Caldwell Baptist Association Events & News

LENOIR, NC (September 8, 2016)…News and event information provided by the Caldwell Baptist Association.

NC Baptist Men will have Men’s Ministry Leadership Training on Saturday, September 10 at Fairview Baptist Church, Statesville. This training which includes a track for leaders of RAs and Challengers will begin with registration at 9am. The training will be from 10am-4pm with lunch included. The cost is $10 per person which includes program fees and lunch. Please complete the registration form below and mail the form and your check, payable to NC Baptist Men to: PO Box 1107, Cary NC 27512 to the attention of Mary Landis. If you have any questions about your registration call 919-459-5596. If you have questions about the training program, call 919-459-5607. Registration Form

Unifour Singles – Covered dish picnic at Wildcat Lake, Banner Elk – Sept. 10
Leaving from Walmart in Granite Falls at 9am and picking up at Belk in Lenoir. Please bring a chair and food. The cost is $5 each. Please advise Annette what foods you will be bringing at 828-310-2977 or

College Avenue Baptist Church, 1201 College Avenue, Lenoir will observe homecoming on Sunday, September 11. There will be a covered dish luncheon immediately following the morning worship. All members and former members are welcome to attend this special event. For more information, call 828-754-6482.

Miller Hill Baptist Church will celebrate their 81st Homecoming on Sunday, September 11 at 11am. Guest speaker will be Dr. Steve Parker, recent interim pastor. There will be good preaching, music, worship, and a fellowship meal afterward. Rev. Douglas Prevette and the congregation extend a special invitation to all friends and former members. The church is located at 1230 Virginia Street, SW, Lenoir.

Friendship Baptist Church, 4676 Horseshoe Bend Road, Hudson will host a First Responders Recognition Service on Sunday, September 11 at 10am. A covered dish meal will be served after the service. For more information, call the church office at 828-728-5121.

Flemings Chapel Baptist Church, 4439 Littlejohn Church Road, Lenoir is sponsoring Awana every Sunday 6:00-7:30pm starting September 11. This club is for all kids 3 years old through 6th grade. The kickoff will be September 11 for kids and parents with information, games, and food. Students 7th to 12th grades are invited to attend the youth group that meets at the same time as Awana. To register or for more information, call the church office at 828-758-5344.

Baptist Children’s Homes Saturday Workdays
September 10: Mills Home in Thomasville, Kennedy Home in Kingston, Cameron Boys Camp in Cameron
September 17: Odum Home in Pembroke, Camp Duncan in Aberdeen
September 24: Oak Ranch in Sanford
September 27: Founders Day at Camp Duncan for Girls in Aberdeen
Projects are available for all ages. Registration is from 8:30-9:00am. Projects go from 9am to noon. Lunch is provided and optional tours are available after lunch. To register, contact Alan Williams at 336-474-1277 or email You can also register online at

Brotherhood Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of every month for men in all interested churches. The meetings start at 6:30pm with dinner followed by a worship service. The next meeting will be held on September 13 at Mountain View Baptist Church, 2820 Lum Davis Lane, Lenoir. If you have questions, contact Rev. Tony Harris at 828-485-8490.

Unifour Singles and Seniors Events
Registration and payment on both events due September 15.
Contact Annette Strassner at 828-310-2977 or
December 14 – Senior Salt Sing at The Cove in Asheville
Cost $45.00 each (includes lunch)
Picking up at Walmart-Granite Falls, Roses-Hickory, and CVS-Rutherford College
November 19 – Singles & Seniors attend “A Christmas Carol” at Flat Rock Theatre
Cost $50.00 each (one meal included)
Picking up at Walmart-Granite Falls, Roses-Hickory, and CVS-Rutherford College

Kairos Prison Ministry is needing “homemade” cookies for September 15-18. Homemade cookies from scratch are a special treat but store bought cookie dough can be substituted if desired. Cookies should be between 2 and 2 1/2 inches in diameter and not more than 1/2 inch thick. Avoid using icing, sugar or any other type of coating on the outside of the cookies. Acceptable cookies are oatmeal, peanut butter, molasses, chocolate chip, ginger and sugar. The key ingredient is prayer as you are preparing the cookies. Bag thoroughly cooled cookies in Zip Lock bags – six cookies per bag. The cookies are needed by September 14 and if you will contact Dean Starnes at 828-217-1808 he will pick them up. Prayers are also coveted for this weekend. If you are willing to take a time slot to pray for the inmates, please contact Dean Starnes at the above phone number or email This list is taken into the prison daily on that weekend so the guys can see how many people are praying for them.

First Baptist Church Hudson will host a Beth Moore Living Proof Simulcast on Saturday, September 17 at 10am in the Life Center. The cost is $20.00, which includes event, lunch, refreshments and listening guide. Register online at or call 728-4297.

Miller Hill Baptist Church will have Fall revival services September 18-22 at 7pm. The theme is “God’s Amazing Grace” and the revival preacher will be John Whisnant from Morganton. There will be Bible preaching, heartfelt singing, and revival praying. You are invited – bring a friend.

Campers on Mission (COM) Fall Rally will be held September 22-25 at Denton Farm Park, 1072 Cranford Road, Denton, NC. COM is a national fellowship of Christian campers of all denominations who desire to share their faith in Jesus Christ by word and deed as they participate in a variety of mission projects. At the rally you will learn about COM and get excited about using your RV for missions. The registration form can be found at Call Shirley Thompson at 336-274-9622 if you have any questions.

Clearview Baptist Church, 2455 Alfred Hartley Rd, Lenoir will celebrate Homecoming on Sunday, September 25 at 11am. There will be special singing by Jimmy Caudill, a special homecoming message, and lunch after the service. You and your family are invited.

