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American Baptist Home Mission Societies board elects incoming president, vice president
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (ABNS 6/21/19)—The Board of Directors of American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) unanimously elected the Rev. Jamie Washam and Dr. Lacey S. Alford as incoming president and vice president, respectively, at its meeting here prior to American Baptist Churches USA’s (ABCUSA) Biennial Mission Summit gathering. Both were elected to two-year terms, effective
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ABHMS-awarded grant funds ‘Homeworker Helper’ after-school program
At left: A “Homeworker Helper” family enjoys a holiday meal at First Baptist Church, Trumansburg, N.Y.
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Collaborating to provide mattresses to clients of ABHMS partnering organization
The importance of sleep is indisputable—especially as it relates to the developing minds and bodies of children and teens. That’s the reason that Mahoning Valley Baptist Association (MVBA), Youngstown, Ohio, partnered with the Campbell, Ohio-headquartered Heart Reach Neighborhood Ministries to provide mattresses to families in the low-income Youngstown metropolitan area. Heart Reach Neighborhood Ministries is
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American Baptist Home Mission Societies announces ministry award recipients
VALLEY FORGE, PA (5/22/19)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) is pleased to announce the names of American Baptist individuals who will receive its 2019 national-recognition ministry awards for significant faith-based endeavors. They were selected by ABHMS’ board of directors from nominations submitted by clergy and laypersons across the United States and Puerto Rico. Presentation times
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ABHMS Rizpah’s Children partner to establish CDF Freedom School this summer
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 5/21/19)—Somerset Academy Early Learning Center, Philadelphia—a partner of American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) Rizpah’s Children ministry—is establishing a six-week Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) Freedom School this summer. The school is funded, in part, by a grant from the Virginia and Gordon Palmer Jr. Trust, administered by American Baptist Foundation and
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Newly expanded book offers practical wisdom to women in ministry   
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 5/31/19)—From the editor of the best-selling “Sister to Sister: Devotions for and from African American Women” (Judson Press, 1995) comes “The Sister’s Guide to Survive & Thrive in Ministry.” Previously published as “The Sister’s Rules for Ministry,” this newly revised and expanded book offers 10 guidelines for women who are answering
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Two Judson Press books named Next Generation Indie Book Awards finalists
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 5/31/19)—Judson Press is pleased to announce that “Black Millennials & the Church: Meet Me Where I Am” and “Justice for Rizpah’s Children: Radical Responses to Childhood Poverty” have been recognized as finalists in the 2019 Next Generation Indie Book Awards. A finalist in the African American Category, “Black Millennials & the
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ABHMS releases OGHS funds in response to tornadoes, flooding in Midwest, Central Plains
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 5/31/19)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) has released two rounds of One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS) disaster-relief funds, on behalf of American Baptist Churches USA, in response to recent deadly flooding and tornadoes in the Midwest and Central Plains. To aid in recovery efforts, ABHMS distributed $10,000 to American Baptist
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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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