed, American Baptist International Ministries (IM) missionaries, are striking out in a new ...
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"Liberties for All” Workshop from AB Historical Society

“Liberties for All” Workshop from AB Historical Society

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/21/15)—“Liberties for All” will be the theme of an American Baptist Historical Society workshop led by ...
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Judson Press Book Reveals Trials and Triumphs of Ministry and Life as a Korean American Clergywoman

Judson Press Book Reveals Trials and Triumphs of Ministry and Life as a Korean American Clergywoman

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/20/15)—The topic of women in ministry has been an enduring, controversial subject in many denominations. How ...
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Memorial Service, Contributions Announced for the Rev. Steven Case

Memorial Service, Contributions Announced for the Rev. Steven Case

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/20/15)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) announces that a memorial service for beloved lifelong American Baptist ...
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ABHS Announces Winner of 2015 Torbet Prize

ABHS Announces Winner of 2015 Torbet Prize

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/15/15)—The American Baptist Historical Society proudly announces that Andrew Gardner is the winner of the 2015 ...
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Rev. Steven Case, Beloved American Baptist Pastor and Leader, Passes Away

Rev. Steven Case, Beloved American Baptist Pastor and Leader, Passes Away

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/13/15)—A lifelong American Baptist fully engaged in the life of American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA), the ...
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ABHMS Marks Pastoral/Spiritual Care Week by Offering Variety of Resources

ABHMS Marks Pastoral/Spiritual Care Week by Offering Variety of Resources

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/12/15)—Oct. 25-31 is Pastoral/Spiritual Care Week, and American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) encourages American Baptists ...
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Medley Represents Baptist World Alliance at Synod of Bishops on the Family

American Baptist Churches General Secretary A. Roy Medley is representing the Baptist World Alliance (BWA) as the BWA fraternal delegate at ...
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Retirement Announced for Historical Society Director

Retirement Announced for Historical Society Director

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/8/15)—Deborah Bingham Van Broekhoven will retire as executive director of the American Baptist Historical Society (ABHS) ...
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ABHMS Signs Statement Against Human Trafficking

ABHMS Signs Statement Against Human Trafficking

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/7/15)—As a member of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR), American Baptist Home Mission Societies ...
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Complete Pastoral Caregiver’s Casebook Series Now Available from Judson Press

Complete Pastoral Caregiver’s Casebook Series Now Available from Judson Press

VALLEY FORGE, PA (10/1/15)—Just in time for Pastoral Care Week, celebrated October 25–31, Judson Press is releasing two new titles ...
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$10,000 in OGHS Funds Sent to Provide Relief for Syrian Refugees

VALLEY FORGE, PA (9/17/15)—The Board of Directors of IM officially expressed its long-term commitment to supporting Syrian refugee and IDP ...
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IM Issues Resolution on Syrian Refugee Crisis

IM Issues Resolution on Syrian Refugee Crisis

VALLEY FORGE, PA (9/17/15)—The Board of Directors of American Baptist International Ministries (IM) unanimously adopted a resolution calling upon American ...
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Kachin Baptist Convention Delegation Visits Mission Center

VALLEY FORGE, PA (9/10/15)—On September 2, 2015, a delegation of the Kachin Baptist Convention (KBC), Burma, led by General Secretary ...
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Women’s Intercultural and Interfaith Exchange Announced for August 2016

Women’s Intercultural and Interfaith Exchange Announced for August 2016

VALLEY FORGE, PA (9/3/15)—American Baptist Women’s Ministries (ABWM) and American Baptist Women in Ministry (ABWIM) will  co-sponsor with religious leaders ...
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Registration Extended for National Gathering Grappling with Today’s Tough Questions

Registration Extended for National Gathering Grappling with Today’s Tough Questions

VALLEY FORGE, PA (9/1/15)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) announces that registration has been extended for its national “Space for ...
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Congregations Launch World Mission Offering 2015 on September 1

Congregations Launch World Mission Offering 2015 on September 1

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 8/31/15)—A story of transformation in the central-European country of Hungary is the subject of the 2015 ...
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ABWM Announces New Mission Focus “See…the Beloved Community: Transformative Relationships”

ABWM Announces New Mission Focus “See…the Beloved Community: Transformative Relationships”

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 8/27/15)—American Baptist Women’s Ministries announces its mission focus theme for 2015-2016, “See…the Beloved Community: Transformative Relationships.” ...
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Rare Crow Indian Film Restored

Rare Crow Indian Film Restored

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 8/26/15)—The American Baptist Historical Society will hold a free public showing of two rare historical films, ...
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American Baptists Join Baptist Family in Prayer for Carter

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 8/25/15)—American Baptists join with the larger Baptist family in the US and globally in offering prayers ...
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Janet DeWitt Dies; Served ABHMS’ Macedonia Ministries

Janet DeWitt Dies; Served ABHMS’ Macedonia Ministries

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 8/24/15)—Janet Loraine (Herring) DeWitt, 88—administrator of the Macedonia Ministries program, part of the Personal and Public ...
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AB Women’s Ministries Seeks Nominations for Shine the Light Award

AB Women’s Ministries Seeks Nominations for Shine the Light Award

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 8/24/15)—Nominations are being accepted now for the 2016 Shine the Light Award. The Shine the Light ...
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Judson Press Title Dispels Misconceptions About Young Adult Faith

Judson Press Title Dispels Misconceptions About Young Adult Faith

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 8/18/15)—According to the Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion and Public Life, many young adults who ...
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American Baptists Respond to Devastation in Myanmar with $10,000 OGHS Emergency Grant

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 8/7/15)—Massive floods and strong winds in Myanmar (formerly Burma) have impacted more than 259,000 people across ...
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American Baptist Women’s Ministries Holds G.I.R.L.S. Leadership Academy

American Baptist Women’s Ministries Holds G.I.R.L.S. Leadership Academy

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 8/3/15)—American Baptist Women’s Ministries held the G.I.R.L.S. Leadership Academy in Overland Park, Kansas, in June, concurrent ...
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2015 World Mission Offering Highlights International Ministries Partner in Hungary

