Newsletter for October 2022


A Word From Our Pastor

I want to thank you for your response to the Myers/Mallory State Mission Offering. Our goal was $4,000, and to date, you have given $4,095. This offering could not have come at a better time as teams are being readied to descend on Florida to help with hurricane relief. Be in prayer for all the Disaster Relief teams who will go and serve in Jesus’ name.

Operation Christmas Child is underway. Be sure and visit the table underneath the beautiful bulletin board designed by Sarah Fikes and Wanda Pate for more details.

Our next Man Church worship service will be on Thursday night, November 17, at 6:30. Andy Blanks will be our guest speaker. He co-wrote the book How To Be A Man with Rick Burgess. Andy is a great speaker, and we are looking forward to having him here with us.

Bro. David

Music & Outreach

On Sunday, October 30, we have a great opportunity to invite young families to Northside. We are participating in Fall Fest again this year. For those of you who are new to Northside, Fall Fest is a huge, multi-church, fall festival that takes place in downtown Jasper. The idea for this community event originated right here at Northside, and we've been doing it annually since 2015. We already have fourteen other churches signed up to participate with us this year to provide a free afternoon of fun for young families. There are two great ways you can take part. First, you can donate individually wrapped candy. We'll be receiving candy throughout October. Secondly, sign up to help. In mid-October, we'll have sign up sheets for each of our Fall Fest games that Northside will offer. Consider signing up to serve a one hour shift that afternoon. I'll be sending out more information about Fall Fest in the weeks to come. Be on the lookout.


Serving Christ with you,

-Bro. Shawn


Save The Dates:

Children's Choir Christmas Musical: WEDNESDAY December 7th 6pm

Adult Choir Christmas Program: Sunday December 18th 11am

NBC Students

Our Wednesday night study has coincided with our Sunday morning study in Romans the past few weeks. It wasn’t planned, but through God’s divine sovereignty, I believe He’s reminding us that we need to be who He desires us to be. Through using our spiritual gifts we not only glorify God but exhort His Church! Whether you read Romans 12 or 1 Corinthians 12, 13, and 14, we’re reminded that we need each other to reach the lost for Christ. What are you doing?

Event Reminders:

*Wednesday, Oct. 12, we’ll pack our OCC boxes during BASE

*Sunday Oct. 16, is FCA Fields of Faith at JHS football field at 6:30 p.m. Those who want to ride the van will meet at 6:00 p.m.

*Saturday, Oct. 29, is our Youth Fall Hayride and Weiner Roast at the Wigintons’ house. More info will be forthcoming.

*Saturday Nov. 12, we’ll watch UAB vs North Texas at Protective Stadium. Tickets will be $15 per student, and we’ll leave on the bus at 12:30 p.m. for a 2:30 p.m. kickoff.

Sign up sheets will be out for the last two events soon.

Love in Christ, Bro. Justin                                 

NBC Kids

Hello NBC family! I would like to start out with a big THANK YOU for your support of the mum sale for kids’ camps. You all made it a very successful event. Our kids have a lot going on, so don’t let your kids miss out! Wednesdays in October are devoted to choir, all in preparation for the NBC Kids’ Christmas presentation on December 7. Sunday evenings are devoted to Bible drill for fourth through sixth grade students. Our first through third grade students have started beginners Bible drill during this time as well.

Important upcoming dates:

Friday and Saturday, October 7-8 - Fall Missions Camp at WorldSong. We have 15 kids and chaperones going.

Sunday, October 9 - Mum Display in the sanctuary. Please pick up mums after the service that morning. 

Saturday, October 22 - NBC Kids go to Whittemore Farm, time to be determined.

Saturday, November 5 - RA Camp Day at Natural Bridge, time to be determined. 

-Bro. Wes

Other Important Information


Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child season is here! Once again, we are offering members the option of having our Shoebox Shopping Team purchase your items and pack your box(es). Due to increased shipping costs, the requested donation is $35.00 per box; $25.00 for contents and $10.00 for shipping.

If you would like to participate in this way, you will find special envelopes located on the foyer table as well as on the front of the black offering boxes. Simply fill out the information, place cash or a check inside, and drop the envelope in one of the black offering boxes. Checks need to be made payable to Northside. The deadline to give money for the team to pack your box(es) is Sunday, October 30.

If you prefer to pack your own box, soon brochures will be available on the foyer table as well as the table by the Operation Christmas Child bulletin board. Tape the label from the brochure to the top of your box and place the attached envelope, with the requested $10.00 for shipping, inside your box on top of your items. These checks must be made payable to Samaritan’s Purse. Your personal boxes must be returned to the church no later than Sunday, November 13.

If you are normally an online giver and would like to pay the $35 for our team to shop for you and pack your box, just choose LOVE OFFERING from the drop down box and put OCC in the memo line.

We will also gladly accept any other monetary donations. Maybe $35.00 is too much for your budget but you would still like to participate? Donate any amount you like and it will be combined with other donations to make more boxes. You may give cash or a check made payable to Northside. Mark your check/envelope OCC Shoeboxes. 



Church Family 



Congratulations to George Hopper on the birth of his great-granddaughter,

Callie Brooke Hopper. She was born September 9, and weighed 8 lbs. 15 oz.


Christian Sympathy

Christian Sympathy to:

The family of Terry Wiley


Alice Self in the death of her cousin, Kerry Nunnally


Mike Johnson in the death of his uncle, Henry Russell


Tim Key in the death of his cousin, Kim Raper



Thank you!

  - Thank you Northside family for all of your prayers, calls and cards. We feel so blessed to still be a part of your family. Kenny is so much better and is healing from his injuries. He is really ready to get back to normal. He will have shoulder surgery on October 20.  Please continue to pray for him. We love you very much. - Saranne and Kenny


Honorariums and Memorials

In Memory of Terry Wiley

 - To the Myers-Mallory Offering by Wanda Pate, Grant and Susan Rolley

 - To Honduras Missions by Frances Wilson