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ABWM-PNW

 

Pacific Northwest American Baptist Women's Ministries (PNW- ABWM) represents the women from the American Baptist Churches in Washington and Idaho. We are affiliated with and promote the work of the American Baptist Women's Ministries of the U.S.A.


American Baptist Women’s Ministries

has a long heritage of being on the forefront of mission and ministry with women and girls worldwide. From our very roots to today, AB Women’s Ministries 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. Isaiah 61:1-3, quoted again by Jesus in Luke 4:18-19, provides us inspiration to bring good news to the oppressed, bind up the brokenhearted, proclaim liberty and release…to provide for those who mourn and give them a garland instead of ashes, a mantle of praise instead of a faint spirit. American Baptist Women’s Ministries—empowering women and girls to live into the fullness of who they are created by God to be. 

 

Upcoming Event

AMERICAN BAPTIST WOMEN OF THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST EVENT  NOVEMBER 26-28, 2021


Camp Bethel's new lodge is available to us for a quilting/sewing retreat Friday through Sunday, November 26-28.  That is two nights and four meals, brunch and dinner, for the affordable cost of $85.00.   


This event is a great opportunity to visit and sew at our own Baptist camp.  No meal preps, no stairs. and a large room to spread out.  New to quilting?  This is a fun way to begin.  EASY kits will be provided or bring your own project(s).


Camp requirements upon arrival are to show either a negative covid test or proof of vaccination. 


Contact Event Coordinator, Judy Gage, for additional details at

judy.designs@hotmail.com.   

 

ABWM- PNW

Bylaws & Standing Rules

The Bylaws Committee has been working for the past year to update the documents.  The primary changes are needed because PNW/ABWM no longer has 'Areas' (FWA, NPS, IS, WIMA) and to also correct typographical and grammatical errors.  Lorna Flannery, Jo Seylmes, Gail Aita, and I have gone over both documents; however, we still may have missed needed changes.

The revised Bylaws & Standing Rules will be voted on at the Virtual Conference on October 2nd.  Please take time to read them.  Each line is numbered, so if you need clarification, or want to suggest a change, please send me the document name, and the number that is to the left, (i.e., Standing Rules Line 109, or Bylaws Line 97, etc.) and I will update, if needed.

Please don't pick the documents apart; if something isn't clear, please contact me at edandnadine@msn.com.  If you want to talk to me, email me your phone number and I'll call you.  I do not answer numbers if I don't know who is calling.  There will not be time during the Virtual Conference to review the either document line-by-line.

Nadine Glass - Secretary

edandnadine@msn.com

 

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Virtual Gathering

VIRTUAL GATHERING

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2021

9:00 AM TO NOON


Due to the Covid-19 situation and the fire near Yakima, the conference committee decided to RESCHEDULE WOMEN’S CONFERENCE TO APRIL 29,30, MAY 1ST, 2022.  This was a difficult choice and from the feedbacks so far, the correct one to make.  The hotel in Yakima has been wonderful in working with us and has not raised its pricing. Please pray that we will be able to have conference next year.

In lieu of this, we would love to have all of you participate and join our gathering for the entire time or any parts of the program. We will hear from Rev. Dr. Christine Smith, ABWM National President, sharing about ABWM and the new initiative for the coming year and from our region president, Gail Aita on the work of ABWM-PNW.  

We hope to connect and hear about what you, your women’s groups and churches have been doing in the time of Covid and an opportunity to showcase any items you completed or are working on that you were going to bring to conference for the silent auction, during the open sharing time. Wear a hat – let’s see how many different hats we have and share with us any creative masks that you may have made or found during the Ice Breaker activity.

There will be a time for worship: sharing of encouraging messages and music. We will have a communion together, so have your communion elements ready. Bring your prayer requests – we will be having a time of prayer for all of us at the end. We include the program for your review.


Please register by email us, your name and email address to Gail and/or Tina, by September 25th. The meeting link will be sent to you by September 30th.


Any questions about the event or if you need help with Zoom connection/ setup, please contact:

Gail Aita: 253-813-5399 or gailrosemary@gmail.com

Tina Po: tina.po2001@gmail.com.


Hope to see all of you this October 2nd.

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Update from the Board Meeting:

At the August meeting, the Board discussed and agreed to an addition of a new position: Coordinator of Events. Now that the North Puget Sound Area Board and Far West Area Board voted to merge into one with the Region, Coordinator of Events will take the responsibilities of the Area Boards to organize and coordinate meetings and rallies to maintain relationships among the women groups from the churches in the respective areas, and continue to promote the works of the ABWM of Pacific Northwest. Please reach out to any one of our officers if you are interested in filling the position.

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