Margaret Wheeler Circle
The Margaret Wheeler Missionary Circle (MWMC) supports both local missions and worldwide missionary efforts. MWMC consists of women who are both working and retired. Many are wives, mothers, and grandmothers. Most are members of CRBC although some are part of other area churches. We all come together to show and share our belief in God and faith in Jesus. MWMC is a united group that loves and supports each other so we can collectively pray for and encourage all those who are involved in the spread of the good news of the gospel in our community and beyond.
MWMC promotes CRBC’s mission offerings including the IMB and NAMB offerings that are named for two beloved Southern Baptist missionaries, Lottie Moon and Annie Armstrong, who was instrumental in founding our parent organization, the Woman’s Missionary Union. We collect funds for mission trips, food for the Baptist Children's Homes of NC, shoes, clothing, and other supplies for students at nearby Jeffreys Grove Elementary School, shoe-box gifts for Samaritan’s Purse: Operation Christmas Child, and donations for women residing at Healing Transitions of Raleigh. We also deliver homemade desserts to community First Responders and enjoy Christmas caroling in our neighborhoods.
Even though our circle focuses on “reaching out,” we also “reach in” to show our love for our church members by sending cards and visiting our CareBears, who are home-bound members and those living in nursing homes. Check our schedule for the next meeting.
The J.O.Y. Club (aka Just Older Youth Club or the Jesus, Others, Yourself Club) is composed of mostly women from our congregation who have a heart for sharing God's love and for spreading His joy to others. Our membership age varies from 30 something to 80 something and we are mostly proud mothers, grandmothers and great-grandmothers who love to have fun! The Joy Club is an “in-reach” group that strives to keep joy in their own hearts in order to spread it to others, especially to our senior members.
In keeping our goal to be joyful, we open our meetings with prayer for the needs of our members followed by a collective rendition of “Joy in My Heart.” One of our favorite items on our agenda is to send birthday cards to every member and other assorted cards as needed. Our monthly visitations to those in nursing homes and to our homebound members show our love and concern for them. We show how we value our preschool teachers by occasionally leaving sweet treats in their break room, acknowledging their birthdays, and celebrating the end of a successful year with them. Every spring and fall we attend the Senior Adult Rally sponsored by the Raleigh Baptist Association held at different churches that can accommodate 450+ seniors. Check our schedule for our next club meeting.