Newsletter for April 2021

 

     Last Sunday marked the beginning of the Week of Prayer for North American Missions. The theme this year is “The Mission Moves Forward.” Coinciding with this prayer emphasis is the receiving of the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering. This year our goal is $9,750. Thus far, we have received $4,130. The North American Mission Board has as its area of influence the United States, Canada, as well as the territories of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, and American Samoa. Our missionaries in these locations are counting on us here in the U.S. to support their work financially so they can represent us and reach lost people on our behalf.

     On Sunday, April 11, we will be taking a couple more steps forward. First of all, Sunday School will be starting back. Preschoolers will meet in their area. Children will be meeting in their wing. Youth will be meeting in their area. Younger adults will be meeting in the choir room while the older adults will be meeting in the fellowship hall. The younger adult classes will consist of Justin and Brandy’s former class, Blake and Cindy’s class, Chuck and Marilyn’s class, and Randy and Patty’s class. All other adult classes will comprise the class meeting in the fellowship hall.

     Secondly, with the governor lifting the mandatory mask ordinance as of April 9, we will be offering two seating arrangements in the sanctuary for worship. Everyone is asked to wear a mask when entering and leaving the building. The organ side of the sanctuary will be a mask optional designated seating area. The piano side will remain to be a mask required area. For the time being, we will divide the sanctuary evenly with the center aisle being the dividing line.

Bro. David   david@nbcjasper.net

  

Music & Outreach

As I sit here excited about the ministries that are returning to Northside in the weeks to come, I can’t help but also think about the past 55 weeks. Throughout those weeks, you've seen our faithful praise band and praise team on stage, but we've also had a crew of folks working hard behind the scenes, willing to do what needed to be done to provide an online worship experience for our church family. Every Sunday we have a four person team working together operating sound, lyrics, cameras, and moderating our live stream. If you have a chance, please tell these folks thanks for their dedication over the past year. Our online services would not have happened without them. So thank you to Karen Allred, Dustin Bailey, Chelsea Byrd, Aubrie Johnsey, Andrea Nuss, Joshua Nuss, Kristi Stinson, Kasey Wiginton, Nicholas Wiginton, and Will Wiginton.

Serving Him with you,

-Bro. Shawn   shawn@nbcjasper.net

NBC Kids

Hello NBC family! We are truly blessed at NBC with a group of really great kids who are ready to be involved and learn about God. Thank you parents for making sure they don't miss out on the fun! Speaking of fun, last week's Easter Egg Hunt at the Barton's home was a blast. We had 26 kids in attendance with lots of youth students and parents there as well. Also, GAs and RAs started back on the 31st with a Welcome Back Bash.  The kids had a really great time at both events. 

     Also, for upcoming events:  

     Children's Wednesday night activities have resumed. For Wednesday night activities, please drop your kids off at the front breezeway.  I recommend parking in the front. Leaders will be there to greet them. 

      Children's Sunday School resumes on April 11th! I know our Sunday School teachers are ready to see their kids. Children will not meet for large group at this time, but rather just with their teacher, to keep class numbers lower. All 1st through 6th grade will meet on the Children's Hall.

     I know greater things are coming! Hope to see you soon.

-Bro. Wes   wes@nbcjasper.net

NBC Student Ministry

I pray you all are doing well! It’s been fun discussing heaven with our students and learning what awaits those whose name is written in the Lamb’s Book of Life. We’ve had some deep conversations and some more on the shallow end of the pool. Next week we’ll dive into a lesson titled “Why settle?” Many times in our walk with God, we convince ourselves that we’re good right where we are, not in terms of salvation but in His sovereign will for our life. Our faithfulness to Christ many times stems more from convenience than sacrifice. The longer I live the more I’m convinced that God is more aware of the absence of His people than we are the presence of the Lord. Are we settling in comfort or striving for holiness?
On May 23 we will have our senior recognition service. Please contact me or the office if your senior in high school would like to participate in the morning service. We’ll send out information shortly pertaining to pictures for our slideshow. June 14-19 is Fuge week. Be in prayer for our students and chaperones as the time gets closer. 

Love in Christ,

Bro. Justin  justin@nbcjasper.net

Other Important Information

 

Opportunities to Serve

Nursery - We are in need of more adults willing to minister to our young families by serving in our nursery during worship on Sunday mornings. We hope to get enough volunteers so that no one will need to serve more than one Sunday every two months. If you are willing to serve in this way please contact Bro. Shawn to be added to the volunteer list. 

Patrol -  We are relaunching our Church Security ministry (AKA: Patrol.) Specifically we need adults willing to drive or walk around the outside of our building, patrolling the parking lot, during services on Sunday mornings and Wednesday nights. If you are willing to serve in this area, please contact Bro. Shawn 

 

Scholarship Applications

Applications for the three Northside scholarships are available now. These are exclusively for members of Northside Baptist Church and for undergraduate studies only. The completed applications must be turned in to the office no later than Sunday, April 25, to be considered.

 

A little note about Sunday School books for adults

We are excited to bring back Sunday School on April 11.  Sunday School books have been purchased for all adult classes based on the responses we received to the recent survey. We are asking that when you come to Sunday School and receive your book to please take it home and bring it back each time you come. That way no one handles your book other than you. It’s just another way we are doing all we can to provide a clean sanitary environment.

Note to ladies in Mrs. Jeannie King’s class: The book Mrs. Jeannie brought to you will not have the lessons in it that are being taught this quarter. Extra books were ordered so you can get a new one.  At this time, everyone will be using Bible Studies for Life books that teach the same lesson every week.

We will re-evaluate for the summer quarter around May 1.

Church Family

 

Wedding

REVEREND AND MRS. DAVID BYRD

request the honor of your presence at the marriage of their daughter

Stephanie Lauren to Jedidiah David Burroughs

SATURDAY, THE TWENTY-FOURTH OF APRIL, TWENTY-TWENTY ONE

three o’clock in the afternoon

NORTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH

500 HIGHWAY 78 EAST - JASPER, ALABAMA

 - Due to COVID restrictions, the reception is off-site and by invitation only. - 

 

 

Shower

Please join us to shower

Hannah Alexander

bride-elect of Brendan Dix

Sunday, May 2, 2021

2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Northside Baptist Church

Hannah and Brendan are registered at Amazon, Walmart, Belk, Bed, Bath & Beyond

(you can also access through MyRegistry.com)

 

We express our love and Christian sympathy to:

Wanda Salors in the death of her brother-in-law, Lamar Chambless.

Patsy Estes in the death of her sister-in-law, Gail Umphrey

The family of Jacqueline Rutledge Sisk

The family of Mrs. Luna Hudson

Patty Bailey in the death of her father, David Harris

The family of Ronald Bevan

Bro. Shawn in the death of his aunt, Nancy Weathers

Doris Ferguson in the death of her sister, Willodean Aaron

Nena Langley in the death of her uncle, Chris Denton

 

 

Thank You Notes

To My Church Family,

Thank you for the cards, food and mostly the prayers during my surgery and recovery.

Much love, Bonnie Whisenhunt

Memorials & Honorariums (March)

In Honor of Emmett Green and Barney Self To the Missions Fund

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In Memory of Luna Hudson - To the Missions Fund by Frances Wilson and her children, Scott Wilson and Julie Wilson Pittman, Beverly Mays, the JOY Sunday School Class, Donna Kilgore, Gail Frutiger and Jean Leckington,  - To the Children’s Department by Margaret Hamrick