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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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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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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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The Rev. Kyle Edward Weeks Taylor dies; pastored All Tribes Community Church
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 3/19/20)—The Rev. Kyle Edward Weeks Taylor, 62, of Muskogee, Okla., died March 13, surrounded by family in Tulsa, Okla. He was married for 32 years to Marcia Luann Taylor. Taylor pastored All Tribes Community Church, Tulsa, Okla., and Bacone Baptist Church, Muskogee—both part of American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) Native
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Mark your calendar! Space for Grace 2020 comes to Kansas City, Mo., in September
VALLEY FORGE, PA (2/3/20)—Building on the success of predecessor Space for Grace conferences in Los Angeles and Philadelphia, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) will host its third Space for Grace national gathering—Testify!—Sept. 21-25, 2020, at the Westin Kansas City (Mo.) at Crown Center. This year’s conference will be offered in conjunction with the American
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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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ABHMS’ ISOE program receives $70,000 endowment from Cleveland church
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 3/12/20)—Restoration Ministries of Greater Cleveland Inc.—a small church formerly known as Covenant Baptist Church—has blessed American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ In Support of Excellence financial literacy program with a $70,000 endowed gift. “When we sold our building, the Lord blessed us with a decent sum of money,” says the Rev. Christine
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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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