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary is hosting the annual 9Marks at Southeastern Conference on Friday, September 30 and Saturday, October 1. This year’s topic will be focused on discipleship within the context of the local church. The speakers include Dr. Daniel Akin, Thabiti Anyabwile, Mark Dever, Robby Gallaty, Trip Lee, and Mark Vroegop. Group rates are available. For more information, contact Doug McClinsey at 919-761-2100 Ext. 2375 or go to

New Life Baptist Church located at 2111 Walt Arney Rd, Lenoir will have revival services October 8-12. For more information, call 728-1473.
Saturday, October 8 @7pm – Dr. Steve Parker
Sunday, October 9 @ 11am – Shellem Cline (music service)
Sunday, October 9 @ 6pm – Dr. Steve Parker
Monday, October 10 @ 7pm – Dr. Steve Parker
Tuesday & Wednesday, October 11-12 @ 7pm – Rev. Keith Rose

Pastor & Wife Marriage event called “We Still Do” will be held at Fort Caswell on Oak Island October 13-15. The cost is only $99 per couple. This price includes accommodations and meals. There is only space for 30 couples. Register at This event is sponsored by the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina.

Miller Hill Baptist Church will host Nora Brooks of Nora Brooks Historical Presentations on November 20 at 6pm. She has been presenting historical dramas since 1996 and does an outstanding job weaving history, biography and personal character together into a spellbinding performance. At Miller Hill she will be presenting the recently added character of Lottie Moon. More information will be forthcoming.

Clearview Baptist Church, located off the Alfred Hartley Road, has a singing every fourth Sunday night at 6pm. Pastor Geoffery Day welcomes everyone.

Mountain Grove Baptist Church has a Food Pantry and they hand out groceries on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of January – October, and the 2nd and 3rd Tuesdays of November and December. If anyone is interested in helping distribute the food or you have questions about this ministry contact Larry Puett, Facility and Food Pantry Coordinator, at 828-728-9557 or 828-381-2329 or email

Truth & Tea Time is being held at Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church, 198 Pleasant Ridge Church Road in Shelby on the third Tuesday of the month. These six events for ladies are from 6:00-8:15pm and includes a meal in the Family Life Building with a program in the sanctuary. For more information, a schedule and the cost for these events go to or contact Robin Hamrick at 704-472-6087.

Habitat for Humanity needs donations of gently used appliances, housewares, furniture, and kitchen items for the Habitat for Humanity ReStore. Please contact them at 828-758-0703 to arrange for pick up or bring your donations to the ReStore at 1216 Harper Avenue, Lenoir.

Helping Hands Clinic will host “Live Well” every month at 810 Harper Avenue, Lenoir. The monthly schedule is every 2nd Tuesday morning 9-11am and every 4th Tuesday afternoon 2-4pm. No appointment needed and no cost. Anna Martin, Health Educator from the Caldwell County Health Department, will be available to discuss a wide array of health education topics such as nutrition, physical activity, tobacco cessation, healthy cooking and much more. For more information, call 754-8565 ext. 313.

Helping Hands Clinic has a critical need for nurse triage volunteers. If you or someone you know has experience in the following areas: RN, LNP, CNA, MA, EMT or other medical background, please contact Debra Philyaw at 828-754-8565 ext. 313 or to help.

Concord Baptist Church has a used marquee sign (lighted that uses letters to form the message) to give away to a church. If anyone is interested, please call Pastor Tom at 828-396-1914.

Stone Mountain Baptist Association has 30+ adult choir robes, good condition, creamy yellow with red satin sashes to give away. If interested contact Julius Blevins at 336-696-4210 or

First Baptist Church of Whitnel has blank bulletins to share with another church. They have 150 each for 13 Sundays. If your church could use these contact the church office at 754-3240.

In His Service Motorcycle Ministry meets on Mondays at 6:30pm at Day3 Church. This is a ministry serving Christ in our area. We welcome your participation if you ride. You can call Lynn Parsons at 828-381-4450 for more information. New Chapters are also available if your church has an interest. Come join us and let’s ride for Christ.

College Avenue Baptist Church at 1201 College Ave, SW, Lenoir is seeking a pianist. If interested contact Jenny Thompson at or 828-754-6482.

Friendship Baptist Church in Hudson is seeking a full-time Youth/Children’s Minister. Please email resume to if interested.

Yadkin Baptist Church in the northern foothills of NC is seeking a full-time pastor. Five plus years of pastoral experience, College degree and Southern Baptist Seminary/Divinity degree required. Our ministry priorities include: a gifted teacher who is an effective communicator of well-prepared sermons, a skilled caregiver/counselor, a person of vision, one who emphasizes evangelism and the importance of lifestyle witnessing. Resumes must be submitted by September 30, 2016 to Yadkin Baptist Church, Pastor Search Committee, PO Box 37, Patterson, NC 28661 or email:

Setzer Creek Baptist Church is looking for a pianist. If interested, please contact Ryan Greene at 758-9336.

Union Baptist Church is accepting resumes for a part-time associate/youth pastor. For inquiries contact Jerry Benfield at 850-2329. Send resumes to or to the church at 4595 Union Baptist Rd, Lenoir, NC 28645.

Union Baptist Church is seeking a choir director, who is pleasant, energetic and can work with a blended service. Must have a knowledge of visual and worship hardware. It is bi-vocational and the person would work with the adult choir and children/youth choir. If interested call the church office at 758-2285 Monday through Thursday from 8am-12pm.

For a list of available interim/supply ministers go to and click on the “Church” tab.

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