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ABCOPAD News

  • 5/16/2019 - Charles and Marie Mercer: Sparrowk President’s Award
    In retirement, the Mercers have been active in ABCOPAD, and Charles has served as interim in several churches. Charles and Marie Mercer have been named the 2019 co-recipients of the Cora and John Sparrowk President’s Award. The award will be...
  • 5/14/2019 - Phishing Alert
    Do you remember the days when you had to put a stamp on an envelope and actually physically MAIL a letter to someone, and then WAIT for a reply? Sounds antiquated in light of the wonders of technology these days, but with the immediacy of email and...
  • 5/7/2019 - Recommended Reading: The Changing Church
    Continuing on our region's biennial the theme .... "At The Edge" ----- “The Changing Church: Finding Your Way to God’s New Thing” tackles the reality of the changing Christian church in a rapidly shifting culture. It explores eight...
  • 5/1/2019 - American Baptist Foundation Seminar
    Saturday, May 18 RSVP Deadline: Tuesday, May 7, 2019 The financial support needed to sustain the continuation and longevity of ministry has become an area of high priority within our American Baptist family. Along with our Endowment and Investment...
  • 5/1/2019 - One Great Hour Of Sharing 2019
    Everywhere we turn, it seems there are communities in conflict and chaos around our world. We hear of families being separated from their homes or each other because of disasters. Maybe it is because of a volcanic eruption in Indonesia, or because...
  • 5/1/2019 - Christian Sympathy John Staje
    Heartfelt sympathy is extended to the family of Pastor John Christian Staje, Jr. Pastor Staje passed away on April 30, 2019, after an extended illness. An avid lifetime learner, John attended Williamsport schools (Class of 1968), the Williamsport...
  • 4/29/2019 - Pastoral Letter from ABCUSA General Secretary Lee B. Spitzer
    Read a pastoral letter from General Secretary Rev. Dr. Lee B. Spitzer, written April 29, 2019, below. If you would like download a printable copy, please click here . “Hate and Violence Cannot Defeat Love and Faith” A Pastoral Letter to...
  • 4/26/2019 - Hear The Call 2019
    What is Hear the Call? Hear the Call is for adults who are exploring a personal call to join God in global mission. Participants will interact with global servants and staff of International Ministries who will answer questions, address...
  • 4/16/2019 - Approaching Politics, Religion, Money Like Jesus
    Just in time for Holy Week... Read and Hear Jeffrey Johnson's excellent essay "Approaching politics, religion, money like Jesus". The article was recently published in "The Christian Citizen." Johnson addresses three taboos of courteous...
  • 4/15/2019 - IM Responds to Destruction Wrought by Cyclone
    “The people of Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe are still reeling from the massive Cyclone Idai that hit them hard in mid-March,” reports the Rev. Dr. Eleazar Ziherambere, International Ministries (IM) area director, who is currently...
  • 4/15/2019 - Memorial Day at Parkerford
    A Moment With Living History Sunday, May 26, 2019 Parkerford Baptist Church 92 Baptist Church Road Spring City, PA 19475 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM Special Guests The Greater Philadelphia Chapter Tuskegee Airmen
  • 4/13/2019 - Christian Sympathy Rev. Gordon Wilson
    The Rev. Gordon Spackman Wilson, 87, of Wilkes-Barre, died Monday morning, April 8, 2019, at his home, following an illness. His wife of 62 years is the former Joan G. Palmer. Born Sept. 22, 1931, in Chatham, Ontario, Canada, he was the son of the...
  • 4/8/2019 - Summit by the Sea
    The American Baptist Churches USA 2019 Biennial Mission Summit will be held June 21-23, 2019 , at the Virginia Beach Convention Center in Virginia Beach, Va. Join us for a “Summit by the Sea” as the Biennial Mission Summit returns to the East Coast...
  • 3/25/2019 - OGHS Grants for Midwest Floods
    To help American Baptist regions and churches in efforts to assist survivors of recent floods in the Plains and Midwest, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) has released $25,000 in One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS) disaster-relief grants,...
  • 3/25/2019 - Alliance of Asian American Baptist Churches
    In 2011, it was announced to the denomination at large that the Asian American Baptist Caucus would be making official steps into what would later become the Alliance of Asian American Baptist Churches. Per the vote of the Asian Caucus Constituency...
