Don't Miss this Opportunity!
A number of CBF Global Missions Field Personnel are available to speak in local churches on Sunday morning, June 30, following the CBF General Assembly in Greensboro. These missionaries are available to speak in Sunday School and in morning worship services for churches in the greater Piedmont Triad Region.
To schedule a speaker for your church, please contact Rick Sample.
Oklahoma Needs Your Help
It is going to take ALL of us working together to help our neighbors recover from the devastating tornadoes that swept through central Oklahoma.
The following is a situation report from Tommy Deal, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship disaster response coordinator, concerning the tornados that struck Granbury, Texas, on Wednesday, May 15 and Moore, Oklahoma, on Monday, May 20.
Click here for the full report
Please warn all not to self-deploy. CBF Disaster Response Ministries does not have "first-responders." Anyone attempting to help who is not trained and affilaited with a credible organization will not be welcome. Remember also that unwanted and unrequested volunteers put an unnecessary strain on already taxed local resources.
Please do not collect and send any items unless requested. At this time, we know there are needs-after all, people have lost everything. But, we do not know what they need or how it can be distributed yet.
Cash donations are the best way to help right now. CBF Disaster Response has the capability to wire cash donations to be used to secure items locally and immediately, eliminating shipping costs and time.
You may give online here. Please designate your gift to "Disaster Response Ministries."
Employment Opportunity with CBFNC
CBFNC is seeking a full-time Programs Manager to work in the Winston-Salem office.
CBF executive coordinator completes five-city tour of North Carolina
By Aaron Weaver, CBF Communications
ATLANTA – On the heels of her April 20-25 tour of Cooperative Baptist Fellowship churches in Virginia, CBF executive coordinator Suzii Paynter traveled to North Carolina for another five-city tour that included stops in Asheville, Winston-Salem, Greenville, Raleigh and Charlotte between April 30-May 2.
“North Carolina CBF is a Fellowship rich with many gifts,” said Paynter. “It has been awe inspiring to meet so many talented and dedicated people.”
Temple Baptist History is Durham History
Back when West Chapel Hill Street was in West Durham, not downtown, long before the Durham Freeway came through, and when tobacco barons were the most recognizable local names, a church was built. In 1888, on the corner of West Chapel Hill Street and a street now cut off by the freeway, Blackwell Baptist Church was built with bricks donated by the church namesake. Later the name was changed to Second Baptist and then Temple Baptist Church, which it remains. The church building however, as century-old congregations have done before, was added on to, and razed, and rebuilt, and then sold.
CBFNC Immigration Reform Press Conference
A Message to My CBFNC Family - from Laura Barclay
It is with a great reluctance, because of how much I love the staff, ministers and laity of CBFNC like family, that I am telling you about a transition in my life. For a while now, I have been feeling called to transition my ministry to counseling. The times when I have felt the most connection with you has been when one of you is feeling down, trapped, or frustrated and turned to me to help you reframe the situation. In addition, I have felt called to return to my home state, Kentucky.