The annual offering for Virginia missions was named for Alma Hunt (1909-2008), a native Virginian who was known worldwide for her missions service and her unswerving dedication to the cause of Christ. This annual state missions offering is a joint venture of Woman’s Missionary Union of Virginia (WMUV) and the Baptist General Association of Virginia (BGAV).
The Alma Hunt Virginia Missions Offering will look different in 2020, reflecting the changing world in which we live as we face the challenges of a global pandemic.
As always, this critical offering seeks to meet real needs of real people by funding ministries in a variety of specific areas. For the rest of 2020 and looking toward 2021, the allocations of this offering are being redirected in a way that will allow us to focus on human needs arising from the COVID-19 crisis.
Specifically, giving to this offering this year supports domestic violence/mental health online and on-site training, grants for missions ministries for churches with women’s and children’s outreach, camp scholarships for families impacted by COVID-19, financial relief for church planters who lost income due to the pandemic, childcare grants for open church childcare centers, grants to churches to provide internet access for children to participate in virtual schooling, and financial assistance to international missions partners responding to the pandemic abroad. (Click here for more information about allocation details). This year’s offering has adapted to meet needs – help us help this effort!
Because of the time-sensitive nature of many of these critical needs and the plan to distribute funds monthly, we ask that you consider sending in your offerings as early as possible this year. First Baptist Church’s goal is $1,500. Help us reach and exceed this goal by designating your offering to “Alma Hunt Offering” on your check memo line or on the online memo on our Give page!
For more information, see the Alma Hunt flyer below or Click Here to view the PDF.