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World Mission Offering 2018 Resources

 

WORLD MISSION OFFERING 2018
Promotional resources are now available.
Click HERE:
http://www.abcopad.org/News/World-Mission-Offering-2018.aspx

 

by Bud Russell Categories: Ministries, General, Region Life ~ Date: 9/19/2018
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Partners in Ministry at FBC Bethlehem

 

Pastors Dale Miller and Rosnibri Lantigua  have formed a great partnership at  FBC, Bethlehem. Pastor Lantigua leads a Hispanic congregation that has now made FBC Bethlehem their church home. It was exciting to hear how, when Pastor Rosnibri’s congregation was “locked out” of their previous place of worship, the congregation found a home and a partnership at FBC Bethlehem. Pictured: Dale Miller, Rosnibri Lantigua, and Associate Pastor David Hardin

by Bud Russell Categories: Ministries, General, Region Life ~ Date: 9/19/2018
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Regional Ministry Associates

As a regional family we have been focusing on Tod Bolsinger’s book, Canoeing the Mountains and the challenge of what it means for us as ministries to go ‘off map’ and engage our current culture in new and creative ways for the furtherance of the Gospel. We are all called to live ‘At the Edge’ (the theme for our upcoming Biennial Leadership Conference) and entrust our life and ministry into the hands of the Faithful One as we seek be the hands and feet of Jesus. Just as that challenge is true for local congregations, so it is also true for us as a regional family of churches here in ABCOPAD.

Following significant work by our regional Long Range Task Force, our ABCOPAD Board approved the deployment of a number of Regional Ministry Associates to help us in our efforts to come alongside of local congregations to assist you in being all that God is calling you to be for the Kingdom. These newly called leaders have broadened our own regional Corps of Discovery and we’re excited about the addition of these ministry partners.

Read the details HERE

by Bud Russell Categories: General, Ministries, Region Life ~ Date: 9/17/2018
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Soles 4 Souls

 

 

ABCOPAD continues to find ways to help the people of Puerto Rico. The summer our AB Women collected shoes for missionary Katherine Niles to go to Africa however the ladies collected so many shoes, it was impossible to send all that were collected. Many boxes of shoes were taken to our ABCOPAD Pittsburgh office as we prayed about what to do with all these shoes. 

 

With our AB Women now turning their mission focus to Puerto Rico, we contacted our partners in PR to see if they were in need of shoes. The answer was "YES, please send as many as you can." Our amazing office administrator, Denise Veselicky went to work boxing up shoes to ship to Puerto Rico. Disaster Relief funds were used to cover the shipping cost. 

 

Recently the shoes arrived in Puerto Rico: ABCOPAD ABWM Mission Coordinator Paula Sommerfeldt wrote:

We have exciting news about some of the shoes that were donated at our 2018 Thrive Conference. These boxes are full of shoes for our brothers, sisters and children in Puerto Rico. Ladies, your gifts are literally traveling around the world.

“Thank You” for being the hands and feet of Jesus Christ.

by Bud Russell Categories: General, Ministries, Region Life ~ Date: 9/10/2018
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Welcome Abington Baptist Church

 

A most warm welcome to the Abington Baptist Church into our regional family. Pastor Mark McDowell and the church family recently joined the fellowship of the Central Union Association.

 

 

by Bud Russell Categories: General, Ministries, Region Life ~ Date: 8/27/2018
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Amazing Time at the 2018 AB Mens Retreat

 

 

 

 

About 130 men from across Delaware and Pennsylvania attended the 2018 AB Men's Event.  The Keynote Speaker this year was Rev. Chuck Stecker, the Executive Director and Founder of A Chosen Generation.   Pastor Chuck delivered a number of powerful messages challenging the men at the retreat to live out their faith.   Rev. CG Coats led the praise band who helped lead the group in times of worship and song.   Throughout the weekend there were powerful testimonies offered along with stirring devotionals and inspirational special music.   
  One high light of the event was Kylie West (Calvary Baptist Church, Newark DE) receiving the Men of the Year award for his outstanding Christian service and witness. 
  It was an amazing weekend.   You can view pictures and videos on the AB Men's Facebook Page  or on the ABCOPAD Facebook Page.

