2011-06-30 / Worship

Frances Wheelis WOM members hear report on Mission Fuge

The Frances Wheelis Women on Mission of the First Baptist Church met in the home of Susan Pope Monday, June 20. Hostesses were Mandy Jackson and Becki Nickels.

Melanie Wells, facilitator, presided and Kay Nelms led the opening prayer.

Becki Nickels presented the program and introduced several young ladies, Hannah McTier, Calli Nickels, Grace Ann Branch, Emily Treadwell, Ansley Newsome and Leslie Souther, who spoke on their recent mission trip to Charleston, S.C., to participate in MissionFuge with other youth from First Baptist. The girls related what they had learned as they worked in several areas of missions that included building ministries, children’s ministries, special needs ministries, social and recreational needs. Paula Stevens, a chaperone, was also present. Mandy Jackson closed the program with a special prayer for the young ladies.

Following the program, members and guests enjoyed a time of fellowship and refreshments served by Mrs. Jackson and Mrs. Nickels.

Mrs. Wells conducted the business meeting and members joined in reciting the WMU Watchword.

Reports were given and officers for the following church year were discussed.

Mrs. Nelms gave the mission action report. Members voted to give to the Romania ministry, Rick’s Institute in Liberia, and a special needs situation.

Susan Pope led the mission support portion of the meeting and gave the names of missionaries with birthdays on June 20. After those with special needs in the community were given, Teresa Bishop closed in prayer.

Present in addition to the guests were members Sue Lance, Alicia Madden, Becki Nickels, Mandy Jackson, Elizabeth Pope, Teresa Bishop, Melanie Wells, Gail Hunter, Nancy Madden, Tara Townsend, Kay Nelms, Rosemary Hopkins, Leslie McAvoy, Eloise Wood, Carol Souther and Susan Pope.

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