Outreach is meeting the needs of our community both local and global while expressing God’s love in ways that build relationship and provide opportunities to share God’s plan of salvation. The following are some ways that Adaville reaches out to our community.
Operation Christmas Child – An Outreach of Samaritan’s Purse
Since 1993 more than 100 million boys and girls in more than 130 countries have experienced God’s love through the power of simple shoebox gifts given through Operation Christmas Child. Samaritan’s Purse works with local churches to deliver the gifts and share the life-changing news of Jesus of Christ with children throughout the world. Adaville members look forward to packing shoeboxes each year. Some members purchase gifts and pack boxes year-round for the annual collection. Our youth group, along with enthusiastic adults make the trip each year to the Central Packing and Distribution Center in Charlotte. There, they inspect and pack individual boxes into cartons to begin their long journey to children in foreign lands.
Annie Armstrong Easter Offering – North American Missions
The Annie Armstrong Easter Offering is much more than an offering envelope and an annual missions-giving emphasis. When people give to the offering, 100 percent of their gift is transformed into missionary salaries and ministry supplies. Those missionaries and supplies will help others in North America hear the message of Christ and respond in faith to His offer of salvation. The Missions Committee and WMU organization promotes the AAEA yearly. The Adaville church family joyfully gives to this important mission offering. The 2014 Annie Armstrong Easter Offering Goal was $4,500.
Lottie Moon Christmas Offering – International Missions
In 2013 Southern Baptists celebrated 125 years of annual giving to support international missionaries. More than $3.5 billion has been given to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering, whose namesake, Lottie Moon, inspired the first collection of gifts in 1888 so the world might know Christ. Then, as now, every penny given to the Lottie Moon offering supports missionaries as they share the Gospel overseas. Each year the WMU along with Adaville’s Missions Committee promotes the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering and celebrates the ingathering of the contributions given by the church. The Lottie Moon promotion is an important part of Adaville’s Christmas season.
Women on Mission
WMU offers organizations and approaches, as well as ministries, that enable every member of the church to learn about missions, become involved in missions, and live a missional lifestyle. Adaville currently has two Active Women on Mission groups. The WINGS (Women in God’s Service) group and Baptist Women focus on praying for our Southern Baptist Missionaries and carrying out mission projects within the community.
WINGS – meets on the second Monday at 7 PM.
Baptist Women – meets on the second Tuesday at 4 PM.
Samantha Project makes and provides dolls to hospitals to give to children who are undergoing treatment for cancer and other life-threatening illnesses. The ministry had its beginning at Adaville in May 1998. Meets Monday at 10 AM.