BAPTIST MINISTERS’ WIVES and WIDOWS ASSOCIATION of WASHINGTON, DC & VICINITY, INC in Fellowship with
The Greater Baltimore Ministers’ Wives and Ministers’ Widows
Saturday, November 9, 2019
12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Leadenhall Baptist Church
1021 Leadenhall Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21230
Rev. Dr. Alvin Gwynn, Jr., Pastor
Bishop Eunice T. Turner, President
Baptist Ministers’ Wives and Widows Association of Washington, DC & Vicinity
Please Contact: Lady Elzonia W. Smith, Committee Chair
email@example.com or 301-324-9215
The Northeast Regional Conference will be held March 26-28, 2020 in Florham Park, New Jersey. The hotel price is $129.00/night. You can make your reservation on www.neiamwmw.com or by calling the hotel and mention 2020 IAMWMW Northeast Regional Meeting, group code 03266880CD. The New Jersey State Sisterhood has an electrifying conference planned! All of the forms, which are fillable, are on the website or you can register through Eventbrite. Please note there is a convenience fee. Transportation from the train station and airport is also located on the website that can be fill out and submitted online.
The International Theme/Scripture: A Beloved Sisterhood: Rooted, grounded and watered in Faith, Love and Prayer. I Corinthians 3:6-9. We have focused toward: Renew, Reform and Rise; getting to know yourself inside out!
Thursday Night - “Paint-Night” “A Girl’s Night Out”. Paint, canvas, instructions and a keepsake painting to take home are included for $20.00. Signup on your conference registration form. Some of the sisterhood's paintings will be hung in the conference hallways. The artist will pre-draw our painting and the sisterhood will only have to paint their picture.
Friday, Dr. Iris Perkins will speak on “Fix Our Souls”. The Communion speaker is Rev. Dr. Lester Taylor, Jr, President of the General Baptist Convention of New Jersey and Senior Pastor, Community Baptist Church of Englewood, NJ.
Our Saturday Luncheon Speaker is Apostle Cynthia Brazelton of the world-wide outreach ministry of Christian Ministries International. Other events will be announced closer to our conference date. Invite all ministers’ wives and ministers’ widows throughout the Northeast Region and across the country! Contact Minister of Music, Mrs. Dawn Offei (Maryland), at firstname.lastname@example.org to join the NER Choir and for details on rehearsal times. Souvenir Journal Ads deadline is February 8th. The Men’s Division led by Rev. Dr. Kenneth Dennis, NER Men’s Chair, has exciting activities for the weeken and the New Jersey men led by Rev. Tucker is planning an outing for the husbands. Details will be provided soon. Our Facebook page can be accessed through the website for workshop topics and information on other activities in our region.
The new administration of BMWWA President Bishop Eunice T. Turner has begun. Stay tuned for exciting news and fellowship activities. Our first meeting will be held at her home church, The Miracle Center on Hampton Park Drive, on Friday, October 18, 2019 at 7:00PM. The Executive Board will meet at 6:00PM prior to the fellowship. All current officers and Past presidents are requested to be in attendance and on time for the Executive Board meeting. BMWWA members are asked to notify Sister Mary Wilson of your plans to host one of the monthly fellowships.
Photo of BMWWA sisterhood at BMWWA President Bishop Eunice Turner's Installation service.
Our DC State Association of Ministers' Wives and Ministers' Widows, under the leadership of President Glenda Harden Boston, has been selected to host the Northeast Regional IAMWMW Conference in 2021. Let's make it the best ever! President Glenda Boston and her administrative officers were installed on September 14, 2019 at Emmanual Baptist Church.
