Women on Mission is the arm of our church that is instrumental in keeping missions before our congregation. Our purpose is to know God and experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ, to develop a creative, supportive fellowship and to extend the concept of missions through participation in global ministries of the church. WOM is open to all women, questions concerning our group please contact us. We exist solely to offer women of our Church opportunities to benefit from fellowship, teaching, prayer, and service to ministries of others.
We desire and hope that every woman will feel the love of Christ when they walk through the doors of North Lexington Baptist Church. We want to create an environment where you will get a true glimpse of who you are in Christ and come to understand the many gifts God has lovingly given you. Most of all, we pray you may develop a dynamic, life changing relationship with your Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Women on Mission is still planning events for 2012 and we would love to hear from you.
We meet monthly and have several activities during the year. In January our meeting is spent planning our year's activities and missions. We have a WOM fellowship the first Monday in May. In September, we go to Boone for a prayer retreat. And in December, we have a Christmas Party, and a good time of fellowship.
Our Women on Mission group has some local things to which we minister. We support Alpha Pregnancy Support by filling baby bottles with change. One bottle will hold between $25 and $40, depending on the denomination of the change in it. We also support Davidson Medical Ministries in several ways. We support a group within our congregation who collect money all year to buy toys for needy children at Christmas. Our monthly offerings are usually contributed to some need that we become aware of as the year goes by.
Chairperson: Tamara Nifong
Assistant Chairperson: Janet Sharpe
We have four main offerings per year that we advocate strongly:Annie Armstrong Offering : Each year, we honor the life and work of Annie Walker Armstrong (1850-1938). When we give to the annual offering for North American missions named after her. Annie Armstrong led women to unite in mission endeavors that ultimately led to the formation of Woman's Missionary Union. Annie believed in Christ with all her heart, but it was her hands that expressed that belief in tangible ways. Annie rallied churches to give more, pray more, and do more for reaching people for Christ. As we continue to unite to make her vision a reality in North America today, we can be confident that her legacy will also be ours. Annie Armstrong click hereMother's Day Offering: Mother’s Day Offering began in 1924 as a benevolent ministry of North Carolina Baptists to help patients in serious financial need at North Carolina Baptist Hospital pay their hospital bills in the name of Jesus Christ. In FY 2010, $650,410 was contributed. Recipients of the Mother’s Day Offering have limited income and “fall between the cracks” of assistance. They have too much to qualify for Medicaid or full charity care – but not enough to pay their hospital bills. Many have lost their jobs or cannot work due to illness. They worry every day about how to pay their hospital bills, maintain their households, and not lose everything. n the midst of their fears, they receive a letter from Church and Community Relations that says, “Your hospital bill has been paid by compassionate and mission-minded North Carolina Baptists in the name of Jesus Christ and His love.”The Baptist Benevolent Committee (six N.C. Baptist ministers and lay persons) meets quarterly to prayerfully determine who should receive assistance. The amount may vary from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars per patient. The North Carolina Missions Offering : When North Carolina Baptists give to the North Carolina Missions Offering (NCMO) they help make possible Kingdom work such as church planting, associational missions and ministry projects, and NC Baptist Men ministries and partnerships. The North Carolina Missions Offering also helps make it possible for North Carolina Baptists to serve at mission camps. The camps provide volunteers housing and meals at reasonable rates as they serve in communities around the campNorth Carolina Mission offering click hereLottie Moon: Offering is the biggest offering of the year. It is collected for two months December and January. All of the collected monies go to Southern Baptist international missionaries. This is a very important offering, and our goal is $5,000. Southern Baptist churches collect this offering for the sole purpose of supporting international missions. Every penny of the offering goes to support the International Mission Board’s overseas budget, thus supporting our missionaries.