A WORD FROM THE PASTOR:
Dear Northside Family,
I want to thank all of you who were praying for me before and during the services Sunday. I could really feel the strength of God’s hand on me during both services. I also want to thank you for your gifts given toward Disaster Relief for Lee County. Our gifts Sunday totaled $2,110.
As we continue to pray for our fellow Alabamians in Lee County, I’m sure this financial gesture will be an encouragement to them during these days of putting their lives back together as best they can. (Online Edition Bonus: Learn more about Alabama Disaster Relief efforts at https://sbdr.org )
I also want to take this opportunity to thank those of you who have been praying for the presidential search committee at Judson College. On Tuesday of last week our committee met in Prattville all day as we interviewed candidates for this position. At the end of the day one candidate rose to the top. Under God’s leadership, we felt led to offer the position to Dr. Mark Tew. He and his wife, Ann, exuberantly accepted our offer. He will be assuming those responsibilities on Monday, March 25. In my congratulatory text to Dr. Tew later, I invited him to come to Northside once he gets his feet on the ground and share with us on a Sunday morning.
-Bro. David firstname.lastname@example.org
Youth & Education
Boston Butt Sale
Our students began selling Boston Butts from Son’s Smokehouse on March 3 and the sale will end this Sunday, 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.
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 email@example.com
Paint the Base
We will meet around 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 25, to clean up in the youth wing and paint The Base room. We hope to have all the preliminary work done on the lights and the ceiling so that painting will finish it off. If you are staying in town during Spring Break, make it a point to come and help out.
MUSIC & OUTREACH
Our adult choir will be presenting the worship musical “My Easter Story” on Sunday evening, April 14. The choir has been planning and preparing for many weeks already. In the coming weeks, you may see some vehicles in our parking lot on Monday nights as our band spends some time together preparing with rehearsals.
How are you preparing for Easter? You might be thinking “Wait. What?!? Am I supposed to do something to prepare for the Easter musical?” Maybe there’s nothing you need to be doing for the musical specifically, but I think there is something we all should be doing to prepare for Easter. We should all be praying for the person we plan to invite to worship with us on Easter Sunday. Of course, you can also invite them to come with you to the musical and the Sundays between now and then too. I’ve often heard it said that we should talk to God about our friends before we talk to our friends about God. If you plan to invite someone to worship on Easter, talk to God about him or her first. He may just prepare his or her heart to say yes to your invitation.
- Bro. Shawn firstname.lastname@example.org
The church currently has a need for a paid substitute child care worker. This person will serve occasionally as back-up to care for children of adult choir members during Wednesday evening practices. Members at least 16 years of age may apply. If you are interested, please go by the church office to get more details and complete a brief application. Thank You! - Personnel Committee
Serving Others Together Through Giving
Honduras Craft Night
March 15th @ 6pm
$5 Seat Reservation + $20 that night
All proceeds from craft night will benefit the July Honduras Mission Team
Contact Andrea Nuss for more info.
Church Supper to Benefit Missions
Wednesday March 20.
$5 Per adult, $2.50 per child age 4-5th Grade, Under 4yrs is free
Maximum $15 per family.
Register by Monday 03/18 in the church lobby or through Realm!
The Honduras Missions team is in need of new or gently used sunglasses.
Please consider donating to this cause by March 31.
Mission Of Hope
Collecting bags of individually wrapped chocolate candy to make Easter baskets to give away on April 11. If you would like to help, bring bags of candy to the church office by Sunday, April 7, and we will make arrangements for them to get the candy. They are hoping to make 125 baskets.
VIP of The Week
(Our VIP's are church members over 90 years old. Consider sending a card of encouragement this week)
Margie O’Rear / Harbor Chase of Jasper / 2100 Viking Drive / Jasper, AL 35501
Scholarship applications will be available in the church office on Sunday, March 17. These scholarships are available for undergraduate studies to Northside members. The guidelines and requirements are spelled out in the application. Completed applications are due back to the church office no later than Sunday, April 21. Incomplete or late applications cannot be accepted.