New State Officers include: Sherl Streeter - 1st Vice President; Vanessa Hilliard - 2nd Vice President; Dr. Marie Bowe Quick - 3rd Vice President and Local BMWWA Officers include: President - Bishop Eunice T. Turner; 1st Vice President -- First Lady Bonita Ridley; 2nd Vice President -- First Lady Jennifer Washington; 3rd Vice President -- Pastor Joann Talley
BMWWA had a wonderful time at the Annual IAMWMW Convention in Columbus OH. Once again our Sisterhood stepped in and ran the Registration process for the Convention under the leadership of First Lady Pamela Barksdale who stepped in for the Registration Chair Vanessa Hilliard. We hope we made our own First Lady Vanessa Hilliard proud in her absence. We continue to pray for her complete healing.
Our Rev. Barbie Daughtry came in 2nd place in the Queen's contest and is now part of the Queen's Court for 2019-2020. Congraulations Rev. Barbie!! First Lady Patricia F. Brown and First Lady Bonita Ridley both graduated in the Commencement services. Sister Pat Brown was a Commencement speaker! Sister Andrea Loagn and Elder Kathy Pointer were both main speakers at the Convention and received standing ovations for their inspirational messages.
Dr. Marie Bowe-Quick and her husband, Rev. Wayne Quick, were presenters at the Awards Banquet, "A Night at the Oscars". They made us proud. Next Convention Dates: 2020 -- Pittsburgh PA, 2021 -- Houston TX, and 2022 -- Seattle WA.
The new leader for the Husbands Department is Pastor Tracy Hicks. He will be stepping in to replace our own Rev. Dr. John Alexander who served in the position of President of the Husbands' Department for more than 20 years. The convention recognized Dr. Aexander for his many years of service. He faithfully served the IAMWMW and each of the Presidents during his tenure. The IAMWMW will establish a Leadership Academy under the direction of President Emeritus Dr. Shirley Alexander Hart. Stay tuned for more information.
Good Morning, My Sisters in Christ,
I hope all is well and you are enjoying this beautiful weather minus the severe thunderstorms in the evening. I wanted to invite all of you to come to the 76th Annual Baptist Educational Congress Session on Monday - May 6th-10th at First Baptist Church of Highland Park. There will be many interesting classes provided.
One of the classes is entitled Ministers’ Wives Seminar taught by First Lady Sherl Streeter , Reverend Joann Talley and myself. We would love you to join us each night or any night that you so choose. On Friday night we end the class early to go into the Sanctuary for preaching.
Please invite a Ministers’ Wife who might not be affiliated with any of our locals to come. The sessions are from 6:30 - 9:00 pm each night. They will have dinner for sale each night starting at 5:30 pm.
Marie Bowe-Quick, Ed.D.
My Sisters in Christ,
I trust that each of you had a beautiful Mother’s Day, filled with all of God’s richest blessings!
Our April meeting was held at Vermont Avenue Baptist Church 1630 Vermont Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20009. Many thanks to Reverend Isaac A. Fox and First Lady Jessie B. Fox, and to Sister Joyce Sparrow for the beautiful flowers she provided for our tables.
Our guest speaker was The Honorable Cereta A. Lee, Register of Wills for Prince George’s County, and Attorney Julius Terrell, an Estate Planner in Washington, DC and Maryland. We received some valuable information.
April and May have been very busy and rewarding. On April 28th, I was the speaker for the Missionary Society Ministry at First Rising Mt. Zion Baptist Church at the invitation of Sister Dorothy Wells Fowlkes. My message was entitled “Women of God on the Move” The following Ministers’ Wives were there offering their support: Sister Gloria J. Williams, First Lady Jessie B. Fox and Sister Dorothy Wells-Fowlkes.
Also, on April 28th, Bishop Turner facilitated a workshop for the Maryland Association of the Ministers’ Wives and Widows, Opening Session entitled, “Having a Mind to Work”. Congratulations to Lady Belinda D. Davis, she received her MBA on this past Saturday.
