Newsletter for May 2021
ONLINE VBS REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! Help us plan for VBS by registering your child today! http://nbcjasper.net/vbs-2021
A Word From Our Pastor
As of this past Sunday we have opened up a little more. Instead of a mask being required to enter and exit the building, we are encouraging folks to wear a mask upon entering and exiting the building. We have moved the mask optional section farther on around to give those who choose that option a little more room to spread out. The mask required section is on the far side of the sanctuary on the piano side. We have removed the signs from the bathrooms and gone back to utilizing them the way they were designed. We have also removed the restriction from the water fountains. The balcony continues to be a seating option as well.
I want to thank you for your gifts to the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering. Our North American missionaries will make good use of the resources given to them to reach people for Christ on our behalf. This summer in June, Marilyn and I will be traveling to Alaska with a team from our association to see the work firsthand in our forty-ninth state. While there, we will be working at a children’s camp in Wasilla doing maintenance work and teaching VBS.
We are planning to have a business meeting on Wednesday night, May 12, at 6:45 right after Wednesday worship that starts each Wednesday night at 6:00.
Bro. David email@example.com
Music & Outreach
I have three things for you today.
First, now that things are returning to some sense of normal at church, are you inviting others to join you? If not, what are you waiting for?
Secondly, let's talk about choir. I am so glad that choir has returned to our Sunday worship services. Adult choir sings most Sundays, and we'll be hearing from the youth choir from time to time as well. (Youth choir will sing again on June 20th, after the Mfuge trip.) One thing our adult choir needs is you, especially you tenors and basses out there. If you've ever thought about joining choir, now is the time. We need you. We rehearse after Wednesday Worship, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.
The last thing I'll mention is our church business meeting coming up on May 12. It will begin at 6:45 p.m., after Wednesday Worship concludes. I mention this because during this meeting I'll be making a proposal for an upgrade to the sound and lighting systems in our sanctuary. During Covid we installed cameras so that the world could watch and worship with us. I hope that you'll agree with me that it's time to upgrade our sound and lights so that we'll look and sound as good as possible to those worshiping with us online and in-person.
Serving Christ and our community with you.
-Bro. Shawn firstname.lastname@example.org
Hello NBC family! We are truly blessed at NBC with a group of really great kids who are ready to be involved and learn about God. Thank you parents for making sure they don't miss out on the fun! Our summer schedule of activities will be out soon.
GAs and RAs learned about medical missionaries in Ghana during the month of April and will be learning about Baptist Collegiate Ministries for the month of May. Also in May, our kids will get together to begin learning VBS music. VBS planning and decorating is underway. If you would like to plug into this ministry, reach out, we have a place for you.
Also, in way of other needs, we could really use your help in Sunday school and GAs. Second graders need an enthusiastic teacher for Sunday school and GAs also has a need for two teachers. All positions would have a mentoring period so you would feel prepared. See me if you are interested.
To our parents of fourth through sixth graders: this is a reminder that CentriKid balances are due by June 9th. You can turn those in to me.
I know even greater things are coming! Hope to see you soon.
NBC Student Ministry
We serve an awesome God! He’s greater than any sport. He’s more powerful than any government. He’s more precious than any home, car, or toy we may own. With that being said, what do you find yourself talking to others about?
- May 19th is the deadline for your student’s $18.00 M-Fuge balance to be paid. You can bring it anytime during office hours or during church times.
- May 23rd is our Senior Recognition Day. There will be an afternoon fellowship from 4:00-6:00 p.m. in the fellowship hall on that same day to celebrate our seniors.
- Many have asked about a Back to School Retreat. Our retreat is August 5-8 at Laguna Beach Retreat in Panama City. There’s a student sign up sheet in the youth wing. The price per student is $135. We hope to plan a fundraiser soon to help offset the cost.
Love in Christ,
Bro. Justin email@example.com
Other Important Information
ANNIE ARMSTRONG OFFERING
Our Goal is $9,750. Received to date: $10,520 To God be the glory!!
Thank you Northside family for being the hands and feet of Jesus while supplying over 100 boxes of clothing to be sent to Honduras. The people of that country will be so appreciative of your gifts. Thanks for being a blessing to them.
Graduate Recognition Service
We will honor our 2021 High School Graduates during the morning service on May 23, 2021.
Jasper High School - Jenna Brown, Zoe Harrington, Luke Keeton, Justin Lay, Hayden Yerby
Curry High School - Jeremiah Robinson
Wednesday, May 12, 6:45 p.m. (following Wednesday worship)
Opportunities to Serve
Food Closet - Thanks to all of you who so faithfully have brought groceries for our food closet when asked. We have decided to discontinue giving out grocery bags for the time being. We just aren’t getting any requests since the group at the mall is giving out large boxes of food each week. We are donating what we have left to the Mission of Hope in Dora. We will resume if the need arises later on.
Our Known College Graduates
Hannah Alexander - May 8, 2021 - BS Business Administration, Samford University
Graham Martin - May 29, 2021 - BA Accounting, Huntingdon College
Kylee Cordell - May 7, 2021 - BS in Nursing, Samford University
To Dwight and Cynthia Allen & Terry and Renee Wiley in the birth of their grandson, Asher Lee Allen. He was born April 5th. His parents are Chad and Renee Wiley Allen. His big brothers are Abe and Aaron.
To Lauren Byrd and Jed Burroughs who were united in marriage on Saturday, April 24, 2021.We pray God’s blessing on them as they serve Him together as husband and wife.
We express our love and Christian sympathy to:
Becky Sharpton in the death of her brother, Neil Lowry
Dot O’Rear in the death of her niece, Patsy Sherer Earnest
David Hendon in the death of his brother, Bobby White
Ottis Forrester in the death of his granddaughter Amy’s husband, Jamie McClain. Amy is the oldest daughter of Ottis’ son Richard.
Thank You Notes
- To My Church Family, Thank you for the cards, food and mostly the prayers during my surgery and recovery. Much love, Bonnie Whisenhunt
- Dear Northside family, Thank you so much for all of the thoughts and prayers during our mother’s illness and death. We are blessed with wonderful friends in Christ who have lifted us up during this difficult season. Many thanks to our home church family that we love so dearly. The Jaqueline Rutledge Sisk family, Denise Sisk Holaday and David Sisk
- Dear Church Family, Thank you so much for the calls, cards and messages during the loss of my brother, Neil Allen Lowry. God’s special love was felt through you. Special thanks to Bro. David for attending Neil’s service. Northside is truly a loving church. Becky Sharpton
Memorials & Honorariums (April)
In Memory of Jacqueline Rutledge Sisk - To the Annie Armstrong Offering, by Brenda Nagle, Linda Barton
To the Music Ministry by her daughter, Denise Sisk Holaday
To The Lottie Moon Offering By Frances Wilson and Julie Wilson Pittman
In Memory of Luna Hudson To the Missions Fund by Jeff and Vickie Ingle, Willow Dean Pritchett, Douglas and Joann Whitener