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Trailblazing through the Wilderness: ABCCONN’s 196th Annual Gathering Highlights

Thank you for joining us for ABCCONN’s 196th Annual Gathering. It was truly a blessed experience and although virtual, a testament to our ability to pivot when circumstances demand it.
 
We began the week with two nights of Healthy Church lectures by remarkable speakers, Rev. Dr. Sarah Drummond and Rev. Dr. Almeda Wright. Their presentations challenged us to lean into our faith to handle uncomfortable situations in order to lead our organizations through interesting times. 
 
We were also excited to hear 3 stories as a part of our Historical Turning Points feature each day. These pre-recordings are embedded in the Annual Gathering recording and were made possible thanks to the Historical Committee.
 
The Annual Gathering included recognition of ABCCONN leaders, a word from Immediate Past President Bill Mathis and Interim General Secretary Jeff Woods, highlighted great stories from our 2019 mission scholars, and an update on Camp Wightman among other activities. Read Pastor William Mathis’ President’s Farewell Address (Heal the Land) here.
 
Missed one of the lectures or any part of the Annual Gathering? Not to worry. We recorded every event last week for your convenience. Below please find information on how to access the recordings, including links and passwords. Please note that these recordings will live on the drive and be accessible until December 31, 2020 at which point they will be downloaded and archived accordingly. You are encouraged to watch them using the information below until then. 
 
The event would not have been possible without your support and prayers. Special thanks to all who played a part of bringing this to fruition.
Thursday Healthy Church Lecture (Rev. Dr. Sarah Drummond)
Meeting Recording
Access Passcode: 0#7?MG6s
 
Friday Healthy Church Lecture (Rev. Dr. Almeda Wright)
Access Passcode:  Cr3ative!
 
Saturday Meeting
Access Passcode: ABCCONN2020!

ABCCONN – Camp Wightman Relationship

Camp Wightman is a ministry of the American Baptist Churches of Connecticut, Inc. (ABCCONN). In order to continue to exist and to thrive, Camp Wightman must also be considered and operate as a business-bringing in enough revenue to pay its expenses.

In order to be a successful business, the Camp must have a governance structure to support its staff, programs and facilities. This governance structure must be dedicated solely to the Camp and must be fully in control of all aspects of the Camp operation.

The purpose of this document is to set forth a new creative relationship between the American Baptist Churches of Connecticut, Inc (ABCCONN) and Camp Wightman, one of the ABCCONN ministries. The goal of this new relationship is to have a dedicated governance, administration and management structure for the Camp.

Read the full document here.

If you have comments or questions, please contact:

Peter Young

Chair

youngpjyoung@bcglobal.net

Phone: 203-988-6133

 

COVID-19 Additional Helpful Links

As we continue to get through these times, we would like to share these helpful hints with you. This link is a message from the Acting General Secretary Jeff Woods.

Get the latest updates on the Coronavirus, Covid-19 at the CDC link.