News &  Notes October 2017



Via an online travelogue, follow ABHMS Disaster-response Ministries as it connects with survivors and others on the ground in hurricane-ravaged parts of Louisiana, Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico.

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In response to the devastating one-two punch leveled at Puerto Rico by recent hurricanes, ABHMS, in partnership with ABCUSA, will launch the multi-year initiative, " Rebuilding, Restoring, Renewing Puerto Rico."

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In response to requests for bulletin inserts aligned with American Baptist values, ABHMS has created easily reproducible "Discipleship Matters" fee-free monthly inserts for church use. 

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ABHMS has called for bipartisan congressional action to immediately pass legislation that will protect childhood immigrants in the United States and urges the president to sign it into law.

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Four ABHMS staff members share their reasons for joining other clergy and leaders of various faith traditions in the "One Thousand Ministers March for Justice" recently in Washington, D.C.  

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For ABHMS staff members, ministry often transcends the job. Read the story of one whose personal initiative led to a long-term friendship with a prison inmate who has since been released. 

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Releasing in December is "The Work of the Church Treasurer, New Edition" ($16.99). This updated volume includes guidelines for handling the annual budget and use of technology for record keeping. 

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