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Alliance Online Fall Gathering

Posted on Oct 03, 2020

The full recording of Devoted to Justice, the Alliance's fall online gathering is available here

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Field Notes

Posted on Aug 20, 2020

Read updates from our Active Hope Ministry Partners

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Holy Week Services

Posted on Apr 10, 2020

We have collected information about Holy Week services from a few of our congregational partners. If your congregation is not listed and you would like it added, email brooklyn@allianceofbaptists.org. 

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Tips For Effective Virtual Worship

Posted on Apr 02, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic escalates, increasing numbers of churches are forced to adapt their

worship experiences amidst new social distancing, lockdown, and shelter-in-place orders. In the
face of this new normal, we have a rare opportunity to reimagine how we connect with each
other and create space for community.

Over the past several weeks, I have scoured the internet for resources and watched dozens of
livestreams and virtual worship services from across the country—some were far better than
others. I brought what I observed and learned through this process to my own church leaders, and
it has greatly transformed how we now engage in worship.

I offer these tips to create more effective and meaningful virtual worship in hopes that they may
spur the same creativity for your virtual worship that it has for ours. These recommendations
come solely from my own experiences, research, and observations. 

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Alliance Nominating Committee Nominations

Posted on Mar 20, 2020

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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Responding to COVID19

Posted on Mar 18, 2020

Livestream Worship Services

Worship Resources (Prayers, Liturgies, etc)

Support

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Giving Rise to Hope

Posted on Nov 25, 2019

Hope sometimes seems small in our world. The actions of the Alliance of Baptists' Active Hope partners around the world are growing hope in amazing ways. Join our partners giving rise to hope and make a gift to the Alliance of Baptists this November. Or join others and give on #GivingTuesday, December 3 when we aim to raise $5,000 in one day! 

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Two Baptist Women, Two Baptist Churches: Baptist Freedom at Work

Posted on Oct 31, 2019

The churches are far apart geographically, and the stories are separated by 20 years. Yet they share much in common--the ordination of Silvia Nogueira and the call of Erica Grace Saunders to serve as pastor.

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Surprised by Joy

Posted on Oct 11, 2019

The word "joy" is not often found in a report of three long days of board meetings. As you can see, however, it's in the title of this summary of the fall meeting of the Alliance Board of Directors. 

The board met at Baptist Church of the Covenant in Birmingham, Ala., September 26-28 to further the work of the Alliance, focusing primarily on our shared goal of becoming an anti-racist organization. "It was a critical moment for the Board of Directors," said president Michael-Ray Mathews. "We deepened our commitment to pointing the Alliance in the direction of becoming an anti-racist organization devoted to racial equity and healing in every aspect of our shared life and
ministry."

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