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

2024 VBS Theme


Get ready for a week of adventure at Breaker Rock Beach where kids will learn that God's truth never changes!  As they fly kites in the misty seaside air, explore tide pools, and spot orcas and sea lions, kids will be challenged to recognize the difference between the lies (or half-truths) of culture and God's unchanging truth.

GO TO THE VBS Theme video.........click here


"Do not be conformed to this age, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may discern what is good, pleasing, and perfect will of God.:   Romans 12:2 (CSB)


God's Truth Never Changes

VBS in our Union Baptist Churches

Antioch:  June 23-27, 5:50-8:30 pm.  Dinner meal at 5 pm.  Classes ages 2-adult.

Austin Grove:  June 17-20, 6:30-8:30 pm. Dinner at 6 pm.

Benton’s Cross Roads:  July 28-Aug. 1, 6-8:30 pm.  Ages 3-12 years old.  “Keepers of the Kingdom”.

Calvary:  June 17-21, 6:15-8:45 pm.  Ages 2-adult.  “Breaker Rock Beach”.

Central:  Saturday, July 13, 9:30 am - 4 pm.  “Outback Rock”  Ages pre-K/potty trained (3 yrs) to rising 6th  grade.

Ebenezer:  July 15-19, 6:30-8:30 pm. “Breaker Rock Beach”, ages 4 through 5th grade.

Emmanuel:  July 29-Aug. 2, 6:30 pm.  “The Great Jungle Journey”.

FBC Indian Trail:  June 24-27, 6-8 pm.  “Start the Party”.

FBC Marshville:  July 14-18, 6-8:30 pm.  Ages 2-5th grade.

Mt. Harmony:  July 14-18, 6:30-8:30.  Ages 4-completed 5th grade.

Mt. Pleasant:  July 14-18, 2024, 5:30-8:45 pm. Register at www.mpbcworships.myanswers.com/jungle-journey/.  Classes for all ages!  “The Great Jungle Journey”.

Oak Grove:  July 27-Aug. 1. “The Great Jungle Journey”. Kick-off Sat. July 27, 4:30-7:30 pm.  VBS, 6:15-8:45 pm.

Philadelphia:  June 17-21, 6-9 pm.  2 years-12th grade.  “Breaker Rock Beach”. Register at:  www.pbcmarshville.org/vbs-registration-form/

Pleasant Hill:  June 17-20, 6:30-8:45 pm.  “SCUBA - Diving into friendship with God!” Dinner served 5:30-6:30 pm.

Sandy Ridge:  July 21st - 25th, 6 to 8pm. Meal being served at 5:30pm. Theme: “Start The Party". Jesus gives us the most amazing reason to party. That’s why we believe God’s love and the Gospel of Jesus is the best news ever.” 

Union Grove:  July 7-11, 6-8:30 pm.  Supper at 5:15 pm. “Breaker Rock Beach”.



If you would like your VBS listed, please send information to bessie@unionbaptist.com.




  • 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 4, 2023. The gathering will be at Euto Baptist Church, 6019 Hwy. 205, Marshville NC  28103, at 7:30 am to observe this special day.   We will gather around the flag pole.  There will also be a Night of Prayer to be held at The Hope House, 1611 Sanlee Church Rd., Monroe NC  28112, 6:30-7:30 pm.  We can’t think of a better way to recognize the National Day of Prayer than to gather at The Hope House for a night of worship & prayer. Our community, our nation, and our world  desperately needs prayer!  In partnership with the UBA, we are asking for everyone -          individuals, families, churches, and ministries to join us for this special evening of live    worship music and prayer. We hope to see you there!


  • 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 . . .https://samaritanspurse.org/what-we-do/operation-christmas-child/

    Samaritan’s Purse

    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 soldiers and their spouses and homeowners devastated by natural disasters.

    Our churches participate in Operation Christmas Child, a part of the Samaritan’s Purse Ministries. Families collect items to fill shoeboxes to go to children all over the world.  Most importantly, inside every shoebox is included a copy of “The Greatest Gift” booklet    which is a storybook that shares Jesus’ Good News message of salvation.  Children read the Apostle John’s narrative walking through 11 scripture stories about God the Son Jesus and His mission to the earth where He became one of us in order to save us because of His great love for us.  You can go to the Samaritan’s Purse site for more details. 

    For more information, please follow this link.


    We would love for you to help with this ministry. There are numerous ways in which you can serve.

    •        Become a member of one of our leadership teams leading up to National Collection Week. These teams include:
    •      -Prayer Team
    •      -Church Relations Team
    •      -Student Relations Team
    •      -Community Relations Team
    •        Become an Operation Christmas Child Project Leader for your church if there is no one else assigned for this responsibility.
    •        Helping with the collection of shoeboxes during National Collection Week.


    This year, Operation Christmas Child National Collection Week will be November 18-25. Last year, 21,065 shoeboxes were collected from individuals in Anson and Union County. This year our goal is to collect 30,000 shoeboxes. We are excited and already planning for this event.

    On Sunday, September 8, we will be having a Project Leader Workshop at the Union Baptist Association, 3-4:30.  We hope that each church will be represented for this information session.


    Below, please find below the schedule for National Collection Week at the UBA

                                                     Monday, November 18                            2-5pm

    Tuesday, November 19                          11am-2pm

    Wednesday, November 20                     11am-2pm

                                                     Thursday, November 21                         2-5pm

    Friday, November 22                              11am-2pm

    Saturday, November 23                          11am-1pm

        Sunday, November 24                             1:30-5:30pm

         Monday, November 25                             9am-5:30pm


    Monday, November 25 is the last day to turn in shoeboxes.


    We would love for you to prayerfully consider joining our team. What a blessing it is to see the shoeboxes come in from individuals and churches knowing that with each shoebox, a child will hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ somewhere in the world. If you should have any questions or would like to discuss ways that you can serve, please contact me at 704-289-7966 or by email to occcrunionanson@gmail.com.


    Mary Ruth Smith

    Operations Christmas Child

    Church Relations Coordinator

    Union/Anson Counties

  • 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.