2015 World Mission Offering Highlights International Ministries Partner in Hungary

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 8/3/15)—American Baptist International Ministries (IM) partner HBAid is now managing 49 formerly government-run schools throughout this ...
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American Baptist Women’s Ministries Celebrates Women’s Day

American Baptist Women’s Ministries Celebrates Women’s Day

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 7/31/15)—American Baptist Women’s Ministries celebrated Women’s Day with a day-long event attended by women and girls ...
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Judson Press & ABWM Scholarship Essay Contest Website Opens for Entrants

Judson Press & ABWM Scholarship Essay Contest Website Opens for Entrants

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 7/31/15)—On August 1, 2015, the website for the Judson Press & American Baptist Women’s Ministries Sisters ...
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American Baptist Women’s Ministries Announces New Officers

American Baptist Women’s Ministries Announces New Officers

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 7/31/15)—American Baptist Women’s Ministries announces 2015-2018 term officers elected during the annual meeting of American Baptist ...
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Registration Begins for “Sacred Space: Bullying in Church Youth Groups”

Registration Begins for “Sacred Space: Bullying in Church Youth Groups”

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 7/30/15)—American Baptist Women’s Ministries has opened registration at www.abwministries.org/vme for its upcoming virtual mission encounter, “Sacred ...
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IM Sets Course for the Future: Areas for Focused Growth Identified

IM Sets Course for the Future: Areas for Focused Growth Identified

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 7/28/15)—In a watershed vote that both affirmed the historical strengths of American Baptist International Ministries (IM) ...
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ABHMS Sponsors Service to Celebrate ADA

ABHMS Sponsors Service to Celebrate ADA

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 7/28/15)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) was among the sponsors of an interfaith service held Sunday ...
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Five million pennies in five months! Can we do it?

Five million pennies in five months! Can we do it?

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 7/27/15)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) asks churches and organizations across the United States and Puerto ...
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ABHMS Applauds New Resources on Mental Health for Faith Leaders

ABHMS Applauds New Resources on Mental Health for Faith Leaders

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 7/16/15)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) applauds two new resources to help faith leaders better understand ...
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Judson Press & American Baptist Women’s Ministries Sponsor Essay Contest for Scholarships

Judson Press & American Baptist Women’s Ministries Sponsor Essay Contest for Scholarships

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 7/16/15)—In celebration of the new release Sisters of Scripture: Mentors in Womanhood by Billie Montgomery/Cook, Judson ...
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Major Gifts Kick Off Historical Society Campaign

Major Gifts Kick Off Historical Society Campaign

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 7/16/15)—The American Baptist Historical Society launched the At Your Fingertips:  Archives for the 21st Century campaign this ...
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Dr. Andrew Davison Dies; Co-Recipient of 2013 Sparrowk President’s Award

Dr. Andrew Davison Dies; Co-Recipient of 2013 Sparrowk President’s Award

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 7/10/15)—Dr. Andrew "Andy" Davison died on Sunday, July 5, in Madison, Wisconsin. Andrew and Beverly Davison ...
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Siyin Chin Pastors Meet with ABC Leaders

Siyin Chin Pastors Meet with ABC Leaders

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 7/8/15)—A delegation of Siyin Chin pastors and American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) Executive Director Dr ...
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Remembering James Dunn, Former Executive Director of Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 7/8/15)—On July 4, James M. Dunn, former executive director of the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious ...
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Baptist Church in Warren, RI, Merits Younger Award

Baptist Church in Warren, RI, Merits Younger Award

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 7/1/15)—The Baptist Church in Warren, Rhode Island, has received the 2015 George D. Younger Award for Excellence ...
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ABHMS Executive Director Preaches Grace, Forgiveness in Farewell Sermon to American Baptist Churches

ABHMS Executive Director Preaches Grace, Forgiveness in Farewell Sermon to American Baptist Churches

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 6/30/15)—As featured preacher at American Baptist Churches USA’s (ABCUSA) 2015 Mission Summit plenary worship Sunday morning, American ...
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American Baptist Home Mission Societies Affirms Solidarity with Charleston Church

American Baptist Home Mission Societies Affirms Solidarity with Charleston Church

OVERLAND PARK, KS (ABNS 6/28/15)—During its June 22-24 meeting, the Board of Directors of American Baptist Home Mission Societies approved ...
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Board of General Ministries Statement Announces Update on Search Process

Board of General Ministries Statement Announces Update on Search Process

OVERLAND PARK, KS (ABNS 6/28/15)—ABCUSA President Rev. Dr. Don Ng read a statement of the Board of General Ministries at ...
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New Statement of Vision and Priorities Approved by IM Board of Directors

New Statement of Vision and Priorities Approved by IM Board of Directors

OVERLAND PARK, KS (ABNS 6/26/15)—A new statement of vision and priorities to guide the work of American Baptist International Ministries ...
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American Baptists Gather for Biennial Mission Summit

OVERLAND PARK, KS (ABNS 6/25/15)—American Baptists from across the country and Puerto Rico have begun to arrive in Overland Park, ...
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Rev. Dr. James Mitchell Harrison Elected to Serve as ABCOTS Regional Executive Minister

Rev. Dr. James Mitchell Harrison Elected to Serve as ABCOTS Regional Executive Minister

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 6/25/15)—The American Baptist Churches of the South (ABCOTS) has announced that the Rev. Dr. James Mitchell ...
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American Baptist Home Mission Societies Calls New Executive Director

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 6/25/15)—At its semiannual meeting yesterday, the Board of Directors of American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) ...
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Ministry Story Opportunity: Let’s Feed The Kids – Shell Ridge Community 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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Rev. Mary Day Miller Called as TABCOM Executive Minister

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 6/23/15)—The American Baptist Churches of Massachusetts has announced the election of the Rev. Mary Day Miller ...
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ABHMS Launches Registration for National Gathering to Feature Theologian Brian D. McLaren

