A WORD FROM THE PASTOR:
Dear Church family,
I love going to The Home Depot or to Lowe’s and just walking around to see what new gadget might be available. When in these big box stores, I’m used to seeing the major brands of cordless drills, saws, etc. Dewalt tools are yellow. Makita tools are teal. Milwaukee’s color of choice is red. You get the picture.What I saw on surgery day just as the two nurses wheeled me into the operating room is an image I won’t soon forget. The first person I noticed was a woman wearing what appeared to be a hazmat suit and a full plastic facial shield. She was test driving a cordless drill with what appeared to be a 3\8” bit. I asked her if she was in charge of the tools, and she assured me she was. As I scanned the stainless steel table, I noticed several other drills, a various assortment of saws, some hammers and other power equipment. In this particular “store” every piece of equipment was the same silver color, as in stainless steel. My next thought was, “They are about to use those tools to cut off part of my leg in two places and install a brand new knee for me!” I can only assume they had already slipped me a little something in the IV because I didn’t seem bothered by what was about to transpire. After sitting on the side of the operating table and leaning forward for the spinal anesthesia to be administered, I assumed the position on the operating table. Thankfully, after being told to take a few deep breaths, the next thing I heard was, “Welcome to recovery.”
I want to thank you for your prayers, cards, and messages sent to me. I have definitely benefitted from your many prayers. God has been really good to me. His greatest gift to me obviously came in the form of His Son, my Savior. The next greatest gifts are my personal nurse, my dear wife and her two able assistants. What a treasure they have been through all this. You, my church family, are also a great gift from God. Thank you very much.
YOUTH & EDUCATION
Boston Butt Sale
Our students will begin selling Boston Butts from Son’s Smokehouse on March 3 and the sale will end on March 17. The butts will be $40.00 each. That is the price stipulated by Son’s. This fundraiser will help our students pay for Fuge and potentially other youth events and activities through the summer. You will receive a card that will allow you to pick up your Boston Butt any time within a three month time frame, except weekends where there is a holiday. All you have to do is call the number on the card a day ahead of when you want to pick it up. The smokehouse is open Thursday though Saturday. Thanks in advance for helping our students go to Greenville, SC, to do mission work this summer. We will also be doing some mission activities in our area throughout the summer.
Sunday evening, March 3, there will be an after church SNAC (Sunday Night After Church) and a Student Ministries Leadership Team meeting. There are several important items to discuss and the tickets for the Boston Butt sale will be available.
The next area Youth Rally will be on Wednesday, March 13 at Farmstead Baptist Church. The start time has been changed to 6:00 p.m., so we will need to leave the church by 5:30. If you are driving, meet us there by 5:50. The band Awaken, from Treveca Nazarene University in Nashville will be leading worship. We will be back to NBC by 8:00 p.m.
Anchored in Hope
This is the theme for our Youth Ministry in 2019. Hebrews 6:19 is the focal verse for this idea that as believers we are “Anchored in Hope” through Christ. We will be getting t-shirts for the group. We will make these shirts available to anyone who would like one after a design is chosen. Watch the Realm app for a picture coming soon.
-Bro. John firstname.lastname@example.org
MUSIC & OUTREACH
Realm is here! If I have your email address, I’ve already sent you an invitation to login to our new church app, Realm Connect. If you have not received your invitation, check your email spam or junk folder. If it’s not there, please contact me. If we have your work email on file, your work firewall might be blocking the mail from getting to you. I know some of that tech terminology just completely lost some of you, so I’ll address something a little less confusing.
Beginning this Sunday, online giving will be available. We’ll have instructions on screen and in the bulletin regarding our new ways to give. Through our new online giving options you can still give to any of our church's funds to which you currently give. When you give online, you will see an optional check box asking if you want to increase your gift to help offset processing costs. Any time you process any funds online, fees are charged by the banks to process those transactions. We are giving you the option to increase your gifts to help pay those costs for the church.
- Debit and credit card transactions give you the option to increase your gifts by 2.8%. (Actual processing costs are 2.65% + 35 cents per transaction.)
- ACH transactions that come straight from your bank account give you the option to increase by 1.2%. (Actual processing costs are 1% plus 35 cents per transaction.)
(UPDATED AFTER PUBLICATION FOR CLARIFICATION: The entire amount you give (gift and optional processing fees) is a tax deductible gift that will be included on your contribution statement.)
