Women's Missionary Union
“Founded in 1888, WMU is a mission organization that has educated and involved generations upon generations in Christian missions. Our purpose — to challenge Christian believers to understand and be radically involved in the mission of God… WMU offers organizations and approaches, as well as ministries, that enable every member of the church to learn about missions, become involved in missions, and live a missional lifestyle.” (www.wmu.com)
Currently, there are three different WMU groups at First Baptist Church: “Naomis,” “Ruths,” and “Mary & Marthas.” Each group meets at a different time (listed below). Whether you are working, retired, single, or mom to a young family, there is a group that can meet you at your current stage of life. Through fellowship, spiritual devotion, and mission opportunities, WMU will provide a variety of chances to serve.
Each WMU group is unique through its members; however, each one upholds the same principles and ideals: missions. Our groups meet once a month either at church or in the home of a member. Each person is encouraged to give $5 / meeting, which through this fee is used to help fund the wide variety of mission projects such as books for Imagination Library, food for The Sharing Center, care packages for our College Summer Missionaries or diapers for New Beginnings, just to name a few. If you are already an active member, we hope that you will continue to be a part of our WMU this upcoming year. If you are considering becoming involved, hopefully this letter will help clarify WMU’s role in our church and community.
As the WMU Director for this year, I look forward to serving you. If you have any questions about joining a group, please feel free to contact me or any of the group leaders. We will be happy to help guide you to a group that is the right fit for you. I hope that you will prayerfully consider joining us as we embark on a new journey together!
In Christian Love,
Below is a list of the different groups and times:
Naomis: 3rd Wednesday of each month at 1:00 pm (Group Leader: Swansie Baldwin)
Ruths: 3rd Wednesday of each month at 9:30 am (Group Leader: Cathy Yates)
Mary Marthas: 3rd Thursday of each month 6:30 pm (Group Leader: Joy Campbell)
Get Involved Today!
If you would like to get involved or would like to request more information, please email Natalie Lea.