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FOCUS ON MISSIONS

June 2024

Showing compassion through hospitality - when people come to our door, do we rush to see who is there and welcome them inside?  For believers, simply showing another person he or she is welcome in our presence – our homes, churches, and communities – is the first step in displaying Christ’s love and opening doors for gospel conversations.  Let’s all pray God would give us and missionaries around the world an urgency to meet strangers at our doors and show us a person He wants us to serve through hospitality.  (text used from Missions Mosaic magazine, June issue, pages 32 & 33).

                      

WE STILL NEED YOU!!!!   PLEASE JOIN US!!!!

WMU Leadership Team OPEN POSITIONS – We’d love to have you join us and share your ideas and expertise in planning events.  If you are interested in knowing more about these opportunities, please contact Pat Parks at jwpii@att.net or Cindy Atkins at cowboyrex99@gmail.com.

 

Assistant Director (1 position open)

This position helps prepare for potentially becoming WMU Director as well as assisting the current Director.

Missions Involvement Team Co-Consultant (2 positions open, part of 4-person team)
This team plans the WMU events held during the year – theme, speaker, location, etc.

 

Upcoming

Tuesday, September 17, Picnic for the Hearing Impaired will be held at Riverside Baptist Church, 1568 E Harden Street, Graham.  5:30 registration, 6:00 meal and program.

 

Thursday, October 24, Red Box Ministry due date – the Association churches are asked to provide 500 packs of chewing gum – 5 sticks of gum per pack, at least 35 packs per church.  Bring to the Association office, 2744 Ramada Road, Burlington.

 

Saturday, November 2, Appalachian Backpack Ministry.  Bring filled backpacks to the First Baptist Church of Burlington, 400 S Broad Street.  Details to be provided closer to the date.

 

Monday, November 4, Baptist Women’s World Day of Prayer will be held at Eastlawn Baptist Church, 432 N Sellars Mill Road, Burlington.  Program begins at 7:00 p.m.

 

Ongoing

BINGO volunteers are needed!  The WMU hosts Bingo each month as listed below; some attendees have a type of disability.  Prizes and refreshments are always needed, take them to the Association office.  Contact Pat Parks to let her know you can help -  jwpii@att.net.

 

Ralph Scott Residents, 3rd Thurs. monthly - Holly Hill Baptist Church, 2818 Edgewood Av, Burlington, 6:00 pm for about an hour.  Refreshments are provided by the Association churches. 

20-40 attendees.

 

John Robert Kernodle Sr. Center, 4th Tuesday monthly - 1535 South Mebane Street, Burlington, 1:00 pm, volunteers arrive at 12:15 pm to set up.  No refreshments.  45-50 attendees.

 

Oak Creek Retirement Community, 1st Thursday & 3rd Monday, 343 Baldwin Road, Burlington, 3:00 pm, volunteers arrive at 2:15 pm to set up. No refreshments.  20 attendees.

 

Karen Rice - Associational WMU Director

May 2024

“And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests.”  Ephesians 6:18.

What does it mean to be frequent in prayer? When we are in the Spirit, we know our prayers are heard even though not always answered as we would wish.  The Spirit helps us to pray when we don’t have the words.  We don’t have to know what to pray.  We just have to show up for a conversation with God.  One simple way to invite God into our day through prayer is by praying through the mundane tasks of life.  No concern is too big or small to bring to God.  This will keep us on the lookout for ways to pray on all occasions so we won’t miss out on anything He has for us.

(text used from Missions for Life plan book 2023-2024).

   

NEW!!  NEW!!

WMU Leadership Team OPEN POSITIONS – We’d love to have you join us!

If you are interested in knowing more about these opportunities, please contact Pat Parks at jwpii@att.net or Cindy Atkins at cowboyrex99@gmail.com.

 

Assistant Director (1 position open)

    This position helps prepare for becoming WMU Director as well as assisting the Director.

 

Missions Involvement Team Co-Consultant (2 positions open, part of 4-person team)

   This team plans the WMU events held during the year.

 

Upcoming

CORRECTION ON THE DATE!!

