Coronavirus Update (March 2021)

Notes from ABWM NJ President Sue Groves

Update March 21, 2021

“Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstance; for this is God’s will for you in Christ
Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (NIV)

As we continue to go through the COVID 19 Pandemic the 2021 Annual Conference held in Harvey will
be cancelled again this year. This is done to protect the health and safety of our members. Please pray
that this time next year this will be a different message and we will meet face to face to praise and thank
our Lord.

Please continue to care for and pray for our ABWNJ and National ABWM. ABWM groups up and down
NJ are doing their best to serve God in their own churches and communities through different ministries
and service works. May we all be in prayer together on Monday evenings 7pm with Joanne Strauss ,
ABWM Eastern Geographical Coordinator. Each in our own words , each in our own way let us pray as
Christian women together while apart.

National ABWM has many events being held virtually. They can be found on the website, take a few minutes each week to check out what is happening in ABWM.
There are weekly programs, monthly events, prayer times, webinars, and more. Women’s Day 2021 is
being planned virtually June 12th as well as the celebration of ABWM’s 70th Birthday.

1 Peter 3:8 “Finally, all of you be of one mind, having compassion for one another; love as
brother(sisters), be tenderhearted, be courteous.”

Peace be with you, Sue Groves President ABWM NJ

Update April 29, 2020

Dear ABWM Women of NJ,

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the cancellation of the 2020 ABWM Annual Conference at Harvey Cedars Bible Conference Center due to the coronavirus pandemic. We have reserved the Conference Center for May 20-22, 2021. We look forward to seeing you there safe and healthy.

As we continue to follow the guidelines of the experts and leaders, please be in prayer for the victims of COVID 19, our churches, our communities, our country and others around the globe.

May the Lord be with each of you, your families, friends, co-workers, neighbors, those in your care, those in your hearts, and those known and unknown who are affected by this crisis in varied ways.

Yours in Christ,

Sue Groves, ABWM NJ President
ABWM NJ Executive Board

A Morning Prayer for All

Dear Lord, Thank you for blessing us with what we need. Replace our stress with Your peace and contentment. We want to please You in everything we do, send us Your guidance, Your strength, and Your stamina. In Jesus name, Amen.

Update April 10, 2020

Hello all from ABWM President, Sue Groves

Lord, you have blessed us with so many gifts and now you have given us a whole new vocabulary. Starting with coronavirus and COVID 19, social distancing, self-quarantine, and flattening the curve. When did we ever think we would be putting TP on our grocery list every day and never finding it anywhere? How about searching for extra hand sanitizers in all our old purses and travel bags. Did you ever wonder how many ventilators your local hospital had in their storerooms before? Have you ever said or heard said “stay safe” so many times before? More importantly are we glued to our tv’s, cell phones and computers when we should be picking up our Bibles and our devotional books?

Let’s all take time each and day to spend a few moments in silent prayer to thank God for the gifts he has given us, for His son Jesus Christ, and the promise of salvation through Him. Spend time with family and friends on the phone or the net or from an approved social distance. We will make it through this time stronger than ever.

The Annual ABWM Conference at Harvey Cedars Bible Conference Center is
scheduled for May 28 -May 30. The theme is “3R’s Relax , Rejoice, Renew”. The ABWMNJ Executive Board is planning a great conference again this year. Registration forms are available on the ABWMNJ website or from Pastor April or myself. Deadline to register is May 8, 2020. What a welcome it will be after the rough times of COVID 19 to be with friends old and new down at Harvey Cedars.

“In the world you have tribulation: but be of good cheer, I have over come the world.” John 16:33(NKJV)

Thanks — Sue

Update March 03, 2020

Due to the cancellation of the Spring  Rally /Love Gift Luncheon 2020, ABWM NJ annual business meeting will be conducted at the Annual Conference May 28-30 at Harvey Cedars Bible Conference Center. At this time we are still expecting to hold the conference in May. However as the coronavirus pandemic continues we will make adjustments as necessary. Please pray for the health and safety of all our ABWM Women and our church congregations through out the state and country. Let us not forget the people in our communities and around this country who will suffer the most from the loss of work or schooling, social isolation, and stress. Prayers of course are needed by those who are ill and those who are taking care of them. Stay well and keep in touch with your families, friends and neighbors as much as possible.

Thanks — Sue