First Baptist Church is a place where individuals respond to the word of scripture and seek their own interpretation. Where Separation of Church and State and religious liberty are taken very seriously. Where we hold our Baptist beliefs with deep conviction but we hold them in modesty.
September is the month that First Baptist celebrates Texas missions by praying for and giving to state missions. With 12 million unchurched in Texas, the task is formidable. One way to reach out to the lost peoples of Texas and beyond is through the Week of Prayer for Texas Missions and the Mary Hill Davis Offering. The theme this year is “Many Faces. One Hope.”
Since 1910, Texas Baptists have collected an offering for missions needs in Texas. In 1935, the Texas Offering was named for Mary Hill Davis, president of WMU of Texas and a tireless supporter of Texas missions. Her leadership in various positions spanned the years from 1898 until her death in 1934. Read more about Mary Hill Davis…
This Year’s Scripture:
When is the Suggested Week of Prayer for Texas Missions?
The Mary Hill Davis Offering for Texas Missions can be highlighted and celebrated all year round. Traditionally, the suggested week of prayer begins on the second Sunday of September and continues through the third Sunday in September of each year. Thus this year’s emphasis is September 9-16,2012. .