• "...to bring good news to the poor... proclaim release to the captives... let the oppressed go free..."
  • (Luke 4:18-19)

    2018 National Gathering for Girls

    Transitions: Fully Exploring and Engaging in God’s Love
    Isaiah 11:1-9

    2018 National Gathering for GIrls

    July 19-22, 2018
    (begins with dinner on Thursday and ends with morning worship on Sunday)

    Judson University
    Elgin, Illinois

    The national leadership team of AB GIRLS has been busy planning a summer event for girls who have completed 6th grade through seniors in high school. The team has chosen a theme that complements the women’s event, “Transitions: Fully Exploring and Engaging in God’s Love.”

    Girls and women will join for worship and interactive experiences throughout the weekend. In addition, girls will have time together (just girls!) for fun, Bible study, and worship. The national leadership team of AB GIRLS has planned games, conversations, and activities that will help girls make new friends, grow closer to God through Jesus Christ, and gain new ideas and inspiration for daily life that they can take back home with them!

    Check out the concurrent event for women! FEEL:  Fully Exploring and Engaging in God’s Love,” a national conference event for women of all ages features Bible studies and worship that will explore the love that God has shown for you through Christ Jesus.

    Worried about mobility on campus? Golf cart rentals are available through Fairway Golf Carts at (847) 516-5464. You are responsible for contacting Fairway Golf Carts and making your own arrangements. Pricing depends on size and type of cart desired. Fairway will drop off and pick up carts at Judson University. Be sure to call early to secure your golf cart!

    Sponsor a Tribute in the Program Book
    You or your group may include an "In Honor of" or "In Memory of" someone dear to you that will be included in the FEEL events program book. Click here for more information. Deadline for memorials and honors is May 1, 2018.

    You choose: Stay on campus or stay in a nearby hotel!
    AB Women’s Ministries strongly recommends that groups with girls choose dorm housing! We will make every effort to have all the girls room together in one part of the dorm, so they can have even more opportunities to make friends.

    AB GIRLS Groups: If you’re coming as a group, please choose the Campus Package.

    Women’s Conference Participants: If you are coming to the women’s conference and bringing a girl with you to attend Gathering, you need to be housed in the same place as she is. We encourage you to choose the Campus Package. However, if you prefer the hotel, please include the girl attending with you in your hotel arrangements. We cannot have unaccompanied girls staying in the dorm.

    American Baptist Women's Ministries has three packages available based on your housing preference (each package includes your program registration fee):
    Campus Package
    $310 if postmarked before May 1; $335 after May 1
    • Housing in Lindner Tower, a recently renovated, air-conditioned dorm. Rooms include a pillow. blanket, set of sheets and a set of towels. Each room is equipped with a private bathroom. Lounges and kitchens on each floor make it a comfortable place to gather in the evenings with friends new and old!
    • The Campus Package includes program fee, housing, and all meals (Thursday dinner; Friday and Saturday breakfast, lunch, and dinner; Sunday breakfast).
    • This is the most cost-effective option!
    Hotel Package

    $185 if postmarked before May 1; $210 after May 1
    • Receive Judson University special rates at hotels adjacent to campus! Click here for a list of hotels. You are responsible for making and paying your own hotel reservations.
      • Please note that the Country Inn and Suites, Holiday Inn, and Courtyard by Marriott has a complimentary shuttle service to the campus. Hampton Inn also has complimentary shuttle service available to campus with 24 hour advance notice.
      • Please note that the Country Inn and Suites and Hampton Inn include a complimentary hot breakfast; the Holiday Inn and Courtyard Marriott have restaurants on site. 
    • Hotel Package includes program fee, and five meals. (Thursday dinner, Friday and Saturday lunch and dinner). Breakfast is on your own. Hotel expense is yours.
    Commuter Package
    $145 if postmarked before May 1; $170 after May 1
    • Live within commuting distance of campus? Register for our Commuter Package! Because the purpose of the event is to build relationships, our commuter package includes the full event rather than single days—be a part of the community for the weekend!
    • Rate includes program fee and two meals: lunch on Friday, lunch on Saturday. Breakfast and dinner is on your own.

    Register by June 25, 2018!

    Register online & pay by credit card: Click here to register and pay online using your credit card.

    Register by mail & pay by check/credit card: Click here to download and print the registration form. Send your completed registration form and credit card information or a check payable to AB Women's Ministries to: AB Women's Ministries, PO Box 851, Valley Forge, PA 19482

    Cancellation Policy:  Refunds forfeit a $50 processing fee. Refunds will be issued at the discretion of AB Women’s Ministries. Written cancellation notice must be received by July 1, 2018. No refund notification requests will be honored after July 2nd. Written notice of cancellation may be emailed to info@abwministries.org, or mailed to AB Women’s Ministries, P.O. Box 851, Valley Forge, PA 19482-0851.

    Transportation to Judson University
    1151 N. State St
    Elgin, IL 60123.
    Judson University is about 40 miles northwest of Chicago, just off Interstate 90 and State Route 31. O'Hare International Airport is an approximate 30-minute drive from campus, and the city of Elgin has three train depots (Big Timber, Chicago Street and National Street) for easy access to Union Station in Chicago.
    From the O’Hare International Airport –  O'Hare International Airport is an approximate 30-minute drive from campus. For a direct commute to the campus, schedule a shuttle pickup with  Go Airport Express or plan to take a taxi-- there are taxi stands at the lower level curb front (outside of Baggage Claim) at each terminal at the airport.  For other ways of transportation from O’Hare International Airport, please visit their website.

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    Po Box 851 · Valley Forge, PA · 19482-0851
    (610) 768-2288 · info@abwministries.org