Around the Alliance

Iraq pilgrimage reflects interfaith commitment

Posted on Dec 03, 2018

The Alliance remains grateful for the witness of Bishop Malkhaz Songulashvili with the Evangelical Baptist Church of Georgia, an Active Hope ministry partner. 

He and his colleagues stay on the front lines of justice, advocacy and interfaith work in the Republic of Georgia and throughout the region.

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Alliance welcomes new church partners

Posted on Dec 03, 2018

The gifts and resources of the Alliance are expanding with the addition of six new congregational partners in recent months. And, the list keeps growing every day! 

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Oakland’s Lakeshore Avenue Baptist partners with nonprofit to bring solar to the church

Posted on Nov 18, 2018

In an effort designed to contribute "to greening our world," Lakeshore Avenue Baptist Church in Oakland, Calif., has launched a crowdfunding campaign to solarize its building. 

The church, an Alliance of Baptists congregational partner, has joined with RE-volv 'Solar Champions' to raise $40,000 for the 19.5 kW solar array it needs. Once in place it will save the church more than $143,000 during the lifetime of the system and stop more than 1 million pounds of CO2  from being emitted into the atmosphere.

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Prime time to make a difference

Posted on Nov 01, 2018

Working for a seminary gives me several perks. I worship regularly with peers and colleagues fine-tuning their skills for ministry. I hear call story after call story of ways in which God is moving and good things are happening in the kin-dom at hand. I also have access to a network of people who discuss the many ways we can give to nonprofit institutions to ensure their financial future.  

You've probably heard that the new tax code includes changes to charitable giving deductions. If you're like me, the idea of having to learn a new way to be charitable is intimidating. Although it's true some things have changed, it's also true an easy and beneficial way to give to nonprofits has stayed the same. Specifically, I'm talking about contributing appreciated stocks, bonds or mutual funds.

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Conference to help attendees deepen resourcing for being awake human beings

Posted on Oct 23, 2018

As I continue to watch the news and reflect on what's happening in our world, I find myself feeling angry, depressed and some days deeply despairing. I continue to feel anger that as a white woman I am tied to a whole lot of other white women who seem to see the world as radically different than I do. It has been difficult at times to know how to engage or respond to some of what I'm hearing, and it's been hard to know where to look for or enact hope.  

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Tribute to David W. Adkins

Posted on Sep 21, 2018

David will be “missed by many who knew him as pastor, colleague, friend and beloved family,” offers Joann Adkins Davis of her brother, David W. Adkins, who died Friday, Sept. 14 in Winchester, Va. of a rare neurological disease, multiple systems atrophy.

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Woodside Church gets a new home

Posted on Sep 21, 2018

Woodside Church in Flint, Mich., an Alliance of Baptists congregational partner, has a new home. 

Barely five months since leaving its mid-century building in the College Cultural Neighborhood, and nearly 150 years after building its first permanent home two blocks away at West First Avenue and Lyon Street, Woodside leaders announce the church's return to Carriage Town and a new era of life for the congregation. 

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Tribute to Virginia G. Neely

Posted on Sep 14, 2018

Welcoming and ushering in the “new” in Baptist life is a centerpiece of the legacy of Virginia Neely, who died August 30, 2018 at the age of 90. For 52 years Virginia served alongside her husband, Alliance founder Alan Neely, teaching, writing, editing and collaborating in a ministry that has brought lasting renewal not only to Baptists, but also to the larger church.

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Remembering Millard Eiland

Posted on Aug 10, 2018

by Paula Clayton Dempsey 

Among the good that Millard Eiland did while on his passage through this world was his role in visioning and enabling the work and ministry of the Alliance of Baptists. With gratitude for his life, his courage, his vulnerability, the Alliance mourns the death of Millard, and we share our sorrow with Millard's partner/spouse, David Taylor; his daughters and his faith family at Alliance congregational partner Covenant Church in Houston, Texas.

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The Fingerprints of Queer Eye

Posted on Aug 10, 2018

"How did you get connected with them?" That's the question I've been asked repeatedly since our church posted a video of the Queer Eye Netflix series cast thanking our congregation for hosting them for a week recently. 

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