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Rev. Dr. Debora Jackson, will present the workshop “Leadership Lessons for the Good: Realizing Transformation from Oppression” at ABHMS’ “Space for Grace: Thy Will Be…

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ABHMS, Judson Press executive director elected to Andover Newton board
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 9/25/18)—Dr. Jeffrey Haggray, executive director of American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) and Judson Press, has been elected to serve a four-year term on the board of trustees of Andover Newton Seminary at Yale Divinity School, New Haven, Conn. Andover Theological Seminary was founded in 1807, primarily for the education of
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ABHMS’ ‘Space for Grace’ to offer take-home skills applicable to local ministry contexts
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 9/24/18)—Pastors and lay leaders can discover ideas to jump-start and enhance their ministries from more than two dozen intellectually engaging, culturally competent workshops to be offered at American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) “Space for Grace: Thy Will Be Done” national event Nov. 14-16 at Loews Hotel, Philadelphia. The diverse array
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ABHMS announces new ‘Rebuilding, Restoring, Renewing Puerto Rico’ fundraising goal one year post-Hurricane Maria
Lea este comunicado de prensa en Español. VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 9/20/18)—With today marking one year since Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico and as American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) ongoing “Rebuilding, Restoring, Renewing Puerto Rico” initiative enters its second year, ABHMS announces a new $1 million One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS)
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ABHMS anuncia una nueva meta para de recaudación de fondos para “Reconstruyamos. Restauremos. Renovemos Puerto Rico” un año después del huracán María
Read this news release in English. VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 20/09/18)—Al marcarse un año desde que el Huracán María tocó tierra en Puerto Rico y al entrar en su segundo año la iniciativa actual de ABHMS – Sociedades Misioneras Nacionales Bautistas Americanas, “Renovemos. Restauremos. Reconstruyamos Puerto Rico”, ABHMS anuncia una nueva meta de recaudación de
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ABHMS releases One Great Hour of Sharing funds in response to Hurricane Florence
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 9/20/18)—In response to Hurricane Florence, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) has begun to release One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS) Emergency Disaster-response funds, on behalf of American Baptist Churches USA. Today, ABHMS released $20,000 to American Baptist Churches of the South. Karen Baptist Churches USA (KBCUSA) will receive $5,000. Making
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Hurricane Harvey one year later: ABHMS addresses spiritual, psychological needs in Texas
After natural disaster strikes, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) consistently responds, partnering with volunteers from across the mainland United States and Puerto Rico to repair and rebuild homes, churches and other facilities. But survivors’ spiritual, emotional and psychological needs are just as important.
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ABHMS awards grant to benefit children
Children in the small town of Reading Center, N.Y., now enjoy safe, new playground equipment, thanks to American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) awarding a grant from the Louise Burchard Pierce Memorial Fund to Reading Community Church. The church’s old playground equipment—aged at least 60 years—was regularly used during a well-attended yearly summer vacation Bible
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Returning participant encourages attendance at upcoming Space for Grace: ‘It’s one of those lasting, impactful events that will shape you’
Anyone who has seen American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) website or Space for Grace promotional materials has likely glimpsed a photograph of a woman immersed in worship, singing praises to the Lord with her eyes closed and head tossed back. That woman is the Rev. Nikita McCalister, associate executive minister for Administration, American Baptist
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McCormick Theological Seminary Specialized Ministry Summit — Chicago, Ill.

Dr. Jeffrey Haggray Executive Director, American Baptist Home Mission Societies & Judson Press   Rev. Dr. Patricia Murphy Associate Director,…

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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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