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Prayer Concerns:
  • Churches in Transition: Gibbon Baptist Church
  • Prayer for all those dealing with illness, natural disasters, violence, injustice, and terror around the world.
  • Pray for our churches as they begin to return to meeting in their buildings.
  • Pray for former pastor of FBC North Platte, both Tom and Linda Wiles have health concerns.
  • Pray for an openness in our churches, communities and beyond to honestly discuss the issues of racism in our nation.
  • Pray of the continued proclamation that Jesus is Lord!!

And the Grants just keep on comin'...TIME SENSATIVE APPLY THIS WEEK

Applications for the Stabilization Grant will be accepted through Friday, July 10 at NOON. Click here for more information:
Applications for the Response & Recovery Grant close at 11:59 pm tomorrow, Wednesday, July 8.
Applications for the Healthy Places Grant for Child Care Providers & Centers of Worship will be accepted through Sunday, July 12.

Palmer Grants Available from the American Baptist Foundation

   Theme: "COVID Recovery through Christian Discipleship & Witness"

   "I will show you my faith by what I do" -James 2:18 (NIV)

Through this Palmer Grant Cycle, ABF and ABHMS will be looking to fund projects for applications that bridge common divides in this nation as they address challenges. Projects that bring together people who are economically, culturally and/or generationally diverse will get highest consideration. ABHMS will be looking for collaborations that help us “see” one another better and celebrate that everyone is made in the image of God. The following are four areas in which applicants can submit new or existing projects:
  • Regaining Stability through Collaboration
  • Renewing Hope through Collaboration
  • Repairing Broken Relationships
  • Resiliency for Times of Crisis       

To learn more and apply for the grant visit:


2020 Summer Camp Connect

Please consider financially supporting MMCCC by joining the 2300 team, by donating the usual camping costs your church would provide in a summer, or by providing other ongoing or one time gifts. You can also contribute to our Building Bridges to the Future cabin remodel. For more information visit:

Learn more and register at

College Student Connection

As students return to college campuses all across the region this fall we want to support and encourage them by helping to connect them to local ABC churches near our college campuses. If you are or know a college student heading to school in Nebraska this summer or fall please let us know by sharing your contact information (name, email, cell) with Associate Exec Greg Mamula at and he can help connect the students to the area churches. Below are some major colleges (from west to east) in Nebraska with nearby ABC churches.
  • Chadron State College--FBC Chadron
  • Western Nebraska Community College--FBC Scottsbluff
  • Mid Plains Community College--FBC North Platte
  • University of Nebraska, Kearney--FBC Kearney and 2four2 College Ministry
  • Hastings College--FBC Hastings
  • Southeast Community College--FBC Beatrice and FBC Fairbury
  • Northeast Community College--FBC Norfolk
  • Wayne State College--FBC Wayne and FBC Norfolk
  • All Lincoln area colleges and universities: University of Nebraska, Union College, Bryan College, Southeast Community College, Nebraska Wesleyan University
    • FBC Lincoln, Second Baptist Lincoln, and Belmont Baptist Church
  • Midland University--FBC Fremont and United Faith Community Church Valley
  • All Omaha area colleges and Universities: University of Nebraska, Omaha; Creighton University, Bellevue University, College of St. Mary's, Clarkson College, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Metropolitan Community College
    • FBC Omaha, Sunset Hills Baptist Church, Benson Baptist Church, King Solomon Missionary Baptist Church, Miracle Hills Community Church, New Life Baptist Church, Judson Baptist Church

Not every college or church is listed. If you are going to a Nebraska College or University and would like connected to a nearby American Baptist Church please contact Greg.

Table Life Book Available for Pre-Order

Table Life: An Invitation to Everyday Discipleship by Greg Mamula is now available for pre-order at all your favorite online retailers. Table life was originally part of Greg's DMin project in partnership with Sunset Hills Baptist Church. The book will be available in print on October 15. To learn more visit:

Here is a description from the publisher Judson Press:
"This new book presents a uniquely holistic approach to table fellowship as a spiritual discipline. Many table fellowship resources begin and end at the table, and many spiritual discipline resources limit the theological significance of the table to the Eucharist, led by clergy. Table Life is an intentional and interactive process of reflection and action, meals and mission, listening and storytelling, scripture and perspective, communion and neighboring. These disciplines connect the individual with Christ, the local church, their neighborhood, and their community contexts. Discover how participating in the spiritual disciplines of eating together, listening, storytelling, scripture reading, and communion in the context of a community you begin to be shaped into people who recognize and celebrate the presence of Christ in every aspect of life."
American Baptist Churches USA Survey Assesses  
Impact of COVID-19

A survey regarding the impact of the global pandemic was sent to all of the American Baptist regions via each region's executive minister in May. On behalf of local churches, the person most knowledgeable was asked to complete the survey. Originally requested by the members of the National Executive Council and Regional Executive Ministers Council, the survey of American Baptist congregations was aimed at assessing the impact of COVID-19.

A total of 414 congregations responded to the survey. A summary of the quantitative results is shown below. The survey results summary looks at the overall impact of COVID-19, the impact of COVID-19 on worship and ministry, future outlook related to COVID-19, and areas impacted by the virus.

Read the summary here.

New Discoveries and Learnings Document, Resources Available

In recent months, the American Baptist Churches USA Office of the General Secretary has shared many resources related to the COVID-19 pandemic on the website at  
Most recently, a Discoveries and Learnings from the Global Pandemic document was shared, as well as a Discussion Guide for reopening church buildings (available in English and Spanish) and resources from an organization-sponsored webinar held by Church Mutual Insurance on Reopening Safely.  
Additional helpful resources have also been added, covering a variety of topics. We invite you to visit this resource page at
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