News &  Notes November 2016



ABHMS and American Baptist International Ministries have issued a
joint appeal  for One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS) funds for Hurricane Matthew response in the United States, Haiti, Cuba and the Caribbean.

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ABHMS presented a $60,000 OGHS Domestic Development Grant to Weirton (W.Va.) Christian Center to construct a building with a USDA-approved kitchen. The center is an ABHMS Neighborhood Action Program Christian center.

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American Baptist Churches USA is seeking a new general secretary to call the denomination into unity. Application deadline is Jan. 6, 2017. Deadline for recommending prospective candidates is Dec. 6, 2016.

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On behalf of the American Baptist family, ABHMS has provided a $15,000 gift to Muskogee, Okla.'s Murrow Indian Children's Home, whose recent annual fundraising powwow was a record-setting success.

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Via " Mission From the Gospels," developed collaboratively with ABHMS, American Baptist Churches of Wisconsin is  connecting missionally gifted leaders with congregations searching for a return to mission engagement in their communities. 

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The "Living Grace"-themed publication that combines ABHMS' 2017 discipleship
and Christian education guide and Judson Press' curriculum catalog is available
for free online.

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Supported by ABHMS, Nehemiah Leadership Network, now in its 15th year, is a unique and highly effective development and training ministry that equips pastors to be effective leaders of change.

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ABHMS is accepting applications from those interested in showcasing their artistic expressions at the American Baptist Mission Summit June 30-July 2, 2017, in Portland, Ore. Apply by Dec. 16, 2016.

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" The Twelve Plays of Christmas: Original Christian Dramas" and " 'Tis the Season: Church Celebrations for Advent & Christmas" are helpful resources for churches and schools. Each is priced at less than $12 at judsonpress.com.

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