American Baptist Churches of Pennsylvania and Delaware

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  • Sunday, November 18 Mission Trip Puerto Rico 1

    November 18 - 24, 2018 Trip to Puerto Rico Led by Rev. David Earnest Bethlehem Baptist Ruff Creek Details HERE

  • Sunday, November 18 Abington Prayer and Praise

    Sunday, November 18th, 2018 3:00 PM First Baptist Church of Factoryville 10 Church St. Factoryville, PA 18419 Join us for a time of thanksgiving through prayer and praise. Offering to go to Scranton...

  • Thursday, November 22 Thanksgiving

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  • Monday, November 26 AutumnQuest

    Preparing for a Fulfilling and Enjoyable Retirement Workshop for ABC Ministerial Leaders and Spouses First Baptist Church, Milton, PA November 26-27, 2018 DETAILS HERE

  • Tuesday, November 27 Giving Tuesday

    Mark Your Calendar! November 27 When you make a contribution to ABCOPAD on "Giving Tuesday", your donation is DOUBLED through a matching funds campaign by Paypal! Be generous! Thanks for your...

  • Saturday, November 10 Christian Sympathy Rev George Herrick

    Rev. George T. Herrick, 86, of Waverly, New York, went home to be with his Lord on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018 at the Robert Packer Hospital following a brief illness. He was born on July 22, 1932 in...

  • Monday, November 05 ABC Reads 2019-2020

    American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) and its publishing ministry, Judson Press, announce that “ The Revolutionary Power of the Lord’s Prayer ” by Dr. Alice Burnette...

  • Sunday, November 04 Teacher Training With Jesus

    A great Christmas gift idea for Christian educators, Sunday School teachers, Bible study leaders, and even public school teachers. Veteran teacher and author Susan O’Carroll Drake combines...

  • Thursday, November 01 ABCOPAD Author Michael Friday

    Kudos to Michael P Friday ( Union Baptist Church in Swissvale, Pittsburgh), who has recently published a book And Lead Us Not Into Dysfunction: T he Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of Church...

  • Thursday, November 01 2018 MMBB Thank You Offering

    For many pastors and lay church workers, retirement can be a time of financial hardship and stressful uncertainty. With roots dating back to the mid-1930s, in 1977 MMBB Financial Services and...

  • Monday, October 29 Acting General Secretary Reflects on Recent Violence

    Rev. Dr. C. Jeff Woods, Acting General Secretary of American Baptist Churches USA, shared the words below following recent violent and hate-filled crimes: Unfortunately, our week has been filled with...

  • Friday, October 26 ABCOPAD Communications

  • Monday, October 22 Matthew 25 Grant to BCWC

    For more than 40 years The Baptist Church of West Chester, Penna., has provided a Saturday morning breakfast each week for the community’s homeless in its college town located near...

  • Thursday, October 11 Educational Discovery Tour Thailand

    JULY 4-18, 2019 This tour includes a specific focus on education by visiting schools, actively participating in ministry as well as understanding Thailand’s culture and history Bangkok, Chiang...

  • Thursday, October 11 ABWM and Domestic Violence

    American Baptist Women’s Ministries announces the 2018-2019 Mission Focus, Domestic Violence. This critical topic has impact upon women, men, and children across all demographics, in all...

  • Monday, October 08 ACTS Highlighted in National News of ABCUSA

    Feeling Called by God to Church Service? The Academy of Christian Service and Training ( ACTS ) was recently highlighted in a news feature of the American Baptist Churches, USA. Kudos to Pastor Ruth...

  • Monday, October 08 The Making of a Preacher

    Are preachers born or made? According to preacher, author, and educator Dr. Marvin A. McMickle, “No one is born with the mindset, disciplines, or skills necessary to be an effective preacher of...

  • Monday, October 08 Nominations for Shine the Light Award

    Nominations are being accepted now for the 2019 Shine the Light Award . The Shine the Light Award, established by American Baptist Women’s Ministries, ABCUSA, serves to recognize a woman or a...

