UBA Ministries

The ministries of Union Baptist Association seek to fulfill The Great Commission as we reach out to our community.

Please read the ministry descriptions listed here and go to the appropriate links to learn more.

Vacation Bible School

2021 VBS Theme

Pack your bags and grab your gear, VBS 2021 is headed to present-day Israel where an epic adventure of discovery awaits. Discover long-hidden treasures, amazing finds, and exciting evidence that proves biblical events were not just stories. They really happened.

At Destination Dig, kids will unearth more than just dirt. They’ll discover real-life archaeological finds that have helped to uncover the truth about Jesus. Stories from the Bible will leap off the pages as kids explore where Jesus walked and examine artifacts that bring the world of the Bible to life. As junior archaeologists, kids will study tangible pieces of the past to learn the truth about who Jesus is and why He came. Along the way they’ll discover the truth of Jeremiah 29:13 that God reveals Himself to us when we seek and search for Him with all our hearts.

GO TO THE VBS BLOG . . . by Melita Thomas


You will seek me and find me when you search for me with all your heart. Jeremiah 29:13 (CSB)


Seek Truth! Find Jesus!


God sent Jesus to seek and save sinners. When we trust in Jesus as Savior and Lord, He forgives our sins and gives us eternal life.


For a more detailed look at the biblical content, click HERE.


  • weeks of prayer for lottie moon and annie armstrong

    The Annie Armstrong Easter Offering

    Many North American cities could reasonably be called pre-Christian. Even in the traditional “Bible Belt” Christianity is being pushed to the margins. In the midst of this, God is bringing the nations to our shores and offering unprecedented opportunities for the gospel. 

    The Church in North America is also the primary source for funding and sending missionaries, so the spiritual health of North America impacts mission work around the globe. 

    At the North American Mission Board we see a mission field that needs the hope of the gospel. With your partnership, we’re committed to taking this hope to cities, small towns and college campuses.


    Your prayers and gifts to the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering® provide support for more than 5,000 missionaries. These men and women are planting new churches in unreached communities and meeting needs through compassion ministries. Every day, lives are being impacted and transformed. 

    The needs are great, but the living hope of Christ is greater. Thank you for reaching out with hope to your own community and for your passionate support for North American Missions.                    https://www.namb.net/

    The Lottie Moon Christmas Offering

    Every Church. Every Nation.

    It's more than a catch phrase. It’s at the core of what we do. We believe every church—and every church member—has a critical role to play in bringing the gospel to the world. Your church’s participation in the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering is a key part of that.

    Your Gifts Transform Lives

    Because you and your church give to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering, IMB missionaries can take the gospel to unreached peoples around the world. Every dollar you give makes a difference, because 100% of the money collected goes to the work of reaching every nation.

    The Story of Lottie Moon

    In the 1800s, a missionary named Lottie Moon wrote letters from China urging American churches to fund more overseas workers. After Lottie’s death on the mission field, an offering was started in her name. The offering was established to empower international missions efforts for Southern Baptists.          https://www.imb.org/lottie-moon-christmas-offering/

  • The baptist children's homes food roundup

    Churches, businesses, and other community friends unite for the annual Food Roundup, which feeds hundreds of boys and girls living at Baptist Children's Homes. When you are feeding BCH cottages across North Carolina that can have as many as a dozen children, it takes a lot of food to fill hungry bellies.    https://www.bchfamily.org/foodroundup

    Watch a three minute video tellling the history of Baptist Children's Homes:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_dW1yJB8HI&feature=youtu.be

  • The donna pittman christmas store

    Every year in December the Donna Pittman Christmas Store reaches out to families in our area who are in need. Boys and girls are able to receive some nice gifts while parents are treated to delicious snacks. Each family also spends some time with nice folks who minister to any needs they may have. This is a wonderful time to share the love of Jesus during the Christmas season. For more information please call the UBA office.

  • the national day of prayer

    People observe this holiday by taking the time out of the day to visit the church of their choice. Each year, almost 40,000 prayer gatherings are held all over the United States. Which means that millions of people all across the country take advantage of the day to pray. On this day, the President will often give a speech and many people will attend religious events such as choirs, concerts, and even prayer luncheons.

    The National Day of Prayer is scheduled for May 7, 2020. There's usually a gathering at the Old Union County Courthouse to observe this special day.    https://nationaldaycalendar.com/national-day-of-prayer-first-thursday-in-may/

  • operation christmas child

    As a  Christian charity, Samaritan’s Purse shares the eternal hope and peace found only in Jesus with men, women, and children who are victims of war, poverty, disaster, disease, and famine. We work in more than 100 countries, addressing critical needs such as food, clean water, shelter, and medicine. We also help hurting people in the United States, including wounded U.S. soldiers and their spouses and homeowners devastated by natural disasters.

    Our churches participate in Operation Christmas Child. Families collect items to put into boxes to prepare them for shipment to children all over the world. You can go to the Samaritan's Purse site for more details. 

    For more information, please follow this link . . .

    National Collection Week for OCC Shoe Boxes is November 15-22, 2021.

  • Get involved!

    If you sense the Lord leading you to become involved in any of these ministry activities, please call the UBA office and you will be given additional information. The UBA Office phone number is 704-283-8383.