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Want to get in on an in depth Bible study?

Gloria Thurman teaches such a class

on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at

9:30 a.m. in the Magnolia Room.

Join others who want to learn more

about God's Word!

How important is prayer in your life?

Does it give you a thrill when someone

tells you they are praying for you?

Wouldn't you like to do that for someone?

Beverly Swann leads a group of devoted

Christians each Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. in

the Magnolia Room to pray for your family,

church staff, church members, and many others!

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can_crush_296055RA Boys collect aluminum cans,

sell them and give the proceeds

to the MS Disaster Relief.  The

tabs from these cans are also

saved and money from them goes

to the Ronald McDonald House.

Woman’s Missionary Union

WMU is a Southern Baptist missions organization.   It promotes missions locally and globally to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ. The five underlying principles of WMU are:

                Pray for and give to missions
                Do missions
                Learn about missions
                Develop spiritually toward a missions lifestyle
                Participate in the work of the church and denomination

At First Baptist Church, WMU seeks to accomplish these principles by leading women and children in missions involvement.

Times and Locations

Wednesday night mission activities follow the Columbia Schools schedule. They meet in the Sunday school classrooms at 5:00 pm

                Mission Friends – children, ages 3 to 5

                R.A.s – boys, 1st – 6th grade

                G.A.s – girls, 1st – 6th grade

                Acteens – girls, 7th – 10th grade

                Women on Mission meet in the Magnolia Room.

Prayer group meets every Tuesday at 2 pm

Women on Mission meet the 2nd Tuesday of each month.

Bible Study group meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month.

In addition, the WMU provides meals for the PRCC BSU in Poplarville. This spring we are doing a meal for the PRCC BSU in Hattiesburg, as well. In conjunction with the Song Rehab, the WMU has a birthday party for the residents one month each year. The WMU usually provides the program for the WMU/Brotherhood joint meetings twice a year.

WMU HISTORY

     In 1845 the Southern Baptists were organized.  They did not encourage women's groups because those groups in the North were anti-slavery.  The SBC was afraid such groups in the South would give women too much power.

     After the Civil War, dire necessity gave women new leadership roles as they became nurses, teachers, farmers, tradespersons, and church leaders.  They were often the ones who gave the financial support to the churches.  In spite of this, they were not given a voice in the church.  Women were allowed to attend the SBC only if they sat in the balcony.