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….”
MARCH 1-8 Season of Prayer for North American Missions and the
ANNIE ARMSTRONG EASTER OFFERING FOR NORTH AMERICAN MISSIONS.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS; PLAN TO ATTEND . . . .
“WholeHearted” 2015 SC WMU Missions Encounter and Annual Meeting
March 20-21 * Riverland Hills Baptist Church * Irmo, SC
You will get to hear what WMU organizations in churches around the state are doing, be encouraged by WMU members, be challenged by our speakers, and make an impact in the Irmo community. Save the date, March 20-21, and join us at Riverland Hills Baptist Church, Irmo, for a time of celebration and encouragement!
Men are welcome, too! Visit http://www.scwmu.org/resources/annual-meeting/ for updated information or contact Cynthia Oxford by phone 1 800-723-7242, ext 8501! Attend! Take JOY in the JOURNEY!
AND plan to meet on Monday, April 6, 2015, as we gather at BUCK CREEK, 5:30 PM, TO LEARN ABOUT “REACHING LOSTNESS” during the
2015-2016 Associational WMU Spring Meeting!
Wear comfortable clothes for this “Ministry Fair” event as we take care of business of Waccamaw WMU, meet missionaries, fellowship with one another, and discuss ministries within our area and how individuals and churches can become involved by volunteering! Reserve your seat: 248-9358 (Diane)
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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.