October 2020

A monthly newsletter to keep you informed about ABCUSA
SAVE THE DATE for the 2021 Online Biennial Mission Summit!

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Golden Rule 2020: A Call for Dignity and Respect  
As we near our national election, we encourage you to visit our page for Golden Rule 2020. The initiative encourages people to apply Christian teachings to our political discussions.
The purpose of Golden Rule 2020: A Call for Dignity and Respect is to promote the application of the Golden Rule in interactions. American Baptist Churches USA invites partners and friends to participate in Golden Rule 2020 because it reminds us that the teachings of Jesus are relevant in all areas of life-even our political interactions. It is not easy to practice the Golden Rule-especially in difficult discussions with those who have very different views-but our faith requires us to try.

The National Institute for Civil Discourse encourages persons to:
  • Take the Golden Rule 2020 Pledge:
    I commit to do my best to practice the Golden Rule and treat others with respect and dignity in my political discourse and behavior during the 2020 campaign season.
  • Share "Voices of Everyday Americans of Faith" on social media

Onwubuariri Called as Associate General Secretary for Mission Resource Development
The ABCUSA Office of the General Secretary announces the call of Rev. Dr. Marie Onwubuariri to serve as Associate General Secretary for Mission Resource Development. Onwubuariri has served as Executive Minister of the American Baptist Churches of Wisconsin since 2014. She will begin the new role at the Roblee Ministry Building in King of Prussia, Pa., on January 1, 2021.

"The Office of the General Secretary is fortunate to have a person with Dr. Onwubuariri's Christ-centeredness, creativity, commitment, and skills join our staff. We are very excited for the future of ABCUSA and the wider American Baptist family," said Interim General Secretary Dr. C. Jeff Woods.

Hear from Rev. Dr. Trinette V. McCray at Radical. Redeemed. Ready., June 15-18, 2022
 Continue to pray for the planners of the June 2022 event "Celebrating Ministering Women: Radical. Redeemed. Ready." The conference, which moved from June 2020 to June 15-18, 2022, will meet at the Green Lake Conference Center in Green Lake, Wisconsin. The conference will highlight inspiring women in ministry, and will bring together men, women, lay and ordained to celebrate and recognize the positive history and future of American Baptist women ministering throughout the world.

Hear from Rev. Dr. Trinette V. McCray, a leader both locally and nationally through church, denominational, faith based organizations and educational institutions. We are excited to hear from Dr. McCray as a Keynote Speaker of the conference.
We connected with her for an interview to learn a bit more about her. Check it out here!

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Former ABMen Leader Kenna "Lucky" Ray Dies 

Former American Baptist Men USA (ABMen) President and former Executive Director Kenna "Lucky" Ray died on October 20, 2020.

While serving with ABMen in a number of
 leadership positions, Lucky demonstrated a unique ability not only to strategically plan ministry activities, but to excite those around him about the men's ministry vision and seeing events, missions and other ministry activities to fruition.

"Lucky brightened the lives of countless people with his contagious smile and his passion and joy for the Lord. He will be greatly missed in our American Baptist family," said ABCUSA Interim General Secretary Dr. C. Jeff Woods.

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