Union Baptist Association
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Upcoming Events

Iron Sharpens Iron IX Men's Conference
August 8, 2014              7-9:30pm, Family Life Center
For men 16+. Steak dinner, power-packed messages from Dr. Mike Whitson & Dr. Alvin Summers, inspiring music, prayer and good fellowship. Cost is $20. Register here, or contact Renee at 704-893-2644.


UCCAM is in need of some items for our Marsh-ville Satellite office. Below is a list of items needed:

Legal Size Filing Cabinets

Small Two Drawer Filing Cabinets


Folding Chairs

Office Chairs

Shelving Units


If you are looking for a summer project then look no further. UCCAM is in desperate need of personal care items. We are in need of soap, shampoo/ conditioner, toothpaste, tooth brushes and deodorant. While you are out shop-ping this summer, please consider picking up a few of these items and drop them by our office. Our food pantry is also running low on peanut butter/ jelly, spaghetti/ sauce, and boxed meals. Monetary donations are always welcome. Our website has our complete needs list.

Your donations make a tremendous impact on our community! Thanks for helping us lend a hand to those in need! www.unioncrisis.org

Saturday, August 16, 2014
Union Baptist Association
Missions Resource Center
Monroe, NC

Monroe Schedule:

August 16, 2014 Monroe, NC (Special Edition)

(with optional August 15 evening session)

Saturday, 8:30am-12:30pm

Monroe Cost:
$5 without lunch
$12 includes lunch



Churches throughout the world are struggling with what style of worship is appropriate for their setting. Many churches find themselves dying, stuck to old forms of worship that once were very meaningful, yet now don’t seem to engage people in meaningful worship nor speak a language that the unchurched can understand. In the 50s and 60s, worship was similar among Southern Baptist churches and most sang from a common source - the Baptist Hymnal. Today, things have changed drastically and church leaders are struggling to determine what their church’s corporate worship should look like. There are many factors to consider in this quest. The Worship Summits will help leaders dive into some very important issues impacting corporate worship:

  • What is the biblical basis of worship?
  • What does it mean to worship God with all our being?
  • What role should personal preferences play in worship?
  • How should culture impact corporate worship?
  • How should a missionary mindset impact corporate worship?
  • How is worship and discipleship intertwined?
  • Is unified worship the best way to go?
  • What style of worship is appropriate for my church?
  • If a church does sense God’s leadership to change, how can that be done in a healthy, God-honoring, people-loving manner with biblical and musical excellence?

The Worship Summits, together with the Worship Leader Boot Camps, offer a total package of training and foundation for worship renewal in the local church. Conceivably, a church could send the senior pastor and worship team to the Worship Leader Boot Camp, and several other people interested in worship or instrumental in leading worship renewal in the church, to the Worship Summit. This would ground a leadership core in your church in gaining vision for renewal and equipping them with the tools for change. This could be a major step in achieving renewal in the church.

Target Audience: Worship leaders, worship pastors, ministers of music, churches desiring to transition to a more blended style of worship, churches with limited musical resources
Brief Description: So many churches want to be progressive in worship, but the leadership is frustrated by the lack of musicians and other resources to successfully lead their congregations. This training event will help leaders find relief. Intense training in how to plan and implement worship in the local church. Strong focus on how to lead worship with limited musical resources.


8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.


More Information

Kenny Lamm / klamm@ncbaptist.org / (800) 395-5102 ext. 5638
Sherry Thompson / sthompson@ncbaptist.org / (800) 395-5102 ext. 5634 

"Jordan's Bridge"
will be at
Benton's Cross Roads Baptist Church
109 Lawyers Road East
Monroe NC  28110
Sunday, August 17, 2014 at 6:00 pm
Everyone is invited!
A love offering will be received.
First Baptist Indian Trail
316 Sports - Fall Opportunities
Fall Flag Football for Boys Ages 6-11 and Soccer League for Boys & Girls, Ages 5-11. Begins in September. For more information/to register, visit fbcit.org.
Region 6 Missions Celebration
Thursday, August 28, 2014
First Baptist Troy
401 East Main Street
Troy, NC 27371
Join us for our Missions Celebration highlighting the NC Missions Offering and the excellent mission work NC Baptists are going in our state, our nation, and around the world. Featured will be worship, testimony, mission video, and a prayer time for missions. Everyone interested in
missions is encouraged to attend – men, women, and youth.
A meal is provided at no charge but reservations are necessary to ensure an accurate meal count. You can register by clicking below or contacting Mary Landis at mlandis@ncbaptist.org or 800.395.5102 x 5596.
Meal will be served from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.; program from 7:00 and conclude by 8:30 p.m.

