Newsletter for February 2020
As we mentioned this past Sunday, we have lost both of our heating units that service the sanctuary. We are in the process of securing two bids for replacement units. The two that expired were installed in 1999. With the temperature predicted to be in the 30s this Sunday morning, you should dress appropriately or participate online. Some folks have no trouble watching a football game or hunting when the weather is that cold, but my guess is they might not enjoy worshiping Jesus when the temperature drops that low.
On Monday morning we ordered a box of self-contained communion cups containing a wafer and the juice. When they come in, we will set a date for us to participate in communion. We will also make these available to those who worship online.
We have set Sunday, February 14, as the day to return the baby bottles benefitting the Pregnancy Test and Resource Center.
Sunday, February 21, is World Hunger Day. We will be receiving an offering to benefit this ministry on that day. Our goal is $5,200 again this year. There is an envelope in your offering packet, and there will be World Hunger envelopes available at each of the doors. In these unprecedented times, it is a wonderful opportunity for us to help feed the hungry among us.
Bro. David firstname.lastname@example.org
Music & Outreach
We can read in Acts 16:22-34 about Paul and Silas' experience in prison. In short, Paul and Silas worshiped in the middle of an awful situation and as a result a man and His entire family accepted Jesus as Lord. How have you responded to the situation in which we find ourselves? While I don’t know of anyone who has been beaten or put in chains like Paul and Silas were, I have heard some people compare this pandemic to a prison. It has taken away so many of the things we enjoy doing. It has also made many of us feel that our hands are tied in regards to things we want to do. Have you praised the Lord anyway? Have you done it in a way that made others take notice or make them wonder how you can have joy in your life in spite of your circumstances? Let's all strive to praise like Paul and Silas during these difficult days. Someone just might notice and ask you for the reason for the hope that is in you.
This Sunday we're going to praise our Lord with songs that celebrate what God has done for us. We're going to sing of that "Glorious Day" when Christ saved us, of the "Power in the Blood" of Jesus, and of the fact that one day we're going to "See A Victory" in every battle because the battle belongs to the Lord. I hope you'll worship with us.
Serving Him with you,
-Bro. Shawn email@example.com
Hello NBC family! I know that it is still cold outside, but while working a stream site in Jefferson County this week, a small yellow butterfly floated by. Now, the butterfly may have been confused by the warmer day, but it got me excited about new things to come.
I have been in contact with Kristina Hadaway, an elementary teacher in Gardendale, talking about the recent tornado. As you all know, many families lost everything. NBC Children's Department and I hope the rest of the church family, is going to focus on a school supply drive. They need the typical school supplies, but Kristina mentioned earbuds specifically, because of virtual learning. Collection will take place through February 14th.
Also, February 13th is Children's Mission Day. Kids can bring the supplies they have picked out for the school supply drive that day. We'll talk about the Fultondale tornado and Disaster Relief and how even kids can be missionaries. That will be followed up by a fun craft and a goodie bag to go. Be sure to sign up so that we can plan for the craft. Parents are welcome to stay and masks are required.
God loves you,
-Bro. Wes firstname.lastname@example.org
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NBC Student Ministry
I pray you are well!
Our M-Fuge dates are June 14-19 at the University of Mobile. The $60.00 deposit is due by March 10th.
We’ve had great attendance at Base this new year and are excited to see how God blesses in 2021. We’re having a lot of fun on Wednesday night studying God’s Word and enjoying the fellowship. Parents, if your 7th through 12th grade student hasn’t come in a while, we’d love for him or her to jump in, either in person or on zoom!
Love in Christ,
Bro. Justin email@example.com
Pregnancy Test and Resource Center Baby Bottle Boomerang
The Baby Bottle Boomerang emphasis will end on February 14. You can still pick up a baby bottle at the church and fill it with change, bills or a check made payable to the PTRC. You can also donate through Realm by choosing Love Offering and putting BBB on the memo line, or go to www.nbcjasper.net/give and follow the directions. The PTRC will be so thankful for your donations to this annual fundraiser.
The first Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief training has been posted and it is in Shelby County for February 4-6 depending on which training you sign up for. It is the closest one listed so far. The trainings are for Clean up and recovery, Chainsaw, and Chaplaincy.
Anyone interested can go to sbdr.org, click on the three lines on the top right corner of the website, click on Events and then Find out more under the South Shelby listing. Be sure and register for the correct class. They are listed for New Volunteers, Current Volunteers, and a Refresher course for those who have let their training lapse.
If you need help, please give me a call at 205-295-8118. There are other listings for trainings at other places. The training at the Disaster Relief Center in Prattville is free.
- David Hendon
Other Important Information
The Baptist Foundation of Alabama Scholarship
The Baptist Foundation of Alabama Scholarship process is NOW OPEN. Every year The Baptist Foundation of Alabama distributes over $500,000 in scholarship awards from more than 100 scholarship funds. The application process for scholarships for the 2021-2022 academic year opened January 1 and will close March 31. Applications are accepted online only and can be accessed at: http://tbfa.org/scholarships. Parents: Don’t let your student miss out on this scholarship opportunity. The requirements cannot be fulfilled overnight so start early.
We express our love and Christian sympathy to:
Jo Anne Julian in the death of her husband, Bobby Julian
Mrs. Lamona Easterwood in the death of her husband, Fred Easterwood
Stephanie Martin in the death of her mother, Charlotte Dozier
Tabitha Langley and family in the death of her grandfather, Leo Cordes
Thank You Notes
Dear Northside family, We would like to thank everyone for their love and prayers during this very difficult time. We are so thankful for His mercy and the healing He gave to our mother. We rejoice knowing we will see her again. - Love in Christ, The Family of Charlotte Dozier
Thank you Northside family for all your prayers and good wishes during my procedures and surgery in recent days. I am doing well. Beth and I are so thankful for all of you. - Jerry Ross
Weekly Budget Needs $11,541.10
Received thru 01/31/21 $240,900.96
Budget Needs YTD $253,904.20
Memorials & Honorariums (January)
To the Missions Fund in Memory of Helen Fisher (mother of Sara Harbor) by Frances Wilson