The latest news specifically for American Baptist Churches of Ohio.

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.

How can I pay for retirement? How should I invest retirement assets? How can I maximize the housing allowance? What are my medical and insurance options? Join our certified financial planner professionals and get the tools you need.

Register now by CLICKING HERE!

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.

Consuming Fire Music Festival August 19

American Baptist Youth of Ohio are invited to attend the FREE Consuming Fire Music Festival on August 19 beginning at 4 PM. This is a one day outdoor music festival (rain or shine) hosted by First Baptist Newark, Ohio. It is a FREE concert event located on Newark's twelve acre campus. On site tent camping will be available for groups who want to stay over on Saturday night, (water and electricity available). Area hotels are available in Newark and Heath. 

On Sunday morning, First Baptist Newark will host a special American Baptist Youth Ohio Worship Service with Justin Mumper (from Lima FBC) as our speaker. All ABC youth are invited to participate in the service (prayer, skits, musicians, singers, etc.), please contact Pastor Jim Addy at First Baptist Newark if interested in participating (read more for contact details). 

Make plans now to attend this free event! Download a flyer by clicking here and SPREAD THE WORD!

Read more: Consuming Fire Music Festival August 19

Used Book Depository Ministry Ended

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!

Former ABC Ohio Secretary Goes to be with the Lord

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.