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Another ACTS Grad

 

Congratulations to Danel Payne of Union Baptist Church in Swissvale! Cristy Wise, GPS of SW had the privilege to present Danel her Diploma for graduating from the ACTS school.
 
Rev. Jackie Lewis, pastor of Union Baptist brought the message for Mother's Day challenging all of us to realize the value we play in raising God's children. Pastor Cristy challenged Danel with Phil. 1:6 reminding her Christ has started this within her and will see it through to completion.
 
The church family stood and applauded as she was handed the diploma. The church truly came along side of Danel while taking the classes.
Categories: General, Region Life ~ Date: 5/10/2022
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Bells a'ringing

 

Then pealed the bells more loud and deep:
"God is not dead, nor doth He sleep"

At Clifford Baptist Church, Deacon Barry handles the responsibility of ringing the bell that calls the community to worship.

Categories: General, Region Life ~ Date: 5/9/2022
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Baptisms 9

 

WWJD Baptist Church in West Waynesburg was excited to share news that there were 9 (!) baptisms in response to a recent series of revival meetings. Hallelujah!

Categories: General, Region Life ~ Date: 5/7/2022
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Certified

 

Kudos to Apryl Crownover-Glunt. The Centre Association held a Certification Council for Apryl, a recent ACTS graduate and a member of the Mill Creek Baptist Church. Apryl presented her certification paper before the Council which unanimously recommended the Mill Creek Baptist Church move forward to certify Apryl for ministry.

Categories: General, Region Life ~ Date: 5/7/2022
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ABCOPAD Board 2022 Spring

 

The ABCOPAD Region Board recently met face to face in Bedford, PA. This was our first in-person meeting since the pandemic. President Mark McCallion led the team with VP Bryon Luke bringing the morning devotion. It was a joy seeing so many of our representatives present for the meeting including Association Reps.

 

Having NOT been together since 2019 it was fun just enjoying a meal together and catch up with awesome friends. Laughter and conversation filled the room as we “broke bread” together.

 

During the Regional Board meeting on Friday, President Mark McCallion recognized Treasurer Caryl Casey for her 36 years of service including perfect attendance at Regional Board Meetings. Caryl is a unique treasurer who has always said my job isn’t so much about numbers as it is ministry.

Categories: General, Region Life ~ Date: 5/7/2022
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ABCOPAstors

 

 

Meet some of our great ABCOPAD Pastors...

Pastor Mike Knepp (Westover Baptist Church), Pastor Dave Hardin (FBC, Bethlehem), Pastor Dave Guenin (Moreland Baptist Church, Muncy), Pastor CG Coats (First Baptist Church, Norristown)

Categories: General, Region Life ~ Date: 5/2/2022
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NA Celebration

 

What  a joy and a blessing to witness the ministry rendered by the folks at FBC, Washington. Pastor Steve Dunlap and a team worked hard to serve the 160ish people in attendance at a Narcotics Anonymous dinner. A crowd enjoyed a dinner of lasagna, chicken, cheesy potatoes, pulled pork, salad, rolls... and desserts, desserts, desserts! Everyone coming through the line was so appreciative thanking the church servant hearts over and over again. And... take home was available for the leftovers as well!

Categories: General, Region Life ~ Date: 5/2/2022
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Down in Delaware

 

Pastor Jeff Collins (Christ Memorial Baptist Church, Dover), Pastor Terrence Keeling (Central Baptist Church, Wilmington), and Mark Mahserjian-Smith... just hanging out, grabbing a bite to eat, talking about vacation plans, and building up one another in friendship and prayer.

Categories: General, Region Life ~ Date: 5/2/2022
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Buried With Christ

 

In the wake of Easter, the congregation at First Baptist Church, Milton, celebrated so many baptisms and welcomed new members to their fellowship. Christus Resurrexit, Alleluia!

Categories: General, Region Life ~ Date: 5/2/2022
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Brothers All

 

The Bros of The New Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, Harrisburg.

Categories: General, Region Life ~ Date: 5/2/2022
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Breakfast at the Boulevard

 

It was a joyful morning as a number of pastors & spouses, and lay leaders of the Abington Association gathered for breakfast at the Boulevard Diner. Some meaningful conversations took place as individuals shared stories of the joys and challenges of ministry.

Categories: General, Region Life ~ Date: 5/2/2022
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Mild, Mild West

 

It was a great evening as members and friends of First Baptist Church, Waynesburg,  gathered for a mystery theatre and dinner show. The play presented was “The Mild, Mild West.” A terrific effort went into this production, with special kudos to Mandi Restanio for all the work in putting this all together! All monies raised are for the youth program.

Categories: General, Region Life ~ Date: 5/2/2022
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