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Baptist Children’s Homes 2017 Food RoundUp

Metrolina Baptist Association is a collection point at 1324 The Plaza, Charlotte, NC 28205.  We will begin accepting food donations on March 1st and will continue through May 15th.  Contact missions@metrolina.org or call us at (704) 375-1197 to schedule your food donation drop-off.

The annual “Food Roundup” has successfully united churches, businesses, and other friends to collect much needed food, supplies and gift cards for Baptist Children’s Homes’ boys and girls. When you are feeding cottages that can have as many as 12 to 16 residents, it takes a lot of food to fill hungry bellies.

BCH serves as many as 700,000 meals and snacks throughout the year! Consider that BCH operates care locations in 20 North Carolina communities and you can imagine how much it costs to feed so many. The Food Roundup  makes it all possible!  For a list of 2017 Food Supply Needs, click here.

For more information about how you, your church or organization can be a part of Food Roundup, contact Alan Williams at 1-800-476-3669 ext. 1277 or email him at awilliams@bchfamily.org.


Pastors’ Fellowship Lunch

A Revitalization Discussion–WHY?

March 21st

11:30 am–1 pm

@Great Commission Center

 

MARK YOUR CALENDAR 2017 Pastors’ Fellowship dates:

April 18
May 16
June 20
August 15
September 19
October 17
November 21
December 7 (Christmas Banquet, 7pm)


Smoke Alarm Training

A Joint training sponsored by The North Carolina Baptist Aging Ministry, Office of State Fire Marshal And Metrolina Baptist Association

March 23, 2017 at 6:30 p. m.

Metrolina Baptist Association
1324 The Plaza, Charlotte, N. C. 28205

Smoke alarms are the single most important way to prevent fire fatalities in the home. This training is for volunteers from churches who will then receive free, 10 year lithium battery smoke alarms to be installed as an outreach ministry; each volunteer will receive 6 smoke alarms at the training. The training will cover how to test existing smoke alarms and how and where to install new alarms, as well as the necessary paper work to be returned to NCBAM.  Volunteers who install and return the paper work will then be given 6 more free smoke alarms to continue their ministry.

Registration is required by the Office of State Fire Marshal so we can have enough smoke alarms available for all volunteers. To Register please call The Metrolina Baptist Association at 704-375-1197, or email beth@metrolina.org 


BEYOND OUR BORDERS: Teaching English as a Foreign Language Workshop

SPRING EFL WORKSHOP
(English as a Foreign Language)
March 31–April 1
MBA Great Commission Center, at 1324 The Plaza in Charlotte
Registration $40

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SUMMER ESL WORKSHOP
(English as a Second Language)
August 11-12
MBA Great Commission Center, at 1324 The Plaza in Charlotte
Registration $40

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Revitalize 2017 Conference

APRIL 8TH

CROSSPOINTE BAPTIST CHURCH
1175 Crosspointe Dr., Concord, NC 28025
Phone: (704) 784-8116

Revitalize 2017 is a one-day training and equipping conference for pastors and church leaders lead by nationally recognized church revitalizers. The conference with a focus on renewing churches and changing lives will include 2 sessions (4 Keynote Speakers) and 6 relevant breakouts with a time for dialogue with the speakers.  Visit REVITALIZE 2017 to register.

REGISTRATION FEE: $35


WMU “Ladies, Let’s Flamingle!”

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A free event sponsored by the WMU Leadership Teams of Metrolina Baptist Association and Durham Memorial Baptist Church.  

Saturday, April 29th
9:30am
Durham Memorial Baptist Church
1601 Toddville Road
Charlotte, NC  28214

On Saturday, April 29th, 2017, we will “flock” together at Durham Memorial Baptist Church for a morning of mission ideas, inspirational speakers, and fellowship!  

Wear something pink, in honor of our Flamingle theme.  Mission Project: Please bring individually wrapped snacks for our Baptist Nursing Fellowship Ministry.

Guest Speakers: 
Margaret Stewart
Sandy Simpson

Please RSVP by April 22nd to Gail Reynolds at (704) 808-0541 or gailreynolds@att.net


FINAL FOOD TRUCK FRIDAY OUTRTEACHFood Truck Friday Outreach

Our new location at the Great Commission Center is providing us with some amazing opportunities to connect with neighbors, build relationships, and make disciples. One of those ways is through Food Truck Fridays–a weekly event next door to us! We were first aware of this event in April 2016.  Since then, we have blocked off our parking lot so that people getting food would have a place to sit down, visit, and eat. By putting out chairs and trash cans, we have a place to connect with these neighbors from around the city who come for food on a Friday night.

Food Tuck Fridays will begin weekly on March 17, 2017, and will continue through the end of October.  We would like to schedule volunteers to staff our Food Truck Friday outreach next door to the Great Commission Center!  We’re looking for outreach people and/or teams who will commit to coming on a Friday (5:30 pm-9:30 pm) to put out chairs, talk with folks who sit in our lot to enjoy the food, and watch for opportunities to have Gospel conversations with those who come our way. 

Please contact us if your church is willing to take a Friday evening this season to be on-site at 1324 The Plaza, serving as hosts to those who come.  Groups of 2-6 volunteers is recommended.  Call us at (704) 375-1197 or email missions@metrolina.org to schedule your Friday night.