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  • 3/15/2019 - Clergy Housing Allowance
    Appellate Court Rules to Uphold the Housing Allowance A note from Louis P. Barbarin, Chief Executive Officer, MMBB I am extremely pleased to announce that we received news this afternoon that the...
  • 3/14/2019 - ABCUSA General Secretary Announces Retirement
    American Baptist Churches USA General Secretary Rev. Dr. Lee B. Spitzer published a special pastoral letter today. Read the full letter below. Please Note: A version of this letter was presented in...
  • 2/20/2019 - Christian Sympathy Robert F Cunningham
    The Rev. Robert F. Cunningham, age 98, of Franklin Park Boro, passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 16, 2019, at his home and in the company of his family. The Rev. Cunningham was born in...
  • 2/11/2019 - Women’s History Month Devotional
    In time for Women’s History Month in March, Judson Press releases “ Devotions from HERstory : 31 Days with Women of Faith,” perfect for women’s group study or individuals...
  • 2/7/2019 - Devoted To Generosity
    American Baptist Churches USA Office of the General Secretary is pleased to offer the 2019 Year-Round Stewardship Resource theme Devoted to Generosity , published by the Ecumenical Stewardship...
  • 2/7/2019 - ABCUSA OGS Purchases Building
    The American Baptist Churches USA Office of the General Secretary purchased a new office building located at 1015 West Ninth Avenue, King of Prussia, PA 19406. The new location is close to the...
  • 2/5/2019 - Mission Trip Destination: Dominican Republic
    We're planning our next missions work trip to the Dominican Republic. Come and bring a friend to our information meeting at First Baptist Church, Wellsboro. March 9, 1:00-3:00 P.M. Former team...
  • 1/29/2019 - ABCUSA General Secretary’s Return to Office
    ABCUSA Board of General Ministries President Josué Gómez-Menéndez sent a letter on behalf of the Board of General Ministries Executive Committee on January 29, giving an update on...
  • 1/24/2019 - America For Christ 2019
    We live in a time when polarization and alienation are common. Diverse persons in our society often feel shunned, and differing voices are at times muted. American Baptist Home Mission...
  • 1/24/2019 - ABCUSA Biennial Academy
    On Saturday, June 22, 2019 , an ABCUSA Biennial Academy will be held during the American Baptist Churches Biennial Mission Summit. The ABCUSA Biennial Academy will offer continuing education and...
  • 1/18/2019 - 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...
  • 1/18/2019 - 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...
  • 1/18/2019 - 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...
  • 1/2/2019 - 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...
  • 12/21/2018 - 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....
  • 12/19/2018 - 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...
  • 12/17/2018 - 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...
  • 12/11/2018 - ABCUSA Call for Reflection, Prayer, and Reconciliation
    At its recent meeting, November 9-11, 2018, in King of Prussia, Pa., the Board of General Ministries of American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA) voted to endorse the National Call for Reflection,...
  • 11/23/2018 - Giving Tuesday 2018
    Giving Tuesday --- November 27 When you make a contribution to ABCOPAD - Partners in Ministry on "Giving Tuesday," your donation is DOUBLED through a matching funds campaign by PayPal! Whether you...
  • 11/18/2018 - CA Wildfires Statement
    At this time of year We give thanks for air to breathe, Food to eat, And shelter over our heads. We pray for those who have lost loved ones, are missing loved ones, and for those who have lost or are...
  • 11/17/2018 - MinistrElife Online Platform
    American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) introduced its new online platform [ ministrElife ] specially developed for American Baptist ministry professionals and lay leaders. Space for Grace...
  • 11/13/2018 - Livestream from Space for Grace 2018
    Keep up with Space for Grace 2018’s Spirit-filled “Thy Will Be Done”-themed worship; world-class lectures; faith-inspired art and performances; cutting-edge, locally applicable...
  • 11/10/2018 - Christian Sympathy Rev George Herrick
    Rev. George T. Herrick, 86, of Waverly, New York, went home to be with his Lord on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018 at the Robert Packer Hospital following a brief illness. He was born on July 22, 1932 in...
