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  • 10/20/2017 - ABHMS Continues to Support Restoration of Puerto Rico
    As three American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) staff members return to Puerto Rico this week, the organization affirms its commitment to its “ Rebuilding, Restoring, Renewing Puerto...
  • 10/13/2017 - OGHS Funds Released in Response to California Fires
    In response to wildfires that have been raging throughout Northern California since Oct. 8, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS), on behalf of American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA), has...
  • 10/12/2017 - ABCOPAD Hurricane Update
    Message from Pastor Frank Frischkorn & Mark Mahserjian-Smith From September 28 – October 4, I had a chance to travel to Texas and Louisiana working on ABCOPAD’s response to the recent...
  • 10/10/2017 - ABHMS Discipleship Matters Bulletin Inserts
    In response to requests for bulletin inserts aligned with American Baptist values, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) will debut in January 2018 its new “Discipleship...
  • 10/6/2017 - African Children’s Choir
    The African Children’s Choir is coming to Johnsonburg! Wednesday, October 25 @ 7:00 pm The internationally acclaimed African Children’s Choir performing at Johnsonburg Fire Department...
  • 10/2/2017 - Rebuilding, Restoring, Renewing Puerto Rico
    In response to the devastating one-two punch leveled at Puerto Rico first by Hurricane Irma and most recently by Hurricane Maria, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS), in partnership with...
  • 10/1/2017 - 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...
  • 9/26/2017 - ABHMS Coordinates Support with Puerto Rico
    The American Baptist Home Mission Societies is coordinating a comprehensive American Baptist response to the devastating hurricanes in Puerto Rico. Rebuilding, Restoring and Renewing Puerto Rico will...
  • 9/26/2017 - ABC Puerto Rico Update
    A notice from Rev. Dr. Lee B. Spitzer General Secretary American Baptist Churches USA Good morning, friends, from Post Falls, Idaho, where I am with the pastoral leaders of ABC of the Northwest for a...
  • 9/25/2017 - ABHMS Disaster Response Travelogue
    American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) takes American Baptists on the road with ABHMS Disaster-relief Ministries as it assesses the damage and connects with survivors and others on the...
  • 9/25/2017 - ABCOPAD Grant Funds Available
    Fall/Winter Grant Cycle One of the most exciting and special ministries that ABCOPAD oversees for our partnering churches and related entities is the management of two funds that provide grants for...
  • 9/23/2017 - In Between Hurricanes
    The American Baptist Churches of Puerto Rico hosted the Executive Committee of the ABCUSA Board of General Ministries on September 14-16, 2017 – in between hurricanes! The gracious hospitality...
  • 9/23/2017 - ABHMS Pledges to Rebuild, Restore, Renew Puerto Rico
    In response to the devastating one-two punch leveled at Puerto Rico first by Hurricane Irma and most recently by Hurricane Maria, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS), in partnership with...
  • 9/20/2017 - FBC Clendenin Thanks ABCOPAD
    We often hear the phrase that we, as the Church, are “the hands and feet of Christ”, but there is nothing more blessed to our Heavenly Father than to see that lived out in the lives of...
  • 9/13/2017 - ABCOPAD Hurricane Relief Fund
    If you would like to help support our Hurricane Disaster Relief teams, you can donate to the ABCOPAD Hurricane Disaster Relief Fund . Donations can be made online HERE . Please note: This is...
  • 9/13/2017 - ABWM 2018 Shine the Light Award
    Nominations are being accepted now for the 2018 Shine the Light Award. The Shine the Light Award, established by American Baptist Women’s Ministries, ABCUSA, serves to recognize a woman or a...
  • 9/13/2017 - Live Generously
    Live Generously , based on 2 Corinthians 8:9, is the theme for just-released stewardship resources published by the Ecumenical Stewardship Center. Together, they provide a creative, comprehensive,...
  • 9/13/2017 - New Baptist Covenant Summit
    In light of recent racially charged events, such as the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) proudly supports New Baptist Covenant’s...
  • 9/12/2017 - Christian Sympathy Paul LeVan
    Rev. Paul R. LeVan, age 86, of Erie, formerly of North East, died on Saturday September 9, 2017, at UMPC Hamot. He was born on March 6, 1931, in Muncy, PA, to the late Nelson and Helen (Wertman)...
  • 9/5/2017 - BAPTISTS, JEWS, AND THE HOLOCAUST
    How did Baptists respond to the rise of the Nazis in Germany and their persecution of the Jewish people throughout Europe? General Secretary of American Baptist Churches USA, Dr. Lee B. Spitzer,...
  • 8/31/2017 - OGHS Hurricane Harvey Relief
    In response to Hurricane Harvey’s devastation along the Gulf Coast in Texas and Louisiana, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) has released $10,000 in One Great Hour of Sharing...
  • 8/28/2017 - Hurricane Harvey
    Dear ABCOPAD regional family, Our mind and hearts over the weekend and this Monday are filled with prayers for our brothers and sisters in Christ in Texas and the Gulf Coast who are dealing with the...
  • 8/24/2017 - Peacemaking Conference
    “Searching for Peace in a Chaotic World” A special one-day conference to help us explore what it looks like for us to live and move as peacemakers in our world today. Saturday, October 7...
  • 8/22/2017 - Dick and Carol Visser
    MMBB has published their 2016 annual report. One of the clergy couples showcased in this year's publication is our very own Rev. Dr. Richard "Dick" and Rev. Carol Visser. Earlier this year, these...
  • 8/22/2017 - The Revolutionary Power of the Lords Prayer
    Many Christians know the popular Scripture known as the Lord’s Prayer. But do we realize the true power of this deceptively simple yet significant model for prayer? In The Revolutionary Power...
  • 8/15/2017 - General Secretary’s Update
    He came and preached peace to you who were far away and peace to those who were near. (Ephesians 2:17) Dear ABCUSA Friends, As I write to you today, two concerns weigh heavy on my heart, as I imagine...
  • 8/14/2017 - ABHMS Decries Charlottesville Violence
    American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) denounces and condemns—in the strongest manner possible—the violent and deadly demonstration led by a host of white supremacist...
  • 8/14/2017 - WMO 2017
    Every year during September and October, International Ministries sends churches free resources about global mission. This is the World Mission Offering — a time for congregations to come...
  • 8/14/2017 - Lynn Eib Featured by MMBB
    Perhaps you've seen it --- Lynn Eib was featured in the Summer 2017 edition of Notes & News [MMBB]. The article spotlights her newest book, Peace in the Face of Cancer , and describes her work as...
  • 7/10/2017 - ABHS Torbet Prize Competition
    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 given yearly for the best essay in any area of...
  • 7/7/2017 - Back-To-School Give-Away
    BACK TO SCHOOL – SCHOOL SUPPLY GIVE-AWAY Liberty Baptist Church in Blanchard, PA is hosting a Back to School Event on Sunday, July 30, 2017. Community students, preschool through 12 th grade,...
  • 7/7/2017 - The Art Of Marriage
    LIBERTY BAPTIST CHURCH OF BLANCHARD TO CONDUCT “THE ART OF MARRIAGE” AT KRISLUND RETREAT CENTER SEPTEMBER 22-24, 2017 Pastor Chris and Greta Davis of Liberty Baptist Church in Blanchard,...
  • 6/28/2017 - Mission Summit Facebook Groups
    This summer at the 2017 Biennial Mission Summit, June 30-July 2, at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Ore., the Mission Summit Conversations will showcase seven dedicated rooms for the seven...
  • 6/28/2017 - American Baptists’ Mission Center to Relocate
    Culminating a four-year, collaborative process that considered location issues related to offices of American Baptist Churches’ national partners, American Baptist Home Mission Societies...
  • 6/19/2017 - A Pastoral Letter from ABCUSA General Secretary
    In response to recent outbreaks of violence, read a pastoral letter from General Secretary Rev. Dr. Lee B. Spitzer June 16, 2017 Dear ABCUSA Family, The recent terrorist attacks in England, the...
  • 6/5/2017 - ABWM Search for Executive Director
    The search for a dynamic leader to serve as Executive Director of American Baptist Women’s Ministries (ABWM) is now open. Located in Valley Forge, Pa., the Executive Director of ABWM will be...
  • 5/30/2017 - Christian Sympathy Robert Berger
    It is with deep sadness, but also with great thankfulness for a life well-lived and for his faithfulness to Jesus Christ and His church, that we announce that Reverend Robert (Bob) Berger, pastor and...
  • 5/11/2017 - Hear the Call Weekend Retreat
    The Hear the Call weekend retreat is a high intensity three-day experience hosted by International Ministries (IM) for anyone considering a call to global mission. In the past six years, dozens of...
  • 5/10/2017 - One Great Hour Of Sharing 2017
    It is a common, perhaps daily, experience for many of us, as we live in our technology driven age: a pin drops on a GPS map, marking a current location or indicating a destination, orienting us in...
  • 5/9/2017 - ABCUSA General Secretary Named
    VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 5/9/17) —On Monday, May 8, the Board of General Ministries met at Springhill Suites in Chicago to elect Reverend Dr. Lee B. Spitzer to the position of General Secretary...
  • 5/7/2017 - Ministers Council Membership Offer
    Special Offer: The next four members joining the Ministers Council will receive a copy of Rob Rice's book Drawing Closer Complete Information and Membership Form HERE.
  • 5/4/2017 - Luther Wesley Smith Education Award
    Congratulations to our own Rev. Eric Kraihanzel for winning the prestigious Luther Wesley Smith Education Award for faithful, effective leadership in strengthening Christian education at an American...
  • 5/3/2017 - 2017 Clergy Ethics Course
    Clergy Ethics Friday, May 19th (6 p.m. – 10 p.m.) Saturday, May 20th (8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) Site: West Shore Baptist Church 2025 Market Street, Camp Hill, PA The Commission on Ministerial...
  • 4/24/2017 - 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...
  • 4/24/2017 - Rhythms Of The Spirit
    Join Us! Rhythms of the Spirit August 14-18 Exeter, Rhode Island Do you struggle for balance between prayer and activity? Do you long for more silence and solitude in your life and ministry? More...
  • 4/21/2017 - 50 States of Joy
    The Yale Center for Faith and Culture (YCFC) invites American Baptist Clergy from across the nation to participate in 50 States of Joy – A Preaching Series. The project encourages pastors to...
  • 4/19/2017 - Christian Sympathy Richard Christeleit
    REV. RICHARD P CHRISTELEIT Born June 30, 1929 in Union City NJ, the son of Bertha and Fred Christeleit, and passed away after a lengthy illness at his Greensburg home, Thursday, April 6, 2017. A...
  • 4/18/2017 - ABHMS Sets New Course For Mission
    In this Resurrection season that celebrates Jesus Christ’s promise of new life, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) announces a new framework for its mission to cultivate leaders,...
  • 4/10/2017 - ABCOPAD OFFICES CLOSED EASTER
    Please Note: ABCOPAD OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED FOR THE EASTER HOLIDAY April 14 - 17 Of course, Regional Pastors are available in emergencies.
  • 3/27/2017 - Peace In The Face Of Cancer
    Kudos to Lynn Eib upon the publication of her newest book, Peace In The Face of Cancer . Her sixth book, published by Tyndale House, weaves the story of her own experience as a long-time cancer...
  • 3/15/2017 - Holy Spirit Renewal Conference 2017
    Holy Spirit Renewal Conference Green Lake Conference Center June 25-29, 2017 Holy Spirit Renewal Ministries is having it’s 41st Annual Conference at the Green Lake Conference Center early this...
  • 3/11/2017 - Baptist Fair Trade Project
    Learn how to support small-scale farmers around the world, while fundraising for your organization via the sale of fair trade chocolate, coffee, and other foods. Started in May of 2011, the Baptist...
  • 3/1/2017 - Faith and Finances Webinar
    American Baptist Women’s Ministries will host “Faith and Finances: A Free Webinar for Young Adult Women” on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 , at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The webinar features...
  • 2/27/2017 - Immigration and Equality
    A timely statement by Rev. Dr. Lee B. Spitzer, Regional Executive Pastor ABCNJ. Immigration and Equality – A Pastoral Response provides thoughtful reflections on the current national...
  • 2/24/2017 - 2017 Green Lake Conference Center
    Making plans for Summer 2017? Green Lake Conference Center is a beautiful Christian conference center with a passion and purpose to serve the local church. Propelled by this passion, conferences are...
  • 2/22/2017 - CM Cares Scholarships
    Church Mutual Insurance Company believes helping our young, vibrant religious leaders today will ensure strong faith-based communities of tomorrow. That's why the CM CARES Foundation is proud to...
  • 2/22/2017 - Springfield Baptist Youth Pastor
    The Springfield Baptist Church Youth Pastor Search Committee called for a Special Business Meeting after worship on Feb. 19th for the purpose of calling Mr. Daniel Vandzura (pronounced Vand –...
