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At left: At Primera Iglesia Bautista de Yauco, volunteers unload supplies gathered by American Baptist churches in Puerto Rico.
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/3/19)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) hosted a livestream broadcast from its Leadership and Mission Building here Monday to launch “A Roof Over Their Heads: My people will live in … secure dwellings,” its Passionary Fund campaign to raise $300,000 by Thanksgiving to repair and replace roofs that were destroyed when […]
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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In 2017, when Hurricane Maria rendered much of Puerto Rico’s roads impassable, stranding residents without supplies, the Rev. Juan Carlos Navarro Centeno, pastor of Segunda Iglesia Bautista de Cidra, was unable to minister in the community via his usual mode of transportation—a wheelchair. But that wasn’t about to stop him.
American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) has supported the following entities in Puerto Rico with funds, materials or volunteers: • Iglesia Bautista Ebenezer de Levittown Lakes • Segunda Iglesia Bautista de Cidra • Iglesia Bautista La Nueva Ebenezer • Iglesia Bautista de Las Cruces • Iglesia Bautista de Quebrada • Iglesia Bautista Berea • Iglesia […]
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VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 12/20/18)—This Christmas season, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) reflects with gratitude on the generosity of donors who have facilitated its awarding of $723,111 total in grants to 129 partners in 2018. Representing the ministry of ABHMS since its inception in 1832, grants were awarded to congregations, communities and institutions that […]
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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VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 11/20/18)—More than 500 individuals gathered for dynamic preachers and presenters, Spirit-filled worship, more than 24 “Leadership,” “Discipleship” and “Healing and Transforming Communities”-themed workshops, thought-provoking conversations, hands-on local activities, and faith-inspired art and performances at American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) “Thy Will Be Done”-themed Space for Grace 2018 national conference held […]
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On the final day of Space for Grace 2018, interactive learning opportunities continued, and intercultural Communion was featured. “We have a crisis of epic proportions in this country,” said the Rev. Dr. Amy Butler (above), senior minister, The Riverside Church, New York City, during evening worship. “Will the church finally, for all that is holy, […]
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ABHMS anuncia una nueva meta para de recaudación de fondos para “Reconstruyamos. Restauremos. Renovemos Puerto Rico” un año después del huracán MaríaPublished September 20, 2018
Read this news release in English. VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 20/09/18)—Al marcarse un año desde que el Huracán María tocó tierra en Puerto Rico y al entrar en su segundo año la iniciativa actual de ABHMS – Sociedades Misioneras Nacionales Bautistas Americanas, “Renovemos. Restauremos. Reconstruyamos Puerto Rico”, ABHMS anuncia una nueva meta de recaudación de […]