Missions

 

Missionary Union was organized nationally in 1888 for the sole purpose of supporting missionaries and mission endeavors.  WMU offers organizations for all ages, birth through adults.  Holly Springs currently has organizations for preschoolers, children (grades 1-5), and adult women.  We are open to beginning new organizations as interest dictates, especially a myMISSION group for women in their twenties and thirties.  For questions call Mary Bennett at 895-1429.  For more information check the WMU website www.wmu.com.

Objectives:  pray for missions; engage in mission action and witnessing; learn about missions; support missions; develop spiritually toward a missions lifestyle, participate in the work of the church and the denomination.

 

 

Mission Friends is the WMU organization for preschoolers, aged birth through kindergarten.  In Mission Friends preschoolers begin to understand the concept of praying, giving, and doing missions, and that everyone in the world needs to know about God.  Mission Friends follow the school calendar and meet each Wednesday in room 105 of the education building from 6:30-7:15 pm for preschool choir and Mission Friends.  
Leaders are:  Tara Melton, Jane Harmon, Teresa Morrow, Cindy Spriggs

Children in Action (CA) is the co-ed organization for children in grades 1-5.  Children in Action helps children grow spiritually as they learn the biblical basis of missions and discover their part in God's plan.  CAs engage in  Bible Study, games, interactive activities, watch mission videos, participate in mission projects, pray for and correspond with missionaries, and support missions by giving to missions offerings. CAs follow the school calendar and meet in room 106 of the educational building on Wednesdays from 7:15-8:15 pm.

Leaders are:  Mary Bennett, Kim Noe, Sandra Workman

Topic of study for April:  "Much About Madagascar"

CAs will meet missionaries Jeremy and Angela Newton, and Adam and Suzie Hailes along with their children.  CAs will discover basic facts about Madagascar and hear faith stories of missionaries and their work.

 


 Women on Mission allows women, regardless of age, to be involved in missions discipleship.  Women on Mission allows members to reach out to their community to lead others to Christ, be encouraged to pray and give to missions, learn about missions so they can be more effective in mission causes and personally grow in the missions lifestyle.  Currently there is one Women on Mission group.  The "Mission Action" group meets on the fourth Monday of each month at 7 PM in the family room of the Christian Life Center.  The focus of this group is doing a different mission action/ministry project each month.  In addition, the  group has an emphasis on praying for missionaries and others in need of prayer.  The meeting closes with light refreshments and fellowship.

Leaders are:  Teresa Morrow, Diane Rogers

Project for April is bringing non-food items for the church pantry:  shampoo, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, feminine hygiene items. 

Operation Christmas Child - created in 1990 by Dave and Jill Cooke for children in Romania. Dave contacted Franklin Graham to ask if he'd like to assist in getting more shoeboxes packed for children in Eastern Europe. Graham almost dropped the ball on his commitment, but came through after partnering with a church and others. Dave Cooke started Teams 4 U, while Franklin took on Operation Christmas Child as a project of Samaritan's Purse. Each November thousands of churches, groups and individual donors prepare and collect shoeboxes filled with toys, school supplies, personal items, and other small gifts. These boxes are then distributed in over 100 countries through national teams of volunteers who are connected locally to the children receiving the gifts. From 1993 through 2012, over 100 million gift boxes have been handed out in more than 130 countries.
 
THIS MONTH!
Mission Action-May 19 7:00 p.m.
Mission Project for May-Supply paper products and cleaning supplies for Marietta Baptist Camp.  toilet tissue, paper towels, bowl cleaner, scrubbers and cleaning products
 
CA'S will be learnig about Christian Womens' and Christian Mens' Job Corps.
 
May 7 & 14   Regular Schedule
May 21          6:30 practice for recognition service
May 28           6:00 prepare for recognition service at 6:30 service in sanctuary.
                        Parents & Guests invited.  Last meeting till fall school begins.