Newsletter for Week of October 14, 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.




Dear Northside Family,

Join me in welcoming Marla Richardson to the Northside family of faith. Marla came Sunday morning on promise of letter from a sister church in our city. I’m sure she will be a blessing to us, and I’m hopeful we will be a blessing to her.

The Walker Baptist Associational Annual Meeting will take place on Tuesday, October 22, at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church. A meal will be served from 5:00-6:45. The Missions Fair will be going on at the same time. The Worship and Business Session will begin at 7:00. A Children’s Fun Track will be happening while the adults are in the sanctuary. They will enjoy games, balloons, music, and a special time with our guest missionaries.

I’m thankful to live in the part of the country where we get an adequate supply of all four seasons. Fall is by far my favorite time of year. This summer seemed to hang on a little longer than it normally does, so I’m glad it finally released its grip on us. Interestingly, I met a gentleman in the elevator at Princeton the other day that hates the fall. He loves the summer; the hotter the better, he said. A few years ago he suffered a broken neck, and the cooler weather almost makes life unbearable for him. I’m glad I’m not in charge of the weather. Can you imagine making someone upset every single day?

 -Bro. David


Youth & Education


Hayride –

Saturday, November 2, at the Cordell’s house. The bus will leave the church at 3:30 p.m. or you can meet us there at the Cordells at 4:00. There will be a bonfire for burning hot dogs and marshmallows and stuff to make S’mores. Guys need to bring a 2-liter drink and girls can bring chips or cookies. We will play some games while it is still light and then take turns going for a hayride. This will be a great event to invite friends to join you. Look for the sign-up sheet in the youth area this week.

Ski Retreat - 

The second $100 deposit for the ski retreat is due by November 3. We have to send a payment the next day so it is important that everyone be on time with this payment. If there is a problem with getting this money to me, please let me know ahead of time. Thanks! 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 that same day.

 -Bro. John

Music & Outreach

Thanks so much to those of you who have signed up to work an hour at FallFest. We only have a few slots left. If you haven't yet signed up, just let me know and I'll put you on the list. If you can’t serve that day, but still want to take part, we are still in need of more individually wrapped candy. Please remember this need the next time you are out grocery shopping. FallFest is a great way for us to reach out to our community.

During our season of prayer, some of you have shared with me other ideas for outreach opportunities or events you'd like to see our church do. I've said before that I love receiving song requests. I'm open to outreach requests too. God may have given you an idea for a way to serve our community that He hasn’t revealed to me. If so, let me know. Just keep this in mind, if God gave you an outreach idea, it's unlikely He gave it to you so that others could do it. So don’t suggest we start a skydiving ministry unless you're willing to be the first to jump. I look forward to hearing your ideas.

- Bro. Shawn 

Serving Others 

Operation Christmas Child - 

This year’s emphasis is now in progress. Brochures, as well as gender and age specific suggestions 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 on 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.) Please make all checks payable to Samaritan’s Purse!!

Can’t shop but would like to pack a box? We have some ladies willing to do that for you. Just put money in an envelope and mark it SHOE BOX. Be sure to include enough money to cover shipping. One of our ladies will shop for you and pack your box!!!

NBC Kids Craft for Lottie - 

Sunday October 20 / 2pm - 5pm

RAs and GAs will gather in the fellowship hall for a time of making crafts to raise money for the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering. Parents, if you need information about this event check with your child’s RA or GA leader.


Food Closet Needs -

Baking mixes, canned fruit, chili & canned meats


WMU Leadership Team Meeting - 

Sunday, November 3  - 4:00 p.m. in the King SS Class room This meeting is for all age level leaders and Women on Mission leadership team members. Please let Cathy know if you cannot attend. 


Ladies Night Out - 

Making Christmas Planners

October 25 at 6:00 p.m. in the fellowship hall

Sign up in the foyer and see Andrea Nuss for all the details!!!



