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REGION OFFICE CLOSED 
Monday,  January  18, 2016 
Observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Day
What's Happening!

THE GATHERING TABLE 
Sunday,January 17, 2016 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM 
Brockport First Baptist Church, 124 So. Main St., will offer a free community dinner.  All members of the community are welcome to join us for a hot meal and conversation.

CHICKEN & BISCUIT DINNER
January 9, 2016 at 5:30 PM
Parma Baptist "Community" Church located at 4997 Ridge Rd. W., Spencerport, NY View Flyer

Now through January 31, 2016, each KidCents charity will receive a grant ranging from $5,000 - $20,000 depending on the number of new designations each charity earns during the program period.

Even if you don't shop at RiteAid you can sign up online and designate Cameron as your charity. We get money just for you doing that! 

AB Women's Ministries
Article Submission Deadline for the Monthly Newsletter is the 15th of every month.
January 8, 2016
EXECUTIVE MINISTER 
MESSAGE
The Rev. Alan G. Newton, Executive Minister
There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear; for fear has to do
with punishment, and whoever fears has not reached perfection in love.
(1John 4:18)

Dear Friends,
My pilgrimage with Muslim sisters and brothers began in my college years during the mid-1970's. This was long before Sunni and Shiite had much meaning to me and certainly before Al Qaeda's terrorism started to frame America's perceptions of the Muslim world. Read Full Article
DELEGATES MEETING
JANUARY 31, 2016
3PM

THE BAPTIST TEMPLE
1101 Clover Street
Rochester, NY 14610
The IRS announced the new standard mileage rates for 2016.
Effective January 1, 2016, the standard mileage rates for the use of a car, van, pickup, or panel truck will be:
  • 54 cents per mile for business miles driven, down from 57.5 cents for 2015
  • 19 cents per mile driven for medical or moving purposes, down from 23 cents for 2015
  • 14 cents per mile driven in service of charitable organizations
Many pastors and staff members drive their personal vehicles for church-related business, such as visitations or special events. If properly tracked, those miles can be reimbursed by churches (or pastors and staff members may be able to calculate a deduction for their annual tax returns).
SAVE THE DATE: 

Saturday, January 23, 2016 
9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 
Rochester Genesee Region

ABWomen's Ministries meets at Greece Baptist Church, 1230 Long Pond Rd, Rochester. Join us to share  messages from Bible Study leader, the Rev. Sue Forsyth, pastor, South Livonia United Church of Christ,  and Program Facilitator, the Rev. Patrina D. Freeman, Founder/Executive Director of New Direction  Christian Ministries. Watch for registration info in January.
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