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Board Retreat in Long Branch, N J


Members of the board of ABW Ministries of NJ. Left to right, Rev. Dr. Anne Laporte, Rev. April Van Ness, Malinda Medell, Rosa Siera, Shirley Miller, Beth Frantz, Gail Gillespie, Patricia Foltz, Jean Kellogg, Bette Savage.

Members of the board of ABW Ministries of New Jersey held a spiritual retreat at Stella Maris, in Long Branch, N J in October 2010. Pictured above are some members of ABWNJ Board of Managers, Executive Committee-2010-2011.

DEGENRING SCHOLARSHIP

The Degenring Scholarship is named after Anna Degenring and is intented to support women through their undergraduate seminary degree.  The recepients must be a member in good standing at an American Baptist Church in NJ,  be at least a sophmore, and provide proof of eligibility to apply for the scholarship.

Past recepients include: The Rev. Bernedett Glover-Williams, Rev. Dee Dee Turlington, and The Rev. April Van Ness.  Also remember that the amount we award is dependant upon the amount of contributions sent to our treasurer.  Contributions may be sent at anytime to our state treasurer earmarked as Degenring Scholarship Fund.  To receive information, please contact the Degenring Coordinator through this website.

Since our conference when we had no candidates, we have given two awards. The first is to Suleima Rosario, a recent graduate of seminary but now going to nursing school in preparation to becoming a medical missionary.   The second is to Melissa Doyle-Waid, a seminarian in need of financial support for her internship with the regional office.   Keep those gifts coming in—there are many women we can help. 

Please pray that God will let you know your part in giving.  It is never to early to send in candidate names for scholarships!

We lost our wonderful Degenring Scholarship Chairwoman, Rev. Marion Phillips on Nov. 22nd, 2008. President Gail is currently working on establishing a new committee to handle this important work. Keep your gifts coming in. In today’s economy, support of women going into training for God’s work is even more important.

Some familiar faces meet at Lebanon

Left to right: Gail Gillespie, Jean Kellogg, Liz Congdon, Bette Savage, Rosa Sierra, Dee Dee Turlington, Diane Hawthorne, Hazel Hawthorne and Beulah Willard

IMPORTANT RECORDS   If you are a former state officer or even Association officer and have official records such as minutes, By-Laws, financial records, Degenring recipient lists, etc. we request you also notify our President or your Association President and make arrangements to get them to us.   Hopefully, we will secure a place to archive them at our ABCNJ Headquarters in Hamilton Square.   Now is your chance to get rid of things. Please review them to make sure they are worthwhile—we don’t want to just assume your clutter.