Lumber River Missionary Baptist Association welcomes you to our community!
Lumber River Missionary Baptist Association
Lumber River Missionary Baptist Association represents a total of thirty eight (38) churches of the Robeson, Columbus and Bladen Counties of North Carolina.
Our newly elected Moderator is Dr. Thurman Bruce Everett. The Lumber River Missionary Baptist Association was organized in Fairmont, North Carolina, in September 1877.
Our Mission Statement: To encourage fellowship among the churches and pastors and to emphasize the need for financial support for Home and Foreign Missions, and Education.
Officers of the Lumber River Baptist Association:
Moderator: Dr. Thurman Bruce Everett
Vice Moderator-at-large: Rev. Jerome Billups
1st Vice Moderator: Dr. Martine Spencer
Executive Secretary: Cheryl L. Shaw
Treasurer: Dr. Sally Jones
A Fellowship of Baptist Churches in Robeson, Columbus and Bladen Counties
- Lending a helping hand to the churches through counseling, training institutes, seminars and workshops.
- Providing an Associational Worker to aid in local church organization, growth and development.
- Supporting the Unified Program of the General Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, Inc.
- Promoting Associational-Wide Days: State Missions Day, Foreign Missions Day, Shaw University Day, Central Orphanage Day, Youth Day, and Shaw Divinity School Day.
- Offering advice to member churches on pastors and church administration.
- Sponsoring several weeks of training for all Associational pastors and church workers.
- Providing field missionaries to inform the churches of the Associational activities, to announce conventions and Auxiliaries meeting dates and places, and to urge the support of the churches to the work of the Association.
- Sponsoring annually an Evangelistic week led by the Ministerial Board, with Associational-wide call to all churches to urge men and women to accept Jesus Christ as Lord of their lives.
- Sponsoring an annual Church Music Workshop to offer suggestions to the churches on the appropriate music for church worship.
- Sponsoring an annual Vacation Bible School Workshop.
- Sponsoring an annual Stewardship Conference.
- Sponsoring an annual Senior Citizens Seminar.
- Sponsoring an annual Church Buildings and Grounds Conference.
- Sponsoring an annual Deacons and Church Leaders Conference.
Lumber River Missionary Baptist Association
P.O. Box 3397
155 Plainview Drive, Lumberton, North Carolina
Phone #: 1-910-739-3999
From the Moderators' Desk
Greetings to each of you my fellow labors in Christ Jesus,
Since our installation into office much has been accomplished thanks to our outstanding staff and the support of so many of you. God is truly good to us in so many wonderful ways. I thank him for all He has done, is doing and will do.
Honoring God through Unity, Purpose and Strength binds us together on one accord, for all to see that CHRIST lives in us. I am pleased to announce that we are sending our first check to General Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, in support of the objectives. Thanks to all the churches for making this possible, without you it would not be. Thanks! May God keep each of you strong, focused, vigilant and committed to Christ Jesus.
Love, Peace and Prayers,
Dr. Thurman B. Everett, Moderator
Lumber River Baptist Association
THEME "HONORING GOD WITH UNITY,PURPOSE AND STRENGTH"
BUILDING AVAILABILITY OR USE
Executive Secretary: Cheryl L. Shaw
Bro. Jethro Gilchrist
*Please contact Pastor Singletary, Bro. Jethro Gilchrist or Sister Cheryl Shaw(Executive Secretary) for availability or use of the building and for information concerning the opening and closing of the building.
Concerns: Upcoming Events
We ask that all churches continue to pray for our President Barack Obama.
Let us please pray for our Pastors, churches and members, we are living in a critical time and our people need to be saved. Pray especially for our churches that are without Pastors, for the word says, "How can they hear without a preacher".
Any prayer requests you would like posted to the webpage please submit them to the Executive Secretary.
All churches please submit to Executive Secretary a list of Ministers in your charge. Please include name, address, and a working contact number.
All Auxilliary Presidents/Treasurers please turn in your monies to the central treasury. These monies will be assigned under your ministry heading and distributed per your request, if you have funds available.