  • 11/5/2018 - ABC Reads 2019-2020
    American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) and its publishing ministry, Judson Press, announce that “ The Revolutionary Power of the Lord’s Prayer ” by Dr. Alice Burnette...
  • 11/4/2018 - Teacher Training With Jesus
    A great Christmas gift idea for Christian educators, Sunday School teachers, Bible study leaders, and even public school teachers. Veteran teacher and author Susan O’Carroll Drake combines...
  • 11/1/2018 - ABCOPAD Author Michael Friday
    Kudos to Michael P Friday ( Union Baptist Church in Swissvale, Pittsburgh), who has recently published a book And Lead Us Not Into Dysfunction: T he Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of Church...
  • 10/29/2018 - Acting General Secretary Reflects on Recent Violence
    Rev. Dr. C. Jeff Woods, Acting General Secretary of American Baptist Churches USA, shared the words below following recent violent and hate-filled crimes: Unfortunately, our week has been filled with...
  • 10/26/2018 - ABCOPAD Communications
  • 10/22/2018 - Matthew 25 Grant to BCWC
    For more than 40 years The Baptist Church of West Chester, Penna., has provided a Saturday morning breakfast each week for the community’s homeless in its college town located near...
  • 10/16/2018 - BLC Live Streaming
    Biennial Leadership Conference October 18-20, 2018 Blair County Convention Center LIVE STREAMING Live Streaming Opportunities on Facebook Though it is just a couple days away, you can still plan now...
  • 10/11/2018 - ABWM and Domestic Violence
    American Baptist Women’s Ministries announces the 2018-2019 Mission Focus, Domestic Violence. This critical topic has impact upon women, men, and children across all demographics, in all...
  • 10/11/2018 - 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...
  • 10/8/2018 - 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...
  • 10/8/2018 - The Making of a Preacher
    Are preachers born or made? According to preacher, author, and educator Dr. Marvin A. McMickle, “No one is born with the mindset, disciplines, or skills necessary to be an effective preacher of...
  • 10/8/2018 - ACTS Highlighted in National News of ABCUSA
    Feeling Called by God to Church Service? The Academy of Christian Service and Training ( ACTS ) was recently highlighted in a news feature of the American Baptist Churches, USA. Kudos to Pastor Ruth...
  • 10/2/2018 - Missionary Commissioning Announcement
    COMMISSIONING SERVICE The Smiths SERVING WITH INTERNATIONAL MINISTRIES SATURDAY, NOV. 3RD, 2018 1:30PM CAMBRIDGE SPRINGS FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 339 SOUTH MAIN STREET CAMBRIDGE SPRINGS, PA RSVP BY 10/15...
  • 9/29/2018 - Bells of Peace
    You are invited to participate in the Bells of Peace, a national remembrance of those who served in the First World War. The remembrance will be held on the 100th Anniversary of the signing of the...
  • 9/27/2018 - AutumnQuest Pre-Retirement Seminar
    Preparing for a Fulfilling and Enjoyable Retirement Workshop for ABC Ministerial Leaders and Spouses First Baptist Church, Milton, PA November 26-27, 2018 Retirement is a significant transition,...
  • 9/26/2018 - ABCUSA Office of the General Secretary Plans Move
    The American Baptist Churches USA Office of the General Secretary will purchase a new office building close to the current location of the American Baptist Churches Mission Center at 588 N. Gulph...
  • 9/20/2018 - C Jeff Woods to Serve as Acting General Secretary ABCUSA
    In the time of Dr. Spitzer’s absence and recovery from surgery , the Rev. Dr. C. Jeff Woods will serve as Acting General Secretary of American Baptist Churches USA. In a letter to staff on...
  • 9/20/2018 - ABHMS Announces New ‘Rebuilding, Restoring, Renewing Puerto Rico’ Goal
    One year since Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico and as American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) ongoing “ Rebuilding, Restoring, Renewing Puerto Rico ”...
  • 9/20/2018 - OGHS Funds Released in Response to Hurricane Florence
    In response to Hurricane Florence, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) has begun to release One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS) Emergency Disaster-response funds, on behalf of American...
  • 9/20/2018 - Hurricane Florence Relief
    All of us have been watching the devastation of Hurricane Florence in the Carolinas. The loss of life and complete destruction of communities is heart wrenching. Already, churches in ABCOPAD have...
