The UBA Youth Committee is excited to announce that we will partner, for the fourth year with  “ Feeding the Children Everywhere” Ministries to package food.  Youth leaders, please mark your calendars for Saturday, Sept. 23rd.  The event will be 9:00 am – 12:00 noon in one hour increments for volunteers.  Our location will be at the Union Baptist Association Missions Resource Center, 1744 Williams Road. Our goal this year is to package 20k meals (@.25 each plus shipping and costs) at a cost of $7,000. Following the hour your group works would be a great time to have your group go out in your community and do one or more mission need(s) within your church community on that same day. This can be helping a church member or any family that has a need in your community. We ask that every church prayerfully consider supporting this easy mission opportunity with our need of 200 + volunteers and helping us raise the funds needed.  If you have business owners in your congregation that can give or your church can take a love offering as most churches did last year, the goal will be met. Pledges have already started coming in and we will be sending final details soon. Please call 704.283.8383 to register volunteers. We will post this event in all information being sent out and on our web page and it will be sent to the distribution list we currently have. This event will be for students of all ages but of course targeted for our youth and college students. (children under age 7 will be required to have an adult chaperone) For more info, go to .

 If you would like to give online, please visit this link:

Let’s unite our students and leaders for an incredible day of mission work in the UBA.


Frank Casstevens,

UBA Youth Director






















UBA Youth Dates for OCC

UBA Youth Days at Operation Christmas Child  will be Thursday Nov. 30th 6:00 – 10:00 pm (100 spots), Friday, Dec. 1st  6- 10 pm (250 spots) and Saturday Dec. 2nd  1-5 pm, (100 spots) The call in day for all our churches will be Monday, October 2 beginning at 8:30 am.  Please call 704.283.8383  and let Bessie or Jean know which day your group can attend.  Students must be 13 or older and all students 18 or under must have a 4 to 1 ratio of adult leaders. We will be sending waivers to pre-sign to all churches that register with the UBA.  We will be serving pizza and drinks on all three days. We hope that one of the three days will work well for our churches and leaders.  For more information, please call the UBA office.  


Frank Casstevens, UBA Youth Director



Join us for…

Church Youth Day

Wingate Football


Wingate vs. UNC Pembroke


Saturday, October 7, 2017

6 pm


     Irwin Belk Stadium

    Wingate University

2-2:30 pm - Registration

 2:30-3:00 pm - Welcome/Games

3-4:00 pm - Worship

 4-5:00 - Campus Tour

 5-6:00 pm - Dinner & Tailgate

6 pm - Wingate vs. UNCP Football Game

$18 for event registration & game ticket

Includes:  CVD T-Shirt, Tailgate Dinner

& Football Game Ticket



Questions:  Contact Morgan,


Caswell Fall Conference:


Our fall youth retreat is back, and this time we're amping up the experience even more with a dynamic speaker, talented recording artists to lead worship, and a concert by Jason Gray. 

The retreat will be November 3-5, 2017, and registration is open now. Keep reading to learn more.  

Our theme, Rise, is in reference to the retreat's call to students to rise above challenges, temptation, and apathy in our faith and life. Coming at the end of a busy school season, we hope to equip students with the tools and inspiration they need to keep their heads up and hearts strong for Christ.  

Visit: for more details and to download the registration form. 


Our Youth Council is excited to share with you a link (below) that showcases each of our churches who attended “Operation Christmas Child 2016”   We encourage each church to show this to your students and congregation.  Frank Casstevens, chair of the Youth Council will be sending the link out to all leaders in his distribution list. If you are not able to open the link, please let the UBA know.  For groups who were not able to be a part of this great opportunity, this video will allow you to see this ministry opportunity in action. We are grateful to OCC and our long relationship of partnering with them . We plan to offer multiple days again this year and pray that each of our churches will join us. Please open the link and enjoy! 



Camp Caraway Summer Fun

Dear Church Leader,


Camp Caraway is excited to again host a two-night winter camp for your church’s childrens group over MLK Weekend. This winter camp experience will be unique from our traditional summer camp sessions. Through on-going tribal team challenges, worship, and teaching, we will learn what the Bible teaches about unity.


Date: January 13-15, 2018 (MLK Weekend)
Who: Boys & Girls in 3rd - 6th grades
Cost: $125 per person
Deadline: Register by December 18, 2017


Register your group now by visiting:

If you have any questions, please let me know. We look forward to seeing you at camp in January!


Mark Moore

Camp Caraway Director

(336) 521-9207




is a Collegiate Missions initiative sponsored by North Carolina Baptist Men and Baptist Campus Ministry. Campus Ministers on college campuses and College Ministers in churches are welcome to sign up as a group. Individuals can also sign up for a missions experience. You can click on each location for more information about the types of projects you may be involved in while on the field. Note that details for Transform122 may differ some from the information seen on the partnership pages. Please contact Tom Beam or Rick Trexler for more details and how to sign up.

Mark Abernathy
(800) 395-5102, ext. 5607
Honduras, Guatemala, Kenya, Pennsylvania, Appalachian Coalfields, Vermont, Hawaii, Rocky Mountain

Teresa Jones
(800) 395-5102, ext. 5612
Roma Gypsy (Romania)

Tom Beam
(800) 395-5102, ext. 5626
Cuba, Ethiopia, Canada, New York City, South Africa

Larry Osborne
(910) 843-7700
Red Springs Mission Camp, Red Springs, NC

David Brown
(910) 843-7700
Shelby Mission Camp, Shelby, NC

For More information please contact:
Tom Beam
1.800.395.5102, ext. 5626
Rick Trexler
1.800.395.5102, ext. 5560


Camp Caraway is a summer camp for boys, sponsored by North Carolina Baptists on Mission, and is accredited by the American Camp Association. All boys are welcome and do not have to be active in a particular church to attend. We also have a Christian expedition program called Christian High Adventure, featuring male-only and coed outdoor adventure and whitewater trips. Our camp is located in the beautiful Uwharrie Mountains, seven miles west of Asheboro, North Carolina. Since 1963 more than 65,000 boys have been challenged toward strengthening their Christian walk at Caraway. We'd love to have your son or group of boys join us!
Camp Caraway bases its program on the Christian idea that each boy is a person of worth, created in the image of God. Each boy is important and each has something unique and significant to contribute to the camp. This idea is applied to every activity and to every aspect of the camp program. The key to North Carolina's furture lies with the campers of today. Our goal is to instill within each camper the desire to be all God created him to be. We hope to see you at Camp Caraway this summer!
Links for Summer Youth Adventures: