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American Baptist Home Mission Societies remembers John Lewis
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 7/29/20)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) proudly remembers its 2003 Edwin T. Dahlberg Peace and Justice Award recipient, the honorable U.S. Rep. John Lewis, for his lifelong witness for and commitment to justice. The Georgia democrat, an American Baptist and graduate of American Baptist Theological Seminary, Nashville, Tenn., passed away July
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Rev. Ivan E. George dies; was urban strategist for ABHMS
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 7/2/20)—The Rev. Ivan E. George, 78, who had been an urban strategist for what is now known as American Baptist Home Mission Societies, died on June 24. He was the husband of the late Murine George for 39 years. Born in Miami, he was the son of immigrants who had been
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Executive director of ABHMS partnering organization receives recognition
Loren Friend Farmer was featured in a news segment on WOWK TV Channel 13, Charleston, W.Va., as a nominee in the station’s “Remarkable Women” contest. Farmer is executive director of the Bob Burdette Center, a partner of American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ Rizpah's Children ministry. “A number of very accomplished women were included as finalists,
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Judson Press’ Secret Place customers receive prayer via telephone
When customers of The Secret Place—Judson Press’ 81-year-old daily devotional publication—call the publishing organization’s Customer Service department, they receive more than a friendly voice confirming their order. They receive prayer from Loretta Beach, Judson Press customer engagement associate and a minister at Siloam Baptist Church, Norristown, Pa. In addition, Beach asks for permission to share
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Mission bytes
Twenty-eight American Baptists from Puerto Rico and across the United States—including Indiana, Florida, Puerto Rico, Wisconsin and Illinois—participated recently in the “Desafíos de una pastoral para el inmigrante/Challenges of Pastoral Care for the Immigrant” meeting via Zoom.
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ABHMS expresses gratitude to Rev. Dr. Aidsand F. Wright-Riggins III for extended service
VALLEY FORGE, PA (7/2/20)—The daily workweek devotional from American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) “Word and Witness” has been written by Executive Director Emeritus the Rev. Dr. Aidsand F. Wright-Riggins III since its inception in 2014. Wright-Riggins continued writing the digital devotional, which launched ABHMS’ Passionary emphasis, following his 2015 retirement. Now, as Wright-Riggins has
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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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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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