During the months of September and October, over 4,000 American Baptist International Ministries’ supporting churches are invited to rejoice in the great work God is doing in global missions. The highlight of this celebration in many churches is receiving a special offering for global missions, called The World Mission Offering (WMO). Many churches choose to do this on World Communion Sunday the first Sunday of October. However, giving to the WMO is gratefully accepted at any time during September and October and throughout the year.
There are changes in the way to obtain materials for the World Mission Offering. Please read more for details.
An Art and Prayer Retreat led by Kit Ripley will be held November 10 to 12, 2017 at Kirkwood (formely Camp Kirkwood) in Wilmington, Ohio. Registration is limited to only 10 participants so do not wait to register! What does it mean to be “made in the image of God”? Which attributes of God are reflected in humanity? How does sin obscure the image of God in us? And how can we participate in the restoration of the image of God in our own lives? During this retreat, we will think about reflections, and you will be guided in the process of creating a self-portrait as you consider how God’s nature is reflected in your own life. Plan now to be a part!
The Used Book Depository which was a ministry of Montgomery Community Church has ended effective June 30, 2017. From this point forward, they will no longer be able to accept book or bible donations. The American Baptist Churches of Ohio will no longer be able to accept book donations. However, Leslie Hoskinson will continue to accept BIBLES and Bibles only. Thank you for your understanding and your support of this ministry through the years!
Ruth V. Sinsabaugh passed away Friday, June 16th, after a short illness. She was born September 22, 1918 to Sarah (Sadie) Giffen Van Winkle and Charles D. Van Winkle in Eden Township. Ruth grew up on the family farm in Eden Township and attended a one-room school there in her early years. She went on to Utica High School and graduated in 1936. Ruth and her husband Franklin B. Sinsabaugh were married and set up housekeeping in Granville in 1938. After her children finished school she became employed as a secretary at the Ohio Baptist Convention (OBC) in Granville for many years; American Baptist Churches of Ohio in Granville has succeeded the OBC.
She is survived by her son Don F. Sinsabaugh of New York City; granddaughters Elana Sinsabaugh of New York City; and Annie F. Sinsabaugh Pick of Cambridge, MA. Her dearest friend and sister-in-law Carol Van Winkle of St. Louisville also survives her. Preceding her in death were her daughter Verna Jean, husband Franklin Blaine and son Van Frederick.
Memorial contributions may be made in care of the family at the Central Christian Church in Newark.
Our own executive minister of ABC Ohio Dr. Ernest Jones has received the McKee Bible Encouragement Award. This is a presentation to an individual who in the past year has experienced difficulties in their ministry work and/or personal lives. It is given as a form of encouragement and uplifting by fellow McKeeites. It is tradition that an African American Study Bible is given and signed by planning team as a part of the award. The McKee Bible Encouragement Award is one of the William T. McKee Memorial Consultation Awards presented to deserving members. Congratulations to Dr. Jones and we continue to pray for him and his leadership daily!
Since 2009, the "Buckeye Mission and Ministry Offering" (BMMO) has become a significant avenue for churches in the Region to support the ministries of ABC/Ohio. BMMO helps make it possible for ABC/Ohio to serve your church. DOWNLOAD A BULLETIN INSERT FOR YOUR CHURCH HERE.
The American Baptist Churches of Ohio, or ABC/Ohio) is a fellowship of American Baptist Congregations. Our vision is to help congregations “Rise up and build healthy churches that impact the world for Christ."
We are making a difference!
-Pastors are being encouraged and equipped in ministry.
-Churches are being assisted in calling new pastors.
-Regional Staff are consulting with churches to improve ministry health.
-Resources are being provided to strengthen ministries
-gatherings are equipping churches for ministry.
The Buckeye Mission and Ministry Offering helps make it possible for ABC/Ohio to serve your church. 100% of your offering will go to this purpose. The offering benefits many ministries including Leadership Academy, Ordination, Local Church Ministry Grants, Ministry Gatherings and the ABC/Ohio Regional Ministry Team.
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BMMO gifts help develop, coach, and assist servant leaders. Provides new ministry resources for local churches, and helps provide quality ministry gatherings to challenge and grow healthy churches.
Each of the ABC/Ohio’s Congregations is called to join in ministry opportunities.
Please consider giving to the BMMO in 2017 to reach our goal of $50,000. This is one way your church can partner with ABC/Ohio to fulfill God’s mission in your community and beyond.