Newsletter for June 2022
A Word From Our Pastor
Dear Northside family,
Vacation Bible School begins next week, June 6-10. We will meet each day from 9:00-12:00. Would you commit to praying for all the children and workers each day? Please ask the Holy Spirit to move in the hearts of the children as we saturate their minds and hearts with stories of Jesus and His love for them. For some of these children, this may be the only thing they hear about Jesus all year long. It is always a wonderful opportunity to share the good news of God’s love for each and every child. Some of our folks have worked tirelessly over a period of several weeks and months getting ready for this one week. Thank you to all those who have been working to get ready for these children. Others have donated items for snacks for the children and workers. We appreciate all you have done as well.
Are you interested in going with us to south Louisiana for a mission opportunity at Camp Living Waters? If you have questions, see David Hendon or call him at 205-295-8118. We will be leaving after church on June 12 and returning on Friday, June 17. If you can’t go the entire week, that is okay. Just come when you can and leave when you must. We will be doing some renovation work, possible chainsaw work, and removal of carpet and installing new flooring. If some ladies wish to go, they need some deep cleaning done and possibly some painting. We will be meeting this Sunday morning after the service if you are interested in participating.
Bro. David firstname.lastname@example.org
Music & Outreach
I once heard a pastor preach a message in which he accused his church of being like a "tator patch." I don’t remember the entire sermon, but I do recall that he said he had seen these types of "tators" in his church. They had "spectators," people who don’t get involved and only show up to watch what is going on in the service on Sunday mornings. They had "commentators," people who never volunteer, but don’t hesitate to complain about how things are done. They also had "imitators," those people who strived to live like we're instructed in Ephesians 5:1-2, "Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children, and walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave Himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.” What kind of “tator” are you?
If you're tired of being a spectator, we have numerous opportunities to serve here at Northside. One of our most urgent needs at this point is for greeters. We need people willing to greet those arriving for church between Sunday School and worship. If you’d be willing to be a part of this ministry, let me know and I'll get you some more info.
Hello NBC family!
Summer and VBS are here!
Get your kiddos ready for Spark Studio, June 6 - 10! Pre-registration can be done through the church website and really helps with planning. (Register online HERE!)
CentriKid is scheduled for June 12-16, so please be in prayer for our campers and chaperones.
Following the week of VBS, Wednesdays will transition back to RAs and GAs as our kids get to learn more about missions. Also, our summer schedule of activities will be out soon, so stay tuned.
Looking ahead to July, NBC Kid’s ministry will be offering a Sunday afternoon class entitled Fruit of the Spirit which will be coordinating time -wise with our men’s and ladies’ Bible studies.
We have a need for helpers in NBC Kid's Ministry. Reach out because we have a place for you.
NBC Student Ministry
It’s summertime and you know what that means… a busy schedule!
If you know a student who isn’t attending anywhere, invite him or her to BASE on Wednesday, Sunday morning Bible study or even one of our youth outings!
We have 26 students and chaperones heading to Mississippi College on June 20-25, so we covet your prayers leading up to this trip. All balances are due by June 1. For students going to Fuge, we’ll have a short parent/student meeting after the morning service on June 12.
On June 4 we will have a cleanup day washing off the playground equipment before VBS. Students meet at the church playground at 8:30 Saturday morning.
Saturday, June 11, will possibly be another service opportunity building a ramp, but I’ll have more details soon.
There will be a service opportunity at The Mission of Hope in July.
Also in July, we’ll have another waterpark day tentatively set for July 17 after the morning service.
Save the date also for BTSR at Laguna Beach Christian Retreat. Dates will be August 4-7 and cost will be $145 per student. I will post a deadline to pay soon.
Love in Christ,
Bro. Justin email@example.com
Other Important Information
Congrats to all of our High School Graduates
Congrats to our known College Graduates
Joseph Daniel University of Alabama - December 2021 Masters Degree in Communication
Lauren Gregory UAB Birmingham - April 30, 2022 B.S. in Business Marketing with a concentration in Management and Sales
Karlee Langley University of West Alabama - May 7, 2022 Associate Degree in Nursing
Drew Martin (son of Terrell and Stephanie Martin) Bevill Sate Community College - May 12, 2022 Associate in Arts Degree
Mission Of Hope
If you would like to help the Mission of Hope in Dora, they have an ongoing need for boxes of crackers (saltines, Ritz type, Graham type crackers, etc.). They serve a lot of senior adults who like to have crackers and peanut butter, especially on the weekends. If you would like to bring some to the church, Bro. Shawn or Ed Davidson can take them when they go over to serve. You may bring those to the office.
The June meeting will be a week late due to VBS. The group will gather on Tuesday, June 12, for the regular monthly meeting. Bring a covered dish and join us at 10:00 a.m.
in July - Calling All American Patriots Come to Merry Hearts on Tuesday, July 5, at 10:00 a.m. and meet our very own U.S. Soldier, Jared Barton. Bring a covered dish to go with BBQ and help us celebrate all things American.
All senior adults are invited to both meetings.
Welcome to the Northside Family
Mrs. Ellen Nolen (mother of Bob Nolen) 642 Terrace Circle Jasper, AL 35501
Christian Sympathy To:
Nora Estill in the death of her cousin, Sandra Lane