American Baptist Churches of Pennsylvania and Delaware

Coming Up at ABCOPAD!
  • Wednesday, January 30 Haiti Mission Team 1

    First Baptist Church of Waynesburg will lead a mission team to Grande Goave January 30 - February 6, 2019. This project will rely heavily on Haitian leadership, instead of being a top/down model of...

  • Friday, February 15 Mission Trip to Brazil

    February 15-24 Hosted by FBC, York Details HERE

  • Saturday, February 23 Destination DR

    Mission Trip: Dominican Republic Date: February 23 - March 3, 2019 Cost: $1100 Host Church: Christ's American Baptist Church, Spring Grove, PA

  • Wednesday, March 06 Ash Wednesday

    Joel 2:12-13 New Living Translation (NLT) A Call to Repentance 12 That is why the Lord says, “Turn to me now, while there is time. Give me your hearts. Come with fasting, weeping, and mourning....

  • Tuesday, March 12 Mission Trip Puerto Rico 2

    March 12 - 19, 2019 Trip to Puerto Rico Led by Paula Sommerfeldt ABCOPAD American Baptist Women's Ministries Details HERE

  • Friday, January 18 Younger Award Nominations

    The American Baptist Historical Society is accepting nominations for the George D. Younger Award for Excellence in Local or Regional American Baptist History. The deadline is May 1, 2019. If your...

  • Friday, January 18 Mowbray Ecumenical Award Nomination

    American Baptist Churches USA seeks nominations for the Luke Mowbray Ecumenical Award, which recognizes an individual for outstanding ecumenical work at the local, state, national or international...

  • Friday, January 18 ABHS Torbet Prize

    The American Baptist Historical Society (ABHS) announces a Call for Papers for the Torbet Prize. This $500 award is given yearly for the best essay in any area of Baptist History. Each year ABHS...

  • Wednesday, January 02 Rev. Dr. Jeffrey Johnson Health Update

    Dear ABCOPAD Family, Last night the members of the ABCOPAD Board met in a GoToMeeting call to formulate the 2019 Budget as well as to address a number of other matters of business. One of those items...

  • Friday, December 21 Restock the [Library] Shelves

    The lights are back on at the Evangelical Seminary of Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria. But the library and its book collection are not yet fully functional for those preparing for ministry....

  • Wednesday, December 19 The Journey Continues

    Kudos to Daniel Nicewonger, pastor at First Baptist Church of Kennett Square, upon his recently published book The Journey Continues. Cancer has a way of upending every area of one’s life, as...

  • Monday, December 17 2019 Biennial Mission Summit Speakers Announced

    Plan now to attend the American Baptist Churches USA 2019 Biennial Mission Summit event, June 21-23 at the Virginia Beach Convention Center in Virginia Beach, Virginia! The theme is “Summit by...

  • Thursday, October 11 Educational Discovery Tour Thailand

    JULY 4-18, 2019 This tour includes a specific focus on education by visiting schools, actively participating in ministry as well as understanding Thailand’s culture and history Bangkok, Chiang...

  • Monday, October 08 Nominations for Shine the Light Award

    Nominations are being accepted now for the 2019 Shine the Light Award . The Shine the Light Award, established by American Baptist Women’s Ministries, ABCUSA, serves to recognize a woman or a...

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  • Saturday, January 19 2019 Celebrations

    Congratulations! Several regional churches will be celebrating significant anniversaries in 2019. Each are to be commended for faithful ministry and witness for a century (or more!).

  • Friday, December 14 FBC Reading Anniversary

    First Baptist Church, Reading, recently celebrated its 190th Anniversary. Rev David Turley serves as the interim. Rev Dr David Skinner brought an encouraging message to the urban congregation. He...

  • Friday, December 14 Welsh Christmas Cookies

    Mark Mahserjian-Smith writes: Following morning worship at United Baptist Church, Scranton, the church family gathered together for coffee, cookies and fellowship. As Susan and I traveled to the...

  • Friday, December 14 Who's Who

    Just a quick look at some of our great ABCOPAD pastors ---- Patrick Parson (FBC, Blossburg), his wife Bianca, and their 6-month-old daughter Selah. David Brown (Royersford Baptist) Sue Wilson-Radel...

  • Friday, November 23 Serving In Puerto Rico

    Sally Perry, a member of our ABCOPAD Disaster Relief Team currently serving in Puerto Rico sent a couple of pictures of the church the team is working on in San Juan. The team will be celebrating...

  • Friday, November 23 A Glimpse of Life at FBC Brookville

    Recently, Mark Mahserjian-Smith attended morning worship at FBC Brookville, hoping to catch up with their new pastor... but he was away. Worship leader Bob. Radaker led the service and guest Preacher...

  • Friday, November 23 Teaching at Waynesburg University

    Jeff Johnson writes ... Recently I had the privilege of teaching alongside Pastor Cristy Wise at Wayesburg University where she is a professor in both the religion and communications departments. I...

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