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FBC Woodlawn - Habitat Project






Pastor Howard Irwin and a great group of young adults from FBC Woodlawn did outstanding work today hanging drywall and cleaning the backyard. It was a great day at a Habitat build in Ambridge.

You can check out additional pictures at the ABCOPAD Photobucket site

by Bud Russell Categories: General, Ministries, Region Life ~ Date: 8/27/2015

Camp Carmel Golf Scramble



Throughout this past beautiful Sunday afternoon in southwestern Pennsylvania, Jeff Johnson participated in a golf scramble fundraiser for Camp Carmel. Some eighteen teams took to the course. There were about a dozen ABCOPAD pastors and laypastors participating in the event. After eighteen holes of golf, a feast of barbecue pork loin with all the fixings was served while awards for individual and team play were given out.

Though Jeff's foursome did not come in with the lowest score for the day, they did, like many other teams, beat the team that touts itself as the course experts.

Over $3000 was raised for the camp.

by Bud Russell Categories: General, Ministries, Region Life ~ Date: 8/26/2015

Jefferson Classic 2015




The thirteenth annual Jefferson Classic was held on July 31 and August 1 with 213 registered for a a variety of sporting events and games.

The event is sponsored each year by the Jefferson Baptist Church. Any profits from the event go to fund the digging of wells in Burkina Faso, Africa, perhaps the poorest nation on earth, where Jefferson missionaries Roy and Marilyn Keys are serving. 

This year’s Classic began on Friday, July 31 at 7:00 P.M. at the Jefferson-Morgan Elementary gym with a corn hole tournament. The event also included a kid’s one mile fun run, a 5K walk/run, and a three-on-three basketball tournament. Younger children were entertained throughout the morning’s events with games of water balloon toss, three legged races, cake walks, and football toss. Great food was served from the beginning to the end of both days’ events.

Event organizer John Dorean commented, “For us it is all about giving our community a sense of pride and togetherness. We couldn’t do the event without a huge number of people sacrificially giving of their time and resources to make it happen. From our referees to the folks donating and cooking the food, folks contribute with generous hearts and joyful spirits. It has never been about making money. From the beginning, we wanted folks to know that, as a church, we were not going to profit from the event in any way so we committed every dollar beyond our expenses to a local or foreign mission.”

by Bud Russell Categories: Ministries ~ Date: 8/24/2015

Ordination Service for Rev David Jacobs

Mark writes. On Sunday July 26 an Ordination Service was held at the Clinton Baptist Church of Montgomery, PA for Rev David Jacobs. Members of the Congregation along with members of the association gathered together for the celebration.

During the Ordination service for Rev. David Jacobs, clergy from the Northumberland Baptist Association came forward to pray for Pastor Dave and his wife Lisa along with their daughters. The tradition of Laying On Of Hands was conducted as everyone prayed God would bless this pastor, his family and the ministry at Clinton. 

Following the Ordination Celebration for Pastor Dave Jacobs a reception was held in the fellowship hall. It was a wonderful evening of rejoicing for the church family and the association. 

by Mark Mahserjian-Smith Categories: Ministries ~ Date: 8/5/2015

Rev John and Linda Shypulefski Celebrate 50th Wedding Anniversary


Frank writes: John and Linda Shypulefski are celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary today at their home outside of Shickshinny today. Friends and family are gathering to celebrate with them on this beautiful Sunday afternoon.


by Mark Mahserjian-Smith Categories: Ministries ~ Date: 8/5/2015

ABCOPAD Millennial Mission Team in La Paz Mexico

La Paz Mexico team has made it and getting settled in. Pray for us as we serve running sports camps and serving in the community.

Eric writes - Mexico Mission trip continues. We have been blessed to serve at Ranch el Camino in La Paz, MX. Working around the camp and running a camp program.

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by Mark Mahserjian-Smith Categories: Ministries ~ Date: 8/5/2015