Women’s Missionary Union
“The WMU motivates people to pray for and give to missions, do missions, learn about missions, develop spiritually toward a missions lifestyle, and take part in the work of the church and denomination.”
Contact: Rena Mobley
Clara Wade Mission Group
Clara Wade, Pat Mangum’s aunt, was an enthusiastic, energetic woman who inspired many through the former Young Women’s Association at FBC. For over 25 years Clara served as leader of the YWA where she loved and impressed the importance of missions on these young women. As these women became older they chose to begin a new mission group and named it after their beloved Clara Wade. Mrs. Wade passed away in 1971 but her inspiration carries on through the Clara Wade Mission Group which meets at 3 PM on the first Tuesday of every month October – May. Their programs are in keeping with their vision statement as they learn more about missions, pray for the missionaries, and assist with other mission projects of the church.
Contact: Margie Rogers
Helping Hands is a group of very creative ladies that meets every Monday morning in the Activities Building to use their talents to meet the needs of many groups of people. From sewing purses for the Lydia Project to knitting baby caps for newborns in the neonatal nursery, making bedrolls and stocking caps for the homeless to ceramics and sewing projects for the homebound, these special women are always ready and willing to lend a helping hand.
Contact: Mary Ann Martin
Jackie Eubank Legg Prayer Group
Jackie Eubank Legg, sister of Daisy Roberts, grew up near Clarks Hill, Leah Community and was a member of FBC from 1961-1964. She received her RN degree from MCG, attended Southern Seminary and later received her Master’s of Nursing at Emory University. She was called to the mission field where she served for over 30 years at the school of nursing in EKU Nigeria. It was there that she met her husband, Gene Legg, also a missionary. Following her retirement she and her husband continued to serve on a short term basis as house parents in West Africa. This mission group, named in honor of Jackie Eubank Legg, meets at FBC on the first Tuesday of the month, at 10 AM.
Contact: Catherine Young
Judy Orosz Mission Group
Dr. Judy Orosz, a member of FBC, began her missionary service in 1986. She served short-term mission assignments in Liberia and Nigeria before making the commitment to full-time service. Following her study at Southern Seminary, Judy was a medical missionary to the people of EKU, Nigeria for six years. Presently, Dr. Orosz is a faithful member of FBC and an inspiration to all. This mission group meets every third Tuesday at 7 PM in members’ homes. Meetings center around programs and speakers on various missions as well as support of FBC missions through prayers, time, and money.
Contact: Ruth Ann Buckner
Lucy Wright Parker Mission Group
Lucy Wright Parker, born in Augusta in 1894 and baptized at FBC in 1908. At the age of 28 she was accepted by the Southern Baptist Convention to serve on the mission field. She spent most of her life working through sickness and war in China and Korea. She died in 1987 and was buried in the Summerville Cemetery in Augusta with Dr. Charles Bugg officiating. It was for Miss Lucy’s willingness to follow God’s call that this mission group was named. They meet on the fourth Monday of each month at 10 AM in the Grill. In addition to supporting other FBC mission projects the Lucy Wright Parker Mission Group assists with gifts and food for the men and women of the Friendship House, a day care facility for special needs people.
Contact: Gail Timmerman
Mission Prayer Group
For one hour each Thursday at one o’clock, these faithful ladies gather together to pray. They pray for our missionaries and their concerns, on going missions of our church, the FBC weekly prayer list as well as personal concerns and needs. During this hour of prayer they share their answered prayers, blessings, and knowledge of God’s unfailing love.
Contact: Mildred Timmerman
St. John Towers Mission Group
The St. John Towers Mission Group coordinates programs, fellowships, and food for the residents of St. John Towers. On the third Saturday, nine months out of the year, different volunteers and WMU mission groups prepare a snack lunch and program for about 35-40 of the residents. Smiles are brought to those who attend a variety of programs including guest speakers and music by our children. Anyone is welcome to help with food preparation, program ideas, visiting with and praying for the residents.
Contact: Kay Knight
The Serendipity Mission Group
This mission group chose its name, Serendipity, from the location of its first meeting in 2003. Their programs, which are held monthly on the second Tuesday at 6:30 PM in the Grill at FBC, include women from FBC sharing testimonies about the missions in which they are involved. often these speakers inspire members to participate in an on-going ministry.
Contact: Margaret Wiggins