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
The WMU Emphasis for 2018-2019 is Unshakeable 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).
Upcoming August – December
August – Christmas in August
REMEMBER WE ARE DOING CAPS FOR THE SEAFARERS MINISTRY. OUR GOAL IS 1000 CAPS – DELIVER THEM TO THE ASSOCIATIONAL OFFICE BY SEPTEMBER 13, 2018
September 22, 2018
GA and CA Day at Connie Maxwell Children’s Home, Greenwood, SC, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
September 13, 2018
Fall training will be held at the association office on September 13th from 7:00-8:30 with registration and refreshments beginning at 6:30. The leadership team should bring finger foods and sandwiches at 6:00.
Seafarers Caps are due at the association office on September 13, 2018. We will meet at the association office on Saturday, September 29, 2018, at 9:30 to wrap caps. You are encouraged to bring curl ribbon if you have any.
September 27, 2018
The Carnival Luncheon will be held on Thursday, September 27, 2018 from 11:00-2:00. Charlotte will take care of having flyers made in English and in Spanish and we will give them out on Wednesday afternoon, September 26, 2018 at 2:00. Debbie and Charlotte are in charge of this event.
September 28, 2018
The Military Appreciation Picnic will be held on September 28, 2018. We are asked to bake cookies and place them in individual serving bags and deliver them to the Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, September 27, 2018 before noon.
October is Cooperative Program month.
October 2, 2018
Our trip to deliver the Seafarers Caps and tour the ship will be on October 2, 2018. Charlotte has graciously offered to drive the bus. We will meet at the association office at 10:00 to load boxes so we can leave by 11:00. Everyone will need to bring a bag lunch and Gail is bringing a cooler of bottled water. We will tour the ship at 2:00. Jenny will check on parking. Anyone going needs to give Jenny their name, date of birth, and drivers’ license number. You will also have to have a picture ID when you get there. Jenny, Gene, Cathy, Karen, Gail, Cynthia, Diane, Charlotte, and Janice have signed up to go.
October 8, 2018
The Santee Association Mission Celebration and Annual Meeting will be held on Monday, October 8 2018, at Northside Baptist Church beginning at 5:00.
October 14, 2018
Global Hunger Sunday is October 14th and we are encouraged to promote it in our churches.
October 19 – 21, 2018
Carolina Girls will be held at Lawndale Baptist Church in Greensboro, NC, on October 19-21, 2018.
November 3, 2018
Refresh, a getaway for women, will be held at Camp LaVida on Saturday, November 3, 2018.
November 5, 2018
The Baptist Women’s World Day of Prayer is Monday, November 5, 2018. Karen has asked Paxville Baptist Church to host the program. Karen is in charge of this program.
November 6, 2018
The Appalachian Backpacks are due at the association office on November 6, 2018. Our goal this year is 125. Last year we got 123. Jenny will make copies of the Christmas Story off the WMU website and will make the copies at New Salem and charge our WMU account for the copies.
November 11-19, 2018
OCC Shoebox Collection Week
Westside Baptist Church
November 13, 2018
Christmas Prisoner Packets are due at the association office on November 13, 2018.
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 x8 (no wire bound or composition books)
- One adult toothbrush (individually factory-sealed, no multi-packs)
- Five first-class #10 Stamp-Embossed Envelopes (from US Post Office – no regular stamps)
- 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)Please DO NOT INCLUDE: washcloths, toothbrush holders, floss, soap dishes, combs
Please take all Christmas packets to the Santee Baptist Association: November 13,2018 between 1 & 4 PM
All items must fit in the zipper bag with zipper bag with zipper closed securely.
November 13-14, 2018
The SC Baptist Convention will be held on November 13-14, 2018 at Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church in North Charleston, SC.
December 2-9, 2018
The week of prayer for International Missions is December 2-9, 2018. Please promote the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering and the mission study on Refugees in your churches.
December 3, 2018
Prisoner Packets are due at St. Andrews Baptist Church on Bush River Road in Columbia on December 3, 2018 before noon.
December 4, 2018
Christmas at Camp LaVida will be held on Tuesday, December 4, 2018.
December 4, 2018
Cookies for Shower Shaw with Cookies are due on December 4, 2018.