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ABHMS launches fundraising campaign to repair, replace roofs in Puerto Rico

Published October 3, 2019

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 […]

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Pastor delivers food on horseback after Hurricane Maria

Published April 2, 2019

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.

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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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Closing Day at Space for Grace

Published November 16, 2018

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 announces staffing transitions to undergird mission

Published October 3, 2018

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/3/18)—During a recent three-day staff summit at the Mission Center, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) Executive Director Dr. Jeffrey Haggray announced staffing transitions that will undergird the organization’s mission to cultivate leaders, equip disciples, and heal and transform communities across the United States and Puerto Rico. The Rev. Dr. Brenda […]

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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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ABHMS hires personnel to support ‘Rebuilding, Restoring, Renewing Puerto Rico’

Published May 14, 2018

Puerto Rico natives Abigail Medina Betancourt (at left) and the Rev. Hector A. Rivera Padua have joined American Baptist Home Mission Societies to support the organization’s ongoing “Rebuilding, Restoring, Renewing Puerto Rico” initiative.

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Sacred resistance: American Baptist ministers advocate for immigration justice

Published May 10, 2018

At left: Noé and Victoria Carias with Ada and Melvin Valiente at ABHMS’ March “Defending the Undocumented” workshop in Glendale, Calif.

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American Baptists visit Puerto Rico on pastoral, mission fact-finding trip

Published January 30, 2018

A delegation of American Baptists and partners led by American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA) and American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) traveled to Puerto Rico Jan. 26-29, 2018, to meet with pastoral and lay leaders to survey damage and devastation caused by last year’s hurricanes Irma and Maria.

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ABHMS staff visit Puerto Rico, plan for Phase II of recovery effort

Published December 1, 2017

SAN JUAN, PR (ABNS 12/1/17)—With eight suitcases packed with more than 400 pounds of batteries in tow, Dr. Jeffrey Haggray, executive director of American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS), and six staff members visited Puerto Rico this week to assess disaster-relief efforts following hurricanes Irma and Maria and discuss plans for moving into Phase II […]

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