Research by Topic: florence-li

ABHMS provides grant to encourage Asian American women in ministry

Published May 15, 2019

Among the ways that American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) is doing its part to encourage and undergird Asian American women in ministry is via the Innovative Space for Asian American Christianity (ISAAC).

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The Rev. Dr. Paul Nagano dies; was instrumental in establishing Asian-American representation within denomination  

Published May 1, 2019

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 5/1/19)—The Rev. Dr. Paul Makoto Nagano, 98, an influential pastor and theologian who was instrumental in establishing Asian-American representation within the American Baptist family, died on April 13, surrounded by loved ones. He and his wife, Florence Emiko Wake, were married for 75 years. Born on June 17, 1920, in Los […]

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ABHMS welcomes AAABC, Asian Baptist leaders for meeting, consultation

Published March 29, 2019

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 3/29/19)—At its Leadership and Mission Building on Wednesday and Thursday, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) hosted a meeting of the Alliance of Asian American Baptist Churches (AAABC) and welcomed Asian Baptist leaders for a consultation. The AAABC had been known as the Asian American Baptist Caucus since its founding in […]

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Hurricane Harvey one year later: ABHMS addresses spiritual, psychological needs in Texas

Published September 19, 2018

After natural disaster strikes, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) consistently responds, partnering with volunteers from across the mainland United States and Puerto Rico to repair and rebuild homes, churches and other facilities. But survivors’ spiritual, emotional and psychological needs are just as important.

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Women engage in intercultural learning during recent ABHMS conference

Published August 20, 2018

During American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) Intercultural Ethnic Women Conference in July, 46 female clergy, lay leaders and seminarians from 17 ethnicities—including 13 leaders from the Kachin Baptist Convention in Myanmar—participated in learning opportunities, engaged in dialogue and strengthened relationships. “It was a wonderful experience just meeting women of different cultures and knowing better […]

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ABHMS, ABWM, ABWIM collaborate on July conferences for women, girls

Published July 3, 2018

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 7/3/18)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS), American Baptist Women’s Ministries (ABWM) and American Baptist Women in Ministry (ABWIM) are collaborating to host concurrent conferences for women and girls in July at Judson University, Elgin, Ill. The three organizations hope to attract women from culturally diverse backgrounds for a weekend of learning, […]

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The Rev. Dr. James Chuck dies; was pastor emeritus of First Chinese Baptist Church

Published August 3, 2017

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 8/3/17)—The Rev. Dr. James Chuck, 87, a pastor and educator, died on July 20 surrounded by his children. He was the husband of the late Marie (Jing) Chuck. They were married for 62 years. Chuck was pastor emeritus of First Chinese Baptist Church (FCBC), San Francisco. He first came to the […]

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China Christian Council interacts with ABHMS during Mission Center visit

Published October 24, 2016

Representatives of the China Christian Council recently visited American Baptist Churches USA’s Mission Center, Valley Forge, Pa., to discuss issues facing churches in both China and the United States. The delegation met with personnel from American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS), International Ministries and the Office of the General Secretary. “With the fast growing Christian […]

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ABHMS celebrates Asian conference partnership with ABCNJ

Published July 15, 2016

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 7/15/16)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) celebrates its partnership with American Baptist Churches of New Jersey (ABCNJ) in sponsoring the successful 2016 Asian Conference and Convocation held last month in New Jersey. ABCNJ was delighted to host the event for the Asian American family of American Baptist Churches USA. ABCNJ Associate […]

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Pastor’s installation offers nod to ABHMS history, growth

Published April 20, 2016

ABHMS’ Rev. Florence Li with the Rev. Dr. Henrietta Carter, senior pastor of Mariners’ Temple Baptist Church; the Rev. Dr. Lai Fan Wong, newly installed pastor at New York Chinese Baptist Church; and the Rev. Wanda D. Brown, ministerial team member at Mariners’ Temple. The installation of the Rev. Dr. Lai Fan Wong as pastor […]

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