Excel logoAs you prepare for the 2013-14 church year, an update on what’s happening in WMU along with new ideas and fellowship with other WMU leaders will be a great encouragement.  Just one good idea can make all the difference as you plan for the year! Of course, we hope that you will go home with many good ideas!!

Excel will be held on Saturday, July 27 in two locations – Shelbyville and Central City.  The schedule at each location is the same:
8:00 a.m. Registration begins, bookstore open
8:30 a.m. Early Bird Special Interest Workshops
9:30 a.m. General Session for all participants
10:30 a.m. Leadership Workshops
(WMU directors, other officers, Age-level organization leaders)
12:15 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. Special Interest Workshops
2:00 p.m. Special Interest Workshops
3:00 p.m. Conference Concludes

In the morning leadership workshops, you will learn about WMU plans for the year by area of responsibility. Conferences include: WMU directors, Other churchwide WMU leaders, Adult Involvement (Women/Adults on Mission), Students (Acteens, Youth on Mission), Girls in Action, Children in Action, Royal Ambassadors/Challengers, and Mission Friends.

Special Interest workshops at both locations include myMISSION, Project HELP, 2013 Emphasis Book (We’ve A Story to Tell), Classroom Management, Celebrating 125 years, Babies R Mission Friends Too, and Get Involved with the BGR Bucket Project in 2014.

A few workshops will be offered only at one location:  Mississippi River Ministries  and Bible Telling (Central City); Appalachian Regional Ministries and Pit Stop Challenge Ministries (Shelbyville).

Associational Leaders will have a two-hour special interest conference in the afternoon. This conference includes an introduction to the new WMU Missions Guide for Associational Leaders written by Joy Bolton.  Associational leaders will receive a copy of this guide during the conference.

Advance registration for Excel is $15. The deadline for advance registration is Wednesday, July 17.  Registration at the door is $20. Registration includes a 2013 WMU Year Book, Kentucky Supplement to the Year Book, and lunch.

New This Year: Childcare for children through second grade.  $3 per child which includes lunch and snacks.

Register online:  On line registration requires a credit card and closes at midnight on July 17.  This page also includes a link to download a brochure. You will receive a confirmation of your registration and any additional information needed.   www.kywmu.org/excel

Excel locations:  
FBC Shelbyville, 1516 Midland Trail, Shelbyville, KY  40065
FBC Central City, 14 N. Third Street, Central City, KY 42330

BGR logoSpecial Introduction to the 2014 Bucket Project

The 2014 Kentucky partnership with Baptist Global Response will be featured at Excel.  The Bucket Project is an opportunity to pack buckets with items used in hospice care with AIDS victims.  Kentucky will pack and send Hospice Care Buckets to Africa in 2014 through BGR.

The Bucket Project will be a big part of the 2014 Kentucky WMU Annual Meeting when we will pack buckets and load shipping containers with completed buckets.  You can get a head start on this project at Excel.  We will feature the project in the General Session and during Early Bird and afternoon Special Interest Workshops.


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About Joy Bolton

Joy Bolton is a life-long WMUer! Through Woman's Missionary Union, Joy has has served as a church, association, and state leader. She has coordinated many international missions teams and is available as a conference leader, speaker, Bible study leader. Joy is now retired and lives in Summerville, SC.