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Upper Merion BC
Welcomes Pastor Sam

 

Pastor Sam Geiger was recently called to be the minister at the Upper Merion Baptist Church in King Of Prussia. Pastor Sam is so excited about ministry opportunity. Please keep both Pastor Sam and the church family as they launch into ministry together.

 

by Bud Russell Categories: General, Region Life ~ Date: 5/15/2019
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Congrats to Pastor Chris

 

Rev. Christopher Heiden-Terrell, lead pastor at Prospect Hill Baptist Church, graduated with his MBA from Eastern University.

Pastor Chris not only serves Prospect Hills BC but is also representing Riverside Association on the ABCOPAD Regional Board. Congrats to this partner in ministry. Grateful for the innovative ideas he has bring ministry and business together to share the gospel and be a missional presence in his community.

by Bud Russell Categories: General, Region Life ~ Date: 5/15/2019
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Region Board Spring Meeting 2019

 

Many thanks to the ABCOPAD Regional Board which met in Breezewood, PA.

 

ABCOPAD Region President Apryl Glunt (Mill Creek BC) welcomed the board members and launched the meeting.

 

Vice-President Rev. Mark McCallion (Wesleyville Baptist Church) offered a morning devotional and prayer.

 

The board received reports, including a report from our Regional Treasurer Caryl Casey. Regional Pastor Jeff Johnson also explained our Salary Support Ministry.

 

It's great having so many boards members and strong partners in ministry together to work on our Regional ministries and missions.

 

by Bud Russell Categories: Ministries, General, Region Life ~ Date: 5/13/2019
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LLC Southwest

 

The Southwest PA LLC (which includes pastoral leaders from seven different churches across two associations) met for a time of sharing, learning, and encouragement. The day began with a time for catching up on personal and family news as well as in the lives of our congregations and the region. Then David Earnest presented what he had gleaned from the recent Pastors' Retreat themed "Small Church, Big Deal" to complement their ongoing study of the book, "Small Church Essentials".

by Bud Russell Categories: Ministries, General, Region Life ~ Date: 5/13/2019
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Abington Association Spring Meeting 2019

 

A wonderful day of worship, fellowship, and inspiration as churches of the Abington Association met at First Baptist Church, Factoryville.

 

Ruth Gibson Fox, former IM missionary in Northern Thailand, was the featured speaker.

 

Resources were on display focusing on the culture and people of Mueang Thai.

 

A  delicious fellowship meal was enjoyed by all.

by Bud Russell Categories: General, Region Life ~ Date: 5/9/2019
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Ordination Service - George Lammay

 

The church family at the East Bethlehem Baptist Church family gathered to celebrate the Ordination of their beloved Pastor, George Lammay.

 

In addition to all of his church family, George was also blessed to have family and coworkers out in full force for this important moment in his life....a blessed day together.

 

by Bud Russell Categories: General, Region Life ~ Date: 5/8/2019
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Worship at the Lighthouse

 

A glimpse at the Lighthouse of Faith Church in Canton. ---

 

Pastor Sean Tymeson (lead minister) and the praise team did a marvelous job preparing the congregation to be in the presence of God and to worship. The service was both energetic and inspiring.

 

Pastor Sean focused on the scripture text Acts 1:8 and our need to be empowered by the Holy Spirit if we want to be effective disciples of Jesus.

 

by Bud Russell Categories: General, Region Life ~ Date: 5/8/2019
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Bradford Baptist Association Meeting

 

The Bradford Baptist Association gathered at the New Albany Baptist Church for their spring meeting.

 

Rev. Terry VanHorn (lead minister at the church) both hosted and led the opening time of worship that included a time of singing together.

 

Representatives from FBC Troy, East Troy BC, Gillette BC, East Smithfield Federated BC, New Albany BC, Coryland BC, and Bentley Creek BC were in attendance.

 

Following a time of worship at the Bradford Baptist Association spring meeting, the group moved to the fellowship hall for their business meeting and a light meal.

 

After the meeting, everyone returned to the sanctuary, and the evening concluded with Communion and a hymn before everyone departed for their homes.

by Bud Russell Categories: General, Region Life ~ Date: 5/8/2019
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New Bern Mission Trip

 

Volunteers from Moreland Baptist Church and Hepburn Baptist Church partnered with Fuller Center Disaster Rebuilders in New Bern, North Carolina. A community of about 30,000 people, it was one of the areas hardest hit by both high winds and torrential flooding caused by Hurricane Florence in September 2018. The team worked hard rebuilding mucked-out homes.

 

 

 

by Bud Russell Categories: Ministries, General, Region Life ~ Date: 5/8/2019
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National Day of Prayer

 

Trail Life PA 2215 and American Heritage Girls PA 2016 met with the Purchase Line Community to observe the National Day of Prayer at East Mahoning Baptist Church.

by Bud Russell Categories: Ministries, General, Region Life ~ Date: 5/4/2019
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Kraihanzel at EU

 

The Eastern University community kicked off the last day of classes with a special celebration of the seniors. Students, faculty, and staff gathered at Senior Chapel on Walton Terrace to celebrate the class of 2019 with a time of worship, communion, and fellowship. Ben Kraihanzel one of our ABCOPAD Regional Ministry Associates for Student Ministries spoke during Chapel at Eastern University.

by Bud Russell Categories: General, Region Life ~ Date: 5/4/2019
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