Week of February 4, 2019
A WORD FROM THE PASTOR:
Dear Church family,
Cliff Case was called to missions as an exchange student living and studying for a year in Nigeria. When there was tension between Cliff and his fellow exchange student, he sought the Lord’s counsel as how to handle the difficult situation. The only thing he sensed the Lord telling him was, “Cliff, I want you to be a missionary.” As Cliff kept asking the Lord for help, he kept sensing the Lord telling him the same thing, “Cliff, I want you to be a missionary.” Finally, Cliff said, “Okay, I’ll be a missionary.” That was almost thirty-eight years ago.
Cliff and his wife, Cinthy, along with their sons, Caleb and Clayton, serve in Colina, a suburb just north of Santiago, the capital city. They serve in this area and work to build a relationship between the mission point and the local school. Every year, First Baptist Church of Tuscaloosa sends a team to Colina where they teach English in the local school. Two evenings during the week, the team along with the missionaries conduct Bible studies in neighborhood homes. These consist mainly of new families not connected with the church but who have shown interest in Christ. On two other nights, team members make home visits. The week is a success as a bond is strengthened between a Southern Baptist Church and the Chilean mission.
Cliff wears a lot of hats as an IMB missionary. He is a church planter. He’s a sports evangelist. He’s a volunteer coordinator. He’s a mentor to other church planters. Cliff says the thing he enjoys the most is seeing the light bulb come on when someone understands the gospel, and he has the opportunity to lead that person to Christ. - Bro. David
YOUTH & EDUCATION MINISTRY
Discipleship Training - There is a group meeting for every age group and gender in our fellowship at this time. You are missing some great teaching and fellowship if you are not joining in with one of these groups. Check out either the lady’s group that meets in the Self/Ross SS room, the young mom’s group that meets in the Redmill/Bailey SS room, or the men’s group that meets in the David Hendon SS room. All groups are meeting at 5:00 p.m.
Northside's Got Talent – The banquet will be on Saturday, February 9, at 5:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall. We have combed the church for great talent, and you will be wowed and amazed by what we have found. Come ready to have a good time. As always, proceeds from the banquet will help offset the cost of our youth going to Fuge.
A Titan’s Challenge – On Sunday, February 17, at the Carl Cannon Colosseum, Quinn Rivera, who was a participate in the Titan Games on NBC, will be sharing some feats of strength and sharing his story of his walk with Christ. This event begins at 5:00 p.m. Quinn will share for a while and the evening will end with a pizza supper in the JHS cafeteria where he will be available for pictures and questions. This will be a great time for inviting unchurched friends to hear about the Lord outside of the church walls.
MUSIC & OUTREACH
Have you heard about Realm?
Our church is moving to a new kind of membership and accounting record keeping called Realm. It primarily serves the administrative needs of our staff, but it also offers some exciting opportunities to support the way you are involved in our church. I want to tell you a little about those opportunities today. Realm will give us more ways to communicate and connect as a church, all while leaving current methods in place. With Realm, you determine how much you want to make this part of your experience with our church. Realm includes features like an online church directory, easy communication for your group or class, and even online giving. Yes. You read that right. Soon, you will have the ability to give to Northside or pay for events online by credit or debit card. All of these can be accessed through any web browser or through the app we’ll tell you more about soon. Realm is for our church family and close friends only. It is not open to the public. So, we have a first step for you today. Your first step in getting access to Realm, once it is made available to the whole church, is to make sure we have your email address on file so that we can send you an email invite to activate your Realm profile. Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are not certain we have your email address on file.
Deacon and WOM meeting Monday February 11 @ 6:30 PM
People of Praise singing at Ridgeview and Harbor Chase Tuesday Feb 12. Meet at church at 9:30
SENIOR ADULT LADIES VALENTINE PARTY
Fun - Games - Refreshments. Sponsored by our GA Girls. Wednesday, February 13 at 6 PM in the Fellowship Hall. Sign up here or in the foyer by February 10th.
We express our sympathy to: Bonnie Whisenhunt and Carla Waid in the death of their husband and father, Carl Whisenhunt
Rita Scott in the death of her great-nephew, Patrick Waid
Alisha Barton in the death of her cousin, Jay Cooley
Jill and I would like to thank the entire church family for the support during my father’s passing and mother’s health situation. We are most grateful for your prayers, and we appreciate the sympathy cards and personal notes. Your ministry to our family was a blessing during this difficult time. Thank you. - Dustin and Jill Bailey
FOOD CLOSET NEEDS
Current needs are: packets of baking mix, canned fruit , canned soup and cooking oil. We are also running low on cornmeal, sugar, and flour.
MISSIONARIES OF THE MONTH: Cliff & Cinthy Case - Chile
SCHOOLS OF THE MONTH:
Valley - Andrea Nuss
Sumiton Elementary - Holly Rivers
VIP OF THE WEEK:
Maurine Fields / Falkville Nursing Home / 10 West 3rd Street / Falkville, AL 35622
Ministry Teams for Sunday, February 10th
February 10: Dustin / Jill Bailey
February 17: Paul / Missy Lay
Youth Choir Snack:
February 10: Charlene Bishop, Beth Baker
February 17: No Youth Choir
February 10: Blake / Cindy Walton, Mike Gibson
February 17: Jeannie King, Sandra Gibson, Ferrel Drummond
Patrol: Clayton Mehearg, Emmett Green, Alan Hadaway
Usher Captain: Tim Elliott
Membership (February): Debra Gravlee
Video Projection: Bob Seiberling
Sound: - A.M. Chelsea Byrd P.M. Ginger Seiberling
Before Sunday School: Barry Harbor, Patsy Green
Before Worship: George Hopper, Jimmy Estes
Front Porch Greeters: Blake / Cindy Walton
February 10, 2019:
A.M. Sabrina Jaye, Andrea Nuss, Lisa Elmore, Brandy Robinson, Heather Jaye, Maci Nichols, Erick Rivers, Lexi Hand, Josh Pavlovec
P.M. Charlene Bishop, Marilyn Byrd, Delores Frazar, Donna Kilgore, John Jaye
February 17, 2019:
A.M. Susan Rolley, Sherri Sartain, June Smith, Alice Self, Chelsea Byrd, Caleb Ferguson, Amanda Drummond, Brandi Lamon, Wes Lamon
P.M. Ginger Seiberling, Missy Lay, Jason Brown, Wanda Pate, Justin Robinson
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:
Rick Brown 275-6512
Mike Gibson 617-0124
Weekly Budget Needs:$12,786.34
Received 2/3/2019: $15,341.60
Budget Needs YTD: $294,085.82
Rec’d YTD: $288,569.10
Offerings & Attendance Feb 3, 2019
General Fund: $15,341.60
Capital Fund: $870
Building Fund: $50
Missions Fund: $310
Food Closet: $45
Preschool Dept.: $25