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 WELCOME to the American Baptist Churches of the South, (ABCOTS), and our Website.  ABCOTS is a Maryland non-profit corporation associated as a covenanting Regional organization with the American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. We are elated and pleased to have you view us at this time.  See us in Missions, Evangelism and Denominational Work, supporting the local congregations serving the District of Columbia and 15 states throughout the southern United States. Join us in reaching the world for Christ believing and perpetuating His identity, His message and His ministry! 

 

47th Annual Session Online Registration is now OPEN

ABCOTS ANNUAL SESSION
EARLY BIRD

REGISTRATION INFO


ABCOTS Women's Ministries
http://www.abwministries.org
It's that time of year again! Our annual "Shine the Light" award honors exemplary women/ women's groups from local American Baptist churches for how they shine Christ's light in the world. Is there a woman or a women's group that you would like to see recognized? Read the criteria and submit nominations before January 31, 2017.

See Me As I Am,” a virtual mission encounter for women, will explore interfaith dialogue and the understanding of our call by God to transform our communities through our relationships with one another. Each night’s conference call will have two special guests, one Baptist and one Muslim. Special guests will dialogue with one another on the evening’s topic, then conference call participants will have the opportunity to join in the dialogue. Monday: Taalibah Hassan and Rev. Carol McVetty; Tuesday: Dr. Safiya Saaman and Rev. Dr. Suzanne Kershaw; Wednesday: Marcia Street and Manira A. El Bearny; Thursday: Rev. Elizabeth Congdon and Rafiya Syeed.



Calendar of Giving
 
American Baptists have always been a people of mission; mission is in our DNA.
Our United Mission (UM) contributions give concrete expression to this impulse and help us to be the hands and feet of Christ – from the local congregation to all parts of the world.
It is through UM, our one family offering, that each giver is able to participate in the total ministry of our American Baptist family.

Message from the ABCOTS President



Greetings on behalf of the American Baptist Churches of the South (ABCOTS). We are a Region of the American Baptist Churches, USA, and we serve a unique and creative witness in the South, speaking to the need for increased unity, acceptance and trust among all people.Our purpose is to join God in mission in the world, as we bear witness to God's redemptive love, call people and nations to discipleship, and participate in God's action of liberation and reconciliation. We affirm that mission is the work of God. It springs from God's initiative, is guided by God's spirit, and is accomplished through God's power. As president of ABCOTS, I invite you to explore our website, here you can learn ways to support our ministry and mission. Also, if you desire to locate specific churches in the Region you will find them on the website.

Lacey Speight Alford