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Copier Available from East Livingston Baptist Church

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.

2021 Buckeye Mission and Ministry Offering

Since 2009, the "Buckeye Mission and Ministry Offering" (BMMO) has become a significant avenue for churches in the Region to support the ministries of American Baptist Churches of Ohio (ABC Ohio). BMMO helps make it possible for ABC Ohio to serve your church.


Every dollar given to the BMMO goes to support the various ministries that benefit your church (see the list of ministries below). The most significant region ministry is that of the two Executive Ministers, Rev. Jane Gibbons and Rev. Mark Click, who serve faithfully to help in whatever way needed to equip you and your church for ministry.

Our Region's theme  is "Discovering New Life: Transforming Paths to Ministry" from Matthew 9:16-17.  “No one sews a patch of unshrunk cloth on an old garment, for the patch will pull away from the garment, making the tear worse. 17 Neither do people pour new wine into old wineskins. If they do, the skins will burst; the wine will run out and the wineskins will be ruined. No, they pour new wine into new wineskins, and both are preserved.”

BMMO gifts help develop, coach, and assist servant leaders.  It provides new ministry resources for local churches and helps provide quality ministry gatherings to challenge and grow healthy churches.

Please consider giving to the BMMO in 2021. This is one way your church can partner with ABC Ohio to fulfill God’s mission in your community and beyond. Your faithful giving is appreciated and is needed to serve its member churches. Again, remember that every dollar given goes to ABC Ohio ministries that "help build healthy churches that impact the world for Christ."

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Georganna Mawer Passes Peacefully

Georganna Mawer, 95, of Toledo. Ohio passed away peacefully with her family surrounding her on Sunday March 28, 2021. She entered in to the arms of Jesus on Palm Sunday.

Gigi was born in Weston, Ohio a, small rural farm town. She always kept her farm upbringing in her heart. Proceeding her in death are her siblings, Blanche Patterson, Harlan Zulch, Miriam Strohm: daughter in law Kay Mawer. 

Gigi was a member of First Baptist Church of Greater Toledo, where she served in many ministries for over 70 years. After raising her children Gigi fulfilled a dream of becoming a lay pastor of American Baptist Churches. She served as president of the American Baptist Churches of Ohio, making many lifelong friends.

Gigi loved to travel. While serving the American Baptist Churches of Ohio she planned and led numerous mission trips, domestic and abroad.  It was a great joy for her to share of these trips with the home churches in Ohio. Reporting to the congregations of the work of the gospel throughout the world. Bob and Gigi enjoyed traveling the world together. Known by her grandchildren as the “Traveling Grandma”.

Left to cherish her memory is her loving husband of 70 years: Robert Mawer: children: Jeff Mawer, James (Charlena) Mawer, Miriam (Thomas) Carpenter, Patricia (Matthew) Goretti;.11 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. She will be forever missed by her family.

Please keep the Mawer family in your prayers.

Register Today for the 2021 Biennial Mission Summit

Register today for the VIRTUAL American Baptist Churches Biennial Mission Summit.

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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!