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An Update from the Alliance Directors

To the Alliance Family,

Developments of the past 24 hours lead the Alliance staff and officers to make the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 annual gathering set for the end of April. The rapid spread of the virus, cases found among priests in Ft. Worth, broad travel restrictions, as well as the safety of Alliance people, the people working to make the event happen, and the people they love, contribute to the decision. The leadership of the Alliance desires to honor the work and preparation that has gone into the planning of the annual gathering, as well as the sacrifice many of you have made to register, attend and make travel plans. How we do that is still unclear. We will communicate our decisions regarding a way forward by the end of March.

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COVID-19 Resources

As church communities and people of faith seek to navigate these days, here are two very helpful resources for community leaders:

The first is an article published by Yes! Solutions Journalism, Facing COVID-19 With Community Instead of Fear : "As the coronavirus spreads anxiety and panic across the globe, people are finding ways to share information and support each other."

And second, the Evergreen Association of American Baptist Churches has shared helpful information for churches deciding how to respond and recommendations on gatherings.

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Alliance Nominating Committee Nominations

We seek your help with a necessary business matter today—our need to elect board members who will hold in trust the responsibility of keeping the Alliance healthy and whole in these days of uncertainty. 

Thanks to the diligent work of the nominating committee, there is a slate of nominees ready and willing to be elected to guide the mission and ministry of the Alliance. The report is offered by the committee chaired by Paul Hayes, Groton, Conn., and submitted to the membership for consideration.

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