New Bulletin inserts are available online.
2018 America for Christ Offering
The theme for the America for Christ Offering, 2018 is "Equipping Disciples."
Puerto Rico Recovery EffortsRebuilding, Restoring, Renewing Puerto Rico
en español: Reconstruyamos. Restauremos. Renovemos Puerto Rico
Outreach to Puerto RicoRebuilding, Restoring, Renewing Puerto Rico
In response to the devastating one-two punch leveled at Puerto Rico first by Hurricane Irma and most recently by Hurricane Maria, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS), in partnership with American Baptist Churches USA, has launched a multi-year initiative, "Rebuilding, Restoring, Renewing Puerto Rico," ABHMS Executive Director Dr. Jeffrey Haggray announced recently.
An Interview with Lee Spitzer, New General Secretary of ABCUSA
The Rev. Dr. Lee Spitzer has begun now as the new General Secretary of the ABCUSA. Below is an interview that was held with him in which he talks about his hopes for the ABC.
ABCUSA General Secretary Addresses Recent Attacks
Dear American Baptists,
Now is not the time to turn our backs on our Muslim neighbors. Certainly the terroristic act in San Bernardino, in the wake of the attacks elsewhere, has raised uncertainty and fear. But to generalize those acts to every Muslim is dead wrong. Sometimes it is easier to gain perspective by considering another set of circumstances. We know that right before San Bernardino there was a shooting incident at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs which resulted in the deaths of three and the wounding of another nine. The man arrested for this attack was motivated by his strong beliefs against abortion. Yet, who among us would generalize his acts to every person who holds views against abortion and suggest that every such person be put on a watch list, be forbidden to enter this country or relinquish any of their rights afforded by our constitution? Yet there are those who in effect wish to do this very thing to anyone of the Muslim faith.