January 3, 2018
"Were Christ a thousand times in Bethlehem born and not in you, you would remain forlorn. So open wide your heart and let God in, you should be God's kingdom and God your King..." --Angelus Silesius (1624-1677)
A BLESSED CHRISTMASTIDE & HAPPY NEW YEAR
for you, and for all those you love and serve.
Our best hope is that in Jesus Christ we see God as God really is, and through our loving relationships in the name and the way of Jesus Christ...
Read more from Rev. Dr. Kate Harvey Jacobs in the conclusion of the present holiday devotional series.
Going forward in January 2018, our office will be staffed by a new part-time staff person serving as our Member Services Coordinator. We're receiving applications from those in the Philadelphia area through Saturday, January 6th. Please share this
widely with colleagues in the Philadelphia area.
Our new postal address is:
The Ministers Council of the American Baptist Churches USA
221 South High Street
West Chester, PA 19380
Our office will be closed December 16-January 6 for holiday break and transition.
We can be reached after the new year at that address, and at
We're working hard this winter to improve and expand our contact lists and prepare for a season of maximum contact (and with relevant, meaningful tools) with minimum staff resources. Please forward this newsletter widely, encouraging your fellow chapter members to enroll at the website if they do not currently receive it.
SET ASIDE TIME FOR SPIRITUAL & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT w/ Dr. Debora Jackson
Learn more here. Registration deadline 1/19/18.