Grace has a very active women’s ministry and we would like for you to be a part of it. Learn more about us below and check out our activities on the online calendar under the Events tab above. Hope to see you soon!
Visit the region and national American Baptist Women’s Ministries web sites below:
GRR-ABWM website here. ABWM website here.
Check out the ABW-GRR newsletter at the links below:
Spring Ripples 2017 here.
Learn about our White Cross ministry here.
Operation Christmas Child
Thanks for all of your support for Operation Christmas Child in 2016! ABWM will again be collecting items for Operation Christmas Child boxes throughout 2017. We anticipate more than doubling the number of boxes that we delivered in 2016. Each month from now into October we will again be collecting the following targeted items. Please remember that these are Christmas gifts and should be new items and should be small enough that several will fit in a box. There will be a box labeled “Christmas Child” in the narthex for your donations:
January – Hats (including ball caps), gloves and scarves
February – Accessories like jewelry, hair clips and bows, sun glasses, watches, etc.
March – Quality crafts like whistles to make, jewelry, hats to knit, etc.
April – Stuffed animals (although at the moment we do not need stuffed animals)
May – Hygiene items like brushes, combs, tooth brushes, tooth paste, soap, wash cloths and drinking bottles
June – toys (no war-related toys)
July – clothing items like t-shirts, flip flops, socks, pillow-case dresses, etc.
August – school supplies like pencils, pens, crayons, pencil sharpeners, erasers and pads of paper
September – games (Etch-a-sketch, brain teasers, slinky, cards, rubix cubes for example) and puzzles
October – age specific items like fishing gear and tools for boys, jewelry and reusable feminine hygiene items for girls, rubber bands and hard candy. There will be a packing party during October but boxes can be packed up until collection week in November.
November – $7 donations to sponsor the boxes that we fill and letters and photos of the donors at church to include in the boxes. November is collection month.
December – Most important, pray for the boxes and the children that receive them.
Please remember that the items that you donate must fit into a shoe box and that we cannot include chocolate or any liquids (this includes nail polish and makeup and bubble liquid).
THANKS for supporting children around the world!