Woman's Missionary Society

WMS President’s Message
Founded in 1947, the Woman’s Missionary Society (WMS) is an auxiliary of the Southern Methodist Church and an arm of the missions program of our denomination.  It is composed of women in the local church who choose to be a part of this ministry.  The organization extends to the district and annual conference levels and culminates in the Council, which meets every four years.  In addition, an organization exists for children and youth.
Because of the command of our Lord Jesus Christ to go and make disciples of all nations, the WMS challenges the individual woman to reach her family, community and world for Christ.   Such challenge is reinforced through annual retreats and conference meetings.
Permanent Verse: John 20:21 “As my Father hath sent me, even so send I you.”
Permanent Motto: Women with a Mission
Permanent Hymn: People Need the Lord
Permanent Color: Shades of purple

August – Emphasis and Enlistment Month
$1.00 per member goes toward promotional work of the WMS Assists with officers expenses
October – Week of Prayer.
Missions offering.
November – Missionary Kid’s (MK) Education Fund
January – Missionary Clothing Fund
February – Southern Methodist Day of Prayer.
Offering for
Southern Methodist College—use designated by each annual conference
March – Missions Supply Room.
Have a shower if needs list is given OR
contribute money for items to be purchased as needed.
June – Education Day.
Offering for Southern Methodist College Scholarship Fund.
July – Newsletter fees ($4 per member) and update/submit subscription list.

The purpose is to encourage the local societies to complete the work suggested by the WMS General Conference and the Annual Conference. It also is an opportunity to honor them for their great effort and continued service for the Lord in having met the basic standards for the work.
Basic requirements are the following:
1. Attendance at District Meetings
2. Attendance at the Annual Conference Meeting
3. Follow the prescribed Mission and Bible Study
4. Support of Southern Methodist Foreign Missions
5. Support of Southern Methodist Approved Home Missions
6. Participation in Week of Prayer Program and Offering
7. Participation in Southern Methodist Day of Prayer and Offering
8. Participation in Southern Methodist Education day and Offering
9. Participation in Emphasis Month
10. Send in Quarterly Dues
These were approved in 1992. Individual Conferences may have additional requirements, if desired, but this gives us uniformity to have the basic requirements set forth for earning the Honor Award.
Those societies interested in presenting Life Membership and Life Membership Pins should refer to the By-Laws.

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