  • 2/2/2017 - ABC Reads 2017-2018
    Welcoming Community: Diversity That Works by the Rev. Douglas Avilesbernal has been named the “ABC Reads” book for 2017-2018. Sponsored by American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS),...
  • 2/1/2017 - Black History Month
    Recognizing February as Black History Month and honoring this year’s “The Crisis in Black Education” theme, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) has added a commemorative...
  • 2/1/2017 - ABCUSA Biennial Mission Summit
    Individual registration is now open for the Biennial Mission Summit, June 30-July 2, 2017, to be held in Portland, Oregon at the Oregon Convention Center. The theme of the 2017 Biennial Mission...
  • 1/31/2017 - America For Christ 2017
    Since 1824, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) has been declaring the good news of our Lord in word and deed. Today, ABHMS remains rooted in cultivating leaders and disciples who impact...
  • 1/25/2017 - 2017 ABCOPAD Grant Funds Available
    ABCOPAD has two funds we administer which are the Release God’s Power Fund and the Ministries of Christian Discipleship Fund . The earnings from these funds are to be used to provide grants to...
  • 1/25/2017 - Judson Press Book Awards
    Judson Press garnered four medals in the 2017 Illumination Book Awards. The books are judged with an emphasis on innovation and creative ways of expressing a Christian worldview. The Judson Press...
  • 1/19/2017 - Biennial Mission Summit Learning Opportunities
    The 2017 Biennial Mission Summit will feature Learning Opportunities in the afternoon on both Saturday and Sunday during the event, June 30-July 2, 2017 , in Portland, OR, at the Oregon Convention...
  • 1/3/2017 - Sisters on the Sea Cruise
    American Baptist Women’s Ministries and American Baptist Women in Ministry are planning in partnership a second cruise event to the Bahamas, September 15-18, 2017. The cruise is open to all...
  • 1/3/2017 - Eric Kraihanzel at FBC Lansdale
    For each of us, the launch of 2017 brings with it fresh possibilities for ministry, but for one in our midst, the turn of the year brings a huge transition. Reverend Eric Kraihanzel, our Regional...
  • 12/15/2016 - 2017 Biennial Mission Summit Sponsor
    The Biennial Mission Summit is just over six months away! For the June 30-July 2, 2017 event in Portland, Oregon, we are again inviting churches to register as Sponsors. When a church is registered...
  • 12/7/2016 - In Support of Excellence
    Brother or Sister in Christ, Are you overworked and underpaid? Feeling crushed by the weight of woeful undercompensation and personal debt? Tired of juggling the demands of pastoring and family life...
  • 11/25/2016 - RMMO 2016 Thank You
    The roots of Retired Ministers and Missionaries Offering (RMMO) go back to the mid-1930s, when American Baptist congregations received a Communion Fellowship Offering on the first Sunday of each...
  • 11/17/2016 - ABCOPAD Prayer Ministry
    Starting in December, ABCOPAD will be moving to a social media platform for its prayer ministry. We will create an ABCOPAD Prayer Group on Facebook. We hope many of our prayer warriors will join the...
  • 10/22/2016 - Dr. Jeffrey Johnson Presents ABCOPAD Flood Relief Gift to West Virginia Baptists
    Dr. Jeffrey Johnson spent Friday at the annual convention of the West Virginia Baptists. He attended their historical Society luncheon where Dr James Ash spoke. Now retired from a church in WV, he...
  • 10/20/2016 - ABCUSA Seeks New General Secretary
    The General Secretary Search Committee for American Baptist Churches has met face to face and by conference call to prayerfully discern the way forward in the search for our next General Secretary....
  • 10/9/2016 - $25000 One Great Hour Of Sharing Funds For Hurricane Matthew Disaster Relief
    Initial grants totaling $25,000 in One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS) emergency relief funds are on their way to American Baptist International Ministries (IM) partners in Haiti, Cuba and the Caribbean...
  • 10/7/2016 - Hurricane Matthew Emergency Funds
    Initial grants totaling $25,000 in One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS) emergency relief funds are on their way to American Baptist International Ministries (IM) partners in Haiti, Cuba and the Caribbean...
  • 9/29/2016 - $5000 Matthew 25 Grant to Kenya School
    A $5,000 Matthew 25 Grant from American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA) is feeding 100 high school students at the Furaha Boarding School in an impoverished community in East Africa’s Nairobi,...
  • 9/16/2016 - Hiring Executive Assistant
  • 9/7/2016 - A Video Message from Dr. Susan Gillies ABCUSA Interim General Secretary
    This message was recorded in August 2016 by Susan Gillies, Interim General Secretary for American Baptist Churches USA. Gillies began serving as Interim on January 1, 2016, and will serve in the...
  • 9/7/2016 - Support for Murrow Indian Children’s Home
    American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) urges American Baptist individuals and organizations to join in solidarity with Murrow Indian Children’s Home, Muskogee, Okla., by donating to...
  • 9/7/2016 - Pastoral Care at Robert Packer Hospital
    Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital Sayre, PA A class in Pastoral Care at the Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital (Sayer, PA) October 12, 2016 through November 16, 2016 . Classes will meet each Wednesday at...
  • 9/6/2016 - Imprisoned During Romania’s 1989 Revolution, Luminitza Nichols Shares the Joy of American Baptist Ordination
    by Mark A. Staples Communications Consultant Mission Resource Development 
American Baptist Churches USA (reposted with permission) At the age of 19 in 1989, Luminitza Cristescu was imprisoned...
  • 9/1/2016 - 2016 World Mission Offering
    A story of a great and surprising spiritual awakening taking place now in Baptist Churches in Cuba is the subject of the 2016 World Mission Offering (WMO) from American Baptist International...
  • 9/1/2016 - American Baptists Respond to Louisiana Flooding Indiana Tornadoes
    In response to recent natural disasters in Louisiana and Indiana, American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) Disaster Relief Office has distributed Emergency Disaster-relief grants from...
  • 9/1/2016 - Virtual Mission Encounter
    American Baptist Women’s Ministries announces a virtual mission encounter, October 3-7, 2016 , on “See…the Suffering: Drug Addiction.” Based on the 2016-2017 mission focus of...
  • 9/1/2016 - ABWM and Technology
    American Baptist Women’s Ministries has a long history of producing excellent resources for ministry with women and girls. Magazines such as On the Way with American Baptist Women and Vital...
  • 8/31/2016 - ABCOPAD and AMAZON
    Don't forget... when you go shopping for those back-to-school items... when you shop for the holidays... when you order a gift... you can also support the ABCOPAD Foundation! Did you know? Your...
  • 8/26/2016 - ABHMS and Murrow Indian Children’s Home
    American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) stands in solidarity with Murrow Indian Children’s Home as this century-old ministry exercises its right to refrain from lifting up a religious...
  • 8/17/2016 - Invitation 2017 Biennial Mission Summit
  • 8/17/2016 - Christian Sympathy Isabel Needham
    Isabel Needham of Tel Hai Retirement Community in Honey Brook, went to be with her Lord on August 9, 2016. She was the devoted wife of the late George C. Needham with whom she had shared 56 years of...
  • 8/17/2016 - Christian Sympathy Jason A Barr Jr
    Jason A. Barr, Jr. age 61, of Pittsburgh, PA, the Pastor Emeritus of the Macedonia Baptist Church where he was the Pastor for 24 years, passed suddenly on August 8, 2016. Son of the late Jason A...
  • 8/4/2016 - Mormonism Presentation
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  • 8/2/2016 - ABMen USA Executive Director
    The American Baptist Men USA National Board, during its annual meeting at Moses Merrill Camp and Conference Center, Linwood, Neb., ratified the selection of Kenna “Lucky” Ray to the...
  • 7/29/2016 - ABMOPAD West Virginia Flooding Disaster Relief
    August 14-27, 2016 Rainelle Baptist Church 375 Seventh Avenue; Rainelle, WV 25962 Contact Person: Pastor David Bush Church Telephone: 304-438-6311 / Cell: 304-719-0856 The ABMOPAD will be working in...
  • 7/28/2016 - Retirement Planning Seminar
    Retirement Planning Seminar [sponsored by MMBB] Date: September 23rd, 2016 Time: 9:00 AM Philadelphia Marriott West 111 Crawford Avenue West Conshohocken, PA 19428 How can I pay for retirement? How...
  • 7/27/2016 - Executive DirectorElect of International Ministries
    In a historic celebration before a gathering of hundreds of mission supporters, the Rev. Sharon T. Koh of Los Angeles, CA, was installed as executive director-elect of American Baptist International...
  • 7/27/2016 - 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 invited to attend a presentation and...
  • 7/27/2016 - Palmer Seminary Home At Last
    In October 2015, the Palmer Seminary Site Selection Committee recommended and the Board of Trustees approved a "hub-and-spoke" approach to positioning the Seminary for continued, significant service...
  • 7/27/2016 - Til The Work Is Done
    Watch American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) website at www.abhms.org next week for daily updates from this year’s “Home Mission: ’Til the Work is Done ”...
  • 7/13/2016 - Update on West Virginia Flooding
    To put this all in perspective, consider this: 5,000 businesses and homes have been damaged if not outright destroyed. 20,000 people have been presently displaced; some permanently. If all these...
  • 6/29/2016 - Flooding in West Virginia
    Dr. Jeffrey Johnson writes: I spent half of Tuesday morning and the better part of that same afternoon touring one of the three most impacted counties from the flooding in West Virginia just one week...
  • 6/27/2016 - Pastors Serve The St. Martin Center
    At our pastor's retreat at Camp Judson, the retreat participants brought toiletries to help the St. Martin Center in Erie. In fact, the group helped to donate 31 hygiene kits. Low Income households...
  • 6/23/2016 - FBC McKees Rocks Responded Shooting
    First Baptist of McKees Rocks responded to a youth shooting at their neighborhood school in a creative way. Authorities are still searching for a gunman who shot a 17-year-old student in the arm in...
  • 6/21/2016 - ABCUSA Board of General Ministries Meets
    The Board of General Ministries of American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA) met June 16-18, 2016, at the Green Lake Conference Center/American Baptist Assembly in Green Lake, Wisconsin. On Thursday,...
  • 6/17/2016 - 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 Faiths United to Prevent Gun Violence (FUPGV)...
  • 6/16/2016 - Prayers for Grace
    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...
  • 6/16/2016 - JOB LISTING International Ministries
    Executive Assistant to the Executive Director and Director of Board Relations (Recording Secretary, ABFMS Board of Directors) Join a vibrant ministry that is working cross-culturally to invite people...
  • 6/16/2016 - ABHMS Summer Volunteer Mission Opportunities
    American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) seeks volunteers for a variety of summer mission opportunities that will transform lives and bolster communities across the United States. There are...
  • 6/1/2016 - VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL PROJECTS 2016
    This year, your VBS can do something extraordinary By having the kids in your church's Vacation Bible School take part in supporting one or more of the greatly-needed mission projects below,...
  • 5/31/2016 - UNITED MISSION IS THE VEHICLE
    As American Baptists, we serve as the hands and feet of Christ. We’re doing what we can to heal a hurting world. This means feeding the hungry; empowering pastors, lay leaders & youth to...
  • 5/18/2016 - Global Leadership Summit
    GLOBAL LEADERSHIP SUMMIT * August 11-12, 2016 The Global Leadership Summit is a two-day event telecast LIVE in HD from Willow’s campus near Chicago every August to hundreds of locations in...
  • 5/18/2016 - Christian Sympathy Nick Salios
    The Rev. Nicholas Salios of Worcester, PA died on Sunday, May 15, 2016. He is the beloved husband of Rose L. Salios (nee Stewart) and the father of Sharon Thompson (Michael) of Olean, NY; Susan...
  • 5/13/2016 - 2016 Ministers Council Dues
    The Ministers Council is accepting dues for 2016. Dues can be sent to Treasurer [ Pastor Kathy Griffith, 515 Morgantown St., Point Marion, PA 15474] , or by paying on-line through the Region website....
  • 5/5/2016 - One Great Hour Of Sharing Resources
    It is time again for the One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS) special offering. By the grace of God, we are given the opportunity to share our gifts and resources with our brothers and sisters in need...
  • 5/5/2016 - Retreat A Minister’s Personal Life
    A Minister’s Personal Life A Retreat for Ministers / Future Ministers and their Spouse A live-and-in-person course ACTS: Academy of Christian Training and Service May 20-21, 2016 Clarion...
  • 5/4/2016 - Reentry Conference 2016
    RECONCILE, RECOVER, AND RESTORE JUNE 19 - 26, 2016 Sponsored by Tasker Street Missionary Baptist Church Eastern University Center for Urban Youth Development Out of Nazareth The Office of...
  • 5/4/2016 - 2016 Palmer Grant Applications
    American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) is calling for applications for 2016 grants from the Virginia and Gordon Palmer Jr. Trust of the American Baptist Foundation. Awards will range from...
  • 4/28/2016 - Sabbatical Announcement
    On May 1st, Mark Mahserjian-Smith, ABCOPAD Regional Pastor for Mission and Communications, will begin a 4-month sabbatical. During his leave, Mark will not be checking his email or responding to...