 

by Mark Mahserjian-Smith Categories: General, Ministries, Region Life ~ Date: 8/3/2018
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2018 Thrive Conference a great success

 

 

Check out lots of great pictures on our Google Photo Album 

The AB Women of ABCOPAD gathered together the weekend of July 13th for their annual Thrive Conference.  Well over 200 women and girls attended the event that featured primary speaker Kelley Latta.   The event included amazing music, inspirational devotions, workshops, a comedian, mission speakers and so much more.   There are lots of pictures, video and updates on our ABCOPAD Facebook Page.   Here is the link. 

http://www.facebook.com/ABCOPAD 

It was a great conference, inspiring everyone who attended to grow deeper in their faith and their intimacy with God. 

 

 

by Mark Mahserjian-Smith Categories: Ministries ~ Date: 7/20/2018
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Jeff Johnson Speaker at Holy Spirit Conference

 

Jeff Johnson writes ..
It was one week ago today I wrapped up my presence and participation at the Holy Spirit Renewal Conference at Green Lake. Hard to believe seven days have passed. Time sure flies! The last day of the annual conference saw Dr, Paul Gibson, Executive Minister of Illinois and Missouri and Rev. Pam Wantz, pastor in Dayton, Ohio sharing the morning Bible Study hour. The morning plenary speaker was the keynoter, Francis Anfuso. During the hour before lunch, I attended a Bible StoryTelling workshop. The evening session had a lot of great music, powerful praise, communion, and Francis sharing again for the final time, this time walking us all through I Corinthians 13 but sharing the attributes of love from a divine, God perspective, not a human's attempt at such. It was VERY powerful! After the closing prayer, the praise band played on! It was a truly a renewing experience at the renewal conference! Oh, this week at Green Lake is the annual American Baptist International Missions Conference. I happened to come across a picture of a couple ABCOPADers there, Dan and Sue MacDonald (she is taking the picture) who were having a little down time with friends before calling it a day, a very good day!

 

by Mark Mahserjian-Smith Categories: Ministries ~ Date: 7/20/2018
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West Shore Baptist Welcomes New Pastor

 

 

Frank writes: West Shore Baptist has a new Pastor! Today Doug Hill, Chairman of the Pastoral Search Committee, had the joy of dismissing the search committee and officially welcoming Pastor Kelly Legg as the new Senior Pastor of the congregation . Pastor Kelly then challenged the church family to seek the name that our Creator God has given to each one of us.

 

by Mark Mahserjian-Smith Categories: Ministries ~ Date: 7/20/2018
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FBC Waynesburg Celebrates 175 Year Anniversary



 More pictures on our Facebook Page

  Frank writes: I had the privilege is speaking last evening at the 175th Anniversary Banquet at the FBC of Waynesburg. The congregation turned out in full force to enjoy an evening of remembrances in looking to the past and encouragements in moving to the future. Church leader Mark Fox led the gathering, with previous pastors Alan Williams, Bruce Blankenship and Stuart Johnson bringing reflections on their time of ministry with the church family. Current Senior Pastor, Ed Peirce, concluded the event with a challenge to look to the future.

 

Jeff writes ...Sunday morning, Karen and I had the privilege of continuing the 175TH anniversary celebration of the FBC, Waynesburg. Attended a social hour prior to the morning worship during which time I did a first person reenactment of the church's first pastor, Brother James Woods back in 1843. I also later provided the morning message which was followed by an invitation which saw people down front down on their knees seeking the Lord as they have done at this church for 175 years. The church's pastor is Dr. Ed Peirce. He led the morning worship. There was great special music by the children's choir, the adult choir, and a guest soloist. There was a great mixture of both traditional and the contemporary congregational music. The banner by which Karen and I are standing was a quilt rendition of the church's vision that came out of their co::lab work with the region a few years ago and is still being lived out powerfully today ... to God be the glory! I was sorry not to get to see Dr. Dick and Carol Visser, former pastors of the church. Dick was in the hospital over the weekend. I did get to see their one son at the service and sent my own regards and those of our region to the Visser's. Before heading home, Karen and I got to see our son Judson before he headed back into Camp Carmel where he is working throughout the summer. Boy we miss our boy! 1843 was great year for church starts. Five new congregations were begun in Pennsylvania, 37 across the whole country, bringing the total of American Baptist Churches in 1843 to 1006 ... to God be the glory!

