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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.


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WMU “Ladies, Let’s Flamingle!”

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


Engage 24 Conference

April 25-26, 2017. Midtown Fellowship, Columbia, S.C.
 
Learn from top evangelistic leaders how to cast vision, create culture, leverage Sunday mornings and inspire members to be on mission every day of their lives.
 

We all know that evangelism and increased baptisms don’t just happen … and our communities are increasingly more difficult to reach. More and more, pastors and church members are confused, frustrated and feeling in a “rut” when it comes to fulfilling the Great Commission.

But some pastors are not feeling that way … because they’re seeing results. They’re reaching more of the lost by mobilizing more of their church members.  

That’s why we’ve created Engage 24 Workshops. You will be in the room with them, ask them questions and go implement change.

We will extract practical lessons from these pastors on exactly how they lead on mission to help their churches gather on mission so that their members can live on mission.

 


Pastors’ Fellowship Lunch

MARK YOUR CALENDAR 2017 Pastors’ Fellowship dates:

11:30 am–1 pm @Great Commission Center

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


BEYOND OUR BORDERS: Teaching English as a Foreign Language Workshop

 

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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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.