On Wednesday, March 13, our church voted to call Wes Lamon as our new Director of Children's Ministry. Let Wes know how happy you are that God has placed him in this very important area of service in our church!!! You can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
A WORD FROM THE PASTOR:
Dear Northside Family,
When I went out to the hospital to visit a longtime friend on Monday morning, it was upsetting when this friend did not recognize me. Even sadder will be my experience in a few weeks when I will travel to Georgia to see my parents. My own mother will not recognize me as her oldest child. During this surgical experience I have recently gone through, I was not able to talk to her about it because it simply would not register with her. The stroke she suffered fourteen months ago and possibly another small one more recently have robbed her of her ability to walk and to reason, as well as her memory and recognition of her own family. I suppose being in the ministry for thirty-seven years has prepared me for this time in my life because I understand that what is going on in my mother’s life is simply a part of life itself. Strokes are something that afflict a lot of people. In fact, my dad has had three strokes, but fortunately, he suffers no ill effects from them. He has been blessed.
My point in all this is how exciting it is that our heavenly Father will never forget our names once they have been written in the Lamb’s Book of Life. Our parents’ health may eventually fail them to the point that they can’t remember us, but our God will never fail to know us by name. Praise God for that great blessing!
-Bro. David email@example.com
Online Edition Bonus Content: Jesus Never Fails by Cana's Voice
Youth & Education
Boston Butt Sale - It's not too late!
If you would like to purchase a Boston Butt, but have not been approached by one of our students, please contact me. Every penny earned from this sale helps our students go to Fuge this summer. Students, please turn in your money or any unsold tickets by this Sunday. If you need additional tickets, let me know Wednesday night.
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.
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.
-Bro. John firstname.lastname@example.org
MUSIC & OUTREACH
Many of you have expressed to me how much you are enjoying the features in Realm. I’m so glad you like this new church communication tool and that it is helping you stay connected with the church staff and with each other. One of the things in Realm I’m hearing the most comments about is this online newsletter. (In case you missed it, our weekly newsletter is currently mailed in a printed form, and it is put on our website at www.nbcjasper.net/weeklynewsletter. We are posting a link to it in Realm every week.)
Our newsletter is what I want to talk to you about today. Since many of you are reading the online newsletter regularly now, some of you have asked if it would save the church money to take you off the mailing list for the printed version. The answer to that question is yes and no. We currently mail out almost 300 newsletters per week, so we get a bulk postage rate. We will lose that bulk rate as we drop addresses from the list. To save money from what we’re paying in postage now, we need to get that printed mailing list down to fewer than 80 addresses. We want you to get the newsletter in whichever method you prefer, whether it be print or online. That said, if you’d like to be removed from the printed newsletter mailing list, and just receive an online notification instead, click the image link below to email me and let me know. We will not make any actual changes to the mailing list until it is fewer than 80 people.
- Bro. Shawn email@example.com
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 Through Giving
Honduras T-Shirts (Online edition Bonus Content)
Visit this website to update your wardrobe and help our Honduras Mission team in the process.
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.
(grandmother of Missy Lay, mother of Judy Patton)
Ridgeview Health Care / 903 11th St. NE / Jasper, AL 35504
Scholarship applications are now available in the church office. These scholarships are available for undergraduate studies to Northside members only. 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
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 24. There is 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 hand gifts to Katrina Kimbrell or Lisa Allen if you prefer.
We extend our love and sympathy to Tim Elliott in the death of his uncle,
Many thanks to my wonderful Northside family for all the thoughtful acts of kindness to me and my family since my knee replacement surgery. The cards, food, and most of all your prayers have been so appreciated. Pray that I will continue to improve every day and be back with all of you very soon. I am so blessed to be part of this church family.
Dear Northside family,
What a blessing it was to see you face-to-face again! We love you and are grateful for the impact you’ve had and continue to have on our family. Thank you for the partnership! We are grateful you are choosing to give and pray so that God’s work may reach the lost language communities in the form they can best understand. We ask God’s blessings on you all individually and as a body for your generosity and faithfulness as partners in our Wycliffe ministry. God is using you in Jasper and around the world!
David and Melissa Smith
In memory of: Kathryn Douglas
to the Library - by Billie Hubbert and Glen & Debra Gravlee
to the Douglas Scholarship Fund - by Frances Wilson
MISSIONARIES OF THE MONTH
Muche & Diamone Ukegbu / Miami, FL
SCHOOLS OF THE MONTH
Oakman Elementary - Tracey Ferguson & Jamie Forstman
Bevill State - Teresa Anderson & Allison Hadder
Ministry Teams for Sunday, March 24, 2019
March 24: Adam / Katrina Kimbrell
March 31: Jayson / Abbie Day
Youth Choir Snack:
March 24: Melanie Turner, Missy Lay
March 31: Alisha Barton, Mandy Reeves
Patrol: Josh Pavlovec, Kenny Horton, Tim Ferguson
Usher Captain: Kenny Horton
Membership (March): Phyllis Barker
Sound: Dustin Bailey
Video Projection: Kasey Wiginton
Before Sunday School: Marie Smith, Patsy Estes
Before Worship: Barry Harbor, Wes Lamon
Front Porch Greeters: Kenny / Pat Horton
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:
Mike Gibson - (205) 617-0124
Justin Robinson - (205) 544-9982
Weekly Budget Needs - $12,786.34
Received 3/17/2019 - $9,063.00
Budget Needs YTD - $370,803.86
Rec’d YTD - $358,693.10
Offerings & Attendance Mar 17, 2019
General Fund: $9063
Missions Fund: $215
Lottie Moon: $200
Annie Armstrong: $100
Food Closet: $225
Disaster Relief - Lee County: $100