  • Thursday, September 27 AutumnQuest Pre-Retirement Seminar

    Preparing for a Fulfilling and Enjoyable Retirement Workshop for ABC Ministerial Leaders and Spouses First Baptist Church, Milton, PA November 26-27, 2018 Retirement is a significant transition,...

  • Wednesday, September 26 ABCUSA Office of the General Secretary Plans Move

    The American Baptist Churches USA Office of the General Secretary will purchase a new office building close to the current location of the American Baptist Churches Mission Center at 588 N. Gulph...

  • Thursday, September 20 Hurricane Florence Relief

    All of us have been watching the devastation of Hurricane Florence in the Carolinas. The loss of life and complete destruction of communities is heart wrenching. Already, churches in ABCOPAD have...

  • Thursday, September 20 OGHS Funds Released in Response to Hurricane Florence

    In response to Hurricane Florence, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) has begun to release One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS) Emergency Disaster-response funds, on behalf of American...

  • Thursday, September 20 ABHMS Announces New ‘Rebuilding, Restoring, Renewing Puerto Rico’ Goal

    One year since Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico and as American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) ongoing “ Rebuilding, Restoring, Renewing Puerto Rico ”...

  • Thursday, September 20 C Jeff Woods to Serve as Acting General Secretary ABCUSA

    In the time of Dr. Spitzer’s absence and recovery from surgery , the Rev. Dr. C. Jeff Woods will serve as Acting General Secretary of American Baptist Churches USA. In a letter to staff on...

  • Monday, September 17 ABCOPAD Regional Ministry Associates

    As a regional family we have been focusing on Tod Bolsinger’s book, Canoeing the Mountains and the challenge of what it means for us as ministries to go ‘off map’ and engage our...

  • Sunday, September 02 Canoeing The Mountains Facebook

    ANNOUNCING: A new ABCOPAD Facebook Page: ABCOPAD: CANOEING THE MOUNTAINS Following the online course " Life Lessons From The Lewis and Clark Expedition," a new ABCOPAD Facebook page has been...

  • Sunday, June 10 Oberammergau Passion Play Tour 2020

    The Oberammergau Passion Play 2020 and The Best of Italy 12 days in Germany, Austria, and Italy June 22 - July 3, 2020 Enjoy 12 days in Germany, Austria, and Italy. You'll explore Innsbruck, see the...

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  • Saturday, November 10 Meet Michael McCamey

    Meet Michael McCamey! Pastor Mike started ministry at First Baptist Crafton in May and has already been hard at work getting to know the congregation as well as doing ministry both in the church and...

  • Saturday, November 10 Ministry in the Midst of Tragedy

    Pastor Mark Schollaert is the lead minister at the First Baptist Church Of Monongahela in the Pittsburgh Association. Pastor Mark shared some recent opportunities and challenges in pastoral ministry....

  • Saturday, November 10 OCC and BBC

    Members of Bethlehem Baptist Church Of Ruff Creek in Oil Creek Association got together for Kids night and Bible study. It was pizza night and the kids were all super excited to be together. Rev....

  • Saturday, November 10 One Body

    Mark Mahserjian-Smith writes: Some of you know, I am reluctant and resistant to have my picture posted on Facebook. My job and calling is to share what others are doing in ministry. Last Sunday while...

  • Saturday, November 10 Community Reach in Washington PA

    Rev Steve Dunlap is the pastor at the First Baptist Church Of Washington, PA. Pastor Steve has been serving the church since 2006 and has witnessed many changes in the ministry in Washington....

  • Saturday, November 10 Clarion Association Fall Meeting

    East Brady Baptist Church served as the host of the Clarion Baptist Association Fall Meeting. It was great to be with the folks to share about our new Regional Ministry Associate model and hear the...

  • Saturday, November 10 A Place of Welcome

    Pastor David White and the congregation have made Crossroads Community Baptist Church in Erie is a place of welcome. Crossroads is one of our American Baptist Congregations that welcomes many...

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