The American Baptist Churches of Massachusetts
Churches Partnering To Transform Lives and Communities
The ABC of Massachusetts (TABCOM)
167 Prescott Street
Groton, MA 01450
(978) 448-1445
Fax: (978) 448-0025
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Spring Awakening:
APRIL 8-10

Celebrating United Mission!
40 TABCOM Churches Increased Giving in 2015

Last October, when we gathered in Leominster to celebrate "hands and feet of service in the name of Jesus" at MissionWorks, we heard many of our speakers express gratitude to many churches in our region. They felt blessed to live Luke 3:11 from our region. They were not forgotten in the mission fields of Boston, Uganda, India or Tijuana.
The TABCOM office for the denomination received God's gifts of Time, Talent and Treasure in support of the ministry. Whether the support was shared by giving out Bibles, co-facilitating mediation workshops, mentoring candidates for ordination, facilitating grant-writing applications, or sewing fabric to be transformed into dresses or tote bags, the Massachusetts region has been consistent and generous to be of one heart and mind for ministry.
Of the 121 churches who demonstrated faithfulness in giving to the United Mission offering and the 32 churches who also gave to the Massachusetts Ministry Fund some doubled or tripled their giving in 2015. Continue the story...

Spring Conference
on Ministry

Saturday, March 5

At First Baptist of Randolph
(518 North Main Street)

The keynote speaker will be Eddie Hammett, author of Reaching People Under 30 While Keeping People over 60: Creating Community Across Generations. The conference cost is $10 including lunch.

Register at

If you will have several coming from your church contact Diane Badger for a group rate at


Adoniram Judson
Sunday, April 24
First Baptist, Wakefield
Meal at 5 p.m. followed by program.

Saturday, April 23 at Grotonwood

Samuel Stillman
Saturday, April 30

AB Women / ABGIRLS Retreat: March 4-5
Join with other women across our region for a weekend of ocean beauty, relaxation, and spiritual renewal! The theme for the weekend is Reform, Refresh and Rejoice in the Lord!

You may attend one day or both. The retreat will be at the Nantasket Beach Resort in Hull.

Flyer and registration at >>> Download the winter edition of Women Alive!

Now Receiving Applications for Matthew 25 Grants
Applications for the Matthew 25 Grant, sponsored by ABCUSA, are due March 1, 2016. Applications must be sent with all application materials included, and received by March 1. Awards for the Matthew 25 grant are made twice a year, in April and October, with application deadlines of March 1 and Sept. 1. This fund is designed to channel gifts to help meet the needs of "housing, feeding, education and health with regard to the less fortunate." View the guidelines and application instructions.