For over 40 years, American Baptists have celebrated our vocational servants and their families through the
Retired Ministers and Missionaries Offering (RMMO). This long-standing tradition, established in 1977,
supports ministers, missionaries and their widowed spouses who have devoted 15 or more years of their
lives to service in ABCUSA.
This year’s theme, Extending Our Hands to Our Neighbors, illustrates the importance of supporting and
honoring one another and remembering that we are stronger together, which is central to the Christian
faith. Philippians 2:3-4 states, “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value
others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.”
In 2017, American Baptist Churches received $1,024,706 in generous giving to RMMO that helped to provide
3,457 “Thank You” checks. This is a tangible expression of our faith and character as we collectively embody
being “the hands and feet of Christ.” The national ABC-USA goal for the 2018 RMMO Campaign is
In 2017 First Baptist gave generously. During the month of December we will again receive the RMMO
offering. May God bless you with a
joyous Christmas season and a prosperous New Year!