ABHMS Launches Registration for National Gathering to Feature Theologian Brian D. McLaren

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 6/11/15)—Registration for American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ national gathering, Space for Grace, Nov. 4-7, 2015, opens ...
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588 Associates Considers Mission Center Location, Issues Request for Expressions of Interest

588 Associates Considers Mission Center Location, Issues Request for Expressions of Interest

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 6/1/15)—588 Associates, LLC, announces the issuance of a Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEI) for the ...
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G. Daniel Jones - Seasoned Pastor, Professor, President of the Black Caucus of American Baptist Churches USA Dies

G. Daniel Jones – Seasoned Pastor, Professor, President of the Black Caucus of American Baptist Churches USA Dies

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 5/28/15)—The Rev. Dr. G. Daniel Jones, 74, Pastor Emeritus of Grace Baptist Church of Germantown, Pennsylvania, ...
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ABHMS Lifts Up Home Mission at ABCUSA 2015 Biennial Mission Summit

ABHMS Lifts Up Home Mission at ABCUSA 2015 Biennial Mission Summit

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 5/27/15)—During American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA) 2015 Biennial Mission Summit June 26-28 in Overland Park, Kan., ...
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Ebola Prevention Video Developed by IM Missionaries

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 5/20/15)—American Baptist International Ministries (IM) medical missionaries Drs. Rick and Anita Gutierrez in South Africa have ...
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Judson Press Title Presents Pastors with A Way-of-Life Process for Spiritual Deepening & Improved Effectiveness

Judson Press Title Presents Pastors with A Way-of-Life Process for Spiritual Deepening & Improved Effectiveness

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 5/18/15)—The statistics of pastoral stress, depression, and burnout have long been a topic of discussion.  According ...
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American Baptist Churches Immigration Taskforce Releases New Resource in English and Spanish

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 5/14/15)—American Baptist Churches is pleased to announce that a new resource, “Pastoral, Prophetic, Practical, and Personal,” ...
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American Baptists Call for Peace Following Recent Police Killings

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 5/12/15)—In light of the recent killings of two police officers, Officer Benjamin Deen and Officer Liquori ...
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Judson Press Title on Parenting a Special Needs Child Wins the 2015 Eric Hoffer Award

Judson Press Title on Parenting a Special Needs Child Wins the 2015 Eric Hoffer Award

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 5/12/15)—The Spiritual Art of Raising Children with Disabilities, written by Kathleen Deyer Bolduc,  wins the 2015 ...
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ABWM Celebrates 100th Anniversary of American Baptist Ministry with Girls

ABWM Celebrates 100th Anniversary of American Baptist Ministry with Girls

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 5/5/15)—American Baptist Women’s Ministries has launched a year-long celebration in 2015 of the 100th anniversary of ...
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Cindy Kissane Named 2015 Recipient of ABWM Shine the Light Award

Cindy Kissane Named 2015 Recipient of ABWM Shine the Light Award

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 5/4/15)—American Baptist Women’s Ministries announces that Cindy Kissane of the First Baptist Church of Syracuse, Jamesville, ...
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New Judson Press book Offers Possibilities for New Directions for Communities of Faith

New Judson Press book Offers Possibilities for New Directions for Communities of Faith

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 4/30/15)—What are the “big ideas” our emerging Christian leaders have that concern today’s church? In Judson ...
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$25,000 in OGHS Emergency Relief Funds Being Sent to Earthquake Victims in Nepal

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 4/27/15)—With each new day, the count of those killed or injured rises, as rescue and relief ...
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ABCUSA Awards Spring Matthew 25 Grants

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 4/28/15)—American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA) announces the spring awards for its Matthew 25 Grant.  A total ...
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ABHMS Receives Award for The Christian Citizen Magazine

ABHMS Receives Award for The Christian Citizen Magazine

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 4/22/15)—On behalf of American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS), Curtis Ramsey-Lucas has received a 2015 Certificate ...
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ABHMS Announces Ministry Award Recipients

ABHMS Announces Ministry Award Recipients

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 4/21/15)—Selected by American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) board of directors from nominations submitted by clergy ...
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American Baptist Historical Society Offers Resources for Baptist Heritage Day

American Baptist Historical Society Offers Resources for Baptist Heritage Day

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 4/21/15)—Baptist Heritage Sunday will be celebrated on Sunday, May 17, 2015.  It is a time to ...
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Maryland Resident Endorsed to Serve as a School Chaplain in Hungary

Maryland Resident Endorsed to Serve as a School Chaplain in Hungary

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 4/20/15)—The Reverend Carmella Jones, a resident of Seabrook, Maryland, has been endorsed to serve as an ...
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American Baptist Churches of Metropolitan New York Appoints Rev. Dr. Cheryl Dudley as Regional Executive Minister

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 4/17/15)—The American Baptist Churches of Metropolitan New York has appointed Rev. Dr. Cheryl Dudley as its ...
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Two Months Remain until Hampton University Ministers’ Conference, ABC Reception

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 4/13/15)—American Baptists attending the Hampton University Ministers’ Conference in June are invited to attend an annual ...
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James A. Christison Jr. Dies; was a Former ABHMS Executive Director

James A. Christison Jr. Dies; was a Former ABHMS Executive Director

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 4/10/15)—James A. Christison Jr., 87, who served American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) in the position ...
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Two New Development Workers to Serve Churches in the Midwest and Pacific Northwest

Two New Development Workers to Serve Churches in the Midwest and Pacific Northwest

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 4/8/15)—Karen Horsman of Plainfield, Indiana, and the Reverend Gregg Sneller of Portland, Oregon, have joined the ...
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IM Re-establishes Partnership with Baptist Convention of Zambia

IM Re-establishes Partnership with Baptist Convention of Zambia

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 4/8/15)—Baptists in the U.S. and Zambia are celebrating the renewal of a partnership between International Ministries ...
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Medley and Marshall to Receive Luke Mowbray Ecumenical Award

