February 8, 2018
By Julie Walters
National WMU and Alabama WMU will host children from across the state for Children’s Missions Day on Saturday, Feb. 17, at national WMU in Birmingham. Children will hear from missionary speakers, prepare mission projects, and have a time of commissioning before going to assigned mission sites to share God’s love.
“We have an exciting and meaningful morning planned that is filled with worship, missions testimonies and projects, and serving others,” said Heather Keller, children’s ministry consultant for national WMU. “Through Children’s Missions Day, kids are challenged to realize they can be on mission in their own community, even at their young ages. This concerted effort is empowering as the children, and their churches, see their impact for the kingdom in their own communities.”
For more than 10 years, children in churches across the country have shared the love of Christ in their communities through this day of outreach, previously known as Children’s Ministry Day.
Keller said the name was recently changed to Children’s Missions Day to clearly communicate its focus on missions. “The purpose of Children’s Missions Day is to provide an opportunity for children across the country to be the hands and feet of Jesus in their own community as they share God’s love with people who are potentially unchurched,” she explained.
Those who gather for Children’s Missions Day at national WMU this February will hear missionary speakers Lorna Bius, SEND Relief; Tim Milner, a church planter in Huntsville; and Todd and Susan Lafferty, former IMB field personnel.
“I am excited about the opportunity to partner with National WMU for this unique event for children, said Candace McIntosh, executive director of Alabama WMU. “What a fun day it will be as we engage children in living out the Great Commission.”
All boys and girls in grades 1-6 are welcome. Each group of five children must have one adult sponsor. A registration fee of $10 per person includes lunch. The event begins at 9:00 a.m. and extends into early afternoon as children travel to area ministry sites.
Space is limited; register online http://bit.ly/CMD2018 by Feb. 14.
National WMU is located at 100 Missionary Ridge in Birmingham. For general information about Children’s Missions Day, visit wmu.com/cmd. For more information about the event at national WMU, please contact Heather Keller at firstname.lastname@example.org.