Church & Family Connect presents

Building Faith Filled Families Conference
September 19-20, 2014
Lakeview Baptist Church
Hickory, NC

Today’s families struggle to keep up with the demands of life. School, homework, appointments, technology and practices fill their days. Many parents believe they are inadequate to fulfill God’s mandate to disciple their children. Youth can become apathetic about their faith and large numbers of students are leaving the church in college. Parents may understand the need for faith development in their children’s lives but wonder how and when they can disciple their children when life is so busy.

Pastors and church leaders, join us Friday to learn how to equip and partner with parents in the spiritual development of their children. Parents, join us Saturday to explore why discipleship is so important for your family and learn practical ways to disciple your children.

The deadline to register is September 12, 2014.


Saturday will include Discipling by Age Group break outs in the afternoon. Attendees will choose one of the following break out options:

  • Preschool
  • Elementary
  • Preteen
  • Teen
  • Lay Leader/Church Staff

Lakeview Baptist Church (map)
4080 North Center St.
Hickory, NC 28601


Mark A. Holmen

Mark A. Holmen is a husband, father, pastor and consultant, as well as a speaker for Focus on the Family. He is also the author of several books including Faith Begins at Home, Impress Faith on Your Kids and Church + Home: The Proven Formula for Building Lifelong Faith.


Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
For: Pastors, Church Staff and Lay Leaders
$20 per person/$25 per couple, includes lunch and training resource
Morning: Church Leader Seminar with Mark Holmen
Afternoon: Roundtable Discussions, Resource Presentation, Q & A

Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
For: Parents, Grandparents and Caregivers
(Pastors, Church Staff and Lay Leaders are welcome too)
$15 per person/$20 per couple, includes lunch and a parenting resource
Morning: Extreme Family Makeover Parenting Seminar with Mark Holmen
Afternoon: Break Outs – Build Your Toolbox



More Information

Eddie Thompson / ethompson@ncbaptist.org / (800) 395-5102 ext. 5644

        Flu Shot Clinic
Union Baptist Association
Missions Resource Center
Tuesday, October 7, 2014          1-3 pm
Thursday, October 9, 2014         10 am-12 noon
Sponsored by:  Community Health
Help us make a difference! Community Partnership opportunities to share:
Volunteer at Safe Alliance
· Accompany a victim at the hospital as a Rape Crisis Companion or Become a Court Advocate
· Help with Art Murals/Projects for The Tree House, Maintenance and Landscaping Projects
· Contribute items on the Wish List (see below); Collect cell phones, Smartphones, etc.
· Organize a presentation or tour for your faith, civic or social groups
Make a Contribution, Participate, Sponsor or Organize Fundraising Events .
· Safe Alliance BBQ & Auction—October 4th
· Select Safe Alliance as a recipient of organizational fundraising event(s).
604 Lancaster Ave., Hwy 200S | Monroe, NC 28112
P 704.226.1352 | F 704.282.9362 |
Military Wives Retreat
Please help us promote thie retreat to military wives in your church or community.  We also need scholarships to help pay for the military wives who will attend.  Would you consider donating $65-$85 for this retreat?  Some ladies will need to come in a night early if they live further away and that is why the cost will vary depending on if they come one or two nights.  Your donations are greatly appreciated!  Send donations to WMU NC, Attention:  Margaret Harding and note
"Military Wives Retreat" on the check.
2014 Operation Christmas Child Collection Schedule
National Collection Week – November 17-24, 2014
Monday, 11/17/14                             2 - 5 pm
Tuesday, 11/18/14                     12 Noon – 2 pm
Wednesday, 11/19/14                 12 Noon – 2 pm
Thursday, 11/20/14                    12 Noon – 2 pm
Friday, 11/21/14                               4 – 9 pm
Saturday, 11/22/14                            1 – 3 pm
Sunday, 11/23/14                               1 – 5 pm
Monday, 11/24/14                            9 am – 8 pm
If you would like to volunteer for any of these dates and times, please call the UBA office, 704-283-8383.