One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS) funds have been released in response to California wildfires. Your generous gifts to OGHS are utilized to help those in need and show the love of American Baptists to churches, partners and friends.
"May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face shine on us so that your ways may be known on earth, your salvation among all nations." Psalm 67:1-2 (NIV)
“Togetherness” denotes the removal of barriers, a sense of common purpose, belonging, shared goals. This certainly was the spirit of the early church as described in Acts 2:44 and Acts 4:32. This is also the spirit of our association together as the American Baptist Churches of Michigan (ABC-MI). We are “together” in this time and in this place as the body of Christ, called “together” to serve. To be together, we need to know each other so that we might uplift one another and pray for and support one another - as a family should. To that end, this space will be dedicated to spotlight one of our church families. By Rev.Tom Case
The Family Ministries Team worked for quite some time on preparing a teaching series that assists with resources, tools and strategies for servant leaders in our churches that serve as a part of children and youth ministries. We were excited to present an interactive intensive session entitled “Arise and Advance.” Dr. Tamara Scott, FMT chairperson.
Delegates gathered Saturday, October 27 at the Falam Baptist Church of Battle Creek for worship; fellowship; the joint Annual Business Meeting of the American Baptist Churches of Michigan (ABC-MI) and Michigan Baptist Convention (MBC); and a Burmese cultural presentation.
This year God has called 14 men and women from seven of our Michigan churches to make up the 2018 Michigan Servants for Christ short-term mission team. As it is written: "How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!"
Did you know? Emeritus, which is the Latin past participle of the verb emereri, meaning "to serve out one's term," was originally used to describe soldiers who had completed their duty. (Emereri is from the prefix e-, meaning "out," and merēre, meaning "to earn, deserve, or serve"—also the source of our English word merit.) By the early 18th century, English speakers were using emeritus as an adjective to refer to professors who had retired from office. The word eventually came to be applied to other professions where a retired member may continue to hold a title in an honorary capacity. (excerpt from Merriam Webster Dictionary)