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

 

NOVEMBER 2019

November is here and it is a time to be thankful for our families and our friends.   Thank God for all his many blessings!

 

Thank you to the churches for the donations of pairs of gloves for the Women’s Correctional Centers in North Carolina.  This is wonderful ministry and a way to show God’s love to these women.

 

The Appalachian Back Pack Ministry collection date is Saturday, November 2, 2019.  First Baptist Burlington is the collection site.

 

Our World Day of Prayer will be hosted by North Graham Baptist on Monday, November 4, 2019 at 7:00 pm.   Our special speakers for this evening will be Church Planters, Pauline and Patrick Mureithi, from Kenyan, residing in Raleigh.  This time of prayer is very important and we have the privilege of joining with fellow Christians to pray.  Our country, our churches, our missionaries, recent hurricane victims and so many other concerns need to be lifted up to our Father.  Our WMU theme is “Unshakable Pursuit” and we know that everything we do for Him is worthwhile!  Please plan to attend.  You will be blessed. 

The collection week for Operation Christmas Child- Samaritan’s Purse—shoeboxes is November 18 - 25, 2019.

 

The WMU council is hosting the Ministers Christmas Banquet on Thursday, December 5, 2019.  Invitations have been mailed and your RSVP is due no later than November 26, 2019 to the association office.  We need your reply so we may prepare.

 

The Week of Prayer for International Missions and the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering is December 1 - 8, 2019.  We need to pray for the International Mission Board as they struggle financially.  We also need to encourage our churches to increase their giving to the Lottie Moon Offering.  Pray for these missionaries as they spread God’s message.

 

WMU dues for the 2019-2020 year are due by January 1, 2020.  Each Baptist Women’s Group is asked to contribute $2.00 for each member.  These monies help our Associational WMU to serve our churches during the year.  Please make your checks payable to Mt. Zion Associational WMU and mail to Margaret Muegge, 1802 Meadowview Drive, Graham, NC 27253.   (This address is a change from last year.)

 

Our 2020 Annual WMU Missions Celebration will be Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Liberty.  Please mark your calendars.  More details to follow in the months ahead!

In Christ,

Pat Parks
Associational WMU Director

 

OCTOBER 2019

Fall is here! In a short period of time, we will see God’s beautiful colors all around! What a wonderful time of year!

 

Our WMU emphasis for this year is “Unshakable Pursuit” and we need to know God more, show his love unconditionally and make disciples who make disciples.

 

Our Picnic for the Hearing Impaired on September 17, 2019 was wonderful. Our theme was “Island Cruise”, with Captain Bob Stephenson! Donna Woody was our interpreter. Cindy Atkins had a great devotional. The food was delicious and we had great fun and fellowship. We thank Glenda Carden, Ann Perry, Cindy Atkins and Karen Rice for their hard work and the members of Riverside Baptist for all their help.

 

Please remember if you have changes from last year for the Leadership Form, mail your completed 2019-2020 Church WMU Leadership Team Reports to WMU NC at P.O. Box 18309, Raleigh, N.C. 27619, along with a copy to my attention at Mt. Zion Associational WMU, c/o Margaret Muegge, 1802 Meadowview Drive Graham, N.C. 27253. Thank you to the ones that have advised me of changes!

 

Just a reminder that the Red Box item for the Women’s Correctional Centers in North Carolina is 35 pair of ladies knit gloves from each church.  These need to be delivered to the Mt. Zion Associational Office no later than Tuesday, October 15, 2019.

 

The Appalachian Back Pack Ministry’s collection date is Saturday, November 2, 2019. Time is 9 am to 3 pm. First Baptist Church Burlington is the collection site.

 

Our World Day of Prayer will be hosted by North Graham Baptist on Monday, November 4, 2019 at 7:00 pm. Our special speakers for this evening will be Church Planters, Pauline and Patrick Mureithi, from Kenyan, residing in Raleigh. Please plan to attend. You will be blessed. This is also a time for us to join together to pray for our Nation and other concerns.

 

CORRECTION! The collection week for Operation Christmas Child- Samaritan’s Purse shoeboxes is November 18 - 25, 2019.  I was originally given the wrong dates!

 

The Week of Prayer for International Missions & the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering 2019 is December 1 - 8, 2019.

 

Invitations for the “Minister’s Christmas Banquet” on Thursday, December 5, 2019 at Fellowship Baptist Church, will be mailed shortly. Please RSVP promptly.

 

WMU dues for the 2019-2020 year are due by January 1, 2020. Each Baptist Women’s Group is asked to contribute $2.00 for each member. These monies help our Associational WMU to serve our churches during the year. Please make your checks payable to Mt. Zion Associational WMU and mail to Margaret Muegge, 1802 Meadowview Drive, Graham, N.C. 27253. (This address is a change from last year.)

 

Our 2020 Annual WMU Missions Celebration will be Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Liberty. Please mark your calendars. More details to follow in the months ahead!

In Christ,

Pat Parks
Associational WMU Director

 

 

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