Newsletter for Week of November 4, 2019
In our business meeting on Sunday night July 14, our Northside church family agreed to enter into a season of prayer for our church. We are united in our search for vision and clear direction from God regarding how to be the individuals and church He wants us to be.
A WORD FROM THE PASTOR:
Dear Northside Family,
Our missionaries for the month of November are George and Joy Ross serving in New Orleans, LA. George began to sense that God was calling him to missions at the tender age of eleven. What began as a whisper developed into a call to ministry in his college years. The Ross family has made New Orleans their home since 2013, when they were appointed as Send City missionaries by the North American Mission Board. George serves as the Send Relief Ministry Center director. The Send North American initiative was created in 2011 by our mission board to plant churches in thirty-two strategic cities across the United States, Canada, and their territories. Send Relief focuses on meeting the needs of individuals and families in communities compromised in some way because of crisis or circumstance. Its five main focus areas are poverty, refugees and internationals, foster care and adoption, human trafficking, and crisis response.
George and Joy work with established churches to plant churches in the unreached and unchurched parts of New Orleans. The need for church planting is great in New Orleans. The city, with a population of more than 1 million people, has only one Southern Baptist church for every 7,252 people. Projections are to plant fifty new churches in New Orleans in the next ten years. New Orleans has a history of spiritualism, generational religion, poverty, and crime. These are only a few of the difficulties one encounters on a daily basis.
Another aspect of ministry that God has placed in the hearts of George and Joy is foster care and adoption. The couple became intrigued by the concept of foster parenting, even after their first four children were born. Soon after their move to New Orleans, George and Joy began a foster relationship with two children they later adopted.
-Bro. David email@example.com
Youth & Education
Thank you – Thank you so much for the wonderful cards and thoughts expressed by those cards that we received last Sunday evening. Your words of affirmation were appreciated more than I can say. NBC has always been and continues to be the most caring and loving fellowship that we have had the pleasure of serving with over these the past 45 years.
SNAC/SMLT – Sunday, November 10, following evening worship. We will have taco soup and chili, and talk about events to come in the near future. Also, we will play a couple more innings of Bible Baseball, so be studying up on Scripture. Currently, the parents lead the game 3 – 0.
Ski Retreat – We will have a parent/participant meeting on Sunday, December 1, following the morning service. This is also when the folks from Ski Celebration will be here to do boot fitting. The final payment will be due on that day as well.
Thanksgiving Supper & Service – Sunday, November 24, at 5:00 p.m. There will be no other activities on this night. We will not have any activities on November 27.
Youth Christmas Shopping Trip – Saturday, December 15, following Nursing Home Christmas Shop
Youth Christmas Party – Wednesday, December 18
Salvation Army Bell Ringing at Winn-Dixie 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. on December 19
-Bro. John firstname.lastname@example.org
Music & Outreach
Thank you so much for all you did to show your support for me and the other Northside ministerial staff members this past Sunday night. I love my church family and am so thankful for your support over the past six years.
Choir members of all ages, please be sure to be at every remaining rehearsal for Christmas music in the coming weeks. Our time to prepare for our Christmas programs is drawing shorter, and we need to be sure to take advantage of every minute of rehearsal time together that we can. Adults and youth, I'll be getting with you soon about some additional rehearsals. Hint: Adults will be encouraged to practice with youth on Sunday afternoons some, and youth will be asked to practice with the adults on Wednesday nights. More information about that coming soon.
- Bro. Shawn email@example.com
Annual Thanksgiving Supper - November 24 - 5:00 p.m.
This is a church wide family event. There will be no other activities on this night and no services at the church on Wednesday, November 27. Please sign the list in the foyer to let us know what you will bring. There is a column for soup, stew, chowder, chili, etc., another for crackers, cornbread or corn muffins, and a third one for desserts. Drinks will be furnished. Please put your name in the appropriate column and tell us what you will bring.
Operation Christmas Child -
This year’s emphasis is coming to an end. Brochures, as well as gender and age specific suggestion sheets, are available on the foyer table. Take one brochure for each box you plan to pack. Read the brochure carefully so you will know what items are not allowed. Pack your box and return it this Sunday, November 10. Put your envelope on top of the box and enclose the requested $9.00 per box for shipping. (If you have more than one box you can write one check for all of them.) You may also go online and pay your shipping fee and print your own label so you can track your box and know where it was delivered. Please make all checks payable to Samaritan’s Purse!! If you have any leftover items, give them to Cathy Hadaway and the ladies will make extra boxes.
