CRBA Update November 22, 2017
We are happy to announce beginning January 18th, 2018 we will be offering SACS Accredited seminary level classes at our Resource Center in partnership with Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. This partnership will allow both pastors and laymen (men and women) the opportunity to further their education while taking accredited seminary courses. We will be offering two courses (you can take one or both) which will take place on Thursday evenings beginning January 18th.
Courses being taught are the following:
Pastoral Ministry and Leadership Practicum (instructor Dr. Steve Mathews)
Bible Exposition I: Hermeneutics and Preparation Practicum (instructor Dr. Rex Shaver)
For more information on this new ministry of CRBA please give us a call at 828-437-0137.
Note: Deadline to register for classes is December 18, registrant must have submitted an application to Southeastern and been accepted. Cost for each class is $850.00 as long as registrant is a member of a SBC church otherwise cost is $1700.00 per class.
Toy Store is FAST approaching and we need your help. Please look over the list below and bring any donated items to our CRBA office. Your help is needed and appreciated!
- Toys $12-$15
- Kindle Fires
- RC Toys
- Soccer Balls
- Tooth Brushes
- Tooth Paste
- Batteries (AAA, AA, C, D)
- Funding $$$$$$$
- Volunteers (please call our CRBA office)
Happy Thanksgiving from your Catawba River Family. May it be a time of great ministry, great blessings and great experiences with both your personal family and church family!
Tickets are on sale now at the Box Office or at http://www.commaonline.org
Nearly 275 years after it was first performed, Messiah has become a holiday season staple. Experience the joy of the season by singing along (or just listening!) to the much beloved music of Handel’s Messiah. Singers are encouraged to bring a copy of the score if they have one (a limited number will be available at the door). The experience is unique and the chorus is you!
During the fall of 2016 Reuter Pipe Organ Company refurbished and significantly upgraded the First Baptist Church organ, restoring it to its original splendor – and more. The organ features three manuals, with 49 ranks of pipes, and its recent renovation has enhanced the instrument tremendously.
Organist Mrs. Rebecca Myrick-Poteat will accompany the soloists and assembled choir in this Messiah sing-along. A highly accomplished musician, Mrs. Myrick-Poteat holds degrees from Appalachian State University, Lenoir-Rhyne University, and the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music.
Event will be held at First Baptist Church – 502 West Union Street on
December 19, 2017 at 7:30 pm. Adult tickets: $7.00 Youth Tickets: $5.00
Tickets available at the Comma Box Office or online @ http://www.commaonline.org
Please be in prayer for this week’s Churches of the Week:
(Pastor Pao Ly)Friendship Baptist
(Pastor Phil King)Gilead Baptist
(Pastor Billy Bollinger)Glen Alpine FBC
(Pastor John Terry)
(Pastor Marty Bess)
Churches without Senior Pastors
Mountain View #1
Give thanks unto the Lord, call upon his name, make known his deeds among the people.
-1 Chronicles 16:8
22–Office closes at Noon for Thanksgiving
23–Thanksgiving (CRBA Office Closed)
3-Toy Store Set-up @ 1 p.m. @ Summit
4–Toy Store 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. @ Summit
5–Toy Store 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. @ Summit
6–Toy Store 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. @ Summit
7–Toy Store take-down @ Summit
10–S.S. Mentoring @ East Valdese @ 6 p.m
January 201811–CRBA Prayer @ Morganton City Square @ 12
13–WMU Planning Meeting @ High Peak @ 9 a.m.
14–S.S. Mentoring @ East Valdese @ 6 p.m.
18–Church Strengthening Training @ 9 a.m.
20–Evangelism Training with Don Sunshine @ CoMMA
3–Men & Boys Wild Game Supper @ Mount Home @ 5 p.m.
Strengthening Training @ 9 a.m.11–S.S. Mentoring @ East Valdese @ 6 p.m.13–Region 8 Missions Night24–CRBA RA Racer Day
11–S.S. Mentoring @ East Valdese @ 6 p.m.
15–Church Strengthening Training @ 9 a.m.
17–State RA Racer Day
8–S.S. Mentoring @ East Valdese @ 6 p.m.
10–WMU Spring Missions Meeting @ 6:15
10-19- Solor Indonesia Mission Trip
12–Senior Adult Spring Outing @
11 am @Missionary Ridge
26–Church Strengthening Training @ 9 a.m.
28–CRBA Spring Fun Day @ Catawba Meadows Park from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
3–National Day of Prayer
4–Region 8 Disaster Relief Training (Iredell County)
6–S.S. Mentoring @ East Valdese @ 6 p.m.
7-9–Senior Adult Revival @ Summit
17–Church Strengthening Training @ 9 a.m.
19–RA Field Day @ Zion from 1-6 p.m.
20–Children’s Skating Party 2-4
28–CRBA Office closed in observance of Memorial Day
21–Church Strengthening Training @ 9 a.m.
4–CRBA Office closed in observance of Independence Day
12–Church Strengthening Training @ 9 a.m.
16-21–World Changers CRBA
4-10–Chicago Mission Trip
13–Region 8 Missions Conference
28–Men’s Rally @
30–Church Strengthening Training @ 9 a.m.
3–CRBA Office closed in observance of Labor Day
11–Equip Conference from 6-9 p.m.
20–Church Strengthening Training @ 9 a.m.
4–Senior Adult Fall Event
21–Fall CRBA Meeting and Worship Celebration @ Mount Home
5-6–N.C. Baptist Convention
19–Region 8 Men’s Ministry Worship Rally
-Minister’s Wives Fellowship @ Abele’s in Morganton @ 5:30 the first Thursday of every month
-Pastor Mentoring the third Monday of every month @ 10:30 a.m. at CRBA
-Minister’s Conference every Monday at 10:30 a.m. at CRBA
Dates to be planned/Confirmed
-Harvest Day @ the CoMMA (September 30 or October 7)