FOCUS ON MISSIONS

December 2022

 

Upcoming

The focus on international missions supported by gifts given to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering is happening this month.  This annual offering is collected by Southern Baptists. The offering was officially named in 1918 by WMU in honor of Lottie Moon, a life-long missionary to China, who urged churches to give sacrificially.

 

Completed

Appalachian Backpacks – We collected 443 backpacks this year toward a goal of 19,000.  Thank you to everyone involved in continuing this ministry each year.  Pray for the children that will receive the backpacks.

 

Baptist Women’s World Day of Prayer service was held on Monday, November 7th at First Baptist Church Graham and was also live streamed!  We had 41 attendees at the church and 9 online. Dianne Keck Jones is a joyful, humorous and convicting speaker.  She gave us insight into her missionary experiences and how to translate that to our lives where we live.  Thank You, Dianne!

 

Ongoing

The WMU is accepting the following items to be given as bingo prizes for the senior games held monthly – bird feeders, bird seed, gloves, toboggans, winter socks, toilet tissue, Kleenex, paper towels, shampoo, deodorant, soap, shaving cream, after shave, seasonal gifts and small jewelry boxes.  Check your 2022 Missions Calendar for game dates and locations.   Items can be brought to the Mount Zion Association office in Burlington.

 

The Alamance/Orange DOC prison ministry is not accepting birthday cards for the foreseeable future.  If you wish to support the birthday ministry mail your $50 contribution to Chaplain Josh LeRoy, Alamance/Orange Prison Ministry, PO Box 1149, Hillsborough, NC 27278.  Checks can be made out to Alamance/Orange Prison Ministry.  Cost covers food and drinks for one birthday month.

 

 

Merry Christmas!!

Karen Rice - Associational WMU Director

 

November 2022

 

 

Passage:  Genesis 1:26-31; Focus: Genesis 1:27 “So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.” 

 

This means we have the capacity to reflect God’s character and be in relationship with Him.  All people have dignity, worth, and value because we are made in His image.  We are God’s image bearer.  (paraphrased from November Mission Mosaic Magazine, page 30).  Order your copy through the WMU Store.

 

Upcoming

November 5 – Saturday – Appalachian Backpacks drop off, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church Burlington, 400 South Broad Street, Burlington, NC 27215.  Remember to pray for the child that will receive the backpack.  Please do not attach anything to the outside of the bag.

 

November 7 – Monday – Baptist Women’s World Day of Prayer service will be held at First Baptist Church Graham beginning at 7:00 pm.  Our guest speaker is Dianne Keck Daniels, a Burlington native and former Mount Zion Baptist Association WMU Director, among her many other projects and responsibilities she was called to do.  Hope to see you there!!!  THIS SERVICE CAN BE VIEWED ONLINE via fbcgraham.org.

 

Ongoing

The WMU is accepting the following items to be given as bingo prizes for the senior games held monthly – bird feeders, bird seed, gloves, toboggans, winter socks, toilet tissue, Kleenex, paper towels, shampoo, deodorant, soap, shaving cream, after shave, seasonal gifts and small jewelry boxes.  Check your 2022 Missions Calendar for game dates and locations.   Items can be brought to the Mount Zion Association office in Burlington.

 

The Alamance/Orange DOC prison ministry is not accepting birthday cards for the foreseeable future.  If you wish to support the birthday ministry mail your $50 contribution to Chaplain Josh LeRoy, Alamance/Orange Prison Ministry, PO Box 1149, Hillsborough, NC 27278.  Checks can be made out to Alamance/Orange Prison Ministry.  Cost covers food and drinks for one birthday month.

 

Karen Rice,

Associational WMU Director

 

 

October 2022

 

Passage:         Genesis 22:1-19.  Focus:  Genesis 22:6-13.  Live to Love

                           Others God’s Way.

 

God’s word and actions provide a blueprint to authentically love others.  Evidence of His love is interwoven throughout the Bible and still exits today, even during trying times.  Life can bring unforeseen requests by God that may cause us pain or discomfort, but we can always trust His goodness and that He ultimately will work things together for good.  Journey with me this month as we discover how love is essential in every area of our lives.  Let’s encounter evidence of God’s love for us through Scripture.  (paraphrased from October Mission Mosaic Magazine, page 30).  Order your copy through the WMU Store.

 

Upcoming

September 20 - Tuesday, Picnic for the Hearing Impaired will be held at Riverside Baptist Church in Graham - 5:30 pm arrival/registration and 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm meal and program.

 

By October 27th - Thursday, to association office – Red Box Prison Ministry – Our Association is providing LOTION.  Plastic bottles need to be 8-11 oz., twist on tops (no pump or flip tops), 35 from each church.  Thank you in advance for participating as you are able.

