Union Baptist Association
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Hi, my name is Hannah Moore.  I am the daughter of Chad & Tammy Moore of Monroe NC.  I was born on October 4, 2007 with a multitude of medical problems, but I am so glad that God allowed me to have life in my body and a wonderful Mom and Dad.  I have so many medical problems, I don't even know where to begin, but just to name a few:  I am blind, can't stand or sit on my own, have severe acid reflux, curature of the spine, and my feet and legs are trying to grow in the wrong direction.  I also have something called scoliosis, and I have these horrific seizures, sometimes as many as 50 or more a day.  My doctor's say (and I have quite a few of them) that I have every type seizure there is all rolled into one.  My immune system is not good and sometimes I have a really hard time breathing.  I have had a lot of surgeries, one of which I think was called a tracheotomy.  Well, enough of that stuff.  I want to tell you about the good things in my life.  God loves me very much and is some day going to give me a brand new body.  I'll be able to see all of the beautiful things He has created, see, hear, and run and play.  My Mommy and Daddy love me very much.  My Daddy says I'm a miracle, and they take very good care of me.  They have taken me to a lot of hospitals too, like Chapel Hill, Duke and Wake Forest, just to name a few.  The people at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in Monroe loves me a lot too, and have put together this letter for me, which is what this is all about.  Some of the members there are putting together a fund raiser for me to help my Mom & Dad pay some of my medical bills (and there's lots and lots of them).  It's gonig to be a motorcycle ride that will leave from the church at 2528 Stack Road, Monroe NC 28112 on Saturday, September 13, 2014.  The ride will carry you into Anson County, on into South Carolina, through Pageland and back to the church, (approx. 70-75 miles) where there will be food, fellowship, fun, entertainment and door prizes too!  They also want to have some T-shirts with my name on them for everyone who rides and there will be extra ones for sale for anybody who would like to have one.
Motorcycle Ride
Saturday, September 13, 2014
Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church
2528 Stack Road
Monroe NC  28112
Registration:  9-11 am
Last Bike in:  2 pm
Door prioses, 50/50 raffle, entertainment, food, fun & Fellowship
Donation:  $30 per motorcycle
Passenger:  $15
God Bless you for helping!
Contact Calvin Laton, 704-292-4500,
for more information

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

New Salem Baptist Church
2915 Goldmine Road
Monroe NC  28110
We will have our WMU Annual Misisons Yard Sale on Saturday, September 20, 2014, beginning at 7 am until 1 pm.  It will be inside our fellowship building.  We will be having breakfast biscuits and coffee for sale.  All proceeds goes for our missions project.  Join us at New Salem Baptist Church on Goldmine Road for good bargains and fellowship.  Hope to see you there!
The UBA Youth Committee will lead our first UBA “Change This World” food packing event September 27, 2014. All churches are ask to prayerfully consider supporting this incredible day where our goal is to staff over 350 students and adults at Monroe Mall to package food. The event will begin at 10 am and end at 3:00 pm. We plan to have 6 stations of 12 people working per hour. There will be a training time before your shift to prepare you for the work. Our goal is to package 50,000 meals in 5 hours. To make this happen, our youth committee is contacting churches and business leaders in our community to help us have the students and adults in place, as well as the needed finances. Even if your church is not able to send students or adults, please consider doing a love offering or setting a goal to cover as many meals at .25 cents per meal as possible. It is exciting to think that $10 provides 40 meals and $25 provides 100 meals. This is an incredible opportunity for us to be out in the community doing missions that say we are making a difference and to have the chance to talk with people who are just passing by. We plan to have folks who are just witnessing this way also. We are asking every church in the UBA to be a part of this event. Talk with a youth committee leader and sign up by calling 704.283.8383 and speak with Jean or Bessie. We need firm numbers as this is a big project. If you are a business owner or just someone who would give to support this for our students to be involved in missions, please let the UBA know. Our goal is to have funds secured by Friday September 5th. To learn more, check out www.changethisworld.com. Youth leaders, we need your students and support.
Windows of the Heart Conference
Saturday, September 27, 2014
9 am - 2:00 pm
Oak Grove Baptist
4013 New Town Road
Waxhaw NC 28173
Edna Ellison, Guest Speaker
                                                                      from Spartanburg SC
She is a person with a tender heart and rollicking sense of humor
that will have you laughing and crying at the same time.
Break-out Sessions    Child Care Provided    Music
Lunch included with cost: $15
Registration should be sent to:
Brenda Carter
8312 Providence Rd. South, Waxhaw NC 28173
Registration deadline: Saturday, September 22
For more information or questions
call Pat Haigler, 704-624-5233.
You don’t want to miss this!!
   Saturday, September 27
Lakeview Baptist Church
4602 Concord Hwy.
Monroe NC    28110
Discover how to better equip and energize your Sunday School
for teaching and reaching to all the age groups in your care and to people in your community.
8:30 am: Lite Breakfast and Fellowship
9:00—9:30 am: Welcome
9:30—10:30 am: Session 1
10:30—10:45 am: Fellowship
10:45—11:45 am: Session 2
(Training will be available for pastoral staff, general SS leaders and age group leaders.)
12:00 pm: Dismiss to change our world!
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Church Name ____________________________________________________
Sunday School Director ___________________________________________
# of Sunday leaders attending from your church _______________________
Registration fee* of $49.00 paid to UBA :    _____ Yes      _____ No
Please return to Union Baptist Association Resource Center.
PO Box 596                Monroe, NC 28111-0596
(*fee for individual participants is $10.00 when four people or less wish to attend)
(Please print and send registration form along with payment to UBA)
Recharge! Session One
Teaching Preschoolers
Explore the characteristics and needs of preschoolers to learn how best to teach them and receive practical teaching suggestions to use in the classroom.
Tips and Tools to Teach Children
Do you use the Bible, Bible resources, games and activities as you teach children?  This session will share how to plan your lesson and tips and tools in teaching children about faith.
Teaching Today’s Youth/Students
Recharge your batteries as you prepare to work with youth/students this fall in Bible Study! We will discover how to keep students engaged in studying the scriptures and discover life-changing Bible Truths.
Doers and not just hearers only
Studying the Bible can be fun as well as challenging. Fun, in that investigating the scriptures with other adults can develop stronger relationships. Challenging, in that God‘s word calls us to be stronger disciples. Let’s explore ways to encourage adults to be Bible practitioners?
Get Your Sunday School off with a BANG!
Are you a pastor or general officer in Sunday School and noticed that your Sunday School is misfiring or stalling? Having troubles getting your classes together for planning, sharing and encouragement? See what TNT can do to make your Sunday School run smoother.
Recharge! Session Two
Reaching Preschoolers
 It is really about reaching parents and others who are raising preschoolers! Learn how to make connections that will clearly proclaim, "God loves you and we at _______ Church do, too!"
Connecting with Parents and Children
As a Children’s Sunday School teacher, are you partnering with parents in faith formation?  This session will look at the family ministry aspect of Sunday school; share ideas about how to connect with parents and tools they can use at home to help their child’s faith formation.
Reaching Today/s Youth/Students
How can we get youth/students to come to Bible Study? We will discover ideas for reach out to youth/students and get them involved in Bible Study and service.
Connecting with Adults
We always ask the question, ‘how do we bring adults into the church’? In this session we will investigate ways that we can connect to adults in the 21st century. We will utilize both scripture and an understanding of culture in this study.
Send Out the Search Party!
Sunday School is not just for the faithful crowd that attends every week. Learn how your Sunday School can have a dynamic process in reaching out to inactive members and prospects.

