Newsletter for August 2022


A Word From Our Pastor

Dear Northside family,

     In recent weeks we have been pleased to welcome to the Northside family the following new members: Richard and Sarah Fikes and Paula Tyler. Join me in welcoming these wonderful folks to our faith family.

     Marilyn and I have just returned from a season of inspiration at the Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove near Asheville, North Carolina. The speaker was one of our favorites, Dr. Jim Henry, retired pastor of First Baptist Church in Orlando, Florida. One of the things about going to The Cove for one of these pastor and wife retreats that is so unlike an Alabama Baptist or Southern Baptist event is that there are people there from nearly all denominations and backgrounds. I heard about some things going on in ministry that I had never heard of before. I’m talking about some great ideas too. Thank you for allowing us this time away to get our batteries recharged.

     Hey senior adults, there is a senior adult singing coming up on Tuesday, September 20, in Huntsville. You might recall that we hosted this event last year. If you would like to attend, please sign up in the foyer by Sunday, September 11. Also, coming up Sunday, September 25, we will be honored to welcome back to our church Melissa Larkin.

Bro. David



September 20, 2022  10 a.m. - noon

Mt. Zion Baptist Church - Huntsville


Free Admission - Bring money for lunch


Sign up by Sunday, September 11


Leave NBC at 7:30 a.m. - Eat breakfast before you come!



Music & Outreach

By my count, in worship Sunday we had 85 different households represented in attendance. Of those 85 households, seven were guests in our services. Those seven were ones who were either first time guests or have only visited a few times. After the service I saw some of you doing a fantastic job speaking to them and doing what you could to help make them feel welcome. I wonder if anyone greeted them at the door before the service. I wonder if anyone spoke to them as they looked for a seat. I wonder what their first impression was of our church family the first time they ever visited with us. You may have guessed it already. I am making another plea for people to volunteer to be on our first impressions team. Yes, that's just another title for greeter. We have so many friendly people in our church. Will some of you volunteer to serve once a month to greet people as they come in to worship? Sunday School teachers and worship team members are not a great fit for this because those people are already busy in the 15 minutes prior to worship, but it's a great opportunity to serve for anyone else. Will you help? If so, let me know. 

-Bro. Shawn

NBC Kids

Hello NBC family!  Summer has flown by, and a new school year is beginning! In that line of thought, August marks a time of transition for NBC Kids classes and programs. See below for important dates. Wednesdays in August we will continue our missions programs. The Sunday evening class, Fruit of the Spirit, coordinating with our men’s and ladies’ Bible studies will also be continuing. We have a need for helpers in NBC Kids’ Ministry. Reach out, we have a place for you.

Important August dates:

Wednesday, August 3 – GA and RA Missions Recognition for children and parents in the fellowship hall at 6:00 p.m., with reception to follow

Wednesday, August 10 – M&M Kick Off starts at 5:45 p.m. for parents to fill out annual forms and information sheets. Children will eat, meet new Sunday School teachers, meet new mission teachers and meet Jill to talk about the upcoming children’s Christmas musical.

Sunday, August 14 – Level Up Sunday, children and youth move up to their new Sunday School classes

Sunday, August 14 – Back to School Bash at the Brown’s, children will swim and eat from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. We won’t have our Fruit of the Spirit class this night.

-Bro. Wes


NBC Student Ministry

The school year is upon us once more, and it seems every summer goes by faster. Will you commit to pray for our students and teachers as they begin? Our study on Wednesday nights has been focused on youth in Scripture who God used to glorify Himself. These young people made intentional decisions to be a “thermostat” to their surroundings and not a “thermometer” that acclimates to society.

Pray for us as well August 4-7 as we have our Back to School Retreat at Laguna Beach Christian Retreat in Panama City, FL. We’ll leave the church around 7:45 a.m. on Thursday and return Sunday evening. Our study will be centered on living a life Unashamed for Jesus Christ. We have 34 total going this year.

The following Wednesday, August 10, will be our seventh graders’ first opportunity to “Level Up!” We’re excited to have a big group joining us this year!

Love in Christ,

Bro. Justin

Other Important Information


Budget Time

It’s almost that time! Work has begun on the budget for the 2022-2023 church year which begins September 1. If you are a department head or have responsibility for a line item in the budget and need to make a change, please submit those requests in writing to the office by August 10.


Ladies Bible Studies

Thursday nights at 6:00 p.m. This is a study of the book of James and is led by Cindy Walton and Christy Pavlovec. This class is tentatively scheduled to end on August 4.

Sunday afternoons at 5:00 p.m. This is a study of the Holy Spirit and is led by Cathy Hadaway. This class is tentatively scheduled to end on August 14.

Two great opportunities! Both studies will only last 5-6 weeks and will meet in Barney Self’s SS room downstairs, or in the fellowship hall. There will be no workbook or homework for either class. Just bring your Bible and something to jot down notes.

Feel free to attend one or both classes. If you have questions, see one of the ladies who is leading.


Merry Hearts

Merry Hearts Lunch will be Tuesday August 2nd. Special Guest Speaker, Paul Kennedy. Bring a covered Dish and enjoy the fellowship.



Church Family 


Welcome to the Northside Family

By Letter: Richard and Sarah Fikes   425 Harrison Shipman Road  Jasper, AL 35503

By Statement: Paula Tyler   2510 20th Avenue East  Jasper, AL 35501


Having a 90+ Birthday

Mrs. Ellen Nolen will be 90 on August 15. May God bless you richly on your birthday. We are blessed to have you as part of this church family. 



     How do I even begin to thank you, my church family, for all you have done for me and my family over the last few months. So many cards, texts, and messages were received. Visits were made and food brought, all to help make the unbearable bearable. You, the Northside family, my family, are incredible!

     I want to especially thank Bro. David, Shawn, Phyllis, and all those who came and/or helped in any way the day of Ed’s funeral. Your outpouring of love did not go unnoticed. Again God used you to make an unbearable day bearable! May God continue to bless our sweet NBC fellowship in the days to come as we serve Him together “on the hill.”   Love to all, Beckie


Christian Sympathy

- To Mrs. Ruth Farris in the death of her brother, R.B. Waldrop

- Andrea Nuss in the death of her cousin, Katherine Bland

- Paul Lay in the death of his sister, Reba Bonds

- Lee Wiginton and Becki Ledbetter in the death of their brother-in-law, Ed McCool

- Mark Nuss in the death of his father, Bryce Nuss


Honorariums and Memorials

In Memory of Ed Sartain

-to the Children’s Ministry by Dwight and Judy Lollar

-to the Preschool Department by Donna Kilgore, Ron and Ruby Sartain, Curtis Forman, Bradley and Luajuana Brasfield, Steve and Leslie Page, The Kipp Family (David, Sharon, John, Christy, Megan),Wanda Pate, Richard and Cathy Hadaway, Omar and Kathy Faucett, Bob and Gina Nolen, Michael and Peggy Kanche, Doug and Joann Key, Hendon/Davidson SS Class, Frances Wilson, Steve and Sherrie Humphries, Grant and Susan Rolley, Rick and Patsy Brown, Margaret Hamrick

-to the Wounded Warrior Project by the Hendon/Davidson SS Class 


In Memory of John Atkins to the NBC Missions Fund and the Allen/Lisa Atkins Amen Ministry by the Hendon/Davidson SS Class  


In Memory of Beth Ross and Mary Ann Kane (sister of  Jimmy Estes) To Gideons International  by Frances Wilson 

In Memory of Beth Ross To Gideons International by Julee Shumway


In Honor of David Hendon and Barney Self To the Missions Fund  by Phyllis Barker