Tuesday, May 14 (NOT THE 7th) - Picnic for the Visually Impaired, Riverside Baptist Church,

1568 E Harden St., Graham.  5:30 registration, 6:00 meal followed by program.  If you can help set up or bring food contact Pat Parks to let her know – jwpii@att.net.  We’d love to have you stay for the program! 

 

Ongoing

BINGO volunteers are needed!  The WMU hosts Bingo each month as listed below, some attendees have a type of disability.  Prizes and refreshments are always needed, take to Association office.  Contact Pat Parks to let her know you can help -  jwpii@att.net.

 

Ralph Scott Residents, 3rd Thurs. monthly - Holly Hill Baptist Church, 2818 Edgewood Av, Burlington, 6:00 pm for about an hour.  Refreshments are provided by the Association churches. 

20-40 attendees.

 

John Robert Kernodle Sr. Center, 4th Tuesday monthly - 1535 South Mebane Street, Burlington, 1:00 pm, volunteers arrive at 12:15 pm to set up.  No refreshments.  45-50 attendees.

 

Oak Creek Retirement Community, 1st Thursday & 3rd Monday, 343 Baldwin Road, Burlington, 3:00 pm, volunteers arrive at 2:15 pm to set up. No refreshments.  20 attendees.

 

 

Karen Rice - Associational WMU Director

 

 

APRIL 2024

 

 

The Holy Spirit guides churches in the important role of sending believers to the mission field.  Nothing is more exciting and humbling for church members than to send one of their own.  Pray that God would empower them by His Spirit, encourage them, and bless them with words of support and prayer from their sending churches.  (from April Mission Mosaic, page 30).

 

NEW!!  NEW!!    WMU Leadership Team OPEN POSITIONS – We’d love to have you join us!

If you are interested in knowing more about these opportunities, please contact Pat Parks at jwpii@att.net or Cindy Atkins at cowboyrex99@gmail.com.

 

Assistant Director (1 position open)

This position helps prepare for becoming WMU Director as well as assisting the Director.

Missions Involvement Team Co-Consultant
(2 positions open, part of 4-person team)

This team plans the WMU events held during the year.

 

Upcoming

 

April 19-20, 2024 Friday afternoon – Saturday afternoon; WMU NC Missions Conference and 133rd Annual Meeting.  REGISTRATION IS OPEN  https://www.wmunc.org/missions-conference

 

Theme is “Light of the World”, Parkwood Baptist Church, Concord, NC.  1069 Central Drive NW.

Friday – meal packing party with “One More Child”; Keynote Speaker Holly Myers; Worship Leader Cindy Morgan.

 

Tuesday, May 7, Picnic for the Visually Impaired, Riverside Baptist Church, 1568 E Harden St., Graham.  5:30 registration, 6:00 meal followed by program.  If you can help set up or bring food contact Pat Parks to let her know – jwpii@att.net.

 

Ongoing

 

BINGO volunteers are needed!  The WMU hosts Bingo each month as listed below, some attendees have a type of disability.  Prizes and refreshments are always needed, take to Association office.  Contact Pat Parks to let her know you can help -  jwpii@att.net.

 

Ralph Scott Residents, 3rd Thurs. monthly - Holly Hill Baptist Church, 2818 Edgewood Av, Burlington, 6:00 pm for about an hour.  Refreshments are provided by the Association churches. 

20-40 attendees.

 

John Robert Kernodle Sr. Center, 4th Tuesday monthly - 1535 South Mebane Street, Burlington, 1:00 pm, volunteers arrive at 12:15 pm to set up.  No refreshments.  45-50 attendees.

 

Oak Creek Retirement Community, 1st Thursday & 3rd Monday, 343 Baldwin Road, Burlington, 3:00 pm, volunteers arrive at 2:15 pm to set up. No refreshments.  20 attendees.

 

 

Karen Rice - Associational WMU Director

MARCH 2024

In Matthew 6, before teaching how TO pray, Jesus taught how NOT to pray. Jesus told his followers to examine the heart behind their prayers. He reminded believers that when we pray, whether with others or in private, we are not to pray simply to be seen. True prayer pursues God’s approval and intimacy with Him. The most important thing is to seek God with humility, desiring His will be done above all else. Pray missionaries would be reminded of how God works through the time we spend with Him in prayer. (from March Mission Mosaic, page 32).

