The American Baptist Churches of Massachusetts
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The ABC of Massachusetts (TABCOM)
167 Prescott Street
Groton, MA 01450
tabcom@tabcom.org
(978) 448-1445
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Leadership Development Day Cancelled
Regretfully, we have cancelled the Leadership Development Day that was scheduled for next Saturday, January 23rd.
 
We do plan on combining aspects of the training that was scheduled at Leadership Day with what we are planning for the next Annual Gathering that is scheduled for May 13-14, 2016.
 

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Volunteers Needed
Join the many hands volunteering at the Habitat for Humanity home in Lowell, MA. ABC congregations in Greater Lowell received an OGHS grant to help with fundraising. Trades men & women are urgently needed to volunteer their time. All skill levels are also welcome! Contact Rev. Hazel Roper to sign up for Work Days (978) 459-9598, haroper@aol.com.
 
New United Mission Support Forms
 
As of January 2016, there is a new form for churches to use when remitting their mission support. The new form was designed to make it easier to fill out, and giving categories have been regrouped into those that need just an amount filled in and those that may need additional descriptions as well as an amount. If you have any questions, please contact Maria Reilly at (978) 448-5763, ext. 202 or email to Maria Reilly.
 
2016 Church Missions Support Form
New Mission Support Definitions
Instructions for Using the New Form
 
All resources are also available at: www.abc-usa.org/resources/2016-abcis-forms-and-resources/
 
New Coordinator for Creation Care Ministries
On behalf of the Mission & Stewardship Ministry Team and Creation Care Ministries Team, please join me in welcoming Kristina Keefe-Perry, the new Coordinator for Creation Care Ministries.
Kristina is the Minister for Earth Community at the Common Street Spiritual Center in Natick, and is in the last semester of her M.Div. degree at Boston University. The focus of her studies are Creation Centered Theologies, Religious Conflict Transformation, and Mediation & Chaplaincy. Kristina comes with a large experience in food justice, environmental/eco justice and teaching experience in California, upstate New York and Massachusetts.
 
In her role as Coordinator for Creation Care Ministries, she will help our congregations better understand and value the urgency to reduce carbon footprints in our houses of worship and our homes, and share steps to help in that process.
 
Kristina can be reached at kristina@commonstreet.org as of January 17, 2016.
 
Now Receiving Applications for Matthew 25 Grants
Applications for the Matthew 25 Grant, sponsored by ABCUSA, are due March 1, 2016. Applications must be sent with all application materials included, and received by March 1. Awards for the Matthew 25 grant are made twice a year, in April and October, with application deadlines of March 1 and Sept. 1. This fund is designed to channel gifts to help meet the needs of "housing, feeding, education and health with regard to the less fortunate." View the guidelines and application instructions.