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Alabama WMU’s

Lifeline

January 2013

Associational and Church WMU Directors: You are the only person in your church receiving this newsletter containing information about upcoming Alabama WMU events. PLEASE COPY THESE PAGES, AND GIVE THEM TO THE APPROPRIATE AGE-LEVEL LEADER IN YOUR CHURCH or print additional copies from www.alabamawmu.org by clicking on the “Leaders” tab on the bottom right of the home page. If you do not have an age-level organization but have members in that age level, they are invited to attend these events, as well. Posters and/or flyers are available for each event by calling 800.264.1225 ext. 223 or by visiting www.alabamawmu.org.

Praying Across Alabama In cooperation with the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions, you’re invited to participate in an effort to cover our state in prayer. Beginning with a day of prayer on February 24 and lasting through April 27, a series of brief prayer gatherings will be held on the steps of every courthouse possible across Alabama. Praying Across Alabama is a prayer for spiritual awakening among Alabama Baptists and other like-minded people who believe that a life-changing experience with Jesus Christ is the only adequate foundation for life or a nation. For more information or to find a local prayer gathering, visit www.prayingacrossalabama.org.

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Leadership Training of Alabama WMU

When: Friday & Saturday, July 19-20, 2013 Where: Shocco Springs Baptist Conference Center, Talladega Who: Anyone (church or associational) who in any way leads Women’s Ministry, WMU, Women on Mission, Adults on Mission, Acteens, Youth on Mission, Girls Ministry, Girls in Action, Children in Action, Mission Friends or Royal Ambassadors (in cooperation with Alabama Baptist Men’s Ministries).

Equip is a time of encouragement and training for WMU and Women’s Ministry leaders with all levels of experience. Breakout conferences allow participants to focus on specialized areas of ministry and their leadership needs. You will enjoy times of corporate Bible study and worship. Visit www.alabamawmu.org in the coming months for more details.

Mark your calendar with these important dates! Focus on WMU Week - February 11-17, 2013

Cooperative Program Sunday - April 21, 2013

North American Missions Emphasis/Annie Armstrong Easter Offering - March 3-10, 2013

Alabama WMU Day of Prayer & Kathleen Mallory Mission Offering - September 10-11, 2013


Upcoming

Events for

Adults Parish Nurse Training Sessions Alabama WMU and Samford University’s Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing sponsor an annual Parish Nurse class to prepare nurses for congregational health ministry. CEUs are awarded upon completion. Attendance at both training sessions is required. *Note date change for session two.

When: Feb. 15-16, 2013, & March 8-10, 2013* Where: Shocco Springs Conference Center, Talladega Who: Registered Nurses Cost: $495 per person (for both sessions & dues) Class Limit: 20 Registration Deadline: Feb. 1, 2013

For more info, contact Cynthia White at 800.264.1225 ext. 338 or cwhite@alsbom.org, or visit www.alabamawmu.org.

Renew, a day away with friends for women of all ages An environment of spiritual renewal and passion for missions and ministry encompass Renew. In addition to uplifting worship sessions, conferences will be available on topics like spiritual discliplines, missions, physical and emotional health and more. Make plans to join us at Renew!

When: March 2, 2013 Where: Heritage Baptist Church, Montgomery Who: Women of all ages Cost: $35 per person (includes lunch) Registration Deadline: Feb. 21, 2013

For more info, contact Pat Ingram at 800.264.1225 ext. 292 or pingram@alsbom.org, or visit www.alabamawmu.org.

Ministers’ Wives Luncheon Wives of all ministers (pastors, youth ministers, music ministers, directors of missions, etc.) are invited to attend our annual ministers’ wives luncheon held in conjunction with the State Evangelism Conference. The event is complimentary. Seating is limited, however. Therefore, registration is required for the luncheon.

When: February 26, 2013 Where: First Baptist Church, Trussville Who: All ministers’ wives Cost: Complimentary Registration: Required due to limited seating

For more info, contact Pat Ingram at 800.264.1225 ext. 292 or pingram@alsbom.org, or visit www.alabamawmu.org.

Temporary Child Care Training Alabama WMU’s Temporary Child Care disaster relief ministry provides free childcare during disasters for children from infants through grade 6. This training session will prepare volunteers to serve on a disaster relief team through the ministry of Temporary Child Care.

When: April 5-6, 2013 Where: Shocco Springs Conference Center, Talladega Who: Members of SBC churches, age 18+ Cost: Contact Shocco Springs Registration: Contact Shocco Springs

For more information, contact Becky Luther at 256.546.7877. To register, call Shocco at 800.280.1105.


