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American Baptist Home Mission Societies announces staffing transitions
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 1/14/21)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) announces staffing transitions that will help the organization to cultivate leaders, equip disciples, and heal and transform communities for the 21st century and beyond. “I am truly humbled that, even as we celebrate the long-term contributions of dedicated staff members who are retiring, God continues
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ABHMS home missionary honored with prestigious Philadelphia Award
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 1/11/21)—The Rev. Luis A. Cortés Jr., an American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) home missionary, has made regional news as the first Hispanic to receive the prestigious Philadelphia Award. Administered by a board of trustees, the Philadelphia Award was created in 1921 by philanthropist Edward William Bok. An immigrant to the
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ABHMS makes the holiday season brighter for those imprisoned
American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) Public Witness & Advocacy ministry is helping to make the holiday season brighter for those in prison by making a donation toward Christmas dinners held by Bridges Puentes Prison Ministry, Garner, N.C. A bilingual organization founded in 2014, Bridges Puentes seeks to help men and women overcome barriers to
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Once Again, ABHMS Remembers the Children this Holiday Season
ABHMS Staff Christmas Project
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ABHMS’ ministrElife announces partnership with Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 1/7/21)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) networking platform for ministry professionals—ministrElife—announces its partnership with The Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference Inc. The partnership delivers a platform for like-minded individuals, passionate about engaging issues affecting the African-American community, to connect, collaborate and mobilize leaders in churches, academies and communities through education, advocacy and
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American Baptist chaplaincy network releases grief-related resources during COVID-19 holiday season
Grief-related resources for the holiday season
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ABHMS hosts newest cohort of ISOE initiative
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 1/11/21)—The newest cohort of American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) In Support of Excellence (ISOE) financial-literacy initiative met for the first time on Jan. 7 and 8. Meeting virtually via Zoom, they will continue to do so monthly for the remainder of the year. The program opened with worship led by
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Rev. Perla Belo dies; was former director of Asian Ministries for ABHMS
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 12/10/20)—The Rev. Perla Dirige Belo of Seattle, Wash., went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Dec. 5. From 1990 until retiring in 2003, she served as director of Asian Ministries for American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS), when it was known as National Ministries. She was married to Gasat Maza
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ABHMS, American Baptist Extension Corporation and American Baptist Women’s Ministries relocate to a renovated building in King of Prussia, Pa.…

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