Newsletter for October 2021
A Word From Our Pastor
I want to thank everyone who gave to the Myers-Mallory State Mission Offering. We were able to exceed our goal because of your gifts to support various ministries of our state convention.
On Tuesday, October 12, there will be a one day event for senior adults called Abundant Living. It will take place in Decatur at Westmeade Baptist Church beginning at 9:30 and lasting until 2:30. The event will feature Dennis Swanberg, “America’s Minister of Encouragement.” Leading the music will be Bob Smith and playing the piano will be Frank Jones. Lunch will be on your own. We will need to leave the church at 7:30 that morning.
The Walker Baptist Association’s annual meeting will be Tuesday, October 19, beginning at 5:00 p.m. at Westside Baptist Church. There will be a Mission’s Fair, supper, and a worship service with a small amount of business sprinkled in.
On Sunday afternoon, October 24, Fall Fest will take place on the square from 3:00-6:00. There will be many opportunities for you to serve as we do something special for our community.
Man Church has gotten off to a wonderful start. We are going to end up with over fifty men participating in this discipleship strategy. I am thrilled to see what God is going to do with this group of men who are not going to settle for being saved. They are taking seriously their relationship with the Lord. The invitation is still open for any man or young man to come join us.
Bro. David firstname.lastname@example.org
MAN CHURCH SMALL GROUPS AVAILABLE…
Sunday, 8:30 a.m. led by Ed Davidson
Sunday, 5:00 p.m. led by Bob Nolen
Tuesday, 6:30 a.m. led by Bro. Shawn
Wednesday, 7:00 p.m. led by Bro. David
Thursday, 6:00 p.m. led by Blake Walton
Interested? Let one of these men know.
Music & Outreach
It's Fall Fest time again. Sunday afternoon, October 24, we'll be joining with fourteen other churches to provide a great afternoon of fun for Jasper area families. Fall Fest is just one way we serve our community outside our church walls. It gives us exposure to people we might not ever meet otherwise. For this event to be a success, we need your help. There will be a sign up table at church beginning this Sunday for you to sign up for a one hour shift to work at one of our games. This year's options include "Go Fish," Putt Putt, Nerf Gun Gallery, Angry Birds, and we'll need a team to man an inflatable. In addition to these serving opportunities, please consider donating individually wrapped candy between now and October 24. Look for the bushel basket in the foyer of the education building. My final request today is for generators. If you have a generator you might be willing to loan us for the day, let me know. We need them to power the inflatables. Thank you in advance church family for being a part of this ministry opportunity.
Hello NBC family! I want to say a huge thank you to everyone who purchased mums in the Fall sale. I am glad to report that we sold nearly 90 mums! Those mums will be on display for the October 17 service with pickup after the service. The proceeds from the mums go to fund NBC Kids activities.
Wednesdays in October are devoted to missions. This month our kids will be learning about David and Julie Yngsdal and the work that they do with refugees in Durban, South Africa. The children will learn how compassion and love can change lives and about the difficulties refugees face! Sunday evenings are devoted to Bible Drill. Our 4th, 5th, and 6th graders have begun preparing for Bible Drill Camp and ultimately State Bible Drill. If you have a calling to work with NBC Kids’ Ministry, reach out, we have a place for you.
Also in upcoming events:
October: Fall Mission Festival (day camp) at WorldSong will take place October 16. We will take the church van and camp forms will be filled out that morning.
October: Mum Display and Pick-up will take place on October 17th.
October: Fall Fest in downtown Jasper on Sunday, October 24 from 3:00 to 6:00.
October: Samaritan’s Purse, Operation Christmas Child Packing Party on Wednesday, October 27 ,during Missions.
I know greater things are coming! Hope to see you soon. God loves you.
NBC Student Ministry
My favorite time of year! This past month I’ve seen students gathered praying for teachers, peers, and country at their schools. I’ve seen students purchasing toys for children who are less fortunate. I’ve seen students gathered together worshiping with their peers. If your student has not been in on these awesome opportunities, what is he or she waiting for? Jump in and let’s get busy doing kingdom work!
A few important opportunities coming up!
•October 13- Fields of Faith at JHS football field. We’ll leave from the church at 6:30.
•October 15- Feeding the JHS Band. Students can meet at the church at 4:00 to help pack food and water. We need some ladies to bring baked cookies or brownies also. (Please no peanuts or peanut butter.) Let me know if you can help please by October 13.
•October 24- Fall Fest! We’ll need students to help at different booths.
•November 6- Hayride and wiener roast at the Wiginton home, more details to come.
Love in Christ,
Bro. Justin email@example.com
Other Important Information
Ladies Bible Study
Operation Christmas Child
Operation Christmas Child will be here before we know it. Would you like a Personal Shopper to purchase your items and pack your shoebox this year?
You will find envelopes on the foyer table and in the front of the black offering drop boxes. All you have to do is fill in the envelope, place your money inside and someone will shop for you.
A gift of $34 will allow your shopper to purchase $25.00 in items and have $9 for the requested shipping. These checks should be made payable to Northside.
If you choose to pack your own box, checks for shipping should be made payable to Samaritan’s Purse as usual. Be sure to place the label from your brochure on top of your box and place the attached UNSEALED envelope with cash/check inside your box on top of your items. The deadline to return those boxes will be Sunday, November 14. Thanks so much!!!
As you read in Bro. Wes’ article, the mums will be displayed on Sunday, October 17. We look forward to this day every fall. Thanks to everyone who purchased. Since we are currently not having evening services, we ask that you please take your mums home following the morning service. If you are not able to do this, please let Bro. Wes know. Again, thank you for supporting our children’s ministry. They are very grateful!
We express our love and Christian sympathy to
- Harvey and Mary Darty in the death of their grandson, Andrew Daniel Andrew was the son of Harvey and Mary’s daughter, June Darty Jean.
- Teresa Anderson in the death of her husband, Harold Gene Anderson
- Terry Comer in the death of his brother, Ronald Comer
- The family of Mrs. Willie Mae Smith
- The family of Bill Sartain. Bill was the eldest brother of Ed Sartain.
- Words cannot express how much I appreciate every act of kindness shown to me during the death of my son, Mike. Your cards, words of comfort, and food blessed my heart. Bro David did such a beautiful job with the service, and I appreciate him as well as the other Northside men who stepped in to be pallbearers. Thanks to everyone who attended the service. It was comforting to be surrounded with Christian friends. Love in Christ, Dean Schultz
- Thank you for the outpouring of love shown to us by our Northside family following Harold Gene's unexpected death. We have received food, cards, Bible donations, flowers, prayers, thoughts, texts, and phone calls uplifting and supporting us during this very difficult time. Your caring actions have been very much appreciated. Thank You, Teresa, Kevin, Brook, & Ella Anderson, Beth & Jerry Ross
Memorials & Honorariums (August)
- by Frances Wilson In Memory of Harold Gene Anderson to the Gideons and In Memory of Ronald Comer To the Missions Fund
- by the JOY SS CLASS In memory of Willie Mae Smith To The Eldridge Children’s Home