Medley and Marshall to Receive Luke Mowbray Ecumenical Award

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 4/8/15)—The ABCUSA Committee on Christian Unity and Interfaith Relations received nominations for the Luke Mowbray Ecumenical ...
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Preacher and Civil Rights Leader Gardner Taylor Dies

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 4/7/15)—American Baptist Churches USA celebrates the life of Dr. Gardner C. Taylor, who died on Sunday, ...
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Judson Press Book Relates Women of the Bible to Today’s Young Women

Judson Press Book Relates Women of the Bible to Today’s Young Women

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 4/1/15)—Judson Press announces the nationwide release of the new Christian living book, Sisters of Scripture: Mentors ...
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ABHMS Shares Resources for Socially Responsible Investing

ABHMS Shares Resources for Socially Responsible Investing

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 3/30/15)—As part of its Socially Responsible Investing Ministry and in time for the 2015 proxy voting ...
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American Baptist Women’s Ministries Takes Action on Immigration

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 3/30/15)—American Baptist Women’s Ministries hosted a virtual mission encounter, “Crisis at the Border: What Could I ...
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David G. Gnirk to Receive Sparrowk Award

David G. Gnirk to Receive Sparrowk Award

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 3/30/15)—David G. Gnirk has been named the 2015 recipient of the Cora and John Sparrowk President’s ...
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Submissions Invited: May 1 Deadline for Ministry Story Opportunity

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 3/25/15)—American Baptist Churches are invited to share their ministry stories with American Baptists across the country ...
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The Ministers Council Announces “Let Go, Behold, Sing” Retreat, June 29-July 1

The Ministers Council Announces “Let Go, Behold, Sing” Retreat, June 29-July 1

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 3/19/15)—The Ministers Council is proud to announce that registration is open for the “Let Go, Behold, ...
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American Baptist Receives Prestigious Pastoral Counseling Award

American Baptist Receives Prestigious Pastoral Counseling Award

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 3/18/15)—The Rev. Dr. Glenn H. Asquith Jr., an ordained American Baptist pastor and former chair of ...
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Judson Press Releases Practical Helps for Pastoral Care and Counseling Situations

Judson Press Releases Practical Helps for Pastoral Care and Counseling Situations

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 3/16/15)—Many people at one time or another experience difficult times and seek the help of a pastor, ...
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Board of General Ministries Executive Committee Approves Statement Celebrating Role of American Baptists in Civil Rights Movement

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 3/13/15)—On March 13, 2015, the Executive Committee of the Board of General Ministries of American Baptist ...
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Younger Award Nomination Deadline Near

Younger Award Nomination Deadline Near

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 3/12/15)—The American Baptist Historical Society is accepting nominations for the George D. Younger Award for Excellence ...
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ABHMS Seeks to Lift Up Today’s ‘Swamp Angels’ During Women’s History Month

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 3/5/15)—In celebration of March as Women’s History Month, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) asks individuals ...
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ABC Delegation Embarks on a “Peace and Justice” Advocacy & Mission Trip to Malaysia/Thailand/Myanmar (Burma)

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 3/2/15)—A delegation of eight American Baptists, led by General Secretary Roy Medley and joined by Jim ...
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John L. “Bud” Carroll Dies; was Leader in American Baptist Education, Youth Ministries

John L. “Bud” Carroll Dies; was Leader in American Baptist Education, Youth Ministries

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 2/27/15)—The Rev. John Laurence (“Bud”) Carroll, 86, a leader in American Baptist education, youth, camp and ...
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Rauschenbusch Conference Announced

Rauschenbusch Conference Announced

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 2/19/15)—The American Baptist Historical Society and Acadia Centre for Baptist and Anabaptist Studies announce “The Legacy ...
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ABHMS Board Studies Connection Between Spiritual Practice, Effective Leadership

ABHMS Board Studies Connection Between Spiritual Practice, Effective Leadership

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 2/17/15)—At American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ board of directors meeting in Charlotte, N.C., Feb. 10-12, the ...
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Kristy Engel Named Global Consultant for Health Care by IM

Kristy Engel Named Global Consultant for Health Care by IM

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 2/12/15)—Kristy Engel, a longtime missionary with American Baptist International Ministries (IM), was reassigned as an IM ...
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Kathy Charland Assigned to Serve Women in Zambia

Kathy Charland Assigned to Serve Women in Zambia

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 2/10/15)—Kathryn "Kathy" Charland, an endorsed American Baptist International Ministries (IM) missionary, has been called to serve ...
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American Baptist Women’s Ministries Announces 2015 Women’s Day

American Baptist Women’s Ministries Announces 2015 Women’s Day

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 2/10/15)—American Baptist Women’s Ministries announces its 2015 Women’s Day, “See . . . ,” on Friday, ...
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ABHMS Calls for Children in Poverty Grant Applications by April 29

ABHMS Calls for Children in Poverty Grant Applications by April 29

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 2/10/15)—Congregations, regions and community ministries related to American Baptist Churches USA are invited to apply for ...
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ABWM Announces June 2015 G.I.R.L.S. Leadership Academy

ABWM Announces June 2015 G.I.R.L.S. Leadership Academy

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 2/10/15)—American Baptist Women’s Ministries announces the first G.I.R.L.S. Leadership Academy, for girls who have completed 6th ...
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ABWM Announces “Crisis at the Border: What Could I Do?” A Virtual Mission Encounter for Women

ABWM Announces “Crisis at the Border: What Could I Do?” A Virtual Mission Encounter for Women

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 2/6/15)—American Baptist Women’s Ministries announces “Crisis at the Border: What Could I Do?” March 2-6, 2015 ...
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ABHMS Seeks Volunteers for Various Summer Volunteer Mission Opportunities

