ABHMS offers nonpartisan election season worship resources

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/30/20)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) makes available a collection of nonpartisan 2020 election season worship resources, such as litanies, prayers and scripture for use in worship services. ABHMS recognizes the ever-present tension and need for unity as the general election approaches on Nov. 3. These resources are for faith leaders to use in community, whether virtual, in-person on-screen or as bulletin inserts. Also offered are helpful articles from The Christian Citizen to aid reflection and solidarity.

At a time in which uncertainty abounds, these resources are meant to encourage and uplift, while preventing, reducing and de-escalating violence across our nation. Congregations need to speak into and confront prospective concerns, such as voter suppression, injustice and civil unrest across the nation. We are all impacted collectively by the coming general election. Let us make it our civic duty to engage the best we can to bring hope in beloved community and across the nation, together.

It is our hope that these resources provide you and your community with a sense of optimism in preparation for election day and the future following it.

“In this historic time, let us lean into naming the truth and fears happening within us and across the United States in this election season,” says the Rev. Brittany Graves, ABHMS associate coordinator for Public Witness & Advocacy. “May leaning in bring us hope and healing in our pursuit of unity and justice among our individual communities and nation.”

The 2020 election season worship resources are available for download near the bottom of ABHMS’ Justice Dialogues page.

American Baptist Home Mission Societies partners with American Baptists to promote Christian faith, cultivate Christ-centered leaders and disciples, and bring healing and transformation to communities across the United States and Puerto Rico.

American Baptist Churches USA is one of the most diverse Christian denominations today, with approximately 5,000 congregations comprised of 1.3 million members, across the United States and Puerto Rico, all engaged in God’s mission around the world.