Newsletter for Week of February 24, 2020
We are about nine weeks away from the county wide crusade to be held at the Jasper High School gym on April 25-26. In anticipation of what has the potential to be two monumental nights for Walker County, I will be making available to you this Sunday morning a 3151 Challenge Card. On the card you are asked to list three lost people you will commit to praying for in the weeks leading up to the crusade. You will then be asked to learn one gospel presentation. If you have previously learned how to make a gospel presentation, then there will be a box for you to check denoting that you have already done so. Next, you will be asked to invite and list five people you will invite to the crusade. Finally, you are asked to make a commitment to share the gospel with one individual, and you will be asked to write that person’s name on the card. On Sunday night, April 5, at 8:00 we will be gathering on the courthouse square for a special time of prayer for the crusade. You will be asked to bring your 3151 Challenge Card with you so we can pray over all these cards. We are looking for a thousand people to gather that night for prayer. We want God to see that we are serious about seeing hundreds in this county come into a relationship with Him.
We remain short of reaching our World Hunger goal of $5,200. Thus far we have received $3,448. If you can help us reach this goal, it would be greatly appreciated by the hungry here in Alabama and around this nation and world.
-Bro. David email@example.com
Youth & Education
Words cannot express the gratitude in my heart this morning for the great retirement send off this past Sunday evening. I am honored and blessed to be a part of such a loving, caring church family. The kind words, cards, and gifts are memories that I will carry with me for the rest of my life. I hope that in some way I have been a blessing to you like you have been to me. Thanks to everyone who played a part in making the evening service a fun and meaningful time. Kenny, Justin, Shawn, Andrea and her helpers, all did an outstanding job. Randy and Kasey are ready for prime time. It was all great and my family and I appreciate all that all of you did to make this day special.
-Bro. John firstname.lastname@example.org
Music & Outreach
Easter Sunday is less than seven weeks away. Don’t forget, Sunday School that morning will begin at 9:15. Worship will begin at 10:30. Be sure to spread the word, especially to those who worship with us sporadically. If you need a list of Sunday School class members to call, just let me know. Choir members, do you know that we have less than seven weeks until Easter Sunday? Have you heard someone say that recently? It’s time to make choir rehearsal a priority. I hope to see you all there this Wednesday night. If you've ever considered joining the choir, now is a great time. I'm especially talking to you men. We need some more men to join the choir. If you have a heart for worship, join us this Wednesday night for rehearsal at 7:15.
One last thing, have you prayed for our Student Minister Search Committee today?
Bro. Shawn email@example.com
CRAFT MAKE AND TAKE FOR CentriKid…
Do you like crafts? Are you artistic? Well, even if you aren't, we have a fun night planned for you. On Friday, February 28th at 6:00 p.m., a Craft Make and Take fundraiser for CentriKid is planned. We will be painting on canvas. It will be a design anyone can do and a template will be available for those who are unsure. Soups and desserts will be served for our patrons and a good time will be had by all. Please sign up in the church foyer by this Wednesday, February 26, so we can make sure we have enough supplies on hand. The cost will be $25 for the whole night, and you will leave with something you can proudly display in your home. Thank you for supporting our kids and can't wait to see everyone there.
Marilyn Byrd will begin teaching a class entitled “Gospel Matters” this Sunday afternoon at 5:00 p.m. Watch your bulletin this Sunday to find out where this class will take place.
Tuesday, March 3 at 10:00 a.m.
Daylight Savings Time
Mark your calendars for the arrival of Daylight Savings Time next Sunday, March 8.
People of Praise
Tuesday, March 10, at 9:30 a.m. If you like to sing, come join this group. You do not have to be a senior adult!! Everyone is welcome to be part of this ministry.
Serving Others Through Giving
Mission of Hope
The Mission of Hope in Dora is in need of gently used spring and summer clothing, infant through adult sizes for men, women, and children. These items can be dropped off at the mission building. We will not be collecting the clothing here at the church. The last day to bring small stuffed animals to the church for their Easter project will be this Sunday, March 1. After March 1 they can be dropped off at the mission building as well.