ABHMS Seeks Volunteers for Various Summer Volunteer Mission Opportunities

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 2/6/15)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) seeks volunteers for a variety of summer mission opportunities across ...
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Church Sponsorship Deadline Extended! Biennial Mission Summit Individual Registration Opens

Church Sponsorship Deadline Extended! Biennial Mission Summit Individual Registration Opens

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 2/6/15)—We are excited to announce two new updates for the Biennial Mission Summit in Overland Park, ...
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Cochran Called to Lead DCBC as Next Executive Director/Minister

Cochran Called to Lead DCBC as Next Executive Director/Minister

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 1/30/15)—The D.C. Baptist Convention is pleased to announce that Dr. Robert Dennis Cochran has been called ...
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American Baptist Quarterly Features Black History Resources

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 1/29/15)—This February the current issue of the American Baptist Quarterly (ABQ) will be in subscribers’ hands ...
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American Baptist Women’s Ministries Acts on Behalf of Kachin Women in Myanmar

American Baptist Women’s Ministries Acts on Behalf of Kachin Women in Myanmar

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 1/28/15)—On January 19, 2015, two young Kachin Baptist women were brutalized and murdered by soldiers of ...
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ABHS Announces Younger Award Nominations Open

ABHS Announces Younger Award Nominations Open

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 1/21/15)—The American Baptist Historical Society is receiving nominations for the George D. Younger Award for Excellence ...
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ABHMS Encourages Reflection, Prayer on ‘Martin Luther King Jr. Day’

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 1/15/15)—On Monday, Jan. 19, the nation collectively observes “Martin Luther King Jr. Day” in honor of ...
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Missionary Couple Appointed to Serve in Evangelism in Turkey

Missionary Couple Appointed to Serve in Evangelism in Turkey

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 1/13/15)—The Rev. Dr. Richard (Rich) Freeman and his wife, Laura, of San Pedro, California, have been ...
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Judson Press Author Bolduc Named Finalist for 2015 Illumination Award

Judson Press Author Bolduc Named Finalist for 2015 Illumination Award

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 1/13/15)—The Spiritual Art of Raising Children with Disabilities by Kathleen Deyer Bolduc has been named a ...
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Judson Press 2015 ABC Reads Title Shares “Big Ideas” from Emerging Christian Leaders

Judson Press 2015 ABC Reads Title Shares “Big Ideas” from Emerging Christian Leaders

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 12/22/14)—Judson Press, the publishing arm of American Baptist Home Mission Societies, has selected Church on Purpose: ...
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ABHMS Seeks Nominations for 2015 Ministry Awards

ABHMS Seeks Nominations for 2015 Ministry Awards

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 12/16/14)—The board of American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) seeks nominations for ABHMS ministry awards to ...
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First Baptist Church of Topeka Receives the Widow’s Mite Award

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 12/10/14)—MMBB Financial Services recognized First Baptist Church (FBC Topeka), Topeka, Kansas, for its steadfast commitment to promoting ...
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IM Announces that Jeanine White is Returning to Global Service

IM Announces that Jeanine White is Returning to Global Service

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 12/10/14)—Jeanine White from Yuba City, California, has been appointed by American Baptist International Ministries (IM) to ...
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American Baptist Leaders Call for Examination of U.S. Criminal Justice Systems

American Baptist Leaders Call for Examination of U.S. Criminal Justice Systems

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 12/8/14)—In response to the Staten Island, N.Y., grand jury ruling in the case of New York ...
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ABCUSA Invites Grant Entries for “Ministry Story Opportunity”

ABCUSA Invites Grant Entries for “Ministry Story Opportunity”

Share your story and learn how American Baptists have done ministry in their communities through this Ministry Story Opportunity as we “Share the Journey” before, ...
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Ministers Council Receives Grant from Imago Dei Fund for 7R’s of Sanctuary Program

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 12/3/14)—The Ministers Council has been awarded a $45,000, two-year grant by the Imago Dei Fund to ...
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Ministers Council Announces New Endowment Gift of Stock Program

Ministers Council Announces New Endowment Gift of Stock Program

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 11/25/14)—The Ministers Council is pleased to announce its new Ministers Council Endowment Gift of Stock Program ...
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‘Money as Ministry,’ Hears ABHMS’ Board

‘Money as Ministry,’ Hears ABHMS’ Board

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 11/25/14)—At last week’s American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) board of directors meeting, the opening luncheon ...
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ABHMS Applauds Executive Action on Immigration

ABHMS Applauds Executive Action on Immigration

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 11/24/14)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) applauds President Obama’s recent executive action on immigration that will ...
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ABCUSA to Host Festival of Young Preachers at Biennial Mission Summit in Overland Park

ABCUSA to Host Festival of Young Preachers at Biennial Mission Summit in Overland Park

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 11/19/14)—American Baptist Churches USA has partnered with the Academy of Preachers in hosting the Festival of ...
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ABCUSA Board of General Ministries Meets, Focuses on Being Transformed by the Spirit

ABCUSA Board of General Ministries Meets, Focuses on Being Transformed by the Spirit

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 11/18/14)—The Board of General Ministries for American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA) met November 13-15, 2014, at ...
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ABCUSA Calls For 2015 Luke Mowbray Ecumenical Award Nominations

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 11/11/14)—American Baptist Churches USA seeks nominations for the Luke Mowbray Ecumenical Award, which recognizes an individual ...
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ABHMS Encourages BJC Essay Scholarship Contest Entries

ABHMS Encourages BJC Essay Scholarship Contest Entries

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 11/7/14)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) encourages entries to the 2015 Religious Liberty Essay Scholarship Contest, ...
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Speakers Announced for Mission Summit 2015

Speakers Announced for Mission Summit 2015

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 11/5/14)—The Biennial Mission Summit Planning Team is excited to announce the speakers and additional events for ...
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Judson Press Book Guides Career Planning Journey

Judson Press Book Guides Career Planning Journey

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 11/3/14)—What were you born to do? Just as each tool in a toolbox serves a purpose, ...
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ABHMS-AAPD Partnership Results in New Role for Ramsey-Lucas

