American Baptist Women's Ministry
American Baptist Women's Ministries is Christ-centered ministry with a commitment to encourage and empower women and girls to serve God.
All women are invited to participate in ABW. Each woman is encouraged to participate according to her own needs, interests and gifts.
See below for more details.
General Meetings are held the first Wednesdays in September, November, March, April and May.
We meet at 1:00pm in Fellowship Hall for dessert followed by a program presented by a group member or a guest speaker. We also meet for workdays and hold various special events throughout the year.
Alice Finday Circle is a mission project and Bible study group. We meet on the third Thursday of each month at 9:30am at either the church or a Circle member's home.
Otillie Pechous Circle is a mission project and Bible study group. We meet on the third Tuesday of each month at 1:00 pm in the church lounge for dessert followed by the lesson. Projects include a special offering each month for a different mission project.
ABW Summer Coffees are held twice each year during the summer months. We gather for coffee, rolls and conversation and make plans for the upcoming year.
ABW participates in several Nebraska Regional, National and International events and missions.
- Through the Nebraska Region, Second Baptist ABW participates in the Women's Conference held each June and the Women's Retreat held each each October. Both of these events are held at Moses Merrill Camp and Conference Center in Linwood, Nebraska.
- Nationally, ABW conducts a number of camps, conferences, missions and other learning opportunities. For more information go to: http://www.abwministries.org/
- Twice each year we gather for a work day for a mission project, such as rolling bandages for White Cross. White Cross provides for direct and tangible participation in the Compassionate Care ministry of the North American Baptist Conference in Cameroon. Donations of bandages and other hospital supplies are sent through White Cross to Douala, Cameroon where they are sorted and distributed among six mission hospitals, health centers and clinics.
To learn more about White Cross go to :http://nabonmission.org/white-cross/
- Some of our ABW members also participate in Church Women United. This is a national organization of Protestant, Roman Catholic, Orthodox and other Christian women. Since 1941, women of the Church Women United Movements have held a vision of Christian Unity and prayerful action. In Lincoln, meetings are held at various churches throughout the city and there are state-wide conferences and assemblies. For more information about CWU, go to: http://www.churchwomen.org/