2013-2014 marks the 100th birthday of missions education for girls! Whether you were a member of Girls’ Auxiliary, Girls in Action, Niñas en Acción or Acteens, you will enjoy celebrating the legacy of these wonderful missions organizations with members of all ages.
As part of the 100th birthday celebration, WMU of Texas is asking you to celebrate girls missions education in a Texas-sized way:
1. GATHER a group of current or former GAs
2. CELEBRATE in a unique way the week of November 17-24, 2013
3. GIVE back in a radical way
The first 100 groups to register your party with WMU of Texas will receive 20 free commemorative 100th birthday GA ribbons. We hope there will be a 100+ groups celebrating girls missions education in November
Call 1.888.968.6389 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register your group today!
Slumber Party, Lock-in, GA Reunion, GA High Tea, ¡Fiesta!
There are so many different ways to celebrate girls missions education! We will periodically post party ideas, for all ages, to help you plan your UNIQUE event. Each idea will include a theme, Scripture focus, devotional and mission project. So don’t plan on going home with a birthday gift because at our GA birthday parties we are going to GIVE BACK! We are encouraging current and former GAs to give back in radical ways. You might collect 100 blankets for a safe house, donate 100 hygiene kits for the hospitality house, gather 100 pairs of shoes for Buckner, collect 100 Gas cards for The Change Bus, or maybe just maybe collect $100 dollars for a WMU Endowment. Your choice.
Here are a few great party plans from some former GAs and GA Leaders from around the state:
The Almost Sleepover Party Idea – (for 5th-6th graders)
I Am The Future - (for former GAs 7 -12th graders)
High Tea! – (for former GAs 20-30 somethings)
GA Camp – (for former GAs 30-40 somethings)
What’s Your Story – (for former GAs 50-60 somethings)
GA Reunion Tea – (for former GAs 70 years and older)
What’s a centennial celebration without commemorative items? As you celebrate 100 years of GA please join your Texas sisters and party in style. We have GA for Life ribbons, TXGA 100 mylar balloon and a special TXGA 100 t-shirt available. Be one of the first 100 groups to register your party and get 20 free ribbons and one free balloon. Order form for Party Items [download order form] [online order form]
GA for Life Ribbon: $0.25 each
TXGA100 Mylar Balloon: $2.00 ea
TXGA100 T-shirt*: Youth Small – Adult XL $8.50, 2XL $10.50 and 3XL $11.50
CELEBRATE WITH NATIONAL WMU
National WMU has created an entire website dedicated to the GA 100th! Go to www.wmu.com/ga100. They have created posters, a cake design and even a t-shirt for your party. Please feel free to combine resources from national WMU and WMU of Texas to make your event special. Below you will find a few quick links to party resources.
MORE IDEAS ON PINTEREST
Pinterest is the place to be when it comes to parties! WMU of Texas is periodically adding GA 100 birthday ideas and downloadables on our pinterest page. Please browse our GA 100th Birthday board at http://pinterest.com/growpraygo/ga-100th-birthday/.