Joan Brown Dies
Joan Brown, the wife of Horace Brown, died on February 11. She had been very ill in intensive care for two weeks. Horace and Joan were members of Community Baptist Church in Manchester and Horace has been a very active leader within ABCCONN in many offices throughout the years. Let's be in prayer for Joan's family.
Mindful Pastoring: How to Stay Present in a Culture of Church Decline
Remembering ABCCONN Pastor
Rev. Ich Duc Nguyen, Associate Pastor of the Central Baptist Church of Hartford, passed away on December 23rd, after a short illness.
Outreach to Puerto RicoRebuilding, Restoring, Renewing Puerto Rico
In response to the devastating one-two punch leveled at Puerto Rico first by Hurricane Irma and most recently by Hurricane Maria, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS), in partnership with American Baptist Churches USA, has launched a multi-year initiative, "Rebuilding, Restoring, Renewing Puerto Rico," ABHMS Executive Director Dr. Jeffrey Haggray announced recently.
ABCCONN Calls New Executive Minister
The Rev. Dr. Harry Riggs, II has been called to the position of Executive Minister of ABCCONN. Dr. Riggs has been active in ministry for 30 years, faithfully serving three churches, which includes his current pastorate at the First Baptist Church, Lincoln, NE where he has served for the past ten years. He has also worked on the denominational level with American Baptist Home Mission Societies of the American Baptist Churches USA, (formally National Ministries) where he served as the National Director of Congregational Transformation. Dr. Riggs has also served on the staff of Palmer Seminary as an adjunct professor in the D. Min. program for Congregational Transformation and Renewal.