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ABHMS to post daily updates from New Orleans rebuilding effort
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 7/27/16)—Watch American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) website at next week for daily updates from this year’s “Home Mission: ’Til the Work is Done” ecumenical work week in New Orleans. Featured will be photographs of and comments from volunteers helping to rebuild New Orleans by painting, laying sheet rock, cutting
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ABHMS encourages dialogue on recent racially-based violence
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 7/20/16)—In response to recent acts of racially-motivated violence during this time of heightened racial tension across the United States, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) encourages dialogue to offer comfort, provide hope and promote healing. To help launch American Baptist discussion, ABHMS has posted the reflections of an inter-racial group of
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ABHMS to present human resources webinar about new DOL ‘Wage and Hour Division’ rule
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 7/18/16)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) will present a complimentary webinar—“Implications of the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) New Wage and Hour Rule”—on Aug. 4, 2016, at 2 p.m. Specifically designed for American Baptist mission partners, the webinar focuses on a new DOL rule, which takes effect Dec. 1, 2016, that
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The Minidoka Pilgrimage: An American story for times such as these
"American Citizens," Acrylic, 24 x 34, 2015, by Roger Shimomura   The gray baseball cap and blue polo shirt were rather unremarkable, but the white Kleenex spoke a thousand words. Seated a few rows in front of me during the opening session of the Minidoka Pilgrimage, the anonymous everyman sat by himself in the full
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ABHMS celebrates Asian conference partnership with ABCNJ
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 7/15/16)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) celebrates its partnership with American Baptist Churches of New Jersey (ABCNJ) in sponsoring the successful 2016 Asian Conference and Convocation held last month in New Jersey. ABCNJ was delighted to host the event for the Asian American family of American Baptist Churches USA. ABCNJ Associate
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New pastor installed at ABHMS-supported church in women’s prison
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 7/19/16)—On June 25, the Rev. Dr. Kimberly LaPlante was installed as new pastor of Church of Hope, which is housed inside South Dakota Women’s Prison, Pierre. The only American Baptist church inside a prison, Church of Hope has a church council and a vital congregation that gathers several times weekly for
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How you can help: Disaster recovery in West Virginia and Indiana
Severe storms in Indiana and West Virginia June 23-24 have caused significant damage in two American Baptist regions now in need of prayer and relief/recovery efforts. In Indiana, the storm's force destroyed buildings, disrupted utilities and closed roadways in and around Brookston, designated in a state of emergency. Federated Church of Brookston, an American Baptist
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American Baptist Home Mission Societies stands with LGBTQ community in wake of Orlando massacre
VALLEY FORGE, PA (6-17-16)—As investigation into the unspeakable violence in Orlando has deepened in the past week, initial grief and shock at the senseless loss of human life has given way to troubling news about the assailant and the nature of the violence at Pulse nightclub. This hate crime related to members of the LGBTQ
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Now available from the highly-rated November conference are Brian McLaren's three daily Bible studies on video!

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