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Judson Press celebrates 50th anniversary of treasured worship resource with new edition
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 4/19/18)—Judson Press first published the classic “A Manual of Worship” by John Skoglund in 1968, and in honor of the 50th anniversary, Judson presents a new edition, “The New Manual of Worship” by Nancy E. Hall, M.Div., D.Min. This revised edition seeks to provide today’s ministry leaders with diverse materials for
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Civil-rights leader the Rev. Dr. Samuel Berry McKinney dies
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 4/11/18)—The Rev. Dr. Samuel Berry McKinney, 91, a civil-rights leader; pastor emeritus at Mount Zion Baptist Church, Seattle; and supporter of American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ publishing ministry, Judson Press, died April 7 at an assisted-living center in Seattle. He was married to the late Louise (Jones) McKinney for 59 years.
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Registration opens for ABHMS’ ‘Connect 2018’; young clergy encouraged to participate
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 4/11/18)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) encourages American Baptist clergy in their 20s, 30s and early 40s to register for “Connect 2018,” the first gathering of its American Baptist Young Adult Clergy Network, planned for June 25-28 at Lake Street Baptist Church, Evanston, Ill. Registration is open for this exciting premier
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ABHMS garners 9 awards from Religion Communicators Council
At left: American Baptist Home Mission Societies' Curtis Ramsey-Lucas and Susan Gottshall receive awards from the Religion Communicators Council at a dinner in Atlanta.
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American Baptists join D.C. rally to end racism
American Baptists were undeterred by scattered showers and 35-mph winds when they joined people of various faith traditions on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on April 4 for a rally to end racism and to mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. A group traveled by bus to the rally from American Baptist Churches USA’s (ABCUSA’s) Mission Center in Valley Forge, Pa., while other American Baptists traveled from various ABCUSA regions.
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ABHMS stands with CWS in urging extension of deferred enforced departure for Liberians
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 4/3/18)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) stands with partner Church World Service (CWS) in condemning the termination of deferred enforced departure (DED) for Liberians and urging the Trump administration to restore and extend Liberian DED for at least another 18 months. The Trump administration’s decision to terminate DED for Liberians, effective
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ABHMS interim director of Chaplaincy serves as RISE mentor
A relationship with a chaplaincy mentee led the Rev. Dr. Patricia Murphy, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) interim director of Chaplaincy and Specialized Ministries, to official mentorship of 26 Pennsylvania women via the RISE (Renew, Inspire, Support and Empower) Together Mentorship Network, a joint initiative of Union Theological Seminary in New York City and
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Mark your calendar for November: American Baptist Home Mission Societies announces Space for Grace 2018
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 3/5/18)—Building on the highly successful Los Angeles Space for Grace national gathering in 2015, American Baptist Home Mission Societies will sponsor Space for Grace 2018: “Thy Will Be Done,” Nov. 14-16, 2018, in Philadelphia, featuring author and theologian Walter Brueggemann as keynote presenter. Faith leaders, community service leaders, social justice advocates
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At this national conference, Christian leaders will identify critical priorities, opportunities and mission challenges confronting the church today.

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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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