‘Advisory board members urged to hold the dates’
By L.A. Williams, Correspondent
Christian Action League
RALEIGH — Christian Action League Advisory Board members and anyone interested in learning more about the League’s work and what we may expect from our state lawmakers are urged to attend one of two conventions coming up in early December.
“Attendance at our annual meeting last year, which we hosted at three locations, resulted in an all-time high,” said the Rev. Mark Creek, executive director of the Christian Action League. “This year, we are merging the Eastern and Central Conventions into one event in Hope Mills and holding our Western Convention again in Taylorsville. We urge supporters to come and hope having these two locations will make it convenient for folks from across the state.”
The Rev. Jeffery Chapman, pastor at Little River Baptist in Taylorsville, said his church is hosting the event because he believes the meeting will “educate believers on key issues that they would know nothing about otherwise.”
“The Rev. Creech and the Christian Action League do an outstanding job in bringing state issues to light,” he said. “I am proud to be affiliated with and support the CAL.”
Creech said the meetings are integral for the advisory board members and other attendees to share “fellowship, passion and strategy concerning where this ministry has been in 2009 and what it faces in 2010.”
In addition to an update on the Christian Action League, speakers will talk about bills expected to be filed during the next legislative session and how Christians can make their voices heard in Raleigh. Although registration will take place at the door, the CAL is asking Advisory Board members who plan to attend to notify the office by phone or e-mail so that staff can prepare enough informational packets.
Advisory Board members are also reminded to nominate others to serve alongside them.
“We hope they will first pray about this, then make a nomination before Nov. 20, and by all means bring their nominee to the convention,” the Rev. Creech said. Advisory board members should receive Nomination forms in the mail within a matter of days.
The Eastern/Central Convention will be Tuesday, Dec. 1 at Highland Baptist Church in Hope Mills where the Rev. Mike Boarts is pastor. The church is at 4456 Legion Road.
Little River Baptist Church at 2070 Little River Church Road in Taylorsville will play host to the Western Convention on Thursday, Dec. 3. The Little River Choir will be singing.
Both meetings are set for 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. with a shorter format than last year’s sessions.
“We are thrilled to be able to go on the road with our information and to be able to worship with Christians across the state who serve as the Christian Action League’s eyes and ears – the personal connections we have in the community,” said the Rev. Creech. “We hope that these meetings will be packed.”
To advise the CAL staff that you plan to attend, call (919) 787-0606 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.