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ABHMS names head of Healing, Transforming Communities ministry
VALLEY FORGE, PA (4/12/21)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) announces that the Rev. Lisa Harris Lee has assumed leadership of its Healing and Transforming Communities ministry. As such, she will head programs that include volunteerism, domestic disaster response and Community Outreach Ministries (COM). The COM network is comprised of more than 25 neighborhood centers and
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Starting the Money Conversation to be held May 18 and 25
VALLEY FORGE, PA (4/12/21)—“Starting the Money Conversation”—a virtual financial literacy program—will be held noon-1:30 p.m. EST on May 18 and 25. The program is co-sponsored by American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Money can be a source of stress or delight, both materially and spiritually. We can all benefit
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First of ‘Contemporary Latin Conversations’ to focus on pandemic’s effect on children
VALLEY FORGE, PA (3/30/21)—“Childhood: Silent Victim of the Pandemic” (“La niñez: víctima silente de la pandemia”)—the first installment of periodic online “Contemporary Latin Conversations”—will be held at 1 p.m. Eastern Time on Saturday, April 17. Contemporary Latin Conversations is a program of American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) Latino Ministries, in collaboration with the National
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Judson Press book recognized for national honors: ‘With Liberty and Justice for Some’ named as top award finalist
VALLEY FORGE, PA (3/30/21)—The Independent Book Publishing Association (IBPA) has listed “With Liberty and Justice for Some: The Bible, the Constitution and Racism in America” by Susan K. Williams Smith (Judson Press), as one of three finalists in the political and current events category of its 2020 national Benjamin Franklin Awards. The awards demand excellence
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Giving and receiving: One pastor’s ministerial journey
It comes as no surprise that people who help and encourage other people were themselves the recipients of help and encouragement at some point in their own lives. Take, for example, the Rev. Dr. Yaliang Zhao, lead pastor of First Baptist Church (FBC), Woburn, Mass., and her relationship to the Rev. Florence Li, American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) national coordinator of Asian Ministries.
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Book presents invitation to everyday discipleship centered around shared meals
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 3/30/21)—“Table Life: An Invitation to Everyday Discipleship” presents a compelling invitation to everyday discipleship that is centered around shared meals. And it provides a uniquely holistic approach to table fellowship as a spiritual discipline. Many table fellowship resources begin and end at the table, and many spiritual discipline resources limit the
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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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