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The Rev. Paul Light dies; was former ABHMS director of Research and Development
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 8/18/17)—The Rev. Paul Light, 85, died Aug. 8 at Hospice West, Grand Junction, Colo. He was former director of Research and Development for American Baptist Home Mission Societies, when it was known as National Ministries. He worked at National Ministries, 1980-1996. Among the highlights of Light’s work at National Ministries was
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American Baptist Home Mission Societies decries Charlottesville violence
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 8/14/17)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) denounces and condemns—in the strongest manner possible—the violent and deadly demonstration led by a host of white supremacist organizations and individuals in Charlottesville, Va., on Saturday. The human toll of three lives lost senselessly and more than two dozen individuals injured stains our American stature
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ABHMS volunteers return to New Orleans for 12th consecutive year
At left: New Orleans homeowner N’Daria Carter (center) with volunteers from Lakeshore Avenue Baptist Church, Oakland, Calif., during "Home Mission: 'Til the Work is Done."
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In Oklahoma’s sweltering summer, ABHMS volunteers get bitten by ‘mission bug’
Debby Menzel drove for two days from Ohio to get to Muskogee, Okla., for American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ first volunteer work week at Murrow Indian Children’s Home and Bacone College.
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ABHMS-sponsored Mission Summit activities begin with pre-event conference
PORTLAND, OR (ABNS 7/1/17)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) sponsored a variety of activities prior to and on the first day of the three-day American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA) 2017 Biennial Mission Summit at Oregon Convention Center, Portland. Awards were presented at a luncheon during Thursday’s pre-Mission Summit “Chaplaincy and Specialized Ministry Conference” for chaplains,
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ABHMS-sponsored Mission Summit activities continue Saturday, Sunday
PORTLAND, OR (ABNS 7/3/17)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS)-sponsored activities continued Saturday and Sunday at American Baptist Churches USA’s (ABCUSA) 2017 Biennial Mission Summit at Oregon Convention Center, Portland. Highlights included ABHMS’ Sunday luncheon, at which the Rev. Katherine Longhat, pastor of Watonga (Okla.) Indian Baptist Church, based her sermon on Jeremiah 20:7-9. (“Oh Lord,
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Home Mission Societies board names new directors, embraces technology to support ministry
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 6/29/17)—Meeting this week in Portland, Ore., American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) Board of Directors voted to add four new members and affirmed a Socially Responsible Investing Advisory Council. Board members also were introduced to a new technology platform designed specifically for religious professionals. As President Dr. Clifford Johnson opened the
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The Rev. Dr. James Chuck dies; was pastor emeritus of First Chinese Baptist Church
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 8/3/17)—The Rev. Dr. James Chuck, 87, a pastor and educator, died on July 20 surrounded by his children. He was the husband of the late Marie (Jing) Chuck. They were married for 62 years. Chuck was pastor emeritus of First Chinese Baptist Church (FCBC), San Francisco. He first came to the
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2015

As issues of race, religion, culture and class increasingly divide communities and spark violence, ABHMS debuts “Space for Grace,”…

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