News & Notes from

   American Baptist Home Mission


      May 2015


Greetings in the name of
our Lord and Savior!



Dr. Aidsand F. Wright-Riggins III

Executive Director



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ABHMS announces ministry
award recipients
ABHMS is proud to announce the American Baptist clergy, lay leaders and organizations selected to receive ministry awards for significant faith-based work across the United States and Puerto Rico.

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Celebrating the life of

'America's Preacher' 

ABHMS celebrates the life of "America's Preacher," Dr. Gardner C. Taylor, who was called home on April 5. Read an excerpt from a face-to-face interview conducted shortly before his 90th birthday. 

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Recognizing contributions to clinical pastoral training
The Rev. Glenn H. Asquith Jr., former chair of the American Baptist Endorsement Committee for chaplaincy and pastoral counseling, recently received a prestigious award for significant contributions to clinical pastoral training.

ABHMS is making
'Space for Grace'
 Join the conversation aimed at crossing today's divides of race, religion, culture and class at Space for Grace, a November national gathering inviting God's healing grace on the Kingdom-building journey. If you care about injustice, don't miss it.



Visit ABHMS' exhibit,
receive stamp!

Get a stamp on your "Share the Journey passport" when you visit ABHMS' "Sharing the Journey of Discipleship, Community, Justice" exhibit at American Baptist Churches USA's Mission Summit June 26-28 in Kansas City.

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