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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
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
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,
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
PHILADELPHIA (ABNS 11/16/18)—Yesterday’s luncheon at American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) Space for Grace national conference in Philadelphia was sponsored by ministrElife, ABHMS’ new online platform specially developed for American Baptist ministry professionals and lay leaders. Those in attendance received a sneak peek of the new platform that addresses the 21st-century professional, networking and personal
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 11/20/18)— National studies make it clear: Poverty is the greatest threat to a child’s welfare. According to the National Center for Children in Poverty, approximately 15 million children in the United States live in families with incomes below the federal poverty threshold. What is God calling you to do about children