• "...to bring good news to the poor... proclaim release to the captives... let the oppressed go free..."
  • (Luke 4:18-19)
  • EVENTS:

    Women and Girls Conference

     


    Let the Walls Fall Down

    Women and Girls Conference
    July 22-24, 2022
    Virtual and in King of Prussia, PA
     

    Join us for our Women and AB GIRLS Conference in July 2022! Our conference will be held virtually and in-person at American Baptist Women's Ministries' headquarters in King of Prussia, PA. We hope you'll join us as we tear down and climb over walls that keep the body of Christ divided, numbs our fellowship, and narrow our understanding of neighbor, friend, and family.


    Schedule
    The schedule is listed in Eastern Daylight Time and is subject to change.
     
    Friday, July 22, 2022
    11:00 AM – Registration Opens
                          Onsite prayer room opens
    1:00 PM – Welcome, Bible Study, and Workshops
    5:30 PM – Dinner
    6:45 PM – Evening Plenary, Reception, and Community Service Project
     
    Saturday, July 23, 2022
    7:30 AM – Morning Devotions
    9:00 AM – Worship, Bible Study, and Workshops
                        Onsite prayer room opens
    12:00 PM – Lunch
    1:30 PM – Annual Meeting
    3:30 PM – President's Tea for Region/State Presidents
    3:30 PM –  Free Time and Dinner on your own
    6:30 PM – Ice Cream Social
    7:30 PM – Evening Plenary
    8:30 PM – Community Service Project and Alumnae Gathering
     
    Sunday, July 24, 2022
    7:30 AM – Morning Devotions
    9:00 AM – Leader Meeting for CEOs, pastors, and executives
                        Onsite prayer room opens
    10:15 AM – Praise and Worship
     

    Registration
    Registration will open in January 2022.

    Virtual Attendees – If you're unable to join onsite, we hope you'll be able to join our conference virtually (No registration limit).
     
    In-Person Attendees – To guarantee the safety of guests and staff, American Baptist Women's Ministries has limited registration to the first 70 registrants (first come, first serve basis).  By registering as an in-person attendee, you will agree to the ABWM's safety guidelines to ensure the safety of all attendees:
    • Masks will be required throughout the conference
    • Attendees agree to assess their health prior to attending the event. If you are not feeling well or have been in close contact in the last 14 days with someone diagnosed with COVID-19, please stay at home and attend virtually.
    • On the day of your arrival, you will be required to answer a few health screening questions (including having your temperature checked daily) and provide proof of vaccination.
    By registering, you understand you could be exposed to and/or contract to COVID-19, despite American Baptist Women's Ministries' efforts to minimize the spread of COVID-19. By attending the conference, you and any guests voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19 and agree not to hold the American Baptist Women's Ministries and its related event organizers liable for any illness or injury. 

    COVID-19 Cancellation Policy – American Baptist Women's Ministries follows the CDC and our county guidelines for COVID-19. If COVID-19 makes it impossible to gather in-person safely, our event will be converted to an online-only conference. ABWM recommends purchasing trip insurance on your travel arrangements.
     
    Cancellation Policy – Refunds forfeit a $50 processing fee. Refunds will be issued at the discretion of American Baptist Women's Ministries. Written cancellation notice must be received by July 1, 2022. No refund notification requests will be honored after July 2, 2022. Written cancellation notice may be emailed to info@abwomensministries.org.



    Scholarships
    American Baptist Women's Ministries has limited scholarships for girls, young adult women, and women to attend the Women and Girls Conference. Scholarships will only be used towards the program registration fee. Applications are due on April 1, 2022. Click here to apply.
     
    Support a girl, young adult women, or women to attend by giving to American Baptist Women's Ministries. Your donation will allow women and girls to experience an American Baptist Women's Ministries conference, build a stronger relationship with God, and learn how to break the walls down. Give now!




