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Association News & Events


Senior Adult Lunch & Learns

To register for these events call the Baptist Center at 758-4081 or fill out the form online.


The October Lunch & Learn will be held on Thursday, October 19 at 11:00 AM at Buffalo Cove Baptist Church, 6356 Buffalo Cove Rd, Lenoir. The meal will be compliments of the church. The Bible study leader will be Rev. Jim Phillips, Pastor, Buffalo Cove Church. Please register by Thursday, October 12. Register Online.


The November Lunch & Learn will be held on Thursday, November 16 at 11:00 AM at Southern Crossroads Diner, 129 Wilkesboro Blvd, Lenoir. The meal will be Dutch-treat. The Bible study leader will be Rev. Ashley Crouse, Pastor, New Vision Fellowship. Please register by Thursday, November 9. Register Online. 

Praise Sing

Union Grove Baptist Church will host Praise Sing on Monday, September 25 at 7:00 PM. Everyone is invited to attend this praise and worship service. Your church may participate with a choir, a praise team or a quartet, etc. The group must register by Monday, September 11 and will be placed in the order the registration is received. Register online.

Ministers Conference

The next Ministers Conference will be held on October 4 at 10:00 AM at Harris Chapel  Baptist Church.  The program will be a worship service followed by fellowship and meal. Please register by Tuesday September 26th by calling 828-758-4081, email or ONLINE

Mission Friends Fall Fun Day

This fun day will be Saturday, October 7, 2023 from 10:30AM - 12:30 PM at Whitnel First Baptist Church, 1201 Connelly Springs Road, Lenoir. It is for all children ages 3 - Kindergarten. They do not have to be a member of a Mission Friends group to attend. There will be Bible stories, crafts, games and pizza for lunch. Please register by calling the Baptist Center at 758-4081, online, or by email. Please give the name of the church and the number of children attending. We want to have a big turnout so be sure and share this in your church.

Food for the Hungry

Please mark this date on your calendar and start making preparations to lead your church in collecting money, gift cards, food and supplies for the Food for the Hungry. On Sunday, October 8 from 3:00 – 4:00 PM, please drop off food, supplies, money and gifts cards at the Life Center of First Baptist Church of Hudson. Please attach the receipt to the gift cards so that we know how much the gift card is worth. Organizations that will receive the donations are Bethel Colony, Caldwell County Yokefellow, Lenoir Soup Kitchen, and South Caldwell Christian Ministries. Only store bought items will be accepted. Please do not bring homemade, damaged, or out-of-date food items. Please sort, count the items, and avoid the use of big boxes in transporting food and supplies. Please make checks payable to the Caldwell Baptist Association and designate on the check “Food for the Hungry”. To sign up to volunteer you can call 828-758-4081, email, or fill out this form

Raking for Missions

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. Please report to the associational office the number of homes your church serviced during this mission project. You can call 828-758-4081, email, or fill out this form.


Fall Gathering of the Messengers

Friendship Baptist Church in Hudson is the location for the Fall Gathering of the Messengers and the Annual Meeting of the Caldwell Baptist Association Incorporated. It will be held on Thursday, October 26 at 7:00 PM. The theme will be “The Holy Word of God…Doers of the Word (James 1:22).”  Please mark your calendars and plan to attend.

World Day of Prayer

The World Day of Prayer will be held Monday, November 6 at 7:00 PM at Mount Zion Baptist Church. All ladies, whether affiliated with Baptist Women or not, are invited to join us and thousands of other women around the world in prayer for each other. The church is located at 1787 Cajah Mountain Rd, Hudson.

WMU Retreat

The WMU Retreat will be held November 17-18 at Ridgecrest Conference Center. The theme will be “Resting in Jesus”. All activities will be in the same building. You do not need to be a member of WMU to attend.


Cost per person is $154 for single, $97 for double, $81 for triple, and $73 for quad. Campus usage fee for commuters is $25 plus meals. Reservations and full payment must be mailed to the Caldwell Baptist Association, PO Box 1555, Lenoir, NC 28645 no later than Thursday, October 26. 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 for each guest. ​


Retreat speaker will be Debbie Presnell. After a 30 year career in higher education, Debbie is now a Christian author, national speaker and Bible study teacher. Kendal Bray Clark, Music Director at Crest View Baptist Church, will be back with us this year as the music & worship leader.


The Friday night fun activity will be a “Slumber Party”. For a bedtime game, everyone please bring an inexpensive (no more than $2.00) stuffed animal. You will be given time before the games begin to change into your favorite pajamas.

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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