APRIL 2020

Winter is over and spring is here.  So is the Coronavirus! With so much uncertainty, the one thing we can count on is the fact that God will get us through it!

 

We held our WMU Annual Missions Celebration on Tuesday, March 17, 2020, at Mt Zion Baptist Church in Liberty.  Our attendance was low due to the Coronavirus, but we had a great meeting! We thank the Area II churches for providing delicious refreshments.  We thank Mt. Zion Church and Rev. Andy Clapp for helping to make this a wonderful night!  Our scheduled guest speakers for the evening, Kim and Marc Wyatt, could not attend due to being quarantined.  However, our own Margaret Muegge shared her trip to Kenya with us.  We were truly blessed and we thank Margaret.

 

Missions Extravaganza was to be held at Pritchard Memorial Baptist Church in Charlotte on April 24-25, 2020 but has been CANCELLED by WMU NC.  If you have already registered, you may request a refund or you may choose to use it as a tax deductible gift by contacting Cheryl Daniel at 866-210-8602 or cdaniel@wmunc.org.

 

NC Baptist Hospital’s Mother’s Day Offering is in May 2020.

 

Depending on the Coronavirus, the following are scheduled but may be cancelled.

The National Day of Prayer on Thursday May 7th, 2020.

The Picnic for the Visually Impaired on Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 6 pm at Riverside Baptist.

 

We still have a couple of churches that have not paid their WMU dues that were due January 1, 2020.  If your church has not paid $2 per WMU member, please do so now.

This month as we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, I hope each of us will share the story of our Lord in greater ways than ever to the ones around us.

In Christ, Pat Parks

Associational WMU Director

 

MARCH 2020

The weather can’t decide what it wants to do, but Spring is right around the corner!

 

The week of Prayer for North American Missions and Annie Armstrong Easter Offering is March 1 - 8, 2020.  Please support our missionaries.

 

I am so excited about our Annual WMU Missions Celebration at Mt Zion Baptist Church in Liberty on Tuesday, March 17, 2020.  It is only about a 25 minute drive from Burlington.  There will be a time of registration and refreshments at 6:30 pm followed by the evening session at 7 pm.  Our special speakers will be Kim and Marc Wyatt, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Field Personnel. We are so thankful that they will be with us for this special night.  It is going to be a wonderful night, so please encourage the women and men in your church to attend.

 

Missions Extravaganza will be held at Prichard Memorial Baptist Church in Charlotte on April 24 - 25, 2020.  You will not want to miss this!  Register now!

 

NC Baptist Hospital’s Mother’s Day Offering is in May 2020.

 

The National Day of Prayer is Thursday, May 7, 2020.

 

The Picnic for the Visually Impaired will be held this year on May 12, 2020 at 6 pm at Riverside Baptist.  This event is always a blessing.  Please plan to attend.

 

We still have a few churches that have not paid their WMU dues that were due January 1, 2020.  If your church has not paid $2 per WMU member, please do so now.

 

I look forward to seeing each of you at our WMU Missions Celebration on March 17, 2020!

In Christ, Pat Parks
Associational WMU Director

 

FEBRUARY 2020

This is the “Month of Love” and we know that our God loves us every month, every day, every hour, every minute, and every second!  We praise God for our many blessings.  We work to please Him!

Thank you to the churches that have paid their WMU Dues for the 2019 -2020 year.  If you have not paid your dues, please do so now.  They were due by January 1, 2020.

The week of February 9-16, 2020 is WMU Focus Week and the Heck-Jones Offerings which supports WMU.  Please support this offering as WMU is facing financial challenges at this time and needs our help.

The week of Prayer for North American Missions and Annie Armstrong Easter Offering is March 1-8, 2020.  Please support our missionaries.  Also pray for these missionaries and their families.

Our WMU Council is in the process of making plans for our Annual Missions Celebration on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Liberty.  There will be a time of registration and refreshments at 6:30 pm followed by the evening session at 7:00 pm.  Our guest speakers are Kim and Mark Wyatt from the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Field.   Please plan to attend.  It is going to be an exciting night.  You will receive a wonderful blessing!

Finally, Mission Extravaganza will be held this year at Pritchard Memorial Baptist Church, Charlotte, NC on April 24-25, 2020.  Registration information can be found on WMU NC’s website or in the Tarheel Talk.  Make your reservations early and save money!

May God keep each of you safe and healthy!


In Christ,

Pat Parks

Associational WMU Director

 

JANUARY 2020

 

Happy New Year!  This New Year promises to be an exciting year as we anticipate how the Lord will lead us!

Here is a quick recap of upcoming events and items of interest.  More to follow in our February newsletter:

 

· Churches WMU - dues are due @ 1/1/20.  $2.00 per member.

· WMU Focus Week & Heck Jones Offering – February 9 – 16, 2020

· Week of Prayer for North American Missions and Annie Armstrong Offering – March 1– 8, 2020

· WMU Annual Celebration – Tuesday March 17, 2020 @ Mt. Zion Baptist Church - Liberty

· WMU NC’s Missions Extravaganza – Friday & Sat.  April 24 – 25, 2020 @ Pritchard Memorial Church - Charlotte

 

God Bless each of you!

 

In Christ, Pat Parks

Associational WMU Director

DECEMBER 2019

 

 

2019 is almost over!  It is hard to believe! This year has flown by.  As we celebrate our Savior’s birth, think about the things you have done in His name this year.  I hope you are pleased with the things you have done in His honor!  Let’s pray that 2020 is the year we become even better servants for our Lord.

 

Please note $2.00 for each WMU member in your church is currently due.  Please remit.

 

Our Baptist Women’s World Day of Prayer at North Graham Baptist on November 4th, 2019 was wonderful!  Pauline and Patrick Mureithi, from Kenya were our guest speakers. What a blessing it was to hear them!  Leslie Dawson led us on a Prayer Walk and everyone enjoyed it.  We had 19 people in attendance.  If you did not attend, you missed a wonderful time of fellowship.

 

First Baptist – Burlington was the collection site for the Appalachian Backpack Ministry and they reported 347 back packs from 12 churches in our association were collected. 

 

Please pray during the Week of Prayer for International Missions and the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering December 1st through December 8th, 2019.  Pray that there will be an increase in the giving of the offering so financial needs of the International Mission Board can be met and missionaries may continue to spread God’s word.

 

Our 2020 Annual WMU Missions Celebration will be held at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Liberty on Tuesday, March 17, 2020.  It will be an exciting night, so mark your calendars and plan to attend. 

 

As we close 2019, I want to thank all the women who have promoted WMU in their churches this year.  Thanks to Garry Gates and his staff at the Mt. Zion Associational office for their help and support. I also want to thank the wonderful group of ladies that make up our Mt. Zion Associational WMU Council for all their hard work and dedication. We tackled many projects this year and they were successful.  Let’s make 2020 another great year in WMU!

Merry Christmas!

 

 

In Christ, Pat Parks

Associational WMU Director


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