News &  Notes February 2017



Make your church's America for Christ 2017 effort a success by accessing a plethora of helpful resources online. From a goal chart to an inspiring video, it's all available 

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Several ABHMS-coordinated volunteer teams have helped with rebuilding efforts in Baton Rouge, La., over the months since August 2016, when flooding impacted more than 55,000 homes in the area.

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Make plans to attend the "Connect!"-themed 2017 American Baptist Biennial Mission Summit slated for June 30-July 2 in Portland, Ore. Registration for individuals and churches is now open.

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Join ABHMS in one or more 2017 mission opportunities. From Muskogee, Okla., to Rainelle, W.Va., be the hands and feet of Christ, rebuilding communities and lives across the United States.

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Be motivated by the Rev. Dr. Amy K. Butler, senior minister of New York City's 
historic Riverside Church, who reminds American Baptists to continue to speak out regarding social justice.

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The 2017 Mission Summit is a great opportunity to hear sermons by ABHMS Executive Director Dr. Jeffrey Haggray, American Baptist International Ministries' executive director, and soon-to-be-named ABCUSA general secretary.

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Meet American Baptists, as they share, in their own words, their reasons for participating in the 2017 Women's March on Washington, D.C., on Jan. 21.

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For Black History Month, bring "The Crisis in Black Education" theme alive with a video about the founding of educational institutions for freed people post-Civil War by an ABHMS predecessor organization.

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Are you looking for a guide to aid your prayer experience during the Lenten season? " Journey with Jesus through Lent" takes you on a pilgrimage that will strengthen your spirituality and faith.

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