ABHMS-AAPD Partnership Results in New Role for Ramsey-Lucas

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 11/3/14)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) is pleased to announce that, through its partnership with the ...
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Judson Press Book Instructs on Living Significantly Through Spirituality and Service

Judson Press Book Instructs on Living Significantly Through Spirituality and Service

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/31/14)—In Vital Spirit, Vital Service: Spirituality That Works, author Trinette McCray urges the people of God ...
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AB Women’s Ministries Event “A Time of Grace” Addresses Critical Issues in Aging

AB Women’s Ministries Event “A Time of Grace” Addresses Critical Issues in Aging

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/30/14)—American Baptist Women’s Ministries hosted a virtual mission encounter for women entitled “A Time of Grace: ...
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World Relief Committee Approves Additional $120,000 to Fight Ebola

World Relief Committee Approves Additional $120,000 to Fight Ebola

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/28/14)—The ongoing Ebola outbreak in West Africa shows no signs of waning. Beyond the medical challenge, ...
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New Baptist Covenant Summit Slated for January

New Baptist Covenant Summit Slated for January

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/24/14)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) encourages American Baptists to register now for the New Baptist ...
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New Resource Produced in Partnership of ABWM and ABWIM

New Resource Produced in Partnership of ABWM and ABWIM

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/22/14)—American Baptist Women’s Ministries and American Baptist Women in Ministry announce the release of Caring for ...
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Newton to Offer Leadership to ABCUSA Baptist Muslim Dialogue Initiative

Newton to Offer Leadership to ABCUSA Baptist Muslim Dialogue Initiative

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/16/14)—ABCUSA is pleased to announce that Rev. Alan Newton, executive minister of the American Baptist Churches ...
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Two Historic Associations Vote to Become One Region

Two Historic Associations Vote to Become One Region

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/16/14)—On Saturday, October 4, 2014, during the Business Session after 108 years of American Baptist Churches ...
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AB Women’s Ministries Seeks Nominations for Shine the Light Award

AB Women’s Ministries Seeks Nominations for Shine the Light Award

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/8/14)—Nominations are being accepted now for the 2015 Shine the Light Award. The Shine the Light ...
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ABHMS Encourages Observation of ‘National Disability Employment Awareness Month’

ABHMS Encourages Observation of ‘National Disability Employment Awareness Month’

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/8/14)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) encourages congregations to observe October as “National Disability Employment Awareness ...
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Pappas Announces Retirement as Executive Minister of TABCOM

Pappas Announces Retirement as Executive Minister of TABCOM

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/7/14)—Rev. Dr. Anthony (Tony) G. Pappas announced his retirement as the Executive Minister of The American ...
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Shirley Jones, a Former Interim Executive Director of Educational Ministries, Dies

Shirley Jones, a Former Interim Executive Director of Educational Ministries, Dies

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/6/14)—Shirley Jones, who served as interim executive director of the Board of Educational Ministries (BEM), died ...
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American Baptist Women’s Ministries Focuses on the Crisis at the Border

American Baptist Women’s Ministries Focuses on the Crisis at the Border

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/3/14)—The national board of American Baptist Women’s Ministries has responded to the sharp rise in 2014 ...
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Judson Press Best-Selling Author McMickle Writes Book on Political Activism

Judson Press Best-Selling Author McMickle Writes Book on Political Activism

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/1/14)—Judson Press best-selling author Marvin A. McMickle issues a challenge to African American churches, and specifically ...
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One Month Left to Submit General Secretary Nominations and Applications

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 9/30/14)—Only one month remains to submit nominations and applications for the position of General Secretary of ...
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World Mission Offering Resources Help Churches Celebrate World Communion Sunday on October 5

World Mission Offering Resources Help Churches Celebrate World Communion Sunday on October 5

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 9/30/14)—On Sunday, October 5, churches around the globe will celebrate their unity in the Christian faith ...
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All Africa Baptist Fellowship Calls for a Day of Prayer for the Ebola Crisis

All Africa Baptist Fellowship Calls for a Day of Prayer for the Ebola Crisis

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 9/29/14)—The All Africa Baptist Fellowship (AABF), a region of the Baptist World Alliance (BWA), has declared ...
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International Ministries Issues Resolutions on Anti-Semitism and Anti-Muslim Prejudice

International Ministries Issues Resolutions on Anti-Semitism and Anti-Muslim Prejudice

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 9/29/14)—The Board of Directors of American Baptist International Ministries (IM) adopted far-reaching resolutions on September 11, ...
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ABHMS Marks Pastoral/Spiritual Care Week

ABHMS Marks Pastoral/Spiritual Care Week

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 9/26/14)—Oct. 19-25 is national Pastoral/Spiritual Care Week, and American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) encourages American ...
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Mitchell Presents “A Lesson on Human Dignity” at ABHS Headquarters

Mitchell Presents “A Lesson on Human Dignity” at ABHS Headquarters

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 9/24/14)—The American Baptist Historical Society (ABHS) Board of Managers recently welcomed Dr. Beverly Mitchell to speak ...
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ABHMS Encourages Use of Voter-Education Resources

ABHMS Encourages Use of Voter-Education Resources

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 9/23/14)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) is encouraging American Baptists to make use of two newly ...
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Gutiérrez Lee to Serve as Area Director for Iberoamerica and the Caribbean

Gutiérrez Lee to Serve as Area Director for Iberoamerica and the Caribbean

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 9/23/14)—Rev. Adalia Gutiérrez Lee has accepted the invitation to serve as the International Ministries (IM) area ...
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American Baptist Home Mission Societies Announces Retirement of Executive Director

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 9/23/14)—Rev. Dr. Aidsand F. Wright-Riggins III, executive director and chief executive officer of American Baptist Home ...
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ABHMS Encourages Church, Family Disaster Preparation

