Newsletter for January 2022
A Word From Our Pastor
Dear Northside family,
With the Christmas season in the rearview mirror, I can report to you that your gifts to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering have now exceeded $19,000. I can’t tell you how excited our international missionaries are to know that the churches back home are coming alongside them to serve with them in reaching the lost people of our world. Heaven is going to be a beautiful place one day when we see people from all the corners of the world represented there. Again, my family and I would like to thank each one of you who gave a memorial gift in memory of my mother to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering. Your other memorial gifts were equally appreciated.
When this global pandemic was in the early stages, I would often hear people say that they couldn’t wait for things to get back to normal. The longer that this thing is around, we are starting to figure out that “normal” may be as extinct as the dinosaur. Marilyn recently shared with me the words from someone’s sweatshirt that read, “Normal isn’t coming back, Jesus is!” That statement is full of truth. Really, about the only thing we can count on today is that Jesus is actually coming back to this planet to set up His millennial kingdom. Who do you need to share that good news with this week?
Music & Outreach
Today I have for you three things you've heard me say before, but are worth repeating.
1.) Now is a great time to join choir. Whether you've been a part of our choir family before or not, we'd love to have you. We're working on music for Easter already. We rehearse Wednesday nights at 7:00 p.m.
2.) Studies have shown repeatedly that people are most likely to visit a church when invited by a friend. Who are you going to invite to come to church with you this Sunday?
3.) If you're new to Northside, or just looking for a ministry to be part of, we have plenty of opportunities to serve. We have room in all of these ministries for new volunteers: Nursery, Patrol, Greeters, Choir, and Tech Team (Our tech team has a pressing need for someone willing to be trained to run sound as a fill-in.) Let me know if you're interested in any of these opportunities and I'll get you all the needed info.
Serving Christ and our community with you,
Bro. Shawn email@example.com
Hello NBC family! Happy New Year to all! As we begin this new year, we all make resolutions and goals for the upcoming year. I challenge you all to make this a year of renewal and drawing closer to God. Wednesdays in January are devoted to missions and our RA and GA teachers are excited to see the kids back. Also, please pray for our 4th, 5th, and 6th graders participating in Bible Drill. They are in the home stretch and will be heading to Bible Drill Retreat later this month.
I know it seems early, but CentriKid preparation is underway and a $75 deposit is due by February 6th to ensure your child’s spot. Our 4th, 5th and 6th grade students will be attending Timbercreek Camp in Pulaski, MS. It is a camp we have attended before, and loved by all. See me if you have any questions or to turn in your deposit.
If you have a calling to work with NBC Kids’ Ministry, especially in missions, reach out, we have a place for you.
NBC Student Ministry
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year’s celebration!
Our students had a busy holiday with singing, jumping, and at the Student Christmas party. As we start into a new year we have several opportunities on the horizon. First and foremost is Fuge deposits. If your student is 7th through 12th grade and plans to attend MFuge this summer we need his or her $75.00 deposit no later than Wednesday, January 26. MFuge Camp dates are June 20-25 at Mississippi College. We have a great time together worshiping and serving others for Christ!
If you know of a student who isn’t involved in church, tell him or her about our NBC Student Ministry!
Love in Christ,
Bro. Justin firstname.lastname@example.org
Other Important Information
Newsletter !Please take note of this Change!
We always want to be good stewards of the resources God allows us to manage. With this in mind, we have decided to no longer purchase a Bulk Mailing Permit from the post office. We have so many ways we can communicate with our church members now, mass mailings through the post office aren’t very cost effective. We will continue to send out the link to our online newsletter through email and Realm. We will also continue to mail our monthly newsletter to our homebound members who do not use email. Others who prefer a paper copy of the newsletter may get one from the foyer when they come to church, or let us know and we will gladly keep you on the postal mailing list.
From Our Security Committee
The Security Committee has recommended our patrol teams begin locking all exterior doors, with the exception of the Welcome Center door, during our services. Doors will be locked at 11:10 a.m. on Sundays, and 6:10 p.m. on Wednesdays. After those times, only the Welcome Center door should be used as an entrance. Any door may be used as an exit.
Giving Envelopes and Contribution Statements
If you need a box of giving envelopes for 2022, check on the literature table in the foyer or come by the office. We will be glad to help you.
Contribution statements for 2021 are ready for pickup. See Phyllis before or after worship. After Sunday, January 23, those that have not been picked up will be mailed.
Ladies Bible Study
The ladies Sunday afternoon Bible study group will resume at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 9. The group will study “One in a Million” by Priscilla Shirer. All ladies are welcome to come and invite a friend. Study guides are available for $10. Please contact Marilyn (205-522-6613) if you are interested in the study guide.
Lottie Moon Christmas Offering
Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for International Missions
Our church goal is $16,000
RECEIVED TO DATE $19,006.76 !
Baby Bottle Boomerang
In January we are placing an emphasis on Sanctity of Life. You will see a basket of baby bottles under the bulletin board in the foyer. Take a bottle and fill it with coins, cash or a check payable to the PTRC and bring the bottle back by Sunday, January 30. There will be a receptacle for the bottles you return. You will be helping our local PTRC with its ongoing ministries to moms, dads and babies.
Missionaries of the Month
Missionaries of the month for January
Anders and Jessica Snyder, Serving in Nampa, Idaho
Pray for endurance and encouragement, for unity in the body, for the lost to be found and for people in darkness to be brought to the light.
Having a “90 or over” Birthday in January
Mrs. Ruth Farris will be 95 on January 17.
God Bless You Mrs. Ruth. May God bless you richly on your birthday.
We express our love and Christian sympathy to
Jo Ann Key in the death of her brother, Jack Cagle
Marie Smith in the death of her brother, Joel Naramore
Sandra Gibson in the death of her nephew, John Daniel
Ed Sartain in the death of his step-brother, Terry Gross
Memorials & Honorariums
To the Lottie Moon Offering In Memory of Mrs. Betty Byrd (Bro. David’s mother) by John and Sue Atkins, Glen and Debra Gravlee, Wanda Pate, Tommie and Bobby Manasco, Dot O’Rear, Phyllis Barker, Susan Rolley, Beverly Langley, Ricky and Dot Burroughs, Randal and Mary Ellen Clements, Kenny and Saranne Northrop, Richard and Cathy Hadaway, Bill and Becky Sharpton, Gary and Carol Whisenhunt, John and Sabrina Jaye, Ed and Anne Davidson, Cindy Brewer, Rick and Patsy Brown, Bill and Brenda Doss, Bob and Gina Nolen, Ed and Beckie Sartain, Beth and Jerry Ross, Cindy and Blake Walton, Terry and Judy Comer, Mike and Sherri Sartain, Mike and Sandra Gibson, Roy and Linda Reeves, Omar and Kathy Faucett, Donna Kilgore, Alan and Suzanne Brown, David and Shannon Brown, Ruth Farris, John and Delores Frazar
In Memory of P.L. and Dean Dodd by Linda Dodd Barton
In Memory of John and Kathleen Smith & Reginald and Isabel Reeves by Roy and Linda Reeves
In Memory of Skip Burton by Blake and Cindy Walton
In Honor of Jeannie King by the JOY Sunday School Class
In Memory of Midge Parker by Mike and Sherri Sartain
In Honor of Lauren Stovall by Richard and Cathy Hadaway
To the Children’s Ministry in memory of Betty Byrd by Margaret Hamrick
To Disaster Relief in Kentucky in memory of Betty Byrd by Frances Wilson