MISSION STATEMENT: The mission of the Women’s Enrichment Ministry of Westview Baptist Church is to glorify God by witnessing and encouraging women to seek a personal relationship with our Lord Jesus Christ. We strive to encourage women to fellowship with other women, to mentor them, to provide practical help and to turn their thoughts to Jesus through a variety of fellowship ministries.
“You are to take His message everywhere, telling the whole world what you have seen and heard.” Acts 22:15
WEM Fellowship Ministries:
1. Bible Study Fellowship, Various Coordinators:
Meets once a week. This fellowship provides a means for women to become more knowledgeable about the bible through in-depth studies of the books of the bible as well as various life topics using biblical principles from the word.
2. Celebration Events, Sylvia Hollinger, Coordinator:
This fellowship ministry includes special celebratory events such as Mother Daughter banquet (typically in May around Mother’s day), baby showers, wedding showers etc.
3. Eagle School Christmas Project, Debbie Dugger, Coordinator: This ministry encourages church members to provide gifts as a love offering to underprivileged children at Eagle School Intermediate who would not otherwise receive them. Members are provided with information as to the gender, age, child’s sizes as well as a toy or other gift choice that a child may request.
4. GIGGLES, Tracy Burker, Coordinator: GIGGLES (Girls in God – Growing, Loving, Eating, and Sharing) All girls/ladies over the age of 14 are invited to a fun filled night of Giggles. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness please wear something pink. Bring a snack to share, and invite a friend. If you have any questions, please speak with Tracy Burker.
5. Secret Sisters, Barbara Brown, Coordinator: This fellowship ministry encourages one woman to uphold one other woman ( a “secret” sister) in daily prayer. In addition encouraging notes or gifts may be sent from time to time. Ladies are encouraged to fill out information about themselves i.e. birthdays, anniversaries, favorites (colors, hobbies, flowers etc.) along with their prayer requests at a special secret sister function each December. At that time a party will be held to reveal secret sisters to each other and new secret sister names will be drawn for the coming year.
6. Shoebox Ministry, Sherry Braithwaite, Coordinator: Since 1993, more than 77 million boys and girls in over 130 countries have received shoebox gifts through this ministry that was founded by Franklin Graham. Brochures are available in the foyer for those who wish to participate in this worthwhile project. The brochures explain what type of items to include in your shoebox as well as items NOT to pack. This is a great project for Sunday school classes, other church groups, families, or individuals. The deadline this year for bringing in your filled shoeboxes is Sunday, November 14, 2010.
7. Women’s Missionary Union (WMU), Betty Jo Stout, Coordinator: This fellowship ministry meets quarterly for breakfast or lunch generally on a Saturday. There are opportunities for discussions and prayers for missionaries. WMU seeks to educate and involve preschoolers, children, youth, and adults in the cause of Christian missions by learning how we can be better missionaries, and in turn support missionary efforts at home and abroad. WMU also includes the careware ministry, support of Shenandoah Women’s Shelter and other local missions/outreach, as well as the Ola Cox, Keith and Lorina Moore (Assoc.), Lottie Moon, and Annie Armstrong offerings. In addition WMU provides Awanas educational sessions and children’s mission sessions during the a.m. worship service one Sunday a month. For more information on the national WMU organization go to http://www.wmu.com.