ABHMS Encourages Church, Family Disaster Preparation

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 9/10/14)—September is “National Preparedness Month.” As our nation prepares to observe the 13th anniversary of the ...
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American Baptist Women’s Ministries Announces New Logo and Website

American Baptist Women’s Ministries Announces New Logo and Website

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 9/10/14)—American Baptist Women’s Ministries has developed a new logo for the organization and launched its redesigned ...
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Special ABHMS Podcast Focuses on Ferguson

Special ABHMS Podcast Focuses on Ferguson

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 9/5/14)—In a special 20-minute edition of American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) “Faces and Places of ...
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Congregations Kick Off 2014 World Mission Offering on September 1

Congregations Kick Off 2014 World Mission Offering on September 1

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 9/5/14)—In recognition of the 200th year of American Baptist International Ministries (IM) in global mission, this ...
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ABHMS Posts Resources Regarding Child Refugee Advocacy

ABHMS Posts Resources Regarding Child Refugee Advocacy

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 9/3/14)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) has posted on its website a variety of free, downloadable ...
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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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Judson Press Book Offers a Roadmap for Constructive Relationships with Millennials

Judson Press Book Offers a Roadmap for Constructive Relationships with Millennials

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 9/2/14)—How can I keep Millennial leaders excited, passionate, and inspired in ministry? Certainly, this is a ...
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Faith Leaders Pray for Central American Children on Both Sides of Border Fence

Faith Leaders Pray for Central American Children on Both Sides of Border Fence

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 8/29/14)—On Friday, August 29th, American Baptists along with faith leaders from the Episcopal, United Methodist, United ...
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Mitchell Draws Lessons from Slavery and the Holocaust

Mitchell Draws Lessons from Slavery and the Holocaust

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 8/28/14)—“Dignity and Defacement: Lessons from Slavery and the Holocaust” is the theme of Dr. Beverly Mitchell’s ...
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Ministers Council Senate Pours New Wine into New Wineskins

Ministers Council Senate Pours New Wine into New Wineskins

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 8/25/14)—The 2014 session of the Ministers Council Senate, the representative body of the Ministers Council of ...
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$20,000 of “One Great Hour of Sharing” Gifts Fighting Ebola Outbreak

$20,000 of “One Great Hour of Sharing” Gifts Fighting Ebola Outbreak

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 8/15/14)—"Only recently has the current Ebola crisis gained significant media attention in the U.S. But for ...
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New Judson Press Book Guides Churches on Inclusivity to Deaf Persons

New Judson Press Book Guides Churches on Inclusivity to Deaf Persons

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 8/15/14)—Does your ministry include the people of God who are Deaf? More than 28 million Americans ...
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Historic Events Launch International Ministries Boldly into its Third Century of Mission

Historic Events Launch International Ministries Boldly into its Third Century of Mission

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 8/8/14)—In two historic weeks, Christian leaders from around the world, along with all global servants and ...
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ABHMS Urges American Baptists to Tune in to Refugee Webinar

ABHMS Urges American Baptists to Tune in to Refugee Webinar

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 8/8/14)—Those wishing to aid Central American refugee children who are crossing the U.S. Southern border are ...
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$10,000 in OGHS Emergency Relief Funds Sent to China to Aid Victims of Sunday’s Earthquake

$10,000 in OGHS Emergency Relief Funds Sent to China to Aid Victims of Sunday’s Earthquake

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 8/6/14)—A powerful earthquake magnitude 6.1 hit southwest China on August 3rd. Hundreds of people have been ...
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Development Worker Endorsed to Serve in Lebanon to Work with Refugees from Syria

Development Worker Endorsed to Serve in Lebanon to Work with Refugees from Syria

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 8/5/14)—Melanie Baggao, from Placentia, California, has been endorsed for service as a development worker by American ...
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Tijuana Prayer Vigil Invitation Extended

Tijuana Prayer Vigil Invitation Extended

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 8/5/14)—American Baptist International Ministries missionaries Ray and Adalia Schellinger Gutierrez, along with ABCUSA General Secretary A ...
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Judson Press Book Reveals Key Elements to Transformative Learning and Faith Formation

Judson Press Book Reveals Key Elements to Transformative Learning and Faith Formation

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 8/1/14)—How can the Church become more effective at making disciples? Historically, churches have employed educational programs ...
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U.S. Christian Leaders Begin Yearlong Study of Judaism in Israel

U.S. Christian Leaders Begin Yearlong Study of Judaism in Israel

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 7/24/14)—Eighteen American Christian leaders from across the United States, representing diverse religious institutions, have begun studying ...
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The Rev. Doris Blacker, Former ABHMS Missionary, Dies

The Rev. Doris Blacker, Former ABHMS Missionary, Dies

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 7/18/14)—The Rev. Doris Joe (Caudle) Blacker, 79, a missionary for American Baptist Home Mission Societies when ...
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Medley Expresses Grief Over World Conflict, Requests Prayer from American Baptists

Medley Expresses Grief Over World Conflict, Requests Prayer from American Baptists

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 7/18/14)—In extended comments, Dr. A. Roy Medley, general secretary of American Baptist Churches USA, has expressed ...
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ABHMS Applauds CDC’s ‘Tips from Former Smokers’ Campaign, Urges Smokers to Quit

ABHMS Applauds CDC’s ‘Tips from Former Smokers’ Campaign, Urges Smokers to Quit

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 7/16/14)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) joins with other members of Faiths United Against Tobacco in ...
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IM Launches Three History-Making Events to Look to the Future, Celebrate 200 Years of Global Mission

IM Launches Three History-Making Events to Look to the Future, Celebrate 200 Years of Global Mission

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 7/16/14)—American Baptist International Ministries (IM) is celebrating 200 years of mission service by boldly moving into ...
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ABHMS Participates in Meeting of Psychiatry, Faith Leaders to Launch Collaboration

ABHMS Participates in Meeting of Psychiatry, Faith Leaders to Launch Collaboration

