July 8, 2016
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 7/8/16)—A Call to Prayer has been issued to American Baptists by the ABC National Executive Council, including: Susan Gillies, interim general secretary of American Baptist Churches USA, Jeffrey Haggray, executive director of American Baptist Home Mission Societies, Virginia Holmstrom, executive director of American Baptist Women’s Ministries, Reid Trulson, executive director of International Ministries, and Louis Barbarin, chief executive officer of...
July 7, 2016
July 6, 2016
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 7/6/16)—In continuing an ongoing partnership between American Baptist Women’s Ministries and women’s ministries of ethnic groups in Myanmar (Burma) here in the United States and in Myanmar, American Baptist Women’s Ministries and the Kachin Baptist Women’s Department of Kachin Baptist Convention, Myanmar, are hosting a women’s leadership exchange in 2016.
In April, 2016, Rev. Sandra DeMott Hasenauer, associate executive director of American...
July 4, 2016
A $1,000 Matthew 25 Grant from the American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA) to The South Church in Mount Prospect, Ill., played a significant role in getting fresh vegetables onto the tables of people in need last year.
The South Church Garden yielded 2,150 pounds of vegetables in 2015, the third time in seven years that more than a ton of vegetables was harvested.
“The grant gave us the opportunity to pay for having the garden (on the church property) tilled this spring,” says...
June 30, 2016
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 6/30/16)—Amanda and Rev. Jon Good have been formally endorsed by American Baptist International Ministries (IM) for mission service in Hungary. The Farmington Hills, Mich., couple will serve through the Baptist Union of Hungary, an IM partner, and will work primarily with the Baptist Church in Debrecen.
“God is doing great things in the nation of Hungary,” Amanda says. “After accepting the challenge to run something like 50 public schools,...
American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA) welcomes applications by September 1 for Matthew 25 Grant awards, a three-year-old initiative. Beginning this fall, we will be moving to a one grant application period each year rather than two. To qualify for a grant, the applicant is required to be in a direct relationship with ABCUSA.
The Matthew 25 Grant is designed to channel gifts to help meet the needs of “housing, feeding, education and health with regard to the less fortunate.” The...
June 29, 2016
June 27, 2016
Please keep those affected by the recent devastating flooding in West Virginia in your prayers. The flooding has left over 23 dead, according to CNN.
Additionally, remember in prayer those who are battling wild fires in California, as well as those affected by the ongoing fires covering over 45,000 acres of the state.
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