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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
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Updated Zoom calls guest list

Oct 27  - Dr. Eddie Cruz, Dr. Christine Roush 

Nov 3    - Election Day, VOTE!  No Discussion

Rev Maggie Lewis/Dr. Willard Ashley (CCDM)  Addressing Mental Health Concerns

Click on image below for Zoom recording of AREA III 50th Annual Session 

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Oct 20th Zoom call - Rev Maggie Lewis/Dr. Willard Ashley (CCDM)  Addressing Mental Health Concerns
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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.
Wheat Street Baptist Church, Atlanta, GA www.wearewheatstreet.org 
Seeking an Interim pastor

The Historic Wheat Street Baptist Church located in Heart of Atlanta, Georgia is prayerfully seeking candidates to apply for the position of interim pastor.
PRIMARY PASTORAL DUTIES 
Planning & leading worship service & preaching 
Planning & leading bible study & teaching 
Administering First Sunday Communion service 
Administering Baptism service Officiate funerals & weddings

News & Updates

ABHMS, Hispanic National Caucus to Offer Free Virtual Electoral Dialogue in Spanish

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/19/20)—As part of their monthly “Conversaciones Latinas Contemporáneas” (“Contemporary Latino Conversations”), American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) Latino Ministries and the Hispanic National Caucus will offer the free, Spanish-language virtual event “Diálogo Electoral” (“Electoral Dialogue”) from 1 to 3 p.m. on Oct. 24. “Today more than ever, it is critical that […]

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American Baptist Home Mission Societies Hosts Second Faith & Activism Town Hall

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/16/20)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) presented its second free Faith & Activism Town Hall—“How Faith Intersects with Civic Engagement”—on Wednesday. Those participating in the interactive virtual dialogue listened and learned as panelists delved into conversation about ways people of faith can influence society on issues around racial equity, voting, advocacy, […]

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Hear from Rev. Dr. Trinette V. McCray at Radical. Redeemed. Ready., June 15-18, 2022

Continue to pray for the planners of the June 2022 event “Celebrating Ministering Women: Radical. Redeemed. Ready.” The conference, which moved from June 2020 to June 15-18, 2022, will meet at the Green Lake Conference Center in Green Lake, Wisconsin. The conference will highlight inspiring women in ministry, and will bring together men, women, lay […]

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Onwubuariri Called as Associate General Secretary for Mission Resource Development

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/5/20)—The ABCUSA Office of the General Secretary announces the call of Rev. Dr. Marie Onwubuariri to serve as Associate General Secretary for Mission Resource Development. Onwubuariri has served as Executive Minister of the American Baptist Churches of Wisconsin since 2014. She will begin the new role at the Roblee Ministry Building […]

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Update Regarding American Baptist Churches 2021 Biennial Mission Summit Event

VALLEY FORGE, PA (9/11/20)—The Executive Committee of the American Baptist Churches USA Board of General Ministries, at its meeting on Thursday, September 10, voted to hold a virtual Biennial Mission Summit in 2021 and to seek to hold an in person Biennial Mission Summit in Puerto Rico in 2023. A letter from the Executive Committee […]

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Rev. Modesto DeLeon Lopez Dies; was Instrumental in Founding Churches, Social Services for Latinx Population

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/6/20)—The Rev. Modesto DeLeon Lopez, 92, a founder of several American Baptists churches that served the growing Latinx population, died Sept. 5. He was a devoted and beloved husband of the late Juanita Lopez. Born on Jan. 15, 1928, he was a son of Generosa DeLeon and Ignacio Lopez. After extensive […]

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Operation Planting Hope Reimagines Ways for American Baptists to Serve as Hands, Feet of Christ Throughout United States, Puerto Rico

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/13/20)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) announces its new Operation Planting Hope (OPH) program, which will continue the tradition of White Cross Overland. While White Cross has blessed many individuals, families and communities over the years, today’s changing times call for a reimagining of the ways to touch marginalized individuals, families […]

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ABHMS to Hold Free Spanish-Language Virtual Workshop About Safe Food Storage

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/16/20)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) “Rebuilding, Restoring, Renewing Puerto Rico” initiative will hold the free, virtual Spanish-language workshop “Estrategias para almacenamiento seguro de alimentos” (“Strategies for Safe Food Storage”) from 10:30 a.m. to noon Eastern Time on Oct. 23. Presenter is Alana Lleras, Corporación Milagros del Amor board member. Working […]

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Judson Press Offers Free Study Guide for ‘To Live in God: Daily Meditations with Walter Rauschenbusch’

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/2/20)—New for use by individuals and in small group settings is the free “To Live in God Reflection Guide,” a companion resource for “To Live in God: Daily Meditations with Walter Rauschenbusch” (Judson Press, 2020). In solitude or in community, deepen your inward communion with the Spirit, expand your outward obedience […]

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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.

 

Thanks,

 Jeff Dromeshauser • Program Manager

Sovereign Insurance Group
484.654.3393

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