WMU Mission Celebration 2023

October 6, 2023
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WMU Mission Celebration 2023

October 6, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - October 7, 2023 @ 4:00 pm EDT

Be inspired by stories of how God is at work around the world at Immanuel Baptist Church in Princeton, WV! Everything you experience at this event, from plenaries to breakouts, is designed to assist you in your journey of spiritual growth and fulfilling the mission of God.

This year, we will have two events: our annual WMU Mission Celebration on Friday and Saturday, and IMPACT, a new event tailored for middle and high school girls on Saturday.




Keynote Speakers

MISSION CELEBRATION: Todd and Susan Lafferty

Todd and Susan Lafferty, former IMB missionaries, will be our guest speakers. Todd serves as executive vice president for the International Mission Board. Susan is a writer and posts weekly at susanlafferty.com.

IMPACT (middle + high school event): Cheryl Wolfinger

Cheryl is the CEO of the International Sports Federation, a non-profit organization dedicated to using sports to change the world by building relationships in cross-cultural settings. Through these relationships, volunteers create opportunities to share the Christian faith and provide relief to ease human suffering.

Mission Celebration Details

* Friday and Saturday, October 6-7

* Friday (October 6): 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.; 6:15 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

* Saturday (October 7): 8:30 a.m. to Lunch (lunch provided)

* Please consider bringing baby items for Mary’s Cradle in Bluefield, as well as donations for the WV Mary Ida Tidsworth Mission Endowment (MITME) Country Store, including baked goods, quilts, and gift baskets.

IMPACT Details (middle + high school girls)

* Saturday, October 7, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., registration begins at 9 a.m.

* God using young women to change the world. Hang out with students who share your passion for Christ and missions. Make lasting friendships and build a strong sisterhood.

* Shift your perspective on missions and find out how God can use you to change lives across cultures and backgrounds.

* Engage in worship sessions that will deepen your connection with God.

* Matt and Jessie Magness (Freedom Baptist, Nutter Fort) will be leading breakouts in addition to plenaries led by Cheryl Wolfinger.


* Immanuel Baptist Church, 264 New Hope Rd, Princeton, WV


* Sleep Inn Princeton, WV: The group rate is $109/night. Ask for the “conference rate.” Call 304.431.2800 to reserve. 


Contact Janora Skeens, 304.360.6374, or email harold.skeens@zoominternet.net

About WMU

Founded in 1888, WMU (Woman’s Missionary Union) enables every member of the church to learn about missions, become involved in missions, and live a missional lifestyle. WMU is an auxiliary of the Southern Baptist Convention.

During the 2022–24 church years, WMU and WMU leaders are rallying around our hope in Christ, seeking him to make a difference in our lives and in the lives of others.


October 6, 2023 @ 1:00 pm EDT
October 7, 2023 @ 4:00 pm EDT