American Baptist Women’s Ministries

Isaiah 61:1
The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners…

American Baptist Women’s Ministries (ABWM) has a long heritage of being on the forefront of mission and ministry with women and girls worldwide. From its founding in 1951 through today, ABWM has addressed critical issues such as sex trafficking, poverty, equal voice, safety and security, access to water and other natural resources, leadership development, and, of course, spreading the good news of Jesus Christ!

Empowering Women

ABWM empowers women and girls to live into the fullness of who they are created by God to be. In commitment to Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, to the mission of the Church, and through the enabling of the Holy Spirit, ABWM provides opportunities for each woman to become and develop as God’s person, build God’s faith community, and serve God’s world.

The 2015-2017 ministry focus “See…” gives us the opportunity to spend this time exploring how we are seen by God, how we see God, and how we are called to see the world through God’s eyes.

Areas of Ministry

ABWM areas of ministry include:

  • Supporting American Baptist Missionaries – Three are International Missionaries and three are Home Missionaries.
  • White Cross – Each year, we roll bandages for use overseas, purchase items needed by Neighborhood Centers in the U.S., and provide financial donations.
  • Love Gift – This money is extra funding for United Mission, the basic funding source for American Baptist Mission work. We have a Love Gift Sunday every February and collect this offering at each of our ABWM meetings.
  • Prayer Shawl Ministry – Prayer shawls are knitted or crocheted, then blessed by the members of this ministry and distributed to persons who are facing some kind of crisis.
  • Support of local missions and organizations – Our support comes through monetary gifts and collections of needed supplies.
  • Providing food and help – We assist with bereavement meals when asked by the Family Care Committee.
  • Receptions – We offer service for serving receptions for a fee for weddings, anniversaries, or birthdays.

The FBC ABWM meets on the 2nd Monday of the following months from 1:30-3:30pm in Barker Hall (Sept., Oct., Nov., Mar., Apr., and May) for our monthly program.

Please contact the church office or simply stop in for one of our meetings to learn more!