Winder First Baptist Church Women
Focus Scripture for 2017
“As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. 2 Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. 3 Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. 4 There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called;5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism; 6 one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.” Ephesians 4:1-6
Winder First Baptist Church Women exist to make disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ among the women of our church through Bible Study, Fellowship, Prayer, Missions Education & Service Together. Our Prayer is that every woman find a place in our community of believers where she can use her passion and giftedness to fulfill her calling and further the Kingdom of God.
Serving as our care givers this team is praying for those in need, sending out cards of encouragement and making phone calls. They have the honor of ministering to our pastors and their families. Many women who enjoy participating in the Son-Shine Team do so from the comfort of their own home at their own pace and their own schedule. A contact for this team is Wendy Koonce (770) 725-6799 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Serving as a welcoming team to new ladies joining our church this team is filled with the gift of hospitality. They host new member luncheons in their homes providing an opportunity for women new to the church to connect with other women at Winder First Baptist Church. This team has the joy of following up with and helping new women get plugged in where they may be interested in serving or being served. This also is the go to team to help plan and carry out hospitality needs for our Connect opportunities and special events. A contact for this team is Tammy Sauls (770) 289-6890 or email@example.com
Sit, Stitch & Serve
Filled with helping hands and serving hearts this team uses their gifts and talents, creative vision and wisdom as they work. From mentoring to hands on mission opportunities this team is here for everyone. Just like the name indicates some sit, some stitch and all serve. No special skills are required to participate on this team. A contact for this team is Vye Evans (404) 556-4489 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Woman’s Missionary Union
is a missions organization that has educated and involved generations upon generations in Christian missions. The purpose – to challenge Christian believers to understand and be radically involved in the mission of God – is accomplished through our age-level missions organizations, hands-on missions opportunities, and additional resources produced by the WMU organization. The main purpose of WMU is to educate and involve preschoolers, children, students, and adults in the cause of Christian missions. A few of our ongoing programs include Mission Friends for Pre-schoolers, GA’s for girls, RA’s for boys, women on mission for adult women and myMISSION for young adult women. Contact for WMU is Evenly Blount (770)867-9793 or email@example.com
Women on Mission offers ongoing missions involvement and learning that extends the globe. Winder First Baptist Church has several different “WOM” groups that meet:
The “Naomi” WOM Group meets on the 1st Monday of each month at noon in Narthex of the church. Contact: Shirley Mobley 770-586-5763 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Sarah Haun WOM Group meets the 2nd Monday of each month at 1:00 in room 301 at the church. Contact Doris Niblett 770-307-3970 or email@example.com
The Baptist Women WOM Group meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month in the evenings. Contact: Marsha Beshears 678-425-4691 or firstname.lastname@example.org
myMISSION is an organization for young women through which they learn about missions by engaging in Bible study and prayer, building community, and participating in missions projects in their area. Contact Mary Frances Threadgill 404-863-0489 or email@example.com
Baptist Nursing Fellowship
Healthcare professionals have the unique skill set to imitate Jesus’ ministry in their lives. They can use their professions as platforms for sharing the gospel. Baptist Nursing Fellowship is designed to help health-care professionals utilize their talents to fulfill their desires to serve God alongside other people. This group meets the 2nd Sunday of each month at 4:00 pm in room 312. Contact Rebecca Rogers (706) 340-4688 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Coming up in 2017
Have you ever wanted to laugh your tail off while you cooked(or learned to cook) in the kitchen? Then you should look forward to the evening we are planning with Jan Morton! Tasting Grace: A Mentoring-in-the-Kitchen Bible Study will be kicked off in 2017 with an awesome event with this hilarious lady. So, be on the lookout for more information and check out granjansjoy.com in the meantime!
If you have any questions, please contact our Women’s Ministry Team Leader, Anne Pack at (770) 307-7742 or Anneap@windstream.net or our Director of WMU, Evelyn Blount at (770) 867-9793.
In closing we would like to share a post we received from Mary Margaret Collingsworth is an event project coordinator at LifeWay in the women’s events area.
Walk Boldly Into Your Calling
- Pray and ask God to reveal and clarify your calling.
- Remember that these are given to edify the church—not yourself.
- Your call won’t look exactly like anyone else’s—we were all uniquely created for a purpose.
- Know yourself—what are you passionate about?
- Listen to the wise men and women in your life who know you—are they affirming where you feel like God is leading?
- Ask for feedback—know your strengths and weaknesses and learn how to receive criticism.
- Walk in a manner worthy of the calling (Ephesians 4:1-6).
- Fully surrender—hands open, whatever it looks like, wherever He may lead you to go.
God has called and equipped you to a specific task and purpose, so walk it out in full faith, believing that God will show you the next step along the way.