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Lifeline

Alabama WMU’s Associational and Church WMU Directors,

January 2014

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 still available for each event by calling 800.264.1225 ext. 223 or visiting www.alabamawmu.org.

When: Friday & Saturday, July 18-19, 2014 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) Join us at Equip 2014 as we kick off our year-long celebration of the 125th Anniversary of Alabama WMU! It will be a special time of celebrating our past and looking with anticipation to the future. As always, Equip (held annually) will be 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 particular 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 10-16, 2014 North American Missions Emphasis/Annie Armstrong Easter Offering - March 2-9, 2014 Cooperative Program Sunday - April 13, 2014 Alabama WMU Day of Prayer & Kathleen Mallory Mission Offering - September 9-10, 2014


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Upcoming

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 of the class. Attendance at both training sessions is required.

Events for

When: February 14-15, 2014, & March 14-16, 2014 Where: Shocco Springs, Talladega Who: Registered Nurses Cost: From $495 per person (for both sessions & dues) Class Limit: 20 Registration Deadline: Feb. 6, 2014

For info or to register, visit www.alabamawmu.org or contact Kathryn Helms at 800.264.1225 ext. 325 or khelms@alsbom.org.

Renew...

a day away with friends

When: February 22, 2014 Where: Gardendale First Baptist Church, Birmingham Renew 2014 will feature Bible study leader Cindy Townsend and worship leader Shelley E. Johnson. In addition to uplifting Who: Women of all ages worship sessions, conferences will be on offered on topics like Cost: $35 per person (includes lunch) spiritual disciplines, missions and more. Don’t miss it! Registration Deadline: February 13, 2014 For more info, visit www.alabamawmu.org, or contact Pat Ingram at 800.264.1225 ext. 292 or pingram@alsbom.org.

Ministers’ Wives Luncheon

The wives of all types of ministers (pastor, youth, music, missions, etc.) are invited to a complimentary fellowship luncheon at the 2014 State Evangelism Conference. First Lady of Alabama Mrs. Dianne Bentley will be our featured speaker.

When: February 25, 2014 Where: Eastmont Baptist Church, Montgomery Who: Open to ministers’ wives only Cost: Complimentary, but pre-registration is required due to limited seating

For info or to register, visit www.alabamawmu.org or contact Kathryn Helms at 800.264.1225 ext. 325 or khelms@alsbom.org.

Temporary Child Care Training

Our 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 TCC.

When: April 4-5, 2014 Where: Shocco Springs, Talladega Who: Adult members of SBC churches (age 21+) Cost: Contact Shocco Springs

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


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Upcoming

Events for

Students & Children

COMPLETE, a gathering for girls in grades 7 through 12 COMPLETE is a weekend devoted to teen girls and their leaders who want to learn how to be godly young women in a fallen world. Featuring worship, breakout and Bible study sessions, COMPLETE equips teen girls to embrace the completion only found through a personal relationship with Jesus.

When: March 7-8, 2014 Where: Eastern Hills Baptist Church, Montgomery Who: Girls grades 7-12 and their leaders Cost: $35 per person (includes lunch Sat. and t-shirt) Registration Deadline: Feb. 21, 2014

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

Alabama Challenge Team

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

Who: Girls entering 10th grade or above or will be 15 years old by Sept. 1, 2014; must be a member of an Acteens organization Cost: No cost to apply Application Deadline: May 2, 2014

To apply, visit www.alabamawmu.org, or contact Erin Bishop at 800.264.1225 ext. 224 or ebishop@alsbom.org.

2014 Emerging Leaders Forum

Emerging Leaders participants enjoy an inspirational weekend in which they hear from female Christian leaders, participate in leadership development programs, fellowship with other outstanding young women, study scripture and worship.

When: July 18-19, 2014 Where: Shocco Springs, Talladega Who: Girls who have completed grades 9-12 and are active members of Alabama Baptist churches Nomination Deadline: June 6, 2014

To nominate someone, visit www.alabamawmu.org, or contact Erin Bishop at 800.264.1225 ext. 224 or ebishop@alsbom.org.

Children’s Ministry Day 2014

When: February 15, 2014 Children’s Ministry Day is a great way to get children in your Where: Observed nationwide, with individual local church motivated and engaged in mission action in your churches determining their projects for the day community. Church groups create projects tailored to meet needs in their specific communities. Ideas are available online. Who: Children in grades 1-6 and their leaders For more information, visit www.wmu.com/children, or e-mail children@wmu.org.


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Upcoming Events at

WorldSong

Come Explore WorldSong

Although WorldSong is one of the most beautiful places in Alabama, it’s what God accomplishes in the hearts of those who visit that makes it so special. Take a day to explore this wonderful place. Meet seasonal and fulltime WorldSong staff, tour the campus, participate in fun games and crafts, and learn more about missions camping at WorldSong.

When: April 26, 2014 Where: WorldSong Missions Place, Cook Springs Who: All ages are welcome Cost: None Registration: Advance registration is requested.

For more info, visit www.worldsongretreat.com or contact Brandy Cleveland at 800.264.1225 ext. 223 or bcleveland@alsbom.org.

Summer Missions Camp Staff Applications

Is God leading you or someone you know to become a Applications available online now. summer missions camp staffer in 2014? Don’t miss this Who: Girls who have completed grade 11 through unique, potentially life-changing opportunity to impact college-age students children and young girls from across Alabama. Application Deadline: March 3, 2014 Applications are available at www.worldsongretreat.com. Click on the “Camp Staff” tab at the top of the home page. For more info, visit www.worldsongretreat.com or contact Kathryn Helms at 800.264.1225 ext. 325 or khelms@alsbom.org.

2014 Summer Missions Camps

The 2014 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, contact Alabama WMU at 800.264.1225 ext. 223, or order online using the Free Materials Order Form found at www.alabamawmu.org/resources. Missions Camp for Girls

Missions Camp for Teen Girls

Missions Camp for Mom & Daughter

Missions Camp for Children

Missions Mini Camp for Girls

Missions Camp for Mom & Me

for girls completing grades 3-6 Early Bird Rate: $210 per person After May 1: $225 per person $100 deposit per person June 23-27 July 14-18 July 21-25 for coeds completing grades 2-6 Early Bird Rate: $210 per person After May 1: $225 per person $100 deposit per person July 7-11

for girls completing grades 7-12 Early Bird Rate: $210 per person After May 1: $225 per person $100 deposit per person June 23-27 July 14-18

for girls completing grades 2-6 Early Bird Rate: $110 per person After May 1: $125 per person $50 deposit per person June 16-18

for girls completing grades K-3 Early Bird Rate: $65 per person After May 1: $70 per person $35 deposit per person July 11-12 July 25-26

for girls completing grades 2-6 Early Bird Rate: $110 per person After May 1: $125 per person $50 deposit per person June 19-21

For more info, visit www.worldsongretreat.com or contact Brandy Cleveland at 800.264.1225 ext. 223 or bcleveland@alsbom.org.


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