Mark Your Calendars
Quarterly Business Meeting -Wednesday March 13
Annie Armstong Missions Collection Day -April 14
Our church goal for the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering is $9,750.00.
Table Bridal Shower: Kyle Allen & Erika Quinn
There will be a Table Bridal Shower for Kyle Allen and Erika Quinn on Sunday, March 17, and Sunday, March 24. There will be a table set up in the education foyer where you may place gifts for the couple. Kyle and Erika cannot be present for a formal tea due to work and school constraints. The wedding is April 6. They are registered at Bed, Bath & Beyond and Target. Walmart gift cards would also be appreciated. You may also give gifts to Katrina Kimbrell or Lisa Allen.
We extend our love and sympathy to the family of Mrs. Kathryn Douglas and to
Gathel and Terrell Martin in the death of their uncle, Fred Estill.
Dear Northside Family,Words are not adequate to express our love and appreciation to all of you for your ministry to our family during Carl’s sickness and homegoing. The prayers, food, cards, calls and visits meant so much to us. Thanks to all of you who have given Gideon Bibles in his memory or have made donations to the food pantry, the preschool department or other funds. We are so blessed to be part of this wonderful and loving church family.
-All our love, Bonnie Whisenhunt, Gary and Carol Whisenhunt, Carla and Darrell Waid
Thanks to the Northside Baptist Church family for the care and love shown to our mother, Kathryn Douglas, over the last several years, and especially during the last few months of her life. The cards, visits, calls and prayers have been greatly appreciated.
-Sincerely, John Douglas and Paul Douglas
In memory of:
Arthur & Kathryn Douglas to the Douglas Scholarship by Richard & Cathy Hadaway
Kathryn Douglas to the Library by Margaret Hamrick and Joy SS Class
Kathryn Douglas to the Douglas Scholarship by Judy Lollar and Joy SS Class
MISSIONARIES OF THE MONTH
Rob & Lisa Warren / Madison, WI
SCHOOLS OF THE MONTH
Oakman Elementary - Tracey Ferguson & Jamie Forstman
Bevill State - Teresa Anderson & Allison Hadder
Ministry Teams for Sunday, March 17, 2019
March 17: Trent / Stormie Prestridge
March 24: Adam / Katrina Kimbrell
Youth Choir Snack:
March 17: Kim Johnsey, Ginger Seiberling
March 24: Melanie Turner, Missy Lay
March 17: Blake / Cindy Walton, Mike Gibson
March 24: Jeannie King, Sandra Gibson, Ferrell Drummond
Patrol: Justin Robinson, Howard Allred, Bobby Hand
Usher Captain: Steve Humphries
Membership (March): Phyllis Barker
Sound: Bob Seiberling
Video Projection: Kristi Stinson
Welcome Center :
Before Sunday School: Mary Johnsey, Doris Ferguson
Before Worship: Jimmy Estes, Emmett Green
Front Porch Greeters: Tony / Audrey Graham
ETC (Extended Teaching Care)
For Children birth - age 3.
March 17, 2019
A.M. Gena Dodd, Becky Sharpton, Lori Hayes, Jenna Brown, Lisa Elmore, Noah Ferguson, Ira Hayes, Kortnee Langley, Blake Walton
P.M. Susie Crowell, Kim Johnsey, Judy Lollar, Donna Kilgore, Adam Kimbrell
March 24, 2019
A.M. Lou Altman, Dustie Hamrick, Pat Horton, Sabrina Jaye, Heather Jaye, Annsley Johnsey, Alice Self, Carleigh Reeves, Scott Hamrick
P.M. Phyllis Barker, Charlene Bishop, Marilyn Byrd, Debra Gravlee, Glen Gravlee
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:
March 17 - 23
James Davidson - (205) 275-0969
Rick Brown - (205) 275-6512
Weekly Budget Needs:$12,786.34
Received 03/10/2019: $7,408.00
Budget Needs YTD: $358,017.52
Received YTD: $347,938.10
Offerings & Attendance Mar 10, 2019
General Fund: $7,403.00
Capital Fund: $760
Missions Fund: $45
Disaster Relief - Lee County: $2,110