Samuel Stillman Association

An Association of The American Baptist Churches of Massachusetts

AB Women's Ministries

Who are we?

Women and girls who attend American Baptist Churches in the Samuel Stillman Association  who enjoy growing together through worship, share concerns, and reach out to the world with tangible acts of service and support under the guidance of the Holy Spirit.



White Cross:

A Shower of Blessings

     White Cross had its beginnings during World War I, when many women assisted the American Red Cross by providing surgical dressings, bandages, and other medical supplies.  The “White Cross Service League” was organized after the war to support Baptist mission.  White Cross was embraced by American Baptist congregations throughout the United States.

     American Baptist women have given leadership in this ministry, which now provides some $750,000 annually in Overland and Overseas mission support.  Now entire congregations often work together to fill White Cross requests from mission workers.  Through White Cross gifts, church members provide urgently needed supplies that cannot be purchased with limited mission budgets. The need for both funds and practical items given through White Cross is greater than ever. American Baptists are generous and caring people with a true heart for mission.



Overland Requests


Massachusetts Baptist Multicultural Ministries

     MBMM's vision statement is "Weaving God's Love across Cultures."  They are an organization committed to building relationships with churches, thus strengthening the church an the body of Jesus Christ.

For more details about MBMM go to

Overseas Requests

You may choose  from a focus area:  Health ( medical supplies and equipment for all of our medical centers and Christian centers), Education (school supplies and educational materials to support a variety of educational programs), and Human Trafficking (materials used to reach out to women and children being exploited in labor or prostitution.) or general fund (wherever needed) or a particular country.

Contact Bonnie Sestito, SSA ABWM White Cross Coordinator, if you would like more information about White Cross.