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Tuesday, April 18, 2017
11 am - noon
Guest Speaker: Shannon Powell,
Fellowship of Christian Athletes
Fellowship lunch to follow
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.