Conversation Guide to Reopening Your Church Building

American Baptist Churches, USA

Conversation Guide to Reopening Your Church Building

As local, state and governmental leaders begin to announce plans for reopening the country, it seems wise for pastors and church leaders to begin holding conversations and making preparations for reopening our places of worship.  It is important to recognize that safety concerns will require our worship and ministry to be conducted differently as we return to a new reality. Gathering guidelines from officials may be implemented in stages and may be different from one county to the next. Advance preparation may be the key to keeping persons safe when we return to our activities. This guide is designed to help you ponder various points of consideration as your church implements new methods, policies and procedures. It specifically focuses on two core areas, the physical and the personal.

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What is United Mission?

Do you have questions about why your church should give to United Mission?  What, exactly, does United Mission support?

New Address for International Ministries

You might have heard that International Ministries recently moved to a new office building just a few blocks from our previous building. In order to ensure that your checks come directly to us and to avoid any delays in processing your gifts, please send all checks and correspondence to:

Together in Ministry Grants

From a Minister's Council Email Newsletter:

TOGETHER IN MINISTRY "2.O"

Additional Grant Money Released for Clergy Peer Groups

Rev. Dr. Darla Turlington, President

ABC Letter to Jeff Sessions, AG of the US

The Rev. Dr. Lee Spitzer, General Secretary of the ABCUSA, has written a letter to the US Attorney-General expressing dismay over the new US policy of separating children from their parents at the border, in cases of illegal entry into the United States.  We urge that American Baptists in Connecticut also write to the Attorney-General and to our elected representatives.

A pdf version of the letter can be downloaded.

View letter sent by Harry Riggs, Executive Minister of ABCCONN  - view

Journeying Toward the Summit by the Sea

American Baptist General Secretary, the Rev. Dr. Lee Spitzer, has written a pastoral letter on environmental care and creation justice.

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