Samuel Stillman Association

An Association of The American Baptist Churches of Massachusetts


Welcome to the American Baptist Churches of the Samuel Stillman Association, one of eight geographic associations in The American Baptist Churches in Massachusetts.



Samuel Stillman Association Fall Gathering

Co-hosted by:

First Baptist Church of Bedford and The Message Church

155 Concord Rd.

Bedford, MA 01730

October 21, 2017

Theme:  Building God's Church's Together

Registration: 1:30 -—2:00 PM

Business: 2:00—3:00 PM

Workshops: 3:00—4:00 PM

Worship: 4:00—5:00 PM

Fellowship and Meal: 5:00 PM

Guest Preacher:  Rev. Laura Harris-Adam from
West Acton Baptist Church

Workshop:  Understanding , Connecting with Millennials
                     led by Rev. Mary Miller
This workshop will highlight the generation traits, values, and needs of Millennials (ages 18-35) in order to understand and engage this emerging generation of leaders.

Workshop:  A Case Study of First Baptist Church, Worcester
                     led by Dr. Tom Grisso
In recent years, the First Baptist Church of Worcester underwent a planned spiritual, organizational, pastoral, staffing, and financial initiative to revitalize the church and its ministry.  This case study examines why and how this initiative unfolded and where it is today.


Prayer Requests

  • Las Vegas (shootings), those affected by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, those affected by wildfires on the west coast, and those affected by earthquakes
  • Area Resource Coordinator, Rev. Charles Hightower
  • Executive Committee
  • Pastors applying for standing
  • Churches that are struggling financially
  • Churches conducting pastoral searches:  Beth Eden Baptist Church in Waltham, First Baptist Church of Weston, Trinity Baptist Church in Arlington, Union Baptist Church in Cambridge
  • Stillman AB Women's Ministries
  • Stillman churches and their ministries
  • Stillman youth ministry
  • TABCOM staff and lected officers