  • 4/20/2016 - Christian Sympathy Lewis Young
    On April 18, 2016, F. Lewis Young, age 73, beloved husband and father went home to be with the Lord. He is survived by his wife, Joan Lee Young of 50 years, and his adopted children, Michael Young...
  • 4/20/2016 - $7,000 in OGHS Emergency Relief Funds to Ecuador
    An initial grant of $7,000 in One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS) emergency relief funds is being sent to the Latin American Baptist Women’s Union (UFBAL) after a massive 7.8-magnitude earthquake...
  • 4/19/2016 - Christian Sympathy Betty Johnson
    Kevin and Melody Walden received word that Melody's mom, Betty, had a massive heart attack and passed away on April 16. Our deep and heartfelt sympathy is extended to them, as we pray for God's...
  • 4/13/2016 - When God and Cancer Meet
    Lynn Eib is a cancer survivor, author, public speaker, mother, grandmother, and pastor's wife. Her husband, Ralph, was founding pastor of Christ's American Baptist Church, Spring Grove, PA. Since her...
  • 4/7/2016 - ABWM Celebrates 65 Years of Ministry
    On June 11, 1951, in Buffalo, New York, sixteen hundred women from the American Baptist Convention met to form the National Council of American Baptist Women, now American Baptist Women’s...
  • 4/7/2016 - New Executive Director of International Ministries!
    The Board of Directors of American Baptist International Ministries (IM) announced on April 5 that it has voted unanimously to call the Rev. Sharon T. Koh, senior associate pastor of Mission and...
  • 3/17/2016 - Christian Sympathy Barbara LeVan
    Barbara Anne Martin LeVan, age 83, of Erie died of a sudden illness on Monday March 14, 2016 at Cleveland Clinic. She was born in Bryn Mawr, PA on September 28, 1932 to the late Benjamin Yost and...
  • 2/25/2016 - HIRING POSITION ABHMS Grant Director
    The American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) is searching for a Grant Director. Why does ABHMS need a Grant Director? ABHMS is looking for a grant program director to plan, organize and...
  • 2/22/2016 - Children in Poverty Grant Applications
    Congregations, regions and community ministries related to American Baptist Churches USA are invited to apply for 2016 Justice for Children Initiative Children in Poverty (CiP) Grants from American...
  • 2/19/2016 - ABCUSA Responds to Water Crisis in Flint
    In response to the water crisis in Flint, Mich., American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ Disaster Relief Office has distributed a $2,500 Emergency Grant from American Baptist Churches USA One...
  • 2/18/2016 - Seven American Baptist Churches Priorities
    VALLEY FORGE, PA (2/18/15)—Case Statements for the seven priority topics for American Baptist Churches (ABC), which surfaced at the 2015 Mission Table, are now available online for review and...
  • 2/18/2016 - WEBINAR: Mentors in Womanhood
    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...
  • 2/16/2016 - MMBB Tax Guides Available
    MMBB Tax Guides Available for Download The 2016 Clergy Tax Return Preparation Guide for 2015 Returns and the Federal Reporting Requirements for Churches 2016 are available for download on the MMBB...
  • 2/11/2016 - 2016 Regional Report on Philippines Trip
    Report from ABCOPAD Regional Executive Pastor Rev. Dr. Frank Frischkorn As many of you know, I had the opportunity to be a part of a mission tour to the Philippines last month with a small group of...
  • 2/4/2016 - Christian Sympathy Lois A. Yeagle Hungerford
    Following complications from a surgery, our friend, colleague, and sister in Christ, Lois (Yeagle) Hungerford passed away on February 1st. Lois served the White Deer Valley Baptist Church and the...
  • 1/29/2016 - American Baptists Respond to Damage at Bacone College
    In response to damage caused by torrential rain, gale-force winds and severe flooding in Oklahoma during the Christmas holiday season, American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ Disaster Relief...
  • 1/29/2016 - America For Christ 2016
    Our American Baptist family has a profound heritage as a compassionate, engaging and giving people. Since 1824, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) has been declaring and proclaiming the...
  • 1/15/2016 - Let Us Remember
    ”Dr. Martin Luther King’s message of non-violence is as poignant today as it was a generation ago,” American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ Executive Director Dr. Jeffrey...
  • 12/18/2015 - Matthew 25 Grant Information
    American Baptist Churches USA is excited to announce the ABCUSA Matthew 25 Grant . Created through the monetary gifts of a generous donor, this fund is designed to channel gifts to help meet the...
  • 12/18/2015 - Roy Medley Farewell Video
    As previously announced, Rev. Dr. A. Roy Medley, General Secretary of American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA), will be retiring on December 31, 2015. Medley originally took office on January 1, 2002,...
  • 12/18/2015 - Christian Sympathy Jerry Lee Anderson
    Jerry Lee Anderson, age 78, passed away Monday, December 14, 2015 at the hospital in Fayetteville, GA, surrounded by family. He was born July 18, 1937 in Anderson, IN, to the late Arthur J. Anderson...
  • 12/17/2015 - REUNION 2016
    REUNION is going to be an amazing gathering of Middle School and High School students! Great Music ( featuring The Museum ), Great Games and Great Worship. This will be a weekend to remember!...
  • 12/15/2015 - 2016 ABCOPAD GRANTS SUSPENDED
    The ABCOPAD Regional Board has decided that due to poor market performance, we will not be able to offer grants through Release God’s Power and the Ministries of Christian Discipleship Fund in...
  • 11/27/2015 - CHAPLAINS PBS DOCUMENTARY
    CHAPLAINS is a new 2-hour documentary film that goes inside the dynamic and fast-changing world of chaplains, men and women who represent their own particular faith tradition but who are trained to...
  • 11/24/2015 - ABHMS Urges Support for Syrian Refugees
    American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) urges American Baptist individuals and congregations to take action and speak out on behalf of Syrian refugees, recommending Church World...
  • 11/24/2015 - Partners In Mission
    Dear Friends, Greetings in the Blessed Name of our Savior, Jesus! Last Friday evening, I was driving from Altoona to Titusville. Now that daylight saving time has concluded, the sun sets pretty early...
  • 11/19/2015 - ABCOPAD Foundation Interim Director
    A note of praise from Dr. Ardell Thomas, President of the ABCOPAD Foundation. During a call on November 11th, the ABCOPAD Foundation Board approved the call of a new Interim Director of Development,...
  • 11/17/2015 - National Clergy Renewal Grant
    The Lilly Endowment National Clergy Renewal Program is open to pastors of Christian congregations who are serious about parish ministry and who can—in conversation and discernment with their...
  • 11/14/2015 - Freedom Medal Award
    Rev. Dr. Wylie W. Johnson was one of 8 awarded the Delaware County Veteran’s Memorial Association Freedom Medal on November 12. About 600 enthusiastic supporters of Veterans Affairs in Delaware...
  • 11/12/2015 - ABCUSA Interim General Secretary Named
    Susan Gillies was elected to serve as Interim General Secretary by the Board of General Ministries at its meeting on Thursday, November 12, 2015. Gillies will begin this new role on December 1, 2015,...
  • 11/12/2015 - ABCUSA 2015 Mission Table
    The second American Baptist Churches Mission Table met November 9-11, 2015, at the Double Tree hotel in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. The Mission Table brought together representatives from American...
  • 11/12/2015 - Post-Election Call To Prayer HAITI
    From ABCUSA News Service Unrest following the Haitian elections of October 25 has caused disruption and some acts of violence in Haiti. After disturbances in the north of Haiti and at least one...
  • 11/7/2015 - Christian Sympathy Joseph Dalton
    Reverend Joseph C. Dalton passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his family on November 6, 2015. Rev. Dalton was born in Chester, PA to Joseph and Agnes Dalton, on October 29, 1931 and was a...
  • 11/4/2015 - Christian Sympathy Don Walls
  • 10/21/2015 - ABCOPAD Director of Development Resigns
    Deborah Loessy, Director of Development of the ABCOPAD Foundation, has resigned due to health-related concerns. The Staff and Region Board are so very grateful for her ministry and service to to...
  • 10/20/2015 - Christian Sympathy Harlan Nefstead
    Harlan A. Nefstead, 77, of Canadohta Lake, went to be with his Lord and Savior at home surrounded by his family, Sunday, October 18, 2015. He was born June 16, 1938, in Wauwatosa, WI. He married...
  • 10/13/2015 - Retirement Announced for ABHS Director
    Deborah Bingham Van Broekhoven will retire as executive director of the American Baptist Historical Society (ABHS) in August 2016. Van Broekhoven announced her plans at the annual ABHS Board of...
  • 10/13/2015 - Christian Sympathy Steven Case
    A lifelong American Baptist fully engaged in the life of American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA), the Rev. Steven Case, retired pastor of First Baptist Church, Mansfield, Pa., died on October 8 in...
  • 9/24/2015 - Webinar Generosity and Stewardship
    You're invited to participate in a one-hour webinar and conversation with Marcia Shetler, Executive Director and CEO of the Ecumenical Stewardship Center (ESC). In this webinar (October 20) , Marcia...
  • 9/23/2015 - ABMen PennDel Tips
    The AB Men’s newsletter, PennDel Tips is now available on line. We have provided a link to the AB Men’s web site where you can download the newsletter both to read for yourself as well as...
  • 9/17/2015 - IM Issues Resolution on Syrian Refugee Crisis
    The Board of Directors of American Baptist International Ministries (IM) unanimously adopted a resolution calling upon American Baptists to respond to the human disaster created by the ongoing civil...
  • 9/3/2015 - Legal Updates: Churches and Same-Sex Marriages
    In a 5-4 ruling on June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that the right of same-sex couples to marry is part of the Fourteenth Ammendment. Obviously, there has been much...
  • 9/3/2015 - Legal Updates: Churches and the Unvaccinated
    Recent outbreaks and policy changes remind church leaders of the health precautions necessary in ministry. The subject of immunization is one which many congregations will want to address,...
  • 8/19/2015 - ABCUSA Myanmar Disaster Relief
    News from International Ministries Massive floods and strong winds in Myanmar (formerly Burma) have impacted more than 259,000 people across 12 of Myanmar's 14 states, according to an August 5th...
  • 8/18/2015 - Vision Day at First Baptist Church of Waynesburg
    What happens when a church experiences co::lab ? Here's a great praise report from one ABCOPAD congregation --- First Baptist Church of Waynesburg . Jeffrey Johnson, ABCOPAD Regional Pastor with...
  • 8/5/2015 - Five million pennies in five months! Can we do it?
    American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) asks churches and organizations across the United States and Puerto Rico to remember our children, especially those struggling with issues related to...
  • 8/5/2015 - IM Sets Course for the Future: Areas for Focused Growth Identified
    In a watershed vote that both affirmed the historical strengths of American Baptist International Ministries (IM) and propelled the global ministry into its third century, IM’s board of...
  • 8/5/2015 - ABHMS Sponsors Service to Celebrate ADA
    American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) was among the sponsors of an interfaith service held Sunday at First Trinity Lutheran Church, Washington, D.C., to celebrate the progress and promise...
  • 8/5/2015 - New Stewardship Materials for 2015 Now Available
    “Live Free” is a four-week stewardship emphasis produced by the Ecumenical Stewardship Center that invites your congregation to "take hold of the life that really is life." "Live Free"...
  • 7/3/2015 - ABHMS 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) voted unanimously to call the Rev. Dr. Jeffrey...
  • 7/3/2015 - Dr. Laura Parajón Honored as "Rural Hero"
    Dr. Laura Parajón, an American Baptist International Ministries (IM) medical missionary serving in Nicaragua and a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), has been named one...
  • 7/3/2015 - ABCUSA General Secretary Search
    OVERLAND PARK, KS (ABNS 6/28/15)—ABCUSA President Rev. Dr. Don Ng read the following statement of the Board of General Ministries at the Sunday morning, June 28, business meeting at the...
  • 7/3/2015 - ABEC Job Listing
    The American Baptist Extension Corporation is looking for a person who will do two primary things: #1 encourage individuals and congregations to invest with ABEC to support building projects in other...
  • 6/21/2015 - Christian Sympathy Dean Hegarty
    Christian Sympathy is extended to the family of Dean Hegarty, upon his passing into eternal life on Saturday, June 19, 2015. His wife, Erma, testifies that her family has received the comfort and...
  • 6/21/2015 - Christian Sympathy Ron Raught
    Early on Friday morning, June 19, 2015, surrounded by his family and a choir of angels, Rev. Ron Raught left us behind and entered into God's presence. No doubts, he has a big smile on his face as he...
  • 6/11/2015 - Christian Sympathy Leon Nelson
    We recently received word that Rev. Leon C. Nelson, of Ottawa, KS, passed on to his eternal home on December 8, 2015. Rev. Nelson served 7 American Baptist churches, one of which was in ABCOPAD. He...