  • 3/22/2019 - Corey Fields and The Christian Citizen
    Kudos to Rev. Dr. Corey Fields, pastor at Calvary Baptist Church, Newark, DE. His article, Privilege, power, and the myth of “all things equal,” was recently published in the February issue of The Christian Citizen magazine. In the brief but...
  • 3/20/2019 - ABCOPAD Responds to Midwest Floods
    In response to floods in the Plains and Midwest caused by rapid snowmelt and heavy rains, American Baptists are responding with a campaign to raise much-needed funds for victims. At least two people have been killed and several others are missing,...
  • 3/19/2019 - Oberammergau Passion Play Tour 2020
    The Oberammergau Passion Play 2020 and The Best of Italy 12 days in Germany, Austria, and Italy June 22 - July 3, 2020 Reservations are still being accepted! Enjoy 12 days in Germany, Austria, and Italy. You'll explore Innsbruck, see the...
  • 3/15/2019 - Clergy Housing Allowance
    Appellate Court Rules to Uphold the Housing Allowance A note from Louis P. Barbarin, Chief Executive Officer, MMBB I am extremely pleased to announce that we received news this afternoon that the Seventh Circuit issued a unanimous decision in the...
  • 3/14/2019 - ABCUSA General Secretary Announces Retirement
    American Baptist Churches USA General Secretary Rev. Dr. Lee B. Spitzer published a special pastoral letter today. Read the full letter below. Please Note: A version of this letter was presented in Executive Session to the Board of General...
  • 2/20/2019 - Christian Sympathy Robert F Cunningham
    The Rev. Robert F. Cunningham, age 98, of Franklin Park Boro, passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 16, 2019, at his home and in the company of his family. The Rev. Cunningham was born in...
  • 2/11/2019 - Women’s History Month Devotional
    In time for Women’s History Month in March, Judson Press releases “ Devotions from HERstory : 31 Days with Women of Faith,” perfect for women’s group study or individuals...
  • 2/7/2019 - Devoted To Generosity
    American Baptist Churches USA Office of the General Secretary is pleased to offer the 2019 Year-Round Stewardship Resource theme Devoted to Generosity , published by the Ecumenical Stewardship...
  • 2/7/2019 - ABCUSA OGS Purchases Building
    The American Baptist Churches USA Office of the General Secretary purchased a new office building located at 1015 West Ninth Avenue, King of Prussia, PA 19406. The new location is close to the...
  • 2/5/2019 - Mission Trip Destination: Dominican Republic
    We're planning our next missions work trip to the Dominican Republic. Come and bring a friend to our information meeting at First Baptist Church, Wellsboro. March 9, 1:00-3:00 P.M. Former team members don't need to attend, unless you;'re bringing...
  • 1/24/2019 - America For Christ 2019
    We live in a time when polarization and alienation are common. Diverse persons in our society often feel shunned, and differing voices are at times muted. American Baptist Home Mission Societies'...
  • 1/24/2019 - ABCUSA Biennial Academy
    On Saturday, June 22, 2019 , an ABCUSA Biennial Academy will be held during the American Baptist Churches Biennial Mission Summit. The ABCUSA Biennial Academy will offer continuing education and...
  • 1/18/2019 - ABHS Torbet Prize
    The American Baptist Historical Society (ABHS) announces a Call for Papers for the Torbet Prize. This $500 award is given yearly for the best essay in any area of Baptist History. Each year ABHS...
  • 1/18/2019 - Younger Award Nominations
    The American Baptist Historical Society is accepting nominations for the George D. Younger Award for Excellence in Local or Regional American Baptist History. The deadline is May 1, 2019. If your...
  • 12/17/2018 - 2019 Biennial Mission Summit Speakers Announced
    Plan now to attend the American Baptist Churches USA 2019 Biennial Mission Summit event, June 21-23 at the Virginia Beach Convention Center in Virginia Beach, Virginia! The theme is "Summit by the Sea." Registration will be available in January 2019...
  • 10/11/2018 - Educational Discovery Tour Thailand
    JULY 4-18, 2019 This tour includes a specific focus on educationby visiting schools, actively participating in ministry as well as understandingThailand’s culture and history. Bangkok, Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai Chiang Rai International...