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ABHMS celebrates ministries of two retiring long-term personnel

Published March 6, 2019

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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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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Volunteers rebuild homes in Houston, Beaumont during ABHMS’ ‘Rebuilding, Restoring, Renewing…Texas’ effort

Published March 23, 2018

Volunteers from Ottowa (Kan.) University; First Baptist Church (FBC), Manhattan; FBC, Salina, Kan.; and St. Paul’s Baptist Church, West Chester, Pa., rebuilt homes and engaged with homeowners in Houston and Beaumont during American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) “Rebuilding, Restoring, Renewing…Texas” effort March 18-25. They helped to address the devastation wrought when Hurricane Harvey made […]

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ABHMS seeks volunteers for projects across U.S. mainland, Puerto Rico

Published February 22, 2018

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 2/22/18)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) is seeking volunteers to help rebuild, restore, renew and bring God’s healing love to families and communities across the United States mainland and Puerto Rico. Rebuilding, Restoring, Renewing Puerto Rico: Determine your own work week, beginning March 1 or later Join ABHMS and the Iglesias […]

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ABHMS encourages viewing ‘The Promise of Freedom’

Published February 19, 2018

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 2/19/18)—In conjunction with tonight’s PBS premiere of “Tell Them We Are Rising”—a documentary about historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) encourages American Baptists to view “The Promise of Freedom,” ABHMS’ own video about HBCUs that were founded by ABHMS predecessor organizations. “The Promise of Freedom” details […]

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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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Join ABHMS in spreading joy to the children of Puerto Rico this holiday season

Published November 30, 2017

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 11/30/17)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) invites American Baptists to join its effort to bring joy to the children of American Baptist churches and schools in Puerto Rico this holiday season through gifts of toys. ABHMS is collecting toy-filled shoeboxes to ship to Puerto Rico in time for Three Kings Day […]

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ABHMS continues to support restoration of Puerto Rico with funds, supplies, visits

Published October 20, 2017

At left: Funds that ABHMS transferred to Puerto Rico were used to purchase food.

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