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Photo of Mary Ann Robinson, Church Clerk, and Tom Winters, Church Moderator hanging the AWAB certificate in the vestibule of the Meeting House

After our BCGV congregation voted in January to become a Welcoming and Affirming Church, we applied for membership in the Association of Welcoming & Affirming Baptists, known as AWAB for short. AWAB’s mission is to create and support a community of churches, organizations, and individuals committed to the inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons in the full life and mission of Baptist churches.

We were recently notified that our membership application has been accepted. In addition, this good news was announced in the May AWAB newsletter, Welcoming Spirit, and on AWAB’s Facebook page.

You can learn more about AWAB and its resources at awab.org, where we are listed as a member church. We look forward to exploring AWAB’s resources as we take our next steps in outreach to the LGBTQ+ community.

The photo shows Mary Ann Robinson, Church Clerk, and Tom Winters, Church Moderator. hanging the certificate in the vestibule of the Meeting House.

Photo of AWAB Certificate
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