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.
- 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.
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 event on October 3, 2020 in Fort Worth, 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.
CONNECT WITH WMU OF TEXAS:
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.
Mission Project: Supply Masks To Local Agencies In Need
Join The Off Ramp Organization as they manufacture and supply non-medical grade masks to agencies in need in Texas, while providing wages to refugees, asylum seekers, immigrants, and survivors of human trafficking in Houston, Texas.
“Refugees in Houston and survivors of domestic violence and trafficking in Dallas will be making non-medical grade masks for those having contact with the public. Vulnerability and trauma have been their companions for too long. This work will enable them to have a small income during this difficult time. While it will not meet all of their financial needs it will give them funds to get by." - Nell Green, Project Coordinator
Ways To Participate:
Option 1: Ship materials to The Off Ramp Organization:
- 100% cotton material (Examples: new bedsheets, bolts of fabric, etc.)
- ⅛ inch wide elastic or elastic cords used in jewelry making (must be one or the other)
Option 2: Order material from an online retailer (Ex: JoAnn’s Fabrics or Hobby Lobby) and ship the material directly to The Off Ramp Organization.
Option 3: Make a financial contribution to The Off Ramp Organization mask mission project so materials can be ordered.
Option 4: Ship pre-made masks to The Off Ramp Organization to be supplied to a variety of medical professionals around the state. Upon receipt, The Off Ramp Organization will pre-wash and distribute the masks, and ask all recipients to wash the masks in hot water prior to use.
℅ The Off Ramp Organization
9833 Sandra Ann Court
Houston, TX 77025
Project Help: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Resource
This Project HELP: Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) resource includes 11 Bible stories and one personal story with strategic questions that offer hope and healing for PTSD sufferers. Use these Bible stories in sequence to address the issue of PTSD, moving from one story to the next with the people you are serving.
Book: Your Pain Is Changing You
"Your Pain is Changing You*" written by David Crosby, pastor emeritus for FBC New Orleans and interim pastor of FBC Gatesville, is an excellent book for pastors and church leaders ministering to those who are hurting.
*Your Pain Is Changing You, David Crosby. Copyright (c) 2014 by David Crosby. Published by New Hope Publishers, an imprint of Iron Stream Media. Used with permission.
Missions Mosaic Magazine: May 2020
Missions discipleship and engaging believers of all generations is the focus of the May 2020 Missions Mosaic. You’ll also discover how WorldCrafts, a compassion ministry of WMU, provides sustainable wages and the offer of eternal hope to its artisans around the world..
WMU LEADER RESOURCES:
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 WorldCraft Artisans
Here are three specific prayers to pray for WorldCrafts artisans.
FREE WMU Preschool & Children's Resources
Here are some great WMU resources to to distribute to your members.
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.
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.
Online Training: Ministering Digitally
MinistryGrid released training to help churches prepare a pandemic response plan, specifically in regard to the coronavirus.
Centers for Disease Control And Prevention: Coronavirus
Read more about what you should know, situation updates, and additional information from the CDC’s coronavirus disease website.
For additional information or questions, please contact WMU of Texas at (214) 828-5150 during regular business hours.