Maybe This Year Will be Better Than the Last

People of a certain generation will recognize that as a lyric from the song “A Long December” by the Counting Crows. And goodness, haven’t we been saying this for so long now? This next year must be better than last year. It’s December, and it’s natural for us to reflect back on the last year […]

An ABC-WI Advent Devotional

by Rev. Mindi Welton-Mitchell, Executive Minister Advent for 2023 begins on December 3rd. December 24th is both the Fourth Sunday of Advent and Christmas Eve. If participating online, use the hashtag #ABCWIAdvent Read the scripture for the day Reflect on the word for the day Optional: post a photo online that represents that word for […]

Let Your Leaves Go… and Grow!

By: Rev. Mindi Welton-Mitchell, Regional Executive Minister “The trees are about to show us how lovely it is to let dead things go.” I see this quote pop up on memes shared in social media every autumn. By the time you read this, most of the leaves might be on the ground or bagged up, […]

Humanitarian Relief – Israel & Gaza

IM Requests Prayers for Peace in Israel and Gaza; Offers Relief Support to Partners in the Region As the conflict in the Middle East escalates, International Ministries (IM) urgently requests prayers for peace across Israel, Gaza, and the surrounding area. Together, along with the European Baptist Federation and Baptist World Alliance, we mourn with those […]

Listening to the Holy Spirit

Rev. Dr. John A. Jones IV – Associate Regional Minister of Education “It seemed good to the Holy Spirit and to us …” ~ Acts 15:28 “My cup runneth over” with gratitude. It is the day after Annual Gathering 2023. I’m kind of tired from excitement, activity, and travel, but I’m grateful beyond measure because […]

Annual Gathering 2023

Annual Gathering Formal Documents & Program Materials Annual Gathering Program Book Articles of Incorporation Revision Amendment AG Bulletin Insert AG Poster AG Speakers Poster AG Schedule Poster AG Schedule – Full AG Logo AG Logo with Artist Description Business Session Documents – Articles Revision Program & Workshop Leaders Guest Preacher – Rev. Kathryn Ray Rev. […]