Support ABCRGR Today
Our ABCRGR Circle of Friends embraces our congregations and clergy with support by regular funding of our regional ministries. Members of our Circle of Friends become part of one the circles below as they choose their level of annual giving. We give daily thanks for our Circle of Friends!
Support ABCRGR Tomorrow
Support our Region churches and our mission and ministry in the years to come by pledging to our Abundant Blessings Fund! These funds will help provide support and care to our clergy and lay leaders, emergency funds to our churches, scholarships for seminarians and continuing education, and more. Your pledge today ensures our future! Give to the Abundant Blessings Fund for the Region to use as most needed, or designate your gifts to other funds listed below.
Circle of Faith (Donors $0 to $100 per year)
The Friends in our Circle of Faith express their faith in the work of the region and the benefits of an association of churches through annual giving of $0 through $100 dollars.
Circle of Hope (Donors $101 to $250 per year)
The Friends in our Circle of Hope allow us to make our regional ministries more robust as our congregations and clergy move through our transitional time in society.
Circle of Promise (Donors over $250)
The Friends in our Circle of Promise create energy and movement towards a future of expanded support and resources as we seek to be Christ’s disciples together.
You may use the online Gift page as a guest. However, by setting up a free account, you can review your giving, download statements, and use the other resources available on the page.
You may also give by sending a check!
Please make the check out to ABCRGR with "COF" or "Friends" in the memo line.
Mail it to ABCRGR, 1230 Long Pond Rd., Rochester, NY 14626.
Thank you, Friend! You have helped us expand our tents for ministry!
Abundant Blessings Fund
The Abundant Blessings Fund supports the entire mission and ministry of ABC Rochester/Genesee Region.
Equipping Leadership Fund
This fund provides funding for leadership development opportunities in churches and supports advocacy training and engagement in justice issues.
Emerging Ministries Fund
Support new faith communities and discipleship endeavors, and support congregations in developing new outreach ministries.
Mutual Assistance Fund
This fund assists churches in upgrading their accessibility and technology, as well as addressing emergency physical plant issues.
The Heidi Fuller Fund/Carol Gomez Fund
The Heidi Fuller fund provides scholarships for lay ministry education, sabbatical support, and workshops and conferences. The Carol Gomez Fund provides scholarships to African-American women enrolled in the M.Div. program at Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School. Click here for more information.
Make your pledge by clicking here!
You may also email or call the region office to receive a print pledge card to fill out and mail in.
GIVING TIME AND TALENT
You may also contribute to ABCRGR through gifts of time and talent.
If you would like to be involved as a volunteer, please contact our region office at email@example.com or by calling (585) 216-1231.
We can help connect you where your gift of time and skill will have the most impact.
By being involved as a member of our executive board, Creation collaborative, finance and investment committee, or other ongoing or one-time volunteer groups, you are helping make ministry happen!
Give To United Mission
Through the act of giving, you are helping support the American Baptist Church in mission and ministry as well as embracing our congregations and clergy. Your assistance is appreciated to help with the growth and success of our congregations.
United Mission contributions provide the largest portion of support and are the very foundation for all American Baptist Mission. They are distributed on a percentage basis according to the covenant agreement between Region organizations, International Ministries, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS), Ministers & Missionaries Benefit Board (MMBB), American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA, Office of the General Secretary), and career development centers.
GIVING TO ABCUSA
As part of the American Baptist Churches USA family, there are many ways in which we can support one another in mission and ministry.
Churches giving to United Mission are requested to send their UM dollars directly to ABCUSA, P.O Box 851, Valley Forge, PA 19482-0851.
Need help understanding the United Mission terminology? Click here.
Looking for the current United Mission Giving Form for churches? Click here.
Confused by the form? See our detailed Instructions.
Remember: ABC Rochester/Genesee Region is not a "receiving" region. Churches need to send their United Mission giving directly to ABCUSA using the form at the above link.
Your gifts to the America for Christ Offering impact thousands – through ministries with marginalized children, mission trips that transform lives torn asunder by hurricanes, resources that cultivate Christian leaders, chaplains who bring comfort to hospitals and nursing homes, and much more.
Let us not become weary in doing good! Learn more.
One Great Hour of Sharing is administered by the World Relief Committee of the Board of General Ministries of American Baptist Churches USA. The committee facilitates American Baptist emergency relief disaster rehabilitation, refugee work and development assistance.
Every September and October, congregations come together for a time of awareness, advocacy and action for global mission. Churches across the country celebrate and support the ministries that God is using to transform the world.
This is the World Mission Offering.
The Retired Ministers and Missionaries Offering is a long-standing tradition established in 1977 which supports ministers, missionaries and their widowed spouses who have devoted 15 or more years of their lives to service in ABCUSA.
In addition to the four annual offerings, American Baptists are encouraged to support United Mission
American Baptists have always been a people of mission; mission is in our DNA. Our United Mission (UM) contributions give concrete expression to this impulse and help us to be the hands and feet of Christ – from the local congregation to all parts of the world. It is through UM, our one family offering, that each giver is able to participate in the total ministry of our American Baptist family.