 

by Mark Mahserjian-Smith Categories: Ministries ~ Date: 7/20/2018
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Upward at Liberty Baptist Blanchard Starting Soon

 

Upward Sports Basketball and Cheerleading Recreational League of Liberty Baptist Church will be holding registration/evaluation sessions for the Fall 2018 Basketball and Cheerleading league soon.  The evaluations will be held on Monday, July 30, 2018 between 5:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. as well as on Saturday, August 11, 2018 between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.at the church gymnasium in Blanchard. Basketball and Cheerleading is open to all students in Kindergarten thru 8th grade.  Early registration discounts end on July 21, 2018.  For more information please call the church at (570) 962-2214 or visit our website www.lbcblanchard.com  

Liberty Baptist Church ~ A Place to Belong

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If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Pastor Chris Davis at 570-962-2214 or email at pastorchris@lbc4God.comcastbiz.net

 

by Mark Mahserjian-Smith Categories: Ministries ~ Date: 7/12/2018
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Liberty Baptist Back to School Backpack School Supply Giveaway

 


 

Free School Supplies, Backpacks, Clothing, and Haircuts for Community Kids

Blanchard, PA, July 10, 2018– Liberty Baptist Church in Blanchard, PA is hosting a Back to School Event on Sunday, July 29, 2018. Community students, pre-school through 12th grade, are invited to attend to receive free backpacks and school supplies to equip them for the upcoming 2018-2019 school year. The Back to School – School Supply Give-Away is sponsored by the Board of Christian Education, The American Baptist Women Circle, and the church Social Committee. The event is first-come, first-serve, while school supplies, clothes, haircut timeslots, and backpacks last. There will be enough backpacks to reach 150 students this year.

“We believe our program is just a little bit different from others in our area. Instead of lining the children up and handing them a pre-packed backpack with supplies, we set up our church gym as a store. The students can come in and select their own supplies. In essence, they have an opportunity to ‘shop’ for their supplies just like other kids at their schools. Last year one of the students remarked that they were at ‘ChurchMart,” stated Tammy Weaver, chair of the Social Committee.

This program began in 2016 with the Church and continues to grow with the church serving over one hundred children last year in the community. This year the Church hopes to serve 150 children. The program expanded last year to add free haircuts for children from local barbers and cosmetologists including Megan Kelley of Supercuts in State College to provide a new look to go with the new school supplies. This year the program will also be offering free clothing because of generous donations from Cindy Whitman - Lularoe and the American Baptist Churches of Pennsylvania and Delaware.

“The children simply need to arrive with clean, dry hair and we will take care of the rest,” said Kelley. “A fun night for the families of Centre and Clinton county as they come “shop” for some school supplies, new clothes, get a haircut, and have a meal!” said Greta Davis, Project Coordinator.

This year refreshments will also be provided to the children and their families by The American Baptist Women Circle from Liberty Baptist Church.

“There are two fundamental ways to change the life of a child,” stated Liberty Baptist Church Pastor, Chris Davis, “Introduce them to the good news of Jesus Christ, and give them an education. It’s really hard for a kid to be excited about going back to school when they don’t have the tools they need and their family cannot afford to provide them. ”

The doors will open at 6:00 pm and begin with a short program. The children and their families will be released by number corresponding with their arrival to the event so that they can begin to select their own school supplies, backpack, clothing, and get a haircut.

“Our church family has pulled together in a phenomenal way to make sure that area children can start school on equal footing this school year with the supplies that they need. We are excited to share Christ’s love with them and their families through this event.” Stated Brenda Corter, Chairperson of the Board of Christian Education.

Liberty Baptist Church ~ A Place to Belong

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If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Pastor Chris Davis at 570-962-2214 or email at pastorchris@lbc4God.comcastbiz.net.

by Mark Mahserjian-Smith Categories: General, Ministries, Region Life ~ Date: 7/12/2018
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Under The Sea VBS at FBC Woodlawn With Resources Now Available

 

Pastor Howard Irwin, (FBC Woodlawn in Aliquippa, PA) wrote:

