March 13, 2013
Each Wednesday throughout the season of Lent in 2013, a reflection including bible verses and prayer suggestions will be available on the ABCUSA website. The following reading is the fifth reflection, posted for the fifth week of Lent, on March 13, 2013.
Isaiah 43:16-21 (NRSV)
16 Thus says the Lord,
who makes a way in the sea,
a path in the mighty waters,
17 who brings out chariot and...
March 9, 2013
The reflection below was written by ABCUSA President Ruth Clark. This is the second in a new featured series, “Proud to be an American Baptist.” Check the ABCUSA website and other publications in the future to see more stories! View the first piece, by ABCUSA Vice President Don Ng, by...
March 7, 2013
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 3/7/13)—In response to Hurricane Sandy, which hit the East Coast on Oct. 29, 2012, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) seeks volunteers for four 2013 work weeks to rebuild New Jersey. Co-sponsored by ABHMS and American Baptist Churches of New Jersey (ABCNJ), “Coming Together for New Jersey…Rebuild, Renew and Restore” will be held May 4-11, June 1-8, July 13-20, and Aug. 10-17.
March 6, 2013
Each Wednesday throughout the season of Lent in 2013, a reflection including bible verses and prayer suggestions will be available on the ABCUSA website. The following reading is the fourth reflection, posted for the fourth week of Lent, on March 6, 2013.
Psalm 32 (NRSV)
1 Happy are those whose transgression is forgiven,
whose sin is covered.
2 Happy are those to whom the Lord imputes no iniquity,
and in whose spirit...
March 5, 2013
March 4, 2013
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 3/4/13)—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.
In this compelling work, Tizon combines preaching with the aims of the missional church and takes an in-depth look at the integral relationship between the two. The pastor, professor, and missionary introduces the essentials of...
March 1, 2013
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 3/1/13)—AB Women’s Ministries launches the two-year program theme “Designed to Serve/Diseñados para servir” in July, 2013, and has produced the first of two volumes supporting the theme.
Volume 1 of “Designed to Serve/Diseñados para servir,” now available, provides materials for 2013-2014, the first year of the two-year program theme cycle. Volume 1 includes 36 pages of Bible studies, devotionals, Women’s Sunday materials, geographic and general...
February 28, 2013
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 2/28/13)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) encourages American Baptist churches to be among the places of worship across the United States to host special services and discussions during “Gun Violence Prevention Sabbath Weekend” March 15-17.
Organized by Faiths United to Prevent Gun Violence and...
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 2/28/13)—American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA), long an advocate in working with displaced refugees, is co-hosting an international consultation to address concerns involving more than 12 million stateless people from around the world. The consultation is being held over three days, Feb. 27- March 1, at Calvary Baptist Church in Washington, D.C.
More than 50 international participants are gathered for the event, called “Towards an Ecumenical...