Finance Seminar 2020


Praise the Lord our Annual Toy Store Golf Tournament was a huge success this year. We had 100 golfers and 24 hole sponsors which allowed us to raise over $6,000 for our CRBA Toy Store Ministry. Thanks to each of our sponsors and volunteers for their hard work and support. Lastly, thank you leadership team (Team Leader Earl Cross, Marty Bess, Michael Duncan and Rudy Hayes) for all the time and effort you spent to bless Burke County families.

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It’s that time again as we prepare for the wonderful season of Christmas. This year will be especially meaningful as we have so much to be thankful for. This time of COVID-19 and social unrest has been difficult. However, we have seen God move in wonderful ways as we have sought to make Christ known in our community. This year we will again be offering our Toy Store ministry but due to COVID-19 things will be a little different.

  • Registration will take place at our CRBA office (1812 US 70 E., Morganton) this year on Monday, October 19th (noon to 8 p.m.) and Tuesday, October 20th (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
  • Guests can download or print the registration form in English or Spanish by going to Applications can be emailed to us @ with a copy of your ID and that of your children by Wednesday, October 14th, or, brought to our CRBA office on one of the above registration days. If you register in person please remember to wear a mask and observe social distancing guidelines.
  • Toys will be distributed December 7-8 from our Associational Office (1812 US 70 E.) instead of Summit Church this year.
  • Toys will be chosen for each child by our volunteers and then those toys and stockings will be placed in a large bag and put into parents’ vehicles by our caring volunteers.

 Each participating household will be given an opportunity to be entered into a drawing for 1 of 10 grocery store gift cards. 

Full Toy Store Box


  • We are still collecting new toys in the $15 range to distribute at Toy Store.
  • Monetary donations are also accepted, if you do not feel like going shopping. The Toy Store Team will do the shopping for you before the Toy Store date.
  • Stockings are also needed. We need around 400 regular size stockings. There is a stocking pattern and a little material at the CRBA office if you are willing to sew them.

Partner News
Child Evangelism Fellowship Golf Tournament
 has been rescheduled for October 23, 2020 at River Bend YMCA Golf Course in Shelby, NC. 
1 PM Lunch
For more information or to sign up call Allen at 704-477-4680.

Friendship Baptist Church, Hudson NC is seeking a part-time church secretary.  
– $15 per hour 
– 20 hours per week with flexible schedule 
– Paid holidays and vacation days
Email resumes on or before November 1, 2020 to

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Palliative Care Readiness Questionnaire
You or your loved one may be ready for Palliative Care assistance if you check one or more of the statements below:
Do you or someone you know…….
_____have one or more serious illnesses.
_____have difficulty in managing symptoms such as pain, shortness of breath, anxiety, nausea, vomiting, constipation, or treatment side effects.
_____have repeated ED visits or admissions to the hospital for an advanced illness.
_____need help making health care decisions, clarifying treatment options and/or planning for the future, including code status and advance directives.
_____lack the ability to live the quality of life expected due to illness.
If you or a loved one have checked one or more boxes, speak with your medical provider, or call Burke Hospice and Palliative Care at 828-879-1601 and begin your research into palliative care.  

Church News

Amherst Baptist is seeking a Pastor.

Antioch Baptist is seeking a bi-vocational Pastor.

Catawba Valley is seeking a Pastor

Community Missionary is seeking a Pastor.

East Valdese Baptist Church is seeking a full-time Senior Pastor.

El Bethel Baptist Church in Morganton is seeking a full-time Associate Pastor of Worship and Youth to join their ministerial staff. Please send resumes and questions to

Pleasant Hill Baptist is seeking a full-time Children’s and Youth Ministry Pastor as well as a part-time Worship Pastor/Leader.

Rutherford College First Baptist is seeking a bi-vocational Pastor.

Walker Road Baptist is seeking a full-time Senior Pastor.

Wilkies Grove is seeking a full-time Senior Pastor.