Tonight (6/28/2018)  we are wrapping up our week of VBS. We actually write our our own VBS complete with skits etc. Our theme was “under the sea, Jesus and me.”
  However, one of the popular ones out this year is ship wreck. We thought if a church is planning to do that one, we would be glad to share our decorations with them. Most they could keep—there may be a few trees and things we would want back (next year we’re already planning to do a jungle theme). To assemble the whale, you would need a tent to put the decorations around. And To reassemble The ship you’d need to have someone who has some carpentry skills.
  But if any church wants the decorations we will give them for free.  Thanks,  Rev. Howard Irwin
email:  howardirwin21@gmail.com
Office:  ‭(724) 375-6653‬



 

 

by Mark Mahserjian-Smith Categories: General, Ministries, Region Life ~ Date: 7/3/2018
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Houston Volunteer Mission Team

The ABCOPAD Mission Team serving in Houston, Texas sent these pictures as they consider to serve in Houston. Looks like everyone is hard at work. Pastor Mark Brady wrote: "Had a great day. Attended a house blessing this afternoon. One part of our team worked on the house today and they have considered it complete. It was beautiful." Please continue to pray for the team.

 

 

 

 

 

 

by Bud Russell Categories: Ministries, General ~ Date: 5/21/2018
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Urban Acres

 

Meet a great partner in ministry. Mike Minor is one of the congregational leaders at Central Baptist Church of Wilmington. Mike has served on mission trips to Haiti. In Delaware, however, Mike is super busy as the gardening / produce season is in high gear. Mike leads Urban Acres in Wilmington, a ministry that includes community gardens and nutritional education. It was fun spending a little time with Mike and hearing about all the good things taking place via Urban Acres. http://centralbaptistcdc.com/our-work/urban-acres

 

 

by Bud Russell Categories: Ministries, General, Region Life ~ Date: 5/21/2018
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Jefferson Baptist Church in Haiti

Jefferson Baptist Church has been leading many recent mission trips to Haiti including the trip this past January. Recently one member of the mission team created a great YouTube video with highlights from the trip.

 

 

by Bud Russell Categories: General, Ministries, Region Life ~ Date: 5/21/2018
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$1,000 MATTHEW 25 GRANT AWARDED


A $1,000 Matthew 25 Grant from American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA) helped First Baptist Church in Sharon, PA, purchase food this past year for an after-school program the congregation has run since 1991.

“Kids hit the snack table as soon as they come in the door from school, and we provide lots of hot chocolate for them during cold, snowy afternoons,” explains the Rev. Cindy Swogger, First Baptist Church’s pastor. “They enjoy Bible study, games, music, crafts, computers, homework help and chapel. I cook supper for the kids three days a week. It is so gratifying. When we say they can get seconds, look out because they get pretty excited. It is wonderful to feed children who appreciate a home-cooked meal. I just love our kids!” Pastor Cindy explains the initiative welcomes 45-80 children each day depending on after school sports activities, weather and darkness.

Read the whole story HERE

 

by Bud Russell Categories: Ministries, General, Region Life ~ Date: 5/9/2018
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2018 Bradford Association

 

The Bradford Association met at FBC, Gillett. Pastor Micky Cavanaugh and the leadership at Gillett made all feel right at home. Moderator Pastor Ed Zinser led the meeting, with Gary Wood giving an update on the ministry of the ABMen disaster relief trailer in Texas and Judy Husted bringing an update on the ministry of North Country Baptist Youth Ministries, blessing us with a few Camp songs on her ukulele. A wonderful lasagna supper was shared following the service in the Fellowship Hall.

 

 

 

by Bud Russell Categories: Ministries, General, Region Life ~ Date: 4/24/2018
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Strengthening Your Financial Future

 

Recently, the American Baptist Foundation (Kris Lutton) and the ABCOPAD Foundation (Sue MacDonald) hosted a Strengthening Your Financial Future workshop at the Central Baptist Church in Williamsport (Rev. Eleanor Siegrist, Pastor). Several churches from the Northumberland Baptist Churches attended the event.

 

Kris shared the resources the AB Foundation offers both individuals and churches so they can maximize their finances for ministry. One significant fact Kris Lutton shared is the fact that most churches currently hold CD’s that offer very minimal returned. By investing with the AB Foundation their 10 year average for investments is around 5%, a lot better than any CD.