Giving online is a convenient way to give. Prayerfully consider helping the church cover these costs if you choose to utilize this convenience.
- Bro. Shawn email@example.com
February is Scholarship Emphasis Month
Our church is blessed to be able to offer scholarships to members of Northside who meet the requirements. Applications will be available in March so watch for further information. Would you consider giving to one of the three scholarships? If so, just designate that you are doing so on your contribution envelope.
The Freda Cook Memorial Scholarship
The Arthur Douglas Memorial Scholarship
The Click Jaye Honorary Scholarship
Hoops For Annie
Easter is not until April 21, but our RA boys are getting a head start!!! They will be doing a Hoops for Annie missions fundraiser again this year. They will start practicing their shooting skills on Wednesdays Feb.20 through March 3. Each Wednesday they will leave the church at 6:00 p.m. sharp and return by 7:00 p.m. Their shoot-out event will be March 13. This is being done early because the kids switch from RAs and GAs to children’s choir on April 6. Any questions should be addressed to Wes Lamon.
Mark Your Calendars
Week of Prayer for North American Missions - 03/03-03/10
Merry Hearts Luncheon - Tuesday 03/05 10 AM
Spring Forward, Daylight Savings Time Begins- Sunday 03/10
Deacons and Women on Missions Meeting - Monday 03/11 6:30 PM
People Of Praise - Tuesday 03/12 9:30 AM
Quarterly Business Meeting - Either 03/13 or 03/20 6 PM
Annie Armstong Missions Collection Day - 04/14
VIP of The Week
Lakewood Sr. Living, Bldg. 2 2004 Viking Drive Jasper, AL 35501
Dear Northside Family,
Thank you for the prayers asking God for the ability to go to the University of Florida Proton Therapy Institute for Roy’s prostate cancer treatment. God answered those prayers. Now we are trusting God to continue with complete healing. We love you and miss worshiping with you.
In Christian love,
Roy and Linda Reeves
MISSIONARIES OF THE MONTH:
Clint & Cinthy Case - In Chile
SCHOOLS OF THE MONTH:
Valley - Andrea Nuss
Sumiton Elementary - Holly Rivers
Ministry Teams for Sunday, March 3, 2019
March 3: Marilyn Byrd, Amy Keeton
March 10: Andy / Carla Patton
Youth Choir Snack:
March 3: Sara Harbor, Judy Lollar
March 10: Kristi Stinson, Kasey Wiginton
March 3: Cathy Hadaway, Kenny Horton, Barney Self
March 10: Ed / Anne Davidson, Vanesa Cook Patrol: Scott Hamrick, Ed Davidson, Ferrel Drummond
Usher Captain: Scott Hamrick
Membership (March): Delores Frazar
Sound: Bob Seiberling
Video Projection: A.M. Chelsea Byrd P.M. Ginger Seiberling
Welcome Center :
Before Sunday School: Chuck and Mandy Cordell
Before Worship: Justin Robinson, Barney Self
Front Porch Greeters: Tim / Malinda Elliott
ETC (Extended Teaching Care)
for children Birth - Age 3
March 3, 2019
A.M. Peggy Berry, Malinda Elliott, Kristi Stinson, Madelyn Seiberling, Emily Redmill, Kayla Hendon, Amy Keeton, Holly Rivers, Tim Elliott
P.M. Lisa Allen, Cathy Hadaway, Rick Brown, Vanesa Cook, George Cook
March 10, 2019
A.M. Rita Wiley, Dorma Green, Sara Harbor, JoAnne Hendon, Abbie Day, Audrey Graham, Barry Harbor, Christy Pavlovec, Jimmy Green
P.M. Lauren Byrd, Judy Comer, Kendra Brown, Kristina Hadaway, John Jaye
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 Bro. John know. We sure could use some extra folks!
Deacons On Call:
Week of March 3-9, 2019
Ed Davidson 205-368-1544
Blake Walton 205-300-2218
Weekly Budget Needs:$12,786.34
Received 2/24/2019: $10,540
Budget Needs YTD: $332,444,84
Rec’d YTD: $320,717.10
Offerings & Attendance Feb 24, 2019
General Fund: $10,540
Capital Fund: $240
Missions Fund: $195
Food Closet: $100