Women On Mission
As we enter the advent season, let’s remember that this can be a very stressful time for many of our friends and families. One of the most common emotions we experience is stress. Stress comes from many areas of our lives that include illness, loss of a loved one and the inability to provide for our families.
Know that true freedom from the weight of stress can only be found in God’s Word. Here are verses that you can go to when the weight of your burdens start to overpower you. (Matt: 11:28-30, Phil. 4:6-7, Is. 40:31, James 1:2-4) As you read the verses; think, how these verses help me find relief from my stress, and what are they telling me to do differently.
As we begin our special Christmas offering along with our Christmas Post Office (30 cents per card), be aware of the many people in our communities, state, country and around our world that will benefit from this special offerings. Women on Missions have set our offering at $2,500. Please note, this is only a suggestion, but know that we are grateful for all that you are led to give. Our Christmas envelopes offer three options to choose from: State Missions, Southern Baptist Convention and Cooperative Baptist Fellowship VA.
As the New Year draws near and you ladies are considering resolutions for the new year, think about making the best New Year’s Resolution ever; visit and/or join one of our Women On Mission Groups in January. You will find dates, times and places in the bulletin and Crier.
- 1 – 31 Christmas Mission Emphasis Offering: $2,500
- 10 Helping Hands Christmas party at Pat Wright’s, 1:30pm
- 10 Annette Hall meets at Susan Gaske’s, 11am
- 10 Mission Vision at Bobbi Gehr’s home, 11am
- 15 Jane’s GAs and RAs Christmas party at Leslie Baker’s, (Parents are included.), after church
- 10 Acteens Christmas party, at Pat Wright’s home, after church
- 7 Annette Hall group meets at FISH*
- 8 WMU Council meeting
- 14 Helping Hands groups meets at FISH*
- 21 Mission Vision group meets at FISH*
- Blood Drive in Hospitality Center, 2-7pm
- 26 Jane’s GAs, RAs and Acteens, lunch and meeting
- 28 Members from all mission groups meet at FISH*
*January is the month that our mission groups help out at FISH instead of their regular meeting. Times are 9am to Noon and 1pm to 3pm.
Dear church family,
As I finish up my last year as the director of the WHBC Women on Mission, I want you to know just how special all the ladies of Walnut Hills are to me. Whether you are involved in a group or not, your support for our groups and the missions we support throughout the year have blessed me over and over again. I know that as Margaret Honeycutt takes over the first of January, you will encourage her and support her and pray for her as she continues the tradition of WMU at WHBC
Love and Blessings, Leslie Baker
Royal Ambassadors (RAs)
On December 15th, the boys will join with Jane’s GAs for their annual Christmas Party. Their parents are also invited to the home of Leslie Baker, immediately after church. During the party, the RAs and Gas will make ornaments that they will take to the residents at an area nursing home.
In January, the boys will continue to work on the fidget boards. When completed, they will take the boards to a local Alzheimer’s Facility. These boards are therapeutic, as the patients will use them to occupy their hands. The RAs will also be learning about compassion for others. Throughout the month, they will hear about Jerry andChristi Haag and their ministry of One More Child (the international ministries of Florida Baptist Children’s Homes) and how they help meet children’s physical needs and share God’s love with them.
Acteens will have their annual lunch/Christmas party at Pat Wright’s after worship, Sunday December 15th. We will purchase a gift for our “adopted refugee” and deliver it before Christmas. Thank you for your generous donations at the November 17th bake sale. The girls donated a Thanksgiving food basket to our Nov. 24th guest speaker, Ambar Leon, and will send an offering to Will Cumbia, “adopted Missionary” for Virginia Partnerships serving in Austria.
January 26, 2020 – Acteens will resume their regular schedule for lunch, program and mission activity. Happy New Year!
If you’ve never discovered the joy of missions, join a WMU group (Women on Mission, Acteens, GAs or RAs) and be blessed as you become a blessing to someone in need.
Girls In Action (GAs)
On December 15, the girls will join the RAs for the annual Christmas Party at Leslie Baker’s House and will make Christmas Ornaments to share with those at a local nursing home.
The girls will continue to correspond with Brittany Mumma, a missionary in Panama, to encourage her and the calling God placed on her heart.
The GAs, along with the RAs, are also looking at the international ministry of One more Child (part of the international ministries of Florida Baptist Children’s Homes) founded by Jerry Haag and his wife, Christi. We will also write to encourage them, as well as other Missionaries we study on a monthly basis. One more Child helps children be placed in foster care homes, and when possible, keep the family together. They also help support the foster children’s needs. In addition to their work with children, they help feed the hungry worldwide. We will look for several opportunities throughout the year to reach out to those in our community.
Focus: Hospice House Needed:
- fabric softener sheets
- facial tissues
- trash bags: 39 gal., 13 gal.,7-10 gal.
- canned soft drinks: Coke, Diet Coke, Ginger Ale, Sprite, Pepsi
- Lysol disinfectant spray
- air freshener or disinfectant sprays
- cake, cookie, brownie mixes & frostings
January Box Focus: Homeless
- men’s knit stocking caps
- ladies’ knit stocking caps
- adult underwear (various sizes)
- adult socks (various socks)