Here at New Hope, we have an active Women's Ministry; The Women's Missionary Union (WMU) and our monthly Ladies Fellowship.
The WMU began in Richmond, VA in 1888 as the Women's Mission Societies, Auxiliary to the Southern Baptist Convention. Since its inception, this self governing and self supporting helper to the Southern Baptist Convention has become the largest Protestant missions organization for women in the world with a membership of nearly one million.
Our WMU group meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 10am. Its primary focus has not changed since its founding; that is, to educate and involve adults, youth and children in the cause of Christian missions.
The WMU sponsors three annual offerings to support missions here in the states and around the world. These Are:
The Annie Armstrong Easter Offering which benefits North American Missions and is collected during the month of March. For more information go to www.anniearmstrong.com
The Alma Hunt Fall Offering which benefits Virginia State Missions and is collected in September/October. For more information go to www.almahunt.org
The Lottie Moon Christmas Offering which benefits International Missions and is collected in December. For more information, go to www.imb.org
In May of each year, the WMU hosts a mother/daughter tea. Our attendance in 2015 for this fun activity was nearly 50!!
We still have a few copies left of the 2013 cookbook, "Recipes From the Heart". If you are interested in receiving a copy, please send $10 (plus $4 for shipping) along with your name, address, and phone number to
New Hope Baptist Church WMU
32250 Old Plank Road
Mine Run, VA 22508
With the full participation of the church, the WMU is instrumental in many local missions opportunities.
The ladies of New Hope also meet once per month to do an activity and share a meal. In April, the ladies visited Riverside Dinner Theater for the show "My Fair Lady". We have also gone to craft shows, had an extreme couponer speak to the group, and done studies on various women of the bible. Our learn to paint party will be September 3.