The American Baptist Churches of Massachusetts
Churches Partnering To Transform Lives and Communities

The ABC of Massachusetts
189 Prescott Street
Groton, MA 01450
(978) 448-1445
Fax: (978) 448-0025
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Grotonwood's 2018 Summer Camp Brochure is ready for download or visit All programs have been completely revamped and new camps added to include: Youth Holdover Weekends, a Staff In Training Program and brand new Trips Weeks for all.
Our sister camp in Maine, Oceanwood, has unique programs as well including horseback riding. Visit at

Healthy boundaries are a gift. This workshop on March 24th explores the meaning and practice of healthy boundaries in the context of ministry. It will also identify the signs, dangers, and preventions of boundary violations.
This Saturday class fulfills the Professional Ethics requirement needed for ordination and Ministerial Standing with our region; taking a "refresher" class every 5 years or so is also recommended for ALL persons in ministry.
The workshop will run from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm. The cost for the program, materials, and lunch is $50. In addition, you will need to purchase the text "Saying No to Say Yes" by David Olsen/Nancy Devor to complete the class assignment due after you have attended the workshop.
Download the Ethics & Boundaries flyer for details.
Advance registration is required. Call the Center for Career Development at 603-943-7611 or email Sylvia Lake at and give your name, address, phone, email, and any special dietary needs you might have. You may pay by credit card over the phone. If you prefer to pay by check at the workshop, please make the $50 check out to "CCDM." The TABCOM office is located on the grounds of the Grotonwood Camp at 189 Prescott Street, Groton, MA 01450.


Please prayerfully consider a gift to the America for Christ Offering. Resources and bulletin inserts are available at ABHMS.

Old Colony Spring Ministry Conference: Saturday March 10, 2018
Location: First Baptist Church of Hanson, 214 Main St., Hanson, MA (note new venue this year)
8:30 for registration ~ 9:00 a.m. Worship ~ 9:30 a.m. Program begins

This year's theme topic is on Church Renewal. Dr. Debora Jackson, Director of Distance Learning at Yale Divinity School is the guest speaker. Cost per person is $10 each including lunch. Group rate for those churches bringing 6 or more people.

RSVP to Rev. Diane Badger (OCBA treasurer) by email at or phone at 508-369-6291. You may also register at the Old Colony web site, As a courtesy to those preparing the food for this event. please RSVP as soon as possible via email or our website. The Conference of Baptist Ministers in MA is a co-sponsor of the event.

50th Annual Secretaries/Admins Gathering
Sunday, June 10-Tuesday, June 12th, 2018
at the Craigville Retreat Center, Centerville, MA

Deadline for registration is March 15th. Download the Letter/Registration.