Newsletter for March 2023
A Word From Our Pastor
This past Sunday was a great day here at Northside as we were privileged to baptize three new believers. They include Caleb Barton, Cole Carter, and Sydney Carter. Join me in welcoming them to the Northside family of faith.
As most of you know, we have a new digital church sign. It has the ability to display multiple messages, but the message of the church remains the same and it continues to be a singular message. This world has a terrible sin problem for which Jesus Christ is the only cure. The bad news is that the sin problem is one in which everyone is infected. But the great news is that God supplies the world with the prescription to bring about the cure we all desperately need.
On behalf of the world’s hungry individuals, I want to thank you for your gifts to the World Hunger Offering recently. Our offering thus far is $5,260. We have another opportunity to provide spiritual food for the people of Honduras this Sunday. We will be receiving donations to provide Sunday School literature in the heart language of our Honduran friends. This has been a tremendous blessing to them thus far, so come prepared to be a blessing once again.
Marilyn and I would like to thank all of you for praying for Jed, Lauren and Merritt over the past few weeks. On Wednesday, March 1, we welcomed Merritt into this world. It has been over three decades since I have held a little baby I loved so much. I think I’m going to enjoy this grandparenting thing!
Bro. David email@example.com
Music & Outreach
You may have noticed we’ve had numerous guests in our worship services regularly in recent months. I’m happy to say that I’ve seen our church family being very welcoming to these guests after our services. We also need to be welcoming to them before the services too. It’s imperative that we make a good first impression.
Will you be on our First Impressions Team? We’re going to start small and build this ministry. I’d love to have ten volunteers each willing to serve one Sunday a month. On your Sunday to serve, you and one other team member will greet those entering the front breezeway entrance during the 10 minutes before the service begins. Because of the timeframe required, this is not a great fit for current Sunday School teachers or worship team members, but all others are welcome. Let me know if you’d like to be a part or just want more info.
Serving Christ with you,
-Bro. Shawn firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you Church family for making our Fuge Feast a success! I’m humbled at the love and support NBC has for our students. Our camp dates are June 19-24 at Union University in Franklin, TN. I’ll have more info coming soon about your student’s registration and camp balance.
It’s hard to believe but the 2022-23 School year is winding down. Our senior recognition service will be Sunday, May 21, during the morning service. Please pray for our Seniors who are making decisions about their next step as God continues to guide and direct them.
If you know of a student in grades 7-12 that isn’t involved in a youth group, I’d love to contact him or her and invite them to BASE at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesdays.
In His Service,
Bro. Justin - email@example.com
Hoops for Annie Shoot Out on March 8. The Money will be due by Palm Sunday, April 2.
Other Important Information
BAPTIST FOUNDATON SCHOLARSHIP: The application process for the Baptist Foundation of Alabama Scholarship is now open. Go to https://tbfa.org/scholarships to apply. The entire application is done online. The deadline to apply is March 31, 2023. Late applications will not be accepted.
Our church is blessed to be able to offer scholarships to members of Northside who apply and meet the requirements.
The Freda Cook Memorial Scholarship
The Douglas Memorial Scholarship
The Click Jaye Memorial Scholarship
Applications will be available March 12. The deadline to turn in the application to the office is Sunday, April 30. Please take note of the deadline as late or incomplete applications cannot be accepted. Scholarships are available only to Northside members who meet the requirements stated in the application.
Craig and Kayla Hendon on the birth of their son, William Brooks Hendon
2/4/23 7 lbs. 6 oz. 20”
He joins sisters Brooklyn, Brylee and Ella Kate.
Carla and Darrell Waid on the birth of their granddaughter, Adley Jane Waid
2/11/23 7 lbs. 7 ounces
Parents: Leathan and Millie Waid Big Brother: Lawston
Bro. David and Marilyn Byrd on the birth of their granddaughter, Merritt Grace Burroughs
3/1/2023 7 lbs. 19”
Parents: Jed and Lauren Burroughs Proud Aunt: Chelsea Byrd
We want to thank all the wonderful people that provided the lunch for Peggy’s celebration day. The quality and quantity of the food was terrific. Each one of us enjoyed the meal and she would have also, especially the banana pudding and okra. With Love, James Davidson and family.
Honorariums and Memorials
In Memory of Rick Brown to the Missions Fund by Gathel and Brenda Martin, James and Shirley Nelson, Patty Kirkley, Kenny and Saranne Northrop
In Memory of Peggy Davidson
to the Preschool Department by Maxine Cordle, Mike Cordle, Charlene Bishop, Donna Kilgore, Steve and Sherrie Humphries, Barney Self SS Class, Sue Atkins, Terry and Judy Comer, Richard and Cathy Hadaway, Wanda Pate, Phyllis Barker, Erin and Norah Ball, Jim and Lisa Courington, Annette Davidson and family, Steve and Rona Counts, Mike and Sherri Sartain, Ed and Anne Davidson, Mary Jane King Allen, Kenny and Pat Horton, Ann King, James and Elizabeth Lamon, Kenny and Saranne Northrop, Margaret Hamrick, JOY SS Class, Cindy Black McDonald. Frances Wilson, Julie Wilson Pittman, Scott Wilson
to the Music Ministry by Patty Kirkley
to Gideons International by the NBC Deacons and Ministerial Staff
to Walker Area Community Foundation by Mimi Hudson, Anthony and Robbin Allen, Steve and Judy Hager, Eddie and Lisa Miller, Jerry and Reidie Redmill
In Memory of Sue Fletcher to Merry Hearts by Bobby and Tommie Manasco
In Honor of Phyllis Barker’s 25th Anniversary as church secretary To the Preschool Ministry by Frances Wilson