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Ways to Give to Disaster Relief 

The month of September is the designated month to receive the North Carolina Missions Offering (NCMO). This crucial offering funds NC Baptist Men, Baptists on Mission, Disaster Relief, and several other mission efforts. We hope you will encourage your congregations to give to the NC Missions Offering this year. Our hearts have been touched by the devastating Hurricane Harvey and its effects on the good people living in Texas. There has been epic flooding in Texas and Louisiana. Along with giving to the NCMO you can give to hurricane relief efforts that are currently underway. Below you will find information directing you on how to give.

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The UBA will have a trailer to collect relief supplies for those effected by Harvey on 9/7/17. Please see the information below for directions on giving:

Giving Collection Items to Disaster Relief

 There are only 3 types of items being accepted on the UBA trailer:

1. Hygiene Kits:   Use a 1-gallon sealable/Ziploc plastic bag and fill with a variety of the following:

Soap, Lotion, Shampoo, Deodorant, Washcloth, Comb/brush, Facial tissue, Shaving cream/razor, Toothbrush/toothpaste, Feminine hygiene products

2. First aid kits:   Purchased (for up to $10 each) at grocery and drug stores.

3. Diapers and formula

We are NOT accepting water, bleach and clothing at this time.

As soon as these items are needed we will notify you ASAP.

(Please box all items for shipping purposes)

 Giving Monetarily to Disaster Relief

You can make a credit card donation by calling Kecia Morgan at 1.800.395.5102, ext. 5613 or mailing a check to:

NCBM, PO Box 1107, Cary, NC 27512 Memo line: Disaster Relief Hurricane Harvey

You can also give online at www.baptistsonmission.org/hurricaneharvey 

As a reminder, contributing to the North Carolina Missions Offering,                                                                               http://www.ncmissionsoffering.org  supports all NCBM ministries.

Cash donations are the best form of help for disaster relief efforts.

Thank you!

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Hurricanes Update: 9-15-17

Dear N.C. Baptist churches,

Because of your support and involvement, N.C. Baptists are serving Hurricane Irma survivors across South Florida. Thousands of meals are being prepared and served daily, and recovery (mud-out and tear-out) operations have begun.

N.C. Baptists are also serving Hurricane Harvey survivors in Nederland, Texas, with hot meals, showers, laundry and recovery teams.

Please consider downloading and sharing our new disaster relief update video during your service this Sunday to help others learn more about how we are serving, what God is doing and how you can help. Here is the link to view and download this new video https://vimeo.com/234033352

As N.C. Baptists, we have been greatly blessed with disaster relief equipment, volunteers and churches who care about hurting people and meeting their needs in Jesus’ name.

Please continue to pray for those affected by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma. Pray that the volunteers will be the hands and feet of Jesus to hurting people in Texas and Florida.

Consider giving to help those in need. We have established hurricane relief funds for Harvey and Irma. To make a contribution, please make your check payable to NCBM/Baptists On Mission, designated for hurricane disaster relief, and mail to: NCBM, Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, P.O. Box 1107, Cary, NC 27512. You may also give online. Also, please support the North Carolina Missions Offering (NCMO). All of NCBM’s regular budget comes from the NCMO.

We also need volunteers to go and serve with relief efforts in Texas and Florida. Volunteers are still needed here in North Carolina to help with long-term Hurricane Matthew rebuilding, as well. To register as a volunteer or receive updates, www.baptistsonmission.org. You may also receive updates on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ncmissions.

Thank you for your prayers and support.

Richard Brunson
Executive Director
NCBM/Baptists On Mission

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 ***ATTENTION***

 

Church Profiles have been mailed.  If there has been a change in the clerk or clerk’s address of your church,

 

PLEASE notify this office.

(Deadline for the Church Profiles will be October 6, 2017.)

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Union Baptist Association was organized in 1854, and named Brown Creek Association. The name was changed to Union Baptist Association in 1884. Today, Union Baptist Association is made up of (77) seventy-seven Southern Baptist Churches. Despite many changes through the years, the association's reason for existence has never altered. Union Baptist Association exists to help Baptist churches of Union County, North Carolina, tell the story of Jesus Christ and His love.

Union Baptist Association member congregations elect messengers based on membership totals. It is the responsibility of messengers to attend four quarterly sessions of the Union Baptist Association, referred to as the Spring Session (April), Summer Session (July), Annual Session (October), and Winter Session (January). These four sessions provide a time of worship, fellowship, training opportuities, and information. Messengers are asked to report back to their church after each session and share the information.

The Winter Session will be held Tuesday, January  24, 2017, at Trinity Baptist Church, 2613 Concord Hwy., Monroe NC  28110. Fellowship & refreshments will begin at 6 pm followed by the session at 7 pm. Rev. Douglas Rumley, Pastor of New Salem Baptist Church will bring the Doctrinal Sermon.  

The Spring Session will be held on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at First Baptist Church Weddington, 348 Providence Road South, Weddington NC  28173.  Fellowship & refreshments will begin at 6 pm followed by the session at 7 pm.  Rev. George Hunnicutt, pastor at Mill Creek Baptist Church will bring the message.

The Summer Session will be held Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at Ebenezer Baptist Church. 

The 163nd Annual Session will be held on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at Lee Park Baptist Church, 2505 Morgan Mill Road, Monroe NC 28110.  Afternoon session will begin at 2 pm and the evening session will begin at 7 pm. Rev. Richard Myers, Pastor at Oak Grove Baptist Church will be the preacher for the Annual Sermon.

Our member congregations complete an annual report provided by the Baptist State Convention, know as the Congregation Profile. This report, due in early October each year, provides vital information for planning and assistance from the Union Baptist Association, Baptist State Convention and Southern Baptist Convention, which includes training conferences, sample Sunday School literature, Vacation Bible School Resources, Discipleship training, evangelism, and new work initiatives. The information received from these reports is included in the UBA Annual each year, which is a resource/reference manual for churches.

 

"What is the role of the Association today?"

1) Associations are doctrinally-based fellowships of churches on mission in their setting, 2) Associations are self-governing Baptist bodies created by the churches not by the denomination, 3) While self-governance is an indisputable right of every Baptist body, it is tempered by the necessity for, the spirit of, and the duty to practice interdependence and cooperation.