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The 1871 meeting of the Kings Mountain Baptist Association took place at Bethel Church in Iredell County, NC. The introductory sermon was delivered by Elder G. M. Webb. Churches at Capernaum, Shelby, and New Prospect were received in the Kings Mountain Baptist Association upon their dismission from the Broad River Baptist Association. The 8th article in the Abstract of Principles regarding baptism were changed. The 12th article from the Abstract of Principles was stricken out. This year marked the first year that a circular letter was not sent out to associational and missionary churches. The association elected to reinstate the circular letter for the next year. The Committee on Sabbath Schools reported an increased interest in establishing Sabbath Schools among associational churches. The Committee on Periodicals, pending the adoption of their report, have secured thirty-five subscriptions for the Biblical Recorder. Minute reports include a lengthy report regarding state and foreign missions that address local and Baptist State Convention concerns.
1871, September 22
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Kings Mountain Baptist Association Collection; Minutes of the Kings Mountain Baptist Association, 1871. Series 1, Box 1, University Archives, Gardner-Webb University, Boiling Springs, NC.