ABHMS Calls for 2016 Palmer Grant Applications Click Here
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ABCCONN Executive Minister Rev. Dr. Judy G. Allbee Announces RetirementClick Here
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Alan's On Sabbatical!
Thanks so Much
By the time you will be reading this I will have started my sabbatical. I am so thankful for the provision of a sabbatical in my covenant with the region. This respite will allow me the time to give concentrated attention to the needs of the church and region. I know that the decline that many of our churches are experiencing is not inevitable. I approach this ministry with optimism and hope. I know there are no easy solutions but I can see that there are many churches today which are beating the odds and are returning to vitality.
I also would like to thank the Executive Board for inviting many of you to consider gifts in support of the sabbatical. Your generosity is greatly appreciated. I am very touched by this expression of support.
Finally, I thank Parma Community Baptist Church for hosting the cake and coffee reception at our recent Delegates meeting.
I will look forward to my August return. I promise to return refreshed.
If anyone is in need of transportation to the summer conference please contact the region office at firstname.lastname@example.org
REGION OFFICE CLOSED
Monday, May 30, 2016
Observance of Memorial Day
Saturday, September 24, 2016
The Baptist Temple
1101 Clover Street, Rochester, NY 14610
Article Submission Deadline for the Monthly Newsletter is the 15th of every month.
May 27, 2016
From the Executive Minister
At the end of April, the Executive Board met in retreat and discussed vision and direction for the region. A part of the retreat agenda was to explore potential new names based on core values. Fifty-eight (58) individuals responded to a survey prior to the retreat. The overwhelming consensus was that the current values of Respect, Godly Justice and Reconciliation are indeed shared values in our region churches.
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Joy Bergfalk wins 2016 "W" Award
Originally Posted in the Democrat & Chronicle
Joy Bergfalk, executive director of Coffee Connection, was selected as the winner of the 2016 Rochester Women's Network 'W' Award on Tuesday night.
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Region Mission Partnership Team
The Region is considering becoming a Mission Partnership Team supporting Ricardo Mayol, a missionary to Central America and the Caribbean. Click below to view roles and descriptions of the positions we would need to fill.