  • 6/9/2015 - Christian Sympathy John Smith
    Christian sympathy is extended to the family of John Wilson Smith. "Jack," as he was better known, had served in the ABCOPAD region in a number of leadership positions, including Regional President....
  • 6/9/2015 - Christian Sympathy Laverne Shotwell
    LaVerne Brown Shotwell, 83, entered her eternal home June 5, 2015, at Memorial Hospital. She was a resident at St. Joseph's Home. Born December 9, 1931, in Richmond, VA to George and Pauline Turner...
  • 6/3/2015 - Affordable Care Act URGENT NOTICE
    Over the past month, ABCOPAD has received numerous inquiries about the Affordable Care Act. In fact, ABCOPAD has been working with an insurance consultant to help our own Regional Staff understand...
  • 6/2/2015 - ACTS 2015 Spring Graduation
    It was a wonderful Sunday afternoon for the first graduation of ABCOPAD’s Academy of Christian Training and Service ( ACTS ). Dean of Advancement, Rev. Steve Brotzman and Dean of Academics,...
  • 5/31/2015 - Sympathy: Leroy H Weiss
    Leroy H. Weiss, Jr., 71, of Bellevue, OH, died at the Cleveland Clinic after a short illness, on Thursday, May 27, 2015. Mr Weiss was born in Harrisburg, PA, and graduated from Gettysburg College,...
  • 5/21/2015 - Understanding Ebola Prevention Symptoms and Treatment
    The Ebola epidemic hit West Africa last year with devastating consequences. More than 10,000 people died in 2014 as a result of the widespread outbreak, according to the World Health Organization....
  • 5/17/2015 - Haiti: Scholarship Assistance
    Dave Jones, Pastor of First Baptist Church of Berwick, is leading a mission team to Haiti August 4-11, 2015. The team will work on two different projects in Grand Goave. They will build rubble homes...
  • 4/28/2015 - Clergy Housing Allowance FACTS
    An article by MMBB Associate Executive Director Perry J. Hopper appears in the current issue of Church Executive . Among the questions the article answers are: When must the housing allowance be...
  • 4/28/2015 - Webinar: Affordable Care Act
    This webinar provides an overview of the Affordable Care Act How the Act impacts employer health funding arrangements What employers offering group health plans must do to comply with the Act Reviews...
  • 4/27/2015 - $25,000 in OGHS Emergency Relief Funds
    With each new day, the count of those killed or injured rises, as rescue and relief efforts continue in the aftermath of the massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal on Saturday, April 25,...
  • 4/26/2015 - Rev. Gary Denning Memorial Gifts
    As friends may wish to honor Rev. Gary Denning, several memorial expressions have been suggested by his obituary. 1. Academy of Christian Training and Service (ACTS) c/o Mrs. Carolyn Frischkorn,...
  • 4/25/2015 - Nepal Earthquake Response
    An earthquake with an estimated magnitude of 7.9 shook Nepal on Saturday, April 25, near its capital, Katmandu, according to the New York Times. People in the capital described scenes of panic and...
  • 4/22/2015 - Baptist Heritage Sunday
    Baptist Heritage Sunday will be celebrated on . Sunday, May 17, 2015 It is a time to remember earlier people of faith. In Hebrews 11 and 12, Noah, Abraham, Sarah, Isaac, and Rahab are listed in the...
  • 4/16/2015 - Kennett Square Mission Program
  • 4/1/2015 - New ABCOPAD Prayer Email Address
    It seems hard to believe ABCOPAD Regional Executive Pastor, Rev. Dr. Frank Frischkorn has been on his sabbatical for a month. While March was busy it has been great having Rev. Bud Russell assisting...
  • 3/13/2015 - American Baptist International Ministries (IM) Job Posting
  • 3/10/2015 - Biennial Mission Summit 2015
    Biennial Mission Summit 2015 ABC’s Biennial Mission Summit will be returning to Overland Park, Kansas June 26-28, 2015 We want to see you there! Join us in fabulous Overland Park / Kansas City...
  • 2/25/2015 - Executive Pastor Frank Frischkorn Starts Sabbatical
    On March 1st, ABCOPAD Regional Executive Minister, Rev. Dr. Frank Frischkorn will begin a 4 month sabbatical. During his sabbatical leave, Frank will not be checking his email messages or responding...
  • 2/24/2015 - WEBINAR: Child Protection Policies For Churches
    There are changes for 2015 in the state of Pennsylvania with new laws and regulations for paid staff/employees and volunteers working with children and teens. We have been and will continue to work...
  • 2/24/2015 - Rev Bud Russell Assisting With Communications
    On March 1st Rev. Dr. Frank Frischkorn will be starting a four month sabbatical. After serving the Region for over 21 years, the ABCOPAD Regional Board approved a four month sabbatical to reflect,...
  • 2/19/2015 - News from Refugee Task Force
    Dear Refugee Task Force Supporters, As always we thank you so very much for all you have done, do, and will do to make the ministry to the Burmese here in northwest Pennsylvania possible. We are back...
  • 2/19/2015 - Discerning Discovering and Doing Your Unique Vision for Your Church
    More Details Here Somewhere, sometime, from somebody over the past year or even two, you have heard or seen the term co::lab. It has been the feature of our recent biennials, a part of our LLC, the...
  • 2/19/2015 - MMBB News for February
    A Retirement Income Planning Webinar Learn how to set financial goals for your retirement and establish an investment plan to achieve them. March 4, 2015 2:00-3:00 Eastern Time Click Here To Register...
  • 2/10/2015 - American Baptist Women’s Ministries Announces 2015 Women’s Day
    American Baptist Women’s Ministries announces its 2015 Women’s Day, “See . . . ,” on Friday, June 26, 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at the Overland Park Convention Center in...
  • 2/10/2015 - ABHMS Calls for Children in Poverty Grant Applications by April 29
    Congregations, regions and community ministries related to American Baptist Churches USA are invited to apply for 2015 Justice for Children Initiative Children in Poverty (CiP) grants from American...
  • 2/10/2015 - Clergy and Church Tax Guides Now Available Online
    The 2015 Clergy Tax Preparation Guide for 2014 Returns and Federal Reporting Requirements for Churches 2015 are now available on the MMBB Financial Services website. These reports by Richard R....
  • 2/5/2015 - 2015 Cooperative Church Annual Reports
    Cooperative Church Annual Report Web Page With 2015 now in our rear view mirror, it is time to fill out the ABC/USA Cooperative Church Annual Reports (CCAR). A hard copy of the report form has been...
  • 2/5/2015 - Fresh Expression Vision Day in Harrisburg
    Changing Church for a Changing World March 11, 2015 Mechanicsburg Brethren in Christ Church 1050 South York St. Mechanicsburg, PA 17055 Downloadable Information Form Please contact Mark...
  • 2/4/2015 - 2015 AB Mens Retreat at Shippensburg
    61 th Annual ABMOPAD Laymen's Retreat July 24 - 26, 2015 Shippensburg University, Shippensburg, PA Downloadable Registration Information and Publicity Click here to go to the ABCOPAD AB Men's Web...
  • 1/21/2015 - 2015 Acts Spring Semester Starts In Jan 31
    Dear Friends of the Academy of Christian Training and Service: Just a friendly reminder - if you or someone you know would like to enroll in ACTS Spring Courses, there is still time. Courses include...
  • 1/14/2015 - Applications now available for BJC Fellows Program
    Young professionals can now apply for the Baptist Joint Committee Fellows Program , which offers an opportunity to deepen their historical, theological and legal understanding of religious liberty...
  • 12/17/2014 - Help Us Reach Our 2014 Partners In Ministry Offering Goal
    Downloadable Letter Partners In Ministry Offering Resources Youtube Testimony Clips at the bottom of the page December 12, 2014 Last night as I drove home from a meeting, it was great seeing so many...
  • 12/12/2014 - 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, during and after the...
  • 12/12/2014 - 2015 Guide to Benefits Administration Now Available
    The 2015 MMBB Financial Services' Guide to Benefits Administration is now available. The Guide shows employers participating in MMBB plans how to enroll staff, verify eligibility for benefits, report...
  • 12/3/2014 - Christianity Today Free For 6 Months
    Denise Veselicky, our ABCOPAD Office Administrator has gift certificates for a free six-month subscription to Christianity Today available to those who are interested. These certificates were...
  • 12/1/2014 - FBC Norristown Seeking Music Minister and Childrens Minister
    Two part time positions are open at the First Baptist Church of Norristown. The congregation is in need of a Music Minister and a Children's Minister. More information regarding both these ministry...
  • 12/1/2014 - Academy of Christian Training and Service New Web Site
    Link to ACTS Threshold Web Page The Academy of Christian Training and Service (ACTS) has a new web site. The new web site has all the information you need to take advantage of this on-line...
  • 10/31/2014 - ADDITIONAL $120,000 TO FIGHT EBOLA FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTIONS STILL URGENTLY NEEDED
    Downloadable Bulletin Insert Color Downloadable Bulletin Insert B&W The ongoing Ebola outbreak in West Africa shows no signs of waning. Beyond the medical challenge, the need for food is growing...
  • 10/31/2014 - Judson Press Book Instructs on Living Significantly Through Spirituality and Service
    In Vital Spirit, Vital Service: Spirituality That Works , author Trinette McCray urges the people of God to seek a vital spirituality—not merely a contemplation that withdraws from the world,...
  • 10/31/2014 - AB Women’s Ministries Event A Time of Grace Addresses Critical Issues in Aging
    American Baptist Women’s Ministries hosted a virtual mission encounter for women entitled “A Time of Grace: Aging and Faith,” from September 29-October 3, 2014. Participants in the...
  • 10/15/2014 - 4000 Dollars of One Great Hour of Sharing Funds to Provide Relief for Victims of Hurricane Odile in Mexico
    Hurricane Odile pounded the coast of Southern Baja California, Mexico, on Sunday, September 14, 2014, raging through the night and into Monday morning. The Los Cabos region saw the worst of the...
  • 10/2/2014 - All Africa Baptist Fellowship Calls for a Day of Prayer for the Ebola Crisis
    The All Africa Baptist Fellowship (AABF), a region of the Baptist World Alliance (BWA), has declared Sunday, October 12, 2014 as Ebola Sunday. American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA) joins the BWA and...
  • 10/2/2014 - World Mission Offering Resources Now Available Free to Help Churches Celebrate World Communion Sunday on October 5 International Ministries
    On Sunday, October 5, churches around the globe will celebrate their unity in the Christian faith on World Communion Sunday. On that day, millions of brothers and sisters in cities and on hillsides,...
  • 10/2/2014 - ABHMS Marks Pastoral Spiritual Care Week
    Oct. 19-25 is national Pastoral/Spiritual Care Week, and American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) encourages American Baptists to pray for the more than 575 American Baptist-endorsed chaplains...
  • 9/10/2014 - ABHMS Encourages Church Family Disaster Preparation
    September is “National Preparedness Month.” As our nation prepares to observe the 13th anniversary of the Sept.11 terrorist attacks, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) asks:...
  • 9/10/2014 - American Baptist Womens Ministries Announces New Logo and Website
    American Baptist Women’s Ministries has developed a new logo for the organization and launched its redesigned website, announced Virginia Holmstrom, executive director. Looking towards...
  • 9/9/2014 - 2014 Abington Baptist Association Revival
    7:00 P.M. Sunday, September 14, 2014 First Baptist Church of Factoryville 10 Church Street, Factoryville, PA 18419 Monday, September 15, 2014 United Baptist Church of Scranton 213 S. Main Avenue,...
  • 8/22/2014 - Prayers for Ferguson Missouri
    Good afternoon, On our ABCUSA facebook page , we have invited American Baptists and friends from across the country to voice their prayers for Ferguson, Missouri. Please send a reply email directly...
  • 8/22/2014 - ABCUSA Matthew 25 Grant Information
    American Baptist Churches USA is excited to announce the ABCUSA Matthew 25 Grant . Created through the monetary gifts of a generous donor, this fund is designed to channel gifts to help meet the...
  • 8/22/2014 - One Great Hour of Sharing Gifts Fighting Ebola Outbreak
    $20,000 of “One Great Hour of Sharing” Gifts Fighting Ebola Outbreak ”Only recently has the current Ebola crisis gained significant media attention in the U.S. But for the people of...
  • 7/11/2014 - New 2014 Stewardship Emphasis Materials Now Available
    "Fearless Generosity" is a four-week stewardship emphasis that invites your congregation to consider fearless living, service, sowing and giving. It encourages you to learn and grow together by...
  • 7/11/2014 - ABC Emergency Services Center Mission Project Sturgis
    Downloadable Registration Form Good morning. The ABC Emergency Services Center Mission Project will be open August 2-10 during the Black Hills Motorcycle Rally in and around Sturgis, South Dakota....
  • 7/11/2014 - Young Adult IGNITE Team Heads to Bolivia
    Note: Our own John Hite from FBC Royersford is on this trip. Follow the team on Facebook. Bolivia . Just the name invokes visions of wild beauty in the Andes, ancient civilization and rich culture....
