To learn more about the Carolina Flooding 2015 Disaster Relief efforts, click here.
On Saturday, September 26, 2015, our youth and their leaders joined together for the 2nd Annual “Feeding The Children Everywhere” food packaging event. Twenty churches worked for one hour each from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm with a total of 275 volunteers registered. This group packaged 30,000 meals to feed hungry children here in the United States. We are grateful to our UBA Youth Committee for their incredible work to bring this event to reality by helping raise $7,500.00 from our churches, the community and other organizations. What a great day of mission allowing us to impact thousands of hungry children in our world. We were thrilled to find out all the food was staying in Union County which makes it so real to the needs we have here at home. Our special thanks to Madison Marquette – Management of Monroe Crossing for hosting us and to Chic-fil-a for their support of our event. Our committee hopes this can become a yearly event for our churches. Click here to see photos from this event.
For Those Interested In Health/Wealth, Jimmy Godwin has developed a unique short program on the relationships between health and wealth.
He offers very practical information on how good or poor health affects our financial stability. He also suggests an approach to encouraging communities and leaders to address these concerns.
The following link will take you to his material: http://www.fsioffice.com/healthwealth/
**For a pictorial directory of the Dedication of the Dennis & Gay Burton Conference Center, held on Sunday, June 7, 2015, click here.
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 April Spring Session will be held Tuesday, April 28, 2015, at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, 2528 Stack Road, Monroe NC 28112. Fellowship & refreshments will begin at 6 pm followed by the session at 7 pm. Rev. Jean Paul Faria, pastor at New Life Brazilian Baptist Church will bring the message. The July Summer Session will be held on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at Oak Grove Baptist Church, 4013 New Town Road, Waxhaw, NC 28173. The 161st Annual Session will be held on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at Mountain Springs Baptist Church, 2509 Mountain Springs Church Road, Monroe NC 28112. Afternoon session will begin at 2 pm and the evening session will begin at 7 pm. Dr. Dennis Burton, Director of Missions of Union Baptist Association 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.