Women's Home and Overseas Missionary Society


*Promote growth in the knowledge and understanding of God and His plan for redemption for the world

*Teach the concepts of Christian missions and provide experiences for participation in mission work and its ministries

*Exemplify the principles of Christian living and to win others to Christ

*Promote the cause of world evangelism

*Serve as financial support system to undergird the world mission outreach of the A.M.E. Zion Church, at home and overseas


  

 

 

 

Parent Body

Parent Body:
The Women's Home and Overseas Missionary Society includes the Parent Body, from age 41 to an unlimited age. The purpose of the Parent Body is to (1) Promote growth in the knowledge and understanding of God and His plan of redemption for the world, as revealed through Jesus Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit; (2) Teach the concepts of Christian missions and provide experiences for participation in mission work and its ministries; (3) Exemplify the principles of Christian living and to win others to Christ; (4) Promote the cause of World Evangelism; and (5) Serve as a financial support system to undergird the world mission outreach of The African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, at home and overseas, to the end that, through the power of the Holy Spirit, Christ is exalted and God is glorified.

YAMS: Young Adult Missionary Society

YAMS:
The purpose of this department is to (1) Unite women, ages 22–40, of the A.M.E.Zion Church for mission service in the church and community. Among the prime objective swill be social concerns such as child abuse, teenage pregnancies, drug dependency, world hunger, etc; (2) Provide an opportunity for the personal and individual Christian growth of members; (3) Provide an opportunity for Christian witness through the use of their time, talent, and treasure to support the mission; (4) Provide experiences that will enable Young Adult Missionaries to perpetuate the existence and continued growth of the Women’s Home and Overseas Missionary Society, the A.M.E. Zion Church, and the kingdom of God.

Youth Missionary Society

Youth Missionary Society:
The Youth Missionary Society, formerly called the Young Women’s Missionary Society was organized in 1909 in Salisbury, NC by its founder and first General Secretary, Miss Victoria Richardson. It was adopted in May 1912 in Charlotte, NC. We honor and recognize Miss Victoria Richardson Day on the second Sunday each January which is closest to her birthday which is 12 January. The Y’s Society was organized to give the opportunity and privilege for young ladies to serve others. Young men are now allowed to become honorary members; however, they have no voting privileges and may not hold an office position.

Buds Of Promise

BUDS:
The Buds of Promise are the Juvenile Society of the WH & OM Society. The mission of the WH & OM Society is to establish Christian learning environments and experiences for all children (ages 1 through 12) through Mission Education. These experiences will enable each child to acquire the knowledge, beliefs and attitudes that are essential to his/her spiritual development as an individual and are necessary for the attainment of a meaningful life.

Bureau of Overseas Supply

Bureau of Supply:
The purpose of the department is to solicit funds and supplies for home and overseas work

Life Members

Life Members:
The Life Members Council is the most exciting department in the Women’s Home and Overseas Missionary Society! This department captures the hearts and interests of men, women, boys, and girls from across the width and breath of Zion. The purpose of the department is to organize all Life Members, Matrons, Patrons, and Honorary Life members into a local council. An investment in this department is an investment in the lives of Zion’s greatest resource: Her People!