  • 7/11/2014 - Pastoral Study Project Program from the Louisville Institute
    The Louisville Institute offers pastoral leaders the gift of time and the resources to investigate issues related to Christian life, faith, and ministry. Through its Pastoral Study Project program...
  • 7/11/2014 - American Baptist Churches Announces Opening of General Secretary Nomination and Application Process
    American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA) announces the opening of the nomination and application process for the next General Secretary of American Baptist Churches. American Baptist leaders and...
  • 7/10/2014 - News from Camp Judson
    The June edition of the Judson Journal is now available. Click here to read it online or print it. Inside you can read about: - our first two weeks of summer camp - our plans for our 65th Anniversary...
  • 6/17/2014 - ABHMS Calls for 2014 Palmer Grant Letters of Intent
    American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) is calling for Letters of Intent (LOI) from those interested in applying for American Baptist Foundation (ABF)-administered 2014 grants from the...
  • 6/5/2014 - Rev Peter Wilson Leads Trip To Israel
    Bible Sites Tour: Calvary Baptist Church, Williamsport PA, in conjunction with the Jerusalem Center for Biblical Studies, is organizing a tour for Dec. 28, 2014 - Jan. 9, 2015. By taking advantage of...
  • 6/5/2014 - ABCOPAD Foundation Announces Director of Development
    Downloadable PDF Letter "The ABCOPAD Foundation is pleased to announce that Pastor Deborah A. Loessy has been selected to lead the Foundation in its fund raising commitments as Director of...
  • 5/28/2014 - 2014 IM Vacation Bible School Projects
    Click Here To Learn More About Projects And Opportunities It's almost time for Vacation Bible School! Children all around the world look forward to the fun activities and friends of this summer...
  • 5/28/2014 - ACTS Ministers Personal Life June Class
    ACADEMY OF CHRISTIAN TRAINING AND SERVICE SUMMER TERM 2014 Retreat: “A MINISTER’S PERSONAL LIFE” June 13 & 14, 2014 Friday: 5-10PM - Saturday 8AM – 5PM Deadline for...
  • 5/28/2014 - ABWIM Advisory Board Meets And Plans for Future
    The American Baptist Women in Ministry Advisory Team met for its annual meeting in Denver Colorado, May 13-14, 2014. At the meeting, the Team worked on key strategic priorities for the coming year in...
  • 5/8/2014 - ABCOPAD Biennial Leadership Conference
    Oct. 23-24, 2014 Blair County Convention Center Altoona, Pa. Registration Information and Link To On-Line Registration Form Downloadable Poster Downloadable Logo and Theme Scripture Verse Biennial...
  • 5/2/2014 - American Baptist Historical Society Shares Resources for Baptist Heritage Day
    Baptist Heritage Sunday will be celebrated on Sunday, May 18, 2014. It is a time to remember earlier people of faith. In Hebrews 11 and 12, Abel, Noah, Abraham, Sarah, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, and Rahab...
  • 5/2/2014 - Blog Tour Announced for “The Spiritual Art of Raising Children with Disabilities”
    Writer, parent, and spiritual director Kathleen Deyer Bolduc is celebrating the release of her new book, The Spiritual Art of Raising Children with Disabilities , with a blog tour April 28 &S211;...
  • 4/17/2014 - Rev. Peter and Sarah McCurdy Missionaries To Dominican Republic and Cuba
    HUGE Thank You to Ridgway, Johnsonburg, and Bradford! Recently the McCurdy's were at FBC Bradford and FBC Johnsonburg. They are new International Ministries Missionaries who visited two of our...
  • 4/1/2014 - April Fool!
  • 3/14/2014 - NABF Event Looks at Future of Baptists in North America
    The North American Baptist Fellowship event, “FutureBaptists: A Collaborative Missional Movement,” took place March 6-7 at Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church , an American Baptist Churches...
  • 3/7/2014 - Children in Poverty grant applications due April 30
    Grant Application and Additional Information A staggering 14 million children, newborn to age 18, in the United States and Puerto Rico struggle with poverty and poverty-related issues. Children in...
  • 3/7/2014 - American Baptist Leader Shares Testimony about Critical ABHMS Ministry Offering Supported by AFC Offering
    A late January trip to Las Cucharas Prison, Ponce, Puerto Rico, was led by Rev. Fela Barrueto, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) national coordinator, Prisoner Re-entry and Aftercare...
  • 2/26/2014 - A New IRS Reporting Requirement for Churches
    Caryl Casey, our ABCOPAD Treasurer alerted our Regional Staff to this new IRS Requirement. The below article comes from Church Tax and Law . Form SS-4 Information What church leaders should know now,...
  • 2/13/2014 - MMBB 2014 Tax Guides Available And More
    Tax Guides Available Federal Reporting Requirements for Churches 2014 and 2014 Clergy Tax Preparation Guide for 2013 Returns are now available at www.mmbb.org . The 2014 Clergy Tax Preparation Guide...
  • 1/26/2014 - Bring Your Tractor To Church Weekend
    Please post & announce this important event in support of our Wounded Warriors! Giant parade of antique tractors, military jeeps, honor guard & much more! If you want to be in the parade...
  • 1/15/2014 - America For Christ Offer 2014
    Bulletin Inserts for the America For Christ Offering Make the America for Christ Offering 2014 a success with free downloadable resources, including a Leaders Guide, goal chart and bulletin inserts...
  • 1/15/2014 - Come Together Summer 2014 New Jersey Mission Trips
    Summer recovery teams July 12-19 – Manasquan , NJ area August 9-16 – Atlantic City & Wildwood , NJ areas. Downloadable Flier Link to Registration Information Note from ABCOPAD: While...
  • 1/15/2014 - ACTS (former CLI) Classes Start February 1st
    2014 Spring Classes: Spring 2014 Courses (12-week format): Select Courses: New Testament. Start Date: February 1st. Site: Online or in person. Dates/times: TBA Preaching Start Date: February 1st....
  • 1/4/2014 - Update Following Carol Bickings Retirement
    A blessed and Happy New Year to you! As all of us launch out into this new year known as 2014, we know that there will be many changes to come, with probably the LEAST being to remember to write...
  • 12/14/2013 - ABHMS Leaders Participate in New Baptist Covenant Summit
    American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) Executive Director Dr. Aidsand F. Wright-Riggins III and Associate Executive Director of Missional Life and Leadership the Rev. Dr. Marilyn P. Turner...
  • 11/17/2013 - Historic ABC Mission Table Meets in Green Lake WI
    The first ever ABC Mission Table met November 11-13 at the Green Lake Conference Center/American Baptist Assembly in Green Lake, Wisconsin. The Mission Table brought together representatives from...
  • 11/15/2013 - Philippines Update: Relief is Arriving More Prayers and Help Urgently Needed
    M missionaries serving in the Philippines, Debbie Mulneix and Jonathan and Thelma Nambu, report that relief efforts are beginning to take effect in the typhoon-stricken areas in this Southeast Asian...
  • 11/11/2013 - $10,000 in OGHS Emergency Relief Funds Provided for Victims of the Philippine Typhoon
    A church member and granddaughter who lost their home. Super typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippine islands last weekend with devastating force. The Philippine Red Cross estimates that at least 1,200...
  • 11/8/2013 - For Ministry Web Service Closing on Nov 30th
    www.forministry.com Many of our ABCOPAD Churches have been using For Ministry Web Services provided by the American Bible Society. This was a free service allowing churches and ministry organizations...
  • 11/6/2013 - Mission Table to Make ABC History
    The first ever Mission Table will be held this November. The Mission Table is a gathering of people who come together to further advance God’s work among American Baptist congregations in...
  • 11/6/2013 - Scam Alert From International Ministries
    Message from Stan Slade (International Ministries) Troubling scam -- beware: Friends, This is not a “Happy Halloween” story. This evening several of us wound up dealing with a disturbing...
  • 10/11/2013 - Judson Press Update on Student Essay Contest
    For those wishing to submit their entry for the God’s Graffiti Student Essay Contest, we are excited to announce that the deadline for submission of essays has been EXTENDED! Submission of...
  • 10/4/2013 - Free Children's Books Available
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  • 9/22/2013 - American Baptists Respond to Colorado Flooding
    American Baptist Churches has released $10,000 in One Great Hour of Sharing disaster relief funds through American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) to American Baptist Churches of the Rocky...
  • 9/17/2013 - Important News from Church Law And Tax Report
    Message from Harry Jenkins: In the latest issue of "Church Law & Tax Report", there are two (2) articles that may have interest to some of our people; to wit: 'How do the recent same-sex marriage...
  • 9/17/2013 - ABCOPAD Foundation Seeking Development Director
    Downloadable Job Description Download Copy Of Cover Letter The ABCOPAD Board of Directors have created a foundation to aid the Region in investments of the endowment and fundraising. The ABCOPAD...
  • 9/12/2013 - AB Women’s Ministries Seeks Nominations for Shine the Light Award
    Nominations are being accepted now for the 2014 Shine the Light Award. The award, established by American Baptist Women’s Ministries, American Baptist Churches USA, serves to recognize a woman...
  • 8/22/2013 - Church Scam Alert
    Good Friends, Late last week I received a form from the Corporate Records Service, from Harrisburg, PA. I put it in the pile (assuming it was a form that I have had to fill out for Harrisburg once...
  • 8/22/2013 - Judson Press Announces Student Essay Contest
    In celebration of the new release, God’s Graffiti: Inspiring Stories for Teens , Judson Press is hosting the God’s Graffiti Youth Essay Contest. The contest is open to students who are...
  • 8/3/2013 - Book Drive For Karen Refugees
    Downloadable Letter Downloadable Course List Mark, Duane Binkley has a book drive going for books for the Bible Schools in Thailand. I have attached a letter and the Bible School curriculum below. I...
  • 8/3/2013 - Lois Olmstead Events:
    Lois Olmstead, a motivational speaker, will be speaking throughout Pennsylvania from October 4 through October 13. Her theme "Designed to Delight" will certainly enrich your spirit and your soul....
  • 8/3/2013 - Stain Glass Windows Available
    " Several years ago, in 1991, Immanuel Baptist Church in Chester, Pa. closed and sold the Church to Widener University with the proviso that, if the Church was ever taken down by Widener, the stained...
  • 8/3/2013 - CLI - ACTS 2013 Fall Classes
    2013 Fall Classes: Courses : Pastoral Care/Counseling , Theology Dates: September 7,14,21,28; October 5,12, 19,26; Nov. 2,9,16, 23 Times: (except for 1 st session): 8am – 10am (Pastoral Care)...
  • 7/3/2013 - Troy Food Pantry 50k Project
    I wanted to write to the ABCOPAD team to let you know what I am doing in Troy, PA with the First Baptist Church of Troy. My hope is that you will help spread the word throughout the ABCOPAD region...
  • 7/1/2013 - Rhythms of the Spirit August 5-9 – Register today
    Rhythms of the Spirit” is a retreat that will be taking place at Green Lake Conference Center, August 5-9, 2013. Rev. Jeff Savage, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Springfield, Oregon,...
  • 7/1/2013 - Conclusion of Mission Summit 2013: An American Baptist Biennial Gathering
    American Baptists gathered this weekend for Mission Summit 2013: An American Baptist Biennial Gathering in Overland Park/Kansas City, Kansas, from June 21-23, 2013. The event featured dynamic...
  • 7/1/2013 - IM Endorses a New Development Worker for Service in Cambodia
    VALLEY FORGE, PA – JUNE 26, 2013: Jennifer “Jeni” Pedzinski from Niles, Michigan has been endorsed for service as a development worker by American Baptist International Ministries...
  • 6/11/2013 - ABHMS Seeks Volunteers for Various Rebuilding Efforts
    American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) seeks volunteers to help rebuild homes, churches, communities and lives devastated by natural disaster. New Jersey While the first two weeks of the...
  • 6/11/2013 - 2013 Clergy Ethics Course Complete
    The 2013 Clergy Ethics Course took place at St. Joseph's Retreat Center in Baden, PA (near Pittsburgh). The course was taught by Rev. Dr. Kevin Walden and Rev. Dr. Jeffrey Johson. 11 students from a...
  • 6/1/2013 - New Leadership Resource for Creative and Relevant Youth Ministry
    Faith and failure, triumph and travail, hope and hard questions—this is the complex mix facing youth ministry leaders in the black church today. “[A] lot of kids out there … have a...
  • 6/1/2013 - West Hill Ministries Job Opening, Sharon PA
    There is a full-time position opening for a Program Director for West Hill Ministries. They would primarily be responsible for the WHM Oakland and St. Joe's Sites and overseeing our Food Program...
  • 5/21/2013 - American Baptist Churches Lift Oklahoma Families in Prayer React to Devastation
    A massive tornado tore through Moore, Okla., and surrounding suburbs of Oklahoma City on Monday, damaging homes, businesses and elementary schools. American Baptists are joining with others to...