Items were collected this past Sunday, May 29th at the LRBA assembly building for donation to the Central Children's Home in Oxford, NC. It's not too late to donate. For more information, please contact Rev. Audra Williams at 910-273-3846.
To: All churches of Lumber River Baptist Association
Re: Central Children’s Home of Oxford
It is an honor
and privilege to be able to greet you this day. We are grateful for
the opportunity to serve our Father, by serving
others. Our children
are of the utmost importance to our communities, state, and country.
We must provide the support that
they need to plant seeds of success.
When we help our children and others, we build a community and nation
of those that
under the love and Christ through His representatives. This is a way to improve our latter days; by giving in our present day.
One of our
responsibilities at Lumber River Baptist Association is to give
support to the Central Children’s Home in Oxford,
facility is a residential child care facility for children ages nine
to twenty-one who are dependent, neglected, or
abused. It was
formerly called “The Colored Orphanage of North Carolina” and has
been in operation for over one hundred
years. We have a list of
supplies that they need. As a Baptist Association, we want to be able
to bless those in need.
We have a scheduled visit on June 11, 2016
and at that time plan to interact with the young people and bless
with some needed items.
will be a date when items can be dropped off at the Lumber River
Baptist Association Building from 4:00pm until
6:00pm. We are
available to pick up items as well. Please contact Rev. Audra
Williams at (910)273-3846 for questions or if
you are requesting donations to be picked up.
We are also in
the process of starting a local program to assist our youth. We will
share the information on this program at a
Rev. Audra Williams
CENTRAL CHILDREN’S HOME OF NORTH CAROLINA
Bath Towels & Bath Cloths
Toiletries (body wash, solid deodorant, comb and brush, lotion, kleenex, shampoo and conditioner)
Gift Cards (Subway/McDonald’s/Bojangles)
Wal-Mart Gift Card (purchase items for cottages as needed)
Grocery Gift Card (Food Lion)
Staples Gift Card (ink cartridges, copy paper for computer printers, school items etc.)
Recreational Fund (activities allowance)
Laundry Supplies (Washing Powder, Clorox) and cleaning supplies ( Pine-Sol, Tilex) Toilet Paper, Paper Towels, Dish Washer Detergent, Dish Liquid Detergent, Hand Soap and Trash Can Liners (sizes 13gallon, 30gallon and 55gallon)
Assortment of Batteries
Mid-Year Session of the Lumber River Baptist Association will convene
on June 13th-17th,
2016 at 6:00 pm nightly. Our
format will be the same as it has been
in the past and will consist of the opening, roll call of churches
and auxiliary reports.
There will be a workshop held from 6:30- 7:30
pm, followed by offering, ministry in song and the evening sermonic
All program participants will be sent a copy of the program.
Monday night is Moderator’s
Night and we are
asking that each
church bring a special offering designated for
Moderator Everett. Please remember that Dr. Everett does not hold a
position in the Association. We would like to honor him for his
tremendous work thus far. We thank you and appreciate the
kindness you have shown in the past and ask for your support again.
All auxiliary leaders, please have your reports
ready. If you unable
to attend for some reason, please select an alternate to represent
you. We also ask that you have a
written report prepared to give to the Recording Secretary.
Laymen’s League, Ushers, Deacons
and Deaconess Auxiliaries that will be collaborating to put together
program that you will hear more about at a later date.
Collectively, we can accomplish so much and this is an exciting time
the history of the Association.
It is a pleasure to announce that Rev.
Ronald Driver, Associate Minister of New Hope Baptist Church will be the
Chairperson for the Field Workers Ministry. He is anxious to get to work and
there is a lot of work to do. We are especially appealing to Associate
Ministers in your church to be a part of this ministry.
We respectfully request that all Ministers in your church send in the following information: Name, Address, Phone #, and email address. You can send this information via letter, email or facebook to the Executive Secretary, Cheryl Shaw. The address is the Post Office Box 3397, Lumberton, NC 28359, email- email@example.com and phone number is 910-818-5994. You can also send a message to the Lumber River Missionary Baptist Association Facebook page.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Rep. Garland E. Pierce
Date: March 1, 2016 Phone: (919) 733-5803
REPRESENTATIVE GARLAND E. PIERCE EXCITED ABOUT NEW OPPORTUNITIES AFFORDED TO OUR YOUTH.
