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

    Happy 70th Birthday
    American Baptist Women's Ministries!


    As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another -- Proverbs 27:17 NIV

     

    On June 11, 2021, American Baptist Women’s Ministries (ABWM) will celebrate 70 years of ministry. ABWM has inspired women to lead, addressed issues of economic and gender equity, and persisted in ministries amidst changing times and changing needs. ABWM journeys with women in career choices, leadership development, and changing economic and social conditions while simultaneously advancing kingdom building.


    American Baptist Women's Ministries became a national organization 1951, with the formation of the National Council of American Baptist women. But women's ministries in our denomination began long before 1951. For well over a century, women have been strong partners in the American Baptist family-raising money for missions at home and abroad, sending missionaries, and ministering in local churches and communities.

    Through the years, women have shaped their ministries to meet emerging needs. The Woman's Baptist Society, organized in 1871 (the forerunner of the Woman's American Baptist Foreign Mission Society), focused on women in other lands. The Women's American Baptist Home Mission Society, formed in 1909, centered on evangelism in the United States. The World Wide Guild was established in 1915 to train, inspire, and empower girls for Christian ministry and leadership; it became a program of Educational Ministries. In 1992, AB Women's Ministries affirmed and accepted all responsibility for the girls' ministry and organized it as AB GIRLS.


    American Baptist Women’s Ministries invites you to celebrate with us all year long! 
    • Share stories of women who have sharpened you! 
    • Participate in an exercise-a-thon throughout 2021
    • Worship with your church on AB Women’s Sunday (September 19)
    • Celebrate with us for a virtual birthday party on Sunday, September 19, 2021
    "I remember/honor..." on Mother's Day
    American Baptist Women’s Ministries is preparing a special edition of Leader’s Reader in early May featuring “I remember Mama” or whoever you remember and “I honor someone,” any woman who has sharpened you. We want to hear your story about the woman who inspired you, encouraged you, challenged you, pushed you out of your comfort zone, and/or helped you grow as a woman of God. 
         Who would you like to remember or honor by making a special gift to American Baptist Women’s Ministries’ 70th birthday as we celebrate Mother’s Day? Your gift of $70 will honor one woman and her story (up to 100 characters) in the special edition of Leader’s Reader.
         The deadline for submission of your stories about women who you wish to honor is May 1. This special edition of Leader’s Reader will be published the week before Mother’s Day. To submit a submission, click here. 
     

    Scripture Cake Challenge - Get out Your Bibles!
    American Baptist Women’s Ministries will be turning 70 years old this year! A celebration is not a celebration without a cake! American Baptist Women’s Ministries invites you to join the celebration and participate in a Scripture Cake Challenge through June 12.
         Find the women in your lives (grandmothers, mothers, daughters, or even a friend!), and determine the ingredients for making your cake right from the Bible! When your work is done, critique your findings: looks, taste, and family reaction.
    Click here for the Scripture Cake Recipe.


    Past Celebrations: 
    • Celebrated, honored, and reflected on the many contributions African American women have made during Black History month
    • ABWM honored 31 outstanding women and their contributions in history during Women's History Month in March.
    • We hosted "Iron Sharpens Iron" Table Talks on Monday's during Women's History Month. AB women leaders, partners, and friends shared their "iron Sharpens Iron" moments.


    Gift American Baptist Women's Ministries with a $70 birthday donation for 70 memorable years of ministry with women and girls!
    Honor the past by supporting the present and ensuring the future! Send your tax-deductible gift by check payable to American Baptist Women's Ministries, marked as "birthday gift", 1075 First Ave STE C-210, King of Prussia, PA 19406, or  click here to give online.



    Share the story of a loved one or a woman who helped sharpen you, by giving your gift of $70 or more in their honor or memory. Stories (up to 100 characters) will be included in Leader’s Reader throughout 2021. 


    ABWM Logo Face Masks – Limited Quantity 
    Support our 70th anniversary, with a face mask! Limited quantity. Order today! 

    Masks are one size (adult), 100% polyester.

    Click here to order. 

    1075 First Ave STE C-210 · King of Prussia, PA · 19406
    (610) 768-2288 · info@abwomensministries.org