American Baptist Churches of Pennsylvania and Delaware

Resources For The End Of The Year


Hello Everyone:
As we approach the season of Advent, if you are like me, ministry goes from shifts from busy into overdrive. It's a season that sometimes has us put important self-care routines on hold as we try and juggle all our responsibilities and add in special events and services. During this season, your LLC group might be looking for something a little different than your regular routine, so let me offer a few suggestions for you to consider as you plan your meetings for November, December, and January. 
 First, let me suggest that you take time during one of these meetings to simply be together and fellowship around a meal together. You may want to choose a special place for lunch, or meet together at someone's house or church kitchen and cook a meal together. The region can help provide some funds to make this happen, and we would love to share a financial blessing with your group to allow you to share a great time of fellowship as we close 2021 and begin 2022. Please have your mentor pastor follow this link and fill out the form by December 1st so we can disburse funds to your group:
Second, let me share a link with you to some articles from a Crossway series entitled "Dear Pastor." These articles have been a challenge and encouragement to me and would provide a good topic or topics for discussion if you want to take a break from books for a month or two. The articles (which are free) can be found at:
Finally, let me share that I am praying for you in this season of ministry and trusting that in His abundant grace God will meet all Your needs in Christ Jesus. If I can provide additional encouragement or help to you, please don't hesitate to reach out to me.
 Reverend Robert W. Rice
Pastor, Muncy Baptist Church
11 W. Penn St
Muncy, PA 17756
570-546-5292 Office
Philippians 4:13