Upcoming

Events for

Students COMPLETE, a gathering for girls in grades 7-12 Join us this year at COMPLETE as we celebrate being daughters of the King, and discover how completion only comes through Jesus. The Bible study leader is Erin Davis, founder of Graffiti Ministries, and worship will be lead by recording artist Lexi Elisha. Register now to experience COMPLETE 2013!

When: March 8-9, 2013 Where: CrossPoint Church, Trussville Who: All teen girls, grades 7-12, and their leaders Cost: $35 per person (includes lunch & t-shirt) Registration Deadline: Feb. 22, 2013

For more info, contact Erin Bishop at 800.264.1225 ext. 224 or ebishop@alsbom.org, or visit www.alabamawmu.org.

Alabama Challenge Team Challenge Team members are young women who are committed Christ-followers and are actively involved in their churches. They represent Alabama WMU at events and assist with the planning of COMPLETE. They also are eligible for a mission trip scholarship.

Applications Due: May 3, 2013 Who: Girls entering 10th-12th grade or who will be age 15 by Sept. 1, 2013, who are members of an SBC church

For more info, contact Erin Bishop at 800.264.1225 ext. 224 or ebishop@alsbom.org, or visit www.alabamawmu.org.

2013 Emerging Leaders Forum Help a young woman in your church develop her leadership skills, make new friends and deepen her relationship with Christ. Emerging Leaders Forum features sessions with Christian female leaders and missionaries, leadership development activities and spiritual development studies. There will be a “next-level� track offered for girls returning for a second year.

When: July 19-20, 2013 Where: Shocco Springs, Talladega, AL Who: Girls who have completed grades 9-12 and are active members of Alabama Baptist churches Nomination Deadline: June 7, 2013

For more info, contact Erin Bishop at 800.264.1225 ext. 224 or ebishop@alsbom.org, or visit www.alabamawmu.org.

Acteens Activators Give your Acteens the opportunity to serve alongside North American or international missionaries through an Activators mission trip. Groups must complete training requirements and attend a statewide training event in February 2014. Make plans now in order to have time for fundraising.

Who: Girls must be at least age 15 or have completed grade 9 to participate in an Activators trip Applications: Must be received in the Alabama WMU office by Dec. 2, 2013, to serve in the summer of 2014.

For more info, contact Erin Bishop at 800.264.1225 ext. 224 or ebishop@alsbom.org, or visit www.alabamawmu.org.


Upcoming Events at

WorldSong Summer Missions Camp Staff Applications Don’t miss this unique, potentially life-changing opportunity to impact children and young girls from across Alabama. Begin praying now whether God is leading you or someone you know to become a summer missions camp staffer in 2013. Applications are available online on the WorldSong website at www.worldsongretreat.com. Click on the “Camp Staff” tab at the top of the page.

Applications available online now. Who: Girls who have completed grade 11 through college-age students Application Deadline: March 1, 2013

For more info, contact Cynthia White at 800.264.1225 ext. 338 or cwhite@alsbom.org, or visit www.worldsongretreat.com.

Summer Missions Camp 2013 Summer 2013 holds some exciting changes for WMU’s Summer Missions Camp program. We are offering two new camps this year, Missions Camp for Children (which replaces Children’s Missions Mini Camp) and Project Serve 3-Day for teen girls. Also new this year are early bird rates for those who register before May 1, 2013. The 2013 Summer Missions Camp poster was mailed to churches in early January and includes great information about why and how to register. If your church did not receive a copy or if you need additional copies of the poster, contact Alabama WMU at 800.264.1225 ext. 223, or order additional copies online using the Free Materials Order Form found at www.alabamawmu.org/resources. Camp registrations will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis beginning April 1, 2013. See the camp poster or www.worldsongretreat.com for more information.

Missions Camp for Girls

(girls completing grades 3-6) Early Bird Rate: $210 per person After May 1: $225 per person $100 Deposit per person

Missions Camp for Teen Girls (girls completing grades 7-12) Early Bird Rate: $210 per person After May 1: $225 per person $100 Deposit per person

June 17-21

June 10-14 June 17-21 July 15-19 !

NEW

Missions Camp for Children

(coeds completing grades 2-6) Early Bird Rate: $210 per person After May 1: $225 per person $100 Deposit per person

July 8-12

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NEW

Project Serve 3-Day

(girls completing grades 7-12) Early Bird Rate: $125 per person After May 1: $135 per person $75 Deposit per person

June 24-26

Missions Camp for Mom & Daughter

(girls completing grades K-3) Early Bird Rate: $65 per person After May 1: $70 per person $35 Deposit per person

June 21-22 July 12-13 Missions Camp for Mom & Me

(girls completing grades 2-6) Early Bird Rate: $110 per person After May 1: $125 per person $50 Deposit per person

June 27-29


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