Association of Welcoming & Affirming Baptists

since 1993

Welcoming & Affirming All People

As the only organization solely devoted to building the Welcoming and Affirming movement within the Baptist traditions, AWAB has a unique call to be The National Voice for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Allied Baptists in the US.

Since 1993 AWAB has been supporting churches in being and becoming Welcoming and Affirming of all people regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation.  We work as individuals, congregations, regional groupings and as a national body to advance the Radical Welcome and Love of God in Jesus Christ through being the Ministry of Reconciliation and building up the Beloved Community where all will be one.

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Recent News

Online Prayer Vigil for Nex Benedict

Online Prayer Vigil for Nex Benedict

Online Prayer Vigil for Nex Benedict Wednesday, February 28   Our order of service included: Welcome and opening prayer from James Rice III, AWAB communications coordinator, Poem by Jay Hulmes “Beatitudes for a Queerer Church" read by Kari Baumann, pastor of College...

Ashes for Valentines: Mourning death and celebrating love

Ashes for Valentines: Mourning death and celebrating love

Ashes for Valentines~ mourning death / celebrating love ~Ash Wednesday 2024 falls on Valentine’s Day. It only happens six times in this century! The first was in 1923, then in 1934, 1945, and 2018. It will happen once more in 2029. On February 14, 2024, we may be...

First Baptist Pottstown to Host LGBTQ+ Centered Fall Forum

First Baptist Pottstown to Host LGBTQ+ Centered Fall Forum

First Baptist Church will host another community forum this fall on Zoom. Entitled “A Place to Talk: LGBTQ+ 101 for People of Faith,” the forum offers information about LGBTQ+ community members and the issues that affect their lives. On Oct 15, Oct 22, Oct 29, and Nov...

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