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Lake Whitney
Ministerial Alliance

The purpose of Lake Whitney Ministerial Alliance, a non-profit organization, is to provide an organization through which churches and other organizations in the Lake Whitney area may cooperate with pastors and ministers of the Lake Whitney area in meeting the needs of people who reside in or visit the Lake Whitney area. Committees include benevolence, chaplaincy, and community worship.

This association qualifies recipients and distributes funds through the Federal Emergency Food and Shelter Program. It is the umbrella organization for Our Daily Bread, the local food pantry, Joint Committee for Christmas and the area School Supply Project.

There are many varied volunteer opportunities through this community ministry. For more information, see the LWMA website.

WBC Sponsor: Betty Newman Email

Related White Bluff Chapel Documents

Organization and Procedures Manual

4.6 Key Positions

ission  Lake Whitney Ministerial Alliance Update
 oment  January, 2020

by Betty Newman

It is my pleasure to report that the Lake Whitney Ministerial Alliance had a wonderfully productive fall.

Through the generosity of our churches and community, the food drive goal of 65,000 pounds was reached November 22nd. In fact, some late donations enabled us to exceed our goal by a couple of thousand pounds.  We were also blessed with many volunteers (adults and Whitney High School students) who greeted donors and stocked the shelves.  

On December 17th, the Joint Christmas Committee's hard work and dedication came to fruition as toys and books were distributed to disadvantaged children in our community.   Families and seniors also received gifts of Christmas meal boxes and warm blankets.  Toys were distributed and Angel Tree clothes were passed out.  Once again, the volunteers were incredible as they directed traffic, distributed gifts and helped parents shop. The total number of people helped this year was 995 (including 308 Angels, 110 Teens and 117 Seniors).  About twenty Whitney High School students eagerly came with lots of enthusiasm to help us as we served others.

Our community Veterans Day service and Thanksgiving and Christmas services were all spectacular.  

Brad Slaten worked with our Whitney Chamber of Commerce and VFW to provide a very meaningful Veteran's Day tribute.  It was held at the Veteran's Memorial park in Whitney.  Music, prayers, blessings from community ministers and a message from Jason Sneed honored those who served our country.  Even rain couldn't dampen the spirit of community participation.  

Our Thanksgiving service at First Baptist and our Christmas service at White Bluff Chapel were well attended. Both were filled with praise and worship to our Heavenly Father from numerous groups and individuals.  The WHS choir, band members and participants from various churches came together to share their talents.

Of course, our biggest blessing is living in the community of Whitney where we enjoy so many with generous hearts.  The financial donations and volunteer hours that have been given to the LWMA are beyond anything we could have imagined.  We are very grateful.

Thank you for all you do for us.  We could not be nearly as effective without your support.  Don't forget to check the LWMA Facebook page and our new website for information.  

Betty Newman
President, LWMA 

ission  Ice Bucket Challenge Reaps
Generous Donations
 oment  September, 2014

by Phyllis Olson

Raising funds for a new Ministerial Alliance Multipurpose Building woke the town up on Thursday afternoon, September 18.  A number of local pastors and students were literally doused in ice and water on the Brookshire's Parking lot in Whitney.  As they shivered between buckets, the town drove by and learned first-hand that as well as food for the needy, a new building plan for the Alliance was afoot. The White Bluff Chapel Local Missions Committee supports the Ministerial Alliance with service and contributions to its projects.

At a usually low time in contributions for the Daily Bread Food Bank before the fall food drive, the dunking raised $3,800+ toward the effort to build the new building. Pastors including Terry Cosby, White Bluff Chapel; Mike Kerzee, King Memorial Methodist; Phillip Wottrich, Our Savior Lutheran and Robert Rowe, president of the LWMA, were all doused a number of times.

The pastors were not alone, however. Among others, both Herb Grubbs and Jerry Schultz of White Bluff Chapel were suitably anointed in the effort to raise funds to erect the new building on land already purchased by the building committee. Jay Miller enjoyed heaving the heavy buckets of iced water.

Should you wonder--- it was worth at least $20 a bucket to baptize the pastors.  None were sprinkled, it should be noted. It cost only $10 per bucket for young folks to donate. A local business volunteered to donate $20 for every student who participated in the community effort, bringing in twenty or thirty youth who showed up to dunk and be dunked.

No charge for laughs, passion and preplanning. Most folks even showed up ready for the dunking.  It was noted that two members of the Ministerial Alliance Executive Committee were absent, even though $40 had been promised to dunk the ladies.  Kathy Carter and Phyllis Olson were otherwise occupied.
You missed it?  You didn't know?  Well, you snooze, you lose! The purpose of the Lake Whitney Ministerial Alliance is to meet the needs of people who reside in or visit the Lake Whitney area.  It is comprised of churches and other organizations that provide benevolence (gas for transportation to doctor's offices, propane for heating, food bank goods, Thanksgiving baskets, Christmas Angels, Christmas shopping, etc.), as well as community-wide activities, such as concerts and occasional movies.