Newsletter for Week of September 16, 2019
In our business meeting on Sunday night July 14, our Northside church family agreed to enter into a season of prayer for our church. We are united in our search for vision and clear direction from God regarding how to be the individuals and church He wants us to be.
A WORD FROM THE PASTOR:
Dear Northside Family,
Ken and Kathy Woods, along with their children, Caleb and Rachel, serve as our IMB missionaries in Australia. Ken didn’t grow up in church. An elementary school friend invited him to church, and it just so happened that the church was close enough to his house that he could walk. He began attending regularly, and it wasn’t long before he accepted Christ as his personal Lord and Savior.
After Ken and Kathy married, they sensed a call to full-time Christian service. They enrolled at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. While both were students there, they began to sense a call from God to overseas ministry. God used a professor to help validate that call. Ken recalls the professor saying in effect, “Ninety-five percent of the professionally educated ministers in the world are ministering to only five percent of the world’s population here in the United States.” From that moment on, Ken and Kathy were committed to going wherever the Lord might send them. In 2003, they felt God was leading them to Australia. They have been serving Him there ever since.
While Ken isn’t the lead pastor at The Refuge in Oran Park, he does serve as the leader of the church’s Connect Groups, small group meetings where those who attend study the Bible together. (Sounds a lot like Sunday School, doesn’t it?) The church plant sees this as a community focused, Bible based approach that allows them to reach more people for Christ.
-Bro. David firstname.lastname@example.org
Youth & Education
Feed the Band –
Our church will be responsible for feeding the JHS band on Friday, September 27. We will need to have the food ready by 2:30 p.m. so we can get the food to the high school for the band to eat before leaving Jasper for the game at Clay County. If you can help, please contact Bro. Shawn or me. For those who can help, we will meet for just a minute following this Sunday morning’s service. If you can’t be here on that Friday, but would still like to help, we can use homemade cookies and/or brownies to put in the lunches. Thanks in advance for your help.
See You at the Pole -
Wednesday, September 25 – We will have breakfast ready by 6:45 so that you can be on time to participate in the SYATP activities at your school. Make sure to check with the club/organization responsible for being in charge and be involved with other believers on your campus. Parents, the church sanctuary will be open if you would like to come and pray for our students while they are gathered at their school. As a matter of fact, anyone is welcome to come and intercede on behalf of our students.
This is a copy of the letter that I read to the congregation this past Sunday morning at the close of the service:
I am here this morning to officially announce that I will be retiring on March 1, 2020. I am sharing this with the church now so that efforts can begin to fill the Youth Minister position by the time I retire, if not before that time. It has been my privilege and honor to serve with the body of Christ here at Northside for the past 13 years. These years have truly been some of the most rewarding and fulfilling of my 45 years in ministry. I am still as passionate today about loving students and serving with them as the first day I began, probably even more than when I started. This is a very special group of young men and women and they deserve the best this church can offer them. As I listened to a former youth of mine speak at the church where he is Student Pastor, he said about the students in his church that they were not the church of tomorrow, but a very vital part of the church today. That is certainly true of these students here. Thank you for supporting them and me as you have through the years and I pray that you will continue to do so. Thank you and may God continue to richly bless the people and ministries of Northside Baptist Church.
Coming events -
Wednesday, October 2 - Fields of Faith – JHS – Pam Brown Theater – 6:00 p.m.
Friday, October 4 – Bus to JHS vs West Point football game – Leave NBC by 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 6 – SNAC/SMLT following evening worship
Friday, October 11 – Area 5th Quarter – 19th Street downtown in front of Lavish following the football games
Music & Outreach
What are you willing to do to reach the lost?
In late October we'll be participating in Jasper's FallFest again. We'll join with more than ten other churches at the town square to provide a great night of fun for families. Sunday School groups, we're looking to you first to lead the way. If your class is willing to manage one game for the night, let me know. Once our classes have claimed their games, we'll be reaching out to other church members to commit to be a part and plug in somewhere. I hope you'll commit to being a part that day, October 27 from 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. We'll have opportunities to tell people about Northside and more importantly about Jesus. Between now and then I'm going to be sharing with you some ways to start gospel conversations with people you meet at FallFest. Just imagine that you're working a game at FallFest. Kids are having fun. The weather is beautiful. You just might say to someone "Wow, God gave us a beautiful afternoon, didn’t He? Do you mind if I tell you about something else God has done for us?" That may seem cheesy but sometimes a cheesy line is exactly what's needed to start a gospel conversation with someone.
- Bro. Shawn email@example.com
Fall Mum Sale -
September 22, 25 and 29
Mums will be displayed in the sanctuary on Sunday, October 6 Cost is $12.00 each You may buy as many as you like, in memory or in honor of someone, or just for your own pleasure. Please pay when you place your order. Checks should be made payable to Northside. Proceeds will go to help defer the cost for those children wishing to attend the various camps available to them. We ask that you take your mums home following the evening service on October 6.
