Woman's Missionary Union
Our purpose – to challenge Christian believers to understand and be radically involved in the mission of God – is accomplished through age level mission organization groups, hands on mission opportunities (locally, regionally and globally).
Our mission is to train the next generation of Christian leaders in the following areas:
1) Missional living by learning about mission opportunities and missionaries
2) Praying for those on the field
3) Giving to SBC designated mission offerings throughout the year, giving locally
4) Going – across the street, across the State, across the Country or around the world
The Associational WMU finished the year with a Missions Education and Outreach Conference. The conference was sponsored by Hamilton County Baptist Association, and hosted at Love Fellowship Baptist Church. It was well attended and received much favorable feedback. Local and non-local faith-based organizations came together to fellowship, collaborate, and educate individuals of all ages.
Some WMU members participated in Denver prayer walking, others provided relief and service to various disasters. Additional efforts included feeding crews from World Changers, serving at Food Banks, HaCoBA, and UTC.
Other WMU member churches are actively involved in the support of Christian Women’s Job Corp by providing food for their meeting times. In addition to the support of CWJC, many of our local groups participate in feeding programs, community gardens, ministering to the terminally ill who are homeless, and various other community outreach projects.
We continue to focus on prayer for missions and missionaries throughout the world. In the coming year, we plan to expand our prayer focus, and seek more ways to glorify Christ and effectively share the gospel with others.
We extend a warm invitation to become involved in WMU. If you would like to set up a group or simply learn more about how our ministry can enhance your church, please contact us, we would be honored to share.
Updates from this Year
The extended leadership team met on Saturday, March 3rd, 2018 for a planning session. There were 7 team members present and three guests.
Our agenda for that day included collection of canned goods for HaCoba and a brief report given by Brother Gerald Lawson on the status of HaCoba without USDA. Brother Gerald reported that God is continuing to bless and to provide for HaCoba. He spoke of some needs to help support HaCoba that many WMU groups or age level groups could get behind. Bar soap, laundry detergent, and canned meats were some of the items suggested for groups to collect.
After the HaCoBA report, we moved to our missionaries. Several local churches, through the partnership with the association, were able to assist our MK family with a short stay for Christmas. Our missionaries were home from Thailand. We followed with prayer calendar and a wonderful devotion by Mrs. Rita Waller.
Our focus then moved toward the planning of our Annual Hamilton County WMU meeting. Several volunteered to take on specific roles. A formal committee was not formed.
Our next topic consisted of the formation of a survey for local associational churches that could be sent by the association to congregations thus eliminating costs and getting a better participation rate. The creation of the survey is still in the works. This will be accomplished after the annual meeting on May 7, 2018.
Other topics included the continued support of CWJC. We will once again sponsor their graduation on May 6th, 2018 by serving the graduates through a reception.
We are prayerfully marching forward and need to fill many vacancies on the leadership team. Please pray with us about this. Also, after the meeting in May, we will be planning full throttle for the Missions Conference in August. Please pray with us for excellent planning as we began to put together the final details of this conference.
Finally, thanks to the association and the entire team for all that you do for WMU and associational churches. We are surely stronger together.
4062 South Access Road
Chattanooga, TN 37406