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ABHMS continues to support post-hurricane rebuilding efforts on Puerto Rico
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 12/11/18)—Since September 2017, when Hurricane Maria wrought havoc on Puerto Rico, 48 American Baptist churches, schools and other entities on the island have been restored or are undergoing restoration because of American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) ongoing “Rebuilding, Restoring, Renewing Puerto Rico” initiative. While 29 entities received help via funds,
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Rev. Kathy Longhat, champion of Native American people and heritage, dies
The Rev. Kathy Longhat, American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) mission coordinator of Native American Ministries, passed away December 1. She was 62.
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We wish you a blessed Christmas
In this holiest of seasons, may you and your family find the peace and joy of God’s love promised by that baby in the Bethlehem manger 2,000 years ago. We pray that love fills your lives to the brim and overflows into hope for the new year. Christmas Blessings! — The staff of American Baptist
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Closing Day at Space for Grace
On the final day of Space for Grace 2018, interactive learning opportunities continued, and intercultural Communion was featured. “We have a crisis of epic proportions in this country,” said the Rev. Dr. Amy Butler (above), senior minister, The Riverside Church, New York City, during evening worship. “Will the church finally, for all that is holy,
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Day 2 at Space for Grace
On Day 2 of Space for Grace in Philadelphia, attendees were met with a variety of inspirational experiences from thought-provoking workshops to dynamic worship. In her morning homily, the Rev. Dr. Leslie D. Callahan, pastor of St. Paul’s Baptist Church, Philadelphia, said that God chooses to speak to those who challenge our assumptions, such as
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Opening Day at Space for Grace 2018
From worship to hands-on local ministry opportunities, Space for Grace attendees participated in a variety of offerings at opening day of Space for Grace, Philadelphia.
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Participants enjoy worship, workshops, art, much more at ABHMS’ ‘Space for Grace’
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 11/20/18)—More than 500 individuals gathered for dynamic preachers and presenters, Spirit-filled worship, more than 24 “Leadership,” “Discipleship” and “Healing and Transforming Communities”-themed workshops, thought-provoking conversations, hands-on local activities, and faith-inspired art and performances at American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) “Thy Will Be Done”-themed Space for Grace 2018 national conference held
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ABHMS releases One Great Hour of Sharing funds in response to California wildfires
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 11/20/18)—In response to the California wildfires, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS), on behalf of American Baptist Churches USA, has released $15,000 in One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS) Emergency Disaster-response grants. To aid in relief efforts, $5,000 each has been provided to the following entities: First Baptist Church, Chico, part
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ABHMS, American Baptist Extension Corporation and American Baptist Women’s Ministries relocate to a renovated building in King of Prussia, Pa.…

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