CRBA Update July 12, 2018
We have an exciting mission opportunity for folks in our Association. There are many people in the eastern part of our state who are still recovering from the devastation of hurricane Matthew. We are taking a group of workers
August 6-10, 2018 to do clean-up and some construction in Lumberton, NC. This trip will not cost you anything as all supplies, lodging, and food will be provided free of charge.
If interested please call our CRBA office for more information and to register.
Pedals for Pastors
We are happy to be partnering with pastor Pandu Maddala of Victory Baptist Association as he works with pastors in India to reach communities for Jesus. Most pastors in India pastor more than one church and they walk wherever they go. They are in need of 100 bicycles to help 100 pastors take the Word of God from village to village. The Catawba River Association is working to meet this need through the gifts of churches and individuals. If you, your Church, or Sunday School class would like to donate a bike (pedals for pastors) please send a check for $80 to CRBA and put on the memo line “Pedals for Pastors”. Every dollar collected will be sent to India and will be used to purchase bicycles. Please send all donations to 1812 US 70 E., Morganton, NC.
The Darkness to Light training is being offered July 23rd at 6:30 p.m. at the CRBA building in an effort to prevent childhood sexual abuse by increasing awareness and education in our community. This training is being provided for everyone but we are hoping representatives from all of our Burke county churches will be present. Through participation, individuals learn facts about childhood sexual abuse and steps they can take to prevent it. The training specifically provides participants with tools and resources needed to recognize signs and symptoms of child sexual abuse, as well as increases understanding about the obligation to report child sexual abuse, make appropriate referrals and proactively change policies and procedures that ensure the safety of children.
The training is two hours and participants are provided a certificate upon completion. A workbook is required for each participant and will be provided free of charge. Our facilitator will be Kimberly Rhodes who is the System of Care Liaison at Partners Behavioral Health Management. Kimberly is also a Christian and active member of Grace Baptist church in Morganton. Please join us for this important training which is offered free of charge.
To register please go to https://conta.cc/2KJShpr .
We will be collecting coats this year to be distributed to those in need in New York City. Please bring new or gently used coats (no holes, tears or stains) to our CRBA office in Morganton. We will collect coats during the months of September and October and will deliver them to a drop off location in North Carolina (Fruitland Baptist Bible College) who will then deliver (and distribute) them in New York. Again, if you bring used coats please make sure they are in great shape.
We will be hosting a Community Ministry Roundtable discussion sponsored by the Baptist Convention of North Carolina at CRBA August 6 from 6:30-8:30. Many churches in our Association have active ministries that are making a great impact on the people in our community. Others have a desire to do more but may not know where to start and may be wondering how to cast the vision to build an eager coalition to address local needs. The goal of this Community Ministry Roundtables is:
- learn what others are already doing and celebrate God’s blessing
- identify those who share a common passion for specific ministries
- share information learned from successes and failures
- build a local network that can assist churches in their ministries
- dream of what can be and start developing an action plan
Antioch Baptist Church-July 15-19, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. There will be classes for all ages through adult.
East Valdese Baptist Church-July 29-August 1, 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Family night with free dinner August 1.
Gilead Baptist Church-August 12-15, 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Family cookout on Wednesday night.
Oakridge Baptist Church-July 22-27, 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Meal provided each night at 5:00 p.m.
Pleasant Hill Baptist Church-August 5-10, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Classes for Pre K through 6th grade.
Walker Road Baptist Church-August 12-16, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Dinner to be served nightly. Classes for all ages through adult.
Zion Baptist Church-August 4, 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. @ Burke United Christian Ministries This will be a joint Bible School and volunteers are needed please contact Lori Matthews @ email@example.com or call 828-437-3080 for more information. School supplies will be collected to hand out to the children in attendance. Please bring donations of pencils, paper and other schools supplies to the CRBA office. If you would like to supply a bookbag for a needy student please bring a $5.00 donation.
- Minister of Music/Associate Pastor (full-time)
- Church Pianist
First Baptist Morganton currently has 55 adult choir robes that they would like to make available to another church. If your church is interested please contact David Thayer
@ 828-437-2544 ext 16.
Missionary Ridge Baptist Church is currently seeking a Full-time Associate Pastor of Youth. Please send all resumes and references to Scott Walker @ http://firstname.lastname@example.org
Mount Calvary Baptist Church is seeking a part-time Youth Pastor. If interested please contact church @ (828) 879-8831.
David Thayer, Director of Music Ministries, at 437-2544 ext 16.
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