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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FEBRUARY 10-16 FOCUS ON WMU WEEK – Churches are encouraged to plan programs and projects during this week.
FEBRUARY 10. Missions Celebration hosted by Buck Creek ; meal at 5:30 pm, $5 cost payable at door; on the Program are Heather Way, National Acteens Panelist; and Dr. Jeff Gaskins, Pastor of North Conway
MARCH 2-9 SEASON OF PRAYER FOR NORTH AMERICAN MISSIONS and THE ANNIE ARMSTRONG EASTER OFFERING
MARCH 21-22 WMU MISSIONS ENCOUNTER & ANNUAL MEETING hosted by Calvary Baptist Church, Florence, SC . . . plan to attend with a group of ladies from your church!!!
APRIL 7 SPRING MEETING, WACCAMAW WMU, hosted by Myrtle Beach First MISSIONARY GUEST SPEAKER, BUSINESS OF THE ASSOCIATIONAL WMU, AND FELLOWSHIP WITH ONE ANOTHER
APRIL 12 CAMP LA VIDA WORK DAY – Churches are encouraged to join other volunteers from throughout South Carolina for clean-up and putting a “fresh face” on Camp LaVida in preparation for summer campers, missionaries, and staff!
APRIL 27 “GA TEA” for GA leaders, Girls in Action, and prospective Girls in Action, hosted by Cedar Grove Baptist Church
LOOKING AHEAD . . . l e t ‘ s C E L E B R A T E “ 1 2 5 “ years of WMU, SBC!!! Ladies, join Waccamaw WMU at a CELEBRATION TEA, Sunday, May 4, 3:00 until 4:30 pm North Conway Baptist Church, host church - Guest Speaker: Debby Akerman, President, WMU, SBC
JUNE 8-9 —– WMU, SBC MISSIONS CELEBRATION AND ANNUAL MEETING, BALTIMORE, MD
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.