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Rev. Robert Hughes Passes


Rev Robert D. Hughes was an amazing man who invested his love, guidance and encouragement in lots of people. He was the first Dean of the Leadership Academy. His wife Kathleen was a former region president. Please pray for Kathleen and the Hughes family as they grieve his passing.

Robert D. Hughes was born in Bucyrus, Ohio to Hugh T. and Reba (Craner) Hughes.  He graduated from Bucyrus High School in 1945, Denison University in 1950, and Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1954. He preached his first sermon at the age of 14, in his grandfather’s church.  After seminary he pastored churches in Marietta, Painesville, Loudonville, Attica, and Cuyahoga Falls.  

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American Baptist Men National Call for Disaster Relief Help


ATTENTION: 
Jack Cobb is the American Baptist Men (ABMen) USA Diaster Relief Coordinator. He has issued a National Call to Lake Charles, Louisiana for all ABMen to respond to the historic devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey.  Logistical arrangements necessary for volunteers to respond have been finalized. ABMen will be on site the weeks of September 24, October 1, October 8, October 29, November 5, November 12, December 31, 2017 and January 6 to 20, 2018  to help coordinate work.

It is assumed that after assessing the degree of need that additional teams will be required.  In the event the work in Lake Charles is completed, work will move to another location. If you or someone you know is able to help, please contact Jack Cobb with the number of men and women on your team and what days the team will work. Individual volunteers are also needed. 

There are showers on the premises.  Food & cooking has been arranged.  The group will staying at the Greater St. Mary Missionary Baptist Church (Hope Complex) 1401 Moeling Street Lake Charles, Louisiana 70601.

Contact: Jack Cobb, American Baptist Men-USA Disaster Relief Coordinator; (304) 757-8081 & (304) 206-8462.

2017 Retirement Planning Seminar October 18


Join MMBB Financial Services for a Retirement Planning Seminar on October 18, 2017 from 10 AM to 1 PM at First Baptist Church Newark (1000 Granville Road Newark OH 43055).

The seminar will cover topics including setting retirement goals, defining income sources, how to distribute and diversify retirement assests and making sure you are on the right financial path for retirement.

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Longtime American Baptist Churches of Ohio Pastor Finishes His Race

Rev. David Dodridge passed away early on July 13, 2017 at his home surrounded by family. He served his entire life in ministry in American Baptist Churches of Ohio congregations. Most recently he served as a Pastoral Care ARM in Northwestern and North Central Associations, encouraging and praying for pastors and their families. 

Dave and his wife, Teresa served the Lord for over 54 years at several churches in Ohio that included, Perry Chapel Baptist Church, Ostrander Baptist Church, Seville First Baptist Church, Newport Baptist Church, Brandon Baptist Church and Clear Fork Baptist Church.  He also served as an interim Pastor at Clark Township Baptist Church and Liberty Concord Baptist Church.  Dave was a member of the Gem and Mineral Club in Akron and in his spare time he enjoyed fishing, hunting and making jewelry. Please pray for the Dodridge family during this time.