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A Heritage of Service

A Heritage of Service

Faith-based organizations make up much of the foundation for today’s social support systems. Many of those organizations were created by immigrants — those who, with a fresh perspective, recognized community needs. At American Baptist Homes and Caring Ministries, many of our members have roots in that same rich history of service.

One example is Bethesda on Turkey Creek, which was founded in Connecticut in 1924 by the First Hungarian Baptist Church. The retirement community was eventually moved to Florida where it remains today, but the dedication to providing professional, loving care has thrived since the beginning. Today, Bethesda on Turkey Creek meets more extensive needs with its assisted living and memory care facilities.

Sunset Home, Inc., a retirement community and nursing center in Concordia, Kansas, saw its beginnings in discussions at the Kansas Swedish Baptist Convention in 1904. Sunset Home, Inc. remains dedicated to its mission to provide shelter for and support the needs of older adults.

The heritage of service for faith-based organizations, and the varied people who founded them, continues to define the work they do today. ABHCM is proud to stand with these beacons of excellence and compassion.

Peace and blessings,
Bill Painter
ABHCM Board President

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