November 23, 2015
VALLEY FORGE, PA (11/23/15)—With fears of Syrian refugees being compared to fears of Japanese Americans during WWII, it is helpful to recall stories of American Baptist ministry among Japanese and Japanese Americans. One such story was highlighted on November 7 in Los Angeles, as American Baptist Historical Society (ABHS) Executive Director Deborah Van Broekhoven and President Garth Brokaw presented commendations to Nitto Tire Company, the sponsor of Act of Faith: The...
November 20, 2015
November 17, 2015
VALLEY FORGE, PA (11/17/15)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) continues telling the powerful story of its national “Space for Grace” gathering. Held at the Hilton Los Angeles Airport hotel Nov. 4-7, Space for Grace featured prophetic preachers and presenters who urged attendees to examine their lives, accept the call to seek justice and create positive change in their communities.
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November 16, 2015
[Episcopal News Service] Diocese of Los Angeles Bishop Suffragan Mary Glasspool will become an assistant bishop in the Diocese of New York next April.
The two dioceses announced the change Nov. 14.
Glasspool, 61, was elected bishop suffagran of Los Angeles on Dec. 4, 2009, and was consecrated on May 15, 2010, along with Bishop Suffragan Diane Jardine Bruce who was elected by...
November 15, 2015
November 9, 2015
VALLEY FORGE, PA (11/9/15)—From shedding tears to roaring with laughter, attendees at American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) national Space for Grace gathering held at the Hilton Los Angeles Airport hotel Wednesday through Saturday experienced a wide range of emotions, as powerful preachers and speakers urged them to examine their own lives and accept the call to correct injustice and create positive change in their communities.
During opening worship, the...
November 5, 2015
LOS ANGELES, CA (ABNS 11/5/15)—“We are here today looking back at where we come from, realizing we are still on a journey because our work is not finished,” said the Rev. Dr. Laura Sinclair when she opened the Nov. 3-4 board meeting of American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) with worship.
Relating the ongoing work of ABHMS with the meeting’s Philippians 3:14 theme — “I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ...
October 31, 2015
October 26, 2015
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/26/15)—Melanie Baggao of Placentia, California, was commissioned to serve with American Baptist International Ministries (IM) in the Middle East. Baggao is IM’s third global worker to be serving in this part of the world. She departed for her field of service on October 21, 2015.
The commissioning service was held in Baggao’s home church, Epic Church in Fullerton, California on October 4, 2015.
The Rev. Dr. Samuel Chetti,...
October 21, 2015
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/21/15)—“Liberties for All” will be the theme of an American Baptist Historical Society workshop led by Dr. Deborah Van Broekhoven on November 6 in Los Angeles, CA. Part of the upcoming Space for Grace gathering held by the American Baptist Home Mission Societies, the workshop will provide historical examples of...