First Baptist Church, Huntsville, AL
Sunday, April 20, 2014
Women's Missionary Union and Mission Education
Since its beginning in 1888, the Women's Missionary Union (WMU) has become the largest Protestant missions organization for women in the world, with a membership of approximately 1 million.
WMU's main purpose is to educate and involve adults, youth, children, and preschoolers in the cause of Christian missions. Although originally geared towards women, girls, and preschoolers, both genders are active participants in WMU organizations and ministries today. WMU is a mission-focused organization with the goal that every person has the opportunity to hear and respond to the gospel. WMU encourages women to pray for and give to missions, to learn and to educate others about missions, and to develop spiritually toward a missions lifestyle through their support of the local church.
Ministries within WMU include:
WMU has started a brand new year with new officers:
Director: Marian Talley
WOM coordinator: Janet Crawford
Promotions: Betty Moore
Bulletin Board: Eva Geiger
Mission Friends Director: Paula Blankenship
GA Directors: Kay Bugg and Karen Jesup
WMU Emphasis for 2010-2012 is unhindered!
"Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God." Hebrews 12:1-2