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The Union Baptist Association will be closed Friday, April 19 and Monday, April 22 for Easter holidays.  The office will reopen at 8:30, Tuesday, April 23, 2019. 

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Not sure how to say it but last night was amazing.  I was brought to tears more than once as I saw the church come together, roll up their sleeves and package 37,728 meals.  And servants hearts abounded in the building last night.

We saw a great problem occur, we had more people attend than registered for the UBA and for WU. Please thank the adults who stepped back and let your students do the work.  That is what made everything work out.  I know you understand that as a youth leader already.  

 

I wanted to share the people numbers also.

UBA & Council Members  -  5

WU Staff   - 3

Wingate Students - 165

Ground 40  - 7

Feeding Children Everywhere – 6

UBA Students and Leaders – 257

Grand Total  444

 

Give His Praise.  As I watched the truck leaving last night about 8:45 with the food on it, I thought of you the leaders, for caring, promoting, bringing, working , serving and giving, yes verbs are action words in the kingdoms work.  Thanks seems so small to say, but I pray that your heart was filled with love and the project gave your group a chance to minister to our county and spread His love even though we will never see any of the recipients most likely.

Please share that the staff from FCE were so impressed and shared how nice and great your teams were to work with.  Please express to your entire congregation thanks.  This was a massive project and together we did it with His blessing.

On behalf of the UBA Youth Council,  it was great to join with you and we hope you will be a part of more of the things we are working on at this time in the UBA. “The Event” in the Fall, OCC in  Nov, early Dec. and some other new ideas that we would like to roll out in the future. 

Please let the council know if we can help in any way.  Feel free to call Bessie at 704.283.8383 or myself anytime.

 

Because each life counts for the Kingdom,  Thanks for loving our students!

 

Frank Casstevens  ( New Salem )  UBA Youth Council Chair & UBA Moderator

 

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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  22, 2019, at Shiloh Baptist Church, 2301 Rocky River Road North, Monroe NC  28110. Fellowship & refreshments will begin at 6 pm followed by the session at 7 pm. Rev. Terry Smith, Pastor of Silver Star Cowboy Church will bring the Doctrinal Sermon.  

The Spring Session will be held on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at Waxhaw Baptist Church, 8213 Old Waxhaw Monroe Road, Waxhaw NC  28173.  Fellowship & refreshments will begin at 6 pm followed by the session at 7 pm.  Dr. Sam Roach, Pastor at Weddington First Baptist Church will bring the message.

The Summer Session will be held Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at Faulks Baptist Church. 

The 165th Annual Session will be held on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at Hopewell Baptist Church, 420 Hopewell Church Road, Monroe NC  28110.  Afternoon session will begin at 2 pm and the evening session will begin at 7 pm. Speaker for the Annual Sermon will be announced at a later date.

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.