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VALLEY FORGE, PA (3/6/19)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) and its publishing ministry, Judson Press, celebrate the ministry of two employees who are retiring after years of dedicated service. Victoria Goff, national coordinator of Volunteer-mobilization and Disaster-relief Ministries, will retire at the end of April. Marcia Jessen, Judson Press’ curriculum editor, will retire at June’s end.
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VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 9/25/17)—Beginning tomorrow, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) takes American Baptists on the road with ABHMS Disaster-response Ministries as it assesses the damage and connects with survivors and others on the ground in hurricane-ravaged areas from Louisiana and Texas to Florida and Puerto Rico. Through photographs and videos as well as […]
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VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 9/19/17)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) continues to provide support to the survivors of hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Both recently brought strong winds and flooding that resulted in structural damage, power outages, injuries and fatalities—Harvey in Texas and Louisiana, and Irma in Puerto Rico and Florida. Hurricane Harvey relief efforts On […]
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 9/8/17)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) urges American Baptists to pray for and donate One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS) funds to those in the path of Hurricane Irma, a Category 5-turned-Category 4 storm that has affected the Caribbean islands, rendering approximately 1 million people in Puerto Rico without power. Media outlets are […]
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 8/28/17)—American Baptists are urged to lift up those affected in both Texas and Louisiana by Hurricane Harvey, a Category 4 storm that made landfall Friday on the Texas coast. Bringing 130 mph winds and an unprecedented amount of torrential rainfall in some areas, the hurricane has resulted in flooding, power outages, […]
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 8/31/17)—In response to Hurricane Harvey’s devastation along the Gulf Coast in Texas and Louisiana, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) has released $10,000 in One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS) Emergency Disaster Relief funds to Church World Service on behalf of American Baptist Churches USA. More funds will be released as […]
American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) is seeking volunteers to help rebuild flood-ravaged Rainelle, W.Va., during two efforts planned for June 10-17 and 17-24. Last year, the “Mountain State” experienced record-breaking flooding. For congregants of First Baptist Church (FBC), Rainelle, June 23, 2016, was expected to be just another day of vacation Bible school. To […]
When American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) helps communities rebuild after a natural disaster, the organization truly commits. Take, for example, the Baton Rouge area. It was August when unprecedented rainfall caused flooding that affected more than 55,000 homes in Louisiana. Since then, ABHMS-coordinated volunteer teams from Benedict College in Columbia, S.C., and American Baptist Men USA (ABMen USA) of Massachusetts have taken mission trips to the area. Now it’s January, and ABMen USA of West Virginia, Illinois and Massachusetts are serving in Baton Rouge.
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VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/19/16)—American Baptist Churches announces a joint appeal for One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS) funds to aid in Hurricane Matthew response both in the United States and in Haiti, Cuba and the Caribbean. As Hurricane Matthew has revealed its deep destruction and impact in these areas, the need for additional funding […]
WEIRTON, W.VA. (10/18/16)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) has presented a $60,000 One Great Hour of Sharing Domestic Development Grant to Weirton (W.Va.) Christian Center. The presentation was made at the center today by Victoria Goff, ABHMS’ national coordinator of Volunteer Mobilization and Disaster Response Ministries. The center has been serving families in the Weirton […]