The American Baptist Churches of Massachusetts
Churches Partnering To Transform Lives and Communities

167 Prescott Street
Groton, MA 01450
(978) 448-1445
Fax: (978) 448-0025

Who To Contact For Assistance

2014 Church & Professional Leadership Directory

JUNE issue

Mission & Stewardship newsletter.

Do Your Mission and Method
Fit Your Size?

Back To School: How Churches Can Partner with Local Schools

How Churches Can Prevent Suicide

2014 Archive
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The Church of Tomorrow

The Art and Practice of Cannibalism

Got Mission? Let Your Light Shine

At the DoubleTree by Hilton in Leominster, MA
Plenary Session Speakers   HOTEL

Reserve by Sept. 17 for our group hotel rate. Call the DoubleTree at 978.534.9000 and mention "TABCOM MissionWorks" when calling.


Rev. Glynis LaBarre
Transformation Strategist,
American Baptist
Home Mission Societies

Jannell Davis
in Brazil

Steve and Nancy James

Take advantage of our Early Bird Specials and Register by September 9!

Workshops Include
South Providence Neighborhood Ministries • Project New Hope
• Teen Challenge • Misson Trips • Promoting God's Peace

Program for Children and Youth with a the Heifer Farm

Participate in a Hands-On Missions Project

Exhibits • Fellowship & Worship • Music and more!


Sustainable House of Worship (SHOW) Workshop
Saturday, November 8, 2014 • 8:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M.
First Baptist Church of Worcester (111 Park Avenue)

Would your congregation like to lower its utility bills? Would you like to do what you can to decrease your use of fossil fuels, and the contribution they make to global warming? Are you interested in learning more about solar energy?

Mass. Interfaith Power & Light's Sustainable House of Worship (SHOW) workshop covers all this and more, showing you how to evaluate 24 questions that will give you a comprehensive view of your house of worship's energy us and the largest opportunities for savings.

In this half-day session conducted by MIP&L you will learn:

  • How to track your energy use, cost and carbon footprint
  • How to find no-cost and low cost projects that can have a big impact on your electricity and heating bills
  • How to evaluate energy using equipment and systems to determine whether they should be updated Incentives, rebates and other financial help available through utility companies
  • How to get solar panels with no upfront cost.

There will be a modest fee per person to attend the workshop. Go to SHOW Registration and Details.

Who Is My Neighbor? Revisiting the Story of the Good Samaritan
Monday, September 22, 2014 • 9:30 A.M. to 3 p.m. • Cost: $50
First Baptist Church of Worcester (111 Park Avenue)

Nancy Kehoe begins the morning workshop by helping us to reflect on: What is mental illness? How do we combat the stigma? What are our fears and biases? Participants will engage in both small and large-group sessions for reflection on the faith community's response to mental health. The cost includes lunch. A CEU of 0.5 is available to participants. Nancy Kehoe is the author of Wrestling with Our Inner Angels: Faith, Mental Illness, and the Journey to Wholeness.

Register with Michael Harvey at and pay at the door or send check made payable to "CBMM" to: Michael Harvey, 15 Spring Valley Road, Worcester, MA 01609.

AB Women Fall Conference: Mission & Service
Saturday, September 27, 2014
First Baptist Church of Framingham (1013 Worcester Road)

With this September day of equipping and learnings focused on Mission & Service, AB Women of MA will also prepare their hearts and minds to go forth into the mission field on the Day of Mission & Service on October 25. AB GIRLS are also invited to participate. For full details and registration, download the flyers in PDF.

Money and Your Ministry
Thursday, October 9, 2014 • 9:30 A.M. • Cost: $75
Andover Newton Theological School

Is your church facing a budget crisis? Is your salary stagnant? Does your church fight about money—or keep secrets about it? This presentation by Margaret Marcuson will help you learn a way to understand what's really going on (in us and in others) when money becomes an issue in congregational life, and how to lead around money with lowered anxiety and more clarity. What you will take away with you: a new way to approach the money challenges we all face at church. Registration

Introduction to Interim Ministry
Thursday, October 22 • 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. • Cost: $50
First Baptist Church of Worcester (111 Park Avenue)

The Conference of Baptist Ministers in MA will have a workshop to provide continuing education, resources and support to those who want to serve as Interim Ministers. The cost of $50 includes lunch. The required reading, Temporary Shepherds, may be ordered with your registration for an additional fee of $13.50. A CEU of 0.5 is available to participants. Register with Michael Harvey at and pay at the door or send check made payable to "CBMM" to: Michael Harvey, 15 Spring Valley Road, Worcester, MA 01609.

AB Women: Day of Mission & Service
Saturday, October 25 
Multiple Sites across the state

Prerequisite: Attendance at the Sept. 27 Fall Conference. Download the flyer for details or visit