  • 9/17/2018 - ABCOPAD Regional Ministry Associates
    As a regional family we have been focusing on Tod Bolsinger’s book, Canoeing the Mountains and the challenge of what it means for us as ministries to go ‘off map’ and engage our...
  • 9/13/2018 - BLC Prayer Time
    With the Biennial Leadership Confere nce less than a month away now, would you join us in praying for a new movement of the Holy Spirit, for a revival sweeping through the congregations and...
  • 9/2/2018 - Canoeing The Mountains Facebook
    ANNOUNCING: A new ABCOPAD Facebook Page: ABCOPAD: CANOEING THE MOUNTAINS Following the online course " Life Lessons From The Lewis and Clark Expedition," a new ABCOPAD Facebook page has been...
  • 8/21/2018 - Application to Perform Available for 2019 Biennial Mission Summit
    In the worship celebrations at the Biennial Mission Summit, June 21-23, 2019 in Virginia Beach, Virginia, we will be seeking to achieve a balance of performance styles and cultures. We invite any...
  • 8/21/2018 - World Mission Offering 2018
    Every September and October, congregations come together for a time of awareness, advocacy and action for global mission. Churches across the country celebrate and support the ministries that God is...
  • 8/17/2018 - Disaster Relief in Bradford Baptist Association on August 18th
    A disaster relief work day is planned for Saturday, August 18th starting at 8:00 am in Bentley Creek and New Albany. Message from Pastor Tim Robson: Flood Clean up! Please forward this to your...
  • 8/6/2018 - Space for Grace 2018
    Building on the highly successful Los Angeles Space for Grace national gathering in 2015, American Baptist Home Mission Societies will sponsor Space for Grace 2018: “Thy Will Be Done,”...
  • 7/3/2018 - IM Responds to Volcanic Eruption in Guatemala and Political Unrest in Nicaragua
    International Ministries (IM) has received an emergency relief grant of $8,500 from One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS) to respond to the critical needs in Latin America following the deadly volcanic...
  • 7/3/2018 - Local Churches and Global Moral Issues Continuing Education Experience Announced
    How can our churches understand and faithfully respond to the big moral issues of our times? Can we truly have an effective witness on issues such as racism, genocide, immigration, anti-Semitism and...
  • 6/10/2018 - Oberammergau Passion Play Tour 2020
    The Oberammergau Passion Play 2020 and The Best of Italy 12 days in Germany, Austria, and Italy June 22 - July 3, 2020 Enjoy 12 days in Germany, Austria, and Italy. You'll explore Innsbruck, see the...
  • 5/31/2018 - Camp Judson 2018 Young Adult Retreat
    JOIN US AT Camp Judson 398 Holliday Road North Springfield, PA 16430 AUGUST (16) 17-19 REGISTER by JUNE 1 TO RECEIVE $10 OFF! Register Today HERE Don't miss out on our Young Adult Retreat this...
  • 5/16/2018 - Reconciliation and Reparation
    The United States is one of the richest countries in the world, but it is plagued by economic inequality—which too often affects people of African descent. In Reconciliation & Reparation:...
  • 5/9/2018 - Stewardship Resources Available
    Select stewardship resources produced by the Ecumenical Stewardship Center are available free of charge while supplies last. Quantities of some items may be limited. Materials available include:...
  • 4/25/2018 - Get Your Church Ready To Grow
    Declining church membership across the nation has made church growth a hot topic of discussion at annual meetings and leadership conferences. But, how prepared is your church to grow? Nationally...
  • 4/16/2018 - Summit by the Sea
    The American Baptist Churches USA 2019 Biennial Mission Summit will be held June 21-23, 2019 , at the Virginia Beach Convention Center in Virginia Beach, Va. Join us for a “Summit by the...
  • 4/13/2018 - Rebuilding, Restoring, Renewing: Puerto Rico #1
    May 26 – June 2, 2018 ABCOPAD & ABCNJ Join American Baptist Home Mission Societies and Iglesias Bautistas de Puerto Rico for ongoing volunteer service work as we seek to rebuild, restore...
