News & Notes  June 2018



Registration is now open for ABHMS' "Thy Will Be Done"-themed national " Space for Grace" event Nov. 14-16 in Philadelphia. Workshops and speakers will examine critical issues facing Christians today.

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ABHMS continues its pursuit of home mission via collaborative gatherings--the most recent held in April in Massachusetts with partners from the northeast. Workshop themes included immigration and chaplaincy.
 

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At ABHMS' March immigration workshop in California, attendees learned about the Matthew 25 Movement and its intervention on behalf of NoƩ Carias, a 42-year old pastor detained by ICE.

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June's "Discipleship Matters" bulletin insert features a children's litany and tips for using the arts to make Scripture relevant to children. Download it at abhms.org > Publications & Resources > Discipleship Matters.

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Thanks to partnership with ABHMS' Rizpah's Children initiative, JOYA Scholars is expanding. A California-based nonprofit organization, JOYA prepares middle and high school students in low-income neighborhoods for higher education.

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View photos of April's volunteer restoration efforts in Puerto Rico, where roofs were replaced at Mision Bautista de Arroyo and Iglesia Bautista Berea, Yabucoa. Other jobs included painting and window replacement.

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A member of Brewster (Mass.) Baptist Church shares reflections about ABHMS' "Rebuilding, Restoring, Renewing...Muskogee [Okla.]," a recent mission trip in which she volunteered at Bacone College and Murrow Indian Children's Home.

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ABHMS encourages New Baptist Covenant's (NBC) covenant of action partners to apply to NBC for a grant to support their work.

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"Reconciliation & Reparation: Preaching Economic Justice" calls for preaching that envisions economic justice as the ethical imperative for the 21st century. Retailing for $18.99, the book is available at judsonpress.com.

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