    Special Guests
    Friday Evening Plenary Session Preacher: Rev. Dr. Shannon Daley-Harris
    The Rev. Dr. Shannon Daley-Harris has served the Children's Defense Fund (CDF) for more than thirty years. While serving as CDF's Director of Religious Affairs, she created the National Observance of Children's Sabbaths in 1992 and launched CDF's Proctor Institute for Child Advocacy Ministry in 1995. Since 1998, Shannon has served as CDF's Senior Religious Advisor, directing CDF's Proctor Institute for Child Advocacy Ministry, authoring the multifaith National Observance of Children's Sabbaths resources, leading spiritual retreats, collaborating with Marian Wright Edelman on various projects, and advising on aspects of CDF's partnership with the faith community. Shannon's dozens of publications include Hope for Our Future: Answering God's Call to Justice for Our Children, Holding Children in Prayer: An Advent Devotional, and Welcome the Child:  A Child Advocacy Guide for Churches (with Kathleen A. Guy). She edited Thus Far on the Way: Toward a Theology of Child Advocacy by the Rev. Dr. Eileen W. Lindner. Shannon was a contributor to Let Your Light Shine: Mobilizing for Justice with Children and Youth; God's Transforming Justice: A Lectionary Commentary; Feasting on the Gospels; and other books. Shannon earned her B.A. from Brown University, magna cum laude, her Master of Divinity from Wesley Theological Seminary, summa cum laude, and her Doctor of Ministry at Drew University with a dissertation "Sustaining Sisterhood: The Power of Spiritual Retreats for Women Leaders in the Children's Movement." She is ordained as a minister of Word and Sacrament in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). 
     
     
    Saturday Evening Plenary Session Preacher: Rev. Marsha Scipio
    Born in Trinidad & Tobago and raised in Brooklyn, NY, Rev. Marsha Scipio is the Director of Baptist World Aid for the Baptist World Alliance, where she has the privilege of impacting the lives of the world's most vulnerable populations. She also serves as an Associate Minister at the historic Berean Baptist Church in Brooklyn, NY, under the leadership of Rev. Dr. Arlee Griffin, Jr.  A Youth Pastor, Rev. Marsha is passionate about teaching and preaching God's Word. She is the Convener of Women Who Minister, a conference to empower women to serve in the ministry and marketplace. Rev. Marsha has served as the Associate General Secretary for Missional Initiatives and Partnerships for American Baptist Churches USA and the Board of American Baptist Churches of Metropolitan, NY. She has studied and engaged in ministry in Liberia, South Africa, India, Israel and Palestine territories, Haiti, Puerto Rico, and Myanmar. The former Executive Director of the Berean Community & Family Life Center, Rev. Marsha has a demonstrated commitment to public service and social justice, having spent twenty-plus years in non-profit management and youth development. Rev. Marsha earned her M. Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary. She is an alumna of Georgetown University Law Center (JD), New York University (MA in Psychology), and Yale University (BA in Psychology & African-American Studies). She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, and eating good food! Quoting her favorite poet, Maya Angelou, she says, "I wouldn't take nothing for my journey now!" Gratefully adding, "God's got this!"
     
      
    Sunday Morning Worship Preacher: Rev. Dr. Bernadette Glover
    As a dynamic preacher of deep conviction, Rev Dr. Bernadette Glover is considered a "gem" in the Gospel Ministry. Dr. Glover is the Senior Pastor of St. Paul Baptist Church, Montclair, New Jersey. Prior to assuming the role of Senior Pastor, Dr. Glover was Associate Professor of Preaching and Worship at the New Brunswick Theological Seminary. She also served as Executive Pastor at The Cathedral International Church, Perth Amboy, New Jersey. Dr. Glover holds a Doctor of Ministry Degree from United Theological Seminary, where she studied as a Jeremiah Wright, Molefi Asante, Cornel West Fellow, an honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters from Eastern University, graduate of Eastern University, Palmer Theological Seminary, and has earned a Certificate in Spiritual Formation from the Grace Institute.
         In addition to preaching and teaching, Dr. Glover also takes delight in creating both prose and music. Whispers Overheard, one of her published pieces, has been adapted into a play of the same title. A selection of her compositions has been published under the title Grateful Praise.
         Dr. Glover is not only a God-directed Pastor: she is gifted as a discerning and articulate interpreter of church and social issues. She has mobilized the faith community as she champions justice for all as evidenced in "Operation Just Hope" and "Village Talk." She is passionate about ministry. Convinced and committed to the Gospel's transforming power, this third-generation minister's motto is: "I am in the business of putting myself out of business." To God be the Glory!
     


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