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Weekly ABCOTS Pastors Meetings
Response to COVID 19

November  2021 Zoom Meetings

Sept/October 2021 Zoom Meetings

August 2021 Zoom Meetings

June 2021 Zoom Meetings

ABHMS Leaders

Regional Updates

Transitional Ministries

Dr. Ashley and Ray Lewis

The future of ABCOTS Annual Session

May 2021 Zoom Meetings

April 2021 Zoom meetings
The Green Church
April 6th: Conversation with Dr. James M. Harrison
April 6th zoom meeting: A conversation with ABCOTS Executive Minister Dr. James M. Harrison

March 2021 Zoom Meetings

March 23rd zoom meeting: The Future of The Hybrid Church Experience.
March 9th zoom meeting: Making time to write and to get published
March 16th zoom meeting: Discussion with Dr. Willard Asley and Margaret Lewis.
March 2nd Zoom meeting: Millennials and GenX engagements
February 2021 Zoom Meetings with ABCOTS pastors
February 23rd zoom meeting: The Stranger is My Neighbor with Dr. Marvin McMickle

Feb. 9th, 2021: Discussion with DC Clergy

February 16th, 2021 zoom meeting: Discussion on What is God asking you to do?

Feb. 2nd, 2021 : Social Justice discussion with ABCOTS ministers and pastors.

January 2021 Zoom Meetings

Jan. 26th, 2021 zoom meeting: Dwelling In the Word with Dr. Roxborough
Jan. 17, 2021 zoom meeting: DHS Faith and Initiatives
January 12, 2021 Zoom Meeting: State of the Region with Dr. James Harrison,  and conversations with ABCOTS Clergy

December 2020 Zoom Meetings

November 2020 Zoom Meetings

October 2020 Zoom Meetings

September 2020 Zoom meetings

Sept. 22nd - Conversation with Dr. Eddie Cruz, Dr. Christine Roush

Zoom call Sept 8  - Conversations with Dr. J. Dwight Stinnett, former Exec Min Great Rivers Region 

Sept 15 - Rev Maggie Lewis/Dr. Willard Ashley (CCDM)  
Zoom call Sept 1  -  Conversations with Dr. E. Jeff Woods, Interim General Secretary 

August 18 - Rev. Maggie Lewis/Dr. Willard Ashley (Center for Career Development & Ministry)  - Addressing Mental Health Concerns.

August 11th Zoom call: Function of ABC-USA and the origination of ABCOTS

August 4 Zoom call - Rev. Donald Porter, Handling grief and Grief Counseling during the pandemic.

​July 28 - Dr. Patricia Murphy, Ecclesiastical Endorser, National Coordinator for Chaplaincy, Pastoral Counselors and Specialized Ministries.

July 21 - Zoom call with Rev. Maggie Lewis and Dr. Willard Ashley addressing Mental Health issues.

June 2020 Zoom Meetings

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, 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 or visit  We hope that you and your congregations are safe and healthy.



 Jeff Dromeshauser • Program Manager

Sovereign Insurance Group


1. Let us start with prayer for our Churches, its Leaders, and our Government Leaders.  (I Timothy 2:1-2; II Chronicles 7:14).
2. Recognize this is a very serious time.  The World Health Organization has made the assessment that COVID19 can be characterized as pandemic.  It is a real threat to the health of our communities............Click here for more info


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