News & Notes   July 2020



On behalf of American Baptist Churches USA, ABHMS has launched " COVID-19 Recovery : Renewing Hope and Service," a One Great Hour of Sharing initiative to aid those affected by the Coronavirus in the United States and Puerto Rico.

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Get an up-close and personal look at the toll that COVID-19 is having on American Baptists in the United States and Puerto Rico with ABHMS' podcast series " Pictures of a Pandemic ."

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If you have lost a family member to COVID-19, keep the person's memory alive by listing his or her name on the "American Baptist COVID-19 Memorial Wall" on ABHMS' website.  

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With "Extend-a-Hand," help a colleague with his or her communication needs when you buy a ministrElife Zoom video room for yourself and receive another video room free for gifting.

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More than 600 clergy, lay leaders, chaplains and spiritual caregivers recently participated in three afternoons of ABHMS' virtual "You Are Not Alone: A Space for Grace Retreat."

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On behalf of American Baptist Churches USA, ABHMS has awarded $56,000 in One Great Hour of Sharing emergency grants during the first round of the "COVID Recovery: Renewing Hope and Service" campaign.

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As protests have multiplied, so has their powerful message: Racism and police brutality are no longer acceptable. Read more in "America in crisis--holding on to hope" in The Christian Citizen. (Photo: Joshua Kagi)

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Judson Press has released a new study guide for "Crossing the Lines We Draw: Faithful Responses to a Polarized America." In addition, it highlights other resources on racial and social justice.

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