World Hunger Emphasis for 2020
World Hunger Offering
Our Church Goal: $5,200.00
Received to date: $3,448.00
Scholarship Emphasis Month
February has been Scholarship Emphasis month. Thanks to all of you who have given a gift to any of our three NBC scholarships - the Cook, Douglas or Jaye Memorial Scholarship. These will be awarded in May to our NBC students who apply and meet the necessary requirements
Food Closet Needs
Small bags of ready to eat cereal, saltine crackers, canned beans other than green beans, canned fruit, small bags of rice, 2 or 4 lb. bags of sugar
Northside Family, Thank you for the kindness shown during the death of Ray’s sister, Reveal Hill.
Sincerely, Ray and Wanda Salors
We extend our love and sympathy to Richard Hadaway in the death of his brother-in-law, James Maddox. He was the husband of Richard’s sister, Phyllis.
VIP Of The Week
Luna Hudson 1406 20th Avenue East Jasper, AL 35501
Memorials & Honorariums
In honor of Bro. John and Sabrina Jaye To the Jaye Scholarship
by Richard and Cathy Hadaway, Frances Wilson
In Memory of Terry Ferguson To the General Fund
by Sandra S. Williams
In Memory of Marie Hartley To World Hunger by Frances Wilson
To Annie Armstrong by Margaret Hamrick
In Honor of LCpl Grant Cook and Bradley Cook
To the Cook Scholarship Fund
by Terry and Judy Comer
Missionaries of the Month
Jonathan and Yesenia Santiago serving in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
We are also praying for those in our church family who will be in Honduras February 28 - March 7: David and JoAnne Hendon, Lou Altman.
Educators of the Month
Oakman Middle School: Tracy Ferguson & Jamie Forstman
Ministry Teams for upcoming weeks:
3/1: Andy and Carla Patton
3/8: Stormie Prestridge, Donna Day
Youth Choir Snack:
3/1: Judy Comer, Donna Kilgore
3/8: Brandi Lamon, Stormie Prestridge
Patrol : Kenny Horton, Tim Ferguson, John David Frazar
Usher Captain: Josh Pavlovec
Membership: (March): Delores Frazar
Sound : Bob Seiberling
Video Projection: A.M. Chelsea Byrd P.M. Ginger Seiberling
Before Sunday School: Barry and Sara Harbor
Before Worship: Dwight Allen, George Hopper
Front Porch Greeters: Blake and Cindy Walton
ETC (Extended Teaching Care: for children birth - age 3)
March 1, 2020:
A.M. Beverly Langley, June Smith, Abbie Day, Hanley Prestridge, Rita Wiley, Jaydan Brown, Sara Harbor, Kristi Stinson, Barry Harbor
P.M. Debra Gravlee, Lisa Allen, Judy Lollar, Adam Kimbrell, Glen Gravlee
March 8, 2020
A.M. Sherri Sartain, Dorma Green, Amy Keeton, Madelyn Seiberling, Susan Rolley, Ryan George, Jimmy Green
P.M. Charlene Bishop, Kim Johnsey, Sarah Waters, Mandy Reeves, Barney Self
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 March is Beth Best. 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 know. We sure could use some extra folks!
Deacons of the Week
Kenny Horton 205-275-4037
Blake Walton 205-300-2218
Sunday School Literature
Please place all literature from last quarter (Dec/Jan/Feb) in the boxes that are located around the buildings. It will be picked up after March 8. Thanks so much!
Special Called Business Meeting
There will be a special called business meeting on Wednesday, February 26, at the request of the Buildings and Grounds Committee.
Offerings and Attendance for February 23, 2020
Weekly Budget Needs $11,982.92
Received 02/09/20 $10,341.00
Budget Needs YTD $311,555.92
Received YTD $323,103.39
Attendance 02/23/20 185
Contacts 02/23/20 20