On May 6th, Reverend Dr. Terry Streeter and First Lady Sherl L. Streeter celebrated their church’s 100th year Anniversary. They had a grand gala at The Camelot by Martin’s. “To God Be the Glory”. BMWWA sisters who were there to celebrate with them include Lady Madeline Lewis, our own State President Pamela D. Y. Barksdale, Sister Dorothy Durham, Lady Sandra Pierson, Sister Michelle Russell, Sister Sara Phillips, Sister Oleathea Slaughter, and Sister Crystal Brown.
On Sunday, May 20th at 10:00 am, our very own Reverend Theresa Denson will deliver the Word on Women’s Day at Vermont Avenue Baptist Church. You all are invited to attend. Our color is “all shades of pink”. Please pray that God will bless her in a Mighty Way!
Please remember to pray for our bereaved, sick and shut in members. Send a card or call them. They would love to hear from you. Lady Belinda D. Davis and Reverend Barbie Daughtry had minor surgery this month. Remember to check our website, www.baptminwivesandwidowsdc.com for current information, upcoming activities, and links to other Local, State, and International Associations.
Our May meeting will be held at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church. The Pastor is Reverend, Dr. Terry Streeter and First Lady Sherl L. Streeter. The address is 215 Rhode Island Ave, N.W. Washington, DC. I look forward to seeing each of you on Friday, May 18, 2018 at 6:45 pm.
Dr. Marie Bowe-Quick, President
My Sisters in Christ,
I hope this newsletter finds each of you in good health! March is Women’s History Month. Women’s History Month highlights the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society.
I would like to express thanks to Pastor Charles Cato for allowing us to fellowship at his church for the month of February. Thanks to our hostesses Lady Norma McClain, Lady Mary R. Wilson, and Pastor Joann Talley. The meal was delicious!!!! The fellowship was wonderful! Our February meeting was full of love, fun, and fellowship. Our guest violinist, Mr. Raycurt Johnson serenaded us with several selections. Kudos to Reverend Barbie Daughtry for hosting us in our version (BMWWA) of the Marriage Game. Our celebrity guests were Reverend Jo’Ann Washington and Reverend Daryl Washington, First Lady Patricia F. Brown and Reverend Ronald C. Brown, Reverend Terry Lee and Minister Sheila Lee, and Reverend Theresa Denson and Reverend Troy Denson. Congratulations to our first place winner who have been married for nine years Reverend Theresa Denson and Reverend Troy Denson.
I am as proud as a peacock to announce that the BMWWA came away as a first place winner at the Rainbow Tea held on Saturday, March 3rd. We won because of the excellent preparation and presentation by our very own REVEREND JOANN TALLEY. You will never believe that the color that was given to us was GREEN!
Our March 16, 2018 meeting will be held at 7:00 pm at Resurrection Baptist Church, 3501 Martin Luther King Avenue, SE, Washington, DC. The pastor is Dr. Everett Ray Pierson and First Lady Sandra Pierson. Our hostesses are Lady Sandra Pierson, Lady Sarah Bagley, and Lady Essie Plowden.
PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP DUES OF $35.00 for 2017-2018, YOU MAY MAIL IT TO: Talita V. Grayton, 1327 Massachusetts Avenue, SE Washington, DC 20003. In anticipation of our Membership Directory, for 2017-2019, all officers and Committee Chairpersons are asked to provide a photograph (head and shoulder view) for use in the directory. Committee Chairpersons must also submit the names of their committee members for this administration. If any member of the Sisterhood has changed any personal or church contact information, please email it to me at email@example.com. The deadline for submission has passed.
Thank you to Lady Sherl L. Streeter, for maintaining our First Class website in such an efficient manner, www.baptminwivesandwidowsdc.com we have current information, upcoming activities, and links to other Local, State, and International Associations. Please take a look!
Please remember to pray for our bereaved, sick and shut in members. Send a card or call them. They would love to hear from you. Please pray for the family of First Lady Sheila Coefield who died last week. Cards may be sent to: Reverend Charles Coefield and Family Grace Memorial Baptist Church 2407 Minnesota Avenue, SE Washington, DC 20020. I look forward to seeing each of you on Friday, March 16, 2018 at 7:00 pm.
