ABW October Update

The Lizzie Lewis Circle meets the first Thursday of each month in Fellowship Hall. Come and join and find out what ABW is all about. They are also collecting used postage stamps. The container is on the counter in the church office.

ABW News

Sat. Oct. 5th ABW Fall Rally at Breckenridge Baptist Church.

Registration is at 9:30 a.m. Program starts at 10:00 a.m. and concludes with lunch. The Rally Mission Project is towels, washcloths, pillows, twin bedding and blankets. All items must be new and light colors and will be donated to the Pine Haven Homeless Shelter.

We also are continuing to collect used postage stamps for a project. They can be left in the container on the counter in the church office.

The Lizzie Lewis Circle meets the first Thursday of every month at 1:00 p.m. All ladies are welcome.

ABW Fall Rally

Saturday, October 5th – Registration is at 9:30 – Program begins at 10:00 and concludes with lunch at noon at Breckenridge Baptist Church in Bolt. The program will be on the Pinehaven Homeless Shelter. Guest speakers are Chessie Collins from Crab Orchard Baptist and Virginia Peele the RCCAA Coordinator. Rally Mission Project is towels, washcloths, pillows, twin bedding and blankets. All items must be new and light colors.

ABW Mission Project

We continue to collect used postage stamps for a mission project.

Our MOP (Mission Outreach Project) 2019 Project will be buying rice for the House of Blessing students and their families in Thailand. The rice program was developed by the staff after they noticed the students were frequently absent or arriving exhausted. The teachers discovered that the kids were spending their evenings in the Night Market begging for money to help their parents provide food for their families. Although the parents are working, they struggle to provide for the basic needs of the family. The rice program provides rice if the parents promise not to make their children beg at night. The teachers then noticed a significant difference in the children coming to school more rested and eager to learn. The program has been successful, but unfortunately, the House of Blessing is having a difficult time funding the program. Our MOP goal of $6,000 will provide 16 House of Blessing families enough rice for the entire year! Please pray for each one of this ministry, the people they serve and the missionaries. If you would like to make a donation and have a women’s ministry program in place, please go through your regular channel of giving. If not, you are encouraged to donate individually.

ABW Ministries is Going on the Road

The ladies of the ABW Ministries invite all ladies to join them for a lunch outing on June 13th to the Fruits of Labor Café in Rainelle. Sign up outside church office. Transportation will be provided. The church van will be leaving at 11 am. We are looking forward to a great meal and a great time of fellowship. Contact Janice Wood for further details.

News from the Lizzie Lewis Circle is that they are having a salad luncheon on Thursday, June 6th at 1:00 p.m. Please bring your favorite salad fixin’s to add to the greens and lettuce which will be provided.

ABW Spring Rally at Beckley First Baptist

The ABW Spring Rally is scheduled for Saturday, April 6th. Registration is at 9:30 am with the program starting at 10:00 am and concluding with lunch.

The theme of the day is “Create In Me A Clean Heart.” The mission project for that day they are asking you to bring is a small bottle of laundry detergent which will be distributed to four participating churches with most of it going to Helping Hands and Neighbors on Wheels. A great program is being planned and it should be an exciting morning. Please plan on joining the ladies.

ABW February Update

The Lizzie Lewis Circle meets the first Thursday of each month at 1:00 pm here at the church. They are an active group of ladies who carry on the mission of the American Baptist Women by being involved in various mission projects through the ABW Ministries as well as mission projects right here in Beckley.  They are also involved in a project of collecting used postage stamps. So save your used postage stamps and leave them in the church office in the container on the counter.

Join these ladies on the first Thursday of the month at 1:00 p.m. and see what all the fun is about.

ABW January Update

The Lizzie Lewis Circle meets the first Thursday of each month at 1:00 here at the church.  They are an active group of ladies who carry on the mission of the American Baptist Women by being involved in various mission projects through the ABW Ministries as well as mission projects right here in Beckley.

They are also involved in a project of collecting used postage stamps. So save your used postage stamps and leave them in the church office in the container on the counter.

Join these ladies on the first Thursday of the month at 1:00 p.m.  and see what all the fun is about.

ABW November Update

by Janice Wood, ABWM President

On September 30, 2018, the ABW Ministries Executive Board, along with several ladies representing the Joy Circle and the Lizzie Lewis Circle, met at the First Baptist Church. The meeting was to consider disbanding the Joy Circle with the ladies joining the Lizzie Lewis Circle.  The vote was unanimous.  Every lady at First Baptist Church is invited to come join the Lizzie Lewis Circle.  As we join together into one circle, we believe we can be encouraged by one another to further God’s kingdom.

The ABW Mission Statement:

In commitment to Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and to the mission of the church, through the enabling of the Holy Spirit, American Baptist Women’s Ministries provides opportunities for each women to:

  • Become and develop as God’s person,
  • Build God’s faith community; and
  • Serve God’s world.

ABW October Update

Patty Richmond will be taking over the ABW used stamp collection project which Norma Gunter previously handled.  So save your used postage stamps and leave them in the church office in the container on the counter.

The ABW Fall Rally was held in September at Crab Orchard Baptist Church.  The focus of the rally will be hunger in Raleigh County.  The offering collected that day was divided among the four active churches for their food programs.  It was a great program and a fun time was had by all.

Please pray for the ABW Ministries program here at FBC as we strive to meet the needs of our women and seek new direction for our program.