WMU has a unique role in the Great Commission by keeping the missions mandate before churches and engaging people of all ages in praying, giving, learning, and doing missions. WMU fulfills this Great Commission responsibility through churchwide emphases and projects and age-level organizations.
WMU activities include:
Hosting an annual Ladies Night Out event each February.
Coordinating special offerings to support missions:
o Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for International Missions (December)
o Annie Armstrong Easter Offering for North American Missions (March)
o Janie Chapman Offering for SC Missions (September)
Promoting several churchwide local and state mission projects:
o Health Kits (April)
o Prisoner Packets (November)
o Sharing God’s Love Food drive (July)
o Back to School Bash to help needy children
o Snack Pack Program to feed needy children
WMU Groups for Women
Women on Mission (WOM)
WOM functions primarily through small groups whose members seek to accomplish God’s mission purpose in the world. Common organizing interests include missions learning, missions praying, missions support, mission action, Bible and book study.
o Day Baptist Women Group - 2nd Tuesday, 10:00am.
Supporting and sponsoring the missions project for the Seafarers Ministry at the Charleston port with making, collecting, and preparing knitted/crotched caps for international seamen.
o Irene Wright Group - 1st Monday (except Sept. & Feb.), 9:30am.
Participating in a variety of monthly mission service projects in the community, such as women’s shelters and community centers, and assists with church-wide missions projects.
o Women of His Heart - 2nd Monday, 7:00pm. (Carnaggio home)
Supporting a variety of missions projects in the community such as Sister Care, and supporting church-wide mission projects. They facilitate a “feed the children” snack pack program for needy children in local school.
o LAW (Lunch Around the World) - One Saturday a month in different restaurants.
Participating in ministry projects at local apartment complexes, such as ministry to the elderly and disabled, organizing the “Back to School Bash” with a VBS/school supplies and a “Birthday Party for Jesus” for needy children in the community apartment complex.
o Hems of Grace - 1st Saturday at 9:00am.
Conducting projects to make duffle bags for children at Connie Maxwell Children’s Home, quilts for Appalachia, and clothing and other items for needy children in Kenya, working through a Kenyan Baptist Church pastor and directors of a children’s orphanage and school.
WMU Children’s Missions
o Girls in Action (GAs) and Royal Ambassadors (RAs) for boys - ages 6-11 or grades 1-6.
Children study, pray, and participate in missions opportunities including community activities, summer camp, and supporting church-wide mission projects and offerings. Wednesdays at 6:45pm.
o Mission Friends is for preschool children ages 2-5. Children begin to learn about praying, giving, and doing missions. Wednesdays at 6:45pm.
If you are interested in getting involved with WMU, please contact WMU Director, Vivian Watson- Watsvm@aol.com.