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The 1863 meeting of the Kings Mountain Baptist Association took place at the Sandy Run Meeting House (present day: Sandy Run Baptist Church) in Mooresboro, NC. The introductory sermon was delivered by Elder George W. Rollins and the circular letter was authored by Elder Larkin M. Berry. On October 25, the association collected $654.25 to aid the Marion Board's operations to send the gospel to North Carolina troops in the Confederate Army. Additional contributions during the associational session brought the total to $671.50. A resolution was made for associational churches to cease correspondence and association with itinerant preacher Drury Scruggs. The association elected to keep Elder L. M. Berry as missionary to the Catawba Valley. Reports from the Committee on Domestic and Army Missions reports a general lack of funds for both home missions in the Catawba Valley and for North Carolina troops in the Confederate Army since the previous year. Of concern is the lack of Sabbath Schools operating at associational churches. The Committee on Obituaries reported a list of local church deacons killed during the Civil War.
1863, October 23
Sandy Run Baptist Church
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Kings Mountain Baptist Association Collection; Minutes of the Kings Mountain Baptist Association, 1863. Series 1, Box 1, University Archives, Gardner-Webb University, Boiling Springs, NC.