Baptist Women’s Group hosts monthly meeting

Published 4:40 pm Tuesday, February 12, 2019

By Janice Dallas

The Baptist Women group of First Baptist Church Shawmut met Tuesday, Feb. 5 in the Shawmut Post Office building, which now houses the church offices, history room and meeting room.  Mrs. Lois Passmore served as hostess and welcomed everyone and offered thanks to God for the food they would share.

Following a time of refreshments and fellowship, Nita Abney gave the prayer calendar reading scripture from First Samuel 5:1-5 and the names of missionaries having birthday today. Mary Ann Fuller prayed for the missionaries and other needs.

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Linda Tolbert gave the program titled “Those Lepers Again” with scripture from Luke 17:11-17 and talked about needy people in our lives.

“God places people in our lives so that we can show his love by how we reach out to them in their time of need,” she said. “Pray, seek God’s will about how he wants you to respond and then step out and leave the results to him.”

Elizabeth Hall read the minutes of the previous meeting, and Mary Ann Fuller gave the treasurer’s report and stated that a donation was made to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering, which had exceeded their goal. The goal for the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering for North American missions was also set. The hostesses for the next three monthly meetings were announced.

The hostesses are Liz Landreth at her home in April, Mary Ann Fuller meeting at the Post Office in May and Linda Tolbert also meeting at the post office in June.  Suggested items for the shoe boxes for February are: balls, jump ropes and ball caps.

It was announced that the WMU Week of Prayer will be March 3 through 10. The Focus on WMU is Feb. 11 through 17 and The Associational Ladies Luncheon will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on March 16 at the Family Life Center of First Baptist Church in Shawmut.

Susie Helton from the “Refugee Sewing Society” in Chattanooga, Tennessee will be the guest speaker. Janice Sorrells closed the meeting with prayer.

Those attending this meeting were Carolyn Oliver, Liz Landreth, Linda Tolbert, Lois Passmore, Mary Ann Fuller, Janice Sorrells, Elizabeth Hall, Nita Abney, Hilda Hunt and Sallie Breedlove.