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The Rev. Dr. Jeffrey Haggray, Executive Director of the American Baptist Churches Home Mission Society (ABHMS)
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Join us on Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 7:00pm for a half an hour when you will have the opportunity to ask any question you want about your role or church finances and listen to what's on the minds of fellow Christians with finance responsibilities in their churches! Whether you think your questions are embarrassingly simple or likely to stump a CPA, they're likely to be on the minds of others participating in the Webinar.
Whether your church has 10 or 1000 members, we will demystify our roles and obligations.
The Webinar will be hosted by Mike Wu, ABCCONN's Interim Minister of Business & Finance.
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The Department of Camping and Conferences would like to invite you to celebrate with them:
Sat, Apr 30th, 2016
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
ABCCONN Staff Meeting
Fri, May 6th, 2016
9:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Central Baptist Church, Hartford is seeking a Director of Music, 18 hr week.
Contact: Rev. John F. Endler.
As American Baptists, we serve as the hands and feet of Christ. We’re doing what we can to heal a hurting world. This means feeding the hungry; empowering pastors, lay leaders & youth to spread Christ’s love; protecting the environment; promoting Christian unity and more.
United Mission is the vehicle that makes this happen. United Mission is the simple, efficient way American Baptists pool financial resources to maximize the amount of good we can do. These funds are used to connect resources with needs, resulting in meaningful change – and it’s all for God’s greater glory!
The Board of Directors of American Baptist International Ministries (IM) announced last week that it has voted unanimously to call the Rev. Sharon T. Koh, Senior Associate Pastor of Mission and Community Life for Evergreen Baptist Church of Los Angeles, California, to the position of Executive Director. She will lead the historic mission agency following the retirement of the Rev. Dr. Reid S. Trulson at the end of August.
Board President the Rev. Dr. Reginald Mills, who chaired the search committee, says, “Sharon has a passionate heart for God’s mission and is an effective team builder, who understands how to mobilize people for God’s work. God has used the Responding to the Call discernment process to give IM a clear vision. Through her work on the Discernment Team that received and articulated this vision, Sharon is uniquely poised and gifted to provide collaborative and executive leadership for this new century of mission. The Board is delighted, the staff is enthusiastic and Sharon is passionately committed. Together, we are responding to the call embedded in the prayer Jesus taught us, to see God’s will done ‘on earth, as in heaven.’”
When: July 4-9, 2016
Where: Green Lake Conference Center, Green Lake, Wisconsin
Celebrate the Fourth of July surrounded by hundreds of friends with a picnic, a mission program and fireworks!
Registration is open! SAVE with early bird discounts if you register before April 15.
At the International Ministries World Mission Conference, attendees can...
Learn more at www.worldmissionconference.org.
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Kristy Engel, one of our ABC International missionaries is coming to Connecticut for our Annual Gathering. She will be available to speak with churches and groups from April 27 til May 1.
As a pediatric nurse practitioner with a Masters Certificate in international nutrition, Kristy has served as a missionary in the Dominican republic for 12 years and is now a Global Consultant with a focus on healthcare issues. She travels the globe providing health assessments, ongoing education, health team visits or other forms of collaboration during crisis and non-crisis situations.
Would your church like to have her come and share her work with you? It could be a women's group, a joint venture with other churches in your area. You can decide.
Please consider this opportunity for your church.
To arrange for Kristy to come to your church you can contact Lisa Gustafson via email (lisabethgg@gmail. com) or phone (860-908-7913).