News &  Notes March 2018



Theologian and Old Testament scholar Walter Brueggemann will be keynote speaker at ABHMS' "Thy Will Be Done"-themed national Space for Grace event Nov. 14-16, 2018, at Loews Hotel, Philadelphia.

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The initial fundraising goal of $1 million by March 30 for " Rebuilding, Restoring, Renewing Puerto Rico" has been surpassed, with $1,012,946.04 collected as of Feb. 9. Continued giving is encouraged, as need remains great.

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ABHMS is not limiting its volunteer-mobilization efforts in Puerto Rico to pre-determined weeks. To volunteer, complete the online registration packet, indicating your preferred week.

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Available for free viewing online is "The Promise of Freedom," ABHMS' documentary-style video about historically black colleges and universities that were founded or assisted by ABHMS predecessor organizations.

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Having engaged with Tyson Foods for years about water-pollution violations, ABHMS has once again taken the lead in filing a resolution to urge the food company to adopt a comprehensive water-stewardship policy.

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Perfect for Lent is the new four-session "Spiritual Disciplines Made Easy" workshop. It introduces spiritual disciplines that can bring about personal transformation when practiced consistently. Download it for free at abhms.org .

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Available free online for sharing with your congregation or Bible study during the America for Christ Offering 2018 is " Making God Known," a video about disciple-making via the " Got Style?" approach.

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Have you ever wondered about age-appropriate ways to teach children and youth about Jesus' death and resurrection? Find suggestions in this month's edition of the "Discipleship Matters" bulletin insert.

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For Women's History Month, the best-seller " Those Preaching Women: A Multicultural Collection"--featuring the voices of 32 dynamic female preachers--is available at 50 percent off at judsonpress.com.   

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