  • 5/16/2013 - FBC Wellsboro Searching For An Assistant Pastor
    “FBC, Wellsboro is searching for an Assistant Pastor. A general description of the position is: The Assistant Pastor will primarily give direction and oversight to the church’s ministry...
  • 5/2/2013 - 2013 Central Union Association Spring Gathering
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  • 4/20/2013 - African Children's Choir Concert at GraceCrossing, Phoenixville
    GraceCrossing Community Church 248 Church Street Phoenixville, PA 19460 Come join the African Children's Choir as they perform in our community during their US Tour. The Choir will be performing at...
  • 4/20/2013 - WGRC concert with Steve Green, Twila Paris and More
    May 4th, 2013 7:00 pm Williamsport High School Performing Arts Center To celebrate 25 years of broadcasting, WGRC Radio is presenting a community-wide concert and worship experience featuring Classic...
  • 3/25/2013 - American Baptist Women Celebrate Missions Featuring Our Own Karen Selig
    American Baptist Women’s Ministries announces its 2013 Women’s Day, “A Time to Serve,” on Friday, June 21, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., at the Overland Park Convention Center in...
  • 3/25/2013 - Three National Events for Women and Girls in July 2013
    American Baptist Women’s Ministries is hosting three concurrent events for women and girls this summer at the Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort in Phoenix, Arizona. The National Women’s...
  • 3/8/2013 - Judson Press book wins Outreach Resource of the Year award
    The Judson Press book Missional Preaching: Engage • Embrace • Transform by Al Tizon has won the 2013 Outreach Resource of the Year award in the Preaching category from Outreach magazine....
  • 3/8/2013 - MMBB Investment Basics Webinar (Monday, March 13th)
    Want to know more about Investment Basics? Greetings! Register Now for MMBB's Investment Basics Webinar March 13, 2013 at 2 PM eastern time Investing is a carefully planned and prepared approach to...
  • 3/8/2013 - ABHMS Calls for Volunteers to Help in New Jersey, Continues Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts
    ABHMS Calls for Volunteers to Help in New Jersey, Continues Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts (Click here to learn how ABCOPAD is working with ABHMS and other organizations to help Hurricane Sandy...
  • 3/2/2013 - AB Women’s Ministries Announces Grant Applications
    AB Women’s Ministries is seeking applications for grants from individuals or organizations that seek to end violence against women and girls. The application deadline for the 2013 granting...
  • 2/8/2013 - Your gifts of $230,000 to Haiti Earthquake Relief Help Paralytics Get Moving Again
    Your gifts of $230,000 to Haiti Earthquake Relief Help Paralytics Get Moving Again Leon was left partially paralyzed in the devastating 2010 Haiti earthquake, suffering a spinal cord injury after his...
  • 2/8/2013 - MMBB Financial Services Names Louis Barbarin New Executive Director
    MMBB Financial Services Names Louis Barbarin New Executive Director MMBB Financial Services (The Ministers and Missionairies Benefit Board) announced that Mr. Louis P. Barbarin will assume the role...
  • 2/3/2013 - ABHMS Calls for Children in Poverty Grant Proposals by April 24
    Congregations, regions and community ministries related to American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA) are invited to apply for 2013 Children in Poverty (CiP) grants from American Baptist Home Mission...
  • 1/17/2013 - 2013 Lenten Devotional Now Available
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  • 1/16/2013 - ABCOPAD January 2013 Haiti Mission Trip
    ABCOPAD January 2013 Haiti Mission Trip January 19 - 28, 2013 November 2011 ABCOPAD Haiti Mission Team The sixth mission team from ABCOPAD will be in Haiti January 19 - 28. They will be building...
  • 1/16/2013 - Thailand Mission Discovery Trip from Carol West
    Thailand Mission Discovery Trip from Carol West Link to International Ministries Web Page Mark, IM has set up a blog for our Discovery Team. The address is...
  • 1/16/2013 - CLI Spring Classes Now Being Offered
    CLI Spring Classes Now Being Offered Downloadablle Bulletin Insert and Additional Information CLI Spring Term February 2 - April 27, 2013 Christian Education and Old Testament First Class...
  • 1/16/2013 - Fanning The Flame Pastor's Conference 2013
    Theme: Becoming Faith Soaring Churches April 15-17, 2013 Host Church: First Baptist Church of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania Click Here For Links To The On-line Registration Form, Poster, Scholarship...
  • 12/18/2012 - Former International Ministries Executive, Dr. Chet Jump, Passes Away
    Former International Ministries Executive, Dr. Chet Jump, Passes Away Rev. Dr. Chester (Chet) Jump, former Executive Director of American Baptist International Ministries (IM), died on December 13,...
  • 12/16/2012 - ABCUSA Introduces Matthew 25 Grant Fund
    ABCUSA Introduces Matthew 25 Grant Fund American Baptist Churches USA is excited to announce the ABCUSA Matthew 25 Grant . Created through monetary gifts of a generous donor, this fund is designed to...
  • 12/15/2012 - American Baptist Leaders Express Grief Following Connecticut Shooting
    American Baptist Leaders Express Grief Following Connecticut Shooting American Baptist leaders today asked American Baptists and others around the United States and the world to keep the community of...
  • 12/15/2012 - American Baptist Leaders Express Grief Following Connecticut Shooting
    American Baptist Leaders Express Grief Following Connecticut Shooting American Baptist leaders today asked American Baptists and others around the United States and the world to keep the community of...
  • 11/15/2012 - IM Sends Additional Tuition Assistance to College Students in Haiti
    F inancial aftershocks from the massive January 2010 earthquake in Haiti are still being felt by students whose education was interrupted when their colleges in the Port au Prince area were destroyed...
  • 11/15/2012 - Fighting Global Hunger One Conversation at a Time
    Fighting Global Hunger One Conversation at a Time The national board of American Baptist Women’s Ministries, at its annual meetings July 17-21, 2012, unanimously voted to become signatories to...
  • 11/15/2012 - 2013-2014 Planning Calendar Now Available
    2013-2014 Planning Calendar Now Available The 2013-2014 Planning Calendar is now available! Churches and individuals may print this calendar as a reference tool for use in weekly planning throughout...
  • 11/12/2012 - ABHMS Announces 2012 Grant Guidelines
    ABHMS Announces 2012 Grant Guidelines....... "Discipleship: Engaging the 18-29 Years Old Community" The American Baptist Home Mission Socieities has announced their request for Letters of Intent from...
  • 11/2/2012 - ABHMS Seeks Support, Prayers for Hurricane Sandy Relief
    ABHMS Seeks Support, Prayers for Hurricane Sandy Relief Following three days of closure because of a power outage caused by Hurricane Sandy, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) re-opened...
  • 11/2/2012 - ABCOPAD Aids Those Injured By Hurricane Sandy
    Many continue to asked about opportunities to help Hurricane Sandy disaster victims in New Jersey. Rev. Brent Miller and I will be leading a team to Ocean County, New Jersey December 3 - 5. Plans are...
  • 10/27/2012 - IM Missionaries Carlos Bonilla, Mayra Giovanetti Accept Call to Serve in Nicaragua
    IM Missionaries Carlos Bonilla, Mayra Giovanetti Accept Call to Serve in Nicaragua After serving in Spain for the past two years, International Ministries (IM) missionaries Mayra Giovanetti and...
  • 10/27/2012 - ABCOPAD Prepares For Hurricane Sandy
    By now most of you are aware of Hurricane Sandy and the forecast anticipating the storm striking the congregations in ABCOPAD on Tuesday morning if not before. We all need to be praying, humbly...
  • 10/15/2012 - 2013 Thailand Discovery Trip
    2013 Thailand Discovery Trip Message from Pastor Carol West (Chaplain and Member at Calvary Baptist Church of Newark, DE): The Thailand trip is scheduled for Fri. 1/18 through Fri. 2/1. Below are...
  • 10/4/2012 - 2012 Fall Grant Funds Available
    2012 Fall Grant Funds Available Deadline for 2012 Fall Grants is November 5th, 2012: Submit all grants to a Regional Pastor by November 5th, 2012 Message From Caryl Casey, ABCOPAD Treasurer:...
  • 9/19/2012 - ABHMS Staff Member Honored By New Orleans Mayor
    ABHMS Staff Member Honored By New Orleans Mayor American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) is proud to announce that Victoria Goff, ABHMS national coordinator of Volunteer and Disaster Response...
  • 9/8/2012 - 2012 Mission Trip To Cordova, Alaska
    2012 Mission Trip To Cordova, Alaska Downloadable Flyer The ABWMOPAD are sponsoring a mission work trip to the Cordova , Alaska from 11-28-12 to 12-05-12. We will be working with missionary Susan...
  • 9/8/2012 - 2013 ABCOPAD Trip To Israel
    2013 ABCOPAD Trip To Israel Pathways Through the Bible for Clergy, Bible Study and other Church Leaders With Members and Friends of the American Baptist Churches of Pennsylvania and Delaware Hosts:...
  • 8/31/2012 - Free Resources Can Ease Church-Year Planning
    As you look ahead to the upcoming church year, make your planning easier with free downloadable Workshops for Church Life and Leadership from American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS). The 51...
  • 8/31/2012 - International Ministries Hosts Testimony: Revival on Campus
    International Ministries Hosts Testimony: Revival on Campus An Invitation to Pastors and Congregations The Board of Directors of American Baptist International Ministries Rev. Dr. Reid Trulson (IM...
  • 8/21/2012 - Dr. Debora Jackson Named New Executive Director of American Baptist Ministers Council
    The American Baptist Ministers Council Executive Committee and the 2012 Ministers Council Senate has announced the election of the Reverend Dr. Debora Jackson of Auburndale, MA as Executive Director...
  • 8/2/2012 - Munro Retires as Executive Director, Interim Ministries-ABC
    After 7 years of service as Executive Director of Interim Ministries-ABC, Rev. Jamie Munro retired on Tuesday, July 31, 2012. “Jamie will be greatly missed. He has been a tremendous gift to ABC...
  • 8/2/2012 - National Youth Gathering Features Mission Outreach
    Many youth from across the United States and Puerto Rico served as the hands and feet of Christ by participating in mission outreach at various sites here on Wednesday as part of Immerse, the 2012...
  • 6/22/2012 - Mission Summit 2013 One Year Away
    Good afternoon, Today, June 21, 2012, we are officially one year out from Mission Summit 2013, An American Baptist Biennial Gathering, taking place from June 21-23, 2013 in Overland Park, Kansas. If...
  • 6/22/2012 - ABCUSA to Continue Interim Ministry Placements
    On August 1, 2012, the work of interim ministry placements previously arranged by Interim Ministries-ABC will be assumed by ABCUSA. At that time Rev. Patricia Hernandez will take on the director's...
  • 6/22/2012 - ABCUSA to Continue Interim Ministry Placements
    On August 1, 2012, the work of interim ministry placements previously arranged by Interim Ministries-ABC will be assumed by ABCUSA. At that time Rev. Patricia Hernandez will take on the director's...
  • 6/7/2012 - Judson Press Announces Regional Rewards Program For American Baptist Regions
    Message from ABCOPAD Regional Pastor, Rev. Dr. Jeff Johnson: Want to give to our region doing what you are already doing? If you order books, church materials, and other items online from our...
  • 5/14/2012 - Walk Them Home Event Raises Money For Special Needs Adoption
    Walk Them Home Event Raises Money For Special Needs Adoption On June 2nd, Brent and Megen Miller, ABCOPAD Partners in Ministry for Adoption and Orphan Care, will be lacing up for Walk Them Home, a...
  • 4/3/2012 - Scholarships Available for IM Call Retreat in May
    Scholarships Available for IM Call Retreat In May American Baptist International Ministries (IM) is pleased to announce the availability of a limited number of scholarships for the IM Call Retreat,...
  • 3/16/2012 - ABHMS Penny Project Reaches Halfway Mark to 14 Million Goal
    ABHMS Penny Project Reaches Halfway Mark to 14 Million Goal Through The Penny Project—begun regionally in 2007 by the children of First Baptist Church of New London, N.H., and launched...
  • 3/15/2012 - Musical Instruments for Haitian Church
    Musical Instruments for Haitian Church Update From Magnel Michel 5/14/2012: Hi PastorJohn & ABCOPAD Friends: I’mvery happy to write you today just to share with you something. As you know...
  • 2/22/2012 - Bulletin Inserts Featuring 200th Anniversary Celebration of Adoniram Judson
    Bulletin Inserts Featuring 200th Anniversary Celebration of Adoniram Judson Downloadable Bulletin Inserts I was asked last week by the leadership of the Oil Creek Association to put my 'history'...
  • 2/22/2012 - News From MMBB Federal Reporting Requirements for Churches 2012
    News From MMBB: Federal Reporting Requirements for Churches & Pastors 2012 FEDERAL REPORTING REQUIREMENTS is an invaluable tool for church staff and leaders. It explains—in plain...
