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 2019-2020 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.
January 19, 2020 – Sanctity of Human Life Sunday
February 2, 2020 – Souper Bowl of Caring
February 10-16, 2020 – Focus on WMU week
An opportunity to remind your church of the what, why and how of WMU.
February 15, 2020 – Children’s Mission Day – The children will continue to collect donations for the Tiny House Project for United Ministries.
Support our children this Saturday around town (Walmart and Simpson Hardware) as they are out collecting money 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. Pam is the Leadership Development Strategist, for South Carolina WMU. Ladies, mark your calendars now and plan to join us for an evening of fun, good food, Christian fellowship and WMU updates! Everyone is asked to bring your favorite salad such as; fruit, chicken, pasta, etc. Beverages and crackers provided. Click for flyer.
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. A tangible way to meet the physical needs of those in your community is through health kits. Last year we collected 1126 kits. Our goal this year is 1400. These kits will be distributed in Cleveland, Detroit, Truck Stop Chapel, United Ministries, and many other places. These health kits are due at the association office on April 30, 2020. The health kits should be placed in a 2-gallon zip lock type bag and include the following items:
- 1 toothbrush
- 1 toothpaste (6 oz. or larger)
- 1 soap (4-6 oz.)
- 1 washcloth
- 1 bath towel
- I comb
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
August, 2020 – Please remember our Christmas in August missionaries in August, 2020.
SEPTEMBER THROUGH DECEMBER 2020
September 13-20, 2020 – Season of Prayer for State Missions. Please encourage your churches to give to the Janie Chapman Offering. State Goal: $1,800,000
Fall Training – There will be no fall training this year. The leadership team will be willing to come to your church for training.
Due to COVID-19 there will be no Carnival Luncheon this year.
October 2020 is Cooperative Program month.
Shaw Appreciation Picnic – Possibly in October (date to be announced) – Churches are asked to bake cookies for dessert, place in individual serving bags and bring to the Sumter Chamber of Commerce between 9:00 and noon.
October 11, 2020 – Global Hunger Sunday
October 13, 2020 – Seafarers caps are due at the association office. I am hoping for 1500 caps this year. All Seafarers caps need to be turned in by October 13, 2020.
October 18 – 25, 2020 – Week of Prayer for Associational Missions.
October 22, 2020 – Santee Baptist Association Missions Celebration & Annual Meeting – It will be held from 5:30-8:00 at New Salem Baptist Church. Please encourage everyone to attend! Click here for flyer!
November 2, 2020 – Baptist Women’s World Day of Prayer – Time and place to be announced.
November 17, 2020 – Christmas Backpacks for Appalachia – The backpacks are due at the Grace Baptist Church between the hours of 10:00 am and 12:00 pm. Our goal this year is 300. You can pick up copies of the Christmas Story and all the information about the backpacks at the association office or they can be printed from the SC WMU website.
November 9-10, 2020 – South Carolina Baptist Convention Annual Meeting will be held at First Baptist Church, Columbia.
November 16 – 23, 2020 – Operation Christmas Child (OCC) Shoebox collection week. Shoeboxes are due at Westside Baptist Church. OCC Collection Dates and Times:
- Mon, November 16 9 am – 12 pm
- Tues, November 17 2 pm – 6 pm
- Wed, November 18 2 pm – 9 pm
- Thu, November 19 10 am – 1 pm
- Fri, November 20 2 pm – 6 pm
- Sat, November 21 11 am – 1 pm
- Sun, November 22 1 pm – 6 pm
- Mon, November 23 8 am – 11 am
November 29 – December 6, 2020 – Season of Prayer for International Missions – Please promote the mission study on Mexico City and the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering in your churches
December 1, 2020 – Prisoner packets are due at the association office (see insert). Our goal for the association is 500 packets. WMU Directors please check your packets.
December 2, 2020 – Shower Shaw with Cookies – A drop off location will be announced. Please watch the newspaper for this announcement. Boxes and tins work better than bags and please put the number of dozens on each package.
Thank you for supporting missions in your church, community, association, our state and in our nation so that everyone may hear the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Remember we are commissioned by the Great Commission to “GO” and be sowers of the “WORD”.
In His Service,
The Santee Association WMU 2020-2021 Leadership Team