One of the biggest ways you can support the missions in our region and the world is by supporting the missionaries in the field. Below are some offerings and events that you can give to that help our region's missionaries
- Lottie Moon Christmas Offering
- Annie Armstrong Easter Offering
- James Mission Offering
- Week of Prayer Resources
The first offering for foreign missions began in 1888, answering a request from Lottie Moon to send more missionaries to China. She suggested a week of prayer and an offering at Christmas. The women of WMU collected $3,315.26 in 1889, enough to send three missionaries to assist Lottie. An offering for foreign missions has been taken ever since that time. Woman’s Missionary Union continues to promote this offering and sets the goals for giving to international missions.The BCNY Women’s Office offers complimentary envelopes, prayer guides and posters to help your church promote the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering. Orders will be filled beginning November, 2016
There are two ways your church can place an order:
1. Call the BCNY office at800.552.0004. We will need: Church name, mailing address, phone number and quantities needed of materials.
2. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Although we are normally able to fill orders within 1-2 business days of receipt, please allow up to two weeks for delivery.
More information on the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering my be found here.
The first collection of funds by WMU for either of the Boards was for home missions and took place in 1888. Offerings for home missions continued to be taken each year, usually to aid missionaries. Since 1895, a week of prayer was added and home missions offering have continued. In honor of WMU’s first corresponding secretary and crusader for home missions, the offering was named the Annie Armstrong Offering in 1934 then changed to the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering® in 1969. Woman’s Missionary Union continues to promote this offering and sets the goals for giving to North American missions.Complimentary materials are now available through the BCNY Women’s office. You may order posters, prayer guides and offering envelopes. To order by phone, please call our BCNY Office 800.552.0004 Please leave the following information and your order will be mailed out to you. Church Name, Mailing Address, Who’s Attention to address them to, and how many you would like of each free resources listed above. Although we are normally able to fill orders within 1-2 business days of receipt, please allow up to two weeks for delivery. You may also e-mail the Women’s Missions & Ministries Office directly at email@example.com For more info visit the Annie Armstrong website
In the 20+ years JMO has been in existence the proceeds from the offering have been used to start new churches across the multi-state convention territory. Many different ministries focusing on a broad range of diverse people groups have been initiated. A number of evangelism, ministry and church growth projects have benefited from JMO.