Waccamaw Woman’s Missionary Union (WMU) – Est. January 1909
~ ~ “Building a Legacy through Missions Education” ~ ~
Director: Peggy J. Jones 843 855 0787 or 843 248-9358
CALLING ALL CHURCHES to unite with Waccamaw WMU as we
“….inspire, challenge, and educate….”
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JANUARY 14. 7:00 P. M. “Coping with PTSD” led by Rev. Michael Belue, Wampee Baptist. 9530 Highway 90, Longs, SC (across from North Myrtle Beach Christian School). Open to churches, school, and the public. For more information call the church at 399-4646 or 248-9358.
FEBRUARY 8. “Tea for Two” event to kick off the 2015 Focus on WMU Week.
2:30 P. M. until 4:00 P. M., hosted by Maple Baptist, 4500 Highway 65, Conway. Women and girls grades 7-12 are invited! Rev. Michael Belue will speak on the Project HELP social issue, PTSD. Save your seat(s): Call 248-9835 or 855-0787 by February 2.
FEBRUARY 9-15 FOCUS ON WMU WEEK – Churches are encouraged to engage the entire congregation in missions awareness and participation!
FEBRUARY 14 CHILDREN’S MINISTRY DAY. – Why Participate in Children’s Ministry Day? Because . . .
It’s motivational! Children see love in themselves and others as they join together in ministering to people!
It’s easy! Tools for planning and promotion are in the Children’s Ministry Day Promotion Pack – – or children can participate in an Association-wide project sponsored by Waccamaw WMU!
It works! Children make a difference in their communities because, working together, needs are met! Lives will be impacted as children reach out in their communities with the love of Jesus.
WMU invites all children in grades 1–6 to participate in “Packets for the Homeless.” Collect Vienna sausage, peanut butter, and crackers. Deliver items to the WBA Office by Thursday, February 12 or bring them on Saturday, February 14. Help fill packets from 10:00 am until 12:00 Noon! Let us hear from you! 248-9358 or 855-0787.
MARCH 1-8 SEASON OF PRAYER FOR NORTH AMERICAN MISSIONS and THE ANNIE ARMSTRONG EASTER OFFERING
MARCH 20-21 WMU MISSIONS ENCOUNTER & ANNUAL MEETING hosted by Riverland Hills Baptist Church, Irmo, SC . . . plan to attend with a group of ladies from your church!!!
JUNE, JULY, AUGUST . . . EXPERIENCE CAMPING AT CAMP LA VIDA ~ GIRLS IN ACTION – ACTEENS – MOTHER/DAUGHTER – CHILDREN IN ACTION/YOUTH ON MISSION
PURPOSE AND VISION
The purpose of Waccamaw Woman’s Missionary Union (WMU) can be found in the commandment of Jesus Christ set out in Matthew 28:18-20. WMU fulfills this commandment by offering opportunities for praying, teaching and learning, putting feet to our faith, witnessing, giving, going, and growing spiritually through age-level organizations. Through six focus areas, we carry out The Great Commission.
WMU HISTORY AND STRUCTURE
WMU was founded in 1888 as an auxiliary to the Southern Baptist Convention for the purpose of “stimulating the missionary spirit” and “collecting funds” for the mission boards. These were the two original stated jobs for which women organized.
Waccamaw WMU was established in January 1909, under the leadership of Maud Mayo Snider “…to inspire, challenge, and educate young people and women, thus stimulating a missionary spirit through prayer, study, and an increased knowledge of the Bible.”
Waccamaw WMU celebrated its first Centennial in January 2009, with the slogan “Remember; Celebrate; Commit to Forge the Future.
Thank you, Churches of Waccamaw Baptist Association, for all you do to continue “Building a Legacy through Missions Education.”
Sharing a little about State Missions . . .
Children, youth, and adults from churches within Waccamaw Baptist Association began the 2013 Season of Prayer for State Missions by “Going All Out” at the Myrtle Beach State Park on September 7. Ken Owens, SC Baptist Convention Collegiate Ministry Director, led the activities of the event sponsored by Waccamaw WMU. Food, Fun, Activities, & Fellowship were key elements of the missions education experience, which included learning about missionaries serving half-way around the world and in South Carolina. Acteens joined adults in mentoring younger children. Girls in Action, Children in Action, and Royal Ambassadors earned the prayerwalking badge. During the prayerwalk, children offered thanks to God for His creation, interceded on behalf of missionaries serving in South Carolina, and created crosses in the sand using shells and natural materials they found on the beach. In this way, the children put into practice what they had learned earlier in the day ~ to be missionaries wherever they are, telling others about Jesus and His love for them. An offering was taken, and the children wrote thank you notes to soldiers in Afghanastan.