The Sarah Allen Women's Missionary Society
A Missionary Society is a group of women (and men) dedicated to serving humankind, spiritually and naturally. Based on belief in Jesus Christ and a desire to be more like Him, they have accepted the commission He gave to reach those who are lost--the destitute, the downtrodden, the disenfranchised. Serving the needs of humanity is the duty of the Missionary Society.
The objectives are as follows:
- To lead unbelievers to becoming twice born Christians.
- To improve the quality of life among the people we serve.
- To help wipe out sickness, hunger and poverty.
- To relieve human distress and suffering wherever it may be found.
Each member is committed first to GOD, then to the duties and responsibilities of the Missionary Society. By faith, commitment, cooperation and unity we continually strive to fulfill our objectives.
The Missionary Society is vital to the local church even though it is governed by the connectional umbrella. In supporting “mission” work, the Church is supporting itself. The Missionary Society is also an arm of Evangelism.
The work of the Missionary Society is not limited to the local, conference or connectional arenas. Missionary Societies also work to make a difference in countries abroad. Clothing, money, medical supplies and other necessities are made available to countries in Africa and in South America and now in India.
Our local society has assisted in providing vaccinations for children in South Africa. We have also contributed reading material (Sunday School books, tracts) for churches in Guyana, South America. As part of the Fourth Episcopal District, we have contributed monies to various local and overseas projects.
Being a member of the Missionary Society affords one an opportunity to help, first in our own community, but also on a global scale. Jesus said, “Go ye into all the world and preach the Gospel.” We might not get to Africa or South America but our dollars can. We might not be able to physically touch a brother or a sister in a far off land but our prayers can. We might not be able to go abroad and help build a school or a shelter but our combined efforts with other missionaries can. Know that your labor will not be in vain.
We are saved to serve. God expects us, no, He commands us, to be workers in the vineyard. The harvest is plenty but the laborers are few.
The Word of God declares, “Whatsoever you do for the least of these my children, you have done it unto me.”
Our local society is named after Bishop Richard Allen’s wife, Sarah -- The Sarah Allen Women’s Missionary Society. Our president is Sis. Angela Gadson.
We meet every second Saturday at noon in the lower level of our church. We sit together as a group on every fifth Sunday. Please feel free to join us any Second Saturday at 11:00 a.m.