COVID-19 RESPONSE


March 16, 2020

Our top priority is the health, safety and well-being of our participants, and with the rapidly progressing spread of COVID-19, the Woman's Missionary Union of Texas Executive Committee has decided to cancel the 2020 Annual Meeting & Missions Celebration scheduled for March 27-28 at Oakwood Baptist Church in New Braunfels, Texas. 

Refunds

  • Participants will receive a refund based upon your original method of payment in 2-7 business days.
  • Exhibitors will receive your refund as a check in the mail. 

In the midst of COVID-19, the ministry of WMU of Texas continues. Click the link below to donate your refund to the Mary Hill Davis Offering.

> Support the Mary Hill Davis Offering

Regional Training Events

While we do not plan to reschedule the 2020 annual meeting, you will have an opportunity for training and fellowship during our fall regional training events in North Texas and West Texas. Stay tuned for more information, and we appreciate your patience as we process this significant change to our plans. 

2021 Annual Meeting & Missions Celebration

The 2021 Annual Meeting & Missions Celebration will be held on April 16-17 at First Baptist Richardson in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

rESOURCES

Connect

WMU of Texas Facebook group

To help churches and families during the COVID-19 pandemic, we have created a WMU of Texas Facebook group to fellowship, share advice with one another and publish resources & trainings for ministry leaders. 

> Join Facebook Group

Weekly Live Videos

Missions Mondays:
Each Monday at 10:00 a.m. (cst) on our WMU of Texas Facebook page, Age-Level Strategist Teri Ussery will hosting a live missions experience.

Devotional Wednesdays:
Each Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. (cst) on our WMU of Texas Facebook page, Executive-Director Treasurer Tamiko Jones will hosting a short devotional. 

> Join us on Facebook

Conversation Starters

Social distancing has provided us the perfect opportunity to create online conversations with friends & loved ones. 

> Download conversation starters (English)

> Download conversation starters (Spanish)  


Encourage

Share I am Texas Missions Stories

Mary Hill Davis believed Texas was a vast mission field, and that immigrants needed to know Jesus just as much as citizens. She spurred women to service, giving and prayer, and today, one hundred years later, the Mary Hill Davis Offering continues to empower missions work around the state and beyond.

> Learn more

Simple stress coping strategies

The COVID-19 pandemic is no doubt increasing stress levels for most everyone in the United States. Here are a few simple and common stress coping strategies. 

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Five practical ways to impact your community during COVID-19

As committed Christ followers, we can use our influence to make a positive impact on the kingdom during this crisis. Here are five practical ways to be the hands and feet of Jesus in your community. 

> Learn more    


Pray

WMU Missionary Prayer Calendar

As we continue to stay self-contained in our homes, please make it a priority to pray for our missionaries. They are away from their families and some may have children in boarding schools and are unable to be with them. Imagine the anxiety they may be feeling today. The missionaries are also on the front lines, being the hands and feet of Jesus, encouraging and comforting those in their circle.

We have been given the opportunity of having “time” – use it wisely and for the Kingdom of God. 

> Pray for our missionaries celebrating birthdays today  

Pray for WorldCraft artisans

Here are three specific prayers to pray for WorldCrafts artisans.

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Texas Baptists prayer guide

The following is a prayer guide reminds us of the authority and love of the Father and the authority and love of His Church.

> Learn more 


Learn

Discipleship Resources

National WMU Preschool & Children's Resources

Here are some great WMU resources to to distribute to your members. 

  > Learn more

Free digital download of Faith > Fear Bible Study

Baptistway Press is now offering free digital downloads of our quarterly Bible theme study, Faith > Fear.

> Learn more


Missions Resources

Social distancing and missions? Yes!

This is a time for students (and families) to remember that we can continue to further gospel conversations while observing health guidelines set in place to protect everyone. Here are some ideas to consider. 

> Learn more


Technical Resources from Texas Baptists

Resources for a successful church live-stream

Learn about resources available to help your church successfully live-stream services to your congregation.

> Learn more  

Online giving options for your church

Dave Lyons, Support Services and Information Technology director at Texas Baptists compiled a list of useful resources for your church to navigate online giving.

> Learn more

Distance Discipleship: Facilitating virtual group connections

“Social distancing” has to be the phrase of the month! Yet we all really need social and spiritual connection throughout the current COVID-19 event.

> Learn more

Online Coronavirus Training Resource

MinistryGrid released training to help churches prepare a pandemic response plan, specifically in regard to the coronavirus.

> Learn more


Health Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s coronavirus webpage

Read more about what you should know, situation updates, and additional information from the CDC’s coronavirus disease website. 

> Learn more  


Contact

For additional information or questions, please contact WMU of Texas at (214) 828-5150 during regular business hours.