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Association News & Events

Position Available

The Ministry Assistant for the Caldwell Baptist Association will be retiring October 27 of this calendar year. Knowing the difficulty of finding qualified employees we are already working to fill this position with the hope that a person can be hired before the retirement, allowing the new person to shadow our current Ministry Assistant prior to October 27th. Our hope is that we can find a qualified person to fill this opening within our Caldwell Baptist Association. We are however, open to applicants from outside our county. Click on the links below for more information.


Annie Armstrong Easter Offering for North American Missions

Help unite North America with the hope of the Gospel by giving to the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering. The national offering goal is $70 million. Your gift helps to support more than 2,400 missionaries and their families. It also helps enable hundreds of churches to be planted and thousands of disciples to be made. Thank you for uniting together for this effort.

Senior Adult Lunch & Learn

The April Lunch & Learn will be held on Thursday, April 6 at 11:00 AM at Miller Hill Baptist Church, 1230 Virginia St, SW, Lenoir. The meal will be compliments of the church. The Bible study leader will be Dr. Steve Parker, Interim Pastor of Miller Hill. Please Please register by Friday, March 31 by calling the Baptist Center at 758-4081.

The May Lunch & Learn will be held on Thursday, May 18 at 11:00 AM at the Mayflower Seafood Restaurant in Lenoir. The meal will be Dutch-treat. The Bible study leader will be Rev. Stephen Hedgecock, Pastor of First Baptist Church of Whitnel. Please register by Thursday, May 11 by calling the Baptist Center at 758-4081.

The June Lunch & Learn will be held on Thursday, June 22 at 11:00 AM at Lower Creek Baptist Church, 633 Lower Creek Drive, Lenoir. The meal will be compliments of the church. The Bible study leader will be Rev. Roger Parker, Minister of Pastoral Care at Dudley Shoals Baptist Church. Please register by Thursday, June 15 by calling the Baptist Center at 758-4081.

Ministers Conference

The next Ministers Conference will be held on April 5 at 10:00 AM at the Caldwell Baptist Center.  The program will be presented by Mr. Gwyn Roop, Principal at Horizons Elementary Alternative School. A Dutch-treat lunch will be enjoyed by all interested persons at a nearby restaurant following the conference.

Church Librarians Tour The Mitford Museum

Church librarians, affiliated with the Caldwell Baptist Association, are invited to The Mitford Museum located at the HUB in Hudson on Thursday, April 13. Please arrive no later than 9:45 AM and gather as a group before entering the museum. There is an entry fee and the Caldwell Baptist Association will pay your fee for you. There is a gift shop, called Happy Endings Bookstore, featuring  exclusive Mitford gifts, so come prepared should you choose to make a purchase.

Church Secretaries Luncheon

Church secretaries, affiliated with the Caldwell Baptist Association, are invited to the Mayflower Seafood Restaurant on Thursday, April 20 at 11:30 AM. You will be honored with a small gift and a meal, compliments of the Caldwell Baptist Association. All the many ways you promote associational events in your church are deeply appreciated. Please RSVP by Thursday, April 13 by calling the Baptist Center at 758-4081 or email Hope to see you on the 20th. - Darlene

WMU Meeting and Banquet

The 108th annual WMU Meeting and the 25th annual Banquet will be held on Tuesday, April 25 at 6:00 PM at the Life Center of FBC Hudson. The guest speaker will be Allison Markwood and special music will be provided by "One Voice". The meal will be catered by Pertz Cafe at a cost of $10.00 per person. Please register and pay by Thursday, April 20. The Mission Spotlight will be Amorem (Hospice). For more information about the meeting and a list of items needed by Amorem click on the link.

Baptist Children's Homes Food Roundup

It is time to start collecting food, supplies and gift cards for the annual Baptist Children's Homes Food Roundup. Click on the link for a list of needed items. The Caldwell Baptist Center will receive these items one day only...Sunday, April 30 from 2:30 - 4:00 PM at the garage behind the Baptist Center on 208 NuWay Circle, Lenoir. 

National Day of Prayer

The 72nd Annual National Day of Prayer will take place on Thursday, May 4 from 12:00-12:30 PM. The theme is "Pray Fervently In Righteousness and Avail Much" taken from James 5:16B. Please join with your friends and neighbors at one of the following four prayer locations.

  • Lenoir: Lenoir Downtown Plaza with rain location FBC Lenoir sanctuary

  • Gamewell: Gamewell Town Hall gazebo area with rain location the council chambers

  • Hudson: First Baptist Church of Hudson picnic area with rain location the sanctuary

  • Granite Falls: First Baptist Church of Granite Falls front yard with rain location the fellowship building.

Harvest Seeds Ministry

The Caldwell Baptist Center continues to be a collection site for used literature for Harvest Seeds Ministry. Please bring your gently used literature to the back of the Baptist Center during the hours of 8:30am-12:30pm and 1:30-4:30pm Monday-Friday. Press the button beside the glass door to alert the staff that you have arrived. Literature must be delivered in cardboard 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.

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