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 7/14/14)—As a member of the Interfaith Disability Advocacy Coalition (IDAC), American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) ...
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The Ministers Council Awarded Catalyst Grant from the Pastoral Excellence Network

The Ministers Council Awarded Catalyst Grant from the Pastoral Excellence Network

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 7/9/14)—The Ministers Council has been awarded a Catalyst Grant from the Pastoral Excellence Network for its ...
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American Baptist Churches Announces Opening of General Secretary Nomination and Application Process

American Baptist Churches Announces Opening of General Secretary Nomination and Application Process

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 7/2/14)—American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA) announces the opening of the nomination and application process for the ...
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Judson Press Announces Upcoming Titles for Summer/Fall 2014

Judson Press Announces Upcoming Titles for Summer/Fall 2014

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 7/2/14)—Judson Press announces 6 new books to be released this summer and fall.  The first is ...
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Eleazar Ziherambere to Serve as Area Director to Africa

Eleazar Ziherambere to Serve as Area Director to Africa

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 6/27/14)—American Baptist International Ministries (IM) is pleased to announce the return of Rev. Dr. Eleazar Ziherambere ...
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Young Adult IGNITE Team Heads to Bolivia

Young Adult IGNITE Team Heads to Bolivia

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 6/25/14)—Bolivia. Just the name invokes visions of wild beauty in the Andes, ancient civilization and rich culture ...
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Current IM Missionary to Succeed Murray as Area Director for Southeast Asia and Japan

Current IM Missionary to Succeed Murray as Area Director for Southeast Asia and Japan

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 6/18/14)—American Baptist International Ministries (IM)  is pleased to announce that Leslie Turley has accepted the invitation ...
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Endorsed Missionary Redirected Toward Ministry in Thailand

Endorsed Missionary Redirected Toward Ministry in Thailand

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 6/17/14)—Jennifer “Jeni” Pedzinski from Niles, Michigan has been endorsed for service as a missionary by American ...
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ABHMS Announces Major Rainbow Acres Gift at Board of Directors Meeting

ABHMS Announces Major Rainbow Acres Gift at Board of Directors Meeting

BLUE BELL, PA (ABNS 6/17/14)—During the American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) board of directors meeting Wednesday through Friday, Executive ...
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ABCUSA Board of General Ministries Meets in Green Lake, Wisconsin

ABCUSA Board of General Ministries Meets in Green Lake, Wisconsin

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 6/17/14)—The Board of General Ministries of American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA) met June 12-14, 2014, at ...
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ABCUSA Board of General Ministries Approves Two Actions Regarding Burma

ABCUSA Board of General Ministries Approves Two Actions Regarding Burma

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 6/14/14)—The American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA) Board of General Ministries voted to approve two critical actions ...
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ABHMS Lifts Up Commitment to Microfinance, Socially Responsible Investing

ABHMS Lifts Up Commitment to Microfinance, Socially Responsible Investing

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 6/13/14)—As part of its commitment to  socially responsible investing, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) will ...
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American Baptists Included in Database of 20th Century Christian Education Leaders

American Baptists Included in Database of 20th Century Christian Education Leaders

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 6/10/14)—Four American Baptists have been included in the “Christian Educators of the 20th Century Project,” an ...
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ABHMS Calls for 2014 Palmer Grant Letters of Intent

ABHMS Calls for 2014 Palmer Grant Letters of Intent

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 6/10/14)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) is calling for Letters of Intent (LOI) from those interested ...
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Archivist Highlights Japanese Internment Resources at ABHS

Archivist Highlights Japanese Internment Resources at ABHS

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 6/5/14)—American Baptist Historical Society (ABHS) Archivist Jan Ballard is speaking on June 5th about Japanese American ...
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ABHMS, Volunteers ‘Bring Good News to Gifford’ During Blitz Build

ABHMS, Volunteers ‘Bring Good News to Gifford’ During Blitz Build

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 6/3/14)—Seventy-seven volunteers from Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Massachusetts, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and ...
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Illinois Couple Endorsed as IM Missionaries to Serve in France

Illinois Couple Endorsed as IM Missionaries to Serve in France

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 5/23/14)—Rev. Holale C. Azondjagni and his wife, Awenam Anifrani, of Evanston, Illinois, have been endorsed by ...
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Virtual Mission Encounter on Homelessness Inspires Action

Virtual Mission Encounter on Homelessness Inspires Action

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 5/23/14)—American Baptist Women’s Ministries hosted an online opportunity May 5-9, 2014, for women to learn about ...
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ABWIM Advisory Board Meets, Plans for Future

ABWIM Advisory Board Meets, Plans for Future

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 5/22/14)—The American Baptist Women in Ministry Advisory Team met for its annual meeting in Denver Colorado, May ...
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Palmer Commencement Address

Palmer Commencement Address

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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National Council of Churches Agenda Reset at Christian Unity Gathering in Washington

National Council of Churches Agenda Reset at Christian Unity Gathering in Washington

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 5/20/14)—In their first national meeting in more than three years, National Council of Churches’ member communions ...
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New Associate Missionary Prepared for Service in Japan

New Associate Missionary Prepared for Service in Japan

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 5/20/14)—Dr. Shigemi Tomita of Yokohama, Japan, has been appointed by American Baptist International Ministries (IM) to ...
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American Baptists Condemn Sentencing of Sudanese Woman

American Baptists Condemn Sentencing of Sudanese Woman

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 5/16/14)—On Thursday, a Sudanese woman of Christian faith was sentenced to death after she refused to ...
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IM Announces Opportunities to Participate in Responding to the Call Process

IM Announces Opportunities to Participate in Responding to the Call Process

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 5/13/14)—Churches, individuals and partners are being invited by International Ministries (IM) to help discern the direction ...
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ABWM Hosts Leaders from Burma Diaspora Women’s Ministries

ABWM Hosts Leaders from Burma Diaspora Women’s Ministries

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 5/13/14)—On Thursday, May 1, 2014, American Baptist Women’s Ministries hosted a dinner gathering for women leaders ...
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