American Baptist Churches of Pennsylvania and Delaware

ABCOPAD - COVID-19 Online Gathering Videos


During the COVID-19 pandemic,
ABCOPAD Staff have planned weekly live-streaming gatherings.

Regional Pastors will be providing devotional thoughts and prayers,
along with opportunities for live conversation.

All are welcome

Join us HERE on ABCOPAD Facebook
each Thursday at 3:00pm

For Thursday, March 26: 

As pastors, godly men and women are called to come alongside the flock to be encouragers, teachers, admonishers, comforters, and models of what it means to be a committed follower of Jesus Christ. 
 To support one another, we invite pastors, worship ministers, praise team members, and key church lay leaders to join an online conversation about how churches will conduct Holy Week services (just two weeks ago) since it appears that the order to abstain from being together will still be in place from Palm Sunday through Resurrection Sunday. Therefore, we want to get together to share how we will effectively communicate the forgiveness of the occupied cross and the power of the empty tomb, lifting up existing ideas and sparking new ones.
Pastor Rob Rice (Regional Associate for our Leadership Learning Communities) and Pastor Chris Davis (president of our region's Ministers Council) will moderate the hour long session. It will begin on Thursday, March 26 at 3:15pm, following the 15 minute weekly check-in for pastoral leaders with the regional pastors.
Topics on Thursday will include (others as they spontaneously occur):
1. What have we been doing that has been working to keep our congregations connected?
2. What are/will we do for our older congregants who can't be with us online?
3. How can we "be" the church beyond our online presence during Holy Week?
4. What online formats will you be using to facilitate different services? Obviously, many of us are used to Maundy Thursday and Good Friday services being far more interactive in nature (foot washing, meals, communion, Tenebrae). How can we translate these elements so they can take place in homes?
5. What steps should we begin taking now to prepare ourselves for Holy Week? (i.e. announcements, talking with worship leaders, recording, etc...)

Since we will be together online, we will also be asking you how we have seen God's hand at work through your online presence? What are you praying for in the coming weeks? What can we be praying for in the coming weeks? You can send thoughts, topics, or questions ahead of time to Pastor Rob at his regional email address:
Please plan now to join us Thursday starting at 3:00 pm for our Facebook Live Devotions (with Pastor Jeff Johnson) Then the Zoom Conference call starting at 3:15 pm.

Below is the Zoom Link and log in information.
ABCOPAD Responds to COVID-19 Zoom Meeting
Thursday, March 26: 3:15 – 4:15pm
Meeting ID: 642 024 919

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Please plan to join us Thursday, March 26 at 3:00pm via Facebook and at 3:15pm via Zoom. Know we are in this together as partners in ministry.