 

If you want to learn more about the work of the Foundation contact our own Sue MacDonald to learn more.

by Bud Russell Categories: General, Ministries, Region Life ~ Date: 3/14/2018
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Global Hymn Sing 2018

 


On February 25, the congregation at New Covenant Baptist Church, Pottstown, participated in a Global Hymn Sing, organized by Keith Getty. How fun to know that 5000+ churches all over the world were singing the same song ["Jesus Shall Reign"] bringing praise to God! 76 countries and over a million people!! Now that's a concert of praise!

 

 

by Bud Russell Categories: General, Ministries, Region Life ~ Date: 3/6/2018
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Volunteer Mission Opportunities

 

Hoping to make the region website more user friendly, we've redesigned the pages listing volunteer mission opportunities. It's a quick click from the ABCOPAD "Home Page" to "Mission Trips" where there is a menu for domestic and international mission trips scheduled for 2018. At this date there are 22 different trips listed. 

Check it out HERE!
by Bud Russell Categories: General, Ministries, Region Life ~ Date: 2/20/2018
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World Religions and Cults

 

Pastor Randy Powell and Jeff Johnson went online for a test run of the upcoming Leader/Lay Learning Class being offered in March. The course will be totally online, an hour and a half for four consecutive Tuesday evenings. Check out the details HERE

Handouts will be provided. For those ACTS grads needing continuing ed credits for continued certification, this a course where you can get them. For those wanting to better understand this multi-religious world in which we live, this is the class for everyone. Register today!

 

by Bud Russell Categories: General, Ministries, Region Life ~ Date: 2/20/2018
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Kudos to Donna Schneff

 

Kudos to Donna Schneff, our Notes & News designer/editor since its inception in January 1988. That's 30 years! That's 300 issues! THANK YOU!

Mark Mahserjian-Smith (Regional Pastor For Mission & Communications) comments:
"Notes & News has adapted to its environment over the years—having started as a black and white, text driven, hard copy publication—to a color newsletter with graphics and pictures, now available both as a hard copy mailed newsletter, as well as a digital, online publication. Donna has been amazing, helping the Regional Staff keep Notes & News meaningful, relevant and useful all along its storied history."

by Bud Russell Categories: Ministries, General, Region Life ~ Date: 1/18/2018
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Kudos to Donna Schneff

 

Kudos to Donna Schneff, our Notes & News designer/editor since its inception in January 1988. That's 30 years! That's 300 issues! THANK YOU!

Mark Mahserjian-Smith (Regional Pastor For Mission & Communications) comments:
"Notes & News has adapted to its environment over the years—having started as a black and white, text driven, hard copy publication—to a color newsletter with graphics and pictures, now available both as a hard copy mailed newsletter, as well as a digital, online publication. Donna has been amazing, helping the Regional Staff keep Notes & News meaningful, relevant and useful all along its storied history."

by Bud Russell Categories: Ministries, General, Region Life ~ Date: 1/18/2018
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Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief

 

In the wake of Hurricane Maria... Last year, local church pastors in Puerto Rico requested help with one possible strategy to address the depression being experienced by families in their churches. The plan was to collect shoebox gifts during the month of December to give to children in Puerto Rico on Three Kings day on January 6th. (Puerto Ricans celebrate the coming of the Magi [Epiphany] by having children open gifts.

ABHMS sent out a dispatch requesting shoebox gifts for children ages 3 - 12. The gifts were to be delivered to the Mission Center in Valley Forge by December 19th. These gifts would be then shipped to PR in time for them to be delivered to local churches for their Three Kings Day celebrations on January 6th. 

Quite a few churches sent Three Kings Day gifts to Puerto Rico and we are hoping they will be distributed soon. For a complete update. please click HERE

 

 

by Bud Russell Categories: Ministries, General, Region Life ~ Date: 1/11/2018
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Hurricane Harvey Disaster
Houston Relief Team - 3

 

Our Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief Team is on the job site today in Houston, TX. A great team of workers helped to lay down a new floor in a home that had been destroyed by the hurricane waters. Soon there will be a happy family returning to their home. What a blessing!

 

by Bud Russell Categories: Ministries, General, Region Life ~ Date: 1/11/2018
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Hurricane Harvey Disaster
Houston Relief Team - 2

 

Our Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief Team is on the job site today in Houston, TX. There were a number of volunteers who were assigned the task of gutting and dry-walling a house that had been ruined by last year's hurricane. They're just being serving others with the heart of Christ!

