This year’s theme “Grace Upon Grace” is inspired by John 1:16-17, which reads: “From his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace.  The law indeed was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ” [NRSVue].  AFC 2023 marks year one of a multi-year exploration of grace as the impetus for charitable support of ABHMS’ transformational mission.

God’s grace is expansive.  Filled with abundant references to grace as God’s light, the scriptures reflect a brilliant spectrum of rich hues that manifest God’s favor, blessing, and kindness.  As we transition to a post-pandemic world, we acknowledge that this light has shown upon us.  We have emerged from the past few tumultuous years of isolation, deprivation, and loss, perhaps scarred and bowed but determined to continue pressing forward, thanks be to God.

God’s work is never done.  Faithful American Baptists continue to share God’s love, proclaim good news, and express Christian compassion and grace in manifold ways.  ABHMS distributes your generous gifts throughout the year to numerous American Baptist mission partners who are responding to God’s call in different ways.  

American Baptists—buoyed by God’s grace—are confronting a myriad of challenges they are finding in their local communities.  Your generous financial support of AFC 2023 will empower American Baptists to continue extending grace upon grace to others in ways that exceed their limited capacity.

Through support from AFC 2023, creative responses to diverse needs, helping ministries, and faithful service will continue to heal and transform communities, congregations, and individuals across the United States and Puerto Rico.

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