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Early-bird discount deadline extended for ABHMS’ Space for Grace 2018 urban retreat
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 8/16/18)—The deadline to register for American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) “Space for Grace: Thy Will Be Done” at the early-bird discount rate of $229 has been extended to Sept. 7. The discount rate for this highly anticipated urban retreat Nov. 14-16 in Philadelphia includes three evening receptions, two lunches and
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Judson Press publishes book commemorating Sankofa Institute’s first five years
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 8/13/18)—Judson Press, the publishing arm of American Baptist Home Mission Societies, has published “Looking Back, Moving Forward: Wisdom from the Sankofa Institute for African American Pastoral Leadership,” edited by Dwight N. Hopkins, professor of Theology at the University of Chicago Divinity School. The book’s release commemorates the first five years of
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Returning participant encourages attendance at upcoming Space for Grace: ‘It’s one of those lasting, impactful events that will shape you’
Anyone who has seen American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) website or Space for Grace promotional materials has likely glimpsed a photograph of a woman immersed in worship, singing praises to the Lord with her eyes closed and head tossed back. That woman is the Rev. Nikita McCalister, associate executive minister for Administration, American Baptist
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Registration opens for ABHMS’ highly anticipated Space for Grace 2018 urban retreat
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 5/18/18)—Registration is now open for American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) highly anticipated “Thy Will Be Done”-themed Space for Grace 2018 conference planned for Nov. 14-16 in Philadelphia. Join faith leaders, community service leaders, social justice advocates and others considering critical issues facing Christians today in the 2½ day-conference at Loews
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American Baptist Home Mission Societies, American Baptist Extension Corporation and American Baptist Women’s Ministries prepare for relocation
VALLEY FORGE, PA (8/8/18)—The American Baptist Extension Corporation (ABEC), American Baptist Women’s Ministries (ABWM) and American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS)—including ABHMS’ publishing ministry Judson Press—will relocate their King of Prussia, Pa., operations from the American Baptist Mission Center at 588 N. Gulph Rd. to 1075 First Avenue August 21-24. Offices at 1075 First Avenue
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American Baptist Home Mission Societies calls for U.S. accountability regarding migrant family separation
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 7/31/18)—Close to 3,000 children have been separated from their parents as a result of the cruel zero-tolerance immigration policy instituted by the U.S. government. In late June, following the mobilization of people of faith and their advocacy for social justice, a federal judge in California ordered a halt to most family
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Three California Bay Area churches become one in mission to Puerto Rico
When volunteers from various churches combine efforts as part of American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) “Rebuilding, Restoring, Renewing Puerto Rico” initiative, they not only aid residents of the hurricane-ravaged island but also benefit themselves as they become united in faith. That’s just what happened when 24 members of three churches in California’s Bay Area—New
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Young pastors gather for ABHMS’ ‘Connect 2018’
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 7/9/18)—American Baptist clergy and seminarians in their 20s through early 40s from 16 American Baptist regions participated in “Connect 2018,” the first gathering of American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) American Baptist Young Adult Clergy Network, June 25-28 at Lake Street Baptist Church, Evanston, Ill. “This was a first-of-a-kind event, so
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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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