 

 

 

by Bud Russell Categories: Ministries, General, Region Life ~ Date: 1/11/2018
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Hurricane Harvey Disaster
Houston Relief Team - 1

 

Our Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief Team is on the job site today in Houston, TX. As you can tell from the pictures, they're working on a roofing project. Please continue to keep the team in your prayers as they serve. Y'all be careful up there!

 

 

 

 

 

 

by Bud Russell Categories: Ministries, General, Region Life ~ Date: 1/11/2018
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GraceCrossing Celebrates

 

It may have been really cold outside, but the fellowship was warm at GraceCrossing in Phoenixville! Pastor Dan McDowell and the church family gathered together despite the cold temperatures to give honor to the King and encourage one another in the process. It was also fun to celebrate the receipt of a grant from the region to help support their growing ministry with young adults in the Phoenixville community.

 

by Bud Russell Categories: Ministries, General, Region Life ~ Date: 1/10/2018
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Rev. David Klock Ordination Service

 

On December 8th, an Ordination Service was held for Rev David Klock. The celebration took place at the Colonial Park Baptist Church in the Harrisburg Association. The relationships represented at Pastor Dave’s service helped to mark the many milestones in Dave’s faith journey. Pastor Dave’s wife Danae opened the service by singing Be Thou My Vision, and it has great having their kids present for the service. Pastor Dave started ministry as a youth pastor at the Moreland Baptist Church and then was called to student ministry at FBC Bethlehem working along side of Rev Eric Kraihanzel. Later, Dave would become the Associate Pastor at FBC Bethlehem working closely with lead pastor Rev Dale Miller.

Pastor Dave then heard Jesus call him to be a new church planter in ABCOPAD working with Rev. Frank Frischkorn and Rev. Jeff Johnson, bringing to life Living Bridge in Harrisburg. Both Pastor Dave’s dad, Rev Jim Klock, and his father-in-law, Rev. Philip Steele, prayed for Dave during a “laying on of hands.” Pastor Dale Miller delivered a message entitled I’ve Got A Story To Tell; he told of both humorous and sacred moments he had shared with Dave. It was a wonderful celebration of Pastor Dave’s call to ministry and witnessing Dave reach this important milestone. Following the service, a reception was held in the fellowship hall marked by loads of laughter and fun as the story telling continued.

 

 

by Bud Russell Categories: Ministries, General, Region Life ~ Date: 1/10/2018
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2017 Southwest LLC

 

A quick look at the Southwest LLC in southwest PA. Besides their usual time of updating each other about what's going on in their families, they also share about what is happening in their church families. They then spent time together talking about the book of the month, in this case, Why Johnny Can't Preach, which the author says is due to present day preachers lack of good reading and also good composition skills. As they do each month, they all went out to eat, but this time three spouses joined the fellowship.

by Bud Russell Categories: General, Ministries, Region Life ~ Date: 12/3/2017
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Nicaragau Cyberbox / Library Project

 

Mark Mahserjian-Smith joined Pastor Arthur Campbell Reed at the United Baptist Church of Elmira, NY, to promote the 2018 Nicaragau Cyberbox / Library project. 

In 2015 ABCOPAD partnered with ABC New York and AMOS on the 3-year Waters of Blessing project in Nicaragua. Over the last 3 years, there have been 5 mission trips to Nicaragua installing water filters, building and expanding health clinics, doing anemia testing, donating baby layettes and much much more.

This very productive partnership continues with the Cyberbox / Library project.

It was a joy spending time with Pastor Skip (Arthur) and many other Nicaragua Mission Team members. Lindsay Mills is heading up the computer lab portion on the project while our own Sally Perry (FBC Lancaster) is heading up the library. Lindsay was joined by his wish Karen Mills and Eddie Kirkpatrick to promote the project. It was great being with these amazing partners in ministry as we serve as the hands and feet of Jesus in Nicaragua.

by Bud Russell Categories: Ministries, General, Region Life ~ Date: 10/31/2017
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Pastors' Retreat Planning Committee

 

Our ABCOPAD chapter of the Ministers Council met at the ABCUSA Mission Center in King of Prussia. They are already planning our Spring 2018 Pastors Retreat - April 9-11. Leila Martin was our guest. Each year our Region Council grants an excellence