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310th Annual Gathering May 6, 2017

310th Annual Gathering May 6, 2017

The 310th Annual Meeting of the Philadelphia Baptist Association is fast approaching.  We will gather on Saturday, May 6, 2017 from 8:15 am to 2:00 pm at the St. Paul’s Baptist Church (100 Wallace St., Philadelphia, PA 19123.)  The Rev. Dr. Leslie Callahan is our host Pastor.

This is a special invitation to you and your church to join us for a special occasion as we celebrate three hundred and ten years as an Association!  We will have a time of fellowship, brief business discussion, greeting new members, informative workshops, inspiring worship and a fellowship luncheon.  As a highlight of the day we will join together for a ceremony of reaffirmation of the Baptist Principle of Association followed by Communion, which will be served by members of the PBA Board of Directors.

This year’s plenary session and workshops focus on the persistent problem of poverty in our metro-area and the church’s response to it.  During the plenary session we will hear from our distinguished panelists: Rev. Dr. W. Wilson Goode, Sr., President & CEO of Amachi, Inc. and former mayor of Philadelphia; State Senator Vincent Hughes; and Ms. Eva Gladstein, Deputy Managing Director of Health and Human Services for the City of Philadelphia.  The primary preacher of the day is Professor of Constructive Theology at Palmer Theological Seminary, the Rev. Dr. Loida Martello-Otero.

Other highlights of the day include welcoming new pastors as well as a new congregation to the Region.  During our worship time we will be led in praise by the inspirational music from Mr. Perry Brisbon, a nationally and internationally acclaimed operatic tenor.

See here for the registration form and to download the poster.   Registration cost is $15.00 per person.  The deadline for registrations is May 1, 2017.

We look forward to greeting you at the Annual Meeting on Saturday, May 6th.