American Baptist Churches of Pennsylvania and Delaware

Love Gift is 85


Love Gift, an initiative of women across American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA) to help support the full range of American Baptist Mission, turns 85 this year. Love Gift is a gift to United Mission and supports American Baptist Mission and Ministry. American Baptist Women’s Ministries receives United Mission dollars equivalent to 15 percent of Love Gift.

“It is astonishing how 85 years of faithful support from American Baptist women putting coins and dollars into Love Gift boxes has surpassed $57 million in extra support for ABC mission,” says Virginia Holmstrom, executive director of American Baptist Women’s Ministries. “These are women who support United Mission through their church offerings and, because of their thankfulness to God, they give an extra gift of love through their Love Gift offering. The Love Gift initiative begun in 1932 outlived the Great Depression and continues today to bless the breadth of American Baptist ministry and mission happening in regions, the U.S. and around the world.” 

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