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The 1898 meeting of the Kings Mountain Baptist Association took place at Sandy Plains Baptist Church in Shelby, NC. The introductory sermon was delivered by T. Dixon. The Committee on Home and Indian Missions report that with the opening of Cuba and Puerto Rico, the Association will send a missionary to Santiago and eventually back to Havana. The Committee on Orphanage reported that a new printing press and outfit were purchased for Charity and Children. The Committee on Education reports progress in the establishment of a female university and commends the efforts of the Baptist High School at Cleveland Mills. The Association reported raising $112,249.69 for missions with $21,633.51 of that being raised through the contributions of women's societies within the church. The Committee on Temperance is concerned over the three "flourishing bar-rooms" located in Shelby, and encourage Association members to work towards driving said bar-rooms out of the county. The Committee on Ministerial Support states that Baptists do not compare favorably to other local demonimations in how they compensate ministers financially.
1898, September 22
Sandy Plains Baptist Church
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Kings Mountain Baptist Association Collection, Minutes of the Kings Mountain Baptist Association, 1898. Series 1, Box 1, University Archives, Gardner-Webb University, Boiling Springs, NC.