ABW Ministries at FBC

Our ladies are continuing their two mission projects even though they are not meeting. They are collecting used postage stamps for one project. There is a container on the counter in the church office for these. The other project involves collecting quarters for Weirton Christian Center for their Quarters for Grades program. This program helps the Weirton Christian Center award their children for good grades which motivates the children to keep on the right track. These donations can be dropped off at the church office.

ABW Update

Our ladies are continuing their two mission projects even though they are not meeting. They are collecting used postage stamps for one project. There is a container on the counter in the church office for these. The other project involves collecting quarters for Weirton Christian Center for their Quarters for Grades program. This program helps the Weirton Christian Center award their children for good grades which motivates the children to keep on the right track. These donations can be dropped off at the church office.

A Message from the Executive Director of ABW Ministries

As we approach the Advent Season, let us continue to count on God, prepare inwardly, and share actions of grace and generosity. Let us stay united in ABWM’s mission, vision, purpose, and core values. Our ministries are adaptive and relevant, allowing us to sustain our core programming and proactively and reactively initiate new programming. Generous donors like you have supported our mission and ministry. You recognized that we urgently and thoughtfully address issues that weaken our communities and disproportionately render women and girls despair. May the peace of God be within you!

Rev. Dr. Gina Jacobs-Strain
Executive Director, ABW Ministries

Lizzie Lewis Circle is Still at Work!

Even though our Lizzie Lewis Circle is not currently meeting, we are continuing to work on our mission projects and thank you for your help.

We are collecting used postage stamps for one mission project. There is a container in the church office on the counter where you can leave them. We are also involved in a great program at Weirton Christian Center where we collect quarters for a program called “Quarters for Grades” at the Weirton Christian Center. These quarters are sent to them on a regular basis where they are used as incentives for the children who come there to get good grades. What a way to help a child’s education.

ABW: Receiving and Offering Gifts

American Baptist Women’s Ministries is Christian women receiving and offering gifts in response to our commitment to God. The world and the church need women strong in the Lord, responding to one another and to the needs we see around us. Today, that is the ministry to which God calls us.

Our ladies here at FBC are continuing to support their mission projects even though they are not meeting through the Quarters for Grades program at Weirton Christian Center as well as collecting used postage stamps where they turn into support for various mission projects. As an ABW woman, which all ladies are, we strive to help in any way we can to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ to our home mission projects as well as our international projects. We may be small right now, but we are mighty when we band together.

ABW Ministries at FBC

Even though our Lizzie Lewis Circle is not currently meeting, we are continuing to work on our mission projects and thank you for your help.

We are collecting used postage stamps for one mission project. There is a container in the church office on the counter where you can leave them. We are also involved in a great program at Weirton Christian Center where we collect quarters for a program called “Quarters for Grades” at the Weirton Christian Center. These quarters are sent to them on a regular basis where they are used as incentives for the children who come there to get good grades. What a way to help a child’s education.

Join American Baptist Women’s Ministries on Sunday, September 19, 2021, at 6:00 PM EDT, as we celebrate 70 years of ministry with an online celebration! Our keynote speaker will be the Rev. Dr. Pamela Durso, president of Central Baptist Theological Seminary. We hope you’ll join us for this free celebration! This is a virtual celebration and pre-registration is necessary. Contact the church office for further details and registration info

Join us September 18-19 at Parchment Valley for our Spiritual Growth Retreat. Early registration is from 7:00-9:00 p.m. on Friday and on Saturday at 8:30 a.m. The program starts at 9 a.m. This year’s theme is “We Are Family.” Registration forms for this event are in the church office. The deadline is September 1st but walk-ins will be welcome although a meal cannot be guaranteed.

ABW is Hard at Work

Even though our ABW ladies have not been meeting in person, they are still hard at work. They have two projects ongoing. The first is our Quarters for Grades project for Weirton Christian Center and the second is our used postage stamp mission project. These projects have been part of the ABW for quite a few years. There is a box on the counter in the office for your used postage stamps. Donations for the Quarters for Grades project can be turned into the church office. The ladies are anxious to get back to meeting in person for their monthly meetings and helping with the ABW projects.

ABW is Always Willing to Help

Our ABW women are always ready and willing to help in whatever way is needed by the church and its congregation. We have several mission projects ongoing even though we are not currently meeting. They include our Quarters for Grades project at the Weirton Christian Center plus our used postage stamp project. Quarters (or dollars) for the children at Weirton Christian Center can be dropped off at the church office Monday through Friday from 9:00 until noon. There is a container for your used postage stamps on the counter in the office. We are anxiously waiting for the time when we can all get together again.

We invite you to join us for Women and GIRLS’ Day, June 12, 2021, 1-3:30 pm EDT, for fellowship and the chance to bless American Baptist Nursing Homes! This is a virtual meeting.

Participants will break out into small groups to create bookmarks, a small packet of useful items, a beaded bracelet, a greeting card puzzle, and a greeting card for American Baptist nursing homes. Special guests include Rev. Aracelis Vásquez Haye (keynote speaker) and Lauren Thomas-Moyett (music leader). We will also announce our 2021-2023 Ministry Focus.

Go to www.abwomensministries.org/womensday today and register!

Get Ready for Women’s Day!

Let the Walls Fall Down
Women’s Day 2021
Saturday, June 12, 2021
1:00-3:30 PM EDT

Get ready for Women’s Day! Come and gather with women and girls for worship and fellowship.

American Baptist Women’s Ministries (ABWM) is hosting our first Women and Girls’ Virtual Weekend on June 11-12, 2021. On Friday, June 11, 2021, at 8:00 PM EDT, ABWM hosts our first virtual Gala. We will begin with worship, our keynote speaker will be Rev. Dr. Cheryl Dudley, Regional Executive Minister of the American Baptist Churches of Metropolitan New York. Plan now to put on your dancing shoes and best disco swag as we celebrate the disco era in fellowship, music, and dance.

On Saturday, June 12, 2021, at 1:00 PM EDT, our biennial Women’s Day program will be held. Women and girls from across the country and Puerto Rico will gather via Zoom for Women’s Day. Our theme is “Let the Walls Fall Down/Derribando Las Barreras,” based on Ephesians 2:14 NIV. Special guests include Rev. Aracelis Vásquez Haye (keynote speaker), Linnita Hosten (keynote speaker for AB GIRLS), and Lauren Thomas-Moyett (music leader). When you register please sign up for community service.

Register today!
Click here to register. Registration fee is $50; $65 after May 1, 2021

More closer to home – our ladies are still collecting stamps for their mission project. They can be left in the church office. We are also continuing our Quarters for Weirton project. These quarters are given to the children in exchange for their good grades. This money can be given to Debbie Vanaman with the designation Quarters for Weirton.

ABW Events

Register now for
Women’s Day

Let the Walls Fall Down
Derribando Las Barreras

Saturday, June 12, 2021
1:00 PM – 4:30 PM EDT

American Baptist Women’s Ministries (ABWM) is hosting our first Women and Girls’ Virtual Weekend on June 11-12, 2021. On Friday, June 11, 2021, at 8:00 PM EDT, ABWM hosts our first virtual Gala.

On Saturday, June 12, 2021, at 1:00 PM EDT, our biennial Women’s Day program will be held. Women and girls from across the country and Puerto Rico will gather via Zoom for Women’s Day. Our theme is “Let the Walls Fall Down/Derribando Las Barreras,” based on Ephesians 2:14 NIV.

Register Now for Women’s Day! Registration fee is $50; $65 after May 1, 2021.