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Rev. Dr. Roy L. Thompson dies; served ABHMS when it was National Ministries
VALLEY FORGE, PA (1/13/17)—The Rev. Dr. Roy L. Thompson, 94, who had served American Baptist Home Mission Societies in several capacities when it was known as National Ministries, died Jan. 8 in Cleveland, Ohio. He had been National Ministries’ director of New Church Development in the Church and Community Development Unit. In addition, he had
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Rev. Sharon Koh, Dr. Jeffrey Haggray, ABCUSA general secretary to speak at Biennial Mission Summit
VALLEY FORGE, PA (1/12/17)—The Biennial Mission Summit Planning Team is excited to announce the speakers for the 2017 Biennial Mission Summit, June 30-July 2, 2017, in Portland, Ore. The Rev. Sharon T. Koh, executive director/CEO of American Baptist International Ministries, will bring the message during the Friday evening worship service. Dr. Jeffrey Haggray, executive director
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No time for silence
“There comes a time when silence is betrayal.” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke these words in his famous “Beyond Vietnam” speech given at The Riverside Church on April 4, 1967 — a year to the day before his assassination. Many criticized King for speaking out against the Vietnam War, saying doing so would detract from and harm his work for civil rights. They said it wasn’t his fight. They said the war was too politically controversial and complex. Historians point to this speech as the beginning of the end, a sure road to his assassination.
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ABHMS commits to rebuilding flood-ravaged Baton Rouge
When American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) helps communities rebuild after a natural disaster, the organization truly commits. Take, for example, the Baton Rouge area. It was August when unprecedented rainfall caused flooding that affected more than 55,000 homes in Louisiana. Since then, ABHMS-coordinated volunteer teams from Benedict College in Columbia, S.C., and American Baptist Men USA (ABMen USA) of Massachusetts have taken mission trips to the area. Now it’s January, and ABMen USA of West Virginia, Illinois and Massachusetts are serving in Baton Rouge.
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ABHMS seeks creative works for Biennial Mission Summit 2017
VALLEY FORGE, PA (11/1/16)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) is accepting applications from artists and performers interested in showcasing their artistic expressions at American Baptist Churches USA’s Mission Summit to be held June 30 to July 2, 2017, in Portland, Ore. Those who may be interested in applying include musicians, bands, vocalists, rap artists, spoken-word
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New Judson Press devotional encourages couples to love, live, learn from each other
VALLEY FORGE, PA (1/5/17)—A new devotional for couples, "My Beloved, My Friend: The Song of Songs for Couples," by retired pastor and poet Brent D. Christianson, releases today. "My Beloved, My Friend" offers couples a refreshing look at love and marriage through the Old Testament book Song of Songs (or Song of Solomon). Designed to
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The American Baptist Churches Biennial Mission Summit will meet in Portland, Oregon, June 30-July 2, 2017.

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National Ministries reclaims its identity as American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS)…

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