Newsletter for May 2022
A Word From Our Pastor
Dear Northside family,
First of all, I want to thank all of you who gave to the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering. Thus far we have received $16,874.74 in support of our North American Mission Board personnel. As always, none of this money will be used for administrative purposes. Every penny goes directly to the missionaries as they seek to reach the lost of North America with the gospel.
Our last Man Church worship service was an outstanding night of worship. Unfortunately, it was poorly attended by our men. Guys, we are providing an avenue by which you can grow in your faith to become the man God desires you to be. But it won’t help you if you don’t participate. Too many people are settling for just being saved and have no drive or desire to stretch themselves spiritually. We have five small groups that meet every week. We would love to see many more of you join one of these groups. I don’t believe you will regret making that move. For those of you who have dropped out, please come back and continue the work of being a better you. The five group times are: Sunday morning at 8:30, Sunday afternoon at 5:00, Tuesday morning at 6:30, Wednesday night at 7:00, and Thursday night at 6:00. We meet upstairs in Randy Redmill’s Sunday School classroom.
We look forward to dedicating Caroline Day and Ryker Nuss to the Lord this Sunday on Mother’s Day. I hope you will be a part of this important service in the lives of these precious children and their families. See you Sunday.
Bro. David email@example.com
Music & Outreach
My newsletter article today isn’t news. It's a personal word of testimony about our great God. You may have heard that my youngest son, Gavin, was involved in a traumatic basketball injury Monday night. No bones were broken, but he suffered a major flesh wound to his right thumb. You probably haven't yet heard this part of the story. Some of his friends playing ball with him immediately sprang into action to help stop the bleeding and care for Gavin until Kristi and I could get there. One of those courageous young men was one of our Northside youth, Ryan George. When we got to the ER, we were met by Trent Kennedy, who is a friend from the Curry community and has worshiped with us at Northside recently. Trent helped keep us all calm as he X-rayed Gavin's hand. All the staff in the Walker Baptist ER took great care of Gavin and referred us to Children's Orthopedic Department for follow up the next day. While texting with some of my Northside friends that night, Josh Pavlovec reminded me that Amanda Drummond, another Northside friend, works in that department at Children's. Thanks to Amanda, before the night was over, we had an appointment set for the next morning with one of the top hand surgery specialists in the state. It is evident to my family that God placed the right people in the right places all along our journey to help minister to and care for us during our hours of need. Words cannot fully express how thankful we are for each of these friends I've named. We thank and praise God for caring for us in this amazing way through each of them. We also ask that you pray for Gavin as he undergoes surgery this Thursday and progresses through healing and rehab in the weeks to come.
God is good... all the time.
Hello NBC family!
As we are in May and begin to think about summer, I hope you have VBS on your mind. Get ready for Spark Studios! Sign up lists are available and there are lots of places to serve. You can register your child online for VBS here.
Wednesdays are devoted to Children's Choir in preparation for the VBS presentation.
Our Bible drillers worked very hard and performed well at the regional drill. Give them a high five if you see one of them.
Missions Adventure Camp for Fathers and Sons at WorldSong Mission Place is July 17 and 18 for boys K through sixth grade. The deadline for registration is July 1. See me for more information.
We have a need for teachers in NBC Kids’ Ministry, especially in missions. Reach out, we have a place for you.
NBC Student Ministry
Isn’t it reassuring to know that no matter what we face in life, we are not alone? God is faithful and still on His throne even when this world has gone crazy.
Our students have been going through Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount at BASE. If your (7th-12th grade) student has been M.I.A. at BASE, we have missed him/her. There’s nothing better than time spent together in the Word!
Thank you to those who have donated funds for our students’ Mission Fuge Camp this summer! Your generosity is appreciated and, more importantly, has eternal implications.
Spring and Summer Important Dates:
*May 22 is our Senior Recognition Service with a celebration in the fellowship hall that afternoon from 3:00-5:00.
*June 20-25 is M-Fuge week at Mississippi College. We’ll have a short parents’ meeting on June 12 right after the morning service. *The final balance for each student is only $37.00 due June 1.
*In July we’ll have a water park day. The exact date is still to be determined.
*August 4-7 is our Back To School Beach Retreat at Cottages Christian Retreat (formerly Laguna Beach Christian Retreat) More info coming soon!
Love in Christ,
Bro. Justin firstname.lastname@example.org
Other Important Information
Annie Armstrong Easter Offering for North American Missions
Our Goal: $9,750
Received to date: $16,874.74
Congrats to Bible Drillers
They participated in the Regional Bible Drill at Canaan Baptist Church in Bessemer on April 24. Joley Brown, Hunter Cain, Heather Reese Claborn, Cameron Hill, Marley Lamon, Addisyn McCoy, and Christopher Reeves. You are all winners!! Congratulations on a job well done!
VBS - Spark Studios - June 6-10 based on Eph. 2:10 Where will you serve??
See Alisha Barton
Sign up sheets for workers can be found in the foyer of the education building. Registration is now available on line at the church website or by picking up a registration sheet from the VBS table!
There will be classes for children who were four as of September 1, 2021 through those finishing sixth grade this school year.
Classes for babies through age three are for workers’ children only.
T-Shirts are now on sale!!
The deadline to pay and order is May 22.
Youth XS - Adult XL are $10 each
XXL and XXXL are $12 each.
No extra shirts will be ordered so don’t get left out.
Mission Of Hope
If you would like to help the Mission of Hope in Dora, they have an ongoing need for boxes of crackers (saltines, Ritz type, Graham type crackers, etc.). They serve a lot of senior adults who like to have crackers and peanut butter, especially on the weekends. If you would like to bring some to the church, Bro. Shawn or Ed Davidson can take them when they go over to serve. You may bring those to the office.
Richard and Cathy Hadaway invite you
to join in the celebration of their 50th Wedding Anniversary Saturday, June 4, 2022 from noon until two o’clock Boldo First Baptist Church 27480 Highway 69 North Jasper, Alabama
Thank you for blessing the Atkins family through your prayers, cards and phone calls throughout the last year. The food and your presence last Thursday, April 28, was greatly appreciated. Thank you for the outpouring of love. - The Atkins Family
Memorials & Honorariums
In Memory of Bonnie Whisenhunt to the Douglas Scholarship By Grant and Susan Rolley
In Memory of Annis Lainhart Hearld (mother of Lou Altman), Leonard Lay (brother of Paul Lay), Jim Ross (son of Jerry and Beth Ross) to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering By Grant and Susan Rolley
In Honor of the NBC Disaster Relief Team to the Annie Armstrong Offering by Jerry and Beth Ross
In Memory of Bobby Hamrick to the Children’s Ministry by Marie Smith
In Memory of Bobby Hamrick, Leonard Lay, Jim Ross and Bonnie Whisenhunt To Gideons International
By Terry and Judy Comer
In Memory of John Atkins
To the Missions Fund by Tommie and Bobby Manasco
To the Honduras School Project by Wanda Pate
To the Amen Ministry by Phyllis Barker