WELCOME to the American Baptist Churches of the South, (ABCOTS) website.  ABCOTS is a Maryland non-profit corporation associated as a covenanting Regional organization with the American Baptist Churches, U.S.A. See us in Missions, Evangelism and Denominational Work, supporting the local congregations serving the District of Columbia and 15 states throughout the southern United States. Join us in reaching the world for Christ believing and perpetuating His identity, His message and His ministry! 

Join Weekly Zoom calls with ABCOTS Executive Minister Dr. Harrison
Tuesdays at 11 AM EST 
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Meeting ID: 929 6541 9729  Password: 6Qi4WF

Nov. 24th Zoom mtg - Contining Community Service

https://bit.ly/2VKU1Dv   Community Partner volunteer survey 

http://redcross.org/vfac Virtual Family Assistance Center

ABC-USA Weekly Advent Reflections

An Advent Reflection by Interim General Secretary Jeff Woods

Throughout the 2020 Advent Season, we will be sharing an online devotional for prayer and contemplation on our website. We invite you to visit each week as we journey toward Bethlehem waiting with anticipation for the Messiah’s birth. The weekly devotionals will share reflections on this intentional anticipatory waiting time through the lens of the four Advent themes: hope, love, joy, and peace.

The first reflection is provided by Interim General Secretary C. Jeff Woods. Click on link to view the video:


Empowering students through scholarships 

At this time many students have returned to college or seminary and are faced with paying for tuition, housing, meal plans and other supplies in this challenging economy. Will you help them reduce their financial burden by contributing to the American Baptist Scholarship Fund? For almost 200 years, ABHMS has maintained a fund, generously provided by caring donors like you. We humbly request your gift of any amount to the American Baptist Scholarship Fund, as we support our future leaders through education and empowerment. 
E-Giving: abhms.org/SupportOurScholars | Check: “ABHMS Scholarship” in the memo line to: American Baptist Home Mission Societies, 1075 First Ave., King of Prussia, PA 19406 
For info about supporting scholarships through an IRA donation or about naming a scholarship, contact Vincent Dent, ABHMS CDO, at vincent.dent@abhms.org or 610.768.2420.

Give Now

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AB Men assisting in St. Charles, LA after numerous hurricanes barreled down on LA this past summer and early fall 2020.

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Mt. Hermon Baptist Church, Cleveland, OH - Seeking a Senior Pastor
Experience: Bachelor's degree in Theology, Religious or Biblical Studies, with at least 5 years experience as pastor or Associate Minister
Job opening now - January 31, 2021 or until position is filled.

News & Updates

Nominations Invited for Mowbray Ecumenical Award

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 11/5/20)—American Baptist Churches USA seeks nominations for the Luke Mowbray Ecumenical Award, which recognizes an individual ...Read More


A Generosity Project Reflection: Allocate vs. Accumulate

The Generosity Project is a collaborative effort between ABCUSA, regions, and local congregations.  The Generosity Project aims to help pastors ...
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WCC Announces Essay Competition for Youth: “The Future of Interreligious Dialogue”

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/30/20)—The World Council of Churches (WCC) has announced an essay competition for youth who want to ...
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Golden Rule 2020: A Call for Dignity and Respect

As we approach our national election we encourage you to visit our page for Golden Rule 2020. This initiative encourages ...
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Dear Pastors and Church Administrators,

Please find attached recommendations and guidelines to Reopening Safely and welcoming your congregants back to church homes.

In an effort to help your congregations navigate the issues surrounding reopening safely the ABCUSA National Insurance Program, www.abcusa-insurance.com and Church Mutual, have prepared a number of resources for your distribution:

1. Reopening Safely Guidelines     2. Recommendations for Safe Return to Worship Checklist.  3. Sample COVID-19 Waiver.    4. Church Mutual Webinar - Returning to Worship Safely   5. ABCUSA National Insurance Program Webinar - Reopening Safely (May 2020)

6. ThinkHR - COVID-19 Crisis Response Center 

7. CDC - Considerations for Communities of Faith

8. COVID-19 Executive Orders - All States

If you have any questions regarding this information please feel free to email abcusa@sovinsurance.com or visit www.abcusa-insurance.com.  We hope that you and your congregations are safe and healthy.



 Jeff Dromeshauser • Program Manager

Sovereign Insurance Group

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