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FOCUS ON MISSIONS

SEPTEMBER 2023

 

“Be on the lookout for everything I have prepared for you…. I am your Guide, as well as your constant Companion.  I know every step of the journey ahead of you, all the way to heaven.”

Excerpt from Jesus Calling, written by Sarah Young, page 227.

 

Upcoming

 

Tuesday, September 19th, Picnic for the Hearing Impaired, 5:30 arrivals, 6:00 meal and program.

NEW LOCATION – Holly Hill Baptist Church in Burlington.  Hope to see you there!

 

WMUNC Red Box Ministry – We will collect 500 adult toothbrushes, asking for 40 from each church.  They are to be individually wrapped, a single product.  No multipacks will be accepted.  Bring to the Mount Zion association office by Friday, October 26th.

 

Appalachian Backpack Ministry – Bring your filled backpacks to First Baptist Church Burlington on Saturday, November 4th, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.   Last year NC Baptists provided 20,275 backpacks that were distributed to VA, WV, NC, PA and in the Graffiti churches in MD, Manhattan and Bronx NY.

 

Baptist Women’s World Day of Prayer service, Monday, November 6th, 7:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church Mebane in the sanctuary.  Come and hear about the miracles God provided to a missionary couple who were in the mission field for 19 years!

 

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                                                                   

 

 

August 2023

Love one another.  God doesn’t give us the option of whom to love.  His call is to love others as much as we love ourselves.  As children of God we are to act as such.  Jesus said to do good to our enemies to the point of lending money without expecting repayment.   Missionaries excel at this, but it can still be hard.  Pray this month for God to show us new ways to show love and mercy that break cultural barriers.  (From August Mission Mosaic, page 30).

 

Upcoming

 

Tuesday, September 19, Picnic for Hearing Impaired, 5:30 arrivals, 6:00 meal and program. Currently scheduled for Riverside Baptist Church in Graham, pending completed renovations in the fellowship building.

 

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                                     

July 2023

BCH Back to School Reminder

 

If your church signed up to provide items for the Baptist Children’s Home, please get your donations to Pat Parks, jwpii@att.net or to the Association office by Monday 7/24.

 

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.

 

 

Compassion is important.  God described himself as compassionate and gracious (Ex. 34:6).  The Merriam-Webster dictionary definition is “sympathetic consciousness of others’ distress together with a desire to alleviate it.”  Let’s meditate on how compassion may manifest in our life so we can be a blessing to someone in both thought and deed.  (from July Mission Mosaic, page 30).

 

                                  

June 2023

Who is our neighbor? Jesus challenges our prejudices, mindsets, and attitudes. It’s an act of faith to receive God’s gracious love for us, but it’s a one-sided relationship if we only receive. Our response to God’s love for us is to love Him with our heart and actions. Loving God is the starting point of loving our neighbors. This month let’s pray to love God with all we have and are.

Luke 10:25-37 (from Mission Mosaic magazine, June 2023, page 30).

 

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.

 

May grace surprise you kindly along your way – Emily P. Freeman

 

May 2023

Most of our decisions are based on the results we expect.  But what are the results of prayer?  Prayer is the means of communication between people and God; its accomplished via the Holy Spirit; and is the means by which the Christian knows God.  This month pray His Spirit would fill you with His love and that you would trust He is working beautiful changes in your mind and spirit.  Philippians 1:10-11 (from Mission Mosaic magazine, May 2023, page 30). 

 

Upcoming

 

National Day of Prayer, Thursday, May 4.  Celebrate at local churches.

 

Picnic for the Visually Impaired, Tuesday May 9 at Riverside Baptist Church, 1568 E Harden Street in Graham.  5:30 p.m. registration, 6:00 p.m. meal and program.  DOOR PRIZES are needed.  Please label for

 

NC Baptist Hospital’s Mother’s Day celebration and offering, Sunday, May 14.  Celebrate at local churches.

 

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.

                                                                                            

 

April 2023

Our joy comes from the Lord.  It is dependent on the finished work of His death on the Cross for our sins.  Nowhere is this joy better described than by Paul in the Book of Romans.  Paul couldn’t have done his missional work without the prayerful support of the church that commissioned him for his service to the Lord.  Let’s walk together in our calling as believers to share the joy of the Lord through prayer.  (from Mission Mosaic magazine, April 2023, page 30). 

 

Upcoming

 

WMU-NC Women’s Mission Conference (ME) – “IGNITE” – will be held Friday afternoon – Saturday, April 28-29 at Lawndale Baptist Church, 3505 Lawndale Drive in Greensboro.  Registration is OPEN!!  Check the WMUNC website.

 

National Day of Prayer, Thursday, May 4.

 

Picnic for the Visually Impaired, Tuesday May 9 at Riverside Baptist Church, 1568 E Harden Street in Graham.  5:30 p.m. registration, 6:00 p.m. meal and program.

 

NC Baptist Hospital’s Mother’s Day celebration and offering, Sunday, May 14.

 

Ongoing

 

NEW!!  NEW!! 

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.

 

“He is not here; he has risen, just as he said.  Come and see the place where he lay.”

Matthew 28:6 (NIV)

 


Karen Rice - Associational WMU Director

March 2023

Jesus provided an excellent template for prayer in Matthew 6:9-13, the Lord’s Prayer. David wrote psalms in hard times, good times and everything in between.  David knew that no matter what peril he faced, God was his light and salvation, and his stronghold.  Let’s pray this month God would open our heart to grow in the discipline of prayer and give us a spirit like David’s to praise Him no matter what.  Passage:  Psalm 27:1-14.   Focus: Psalm 27:6-7 (from Mission Mosaic magazine, March 2023, page 30).  Order your digital or printed copy at wmunc.org. 

 

Upcoming

North American Missions Week of Prayer & Annie Armstrong Offering scheduled for March 5-12 at local churches. The 2023 theme is "United: Called to be One." The scripture verse is Phillippians 2:1-2.  The national offering goal is $70 million.

 

WMU Annual Celebration

Tuesday, March 21st

6:30 p.m. refreshments  *  7:00 p.m. meeting

Glencoe Baptist Church

Family Life Center hall across the street

2556 Glencoe Street in Burlington

Guest speakers

Retired husband and wife, IMB missionaries to Asia. 

For their safety we won’t publish their names. 

Mark your calendars!!

 

WMU-NC Women’s Mission Conference (ME) – “IGNITE” – will be held Friday afternoon – Saturday, April 28-29 at Lawndale Baptist Church, 3505 Lawndale Drive in Greensboro.  Registration is OPEN!!  Check the WMUNC website.

 

Picnic for the Visually Impaired, Tuesday May 9 at Riverside Baptist Church, 1568 E Harden Street in Graham.  5:30 p.m. registration, 6:00 p.m. meal and program.

 

Ongoing

NEW!!  NEW!! 

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.

 

 

Annie Armstrong said, “What a glorious thing it is to be a co-worker with God in winning the world for Christ.” 

Karen Rice - Associational WMU Director

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