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Horning Retirement Celebration

 

The congregation at Shinglehouse First Baptist Church honors Pastor Rusty Horning upon his retirement after 35 Years of Service and Pastoral Leadership. Well done!

Categories: General, Region Life ~ Date: 6/7/2021
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La Paz 2021

 

It was great seeing these pictures shared by Rev. Eric Kraihanzel following the return of the mission team from La Paz, Mexico. Pastor Eric is the Senior Pastor at the First Baptist Church of Lansdale. Wonderful seeing a mission team in action as it becomes safer to travel following the pandemic!

 

Categories: General, Ministries, Region Life ~ Date: 6/4/2021
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CABC Baptism

 

Christ's American Baptist Church, Spring Grove, celebrates a number of baptisms during a recent worship service. It is awesome seeing these folk coming out of the pandemic making public professions of faith in Jesus.

 

Categories: General, Region Life ~ Date: 6/2/2021
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Seek And Ye Shall Find

 

Even in the midst of covid restrictions, Search Committees have been diligent in their work to find pastoral leadership.

 

The Search Committee at the Calvary Baptist Church in Williamsport is meeting the challenge with news that their pastor, Rev. Pete Wilson, will be retiring at the end of the year. The team has spent time discussing next steps regarding the use of MinistrElife to identify potential pastoral leaders along with the possibility of creating a Bi-vocational and Co-vocational pastoral leadership team at the church.

 

The folk at Sullivan State Road Baptist Church are engaged in the process to fill their pulpit, as their pastor Rev. Sherri Butters, announced her intention to retire later this year. Having served for over a decade and even postponing her retirement during the pandemic, not leaving the church family without a pastor in the midst of COVID-19, the congregation is discussing their options moving forward.

Categories: General, Region Life ~ Date: 6/2/2021
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Pandemic Obstacles Overcome

 

Watsontown Baptist Church is one of many ABCOPAD congregations that have adapted to the challenges of covid restrictions. John Fairchild expanded his knowledge of sound technology to help the Watsontown Baptist Church with their online worship. (There were the early months of the pandemic when former Watsontown BC pastor, Rev Jim Ritter used a simple cell phone in the fellowship hall of the church to go online via Facebook Live.)

 

Watsontown now has a very robust system established in the sanctuary for broadcast ministry.

 

And check out the young man joining John at the tech station to work on the laptop. This is one place younger members of the church who have grown up as digital natives can shine and contribute their skills and talents as partners in ministry.

Categories: General, Region Life ~ Date: 6/2/2021
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Wedded Bliss

 

Dick Sturdevant, one of our Certified Lay Ministers serving at the Bentley Creek Baptist Church, has every good reason to smile. Word has crossed the region that Pastor Dick and congregational leader Joanne have recently married! Congratulations!

Categories: General, Region Life ~ Date: 6/2/2021
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