Biographical Information on Session Leaders  

Kathy Steen (preschool)
Kathy is a frequent seminar leader on preschool topics in churches across North Carolina. She teaches a Sunday School class at her church in Winston-Salem. National Board Certified, Kathy teaches third and fourth grade students at Sherwood Forest Elementary School in Winston-Salem.
Gail Ledbetter(children)
Joe Sinclair (youth)
Joe has been teaching and discipling students (middle school, high school and college) in the local church for more than twenty-five years. He loves seeing students come to know Christ as their personal Savior and Lord, grow in their faith and use their gifts, talents, and abilities in the local church and serve their community, nation and world through mission’s involvement.
Jerry Chiles (adults)
Jerry resides in Raleigh and has ministered in congregations in three states. Jerry brings a variety of ministry experiences in mission involvement, adult formation ministry, leadership development, and developing evangelism processes. He also is a Certified Life Coach through Coach Approach Ministries and Certified Emotional Intelligence Trainer through TalentSmart. 
Steve Zimmerman (pastors/general officers)
Steve has a wealth of 25+ years of experience in developing a comprehensive Sunday School ministry for churches ranging from 50 to over 800 in worship in Georgia and North Carolina. Since 2009 he has coordinated the work of the Barnabas Partnership, LLC and teaches as an adjunct professor at Alamance Community College.
Tri-County Day of Evangelism
September 30, 2014
      Evangelist Braxton Hunter          Evangelist Ron Lynch                   Dr. Roc Collins                Pastor Stoney Benfield              Dr. Tommy Ross
                     Evansville IN                         Indian Trail, NC              Indian Springs Baptist, TN    Prospect Baptist Church, NC    Locust First Baptist, NC
Special Music
                                                          Jason & Gina Clarke                   Bread of Life Quartet
                 9:00am        Singing                                                      2:30pm          Pastor Stoney Benfield
                 9:30am        Evangelist Braxton Hunter                   3:30pm          Dr. Tommy Ross
                 11:00am      Evangelist Ron Lynch                             4:30pm         Intermission  
                 12:00am      Lunch- Proceeds for H.O.P.E                6:30pm         Singing 
                 1:00pm        Singing                                           7:00pm         Evangelist Ron Lynch
                 1:30pm        Dr. Roc Collins            8:00pm         Evangelist Braxton Hunter           
Hosted By Cathedral Baptist Church
1215 Old Lilesville Road, Wadesboro NC
Steering committee: Pastor Curtis Williams, Brown Creek Baptist;
Pastor Kevin Thompson; Pastor Todd McSwain, Norwood First Baptist;
Pastor Randy Swaringen, Cathedral Baptist
Cathedral Baptist Church
1215 Old Lilesville Road
Wadesboro, NC 28170

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 |
        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
Philadelphia Baptist Church
5709 Philadelphia Church Road
Marshville NC  28103
Get Answers!
Does God exist?  How can anyone believe in religion when science has neither a need nor a place for God?  Is evolution happening today?  If God is a God of love, why do we suffer and die?
Creation Ministries International is coming to your area soon with answers to these important questions.  Come and hear Rusty Fulp expose the bankruptcy of the evolutionary myth.  You'll be amazed to see how weak the scientific evidence for evolution is.
This is an issue that affects everyone.  Evolution teaches us there is no need for God, there is no spiritual realm, and there is no afterlife.  According to the theory, spirituality is just an evolutionary trick of the mind!  The Bible gives a very differnet picture about the nature of these things.  At this presentation, you will learn how the scientific evidence, when properly understood, confirms the details of the biblical account.  At the same time, we will answer many of the Big Questions.
Creation Ministries International presents:
"Creation: Why it Matters - A Flood of Evidence"
Sunday, October 12, 2014           7:00 pm
"Dinosaurs & Fossils: Amazing Evidence for Creation!"
Monday, October 13, 2014          7:00 pm
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.