Plastic Bags for Mission of Hope - Bring those Walmart/Dollar General type plastic bags you have been saving to the office, and we will see that the Mission of Hope gets them. Lori Abercrombie says they will need a lot of these bags in November and December.
Lottie's card box - It’s not too early to start getting your Christmas cards ready. Lottie’s Card Box will be open for business beginning November 17. Bring your cards, addressed to NBC members and regular attendees only, and put them in Lottie’s box. Give the money you save on postage to the Lottie Moon Christmas offering. December 18 will be the last day to bring cards.
Spaghetti Luncheon - Our Challengers are sponsoring a spaghetti luncheon on Sunday, November 17. You can sign up any time from now until November 13. Eat in or carryout - please specify. Any money above the cost of preparing the meal will go toward our Lottie Moon Christmas Offering goal of $16,000.
Food Closet Needs -
Boxes of Saltine Crackers
Sunday November 10 - Operation Christmas Child Box Collection
Sunday November 10 - NBC Youth SNAC/SMLT – after PM worship
Tuesday November 12 - People of Praise singing at local nursing homes 9:30am
Friday November 15 - GA Fun & Fellowship Friday 6pm-9pm
Friday November 22 - RA Lock-in Friday 6pm - Saturday 10am
Sunday, November 24 – Churchwide thankgiving fellowship meal - 5:00 p.m. Sign up soon to bring soup, cornbread, etc.
Sunday December 1 - NBC Youth - Ski Retreat Meeting and boot fitting after AM worship.
Sunday December 8 - Preschool Christmas program and Children's Choir Program in evening service
Youth Christmas Shopping Trip – Saturday, December 14
Youth Christmas Party – Wednesday, December 18
December 22 - Combined Adult & Youth Choir Christmas Program
VIP Of The Week-
Roger and Betty Byrd (Bro. David’s parents)
- Roger: The Claiborne at West Lake, Room 112
557 Furys Ferry Rd. Martinez, GA 30907
- Betty: Lake Crossing Health Center, Room C18
6698 Washington Rd. Appling, GA 30802
We extend our love and sympathy to Tim Ferguson and family in the death of his brother, Frank Ferguson.
MISSIONARIES OF THE MONTH
George and Joy Ross
New Orleans, LA
Pray For Our Schools
Sumiton Elementary - Holly Rivers
Cottondale Elementary - Katrina Kimbrell
Walker County Schools - Andrea Nuss
November 10: Kim Johnsey, Evelyn Robinson, Andrea Nuss
November 17: Josh / Christy Pavlovec
Youth Choir Snack:
November 10: Charlene Bishop, Missy Lay
November 17: Holly Richardson, Delores Frazar
Patrol: Kenny Horton, Tim Ferguson, John David Frazar
Usher Captain: Dwight Allen
Membership (November): Mandy Reeves
Sound: Bob Seiberling
Video Projection: a.m. Chelsea Byrd p.m. Ginger Seiberling
Before Sunday: Barry / Sara Harbor
Before Worship: Barry Harbor, Steve Humphries
Front Porch Greeters: Steve / Sherrie Humphries
ETC (for children birth - age 3)
November 10, 2019
A.M. Beverly Langley, Christy Pavlovec, Emily Redmill, Rita Wiley, Beth Best, Stormie Prestridge, Heather Jaye, Carleigh Reeves, Erick Rivers
P.M. Kristina Hadaway, Kim Johnsey, Adam Kimbrell, Judy Lollar, Dustin Bailey
November 17, 2019
A.M. Sabrina Jaye, Becky Sharpton, Amy Keeton, Rhonda Vandiver, Alice Self, June Smith, Kayla Hendon, Kortnee Langley, Scott Hamrick
P.M. Barney Self, Katrina Kimbrell, Justin Robinson, Kendra Brown, Alan Hadaway
If you cannot serve at your assigned time, please arrange a swap with someone from another day and advise the nursery coordinator of the swap. A schedule is posted on the bulletin board in the preschool area. Copies of the current schedule can also be found on the foyer table and in the preschool department. If you’d be willing to serve in ETC, please let Wanda Pate know. We sure could use some extra folks!
Deacons On Call:
Glen Gravlee 205-275-1726
David Hendon 205-295-8118
Weekly Budget Needs $11,982.92
Received 11/03/19 $19,497.00
Budget Needs YTD $119,829.20
Rec’d YTD $132,020.90
Offerings & Attendance Nov 3, 2019
General Fund $19,497
Building Fund $140
Missions Fund $225
Capital Fund $860
Douglas Scholarship $50
Lottie Moon $30
Children's Department $250