**For pictorial information on our Phase 2 Construction Project of the Union Baptist Association Missions Resource Center, click here.
A word from Dennis
We are in the final phase of construction at the Mission Resource Center and are in need this week of several volunteers to assist us as we complete the new building. Here is a list of tasks that we need assistance with:
- The assembly of four table and three chair carts
- The assembly of an acrylic glass lectern
- The assembly of a computer table
- The installation of five marker boards and two screens
- Moving a Piano and some shelving
- Set up of the new conference center next week
We ask these volunteers to bring the needed tools–sockets, screw drivers etc.
We are working 8:30 AM to 5 PM throughout this week. Volunteers can work in some evenings and it will be very helpful to know what hours they can be here.
This Saturday from 8:30 AM to 12 Noon we will need numerous volunteers to do a thorough cleaning of the entire MRC. This will include floors, cabinets, windows, doors etc. We ask that these volunteers bring mops, rags and other cleaning equipment to work with.
PLEASE DO TWO THINGS FOR US:
- CALL EITHER THE OFFICE - 704 283 8383, MARK HINSON – 704 698 8795 , DAVID FUSS – 704 221 1772 OR MYSELF – 704 996 5270 AND MAKE US AWARE OF WHO MIGHT BE COMING ON WHAT DAY
- ANNOUNCE, ANNOUNCE, ANNOUNCE THESE NEEDS TO YOUR CHURCH. PHONE TREES ARE GREAT!
PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CALL ME IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR SOMETHING YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE.
Thank you for the wonderful support and help that you have given. Thank you in advance as we move through this final week of work and effort.
Blessings to you,
Would your congregation like to honor your Pastor and his wife in a very special way?
As the new addition to the Missions Resource Center is nearing completion, some are contributing gifts to acknowledge them. This is particularly appropriate with the primary purpose of the new unit being to plant new churches and to reach more people for Christ. All gifts received in honor or memory of individuals will be published in the dedication program and placed on a special plaque to be displayed at the Missions Resource Center. In addition, each honoree will receive a special acknowledgement from the association telling them of your appreciation for their ministry.
Perhaps there is a loved one you would also like to remember. This is a lasting way to honor them and contribute to the Kingdom. You will help us, in new and exciting ways, to reach our county for Christ. Join us in a partnership with the Lord to lift Him up to the World at our door step. Here is a unique way to go on mission and bear witness to His Love and grace. Your gifts will be acknowledged and are tax deductible.
All gifts, and the names of those you have chosen to honor, may be sent to Union Baptist Association at PO Box 596, Monroe, NC 28111. If you have any questions or wish to speak to me, feel free to call me on my cell phone at 704.996.5270.
Thank you for your continued support and prayerful concern for your association.
Dennis L. Burton D. Min.
Director of Missions
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 April Spring Session will be held Tuesday, April 28, 2015, at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, 2528 Stack Road, Monroe NC 28112. Fellowship & refreshments will begin at 6 pm followed by the session at 7 pm. Rev. Jean Paul Faria, pastor at New Life Brazilian Baptist Church will bring the message. The July Summer Session will be held on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at Oak Grove Baptist Church, 4013 New Town Road, Waxhaw, NC 28173. The 161st Annual Session will be held on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at Mountain Springs Baptist Church, 2509 Mountain Springs Church Road, Monroe NC 28112. Afternoon session will begin at 2 pm and the evening session will begin at 7 pm. Dr. Dennis Burton, Director of Missions of Union Baptist Association 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.