Our WMU Objectives Are:
- Pray for Missions
- Engage in mission action and witnessing
- Learn about and support missions
- Develop spiritually toward a missions lifestyle
- Participate in the work of the church and denomination
Our team met on July 27, 2019 to make plans for the 2019/2020 church year. The WMU Emphasis for 2018-2020 is Unshakable Pursuit. The critical issue is “Refugees”.
Our Watchword is, “My dear friends, stand firm and don’t be shaken. Always keep busy working for the Lord. You know that everything you do for Him is worthwhile.” (1 Corinthians 15:58 CEV).
Please put these dates and events on your church calendar and publish them in your church bulletin as events and activities come up.
August, 2019 – Christmas in August
September 14, 2019 – An Acteens/Youth on Mission Event at the Bridge at Green Street in Spartanburg
Shaw Appreciation Picnic – September 26, 2019 – Churches are asked to bake cookies for dessert and place in individual serving bags and bring to the Sumter Chamber of Commerce between 9:00 and noon.
September 24, 2019 – Carnival Luncheon – Debbie Mathis and Charlotte Bair will be making the plans and contacting you for your support and items for the luncheon and help needed for setup and cleanup. Your GA’s, RA’s, CA’s, Acteens, and Youth on Mission are asked to bake and bag cookies for the fair workers. Blood pressures will be checked. Health Kits will be given to all workers again this year as they leave. Thank you in advance for all you do to make this a special day for the carnival workers.
October is Cooperative Program month.
October 9-15, 2019 – Kevin has planned a mission trip to Maine for senior adults. The price is $500 per person.
October 13, 2019 – Global Hunger Sunday
October 17, 2019 – Seafarers caps are due at the association office. I am hoping for 1200 caps this year.
October 20-26, 2019 – Week of Prayer for Associational Missions
October 24, 2019 – Santee Baptist Association Missions Celebration & Annual Meeting – It will be held from 5:30-8:00 at Northside Memorial Baptist Church. The student led choir, Joyful Sound, from North Greenville University will be providing our music. Please encourage everyone to attend!
November 4, 2019 – Baptist Women’s World Day of Prayer – 7:00 with registration beginning at 6:30 at Eastside Baptist Church.
November 12 & 14, 2019 – Christmas Backpacks For Appalachia – The backpacks are due at the association office between the hours of 9:00 and 3:00. Our goal this year is 300. You can pick up copies of the Christmas Story and all the information about the backpacks at our fall training or at the association office or they can be printed from the SC WMU website.
November 12-13, 2019 – South Carolina Baptist Convention at Anderson Mill Road Baptist Church in Moore, SC.
November 18-25, 2019 – OCC Shoebox collection week
December 1-8, 2019 – Season of Prayer for International Missions – Please promote the mission study on Rohingya and the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering in your churches
December 3, 2019 – Prisoner packets are due at the association office (see insert). Our goal for the association is 500 packets. WMU Directors please check your packets.
Approved Packing List from
SC Department of Corrections:
- One BLACK non-retractable pen (no wire clip, no other color pen)
- One writing tablet no larger than 5-1/2 x8 (no wire bound or composition books or post-it notes)
- One adult toothbrush (individually factory-sealed, no multi-packs)
- Five first-class #10 Stamp-Embossed Envelopes (from US Post Office – no regular stamps, no other size envelopes)
- Two rolls of candy like LifeSavers, Mentos, Breath Savers (NO Smarties, Sweetarts, Necco Wafers, Rolos, Starburst, TicTacs)
- One 3.2oz. – 6oz. bar of soap (no travel size, no unwrapped/unboxed bars)
- One 4 oz. – 6 oz. toothpaste (no travel size)
- ONE-gallon size zipper bag (no other size bags accepted)
ALL ITEMS MUST FIT IN THE ZIPPER BAG WITH ZIPPER CLOSED SECURELY>
Please DO NOT INCLUDE: washcloths, toothbrush holders, floss, soap dishes, combs
Please take all Christmas packets to the Santee Association office by Tuesday, December 3, 2019.
December 3, 2019 – Christmas at Camp LaVida
December 5, 2019 – Shower Shaw with Cookies – A drop off location will be announced later as Swan Lake will be closed for renovations. Please watch the newspaper for this announcement. Boxes and tins work better than bags and please put the number of dozen on each package.
January 19, 2020 – Sanctity of Human Life Sunday
February 2, 2020 – Souper Bowl of Caring
February 10-16, 2020 – Focus on WMU week
February 15, 2020 – Children’s Mission Day – The children will continue to collect donations for the Tiny House Project for United Ministries.
February 20, 2020 – WMU Celebration & Salad Supper – Grace Baptist Church at 7:00 with registration beginning at 6:30. Pam Smith will be our guest speaker.
March 1-8, 2020 – Week of Prayer for North American Missions – Please promote the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering in your churches.
March 27-28, 2020 – WMU Missions Encounter & Annual Meeting – South Main Street Baptist Church, Greenwood, SC
April 4 and 18, 2020 – Camp LaVida work days
April 26, 2020 – Cooperative Program Day
April 21, 2020 – Santee Baptist WMU Spring Meeting – 7:00 with registration beginning at 6:30 at New Calvary Baptist Church
April 26, 2020 – Cooperative Program Sunday
April 30, 2020 – Health kits are due at the association office. Our goal this year is 1400.
May 10, 2020 – Mother’s Day Offering – Bethea and Martha Franks Retirement Communities provide housing and care for retired pastors, missionaries and lay leaders
May 10-June 21, 2020 – Baby Bottle Boomerang – Offering goes to the Sumter Pregnancy Center
June 7-8, 2020 – WMU, SBC Missions Celebration and Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida
June 28, 2020 – Mission Dignity Sunday – This offering assists retired ministers and spouses.
July 8-11, 2020 – Blume, a gathering for girls who’ve completed 5th-12th grades, to celebrate missions. Germantown Church, Memphis, TN
July, 2020 – Churches will collect Duffle Bags & Bibles
Please encourage children and youth to go to Camp LaVida in June, July and August, 2020.