Newsletter for September 2022
A Word From Our Pastor
It was our pleasure last Sunday to baptize five new believers and welcome them into the Northside family of faith. They are: Hayden Cain, Hailey Guthrie, Ashlyn Power, Jaden Power, and Tucker Sartain. We are thrilled for these new believers, and we know God is going to use them to be a blessing to this church and His kingdom. We were also excited recently to welcome Elaine Calvert to our church family. She came on promise of letter from one of our sister churches. Join me in welcoming all of these to our church.
This Sunday, September 11, we will be receiving the Myers/Mallory State Mission Offering. Our goal is $4,000. This offering goes to support the following: Alabama WMU, Disaster Relief, Church Planting, Partnership Missions, and Church Revitalization. The state goal is $1,200,000.
There will be a senior adult singing in Huntsville on Tuesday, September 20, from 10:00-12:00. If you would like to attend, please sign up in the foyer. We will leave at 8:00. Eat breakfast before we leave. We will go eat lunch together after the singing.
Melissa Larkin will be our guest speaker on Sunday, September 25. It will be a blessing to see her and her family again.
Bro. David firstname.lastname@example.org
Music & Outreach
I have way too many things I'd like to share with you. So instead of writing an article, here's a more simple bulleted list.
-Both adult and children's choirs are beginning to work on Christmas music. Now is a great time to join.
-Our First Impressions Team (aka Greeters) would love to have you. Let me know if you'd be willing to serve before worship once a month.
-Our ETC Ministry (aka Nursery) has changed names. It's now known as Wee Care. If you're willing to serve in our Wee Care ministry from time to time, let me know.
-We recently hit a new post-covid Sunday School attendance high of 167. Our numbers are growing compared to the past couple years. Who are you going to invite to join you in Sunday School this week?
-Some of our youth and college guys have recently become interested in golf. If you or your spouse play golf, let me know. I'm curious if we have enough golfers in our church to plan a fun golf fellowship outing.
-Covid pretty much shut down most churches' outreach events. Now that things are relatively back to normal, I'm looking for great outreach ideas that will be effective and something our church family would support. Got any ideas? Your ideas may be better than mine.
Serving Christ with you,
-Bro. Shawn email@example.com
Save The Dates:
Fall Fest '22: Sunday October 30th 3pm-6pm
Children's Choir Christmas Musical: WEDNESDAY December 7th 6pm
Adult Choir Christmas Program: Sunday December 18th 11am
Christmas Day: December 25th - No Sunday School. Worship service at 10am.
Stop for a moment and answer one important question. Who is Jesus to me? Our students are looking in John 14 to see how Jesus Himself described who He is to all mankind. Not only is this self description universal to all who believe, but it’s a personal depiction that resonates in the hearts and lives of those who place faith in Him. The Way for all is a personal Guide for me, the Truth for all is a personal Friend to me, and Life for all is a personal Savior to me.
A few important dates:
Ongoing - New Bible study for teen girls in the BASE room at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday afternoon
September 16 - Feeding the JHS band. We’ll need 320 baked sugar or oatmeal cookies only. If you would like to help, please let Phyllis know if you can and how many over the next couple weeks. We’ll need them in the fellowship hall by 3:00 p.m. on that Friday.
September 21 - OCC shopping. We’ll leave the church that Wednesday at 6:00 to shop at the Jasper Walmart and return by 7:00 p.m.
November 12 - UAB vs North Texas at Protective Stadium. Tickets are $15, and we’ll leave the church at 12:30 p.m. for the 2:30 p.m. kickoff.
Also look for information soon on our student hayride and weenie roast this fall.
Love in Christ, Bro. Justin
Hello NBC family! NBC Kids’ Ministry has a lot going on, so don’t let your kids miss out! Wednesdays in September mark a transition from missions to music, all in preparation for the NBC Kids’ Christmas presentation. The Sunday evening class, Fruit of the Spirit, for first through sixth grade students, will continue through the end of September at 5:00 p.m. September also marks the start of a new year of Bible Drill. September meetings for Bible Drill will occur on Sunday afternoons at 4:00 p.m., transitioning to 5:00 p.m. in October. Lastly, as fall is just around the corner, NBC Kids’ Ministry will have its annual mum sale to sponsor kids’ camps. We have a need for helpers in NBC Kids’ Ministry. Reach out, we have a place for you.
Important September dates:
Sunday, September 18 – Deposits due for Fall Mission Camp at WorldSong; Camp Dates are October 7-8.
Sunday, September 25, Wednesday, September 28 and Sunday, October 2 – Mum Sale for NBC Kids’ camps
Wednesday, September 28– NBC Kids’ Operation Christmas Child packing party will take place during choir
Other Important Information
September is the time of year that our church is asked to complete the Annual Church Profile for the Alabama Baptist State Convention. This consists of membership numbers, names of staff and other leadership positions, etc. We try to keep our membership rolls up to date, but we believe there are many who no longer attend that have actually joined another church, attend a church of another denomination, or attend a church that does not keep up with membership by the transfer of letter. If you are not sure if you are still on our membership roll, feel free to call and ask. If you fit into any of those categories we would love to hear from you. You can let us know by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling the church office (205-384-3214) Monday through Thursday 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. or Friday 8:00 a.m. until noon. We would appreciate your help so much.
Week of Prayer for State Missions is September 11-18.
Ladies, you are invited to meet on Wednesday, September 14, at 12:15 p.m. for a time of prayer. Bring your lunch and stay for a time of prayer. We will conclude by 2:00 p.m. Our Myers - Mallory Offering goal is $4,000 this year. Our collection emphasis will be this Sunday but you can give at any time.
Watch for details later this month about this year’s Operation Christmas Child emphasis.
Welcome to the Northside Family
Welcome New Members
Elaine Calvert 973 Lake Shore Dr. Jasper, AL 35504
By Profession of Faith for Baptism:
Hayden Cain 1603 N Ridge Drive Jasper, AL 35504
Hailey Guthrie 1303 7th Avenue Jasper, AL 35501
Ashlyn Power 810 Virginia Drive Jasper, AL 35504
Jaden Power 810 Virginia Drive Jasper, AL 35504
Tucker Sartain 937 Fruit Jar Road Oakman, AL 35579
Christian Sympathy to
The family of Mrs. Maurine Fields. Mrs. Maurine had been a member of Northside since 1973 and a resident at Falkville Nursing Home for the past several years.
The family of Darrel Sargent. Darrel was the husband of the late Carol Bevill Sargent and son-in-law
of the late B.J. Bevill Powell
Lisa Allen in the death of her uncle, Rev. Jack Lamon
Honorariums and Memorials
In Memory of Maurine Fields:
To the NBC Missions Fund by the JOY SS Class
To the Honduras SS Literature Project by Wanda Pate
To the WOM Nursing Home Project By Ed and Anne Davidson
In Memory of Bryce Nuss To the NBC Missions Fund by Grant and Susan Rolley
In Memory of Bryce and Jeri Nuss To the NBC Missions Fund by Frances Wilson
In Memory of Ed Sartain To the Children’s Dept. by John and Delores Frazar