Newsletter for January 2023
A Word From Our Pastor
Let me begin by thanking the church for the Christmas gift you gave me recently. Your kindness is greatly appreciated. It’s hard to believe that we have celebrated twenty-five Christmases together.
Join me in welcoming Cole Carter to the Northside family of faith. Cole came this past Sunday professing his faith in Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Savior.
We are continuing to receive gifts toward reaching our Lottie Moon Christmas Offering. Our goal is $16,000. To date, we have received $16,079.80. Let me remind you that fifty percent of the International Mission Board’s budget comes from this offering. So, you can see how vital it is for the churches of the Southern Baptist Convention to give together so that the nations might be reached for Christ. We have approximately 3,650 missionaries serving all over the world who are depending on us to partner with them in this endeavor.
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Music & Outreach
When Cole Carter walked the aisle at church Sunday, you might have noticed a huge smile on my face. Of course, I was rejoicing because of someone putting his trust in Jesus. I was also smiling because I knew that Cole started attending our church during a time when some of our youth guys were competing to see who could bring the most friends to our Wednesday night youth Base meeting. You never know what might happen when you invite someone to church. It just might change his or her eternity. So, who are you going to invite to join you this Sunday?
Adult choir practice resumes this Wednesday night. We'll begin working on Easter music soon. Now is a great time to come back to choir or come for the first time.
I also want to say thank you, church family, for the Christmas bonus. It was much appreciated.
Serving Christ with you,
-Bro. Shawn email@example.com
Happy New Year! I pray that in 2023 we as a church will grow even closer to one another and the love of God. The realization that God directs our steps in this new year not only reveals His compassion towards us but reminds us that we can walk faithfully in Him! My family is truly grateful for the love shown to us this past year from our students and church family. May God bless each of you.
Fuge deposits of $75.00 are due by February 8. Camp dates this year are June 19-24 at Union University in Jackson, TN. Fuge is for students finishing grades 7-12 this school year.
We have tentatively scheduled our Students February fundraiser banquet for February 11 in the church fellowship hall depending on renovations to that area. We’ll have a time of eating and fellowship with a trivia night following the meal. Tickets will go on sale soon in the foyer area. This fundraiser is to help offset Fuge costs this summer.
In His Service, Bro. Justin
A nine week study entitled, I’m a Christian Now, will begin January 15 for children who have accepted Christ in 2022 and others who are considering a decision and need more information. The class will meet at 4:00 p.m. prior to Bible Drill.
Our RAs and GAs will have an event the weekend of January 13-14. The guys will have a lock-in here at the church while the girls will have fun night from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. on that Friday night.
CentriKid deposits of $75.00 are due by February 8. Camp dates this year are June 19-23 at the University of West Alabama. CentriKid is for students finishing grades 4-6 this school year. See me for information about this or any of the other events listed above.
Other Important Information
Thank you for your faithful giving to Northside Baptist Church during 2022.
Contribution statements will be mailed or be made available for pick up as soon as all eligible contributions for 2022 are posted.
Please pick up your envelopes for 2023 on the table in the foyer of the education building where the monthly magazines are located.
Our church is blessed to be able to offer scholarships to members of Northside who apply and meet the requirements.
The Freda Cook Memorial Scholarship
The Arthur & Kathryn Douglas Memorial Scholarship
The Click Jaye Memorial Scholarship
February is scholarship emphasis month. Would you consider giving to one of the three scholarships? If so, just designate that you are doing so on your contribution envelope. You can also pick those funds from the drop down box if you give online.
Applications will be available March 12, so watch for further information to be made available concerning the deadline to apply. When announced, please make note of this deadline as late applications cannot be accepted.
Welcome to the Northside Family by profession of faith for baptism:
Cole Carter / 603 Southridge Road / Jasper, AL 35504
Having a “90 or over” Birthday in January
Mrs. Ruth Farris will be 96 on January 17.
Happy Birthday Mrs. Ruth. Have a blessed day!
(Her address is 470 Country Club Road - Jasper, 35503 if you’d like to send a card.)
We express our love and sympathy to Alice Self in the passing of her mother, Mrs. June Dailey.
- We are forever grateful for the sweet thoughts, cards and prayers extended from our church family at the homegoing of our sweet sister, Doris. She was very precious to us and while surely missed here, we are comforted that she is now blessedly healed. -Lee Wiginton and family - Becki Ledbetter and family
- The family of Randy Day would like to thank the Northside Baptist Church family members for all their thoughts and prayers during his recent surgery. God heard and answered all of them. Glory to God! - Donna Day
- Thanks to everyone who brought items for the nursing home Christmas shop. We were able to supply many, many items to bless the residents at Ridgewood Health Care this year.
- Also thanks to the ladies who baked poundcakes so we could supply a treat to the workers at the Mission of Hope in Dora. They were so very thankful for your kindness.
Honorariums and Memorials
To the Lottie Moon Offering in memory of Aubrey and Dot King by Ann King
To the Gideon Ministry in memory of Mrs. June Dailey by the NBC Deacons and Ministerial Staff