WMU Missions Celebration Luncheon
October 18 | 11:30 am - 1:00 pm$15
Join us for our annual WMU Missions Celebration Luncheon as we celebrate the many ways God is working in our world.
Valerie Elliot Shepard
Daughter of missionaries Jim and Elisabeth Elliot
Teresa Harmening : Celebration Musician
$15; tickets available Sundays in the second-level atrium.
Celebration is an annual event hosted by WMU that includes a delicious meal, creative tablescapes, worshipful music, and an inspiring missions-related speaker. The beautiful tablescapes are always a highlight of Celebration. Often, ladies choose their decor to represent a mission trip, a ministry project in which they are involved, or a ministry of our church, such as a Bible study. It is always so fun to see how women use their individuality to come up with a unique centerpiece and table design.
While the tables are indeed lovely, Celebration represents so much more. Vicki Heath quoted a lady who eagerly attended Celebration for many years. She would buy tickets for friends of another faith. The lady said, “they come to see the tablescapes, but I wanted them to meet Jesus.” Celebration is certainly a time to meet Jesus, to celebrate all He has done in our lives, to celebrate missions here in Jackson and around the world, and to fellowship with other ladies. Philippians 4:4 comes to mind when thinking of Celebration: “Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice!”