 

November 7 – Monday – The World Day of Prayer service will be held at First Baptist Church Graham beginning at 7:00 pm.  Our guest speaker is Dianne Keck Daniels, a Burlington native and former Mount Zion Baptist Association WMU Director, among her many other projects and responsibilities she was called to do.  Hope to see you there!!!

 

Ongoing

 

The WMU is accepting the following items to be given as bingo prizes for the senior games held monthly – bird feeders, bird seed, gloves, toboggans, winter socks, toilet tissue, Kleenex, paper towels, shampoo, deodorant, soap, shaving cream, after shave, seasonal gifts and small jewelry boxes.  Check your 2022 Missions Calendar for game dates and locations.   Items can be brought to the Mount Zion Association office in Burlington.

 

The Alamance/Orange DOC prison ministry is not accepting birthday cards for the foreseeable future.  If you wish to support the birthday ministry mail your $50 contribution to Chaplain Josh LeRoy, Alamance/Orange Prison Ministry, PO Box 1149, Hillsborough, NC 27278.  Checks can be made out to Alamance/Orange Prison Ministry.  Cost covers food and drinks for one birthday month.

 

May grace surprise you kindly along the way (from Emily P. Freeman)

 

Karen Rice - Associational WMU Director

September 2022

 

 

“3 Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.  4 Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.” Psalm 37:3-4.  The Hebrew root word for delight means enjoyment and pleasure. Spending time in His presence replaces worldly ambitions with delight in Him.  If our love for God is genuine, it is also visible in our obedience and trust in Him.  (from September Missions Mosaic prayer calendar, page 30.)

 

Upcoming

September 20 - Tuesday, Picnic for the Hearing Impaired will be held at Riverside Baptist Church in Graham - 5:30 pm arrival/registration and
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm meal and program.

 

By October 27th - Thursday, to association office – Red Box Prison Ministry – Our Association is providing LOTION.  Plastic bottles need to be 8-11 oz., twist on tops (no pump or flip tops), 35 from each church. 

 

November 7 – Monday – The World Day of Prayer service will be held at First Baptist Church Graham beginning at 7:00 pm.  Our guest speaker is Dianne Keck Daniels.

 

Ongoing

UPDATED:  The WMU is accepting the following items to be given as bingo prizes for the senior games held monthly – bird feeders, bird seed, gloves, toboggans, winter socks, toilet tissue, Kleenex, paper towels, shampoo, deodorant, soap, shaving cream, after shave, seasonal gifts and small jewelry boxes.  Check your 2022 Missions Calendar for game dates and locations.   Items can be brought to the Mount Zion Association office in Burlington.

 

The Alamance/Orange DOC prison ministry is not accepting birthday cards for the foreseeable future.  If you wish to support the birthday ministry mail your $50 contribution to Chaplain Josh LeRoy, Alamance/Orange Prison Ministry, PO Box 1149, Hillsborough, NC 27278.  Checks can be made out to Alamance/Orange Prison Ministry.  Cost covers food and drinks for one birthday month.

 

 

August 2022

“Make a joyful noise unto God, all ye lands.” Psalm 66:1 (KJV)

Simply be who we are – a child of God who wants to draw others into the family.  Let us catch that contagious spirit.  (paraphrased from August Missions Mosaic prayer calendar.)

 

Upcoming

September 20 - Tuesday, Picnic for the Hearing Impaired will be held at Riverside Baptist Church in Graham - 5:30 pm arrival/registration and 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm meal and program.

 

By October 27th - Thursday, to association office – Red Box Prison Ministry – Our Association is providing LOTION.  Plastic bottles need to be 8-11 oz., twist on tops (no pump or flip tops), 35 from each church. 

 

November 7 – Monday - World Day of Prayer meeting – details coming soon!

 

Ongoing

The WMU is accepting the following men’s items to be given as bingo prizes for the senior games held monthly - After Shave, Body Wash, Caps, Gloves/work gloves, Shaving Cream, Flashlights, puzzles, regular and diabetic socks.  And we’re always in need of small empty Jewelry Boxes.  Check your 2022 Missions Calendar for game dates and locations.   Items can be brought to the Mount Zion Association office in Burlington.

 

The Alamance/Orange DOC prison ministry is not accepting birthday cards for the foreseeable future.  If you wish to support the birthday ministry mail your $50 contribution to Chaplain Josh LeRoy, Alamance/Orange Prison Ministry, PO Box 1149, Hillsborough, NC 27278.  Checks can be made out to Alamance/Orange Prison Ministry.  Cost covers food and drinks for one birthday month.