Pancake Supper -
(Pancakes, bacon or sausage and drink)
Sunday, September 29, following evening worship
Proceeds will benefit children’s camps this fall and next summer!
Please sign up by Wednesday, September 25.
Bro. Wes - Wes@nbcjasper.net
Wedding Coordinator - This person will serve periodically, as needed, in wedding services held at Northside Baptist Church. Members at least 21 years of age may apply. If you are interested, please go by the church office to get more details and complete a brief application.
Substitute Childcare - to work in our preschool area during Adult Choir on Wednesday nights and possibly during special events. Applicant must be a member of Northside and at least 16 years of age. Applications are available in the church office.
Myers - Mallory Offering
Our church Goal: $3,600
Given as of 09/15/19:$3,985.00
Quarterly Business Meeting - Wednesday Sept 18. 6pm
Food Closet Needs -Cooking Oil, bags of self rising flour & sugar
Wednesday September 18 - Quarterly Business Meeting
Sunday September 22 - NBC Kids Fall Mum sale begins
Wednesday September 25 - NBC Youth - See You At The Pole (Breakfast at 6:45am)
Wednesday September 25 - NBC Kids Pancake Supper sign up ends.
Friday September 27 - NBC Feeds JHS Band
Sunday September 29 - NBC Kids Fall Mum sale ends
Sunday September 29 - NBC Kids Pancake Supper
Wednesday October 2 - NBC Youth - Fields Of Faith - 6pm
Friday October 4 - NBC Youth - Church Bus to JHS VS West Point game (Bus leaves NBC at 4pm)
Saturday October 5 - NBC Kids - Fall Hayride @ Matt & Kasey Wiginton's (3pm-6pm)
Sunday October 6 - NBC Youth - SNAC/SMLT Following evening worship
Sunday October 6 - NBC Kids - Mums distribution
Sunday October 6 - NBC Kids - Sunday night Children's Choir rehearsals begin.
Friday October 11 - NBC Youth - Area 5th Quarter - in front of Lavish after football game
Sunday October 13 - "Operation: Christmas Child" Emphasis begins
Friday & Saturday October 18-19 - NBC Kids Fall Mission Camp
Sunday October 20 - NBC Kids - Lottie craft day
Tuesday October 22 - Associational Meeting at Mt. Vernon
Sunday October 27 - FallFest
December 8 - Preschool Christmas program and Children's Choir Program in evening service
December 22 - Combined Adult & Youth Choir Christmas Program
VIP Of The Week-
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MISSIONARIES OF THE MONTH
Ken & Kathy Woods - Australia
Pray For Our Schools
Winfield High School - Carla Patton
Gardendale Elementary - Kristina Hadaway
Ministry Teams for Sunday September 22, 2019
Ministry Teams for Sunday, September 22, 2019
September 22: Adam / Katrina Kimbrell
September 29: Jayson / Abbie Day
Youth Choir Snack:
September 22: Selena Hand, Brandy George
September 29: Donna Day / Sherri Sartain
Patrol: Dustin Bailey, Dwight Allen, Erick Rivers
Usher Captain: Kenny Horton
Membership (September): Karen Allred
Sound: Dustin Bailey
Video Projection: Kasey Wiginton
Before Sunday: Barry Harbor, Patsy Green
Before Worship: Barney Self, Justin Robinson
Front Porch Greeters: Terrell / Stephanie Martin
ETC (for children birth - age 3)
September 22, 2019
A.M. Peggy Berry, Patsy Estes, Kristi Stinson, Lori Hayes, Pat Horton, Emily Redmill, Amanda Drummond, Rita Wiley, Ira Hayes
P.M. Wanda Pate, Andrea Nuss, Debra Gravlee, Adam Kimbrell, Glen Gravlee
September 29 , 2019
A.M. Patsy Brown, Beverly Langley, Christy Pavlovec, Sherri Sartain, Evelyn Robinson, Lisa Elmore, Josh Pavlovec, Jenna Brown, Erick Rivers
P.M. Delores Frazar, Susie Crowell, Sarah Waters, Missy Lay, Mandy Reeves
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:
Justin Robinson - (205) 544-9982
Kenny Horton - (205) 275-4037
Weekly Budget Needs $11,982.92
Received 9/15/2019 $8,724.00
Budget Needs YTD $35,948.76
Rec’d YTD $37,485.36
Offerings & Attendance Sept 15, 2019
General Fund $8,724
Capital Fund $3,203
Building Fund $50
Food Closet $20
Myers Mallory $980