Newsletter for December 2022

 

A Word From Our Pastor

I want to thank all of you who attended our “Thanksgathering” meal and testimony time on November 20. That was such a special time together after a long absence of not gathering together. The testimonies of God’s goodness and blessing was such an encouragement to me. Thanks also to all of you who provided the delicious food.

 

We will be receiving the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering in December. Our goal is $16,000. This offering received throughout the Southern Baptist Convention accounts for approximately fifty percent of the International Mission Board’s budget for the year. We recently hosted one of our own IMB missionaries. This offering will help her serve the Lord where He has placed her as well as the more than 3,200 other international missionaries.

 

On Christmas Day we will be gathering at 10:00 a.m. for a short worship service. Come dressed in your casual clothes as we gather to sing songs that speak to our Savior’s birth. I will read the Christmas story to our little ones and have a short devotional message.

Bro. David   david@nbcjasper.net


Music & Outreach

I know your calendars are filling up with family Christmas gatherings and other festive events, but be sure not to miss these great upcoming worship services. This Sunday our children's choir will be singing a special song to begin our service. The following Wednesday, Dec. 7, they'll present their Christmas program, "Hotel Noel." On Sunday Dec. 18, our adult choir (with the help of some of our youth and children) will be presenting the program "Majesty" during the morning worship service. Then on Christmas morning we'll all gather at 10:00 a.m. (no Sunday School, Kingdom Kids, or Wee Care that day) for a sweet Christmas morning worship service. I hope to see you at all of these.

 

 

 

Serving Christ with you,

-Bro. Shawn  shawn@nbcjasper.net

NBC Students

The most wonderful time of the year is also the busiest it seems. Here’s a few upcoming events and service opportunities.

* If you’ve not signed up to ring the Salvation Army bell, see me for more information.

*Lottie Moon Christmas card box is underway and our young ladies will begin sorting those cards on Sunday evenings.

*Sunday, December 11, is our student Christmas party at our home from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Bring a wrapped $5 gift and we’ll eat and play games. Dress in your favorite Christmas attire.

*There’s a signup sheet in the youth wing for Student Missions’ Weekend at Worldsong on January 13-14. Cost is $65 per student and the deadline to pay is January 4.

*By February 5, our $75 Fuge deposits are due. Camp dates are June 19-24 at Union University. Total cost is $404 per student. We’ll have a fundraiser in February to help offset this cost.

Love in Christ, Bro. Justin                                         

justin@nbcjasper.net

NBC Kids

Hello NBC family!  Wednesdays in December transition to missions, after the NBC Kids’ Christmas presentation of "Hotel Noel."  Sunday afternoons are devoted to Bible drill and Beginners Bible drill.

Important upcoming dates:

Wednesday,  December 7, NBC Kids present "Hotel Noel" at 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, December 21, NBC Kids’ Christmas Party at 6:00 p.m.

Sundays in January and February of 2023 will include "I'm a Christian Now" class, for children saved in the last year or those on the cusp of a decision, time TBD.

-Bro. Wes   wes@nbcjasper.net

Other Important Information

 

Deacon Ordination

We'll have a Deacon Ordination service Sunday Dec 4 at 4:00 PM. to ordain Barney Self as a deacon of Northside. Join us for this special service.

 

Lottie's Card Box

After a long absence we will once again make Lottie’s Card Box available this year. You may now bring your Christmas cards, addressed to NBC members and others who are currently attending. The last day to bring cards will be Sunday, December 18. We will dispose of any cards not picked up by January 1. We cannot mail cards to those not currently attending. 

 

Offering Envelopes

Offering envelopes for 2023 will be available beginning Sunday, December 11. Take as many boxes as you need for your family.

 

Year End Contributions

Important Notice: To ensure the deductibility of your church contributions, please do not file your 2022 income tax return until you have received a written acknowledgment of your contributions from the church. Some of your contributions may not be tax deductible if you file your tax return before receiving this written acknowledgment. The general rule is that a contribution is effective when received. That means a check deposited in the church offering in January 2023 cannot be deducted in 2022, even if the check is back dated to 2022.

All contributions need to be in the church office by the end of the service on Sunday, December 25 or if received by mail, must be postmarked by December 31, to be an eligible contribution. As we all know, mail service is very congested this time of year so be sure to mail a few days ahead of the deadline for a December 31 postmark.

ONLINE GIVERS PLEASE NOTE:

If you are an online giver, you will need to give before 5:00 p.m. CST on Thursday, December 29, for your contribution to count in 2022. These transactions should be processed after 5:00 p.m. that day and be available the morning of December 30. (December 31 is on Saturday and transactions do not process on the weekend.) To be sure you may want to give a day or two earlier. Some contributions, based on the way they are given (ACH, credit or debit card), can sometimes take an extra day. Contributions made online on December 31 will definitely not process until January 3, 2023, and cannot be considered a 2022 gift.

CONTRIBUTION STATEMENTS FOR 2022 WILL BE MAILED AS SOON AS ALL ELIGIBLE CONTRIBUTIONS FOR 2022 ARE POSTED.

 

Church Office Holiday Hours

The church office will be closed from noon on Friday, Dec. 23 through Monday, Jan. 2.

Church Family 

 

Christian Sympathy

We express our love and sympathy to:

Delores Frazar in the death of her cousin, Sandra Holloway

Becki Ledbetter and Lee Wiginton in the death of their sister, Doris Whiteley

 

Thank you!

Thank you for all the love you have shown during my recent surgery and recovery time. Your prayers are what have kept me going. We love our Northside family. - Patsy and Emmett Green

 

Honorariums and Memorials

Memorial To the Lottie Moon Offering

in memory of Mrs. Jean Godfrey (mother of Patsy Green) by Frances Wilson