Midweek Message

LABC Update – July 21, 2022

Jim Hopkins

July 20, 2022

Good Afternoon Evergreen Family,


The General Secretary Search Committee has put out the announcement below. The short version is that the Search Committee is seeking feedback from people in the different regions to get insight as they begin the process of helping us select our next General Secretary. There is one Zoom call that is specifically for our region, one Zoom call for the Region of Puerto Rico and any Spanish speakers, and two general Zoom calls which you can participate in. These meetings are scheduled to last one hour. I’ve attached the full list of the calls with the links so you can access for yourself, but immediately below I’ve listed these four meetings and the Zoom Meeting IDs and passcodes.


Meeting Date & Time

Region or Caucus

Meeting ID

Meeting Passcode

Tuesday, July 26th, 3pm Pacific

Evergreen, CPC, SW, LA, HI

856 0492 0856


Friday, July 29th, 3pm Pacific

Open to All

885 4994 7913


Thursday, August 4th, 9am Pacific

Puerto Rico & Spanish Speakers

860 3564 4079


Thursday, August 4th, 4pm Pacific

Open to All

846 9299 4528



Please, if you can participate, do so! The General Secretary is the person we ask to speak for us in ecumenical and interfaith bodies, their office organizes and shapes the Biennials, and is the person who exercises executive and prophetic initiative for effective mission outreach for our denomination. It is a key role for our denomination, and your voice matters in helping shape the consideration of the search committee.


If you have any questions, please contact Rev. Paul Schneider at the church office (253-859-2226) or by email at paul@ea-abc.org.


General Secretary Search Committee Announces Upcoming Focus Group Sessions

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 7/20/22)—The Search Committee for the next General Secretary of American Baptist Churches USA seeks input from American Baptists across the United States and Puerto Rico. American Baptists are invited to participate in a focus group with a member of the Search Committee. View the full message from the Search Committee below.

The Search Committee for the next General Secretary of American Baptist Churches USA seeks your input!

In late July and early August, the Search Committee will be holding a number of Zoom focus groups scheduled by region, and would like to invite all American Baptists who feel called to participate in a focus group and to have a voice in the selection of the denomination’s next General Secretary.

Please join us via Zoom at one of the scheduled focus group times to share your thoughts as we seek the next General Secretary of American Baptist Churches USA.  (NOTE: If possible, join a call with others from your American Baptist region. All times listed are Eastern Time Zone.)

Each Zoom focus group will be hosted by a member of the Search Committee and should last for approximately one hour. Several general questions will be asked about the role and the necessary attributes of the next General Secretary.

Thank you in advance for your participation in this important task on behalf of our denomination.

The General Secretary Search Committee
American Baptist Churches USA

American Baptist Churches USA is one of the most diverse Christian denominations today, with approximately 5,000 congregations comprised of 1.3 million members, across the United States and Puerto Rico, all engaged in God’s mission around the world.


Rev. Paul Schneider (he/him/his), Office Administrator

Evergreen Association of American Baptist Churches



P.O. Box 1044
Kent WA 98035-1044
P: 253-859-2226

C: 510-529-8912

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