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Judson Press, author offer free ‘Ministry during Pandemic’ digital resource
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 4/9/20)—Chaplains and ministers are on the forefront of spiritual care and pastoral ministry during a pandemic. No one person or agency can meet the needs of the millions who are affected by all the aspects of such a crisis. In “Ministry during Pandemic: From Awareness to Implementation,” Judson Press and the
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ABHMS announces cancellation of Space for Grace, chaplaincy conferences
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
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American Baptist Home Mission Societies offers guidance, litany, prayer for congregational response to COVID-19
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 3/12/20)—The World Health Organization has declared the coronavirus a pandemic, defined as the “worldwide spread of a new disease.” Given the unfolding of COVID-19 in the United States, American Baptist Home Mission Societies is striving to inform American Baptists and American Baptist congregations about best practices to help reduce the spread
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Book calls black church to engage families facing mental health concerns
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 3/31/20)—Drawing upon the biblical motif of the village well, where water is sought to sustain life, the book “Making Space at the Well: Mental Health and the Church” calls the black church to engage families who are facing mental health concerns. They are called to rally their historic resilience and creativity
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ABHMS convenes roundtable to identify American Baptist needs during coronavirus pandemic
VALLEY FORGE, PA (4/3/20)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) convened a National Emergency Roundtable yesterday with American Baptist partners as a first step in responding to the coronavirus pandemic by sharing information about needs of American Baptists—members, pastors and churches—and available resources to meet those needs. Participants included the National Executive Council, the Regional Executive
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American Baptist Home Mission Societies implements Interim Telework Plan
VALLEY FORGE, PA (3/14/20)—Beginning Monday, March 16, the majority of American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) staff will work remotely to support the nationwide effort to contain the spread of COVID-19. Pennsylvania’s Montgomery County—the location of ABHMS’ Leadership & Mission Building—currently has the highest concentration of confirmed coronavirus cases in the state. The remote work
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Judson Press implements procedures for employee health, continuity of business for customers
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 3/20/20)—Given the COVID-19 pandemic and the virus’ spread in the United States, Judson Press has implemented operational procedures both for the health and safety of its employees as well as for continuity of business for customers. Customers should rest assured that they will not experience shipping delays on their orders. Because
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An American Baptist plea for emergency One Great Hour of Sharing support, COVID-19 creates great need
VALLEY FORGE, PA (4/8/20)—As the United States and the globe deal with the death and devastation wrought by the coronavirus, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) and International Ministries (IM), also known as the American Baptist Foreign Mission Society—on behalf of American Baptist Churches USA—seek One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS) COVID emergency support to
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