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VALLEY FORGE, PA (11/11/19)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) is pleased to announce the addition of two new personnel to its staff. As of Nov. 1, the Rev. Erica Van Brakle has been serving as national coordinator for American Baptist Personnel Services (ABPS) and ministrElife, while Minister Brittany Graves has been serving as associate for
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 11/1/19)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS), on behalf of American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA), has released $10,000 in One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS) Disaster-relief Funds to CrossWalk Community Church, Napa, Calif. CrossWalk—which has been a Red Cross evacuation site for many years—has been providing shelter since Oct. 27 for those
In February 2019, my husband and I sold our farm equipment and ended our farming operation. Farming is something that both sides of our family had done for generations. This act alone would be enough to break some people. Then came the bomb cyclone—an extratropical cyclone responsible for the blizzard over the Midwestern United States on March 13.
A founding member of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR), American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) supported its annual event “Taking a Stand: Corporate Action to Protect Human Rights Defenders” last month. Dave Moore Jr., director of investments, represented ABHMS at the New York City event at the Redeemer Presbyterian Church West Side. ABHMS
Keeping with a 60-year-old tradition, the Oklahoma Indian American Baptist Association (OIABA) held its annual summer youth camp—known as the Youth Bible Assembly (YBA)—in July. Comprised of 13 churches, OIABA is part of American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) Native American Ministries. The camp provides Oklahoma Native youth aged 12 to 18 the opportunity to
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 11/1/19)—In “Envisioning the Reign of God: Preaching for Tomorrow,” professor and scholar Debra J. Mumford, M.Div., Ph.D., shows that what we believe about the kingdom of God deeply affects how we relate to the world we inhabit here and now. She makes the Christian study of “last things” (eschatology) practical for