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CRBA Update                                                                September 6, 2018

Ministers Wives GraphicThe Ministers’ Wives fellowship will be at Abele’s in the back room tonight, September 6, at 5:30 p.m. Please join us for a time of fellowship as we all share what the Lord is doing in our churches. We will each be sharing about Vacation Bible School and our churches summer activites.

41mBdcHBYPL 3A Pastors’ Reading Group will be starting at the CRBA office on October 1st at 10:30 a.m. Please join Pastors from our community as they discuss the first book, The Grasshopper Myth: Big Churches, Small Churches and the Small Thinking that Divides Us. The group will meet the first Monday of every month. To purchase the first book follow this link https://amzn.to/2NxBWSK

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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.

hurricane image 2017We 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 November 12-16, 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.

Coats for the CityWe 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.
Ministry Partner News
Catawba Valley Baptist Church 
  1. ​Minister of Music/Associate Pastor (full-time)
  2. Church Pianist
If interested please contact pastor Dean Hart @ 828-850-0402 or pastordeancvbc@gmail.com

Drexel First Baptist Church is seeking an Associate Pastor of Youth, Children, and Young Families (part time position).Send resumes to:
Drexel First Baptist Church
Attn: Bert Eastwood
P O Box 308
Drexel, NC 28619
OR email to: drexelfbc@gmail.com

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.

Gilead Baptist has 8 pews available to a church in need of them. The pews have blue upholstery with golden oak accents and white endcaps. If interested or have questions please contact Pastor Billy Bollinger at 828-448-1774.

Missionary Ridge Baptist Church ​is currently seeking a Full-time Associate Pastor of Youth. Please send all resumes and references to Scott Walker @ http://mscottw@charter.net

Mount Calvary Baptist Church is currently seeking two people to join their staff:

1. Part-time Youth Pastor- if interested contact Pastor Stephen Collins @ http://pastor.mtcalvaryvaldese@gmail.com.
2. Part-time Church Secretary if interested contact Betsy Lambert @ http://bclambert@bellsouth.net

Oak View Baptist Seeking Full Time Pastor

Oak View Baptist church in Kings Mountain, NC is currently seeking a full time pastor. As a conservative southern baptist congregation we are seeking a dedicated, energetic, and caring pastor who will preach the inerrant word of God. The pastor will lead 3 services each week. We are a small but dedicated congregation looking for a pastor to help us grow. The church has an exceptionally nice parsonage. A resume along with a statement of Christian journey including ministry calling may be mailed to: 1517 York Road Kings Mountain,NC 28086. Attn: pastor search committee chairman.


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Please be in prayer for this week’s Churches of the Week:

Morganton FBC
Tom Bland)

Morganton Deaf 
Tom Lineberger)

Mount Calvary
Stephen Collins)

Mount Home
Jerry Gamble)

Mount Olive
Michael Gantt)

Churches without Senior Pastors:
El Bethel
First Baptist Valdese
Mountain View #1
​North Morganton
Walker Road Baptist
(September 9th)
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“Do all the good you can, By all the means you can, In all the ways you can, In all the places you can, At all the times you can, To all the people you can, As long as ever you can.”

-Ed Stetzer,
Comeback Churches