Wake County—Representative Garland E. Pierce is excited about The Henry Clay Center for Statesmanship is expanding its National Student Congress events to both high school and college-level students for the first time, in partnership with The Council of State Governments, the University of Kentucky Martin School of Public Policy & Administration and Transylvania University.
Local high school and college juniors in your area may be interested in applying to one of the programs. The week-long programs, held at Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky, give students the opportunity to meet with lawmakers, academics, journalists and civic leaders to discuss the practical importance of compromise, constructive engagement and dialogue to resolve conflict and competing interests in a democracy.
Nationally recognized guest speakers will engage in seminars with the students, followed by student debates on current issues in political leadership. Past speakers include U.S. Supreme Court justices, speakers of the U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. senators, governors, and other nationally recognized officials and academic thought leaders.
The Student Congress programs are free--including travel and lodging--to those selected.
The Henry Clay Center for Statesmanship seeks current high school juniors and college juniors with records of exceptional academic and extracurricular achievement from all regions of the country to apply. This year, the high school program will be June 12-18; the college program will be held June 19-25.
Please forward this email to any potential high school and college students who may be interested in applying for the program.
The deadline for applications is March 31. For more information, visit www.henryclaycenter.org or contact Dr. Michael Vetter, executive director of The Henry Clay Center for Statesmanship, at firstname.lastname@example.org.)
Representative Pierce is quoted as saying “ I hope that the young people in the district will open themselves up to this opportunity to learn about public affairs and government. It can be a life changing experience, and I’m excited for this opportunity to be afforded to our youth.”
The Annual Statewide Leader's Workshop for the Women's Baptist Home and Foreign Missionary Convention will be held on April, 2, 2016. The workshop will be held at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, 1401 Allen St., Charlotte, NC, 28405 where the interim host pastor is Dr. J.D. Ballard. Registration will begin at 7:30 am. At 8 am there will be a pre-program workshop that will highlight Missional Oppurtunities on the local level.. Registration forms should be returned by Friday, March 18, 2016.
From: Board Directors of the Lumber River Housing Development, Incorporated -- (A North Carolina non-profit public benefit corporation, recognized as tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code.) The following letter was mailed to each of the 41 churches on December 9, 2015.
The Lumber River Housing Development (LRHD), Inc. Board of Directors is preparing a data base of small businesses and contractors for Parkview Terrace Apartments (PTA) procurement process.
This inquiry is provided by LRHD, Inc. requesting information from the 41 churches within Lumber River Baptist Association of any member(s) within your congregation whom has small businesses and/or contractors that would like to provide services. These individuals will need to have workman’s compensation, and general liability insurance, when required.
When work has to be procured at Parkview Terrace Apts., the qualified business/contractor will be contacted in order received and availability. Using a “rotating” contact system, some job categories are as follows, but not limited to:
· Minor Repairs
· Heating & A/C
To register, email “Proprietor(s) Name”; “Church Affiliation”; “Business Name” and “Job Category” to this email LHRDsecretary@gmail.com using the Subject Title: PTA Procurement Process.
A “Vendor Information” form will be emailed to you at our earliest convenience. To complete registration, please return “Vendor Info” form to Ms. Verondia R. Tyndall, Property Manager at:
Parkview Terrace Apartments
1000 Parkview Drive;
Lumberton, NC 28359;
Phone: 910-738-9684 or Fax# 910-738-1200
Please make copies of this correspondence available for your congregation.
Ms. Cynthia Wright-Richard – Secretary/Treasurer
...Take the Helmet of Salvation, and the Sword of the Spirit,
Which is the Word of God.... And Pray in the Spirit on all Occasions...
All churches that would like your announcements posted to the webpage please submit them to the Executive Secretary
P. O. Box 3397
155 Plainview Drive
Lumberton, North Carolina 28359