Women's Missionary Union
Since its beginning in 1888, the Women's Missionary Union (WMU) has become the largest Protestant missions organization for women in the world, with a membership of approximately 1 million.
WMU's main purpose is to educate and involve adults, youth, children, and preschoolers in the cause of Christian missions. Although originally geared towards women, girls, and preschoolers, both genders are active participants in WMU organizations and ministries today. WMU is a mission-focused organization with the goal that every person has the opportunity to hear and respond to the gospel. WMU encourages women to pray for and give to missions, to learn and to educate others about missions, and to develop spiritually toward a missions lifestyle through their support of the local church.
Parkwood WMU leads the church in emphasizing mission offerings including the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering® and the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering®. The WMU® provides opportunity for ministry such as volunteering at the Cabarrus Baptist Sharing House. The Sharing House is an associational ministry to people in need. Each month items are collected for a ministry that targets the fair workers. The workers are provided such items as soap, shampoo, toothbrushes, etc. Members of WMU® participate in the Raceway Ministry, Disaster Relief, nursing home ministry just to name a few.
Woman’s Mission Union and the Women’s Ministry co-exist and work closely together in providing ways for women to serve and become closer to the Lord thus fulfilling the Great Commission.