April 2020

 
ABCUSA NEWS UPDATE
A monthly newsletter to keep you informed about ABCUSA
 
A Message from American Baptist Churches USA  
Acting General Secretary Dr. C. Jeff Woods
 
Watch the video below for a message from Dr. C. Jeff Woods, Acting General Secretary of American Baptist Churches USA, in the midst of the 2020 Easter Season and the coronavirus.

A Message from Dr. C. Jeff Woods, Acting General Secretary of American Baptist Churches USA
 


COVID-19-Related Assistance Now Available
 
On April 1, 2020, American Baptist Churches USA Acting General Secretary Dr. C. Jeff Woods published a letter to American Baptists with information about available COVID-19-related assistance. Information is included about the CARES Act (Recovery Rebates and the Paycheck Protection Program), as well as other resources from the Ministers and Missionaries Benefit Board and the American Baptist Home Mission Societies. Please note that for the Paycheck Protection Program application process, churches are included, but must take the initiative in making the application. Applications should be submitted as soon as possible, as the funds set aside for this program are limited.

COVID-19 Resources
   

View resources collected from churches, regions, partners and individuals here:


Learn more about the a recent American Baptist call to prayer, and find worship and prayer resources here:


Don't Miss It!   
 
This new Ecumenical Stewardship Center resource is available at no cost to you.
 
ABCUSA has purchased licenses for American Baptist churches who would like to use this online subscription for the 2020 theme Faithful, Hopeful, Loving. This complimentary subscription based on 1 Corinthians 13:13 includes the Giving magazine and 9 categories of digital files to enhance your congregation's emphasis experience.
 
Every congregation in North America practices stewardship. The question is whether they do so well, or not so well.
 
Giving magazine vol 22 no 1 focuses on year-round stewardship and provides thoughtful, practical, and inspirational articles on all these topics and more. Request your subscription today and receive not only this issue, but three more on faithful generosity, hopeful generosity, and loving generosity-a great companion to the Faithful, Hopeful, Loving stewardship resource.
 
Email ABCResources@abc-usa.org to request your complimentary subscription today!

 
2020-2021 ABC Directory/Planning Calendar available for download
 
 
The 2020-2021 ABC Directory/Planning Calendar is available for download. We invite you to print this calendar as a reference tool for use in weekly planning throughout the calendar year and into 2021.  
 


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