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VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 7/2/20)—The Rev. Ivan E. George, 78, who had been an urban strategist for what is now known as American Baptist Home Mission Societies, died on June 24. He was the husband of the late Murine George for 39 years. Born in Miami, he was the son of immigrants who had been
VALLEY FORGE, PA (7/2/20)—The daily workweek devotional from American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) “Word and Witness” has been written by Executive Director Emeritus the Rev. Dr. Aidsand F. Wright-Riggins III since its inception in 2014. Wright-Riggins continued writing the digital devotional, which launched ABHMS’ Passionary emphasis, following his 2015 retirement. Now, as Wright-Riggins has
On the final afternoon of American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) three-afternoon virtual conference “You Are Not Alone: A Space for Grace Retreat,” homilist the Rev. Dr. Gary V. Simpson explored Psalm 121, and presenter the Rev. Dr. Naomi Kohatsu Paget discussed the transforming power of acceptance. Simpson is lead pastor of Concord Baptist Church
When customers of The Secret Place—Judson Press’ 81-year-old daily devotional publication—call the publishing organization’s Customer Service department, they receive more than a friendly voice confirming their order. They receive prayer from Loretta Beach, Judson Press customer engagement associate and a minister at Siloam Baptist Church, Norristown, Pa. In addition, Beach asks for permission to share
Twenty-eight American Baptists from Puerto Rico and across the United States—including Indiana, Florida, Puerto Rico, Wisconsin and Illinois—participated recently in the “Desafíos de una pastoral para el inmigrante/Challenges of Pastoral Care for the Immigrant” meeting via Zoom.
VALLEY FORGE, PA (7/2/20)—More than 600 clergy, lay leaders, chaplains and spiritual caregivers participated in the first online conference presented by American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) on its social networking platform, ministrElife on June 16, 23 and 30. Titled “You Are Not Alone: A Space for Grace Retreat,” the three-afternoon event addressed the grief
VALLEY FORGE, PA (6/24/20)—Thirty-four chaplains, pastoral counselors and other specialized ministers who serve in all parts of the world participated in a virtual first meeting of the newly formed American Baptist National Network of Chaplains, Pastoral Counselors & Specialized Ministers on Friday, June 12, via American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) ministrElife social media platform.
VALLEY FORGE, PA (4/9/20)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) regrets to announce that the Space for Grace 2020 national conference—Testify!—and the Chaplaincy, Pastoral Counselors and Specialized Ministries Conference will not take place. The conferences were scheduled for Sept. 21–25 at the Westin Kansas City (Mo.) at Crown Center. ABHMS felt it prudent to cancel the