  • 2/14/2012 - Children in Poverty grant proposals due April 25
    Children in Poverty grant proposals due April 25 Application packets for American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) 2012 Children in Poverty grants are now available. The deadline for submitting...
  • 2/14/2012 - 200th Anniversary of Judson's Sailing
    200th Anniversary of Judson's Sailing This article came from Duane and Marcia Binkley's on-line newsletter: Greetings, In February of 1812, Adoniram Judson sailed from Salem, Massachusetts on his way...
  • 2/10/2012 - ABCOPAD 2012 Biennial
    ABCOPAD 2012 Biennial October 11-13, 2012 Blair County Convention Center Altoona, PA Featuring Church Unique: How Visionary Leaders Cast Vision, Capture Culture and Create Movement More Biennial...
  • 2/10/2012 - 2012 ABCOPAD Student Ministries NEWS AND INFORMATION
    2012 ABCOPAD Student Ministries NEWS AND INFORMATION Reset Youth Ministries Training Events ABCOPAD Student Ministries Leadership/Mission Week Reunion East Reunion West Contact Rev. Eric Kraihanzel...
  • 2/10/2012 - C2R4: A Spiritual Retreat for Young Adult Women
    C2R4: A Spiritual Retreat for Young Adult Women American Baptist Women’s Ministries announces C2R4: Confidence through Christ—Retreat, Reflect, Renew, Relate , a retreat for women between...
  • 2/2/2012 - ABCOPAD Announces Spring Pastor Retreats
    ABCOPAD Announces Spring Pastor Retreats Updates For This Event Can Be Found On Our Facebook Web Page www.facebook.com/ABCOPAD/ Pictures can be found on our Photobucket Web Page...
  • 1/27/2012 - IM Announces 200th Anniversary Celebration and New Three-year Theme
    Starting this year, American Baptist International Ministries (IM) will begin celebrating 200 years of global mission. “This is a remarkable occasion for IM. Not many mission agencies have been...
  • 1/27/2012 - ABCUSA Go to a New Land Conference Meets in Orlando
    Our own Regional Pastor To Pastors, Rev. Dr. Kevin Walden attended the event along with a number of other pastors from ABCOPAD Go to a New Land: Journeying Toward God , a conference presented by...
  • 1/20/2012 - ABHMS Announces Speakers for Immerse Youth Gathering
    www.abhms-immerse2012.org American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) announces an exciting lineup of inspiring speakers and presenters for Immerse, the national gathering of American Baptist...
  • 1/20/2012 - Judson Press Introduces Winter Webinar Series
    Judson Press is kicking off the new year with a series of free webinars during the months of January and February. The diverse topics being presented include immigration, preaching on the economy,...
  • 1/20/2012 - ABHMS Presents One Great Hour of Sharing Grant to ACLAMO
    American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) presented a $20,000 check last Wednesday to ACLAMO Family Centers, Norristown, Pa., to expand its Conexiones Familiales (Family Connections) program,...
  • 1/16/2012 - Haiti Earthquake: A Collection of Reflections and Stories
    The Haiti Second Anniversary Collection of reflections, stories and photos remembers the January 12, 2010 earthquake and the subsequent two years of re-building efforts. It is now available on the IM...
  • 12/9/2011 - AB Women's Ministries Seeks Nominations for Award
    The “Shine the Light” award, established in 2011 by American Baptist Women’s Ministries, recognizes outstanding light-bearers for Christ. The award honors exemplary women from local...
  • 12/1/2011 - 2012 Break The Chains Stop The Pain Grants Available
    American Baptist Women’s Ministries launched its ―Break the Chains: Slavery in the 21st Century‖ national mission project in 2007, with a goal to raise $250,000 to encourage new...
  • 12/1/2011 - Board of National Ministries Transitions to New Structure
    In a historic American Baptist moment in time, the Board of National Ministries met for the last time in Orlando, Fla., Nov. 16-18, in accordance with American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA) bylaw...
  • 12/1/2011 - ABHMS Encourages BJC Essay Scholarship Contest Entries
    American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) encourages entries to the 2012 Religious Liberty Essay Scholarship Contest, sponsored by the Religious Liberty Council of the Baptist Joint Committee...
  • 11/3/2011 - CLI Harrisburg Office Outreach and Mission Course This January
    Church Leadership Institute of Harrisburg Web Page Downloadable Flier For The 2012 Mission and Outreach Class Here is the information for the upcoming class for January 2012. Outreach is being taught...
  • 11/3/2011 - Church Leadership Institute Offering Con. Ed Course In Baptist History and Polity
    Downloadable Information THE ABCOPAD CHURCH LEADERSHIP INSTITUTES Of WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA AND NORTHEAST PENNSYLVANIA PRESENT: “J” – TERM 2012 REGISTRATION Deadline for Registration...
  • 11/3/2011 - ABCOPAD Building Rubble Homes In Haiti
    ABCOPAD Building Rubble Homes In Haiti Follow the Mission Team on the ABCOPAD Facebook Page at http://www.facebook.com/ABCOPAD/ http://www.facebook.com/groups/ABCOPADHaitiTeam/ Pictures of the...
  • 10/29/2011 - New Resources And Opportunities For "ABC Reads" Participants
    During the 2011 ABCUSA Biennial, Judson Press, publishing ministry of the American Baptist Home Mission Societies, announced Listen to the Children: Conversations with Immigrant Families/Escuchemos a...
  • 10/21/2011 - Missionaries Ann and Bruce Borquist in ABCOPAD
    Dear Friends, Greetings from the West Coast. We have just returned to the Seattle area from our three week trip to NY, NJ, PA and Ohio where we spoke at supporting churches and conferences and led...
  • 10/12/2011 - ABC Refugee Task Force Goes to Washington DC
    Downloadable Recommendations Document On September 12, 2011, thirteen representatives from the Burma Refugee Task Force formed a delegation and visited the State Department of the United States to...
  • 9/21/2011 - ABCOPAD Regional Pastor attends 3rd Annual Haitian Men's Congress
    Photo Album Of This Event ABCOPAD Regional Pastor for Communications and Mission, Rev. Mark Mahserjian-Smith was invited to speak at the third annual Congress of the Men's Federation of Haitian...
  • 9/21/2011 - On-Line Student Ministries Classes Starting in January
    AN AWESOME ONE YEAR INTENSIVE TRAINING PROGRAM THAT WILL HELP YOU... Learn how you can engage youth in an effective manner. Learn how to create a three year plan for discipling teens. Learn how to...
  • 9/21/2011 - Seeing Jesus Through the Land as the Fifth Gospel
    Rev. Dr. Willis Britt Academic Dean The Jerusalem Center for Biblical Studies HOST SITES and DATES First Baptist Church, Greensburg, PA Monday ~ October 24 First Baptist Church, Milton, PA Wednesday...
  • 9/15/2011 - Integrity of Mission: Christ Among Strangers
    Integrity of Mission: Christ Among Strangers Immigration is among our country's most important, not to mention hottest, topics. Highly respected Latino scholar Harold J. Recinos, of Southern...
  • 8/23/2011 - Against The Flow Mini-Conference
    Fall 2011 Mini-Conferences to help teens go against the flow of worldly values and strive to put Christ at the center of their life. Click Here To Learn More Downloadable Against The Flow Flier And...
  • 8/13/2011 - Pittsburgh Baptist Association Fall Gathering
    Dr. Gary McIntosh The PBA will hold its annual Fall Clergy Appreciation Celebration on September 23rd and a Continuing Education Event featuring Dr. Gary McIntosh on September 24th. To learn more...
  • 8/13/2011 - AB GIRLS Encourage Attendance at Immerse 2012
    The national leadership team of AB GIRLS, a ministry for girls sponsored by American Baptist Women’s Ministries, encourages girls and young women to attend Immerse in July, 2012, sponsored by...
  • 8/3/2011 - Lois Olmstead Coming To ABCOPAD: September 2011
    Lois was the primary speaker at the 2011 AB Women's Conference. One of Lois's many gifts is telling a story that will make those who are listening both laugh and think. Lois is able to deliver godly...
  • 8/3/2011 - Churches Gearing Up for World Mission Offering 2011
    Live the Word > Proclaim the Word > Be Transformed is the theme for the 2011 International Ministries (IM) annual World Mission Offering (WMO). Free promotional materials are being mailed to...
  • 8/3/2011 - AB Women's Ministries Hosts Inspiring Events for Women and Girls
    During the summer of 2011, American Baptist Women’s Ministries hosted three unique events touching the lives of over 400 women and girls across the United States and Puerto Rico and providing...
  • 8/3/2011 - American Baptists respond to call for emergency relief to help the people of drought-ravaged East Africa.
    American Baptist International Ministries has released an emergency relief grant of $20,000 in One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS) funds to Church World Service (CWS) to provide aid in several...
  • 7/8/2011 - American Baptists attend BWA Annual Gathering
    A group of American Baptists, many with leadership positions, are attending the Baptist World Alliance (BWA) meetings in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from July 4-9, 2011. "We are part of a global...
  • 7/8/2011 - ABHMS Sponsors 2012 National Gathering of American Baptist Youth
    American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) is sponsoring “Immerse: The 2012 National Gathering of American Baptist Youth” July 24-28, 2012, at American University, Washington, D.C....
  • 6/17/2011 - ABCUSA Executive Ministers Author New Ministry Resource
    Persons in professional ministry who are faced with a new job or career move deal with particularly unique challenges. To aid and ease the process for ministry leaders, denominational executives...
  • 5/25/2011 - ABHMS Seeks Donations For Disaster-Stricken U.S. Regions
    While responding as the hands of feet and Christ in the disaster-stricken regions of Joplin, Mo., and Tuscaloosa, Ala., American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) asks American Baptists to...
  • 5/20/2011 - 2011 Camping Season Soon To Get Underway:
    ABCOPAD Summer Camps Contacts ABCOPAD Summer Camps Links ABCOPAD offers many Summer Camping options throughout the Region. Below is a link to the ABCOPAD Summer Camp Web Page with additional links to...
  • 5/20/2011 - $10,000 In OGHS Funds Provides Relief For Quake Victims In Spain
    $10,000 in One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS) funds have been sent through International Ministries to IM’s partner, Unión Evangélica Bautista de España (U.E.B.E.) in Valencia,...
  • 5/20/2011 - ABHMS Announces Karen Baptist Youth Conference Slated For July
    American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) invites youth and young adults, ages 15-30, to the Karen Baptist Youth Conference July 21-24, 2011, at Houghton (N.Y.) College. The...
  • 5/20/2011 - Patricia P. Hernandez Announced As National Director For American Baptist Women In Ministry
    Rev. Patricia P. Hernandez will begin work on Monday, May 23, 2011, as the new national director for American Baptist Women in Ministry (ABWIM). As national director, she will implement the ABWIM...
  • 5/3/2011 - AB Men's Retreat 2011
    August 5 - 7, 2011 Shippensburg University Learn More At www.abmopad.org The 56th retreat is over. On to the 57th. Please be in prayer for the board of managers as we start the preparations. If you...
  • 5/3/2011 - AB Women's Conference 2011
    2011 AB Women's Conference Prayer Calendar Download the 2011 Conference Registration Materials ! Conference Registration Booklet Women's Registration Form AB GIRLS Registration Form AB GIRLS...
  • 4/18/2011 - American Baptist Home Mission Societies, Foundation Offer Palmer Grants To Churches, Organizations
    American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) is accepting requests for proposals (applications) for the 2011-2012 Palmer grants in partnership with the American Baptist Foundation. The grants will...
  • 4/2/2011 - ABC-USA Proposed 2011 By-Laws
    The proposed ABC-USA Bylaws will be voted upon by the 2011 Biennial delegates in June at the Puerto Rico Gathering. Materials are available on an ABC-USA web page. Below is a link to the web page....
  • 4/1/2011 - Update From Carlos Bonilla and Mayra Giovanetti, Missionaries To Spain
    Would you like to see the BGs soon? You cannot come to Spain yet? We would like to see you soon, too! But, we cannot go to Pennsylvania and Delaware yet, either (plans are for Spring 2012)…...
  • 3/15/2011 - Bible Study Manual For Conflict Transformation Now Available In 8 Languages:
    The Bible Study Manual on Conflict Transformation authored by Dan Buttry, IM’s global consultant for Peace and Justice, is now available in eight languages: English, Cantonese, Spanish,...
  • 3/15/2011 - Free Webinars Tie In With Black Marriage Day
    On March 27, 2011, hundreds of communities and neighborhoods across the country will celebrate Black Marriage Day, first observed nationally in 2003. Judson Press will recognize the occasion with two...
  • 3/14/2011 - Need For Volunteers In Japan
    We have received word from Roberta Stephens regarding the need and capability for volunteers to help with earthquake relief in Japan. "Two rescue workers from BWA Rescue 24 - Hungarian Aid arrived...
