ABC Ohio is presenting The Church After COVID, a private, one-day Zoom-only workshop, Tuesday, June 8 from 1 to 5 pm. Pastors and church leaders in ABC Ohio are invited to participate in this Zoom experience from their own homes and offices. Rev. Joe Seese, a seasoned pastor and former ABC Ohio president now serving in West Virginia, will be the presenter for the day.
As churches have begun to return to in-person worship, many pastors and church leaders have wondered how different life in the church will be following the Covid 19 Pandemic. While some aspects of church life may return to the previous “normal,” most churches will experience changes. Rev. Seese will lead us in sharing the results of the pandemic in our own congregations, exploring the damage done by the pandemic, as well as the benefits that have resulted and the things we have learned that will be helpful in the future. There will be a significant focus on practical strategies to help us continue to manage church operations, make disciples and take the Gospel of Jesus Christ to our communities.
ABMen USA is seeking volunteers to renovate the Crow Indian church parsonage approximately 10 miles from Hardin, Montana. The project will begin June 1, 2021 and is expected to require around four weeks.
Meals will be provided. Volunteers may need to help with cooking. One of the ABMen USA shower trailers will be available for showers and laundry.
Lodging is available for up 8-10 volunteers per week. Some cots and/or sleeping bags may be available. Please let us know your needs when you register.
The church has ample parking for those who choose to bring a RV. Alternatively there are RV Parks within about 10 miles of our worksite.
Work to be done includes demolition and remodeling of two bath rooms; refinishing around 2000 square feet flooring; plumbing; electrical; sheet rock and painting. There is also a small amount of mold remediation to be done in the basement.
To volunteer. please register with the project coordinator, Cody Pollington, via email at clpollington(@)msn.com. Questions may be directed to Cody's email or phone at: (406) 761-5113 or (406) 321-0100
Rev. Dr. Hai Vung Lian, age 55, passed away Monday, April 26, 2021 at Doctors Hospital West. He was an ordained American Baptist minister who was the Founding Pastor of Emmanuel Chin Baptist Church, a congregation of more than 750 persons, in Galloway, Ohio. He served on the Board of Regional Ministries for the American Baptist Churches of Ohio. Dr. Hai Vung earned his Master of Divinity Degree and Doctor of Ministry Degree at the United Theological Seminary in Dayton. He was a prolific writer and leader in the Chin community in both the United States and Myanmar.
He is survived by his wife, Aye Aye Mu Dah Thluai Par and children, Hanah T. Lian, Nathan Lian, Daniel Lian, Syrus Lian, Elisha Lian, Isabella Angel Lian, and Gabriel Lian. Please keep their family in your prayers.
Rev. Marvin L. Sallee, 78, Vinton, Ohio passed away Monday, April 19, 2021 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born in Parkersburg, West Virginia on August 13, 1942 to the late Virgil and Grace Powers Sallee. He married Ethel May Edman Sallee and often referred to her as his “bride” in the 56 years they were married. She always served in the ministry alongside of her husband. She preceded his death on July 20, 2019.
Marvin was a lifetime minister. He started his ministry at Good Hope Baptist Church followed by Newport Baptist, Lawrence Baptist and Deucher Baptist and Vinton Baptist Church. He was active in his community serving on the Vinton Village Council, United Way, Gallia County Senior Citizens Center, Gallia County Council on Aging and Chaplain at Holzer Medical Center. He was named the Ohio Mission Person of the Year in 1997. Marvin had a great love for Gospel Music. He was referred to by some as the "Singing Preacher". He spent many years traveling in West Virginia and Ohio spreading the message of the gospel in song.
Register today for the VIRTUAL American Baptist Churches Biennial Mission Summit.
Visit www.americanbaptists2021.com to register.
Register during the month of March to receive an early registration discount:
Early 3/1/2021–3/31/2021 | Delegate: $100 | Participant/Household of Two: $100
Regular 4/1/2021–6/24/2021 | Delegate: $125 | Participant/Household of Two: $125
The 2021 Biennial Mission Summit will feature scheduled programming on each of the three event days, Thursday-Saturday, June 24-26, 2021. A sampling of event offerings include: eight workshops on unique topics, opportunities to join together with American Baptist Caucuses, a selection of Mission Summit Conversations, a comedy presentation, and three evening worship sessions designed to bring together one body of American Baptists as we Imagine Unity, Imagine Healing, Imagine Hope.
Plan now to come together with other American Baptists, where you will have access to numerous online resources and recorded workshops through our On-Demand Library. All registrants will have access to the Library for 90 days after the event! In addition, each of the evening worship sessions, along with eight live workshop sessions on Friday and Saturday afternoons, will be recorded and available for viewing for 90 days.
Attendees will have the opportunity to interact directly with American Baptist exhibitors and friends in the Virtual Attendee Hub (presented through our partnership with Cvent). Everything is virtual – there is no need to travel!
East Livingston Baptist Church (6500 E Livingston Ave, Reynoldsburg, OH 43068) has a nice, working copier to give away. Anyone interested please call the church at: 614.866.1881.