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60 Days of Prayer

Posted on March 28, 2015 9:41 am in Uncategorized

The ABC/VNH’s 60 Days of Prayer is in full swing. Have you downloaded your Prayer Booklet yet? Have you had time to reflect on the wonderful daily messages and inspiring photos?

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On our Facebook page we’re posting the reflections daily, with a link to the Prayer Booklet. If you haven’t yet “liked” our Region’s Facebook page, please do so and join in.

Wishing you much peace, love and goodwill during these next weeks as we prepare to come together for the Annual Gathering on May 1st in Rutland, Vermont.

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Inspiration at Our Doorstep: Loon Mountain Ministries

Posted on March 26, 2015 3:24 pm in Inspiration, Mission, Uncategorized

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Just about a year ago, we were busy filming and editing a series of four videos shot around the Region.

Today we’re posting Loon Mountain Ministries video. Be inspired by the energy of their pastor, Marcus Corey and learn more about how they are reaching out to people in need of God’s love.

Loon Mountain Ministries

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April 2015 Newsletter, God Stuff Happenings, and Calendars

Posted on March 23, 2015 8:00 am in Newsletter

April 2015 Newsletter (Word .doc file)
April 2015 Newsletter (pdf file)
April 2015 God Stuff Happenings (Word .doc file)
April 2015 God Stuff Happenings (pdf file)
April 2015 Calendars of Events (Word .doc file)
April 2015 Calendars of Events (pdf file)

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Clergy Care Survey–Ends today

Posted on March 11, 2015 10:28 am in News

Have you responded to this short, 3-question clergy care survey? Your responses are anonymous and we greatly appreciate your time in helping us better pinpoint your needs.

TODAY is the last day of the survey. Please complete now and thank you in advance for helping us better know your needs. Thank you!

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March Newsletter, God Stuff Happenings, Calendars

Posted on March 10, 2015 3:28 pm in Newsletter

March 2015 Newsletter (Word .doc version)
March 2015 Newsletter (pdf version)
March 2015 God Stuff Happenings (Word .doc version)
March 2015 God Stuff Happenings (pdf version)
March 2015 Calendars of Events (Word .doc version)
March 2015 Calendars of Events (pdf version)

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60 Days of Prayer

Posted on March 9, 2015 1:31 pm in Inspiration, Mission, News, Upcoming Events

Have you been following along on the ABC/VNH Facebook page’s 60 Days of Prayer? We’re excited to see all the new likes and sharing of the daily posts.

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Photo by Rebekah Hamblett, copyright 2015

The 60 Days of Prayer will continue until April 30th.

Feel free to download a copy of the 60 Days of Prayer Booklet to read during your quiet time. We look forward to seeing how the Spirit moves throughout our Region as we prepare to come together for our Annual Gathering in Rutland, May 1st and 2nd.

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Inspiration for the week: What Rights Your Soul?

Posted on March 4, 2015 9:17 am in Inspiration, Weekly Blog

Don’t miss out on this week’s inspirational message from Rev. David Doyle: What Rights Your Soul? 

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Quick Clergy Survey–Please Respond!

Posted on February 25, 2015 2:20 pm in Mission, News

We at the ABC/VNH Regional office want to serve our pastors well.

Would you please take this short, 3-question clergy care survey? Your responses are anonymous and we greatly appreciate your time in helping us better pinpoint your needs.

Thank you! raised-hands

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New Pastors Around the Region

Posted on February 22, 2015 10:26 am in New Pastors, News

There are several new pastors around the Region and we hope to feature each one here on the Region’s website and say WELCOME and thank them for the energy and love that they pour into God’s work.

Patti and Jon Stratton

Patti and Jon Stratton

Patti and Jon Stratton come to ABCV/NH after 20 years of ministry in Maine. Pastoral ministry is a second career for both. Jon was a Music Teacher prior to graduating for Eastern Baptist Theological (now Palmer) Seminary in 1994. Patti is a Registered Nurse and graduated from Bangor Theological Seminary in 2013.

Accepting the call to co-pastor First Baptist Church of Rutland is their first official call together. They arrived in Rutland in July and began the ministry on August 1. Patti and Jon are taking time, getting to know their congregation and new city.

Patti says, “This church has so much potential! We are excited to be here and to see what God has planned for us personally as a family and as a faith community. Our meeting house is in a great location, it’s big and has so much space to offer for ministry and community gatherings. We are happy to be a part of the” new thing” God is doing.”

Jon and Patti have 4 children, two grown and on their own and two still at home. Tim is almost 18 and a Senior at Rutland High School. Andy is 16 and a sophomore at RHS.  They are settling in nicely and becoming involved in much that Rutland has to offer.

Please join us in saying ‘welcome’ to the Stratton family and prayer for their ministry in Rutland.

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