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Woodside Church in Flint, Mich., an Alliance of Baptists congregational partner, is moving
to a new home. See Around the Alliance below.
Around the Alliance

Woodside Church gets a new home

Woodside Church in Flint, Mich., an Alliance of Baptists congregational partner, has a new home.
 
Barely five months since leaving its mid-century building in the College Cultural Neighborhood, and nearly 150 years after building its first permanent home two blocks away at West First Avenue and Lyon Street, Woodside leaders announce the church's return to Carriage Town and a new era of life for the congregation. 
 
"We are on our way to who we are," said Linda Angus, moderator of Woodside. The congregation purchased the home of Carriage Town Antique Center and Hoffman's Deco Deli.  Keep reading...  

Alliance News

JUSTSEX offers robust breakout sessions

The first ever Alliance JUSTSEX  Conference , a justice-focused event  designed to help people of faith engage in constructive conversations about sexuality, is four weeks away!

Register now for this event taking place Oct. 18-20 at the Scarritt Bennett Center in Nashville, Tenn. Of particular interest will be specially designed breakout sessions packed full of key information to take back to congregations and communities. 

Also, don't miss out on the Baptist Beer Garden: JUSTSEX Talk Back, sponsored in part by Eden Seminary and facilitated by Touch Podcast. This Friday night event will feature conference leaders for an informal conversation that pushes the boundaries of what we think we know about sex. Learn more here.

Around the Alliance

Tribute to David W. Adkins 

by Paula Clayton Dempsey 

David W. Adkins
David will be "missed by many who knew him as pastor, colleague, friend and beloved family," offers Joann Adkins Davis of her brother, David W. Adkins, who died Friday, Sept. 14 in Winchester, Va. of a rare neurological disease, multiple systems atrophy. 
 
During the 38 years David served Starling Avenue Baptist Church in Martinsville, Va. as pastor, the Alliance of Baptists was formed. Leading his church to become a part of the Alliance as well as serving as president of the Virginia chapter of the Alliance are among the many contributions he made to Baptist life locally, regionally and nationally.  Keep reading...
Justice & Advocacy

Act now to impact refugee admissions

The Trump administration has once again slashed the refugee admissions goal to the new lowest number in history -- 30,000 for FY19.  Use these resources from Alliance partner Church World Service for advocacy and action.

#FreshFire 

Ignite a fresh fire with the Alliance



Make a financial gift to the Alliance of Baptists and ignite a fresh fire for God's justice and hope in our world!  This month, a generous Alliance supporter will match all gifts from first-time givers. Your first gift, if given to the Alliance this month, will be doubled!  And, if you are already a supporter and make a gift larger than last year's, that gift will also be matched! 


Registration Open! CAIRN Retreat 2019


Registration is open for the CAIRN Retreat 2019. The gathering, designed to attend to the rest and renewal of clergy, will take place Feb. 24-27 at the  Roslyn Retreat Center in Richmond, Va. Learn more and register now.


World Communion Sunday  Resource 


I t's not too late to use this worship resource leading up to and on World Communion  Sunday Oct. 7. Included are lectionary-based videos, mission moments, and litanies that lift up the issues of refugees, hunger and water. 

Calendar

Sept. 23 - Paula Clayton Dempsey will preach at Lake Shore Baptist Church, Waco, Texas

Sept. 27-29 - Staff will attend the Alliance Board of Directors' meeting at Royal Lane Baptist Church, Dallas, Texas

Sept. 29-30 - Ken Meyers will participate in a colloquium at Pullen Memorial Baptist Church, Raleigh, N.C.

Sept. 30 - Jason Smith will preach at Broadneck Baptist Church, Annapolis, Md.

Oct. 1-2 - Jason Smith will attend the the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty board meeting, Washington, D.C. 

The Alliance of Baptists is a vibrant movement of people, faith communities and ministry partners who are deeply passionate about ecumenism, partnership in mission, relentless hospitality and social justice.

Leadership Team
Carole Collins, director of operations & finance
Paula Clayton Dempsey, director of partnership relations

Staff
Cathy McGaughey, operations specialist
Ken Meyers, faith formation specialist
Kristy Pullen, website specialist
Toya Richards, communications specialist
Jason Smith, congregational engagement specialist