Research by Topic: community-outreach-ministries

Positivity, reading emphasized at Rizpah’s Children partner Freedom School

Published July 25, 2019

“Tell me: Who’s in the house tonight?” shouted Shauna Ford, to which 30 children and youth aged 6-13 answered, “Freedom School!”, while forming a circle and moving to the beat that Isaac Boswell banged out on the bottom of an empty orange plastic 5-gallon Home Depot bucket.

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Collaborating to provide mattresses to clients of ABHMS partnering organization

Published June 12, 2019

The importance of sleep is indisputable—especially as it relates to the developing minds and bodies of children and teens. That’s the reason that Mahoning Valley Baptist Association (MVBA), Youngstown, Ohio, partnered with the Campbell, Ohio-headquartered Heart Reach Neighborhood Ministries to provide mattresses to families in the low-income Youngstown metropolitan area. Heart Reach Neighborhood Ministries is […]

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ABHMS Rizpah’s Children partner to establish CDF Freedom School this summer

Published May 21, 2019

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 5/21/19)—Somerset Academy Early Learning Center, Philadelphia—a partner of American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) Rizpah’s Children ministry—is establishing a six-week Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) Freedom School this summer. The school is funded, in part, by a grant from the Virginia and Gordon Palmer Jr. Trust, administered by American Baptist Foundation and […]

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Faculty chair honors director of ABHMS partnering ministry

Published May 7, 2019

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 5/7/19)—An endowed faculty chair has been named in honor of the Rev. Dr. Carmen Porco, executive director of Housing Ministries of American Baptists in Wisconsin, a partner of American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) Community Outreach Ministries. The Carmen Porco Chair in Sustainable Business is part of the Center on Business […]

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New Judson Press book calls for action responding to children in poverty

Published November 20, 2018

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 11/20/18)— National studies make it clear: Poverty is the greatest threat to a child’s welfare. According to the National Center for Children in Poverty, approximately 15 million children in the United States live in families with incomes below the federal poverty threshold. What is God calling you to do about children […]

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ABHMS’ ‘Space for Grace’ to offer engagement with Philadelphia ministries

Published October 18, 2018

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/18/18)—Participants in hands-on optional experiences on opening day of American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) “Space for Grace: Thy Will Be Done” national conference will engage with cutting-edge mission that makes a difference in the lives of Philadelphians and offers take-home learnings applicable to other contexts. The four optional morning and […]

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