 

NEW!! NEW!! WMU Leadership Team OPEN POSITIONS – We’d love to have you join us!

 

If you are interested in knowing more about these opportunities, please contact Pat Parks at jwpii@att.net or Cindy Atkins at cowboyrex99@gmail.com.

 

Assistant Director (1 position open)

Missions Involvement Team Co-Consultant (2 positions open, part of 4-person team)

 

Upcoming
*Week of Prayer for North American Missions & Annie Armstrong Offering – March 5-12

*Mount Zion WMU Annual Missions Celebration – Tuesday, March 19th, First Baptist Church Burlington, 400 South Broad Street; 6:30 refreshments, 7:00 Program. Our guest speaker is WMUNC President Deborah Taylor. Please come and enjoy the fellowship with others!!

 

Ongoing
VOLUNTEERS needed for BINGO! The WMU hosts Bingo each month as listed below, some attendees have a type of disability. Prizes and refreshments are always needed, take to Association office. Contact Pat Parks to let her know you can help - jwpii@att.net.

 

Ralph Scott Residents, 3rd Thurs. monthly - Holly Hill Baptist Church, 2818 Edgewood Av, Burlington, 6:00 pm for about an hour. Refreshments are provided by Association churches.

20-40 attendees.

 

John Robert Kernodle Sr. Center, 4th Tuesday monthly - 1535 South Mebane Street, Burlington, 1:00 pm, volunteers arrive at 12:15 pm to set up. No refreshments. 45-50 attendees.

 

Oak Creek Retirement Community, 1st Thursday & 3rd Monday, 343 Baldwin Road, Burlington, 3:00 pm, volunteers arrive at 2:15 pm to set up. No refreshments. 20 attendees.

 

 

Karen Rice - Associational WMU Director

FEBRUARY 2024

 

If you feel as if you’ve hit a wall in your life or you’re trying to find a way over or around it but it’s too high or too wide, then perhaps it is time to stop struggling.  Stop running.  Stop trying to figure a way out and…Just. Be. Still.  When we are still we can see God move.  When we quiet ourselves and pray, we find that God clears a path forward for us.  Give God control.  Hold out your cup.  Let yourself be rescued by the Light of the World.  (Tarheel Talk Winter 2023, page 16).

NEW!!  NEW!!    WMU Leadership Team OPEN POSITIONS – We’d love to have you join us!

 

If you are interested in knowing more about these opportunities, please contact Pat Parks at jwpii@att.net or Cindy Atkins at cowboyrex99@gmail.com.

 

Assistant Director (1 position open)

Missions Involvement Team Co-Consultant (2 positions open, part of 4-person team)

 

Thank You!

 

Thank you to the churches for giving 789 toothbrushes for the Red Box ministry!

 

Upcoming

 

*WMU Focus Week and Heck-Jones Offering to support WMUNC – February 5-12

*Week of Prayer for North American Missions & Annie Armstrong Offering – March 5-12

*Mount Zion WMU Annual Missions Celebration – Tuesday, March 19th, First Baptist Church  Burlington, 400 South Broad Street; 6:30 refreshments, 7:00 Program.   Our guest speaker is WMUNC President Deborah Taylor.

 

Ongoing

 

VOLUNTEERS needed for BINGO!  The WMU hosts Bingo each month as listed below, some attendees have a type of disability.  Prizes and refreshments are always needed, take to Association office.  Contact Pat Parks to let her know you can help -  jwpii@att.net.

 

Ralph Scott Residents, 3rd Thurs. monthly - Holly Hill Baptist Church, 2818 Edgewood Av, Burlington, 6:00 pm for about an hour.  Refreshments are provided by Association churches. 

20-40 attendees.

 

John Robert Kernodle Sr. Center, 4th Tuesday monthly - 1535 South Mebane Street, Burlington, 1:00 pm, volunteers arrive at 12:15 pm to set up.  No refreshments.  45-50 attendees.

 

Oak Creek Retirement Community, 1st Thursday & 3rd Monday, 343 Baldwin Road, Burlington, 3:00 pm, volunteers arrive at 2:15 pm to set up. No refreshments.  20 attendees.

 

Karen Rice - Associational WMU Director

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