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As three American Baptist Home Mission Societies staff members return to Puerto Rico this week, the organization affirms its commitment to its “Rebuilding, Restoring, Renewing…

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ABHMS continues to support restoration of Puerto Rico with funds, supplies, visits
At left: Funds that ABHMS transferred to Puerto Rico were used to purchase food.
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Video de ABHMS en español enfoca las necesidades de Puerto Rico
La Dra. Laura Miraz, directora ejecutiva asociada para Recursos Humanos de ABHMS, entrevista al Rvdo. Salvador Orellana, coordinador nacional de Ministerios Latinos de ABHMS, y director adjunto de logística y relaciones para la iniciativa de ABHMS: Reconstruyamos. Restauremos. Renovemos Puerto Rico. VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/18/17)—En el video en español publicado hoy, el Rvdo. Salvador
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ABHMS’ Spanish-language video addresses needs in Puerto Rico
Laura Miraz, PhD., SPHR, ABHMS associate executive director, Human Resource Services, interviews the Rev. Salvador Orellana, ABHMS national coordinator of Latino Ministries and deputy director of logistics and relationships, for ABHMS’ “Rebuilding, Restoring, Renewing Puerto Rico.” VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/18/17)—In a Spanish-language video posted today, the Rev. Salvador Orellana, ABHMS national coordinator of Latino
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ABHMS launches immigration-assistance initiative, pilot in partnership with ABCMNY
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/18/17)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) is pleased to announce its initiative to assist vulnerable immigrants who are currently subject to deportation, harassment and increased anxiety, as they seek to continue living their lives during rapidly changing and uncertain times in the United States. The pilot will launch in New York
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One Great Hour of Sharing funds released in response to California fires
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/13/17)—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 released a $5,000 One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS) Emergency Disaster Relief Grant to ABCUSA’s Growing Healthy Churches region. “This will be
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ABHMS’ monthly ‘Discipleship Matters’ bulletin inserts to debut in January
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/10/17)—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 Matters” fee-free monthly inserts for inclusion in church bulletins. Covering a variety of subjects—including children, education, discipleship and family life—these practical, downloadable inserts are produced
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American Baptist Home Mission Societies pledges to rebuild, restore, renew Puerto Rico
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 9/22/17)— 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 American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA), will launch a multi-year initiative, “Rebuilding, Restoring, Renewing Puerto Rico,” Executive Director Dr. Jeffrey Haggray
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Travelogue takes American Baptists on the road with ABHMS Disaster-response Ministries
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 9/25/17)—Beginning tomorrow, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) takes American Baptists on the road with ABHMS Disaster-response Ministries as it assesses the damage and connects with survivors and others on the ground in hurricane-ravaged areas from Louisiana and Texas to Florida and Puerto Rico. Through photographs and videos as well as
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As issues of race, religion, culture and class increasingly divide communities and spark violence, ABHMS debuts “Space for Grace,”…

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