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ABHMS board celebrates more than two decades of officers’ faithful service

Published November 18, 2019

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 11/18/19)—At American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) board of directors meeting Nov. 12-13, members celebrated the steadfast, faithful service of retiring officers, President Dr. Clifford I. Johnson and Vice President Wendy Hagn, who served 15 and eight years, respectively. Johnson—the longest serving president—joined the board in 2004 and was elected president […]

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ABHMS presents 4 national-recognition ministry awards during Mission Summit

Published June 26, 2019

VALLEY FORGE, PA (6/26/19)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) presented four 2019 national-recognition ministry awards during American Baptist Churches USA’s Biennial Mission Summit in Virginia Beach. While two were presented at the ABHMS-sponsored Friday evening worship, two others were presented during ABHMS’ luncheon on Saturday.

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American Baptist Home Mission Societies board elects incoming president, vice president

Published June 21, 2019

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (ABNS 6/21/19)—The Board of Directors of American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) unanimously elected the Rev. Jamie Washam and Dr. Lacey S. Alford as incoming president and vice president, respectively, at its meeting here prior to American Baptist Churches USA’s (ABCUSA) Biennial Mission Summit gathering. Both were elected to two-year terms, effective […]

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ABHMS dedicates, holds celebratory open house for Leadership and Mission Building

Published May 20, 2019

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 5/20/19)—On Friday, May 17, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) dedicated its new Leadership and Mission Building in King of Prussia, Pa., celebrating with an open house for friends, partners, supporters, neighbors and staff. Following mingling and hors d’oeuvres, the formal program was opened by the Rev. Dr. Clifford I. Johnson, […]

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ABHMS’ ‘Converge’ event convenes partners from 3 affinity groups

Published April 17, 2019

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 4/17/19)—At its Leadership and Mission Building last Monday and Tuesday, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) held “Converge,” an event that convened partners from three of the organization’s affinity groups: the first cohort of the Co-Creators Incubator, an eight-month program that helps faith-based entrepreneurs grow their ideas into viable ministry ventures; […]

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ABHMS continues to support post-hurricane rebuilding efforts on Puerto Rico

Published December 11, 2018

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 12/11/18)—Since September 2017, when Hurricane Maria wrought havoc on Puerto Rico, 48 American Baptist churches, schools and other entities on the island have been restored or are undergoing restoration because of American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) ongoing “Rebuilding, Restoring, Renewing Puerto Rico” initiative. While 29 entities received help via funds, […]

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Day 2 at Space for Grace

Published November 16, 2018

On Day 2 of Space for Grace in Philadelphia, attendees were met with a variety of inspirational experiences from thought-provoking workshops to dynamic worship. In her morning homily, the Rev. Dr. Leslie D. Callahan, pastor of St. Paul’s Baptist Church, Philadelphia, said that God chooses to speak to those who challenge our assumptions, such as […]

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American Baptist Home Mission Societies board holds ribbon-cutting ceremony at new facility

Published November 13, 2018

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 11/13/18)—The board of directors of American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) opened its biannual meeting at ABHMS’ new mission offices in King of Prussia. At a ribbon-cutting ceremony introducing board members to the renovated office space, ABHMS Executive Director Dr. Jeffrey Haggray said, “We give thanks for this space, for each […]

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ABHMS personnel attend ICCR panel discussion

Published October 4, 2018

In keeping with American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) commitment to socially responsible investing and its role as a founding member of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR), ABHMS personnel attended ICCR’s “When No One is Watching: Corporate Citizenship in an Age of Deregulation” panel discussion recently at The Riverside Church, New York City. […]

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ABHMS board of directors hears update on Rebuilding, Restoring, Renewing Puerto Rico

Published June 22, 2018

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 6/22/18)—From an update on the Rebuilding, Restoring Renewing, Puerto Rico initiative to an observance of World Refugee Day, the June 19-20 meeting of the board of directors of American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) focused on home mission, including implementation of the new strategy developed to meet the ever-changing ministry needs […]

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