  • 3/14/2011 - News From Roberta Stephens Missionary In Japan
    Dear Friends, The news changes minute by minute, so that it’s hard to know what to tell you about the earthquake,tsunami and fires in Japan. First, God is my refuge and my strength, an...
  • 3/13/2011 - $20,000 Grant Approved By OGHS For Japan Relief Efforts
    American Baptists are answering the call to provide relief to their sisters and brothers in Christ in Japan after an 8.9 earthquake struck Japan on March 11 followed by a devastating tsunami along...
  • 3/13/2011 - Prayers Requested Following Japan Earthquake And Tsunami
    Please keep the people of Japan and other affected areas in your prayers, after the most powerful earthquake to hit Japan in at least 100 years caused a tsunami along the coast. The quake struck at...
  • 3/3/2011 - ABHMS Mailing Featuring 2011 Biennial Poster, Bulletin Insert
    American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) asks pastors and church leaders to watch their postal mailboxes for a soon-to-arrive packet regarding ABHMS activities planned for the American Baptist...
  • 3/3/2011 - AB Women's Ministries Launches "Break the Chains and Stop the Pain"
    American Baptist Women’s Ministries announces the launch of the national mission project, “Break the Chains and Stop the Pain,” addressing the oppression of women and girls...
  • 2/23/2011 - Open Enrollment For Protect My Ministry Has Begun
    Open enrollment for Protect My Ministry has started. The first 100 churches that sign up will have their $25.00 enrollment fee reimbursed by the ABCOPAD. Click Here To Learn more. www.abcopadym.com
  • 2/23/2011 - 2011 Spring ABCOPAD Pastors Retreats
    Learn More About LLC's (Leadership Learning Communities) ABCOPAD Pastor's Retreat Details The Pastor's Spring Retreat WEST will be held at Camp Judson, 398 Holliday Road, North Springfield, PA 16430....
  • 2/11/2011 - AB Women's Ministries To Host 2011 Events At Green Lake
    American Baptist Women’s Ministries will host concurrent conference events for women and girls at the Green Lake Conference Center, Green Lake, Wisconsin, July 16-22, 2011. The National...
  • 2/4/2011 - American Baptist Churches Making A Difference In Haiti
    Link To ABCOPAD's Pictures and Video Shot During The Recent Mission Trip To Haiti Internation Ministries Video Clips Of Work Done Throughout Haiti Thank you! In 2010, you gave $2.8 million to help...
  • 2/4/2011 - Judson Press Offers Programming For Black History Month
    In celebration of Black History Month, Judson Press is offering a month’s worth of free programming presented by its African American authors. Each week in February will feature podcasts and...
  • 1/14/2011 - ABCOPAD Student Ministries News
    ABCOPAD Region Pastor With Student Ministries provides an update on all that is happening regionally in Student Ministries. Go to www.abcopadym.com for more information.
  • 1/13/2011 - Camp Judson and Camp Ichthus Host ABCOPAD Student Ministries Training Event
    Go to www.abcopadym.com for details Camp Judson (Rev. Kevin Saxton) & Camp Ichthus (Rev. Eric Kraihanzel): Motivating teens to become 3 Dimensional Christ Followers. Mirrored Student Ministry...
  • 1/12/2011 - Haiti One Year Later: New video report and printed resources now available for churches
    Haiti one year later: Successes, setbacks, surprises mark American Baptist rebuilding efforts after the earthquake. New video report and stories now available… see the difference American...
  • 1/8/2011 - IM Missionaries And Volunteers Unharmed In Chile's Earthquake On Sunday
    IM missionaries, Dwight and Barbara Bolick, in Temuco, Chile reported that they are safe after a 7.1 earthquake hit the country on Sunday. This is the second major earthquake to rock Chile in less...
  • 1/7/2011 - ABHMS Announces Ministry Award Recipients
    American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) announces American Baptist clergy and lay leaders who will receive awards for significant faith-based work. Recipients were selected by the Board of...
  • 1/7/2011 - American Baptist Women's Ministries Launches New Podcast Series
    AB Women’s Ministries has begun producing a podcast resource, "In Their Shoes: Women Walking with Women Worldwide," which explores facets of oppression affecting women and girls in the U.S. and...
  • 12/17/2010 - Preliminary Information Regarding Protect My Ministry
    www.abcopadym.com ABCOPAD Regional Pastor For Student Ministries, Rev. Eric Kraihanzel provided preliminary information regarding Protect My Ministry. Eric explains the importance of this program as...
  • 12/17/2010 - CLI Northeastern PA Offering Mission and Evangelism Classes in January 2011
    CLI of Northeastern PA is offering classes on Mission and Evangelism in January 2011. The Evangelism course will be taught by Rev. Dr. Jeff Johnson January 7-8, 2011. The Mission course will be...
  • 12/16/2010 - Successfully Responding to Haiti's Cholera Epidemic
    by James G. Layton In the face of the political turmoil that is part of the presidential election process in Haiti, International Ministries (IM) missionaries, partnering with groups like the...
  • 12/16/2010 - 2011 Winter Weekend Student Ministries Retreat
    WINTER WEEKEND 2011 sponsored by North Country Baptist Youth Ministries at Mt. Zion Retreat Center Roaring Branch, PA January 28 - 30 Now is the time to be thinking about our Winter Weekend Retreat...
  • 12/13/2010 - CLI West Mission And Evangelism Classes in 2011
    CLI West is offering classes on Mission and Evangelism in January 2011. The Mission course will be taught by Rev. Mark Mahserjian-Smith January 7-8, 2011. The Evangelism will be taught by Rev. Dr....
  • 12/13/2010 - ABCOPAD Mission Team Traveling To Haiti In January
    A 14 member mission team will be leaving Pennsylvania and Delaware to help the Haitian people. The mission team will leave on January 15 and return on January 24. Please keep this team in your...
  • 12/9/2010 - American Baptist Women's Ministries Releases Program Materials As Downloadable Resource
    AB Women’s Ministries has produced a ministry resource for women's groups that may be easily downloaded from the American Baptist Women’s Ministries website’s Lulu storefront, a...
  • 11/22/2010 - Wallis Addresses ABCUSA General Board, November 2010 Meeting Concludes
    Dr. Jim Wallis, president and CEO of Sojourners, spoke about evangelism as he addressed the General Board during its final plenary session on Sunday, November 21. The General Board also adopted the...
  • 11/19/2010 - American Baptist General Board Meets in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
    The General Board meetings of American Baptist Churches USA began on November 18 at the Dolce Valley Forge Hotel and Resorts in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. The first plenary session was opened by...
  • 11/11/2010 - IM sends $15,000 to purchase medical supplies to treat cholera in Haiti
    by Catherine Nold An initial contribution of $15,000 from One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS) Haiti Relief funds has been sent to IMA World Health, a longtime American Baptist International Ministries...
  • 11/3/2010 - 2010 November Stewardship Bulletin Inserts Available
    Please feel free to forward to your churches these easily overlooked resources that are provided as a ministry of Mission Resource Development and available on the ABCUSA website. Each link is to a...
  • 10/22/2010 - Recipes With Refugees In Harrisburg And York
    Opportunities Provided By Church World Service Link To Additional Information Do you love to travel? Love to learn about different cultures? Enjoy tasting meals from around the world? Then you won't...
  • 10/18/2010 - Roll Out Meetings For New Regional Ministry Design
    Downloadable Information Downloadable Cover Letter Downloadable Schedule Of Roll Out Meetings Unfolding God's Design For Regional Ministry (Downloadable Copy Of Quad Fold Brochure) Photo Albums Of...
  • 10/8/2010 - ABHMS Partners In Training Pastors From Burma Residing In United States
    American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS), in partnership with Central Baptist Theological Seminary and American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA) regions, provided intensive ministry training Aug....
  • 10/8/2010 - Dan Buttry plays key role in historic Naga peace agreement
    Rev. Dr. Dan Buttry, global consultant for peace and justice for American Baptist International Ministries (IM), was a key participant in the recent historic Naga peace meetings that resulted in the...
  • 9/9/2010 - Medley Attends Interfaith Summit Addressing Anti-Muslim Views In U.S.
    On Tuesday, September 7, general secretary Roy Medley attended an interfaith summit hosted by the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., which...
  • 9/9/2010 - Elementary School Set To Re-open In Haiti Thanks To Volunteer Efforts
    By October 1, schools in Haiti will re-open after the devastating January 12 earthquake that shattered the tiny nation. Thanks to the efforts of countless volunteers from Cooperative Baptist...
  • 9/9/2010 - World Mission Offering Started September 1
    During the months of September and October, over 4,000 American Baptist International Ministries’ supporting churches are invited to rejoice in the great work God is doing in global missions....
  • 9/9/2010 - Judson Press Publishes Two Church Resources By ABC Leaders
    Rev. Dr. Lee Spitzer Rev. Dr. Marvin A. McMickle Two of the titles on Judson Press’s five book fall list are authored by American Baptist leaders. New this month is Making Friends, Making...
  • 9/9/2010 - American Baptist Home Mission Societies Calls For 2011 Biennial Award Nominations
    Link To Additional Information The Board of National Ministries, now carrying out ministry as American Baptist Home Mission Societies, seeks nominations for ministry awards to be announced at the...
  • 9/9/2010 - News From The Ministers Council Senate
    New Article 9/7/2010: At its August meeting your Ministers Council Senate made the difficult decision to increase national dues. As our members, you need to know the realities that made this decision...
  • 8/28/2010 - ABCOPAD Grant Funds Now Available
    Link To Complete Information Regarding Grants Message From Caryl Casey, ABCOPAD Treasurer & Member of the Mission Allocation Committee (MAC) As I started to think about the grant requests that...
  • 8/28/2010 - Central Union Association Gathering: Rejoicing In Hope On 10-10-10
    Link To Complete Information For This Event Including Downloadable Fliers Central Union Association Fall Gathering: Rejoicing In Hope On 10-10-10 Sunday, October 10, 2010 Downingtown High School -...
  • 8/28/2010 - Pittsburgh Baptist Association Event Featuring Eddie Hammett
    Link To Complete Information For This Event Spiritual Leadership in a Secular Age / Pastoral Leadership That Bears Fruit Today & Tomorrow Clergy and Spouse Appreciation Event Friday, September...
  • 7/22/2010 - Asian American Baptist Conference And Caucus Offer Inspiration And Enrichment
    More than 130 people representing 14 different ethnicities gathered in Chicago in June for the Asian Pastors/Seminarians/Young Adults Conference and the Asian American Baptist Caucus Convocation. The...
  • 7/16/2010 - Opportunities To Serve In Upcoming Mission Trips Through IM
    Dear Partners in Mission, It has been an amazing summer already! You have been serving God around the world, teaching English in China, connecting with brothers and sisters in Mexico, rebuilding a...
  • 7/2/2010 - Course in Burmese Language for Ordained Pastors
    Greetings,Central Baptist Seminary in Shawnee, Kansas (just outside Kansas City) is offering a 2 1/2 day class session in the Burmese language. The two topics to be covered are:1. Baptist Polity...
  • 7/2/2010 - 2011 ABC-USA Biennial Event Announced For Theologians And Theological Educators
    The Office of the General Secretary is pleased to announce that it will be sponsoring a gathering of American Baptist Theologians/Theological educators in conjunction with the 2011 Biennial gathering...
  • 7/2/2010 - Trusted Services Continue As The American Baptist Foundation Plans For Future Growth
    In the last several days the Board of Directors of the American Baptist Foundation, in a spirit of prayer and unity, has been crafting a new model to position the Foundation for future growth. This...
  • 6/11/2010 - 2010 AB Girls Houseparty
    2010 AB Girls Houseparty: July 23 -25 in Shinglehouse, PA. Downloadable registration info, bulletin board flier and more
  • 6/10/2010 - 2010 ABCOPAD Biennial: Outflow Event
    October 14-16,2010 Blair County Convention Center Altoona PA This year's Biennial will feature David Ping, co-author of Outflow. For more information, promotional material and registration forms...
  • 3/6/2010 - 2010 AB Men's Retreat
    56th ANNUAL ABMOPAD LAYMEN'S RETREATAugust 6 - 8, 2010 SHIPPENSBURG UNIVERSITY,SHIPPENSBURG, PENNSYLVANIA More Information Coming SoonClick here to go to the ABCOPAD AB Men's Web Site
  • 3/6/2010 - Reunion 2010 West and East
    November 12 - 14 2010 Pittsburgh, PA November 19 - 21 2010 Bethlehem, PA Go to www.abcopadym.org for more info
  • 7/17/2009 - Final Church Life Cycle Workshop On Sept. 12
    If you would like to learn more about the Life-Cycles , ABCOPAD is partnering with the ABCOPAD Minister's Council to offer a series of Workshops featuring the teaching ministry of Reverend Tom...
  • 4/6/2009 - Church Life Cycle Workshops Taking Place Across The Region
    ABCOPAD is offering these very helpful workshops to both pastors and lay leaders. Workshops will take place in each Area in our Region. These workshops will feature Rev. Tom Beers who is...