CMBA Bulletin Board of Events for August 16th through September 7th

Friday, August 16th is Baptist Association Night with the Columbia Fireflies: Game Time: 7:05 p.m. Opponent: Rome Braves. Tickets: $9.00. Reserved Seating: Your group will enjoy the most relaxed setting at Segra Park in our reserved seating area! Promotions and Fun: Want to join in on the fun on the field? Check into Guests Services early to get a spot for a game on the field!! Pre-game autographs also at Guest Services right around 6:00 p.m. The first 1500 fans will receive a Fireflies Tin Lunch Box. Each person will receive a FREE Columbia Fireflies hat with the purchase of a ticket.

Don’t want to wait in line? Purchase tickets through the link and they will be left at Will-Call. —  Questions? Contact Kenny Anderson with the Fireflies at 803.888.3030.

Saturday, August 24th is First Impressions Team Training with Mary Ann Sibley and Rebecca Carlisle: Register: Training: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. with lunch included for $19 per person or $100 for a team of six to ten from your church. (If you want to bring more than ten people, contact us at After you register, then make your payment using one of the links below. Location: The Fellowship Hall of St. Andrews Baptist Church, 230 Bush River Road, Columbia, SC.

Andre Robers

Friday Night and Saturday morning, September 6th-7th, Black Church Leadership Conference: Andre Rogers is an Empowering Congregations Ministry Mobilizer with the CMBA and the host for this leadership conference.

Reserve your seat(s) now at Pay your registration fee later. (You will be billed after August 1st.) The cost is $10 per person, $100 for a team of 10-15. For more than 15 people send a request to for a price quote. A leadership training conference focused on the needs of Black churches in the Midlands of South Carolina. Location: North Trenholm Baptist Church, 65156 North Trenholm Road in Columbia.

Saturday, September 7th, 2019 Graham Correctional Institution Picnic: Each year the churches of the Columbia Metro and Lexington Baptist Associations work together to host a picnic at the Graham Correctional Institution. This unique event is a time of food and fellowship with the women held at this SCDC prison. There are opportunities to share your faith as we worship, play games, eat and simply talk with these women. It is a blessing, not only to the inmates, but also those who give their time on this Saturday in September.

Another way to support this ministry, if you are unable to attend, is sending food. Food for 800 is needed for this event. Please consider your role in this ministry to – as Matthew 25 tells us – the imprisoned.

For more information email Cathy Locklear at or call her at 803.619.7100, ext. 2.

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