Important Dates:

Friday & Saturday October 18-19 - NBC Kids Fall Mission Camp

Sunday October 20 - NBC Kids - Lottie craft day 2pm-5pm

Tuesday October 22 - Associational Meeting at Mt. Vernon

Friday October 25 - Ladies Night Out, making Christmas planners  

Sunday October 27 - FallFest

Saturday November 2 - NBC Youth Hayride @ Cordell's

Sunday November 3 - NBC Youth - 2nd $100 Ski Retreat deposit due

Sunday November 3 - Ministerial Staff Appreciation fellowship after PM service.

Sunday November 3 - WMU Leadership Team Meeting - 4pm in King SS Room

Sunday November 10 - Operation Christmas Child Box Collection

December 8 - Preschool Christmas program and Children's Choir Program in evening service

December 22 - Combined Adult & Youth Choir Christmas Program

NBC Family


Welcome - 

Welcome New Member: Marla Richardson

2007 Richlen Court / Jasper, AL 35503 / 205-512-1327


Ministerial Staff Appreciation - 

On Sunday evening, November 3, we will have a church wide fellowship honoring our ministerial staff.  This will be a great time of food and fellowship as we honor the four men who lead us week to week. There will be baskets for Bro. David, Bro. John, Bro. Shawn and Bro. Wes where you may place cards or any other tokens of appreciation you might want to share with them. Don’t miss this special time that has been set aside to say ‘Thank You’ to the staff God has blessed us with at Northside.


VIP Of The Week-

June Daily (mother of Alice Self)

Ridgeview HealthCare / 903 11th St. NE / Jasper, AL  35504


Memorial -

In memory of Essie Hill to the Merry Hearts by Richard & Cathy Hadaway


Thanks - 

Thank you for the love and support shown our family in the unexpected loss of our brother and uncle, Ronald Naramore. Your prayers, calls, cards, and presence at the Memorial Service was a great comfort to us. - Marie Smith and Sherrie Humphries


Sympathy - 

We extend our love and sympathy to:

- Debra Gravlee in the death of her aunt, Reba Shubert Morrow

- The family of Charles Otwell






Pray For


John Mark and Cathy Toby


Bowling Green, KY


 Pray For Our Schools

Maddox Intermediate School   - Chelsea Byrd    Sabrina Jaye

Jasper High School -      Cindy Walton


Serving Together

Ministry Teams for Sunday, October 20, 2019

Kingdom Kids:

        October 20:  Phyllis Barker, Rita Wiley, Sara Harbor

        October 27:  Sabrina Jaye, Susan Rolley

Youth Choir Snack:        

        October 20:  Kendra Brown, Brandy Robinson

        October 27:  Fall Fest - No Youth Choir today

Patrol:  Scott Hamrick, Ed Davidson, Ferrel Drummond

Usher Captain: Scott Hamrick

Membership (October):  Beckie Sartain

Sound:   Dustin Bailey

Video Projection:   Kristi Stinson

Welcome Center 

      Before Sunday:  Mike / Sandra Gibson

      Before Worship:  Barney Self, Justin Robinson

      Front Porch Greeters: David and JoAnne Hendon


ETC (for children birth - age 3)

October 20, 2019

A.M.  Lou Altman, Dustie Hamrick, Gena Dodd,

Susan Rolley, Alice Self, Chelsea Byrd, Amy Keeton, Abbey Cordes, Scott Hamrick

P.M.  Marilyn Byrd, Judy Comer, Lauren Byrd,

Brandi Lamon, Wes Lamon


October 27, 2019

A.M. Peggy Berry, Patsy Estes, Brandy Robinson, Sara Harbor, Amanda Drummond, Lori Hayes, Wanda Pate, Noah Ferguson, Ira Hayes

P.M. Fall Fest - No Evening Services 

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 Bro. John know. We sure could use some extra folks!


Deacons On Call:

Oct. 20-26

Mike Gibson  205-617-0124

Justin Robinson  205-544-9982 



Weekly Budget Needs   $11,982.92

Received 10/13/19           $8,400.00

Budget Needs YTD        $83,880.44

Recd YTD                      $93,891.72


Offerings & Attendance Oct 13, 2019

General Fund        $8,400.00

Building Fund        $60

Missions Fund       $395

Capital Fund          $200

Global Hunger       $50

FallFest                  $25


Attendance: 191

Contacts: 25