Newsletter for Week of November 18, 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,

This Sunday afternoon beginning at 5:00, we will be gathering for our annual Thanksgiving service. We will meet in the fellowship hall and enjoy a delicious meal together. After our meal, we will spend time reflecting on all that God has blessed us with this past year. Indeed, we have much for which to be thankful. We still need some people to sign up to bring food for the meal. You can call the church office and let us know what you will be bringing.

As was mentioned Sunday, all evening services in December will begin at 5:00 in the afternoon. Our preschool and children’s choirs will be presenting their Christmas musicals on Sunday, December 8, at 5:00. Sunday morning, December 15, our missionary guest speakers will be Jake and Deb Goforth, IMB missionaries to Italy. That afternoon at 5:00 will be our Mission Study focusing on the country of Myanmar, formerly known as Burma. On Sunday afternoon, December 22, our youth and adult choirs will combine to present their Christmas musical at 5:00. To wrap up December, we will watch the movie, “Overcomer” on Sunday afternoon, December 29, beginning at 5:00. For those of you who think all the references to 5:00 is a bit redundant, someone is still apt to say, “I had no idea that service was beginning an hour early.” 

 -Bro. David


Youth & Education


Thanksgiving – Happy Thanksgiving! One of the many things I am thankful for during this season and throughout the year is being a part of the faith family here at NBC. Truly, you are some of the most giving and gracious people on the planet and it is a joy for me and my family to serve the Lord here with you.

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 December 1. The totals are Skiers - $270 and Boarders - $280

Thanksgiving Supper & Service – Sunday, November 24 – 5:00 p.m. We usually need around 20 pots of soup/chowder/ chili for our supper on this night. There is a sign-up sheet on the foyer table if you can bring something. Please list the type of soup/chowder/chili that you plan to bring. There is also a need for cornbread and dessert. Drinks will be furnished.

Coming events:

Youth Christmas shopping trip – Saturday, December 14

Youth Christmas Party – Wednesday, December 18

Salvation Army Bell Ringing – Thursday, December 19 - at Winn-Dixie – 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Sign up in the youth area. Adults are welcome to help as well as children with adult supervision.

Youth Ski Retreat – January 2 - 5

-Bro. John

Music & Outreach

As I looked from the stage at our church family Sunday, I couldn't help but notice that we have people of all ages worshiping, growing, and serving together. That's one of the many things I love about our church. It's not unusual to see senior adults and youth standing around talking to each other. It reminds me of my family gatherings around the holidays. When it is meal time, the kids sit at their own kids table and the adults have their grown up table, but once the meal is over we all talk and laugh together. You all know that Northside has great classes and activities for specific groups, but isn't it great when we all get together to worship or to fellowship! We are truly one big family. So, I'm going to ask you to do something. Over the next few months, try to get some pictures or video of our church being the great family we know we are. If you're on social media, post those great pics and include the hashtag #northsideisfamily. We need to let our community know of the family connection they can have here at Northside. If you're not on social media, send those pictures or video to me through email or text. I'll post the best ones on our church social media. We have a great church family. Let's make sure our community knows about it. 

- Bro. Shawn 

NBC Kids

RA Lock-In - Friday, November 22, 6:00 p.m. through Saturday, November 23, 10:00 a.m.


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. 


Lottie's Card Box -

It’s not too early to start getting your Christmas cards ready. Lottie’s Card Box is open for business. Bring your cards, addressed to NBC members and regular attendees only, and put them in Lottie’s box. Please understand that we cannot deliver or mail cards to those not currently attending. Give the money you save on postage to the Lottie Moon Christmas offering. December 18 will be the last day to bring cards.   


Nursing Home Christmas Shop - 

Nursing Home Christmas Shop at Ridgewood Health Care Center December 14 9:00- 11:00 a.m. Pick up a copy of this year’s requested items in the foyer. Items that are new to the list are underlined. Be sure to see the note at the bottom about items that cannot be donated. Items need to be back at the church no later than Wednesday night, December 11.


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.


Food Closet Needs -

Boxes of saltine crackers Small bags of ready to eat cereal


Important Dates: 

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 5PM

Youth Christmas Shopping Trip – Saturday, December 14

Churchwide Missions Study - Sunday December 15. International meal begins at 4:45 PM, followed by Mission Study for all ages.

Youth Christmas Party – Wednesday, December 18

December 22 - Combined Adult & Youth Choir Christmas Program 5PM

December 29 - Churchwide Movie night 5pm

NBC Family


VIP Of The Week-

Maurine Fields  / Falkville Nursing Home 10 West 3rd St. Falkville, AL 35622


Sympathy - 

We express our love and sympathy to Delores Frazar in the death of her cousin, Mike Scales. 


Pray For


George and Joy Ross

New Orleans, LA


 Pray For Our Schools

Sumiton Elementary - Holly Rivers

Cottondale Elementary - Katrina Kimbrell

Walker County Schools - Andrea Nuss

Serving Together

Kingdom Kids:

November 24: Jason / Kendra Brown, Donna Day

December 1: Beckie Sartain, Barry / Sara Harbor

Youth Choir Snack: November 24: NO SNACK TODAY

                                December 1: NO YOUTH CHOIR TODAY

Patrol: Jimmy Green, Paul Lay, Emmett Green

Usher Captain: Erick Rivers

Membership (November): Mandy Reeves

Sound: Dustin Bailey

Video Projection: Kasey Wiginton

Welcome Center

Before Sunday School: Ferrell / Hilda Drummond

Before Worship: Dwight Allen, George Hopper

Front Porch Greeters: Kenny / Pat Horton


ETC (for children birth - age 3)

November 24:

A.M. Dorma Green, Wanda Pate, Linda Smith, Sandra Williams, Lou Altman, Abbie Day, JoAnne Hendon, Madelyn Seiberling, Jimmy Green

5:00 P.M. Thanksgiving Supper! NO NURSERY!

December 1:

A.M. Peggy Berry, Patsy Estes, Gena Dodd, Amanda Drummond, Tracy Ferguson, Abbey Cordes, Noah Ferguson, Sara Harbor, Barry Harbor

P.M. Kristina Hadaway, Sarah Waters, Lauren Byrd, Donna Kilgore, Wes Lamon

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:

Nov 24-Nov 30

Justin Robinson 205-544-9982

Kenny Horton 205-275-4037



Weekly Budget Needs $11,982.92

Received 11/17/19 $8,559.00

Budget Needs YTD $143,795.04

Rec’d YTD $152,826.41



Offerings & Attendance Nov 17, 2019

General Fund     $8559.00   

Building Fund          $50

Missions Fund         $375

Food Closet             $25


Attendance: 210

Contacts: 3