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MissionWorks 2016
October 14-15, 2016
At the DoubleTree by Hilton
in Leominster, MA

This year, we'll discover how to have intentional conversations with "the other" and develop better listening skills as we minister in areas with which we are unfamiliar. Our mission service project is to build and decorate "Buddy Benches" for our regional camps to serve as reminders to make space and engage others in conversation whenever possible.

contact the Doubletree by Hilton in Leominster at (978) 534-9000 before October 2 to receive our special group rate of $90 + tax (sgl/dbl). Mention "TABCOM Missionworks" when calling."

Speakers Include
Rev. Sharon Koh, new Executive Director of International Ministries
Rev. Sharon Buteux, pastor of Common Ground Church at First Churches in Northampton
Rev. Rich and Laura Freeman, ABC missionaries in Turkey
Rev. Jabulani McAlister, pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Providence.

MissionWorks Brochure | Registration Form

Fall Association Meetings

Old Colony Mission Day
Saturday, Sept. 24 • 8:30 am

First Baptist in Mansfield

Adoniram Judson
Sunday, Oct. 30 • 5:00 p.m.
First Baptist Church of Rockport
Rev. Sandra Dorsainvil
will be the speaker.

AB Women of MA Fall Conference
Saturday, Sept. 24 • 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This Day of Mission and Service will be held at the First Baptist Church of Sharon and focus on White Cross. Guest speakers are International Ministries, Chris Marziale, and Rev. Dr. Mar Imsong from the Massachusetts Baptist Multicultural Ministries, who is a recipient of ABHMS' White Cross.

Bring your AB girls and come to engage and learn with your state sisters to roll bandages, make no-sew scarves, learn about White Cross and fellowship. Registration Form and Flyer


World Mission
Offering 2016
Whether God is calling you to GO as a short- or long-term global servant or to GIVE financial support, let us join together to touch as many lives as possible in more than 70 countries around the globe.

Please prayerfully consider a generous donation to the World Mission Offering.

Resources and inspiring videos are available to share with your congregation.

Matthew 25 Grants
ABC USA welcomes applications by September 1 for Matthew 25 Grant awards, a three-year-old initiative. Beginning this fall (2016), there will be only one grant application period each year rather than two.

Matthew 25 grants are awarded to ministry that helps meet the needs of "housing, feeding, education and health with regard to the less fortunate."

Read about what different organizations and churches have done with Matthew 25 Grant Funding

Find out how to apply for a Matthew 25 grant.