Union Baptist Association
Saturday, September 20, 2014
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Youth Ministries

To see a slide show of the pics from "The Event" on February 26 at Porter Ridge, click here.
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.    
Baptists On Mission
is a Collegiate Missions initiative sponsored by North Carolina Baptist Men and Baptist Campus Ministry. Campus Ministers on college campuses and College Ministers in churches are welcome to sign up as a group. Individuals can also sign up for a missions experience. You can click on each location for more information about the types of projects you may be involved in while on the field. Note that details for Transform122 may differ some from the information seen on the partnership pages. Please contact Tom Beam or Rick Trexler for more details and how to sign up.
The following locations have coordinators and are open to your collegiate group scheduling a weekend, Spring Break, week during another part of the year, or any number of days:

Mark Abernathy
(800) 395-5102, ext. 5607
Honduras, Guatemala, Kenya, Pennsylvania, Appalachian Coalfields, Vermont, Hawaii, Rocky Mountain

Teresa Jones
(800) 395-5102, ext. 5612
Roma Gypsy (Romania)

Tom Beam
(800) 395-5102, ext. 5626
Cuba, Ethiopia, Canada, New York City

Larry Osborne
(910) 843-7700
Red Springs Mission Camp, Red Springs, NC

David Brown
(919) 422-9990
Shelby Mission Camp, Shelby, NC

For More information please contact:
Tom Beam
1.800.395.5102, ext. 5626
Rick Trexler
1.800.395.5102, ext. 5560

Carolina girls is dynamic retreat where Acteens and teen girls can hear firsthand missionary stories and attend special interest conferences, participate in hands on mission action projects, worship through inspiring music and see powerful dramas. Details about future Carolina Girls events will be posted here as they become available. Be looking for information in Tarheel Talk, too!


Carolina Girls 2014 will be October 17-19, 2014 in Charlotte, NC!

Click here for the flyer.

Camp Caraway is a summer camp for boys, sponsored by North Carolina Baptists on Mission, and is accredited by the American Camp Association.  All boys are welcome and do not have to be active in a particular church to attend.  We also have a Christian expedition program called Christian High Adventure, featuring male-only and coed outdoor adventure and whitewater trips.  Our camp is located in the beautiful Uwharrie Mountains, seven miles west of Asheboro, North Carolina.  Since 1963 more than 65,000 boys have been challenged toward strengthening their Christian walk at Caraway.  We'd love to have your son or group of boys join us!
Camp Caraway bases its program on the Christian idea that each boy is a person of worth, created in the image of God.  Each boy is important and each has something unique and significant to contribute to the camp.  This idea is applied to every activity and to every aspect of the camp program.  The key to North Carolina's furture lies with the campers of today.  Our goal is to instill within each camper the desire to be all God created him to be.  We hope to see you at Camp Caraway this summer!
Links for Summer Youth Adventures: