The beginning of March kicked off the collection of the Annie Armstrong Offering. Clyde’s Chapel collects monetary offerings for this WMU Ministry. We usually consider this to be an Easter offering, so we are extending the offering period through Easter Sunday. If donating by check, please write “Annie Armstrong” on the memo line.
This year’s theme is “United, Called to be One” and the scripture verse is Philipians 2:1-2 (CSB), “If, then, there is any encouragement in Christ, if any consolation of love, if any fellowship with the Spirit, if any affection and mercy, make my joy complete by thinking the same way, having the same love, united in spirit, intent on one purpose.”
Every dollar given goes to train and resource more than 2,200 missionaries and their families involved in church planting and compassion ministries who share the life-transforming gospel of Jesus Christ across the United States and Canada (and their territories).
Who was Annie Armstrong?
The offering was started in 1895 by Woman’s Missionary Union® (WMU) to benefit the work of the Home Mission Board (now North American Mission Board). In 1934, it was named in honor of Annie Armstrong, a bold missions advocate and WMU’s first national executive leader. Today, more than $2 billion has been donated by Southern Baptist churches and individuals.