Newsletter for Week of March 16, 2020
Greetings church family,
Our deacons and staff met on Sunday night to discuss our next steps in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Following the CDC’s recommendation to not meet in groups of 10 people or more, we have decided to offer an “online only” Sunday morning service the next two Sundays. All other activities are canceled. This means no midweek activities, Sunday school, or Sunday night activities through March 29. Both the regular monthly business meeting and the special called meeting by our search committee are postponed to later dates. We will evaluate plans for activities beyond March 29 as we learn more in the coming weeks.
We plan to offer our Sunday morning services on March 22 and 29 for you to view on both Facebook and YouTube. These online services will include a time of worship led by our praise band and a message from Bro. David. It will look just like a normal Sunday morning service, except you’ll be watching from a device and not from a pew. We’ll provide more information later this week regarding how to view those services.
In the mean time, remember, church is not canceled. Only our meetings are canceled. We are the church. No one can cancel us. We must continue to serve others, love others, and honor God. If you or someone you know has a need during these unprecedented days, please let the church office know. We want to help meet whatever needs we can.
Know that we are praying for you. While we look forward to the time we can meet together again, we are also looking forward to hearing about the ways that you’ve found to “be the church” outside of our walls during the next two weeks.
Serving God with you,
Your Northside Staff
Music & Outreach
For over a year now our church has been using Realm as a church membership management and communication tool. Over 60% of our NBC family that were sent invitations have logged in and activated their Realm accounts. If you have not activated yours yet and would like to, let me know. We want to make sure you receive every important message, especially during these unprecedented times in which we find ourselves. If you're not big into tech and are unsure about how to log in or download the app, I would love to help you do that. Do you have a smart phone or computer but do not have an email address? I'll be glad to help you set up an email account on one of those, just so you can have access to Realm. If you are the kind of person who doesn’t check your email often, the Realm app is a great tool for you. You can get notifications on your phone about church messages through the app and never have to even look at your email. If you've been delaying getting on Realm, now is a great time to check it out. Please let me know how I can help.
Also, adult choir members, now would be a great time for some concentrated listening to our Easter music on the CD you were given or through the planning center app. We are hoping, praying and believing that we will be able to have our Easter Sunday morning service together, and we need to be ready.
-Bro. Shawn email@example.com
This year’s Bible Drill events will hopefully still take place, just later than originally planned. Parents, please work with your children at home so they will be ready when the time comes. If you have questions please contact Kasey Wiginton.
Scholarship applications will be available beginning this Sunday, March 22. Since we are not meeting at the church building for the remainder of March the forms can be emailed to those who request them. Send your request to firstname.lastname@example.org if you need these forms.
To apply for any one of these scholarships you must be a member of Northside and be pursuing undergraduate studies. All requirements and qualifications are spelled out in the applications. The applications will be due back to the church office or the chairman of the Scholarship Committee, Mrs. Dorma Green, no later than Sunday, April 19. Please note the date as late applications cannot be accepted. Scholarships are typically awarded the first Sunday in May.
Serving Others Through Giving
We offer several ways you can continue to support your church through giving.
*If you are an online giver through Realm, just continue to utilize that as you normally do.
*visit our website at nbcjasper.net/give and click the "give now" link.
*You can also mail your envelope to the church if you would like to do so.
*You can come by and put your envelope in the mailbox, then call the church office to let us know you have done that, and we will go out and get it.
*You may also come to the door, and we will be happy to come get your envelope if you prefer not to come into the building.
*Lastly, you can give by text. Here is the way to do that:
From your smart phone, text nbcjasper and your gift amount to 73256. Then click the link in the reply you receive and follow the instructions.
Right now, "Text to Give" defaults to our General Fund. Other funds will be made available for this type of giving at a later date.
Example: To give $100 dollars to our general fund, text a message that says "nbcjasper 100" to 73256.
Food Closet Needs
bottles of cooking oil, canned fruit, small bags of rice (no more than 2#)
VIPs Of The Week
Maurine Fields - Falkville Nursing Home 10 West Third Street Falkville, AL 35622
Birthday: Sept. 30
Just a thought…
Our members that are in the nursing homes and assisted living facilities are not able to have visitors right now. We also have others who are homebound and not able to attend. We can give you an address for any of them. Jot one of them a note or let your child make a card to send. It just might brighten someone’s day!
Missionaries of the Week(s)
North American Missionaries
March 22 - 28 / Kirk and Karen Kirkland / Cincinnati, OH
March 29 - April 4 / Rob and Annabeth Wilton / Pittsburg, PA
April 5-11 / J.D. and Andreina Fasolino / Toronto, Ontario
PLEASE NOTE: These are the ministry teams that will serve on the dates listed IF we are able to gather at the church.
Ministry Teams for upcoming weeks:
4/5: Bob and Ginger Seiberling, Sherrie Sartain
4/12: Phyllis Barker, Rita Wiley
Youth Choir Snack:
4/5: Sara Harbor and Judy Lollar
4/12: NO CHOIR TODAY
Patrol: Scott Hamrick, Ed Davidson, Greg Lollar
Usher Captain: Scott Hamrick
Membership: (April): Phyllis Barker
Sound : Bob Seiberling
Projection: Chelsea Byrd a.m., Ginger Seiberling p.m.
Before Sunday School: Sandra and Mike Gibson
Before Worship: Jimmy Estes and Emmett Green
Front Porch Greeters: Kenny and Pat Horton
ETC (Extended Teaching Care: for children birth - age 3)
A.M. Dustie Hamrick, Patsy Brown, Lou Altman, Rita Wiley, Hanley Prestridge, Kristi Stinson, Abbie Day, Scott Hamrick
P.M. Judy Lollar, Delores Frazar, Adam Kimbrell, Phyllis Barker, Dustin Bailey
April 12, 2020
A.M. ***Volunteers Needed*** - details closer to time
P.M. No afternoon or evening activities
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. The coordinator for April is Karen Allred. A schedule is posted on the bulletin board in the preschool area. If you’d be willing to serve in ETC, please let Wanda Pate (205-275-7877)know. We sure could use some extra folks!
Deacons of the Week
Emmett Green 205-471-0517
Mike Gibson 205-617-0124
March 29-April 4
Justin Robinson 205-544-9982
Kenny Horton 205-275-4037
Offerings and Attendance for March 15, 2020
Weekly Budget Needs $11,982.92
Received 03/15/20 $16,779.00
Budget Needs YTD $347,504.68
Received YTD $373,322.08
Attendance 03/15/2020 117