WMU Celebration, Annual Meeting Schedule

WMU Missions Celebration and Annual Meeting

June 8–9, 2014

Theme: "Go Forward ... to our nation and the world"

Two locations: Baltimore Convention Center Ballroom (corner of Pratt and Howard streets) and Sheraton Baltimore City Center Hotel (soon to be Baltimore Harbor Hotel, 101 West Fayette Street)

SUNDAY, JUNE 8, 4 p.m. -- BALTIMORE CONVENTION CENTER BALLROOM

Commissioning Service for NAMB and IMB Missionaries

(Presession music by Colonial Baptist Church, Baltimore, begins at 3:40 p.m.)

Welcome and Introductions -- Wanda Lee, national WMU

Opening Prayer -- Frank Page, SBC Executive Committee President and CEO

Testimonies from Missionaries

Special Music by Native Praise, Oklahoma

Testimonies from Missionaries

Charge to Missionaries -- Tom Elliff, IMB president

Prayer Experience -- Debby Akerman, national WMU

Charge to the Church -- Kevin Ezell, NAMB president

Commitment Time/Closing Prayer

MONDAY, JUNE 9, 9 A.M. -- SHERATON BALTIMORE CITY CENTER HOTEL

WMU Missions Celebration

Welcome to Baltimore/Opening Prayer

Celebrating Our Past -- Rosalie Hunt, national WMU

Meet the Missionaries

Music for Worship/Special Music -- Native Praise, Oklahoma

Celebrating Our Future -- National Acteens Panelists

Living Upside-Down in America -- Taylor and Susan Field, NAMB, New York

Benediction

MONDAY, JUNE 9, 10:30 A.M.-NOON

Morning breakout options

Enjoy multiple options including breakout sessions, an interactive missions area, meet and greet WMU staff and program guests, get books signed by Taylor and Susan Field, and participate in a ministry project!

MONDAY, JUNE 9, 1-5 P.M.

Tour of Annie Armstrong's Baltimore

Join us for an afternoon bus tour of places Annie lived and served in Baltimore. Tour is free, but advanced registration is required by May 15 at wmu.com/annietour.

(For those not going on the tour, breakout sessions, a ministry project, and interactive area will be available at the hotel from 1:30–5:00 p.m.)

MONDAY, JUNE 9, 7 P.M.

WMU Missions Celebration

(Presession music Native Praise, Oklahoma, begins at 6:40 p.m.)

Opening Prayer

Greetings from Burkina Faso WMU -- Kathy Shafto and Beatrice Zoma

Music for Worship

Go Forward to the Nations -- Jay and Kay, IMB personnel

Celebrating Our Future -- National Acteens Panelists

Music for Worship/Offering for Vision Fund

Celebrating Our Past -- Rosalie Hunt, national WMU

Election of Officers

Go Forward -- Debby Akerman, national WMU