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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 22, 2019, at Shiloh Baptist Church, 2301 Rocky River Road North, Monroe NC 28110. Fellowship & refreshments will begin at 6 pm followed by the session at 7 pm. Rev. Terry Smith, Pastor of Silver Star Cowboy Church will bring the Doctrinal Sermon.
The Spring Session will be held on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at Waxhaw Baptist Church, 8213 Old Waxhaw Monroe Road, Waxhaw NC 28173. Fellowship & refreshments will begin at 6 pm followed by the session at 7 pm. Dr. Sam Roach, Pastor at Weddington First Baptist Church will bring the message.
The Summer Session will be held Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at Faulks Baptist Church.
The 165th Annual Session will be held on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at Hopewell Baptist Church, 420 Hopewell Church Road, Monroe NC 28110. Afternoon session will begin at 2 pm and the evening session will begin at 7 pm. Speaker for the Annual Sermon will be announced at a later date.
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.