Newsletter for July 2021
A Word From Our Pastor
By the time you read this article, Marilyn and I will just about be ready to leave Alaska for the long trip back home. Thank you for praying for us while we have been on mission for our Lord. We will look forward to sharing with you what God did during this adventure.
On behalf of those being cared for by our friends at the Alabama Baptist Children’s Home, I want to thank you for your love offering of almost $3,100 on Father’s Day for this wonderful ministry in our state. God in His Word mandates that we have a heart for His little ones. It is our privilege to walk alongside the staff at the Children’s Home to be a part of this vital ministry.
To all of you who helped make this year’s Vacation Bible School a success, let me tell you how much I appreciate all your hard work. Your dedication to this ministry does not escape the attention of heaven as year after year you give tirelessly to the mission of teaching children concerning the love of Christ for them. Thanks to Alisha Barton, Delores Frazar and Brandi Lamon for leading this effort.
Bro. David firstname.lastname@example.org
Music & Outreach
Are you ready to Level Up? If you're not familiar with the phrase, ask a child. Every kid knows that to Level Up means to go to the next level of a video game. Mark your calendars because Sunday, August 8th, is going to be "Level Up Sunday." We always have a promotion Sunday every year where our kids move up to their next grade level class in their Bible study class and missions groups. This year we're encouraging everyone to Level Up in some way, not only that day, but throughout the month. While our children and youth will change classes on the 8th, adults we are asking you what you need to do to Level Up in your walk with the Lord. What is your next step in your Christian walk? Do you need to pray more often? Do you need to read the Bible on a more regular basis? I don’t know what Leveling Up will look like for you, but just imagine what our church could be like if everyone strived to Level Up this August. Of course, there are really no levels to be won in our relationship with God, but we should always be striving to be more like Christ and knowing God more daily. Need a first step? Consider inviting someone to worship with you this Sunday.
-Bro. Shawn email@example.com
Hello NBC family! We are truly blessed at NBC with a group of really great kids who are ready to be involved and learn about God. Thank you parents for making sure they don't miss out on the fun! Wednesdays in July are devoted to missions. GAs and RAs will be learning about Linda Gray and the mission work she does in the Ukraine. They will also be learning about the "superpower of faith," and how faith the size of a mustard seed can move mountains.
Our 4th thru 6th grade kids are having a great time at CentriKid! They are learning to be imitators of Jesus and walk as He walked, obey as He obeyed, care as He cared, forgive as He forgave and speak as He spoke. Thank you NBC family for sending them! If you have a calling to work with NBC Kid's Ministry, reach out, we have a place for you. See me if you are interested.
Also in upcoming events:
*Family Bowling, Thursday, July 8, 6:00 p.m. Jasper Bowling Center
*NBC Camp Day, a mission camp, will be held on Saturday, July 17th from 9:30 to 2:30.
*Children/Youth Swim at the Cullman Aquatic Center - Sunday, July 25 - leave after worship
*Urban Air will be Sunday, August 1st. We will leave the church at 1:30
*Missions Recognition and Move up, Wednesday, August 4th, at 6:00.
I know greater things are coming! Hope to see you soon. God loves you.
NBC Student Ministry
I pray you all are doing well!
Thank you church family for praying for all our students and adults who went to Fuge this year! Your financial support to help these students grow in Christ and minister to others has truly been a blessing! We had twenty-six students and seven chaperones who invested time, talents and energy in kingdom work all week. Our Fuge report night is scheduled for Wednesday, July 7, at 6:00 p.m.
We’ll have a combined student/children water park day on July 25 at the Cullman Wellness and Aquatic center. We will leave right after morning worship. See me or Bro. Wes for details.
Our Back to School Retreat is August 5-8 at Laguna Beach Christian Retreat in Panama City. The cost is $135 per student. If anyone needs assistance in paying retreat cost, please see me. We’ve had some individuals donate to the student fund recently to help offset retreat expenses. If you would like to give, it’s always greatly appreciated!
Love in Christ,
Bro. Justin firstname.lastname@example.org
MARK YOUR 2022 CALENDARS!!!!
VBS - JUNE 6-10, 2022
MFUGE - JUNE 20-25, 2022 (MISSISSIPPI COLLEGE)
Other Important Information
It is about that time. Work on the 2021-2022 budget will begin soon. If you are in charge of a ministry group that has a line item in the budget and need to make a change, let us know.
The last day to request a change will be Sunday, August 14.
Many thanks to all who have remained faithful in giving to Northside during the difficult days we have all experienced. May God bless you for your faithfulness to Him.
Calling all Merry Hearts and all Merry Hearts “Wannabes”
Mark your calendars for August 3, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.
Bring a covered dish and come join in the fellowship and praise to God.
We express our love and Christian sympathy to:
Regina Vann in the death of her father, George Cooper
Rick Brown in the death of his cousin, Bill Brown
The family of Sharon Bowie. Sharon had been on our prayer list for many months as she battled Covid and the effects of being hospitalized and in rehab for so long.
The family of former Walker Baptist Association Director of Missions, Rev. Lucky Teague
Lori Abercrombie and family in the death of husband, Steve Lori is the Executive Director of the Mission of Hope in Dora.
Memorials & Honorariums (June)
In Memory of Larn Robinson (grandfather of Justin Robinson)
to the General Fund by James and Shirley Nelson
In Honor of Barney Self, Emmett Green and Terry Comer
to the Missions Fund by Bobby and Tommie Manasco