WMU Monthly News from Betsy Ross
Unshakable Pursuit – “My dear friends, stand firm and don’t be shaken. Always keep busy working for the Lord. You know that everything you do for him is worthwhile” (1 Cor. 15:58 CEV)
Have you ever been asked to explain what WMU is? Or, more accurately, what WMU does?
This month and next month, I want to share with you some insights that will help you give answers if you should be ask the question “What in the World does WMU do?
WMU makes disciples of Jesus who live on mission! This month, we will consider WHY? Listed below are five reasons.
1. WMU is biblically rooted. Scripture guides us in knowing God, His ways, His character, His mission, His redemptive acts and His purpose for the church.
2. WMU is missions focused. Jesus commissioned His disciples to proclaim the Good News, disciple people of all nations and teach them to live out the truths He taught.
3. WMU is church based. Jesus gave the church authority to act on His behalf. Teaching all ages prepares the church to fulfill His mission.
4. WMU is world aware. God is always at work among all people, and we join Him where we discern He is calling us.
5. WMU is denominationally supportive. No one church can do alone what many churches can do together. Our voluntary cooperation extends the missions reach of a local church.
Next month, we will consider HOW WMU makes disciples of Jesus who live on mission.
IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER:
Oct. 14th - 25th - Red Box Item Collection - Deodorant Size 2oz - 3.5oz 500 NEEDED
Nov. 4th - Baptist Women’s World Day of Prayer, 7:00pm Shiloh Baptist Church
Dec. 14th - Donna Pittman Christmas Toy Store
NOTE: Hygiene Kits: TIMING FOR THIS PROJECT IS BEING CHANGED. COLLECTION WILL BE IN FEBRUARY. ITEMS WILL BE THE SAME AS IN PREVIOUS YEARS. With the holiday season offering so many opportunities to share the love of Jesus, the WMU Council felt changing the time frame for this mission project would be helpful to our mission groups and more beneficial to the various agencies. Thank you for cooperating with the time change of this project.
All for HIM!
Brenda Carter, UBA WMU Director
2019-2020 WMU TEAM LEADERS
WMU Director - Brenda Carter (Hermon)
WMU Director Assistant - Debbie Grant (Mt. Pleasant)
Women on Mission/Adults on Mission - Evelyn Deese (Sandy Ridge)
Acteens/Youth on Mission - Stephanie Smith (Oak Grove)
Girls in Action/Children in Action - Pam Mayhew (Shiloh)