August 9, 2016
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 8/9/16)—A search is now underway for a new General Secretary to serve the American Baptist family. The General Secretary Search Committee met for the first time on August 8 in Chicago, Ill.
This meeting held a two-fold purpose. First, members began to establish a sense of cohesion as a community bonded together through Christ to do the holy task set before them. Committee Chaplain, Rev. Kelly Legg, facilitated an interactive devotion that created a climate of...
A $1,000 Matthew 25 Grant to Family Promise of Great Falls, Mont., has been helping people who have lost their homes move back into permanent residences.
Family Promise comes into play either when individuals or families can’t afford their homes any longer because of factors like job loss or unemployment, explains Sharon Odden, executive director of the Great Falls initiative. In other instances they’re coming from elsewhere, such as from an American Indian reservation, seeking a...
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS—8/9/16)Rev. Dr. Paul Rollet of Chatham, Ill., has been appointed as an associate missionary by American Baptist International Ministries (IM). In association with Mission Ministries, Inc., Rollet is serving in the Philippines with Companion with the Poor (CWTP), a church planting organization and community working to launch holistic churches that meet the spiritual needs of the poorest of the poor living in metro Manila.
August 4, 2016
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 8/4/16)—American Baptist Women’s Ministries announces its mission focus theme for 2016-2017, “See…the Suffering: Drug Addiction.” Building on the 2015-2017 ministry focus “See…,” and in response to the increase in drug abuse and addiction in the United States, the mission focus provides American Baptist women and girls the opportunity to explore this critical issue, especially its impact upon women and girls, and how our faith calls us to respond.
According to a...
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 8/4/16)—American Baptist Women’s Ministries announces the election of the following officers for the 2016-2019 term.
Coordinator of Mission with Women and Girls is Frances Bryant-Lowery. A member of Friendship Baptist Church, Atlanta, Georgia, Frances’ mission experiences have included ministry at a homeless program, a women’s correctional facility, and with a college-based program funded by the Justice Department to stop violence against women on college...
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 8/4/16)—Rovaughna E. Richardson was recently commissioned for missionary service in the West African nation of the Republic of Ghana through American Baptist International Ministries (IM). During that day of rejoicing, a memorable rhyme was shared to sum up the reason everyone was celebrating:
God has called Rovaughna
To serve in the country of Ghana
August 2, 2016
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 8/2/16)—Ambassador Warren Clark announced his retirement as Executive Director of Churches for Middle East Peace (CMEP) this week after leading the organization for the past eight years. The CMEP Board of Directors has named Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon as the new Executive Director, effective August 1.
CMEP is a coalition of 22 national Church member bodies, including American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA), and...
RIPLEY, WV (ABNS 8/2/16)—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 position of Executive Director, ABMen USA. The appointment had
previously been made by its Executive Committee.
Lucky brings a wealth of spiritual and practical leadership experience to this position;
having served as President of the Kanawha Valley, West...