President Dr. Marie Bowe- Quick, Ed.D.
BMWMWA of DC and Vicinity supporting Pastor L. K. Floyd's Inauguration as President, Baptist Missionary Ministers' Conference
“We promise to strengthen the bonds of friendship; strive towards a wholesome, harmonious, sympathetic, and sisterly relationship among ministers’ wives and widows everywhere, and to practice and uphold the great Christian principles given by our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.”
Our Theme: "Faithful Women Serving and Uplifting the Kingdom of God".
Scripture reference: Luke 8:1-3, "After this, Jesus traveled about from one town and village to another, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom of God. The Twelve were with him, 2 and also some women who had been cured of evil spirits and diseases: Mary (called Magdalene) from whom seven demons had come out; 3 Joanna the wife of Chuza, the manager of Herod’s household; Susanna; and many others. These women were helping to support them out of their own means."
Welcome to Our New Officers!
What a wonderful time we had at the Installation Service for the BMWMWA 2017-2019 Officers! The service was held before an enthusiastic crowd of well-wishers on Friday evening, September 15, 2017, at Vermont Avenue Baptist Church in Washington DC, after an awesome Opening Reception for BMWMWA members, along with their spouses and family members.
The color for this administration is KELLY GREEN representing growth and fruitfulness. The theme is: "Faithful Women Serving and Uplifting the Kingdom of God". Scripture: Luke 8:1-3, "After this, Jesus traveled about from one town and village to another, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom of God. The Twelve were with him, and also some women who had been cured of evil spirits and diseases: Mary (called Magdalene) from whom seven demons had come out; Joanna the wife of Chuza, the manager of Herod’s household; Susanna; and many others. These women were helping to support them out of their own means."
Reverend Joann Talley served as Worship Leader for the installation service and Interim Pastor Isaac Fox welcomed attendees to the service. A host of dignitaries were present to welcome the new administration of officers and to offer support for the BMWMWA service projects. Greeters included representatives from the DC Mayor Muriel Bowser's Office, District of Columbia's Ward 4 City Councilman Brandon Todd's office, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority's XI Sigma Omega Chapter, Mitchellville Drifters. Inc., Kiwanis International Capital District, and Stoddard Baptist Home Foundation. Mrs. Glenda Boston represented and brought greetings from the DC State Association of Ministers' Wives and Widows.
After Reverend Wayne B. Quick issued the charge to all incoming officers and conducted the actual swearing-in installation, Executive Board Chair Sherl Streeter handed the Presidential gavel to the newly installed 42nd President Deaconess Dr. Marie Bowe-Quick. (See picture on the left.) BMWMWA President Dr. Marie Bowe-Quick's Installation Message will be displayed below later this month. However, some highlights regarding her focus for her term in office include:
Strengthen the scholarship program by increasing designated funds.
Adoption of a local elementary school to support with weekend meal service for students living below the poverty level.
Support homeless youth by working through the Covenant House in Washington DC.
Establish meaningful programs during our fellowship meetings that will allow BMWMWA members to relax and fellowship. Such programs may include having a meeting that includes spa activities, games, exercises for fitness, or other fun activities to ensure we remain strong Christian women working together to build our organization, serve the people of God, and support our husbands.
Join me in welcoming our 42nd President of the BMWMWA, President Dr. Marie Quick and her outstanding group of officers. We continue to build on the shoulders of past presidents and officers who have shaped this organization into the success we now have. We look forward to seeing what God has in store for us in the future as we continue to be "Faithful Women Serving and Uplifting the Kingdom of God". Be blessed!
BMWWA March Monthly Fellowship
February 21, 2020
First Rising Mt. Zion Baptist Church
602 N Street, NW.
March 20, 2020 @ 7PM
Mt. Calvary Baptist Church
Lanham, MD 20706
Contact Us: Bishop Eunice T. Turner
5605 Judicial Drive
Glenn Dale MD 20769