The American Baptist Churches of Massachusetts
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Groton, MA 01450
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Meet Our New Leaders at Camp Grotonwood
Before the summer kicks off and things get hectic at Grotonwood Camp and Conference Center, we would like to introduce to you Danny and Breeze Everitt. Breeze Everitt is transitioning into the role of Director of Programming and Danny is the new Executive Director at Camp.

They worked at Grotonwood as Day Camp and Chapel Directors during the summers of 2013 and 2014 during their travels. God never let them forget that experience and recently made their paths very clear. Where the good way is; they have walked in it, and found rest for their souls here at Groton.

Before this whirlwind adventure began Breeze worked as a senior associate at an investment management company and Danny was Director of Finance at their home church in Dagenham, England.

Breeze has been busy recruiting an amazingly gifted and passionate team from all around the world to share in the awesome experience that is summer camp at Grotonwood. They hope to see you this summer as we get immersed in God's creation and more importantly, immersed in God's love. Until then, may grace and blessing be in your path.

'Hear the Call' Weekend Retreat: August 18-20
The Hear the Call weekend retreat is a high intensity three-day experience hosted by International Ministries for anyone considering a call to global mission. The retreat will be held on August 18-20, 2017, at the Green Lake Conference Center in Green Lake, Wisconsin. Registration is now open. By the end of the retreat, participants will have a clear understanding of the next steps in the process and a deeper understanding of IM's culture and missiology. For more information and to register. Registration ends Aug. 1, 2017.
  Baptist History & Polity Course Begins in September
This course will cover the arc of Baptist history from our beginnings to the present, exploring each period of history along with the theological elements which have shaped Baptist practice.
The course is designed for those who seek ordination or standing within the ABC of Rhode Island and Massachusetts. The course would also benefit all those in our congregations looking for a deeper understanding of our Baptist heritage.
The Course will be offered as four 7-hour sessions on Sept. 23, Nov.4, Jan.13 and Feb. 24 from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm at Canonicus Camp & Conference Center unless otherwise directed.
The cost is $400 for those seeking ordination or Standing and $50 per session for all others.
A registration form is available from Charles Hartman at or downloaded as a PDF here. Registration closes on August 1, 2017.