  • 3/20/2018 - Summer Camp 2018
    Spring has sprung! It's time to start thinking about summer camp opportunities! There are many opportunities for people of all ages in our regional family to enjoy camping and retreat experiences. As...
  • 3/14/2018 - IM Expands Vacation Bible School Projects
    A note from Sharon Koh (Executive Director, IM) -- Vacation Bible School is the perfect time to get your children and families fired up about global mission! I have great memories of sitting in VBS...
  • 3/3/2018 - Exodus From Puerto Rico
    Before Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico on September 20, there already was an unprecedented migration from the Caribbean island to the mainland United States -- at least in part because of the US...
  • 3/1/2018 - AmazonSmile 3X
    We are excited to tell you about a new AmazonSmile promotion that will launch soon. Amazon is tripling the donation amount to 1.5% when customers make their first eligible smile.amazon.com purchase...
  • 2/22/2018 - ABCUSA Puerto Rico Sister Church Initiative
    Iglesias Bautistas de Puerto Rico Executive Minister Rev. Edgardo M. Caraballo Marín and American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA) General Secretary Rev. Dr. Lee B. Spitzer are pleased to invite...
  • 2/15/2018 - Hurricane Harvey Relief Effort
    Houston, Texas May 13-19, 2018 Team Leaders: Rev. Mark Brady, Pastor FBC, Kitttanning p Rev. Tim Schwartz Disaster Relief Coordinator, Houston/Galveston More than likely, our teams will be working on...
  • 2/13/2018 - ABHMS Puerto Rico Fundraising Goal Surpassed
    Thanks to the generous contributions of congregations, organizations and individuals both in and outside of the American Baptist family, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) is elated to...
  • 2/12/2018 - ABCUSA General Sect Lee Spitzer at Puerto Rico
    In recent months, Rev. Dr. Lee Spitzer, General Secretary of the American Baptist Churches USA, had opportunity to visit with congregants in Puerto Rico. Below are two video recordings of...
  • 2/12/2018 - Rebuilding, Restoring, Renewing Puerto Rico
    Continuing Dates through 2018 Puerto Rico Join ABHMS and the Iglesias Bautistas de Puerto Rico region in hands-on work to restore Seminario Evangélico de Puerto, churches, schools, missions and...
  • 2/12/2018 - La Paz Mexico Mission Trips 2018
    TRIP #1 June 23-30 TRIP #2 June 29 - July 6 Interested in going? Contact Eric Kraihanzel 610-464-5714 or revejk@gmail.com
  • 2/9/2018 - Green Lake Conference Center 2018
    Green Lake Conference Center is the historic place and space of ReCreation for Christian groups to discover God's better version of themselves and their world and for nonprofit, educational and...
  • 1/30/2018 - ABCUSA Leaders Visit Puerto Rico
    A delegation of American Baptists and partners led by American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA) and American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) traveled to Puerto Rico January 26-29, 2018, to meet...
  • 1/24/2018 - Lenten Journal 2018
    It's been an annual gift from Dr. Richard Rusbuldt. Our former Executive Minister has once again provided the ABCOPAD family with an outstanding devotional booklet for the Lenten season. Thanks,...
  • 1/12/2018 - ABHMS 2018 Volunteer Mission Opportunities
    Volunteer to help rebuild, restore, renew and bring God’s healing love to families and communities across the United States mainland and Puerto Rico Rebuilding, Restoring, Renewing . . . Puerto...
  • 1/5/2018 - Puerto Rico Disaster Relief Update
    More Pictures from FBC Norristown https://photos.app.goo.gl/zK0xo0agnAh0RKyz1 More Pictures from FBC Bethlehem https://photos.app.goo.gl/eVdOnu0UplAGCcCH2 More Pictures from Parkesburg Baptist Church...
  • 1/1/2018 - 2018-2019 Directory Calendar
    The 2018-2019 ABC Directory/Planning Calendar is now available. Churches and individuals may print this calendar as a reference tool for use in weekly planning throughout the calendar year. Available...
  • 12/13/2017 - Puerto Rico Receives Additional Funds
    American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) continued its commitment to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico on Monday by transferring One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS) Emergency Disaster-relief funds,...