Association News & Events


Ministers Conference
October 6, 2021, Harris Chapel Baptist Church

The next Ministers Conference will be October 6 at 10:00 AM at Harris Chapel Baptist Church. The conference is for pastors, staff ministers, retired ministers, and all other interested people. The program will be an inspirational message by Rev. Kevin Burns, Pastor of Lower Creek Baptist Church. 

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Parade for the Hungry
October 10, 2021

The Parade for the Hungry will begin with registration at 2:30 PM on Sunday, October 10. Please meet on the driveway of Hudson Middle School and the parade will end at FBC Hudson. This is a countywide effort to collect food and money for Bethel Colony, Caldwell County Yokefellow, Lenoir Soup Kitchen, and South Caldwell Christian Ministries. Volunteers are needed on Monday, October 11 starting at 9:00 AM in the Life Center of FBC Hudson to help sort and count the food. For more information click below.


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Ministers' Study Group
Begins October 13, 2021

Ministers will begin a new study of the book, On Being a Servant of God, by Warren W. Wiersbe on Wednesday, October 13 at 10:00 AM at the Caldwell Baptist Center. The cost is $10.00 per person with payment to the Caldwell Baptist Association. Exact cash would be appreciated if paying with currency. Please register by calling the Baptist Center (758-4081) or send an email to Darlene by October 8. 

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Raking for Missions
Mid-October - Mid-December

This is a local mission project sponsored by the Associational Baptist Men's Team. Churches are encouraged to choose a date and time within the two-month period (Mid-October - Mid-December) to rake leaves in their neighborhood. Each church is responsible for making arrangements with homeowners to be on their property and to rake their leaves. This will be an opportunity to share the Gospel as appropriate, pray with the homeowners, and to share information about your church.

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Pastoral Leadership Conference
October 25-27, 2021

This Pastoral Leadership Conference for pastors, interim pastors, church staff ministers, and retired ministers affiliated with the Caldwell Baptist Association will be held at Ridgecrest Conference Center October 25-27.  Dr. Duane Kuykendall, Retired Associational Mission Strategist, International Missionary, and Pastor, will lead in "A Study of the Old Testament Book of Psalms." Reservations and a deposit is needed by September 17. For more information and a registration form click on the links below.

Conference Information             Conference Schedule             Conference Registration Form


Red Box Item

Due October 29, 2021

The item for the Red Box Ministry this year is chewing gum. Please note that the gum must be 5-7 sticks in a pack. Please do not purchase the large packs. The large packs cannot be sent to the packing facility. Must receive the gum at the Caldwell Baptist Center no later than Friday, October 29. The Red Box Prison Ministry is a ministry of the Woman’s Missionary Union of North Carolina. The ministry provides about 2,000 red boxes filled with various items to eligible incarcerated women in the state each year.


WMU World Day of Prayer
November 1, 2021

The World Day of Prayer will take place on Monday, November 1 at 7:00 PM in the Fellowship Hall at Clover Baptist Church, 100 Pinewood Rd, Granite Falls. All women, whether affiliated with WMU or not, are invited to attend. Please note that temperature checks will be given, masks are required, and social distancing will be practiced.

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Appalachian Coalfields
Christmas Outreach

November 6, 2021

The Association is working with Lakeview Baptist Church and NC Baptists on Mission to help with the 2021 Appalachian Coalfields Ministry. The statewide goal is to collect 18,000 backpacks to be distributed to Appalachian children in late November and December this year. Please take your items to Lakeview Baptist Church in Lenoir on Saturday, November 6, 2021. Click on the link for more information.


WMU Retreat
November 19-20, 2021

The WMU Retreat will be held November 19-20 at Ridgecrest Conference Center. The speaker will be Emma Frizell, Student Ministry Intern in process of serving with the IMB. Lodging, meetings and special music will be in Rhododendron. The retreat begins with dinner on Friday, November 19 at 5:30 PM and ends with lunch at 12:00 noon on Saturday, November 20.


Cost per person is $135 for single, $86 for double, $72 for triple, and $66 for quad. Campus usage fee for commuters is $12 plus meals. Reservations and full payment must be mailed to the Caldwell Baptist Center, PO Box 1555, Lenoir, NC 28645 no later than Monday, November 1. Reservations must include number of rooms needed and names of guests in each room. The age of the guest, if under 18 years, is also needed. Please provide mailing or email address and phone number for each guest.


Everyone bring your most unique Christmas sweater for a contest on Friday night and bring a $1 unwrapped Christmas ornament for an ornament exchange fun time.

Please note that there will be COVID guidelines in place. Everyone is required to bring a face covering and maintain distancing practices. Please be aware that Ridgecrest will not be operating guest shuttle services.


Pray Together, Go Together.

Please register to pray!

The Pray Together, Go Together Prayer Emphasis kicked off January 9, 2021. There is still time to sign up and pray for unsaved people in Caldwell County. There are 250 pockets of lostness in North Carolina. Three of the pockets are in Caldwell County. A pocket of lostness is where a high concentration of unchurched and unsaved people live. This emphasis encourages people to prayer walk or prayer drive through your community on the day of your choice. Please sign up to pray by clicking on the following link to the Baptist State Convention of NC.

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Harvest Seeds Ministry

Please note the new bold information below.

If you have literature for Harvest Seeds Ministry please bring it to the Baptist Center Monday through Friday during the hours of 8:30am-12:30pm and 1:30-4:30pm. When you are gathering materials to donate and packing your boxes, please pack to make sure that the outside covers are flat and not curled, or missing on your materials. If your books are dusty please wipe them off. Do not send any materials that have mold or mildew on them because they have to be thrown away. Literature must be delivered in boxes with lids for easy packing. If the box has flaps please make sure the flaps are not folded into the box. The boxes must be brought ready for shipment with no exposed literature.