Message from Rev. Brent Miller, Pastor at GraceCrossing Community Church in Phoenixville.  (Adoption Ministry) Pastors Brent and Megen Miller of GraceCrossing in Phoenixville (ABCOPAD Partners in Ministry for Adoption and Orphan Care) are inviting all ABCOPAD churches to take part in the 2012 50 Churches-50 Children Program.  Every November, during National Adoption Month, Bethany Christian Services and the Mid-Atlantic Orphan Care Coalaition sponsor this program.  The goal is to fine 50 churches willing to pray for 50 orphans during the month. Over the past few years, many ABCOPAD churches have participated in this simple way of helping children find families. 
  Every participating church will receive pictures of four children to pray for during the month of November.  Churches can place the pictures in bulletins, on projection screens, or otherwise display them in a manner ro raise awareness of their need for a home.  During the month, in worship services, in small groups, or in other settings, churches then pray fof God to help the kids find their forever families.  It is a simple program, but through the power of prayer, it has the power to move mountains and find these children families. 
Last year's program has, so far, resulted in 19 children finding their forever families.
  If you are interested in participating, you can sign up at  Just click on 'Our Campaign' and follow the directions.  For more information, you can contact Brent and Megen at or


Latest Regional News

2012 ABCOPAD Fall Grants:   Grant applications are currently being received by Regional Pastors.  Grant requests must be submitted by November 1st.  Details and applications are available on-line. 

2012 Pittsburgh Baptist Association Fall Gathering:  The PBA held its annual Clergy and Spouse Appreciation Banquet and Continuing Education Event at the Peters Creek Baptist Church on September 21 - 22 featuring Dr. Tony Campolo.
Ordination Celebration For Rev. Beverly Frank:  The Emanuel Baptist Church held an ordination service for Rev. Beverly Frank.  The service included a message from retired ABCOPAD Southwest Area Minister Rev. Dr. David Skinner and Pastor Beverly's family.
West Waynesburg Jesus Distributors (WWJD) dedicates their New Building:  As a regional family we have been focusing on the need for churches to discover their 'Church Unique'--the unique vision that God has for them in their ministry to the community where the LORD has placed them. In West Waynesburg, Pastors Jim and Cathie Carpenter have a clear sense of where God is leading them, and they are rejoicing in yet another sign of God's Guidance!
North Country Baptist Youth Ministries Teen Camp and Junior Camp:  Judy Husted sent in pictures from summer camps that took place at His Thousand Hills in Wellsboro, PA.  Check out the pictures from Teen Camp and Junior Camp.
Diana Shutt  (ABWOPAD President) 

The AB Women's Ministries of Pa/De ABWMOPAD website has been refreshed with Fall 2012 information.  Please share this with the women of your church. 

Upcoming Activities:

  • There are still a few days left to register for Women's Day.  Transportation will be available to & from Women's Day and the Biennial.  See the website for a registration form.
  • Mission trip spots to Cordova, Alaska are available for the November 28 and April 21 trips.
  • Flyers are available for 2013 Conference and 2013 Houseparty. 

 See the website for more info.

Upcoming Events Added To The Calendar
Please Remember, there are many events on our calendar.
 Events occurring this month and additional events can be found on our home page, in the News and Upcoming Events Section


God Bless.  Mark