Spirituality

Published on May 9th, 2017 | by Millennium Magazine Staff

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129th Annual Session of the Woman’s Baptist Educational & Missionary Convention

Over 2,000 women will be in attendance at the 129th Session of the Woman’s Baptist Educational & Missionary Convention of South Carolina on June 12-16, 2017 that will be held at First Nazareth Baptist Church (FNBC), in Columbia, SC. The organization’s members and the public will be attending from all over the state of South Carolina and beyond. Dr. Audrey P. Neal is the presiding president.

Founded in 1888, the Woman’s Baptist Educational & Missionary Convention of South Carolina (WBEMC) has been one of the strongest and influential organizations among African American Baptist women in the state. This body was organized to enable the women of local churches within the Baptist Educational and Missionary Convention of SC to fuse their work in missions and education. Morris College, owned and operated by the Baptist Educational & Missionary Convention of South Carolina Convention is its first priority. Benedict College and mission projects also play a major role in the nucleus of this Woman’s Convention.

For the African-American women of WBEMC of South Carolina who have accepted the commitment to grow spiritually while dedicating themselves to the organization’s ongoing work, a grounding factor for them has been to keep focused on their founding Mother’s vision to maintain an independent and unified faith-based sisterhood that continues to be results-oriented and financially sound.

First Nazareth Baptist Church is located on 2351 Gervais Street, Columbia, SC 29204. Blakely N. Scott is the pastor and host for this 129th convention. The public is invited to all convention activities. Further information on hotel accommodations, banquet tickets, sessions schedules, etc., may be obtained at https://www.regonline.com/wbemc or email:129wbemc@gmail.com, 803-254-6232.

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