It is my pleasure to have been re-appointed Chairperson of the Flint Area Women's Missionary Society. I enjoyed serving last year, and it was quite a learning experience.
As most of you know, we have new leadership on the District and Conference Branch Levels: we have dynamic Episcopal leadership in Bishop John and Rev. Dr. Cecelia Bryant; and my good sister-friend, Jacqueline Mitchell Robinson, is our energetic new president of the Michigan Conference.
Get ready for positive change! Our Episcopal Supervisor, Rev. Cecelia (or Rev. C) has a lot in store for us. She is truly a woman of God and a woman of vision. She has given us our assignements and we must prepare ourselves for the work of missions.
Bookmark and check this blog (http://flintwms.blogspot.com/) for information and activities of the Women's Missionary Society. You may also e-mail me with your local activities, and I will share them here on the blog. The following resources and activities will be outlined in subsequent posts:
Take up your sword! We have a wealth of Bible verses that prove to us that we are already equipped for success. Read them, learn them, and hide them in your heart.
Read to lead! We have a list of nine books that will help us in our mission work. We can create Reading Clusters and discuss the writings at our Area meetings.
On the Move! Stay posted for an on-line calendar of WMS and AME Church activities. The 4th District Planning Meeting will be October 23 - 25, 2008 in Rosemont, IL.
My Sister's Keeper! Each Area of the 4th District chose a global mission focus, and Missionaires from the Flint Area chose the Sudan. In particular, we will be working with My Sister's Keeper, an organization that assists women and girls in the Sudan, advocating for their health, education and work life.
We are responsible for the earth! We'll be planting trees, digging wells and doing other things to make this world better.
12 Hours in the Throne Room! We will hold an Area-wide Prayer Vigil that will include every church.
As you can see, we will be busy, and we know we can do all things through Christ who stregthens us!
Love and Peace,