First Baptist Church, Huntsville, AL
Friday, January 30, 2015
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 new year with new officers:
Director: Eva Geiger
WOM Coordinator: Betty Moore
Promotions: Becky Newman
Bulletin Board: Mary Reeder
Mission Friends Coordinator: Culise Hill
GA Coordinator: Laura Cook
Children's Missions Coordinator: Hope Mackey
WMU Emphasis for 2014-2015 is
"Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me." - Mark 8:34