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

    Women's Day 2017

    Women’s Day 2017
    Friday, June 30, 2017

    9:00 am - 3:30 pm

    Oregon Convention Center
    777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97232

    (Immediately preceding the 2017 ABCUSA Biennial Mission Summit)

    Come to Women’s Day and…
    …celebrate how you feel God at work in you and through you!
    …deepen your feelings of compassion for others who Christ calls you to serve!
    feel your faith deepen on your journey with Christ!

    Special Guests
    Speaker/Bible Study Leader: Rev. Dr. Marie Onwubuariri
    The Reverend Dr. Marie Onwubuariri serves as the Regional Executive Minister of the American Baptist Churches of Wisconsin, where she applies an approach toward ministry that fosters equity, collaboration, integrity, innovation, and relevance. Rev. Dr. Marie has been shaped through her work experiences as director of admissions at the American Baptist Seminary of the West (ABSW), pastor and ministerial staff member of three America Baptist churches in the San Francisco Bay area, cross-cultural competency trainer, and executive in the retail industry. She also brings her learning from volunteering in various capacities in our denomination and local community settings and from her educational pursuits, which include a BS in Business Management (Binghamton University, NY), a Master of Divinity (ABSW, CA), and a Doctor of Ministry with an emphasis in transformational leadership across cultures, (ABD, ABSW, CA). Rev. Dr. Marie also experiences joy as she lives into her identity as wife and mother and expresses her gifts as poet, photographer, and pianist.

    Worship Leader: Rev. Kimberly Salico-Diehl
    Kimberly Salico-Diehl is an ordained American Baptist minister, performer, piano instructor, and composer. With a Master of Music degree in piano performance from Purchase Conservatory and an M.Div. from Andover Newton Theological School, Kimberly arranges and composes sacred music. In 2012 Kimberly completed her sixth unit of chaplaincy training, where she focused on spiritual care in pediatric and adult psychiatry, oncology, and intensive care, with an overall emphasis on medical and psychological trauma. Her chaplaincy training has led her to consider the emotional and spiritual impact of music on care for the soul. Kimberly is particularly interested in the relationship between music, theology, spirituality, and psychology. Her recitals have covered themes such as joy and resurrection, mindfulness and silence, grief and loss, creativity and transformation. Kimberly has recently moved from the Metro New York area to Fort Collins, Colorado, with her husband Jim, a social worker, and their amazing 17-year-old foster son.

    Women's Day Schedule
    8:30 – 10:00 am Check-in
    (*Registration is with the ABCUSA Mission Summit; upon your arrival, please go to the Mission Summit registration area first. Once you’ve received your Women’s Day nametag, come to our check-in for your other Women’s Day materials.)
    9:00 am     American Baptist Women’s Ministries Annual Business Meeting
    10:00 am Women’s Day (Morning Session)
    12:00 – 1:30 pm Women’s Day Luncheon Celebration
    1:30 – 3:30 pm Women’s Day (Afternoon Session)

    Come for Women’s Day, stay for the Mission Summit!

    Your $60 Women’s Day ticket price includes all sessions and the luncheon celebration. Registration for Women’s Day will be through the 2017 Biennial Mission Summit registration process, using the links below. The registration deadline is June 14, 2017.

    Register online & pay by credit card -- Click here to register online. 

    Register by mail & pay by check -- Download and print the registration packet by clicking on the teal button to the right labeled "Registration Form." Send the Event and Meal Order Form (with Women's Day selected) along with your registration form and payment to ABCUSA Office of Travel & Conference Planning.


    Travel and Lodging
    Find travel and lodging information at the ABCUSA Mission Summit page at www.americanbaptists2017.com.

    Spread the Word!
    Help AB Women's Ministries promote 2017 Women's Day by downloading the ad, flyer, and/or bulletin insert and pass it along to your local, association and/or region AB Women's Ministries group.

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