Newsletter for Week of November 11, 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,
Our missionaries for the month of November are George and Joy Ross serving in New Orleans, LA. George began to sense that God was calling him to missions at the tender age of eleven. What began as a whisper developed into a call to ministry in his college years. The Ross family has made New Orleans their home since 2013, when they were appointed as Send City missionaries by the North American Mission Board. George serves as the Send Relief Ministry Center director. The Send North American initiative was created in 2011 by our mission board to plant churches in thirty-two strategic cities across the United States, Canada, and their territories. Send Relief focuses on meeting the needs of individuals and families in communities compromised in some way because of crisis or circumstance. Its five main focus areas are poverty, refugees and internationals, foster care and adoption, human trafficking, and crisis response.
George and Joy work with established churches to plant churches in the unreached and unchurched parts of New Orleans. The need for church planting is great in New Orleans. The city, with a population of more than 1 million people, has only one Southern Baptist church for every 7,252 people. Projections are to plant fifty new churches in New Orleans in the next ten years. New Orleans has a history of spiritualism, generational religion, poverty, and crime. These are only a few of the difficulties one encounters on a daily basis.
Another aspect of ministry that God has placed in the hearts of George and Joy is foster care and adoption. The couple became intrigued by the concept of foster parenting, even after their first four children were born. Soon after their move to New Orleans, George and Joy began a foster relationship with two children they later adopted.
-Bro. David email@example.com
Youth & Education
Ski Retreat –
We will have a parent/participant meeting on Sunday, December 1, following the morning service. This is also when the folks from Ski Celebration will be here to do boot fitting. The final payment will be due on December 1. Skiers owe $270 total and boarders owe $280 total.
Thanksgiving Supper & Service –
Sunday, November 24, at 5:00 p.m. We usually need around 20 pots of soup/chowder/chili for our supper on this night. There is a sign-up sheet on the foyer table so you may let us know that you will bring something. Please list the type of soup/chowder/chili that you plan to bring. There is also a need for cornbread and dessert. There will not be any other activities on this night. There will not be any activities at the church on Wednesday, November 27.
Bus to JHS playoff game – Friday, November 22, if playoffs continue – place and time TBD
Christmas shopping trip – Saturday, December 15
Youth Christmas Party – Wednesday, December 18
Salvation Army Bell Ringing – Thursday, December 19 at Winn-Dixie – 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
-Bro. John firstname.lastname@example.org
Music & Outreach
I’ll begin by saying thanks to Craig Hendon and Sarah Waters for both doing a great job on the solos they each shared with us in our services Sunday. As the choirs prepare for our Christmas programs, it is great to know we have so many talented church family members willing to serve in this way on Sundays. This allows our choirs more time in rehearsals to work on Christmas music because Sunday specials can be covered by soloists and groups. We have some more special and unexpected things like these coming up in the next few Sundays. I hope you’ll make every effort to not miss a single one.
- Bro. Shawn email@example.com
GA Fun and Fellowship - Friday, November 15 / 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. in the fellowship hall
RA Lock-In - Friday, November 22, 6:00 p.m. through Saturday, November 23, 10:00 a.m.
Parents, if you need info contact Stormie, Matt, or Bro. Wes!!
Women on Mission / Thursday, Nov. 14 at 6:30 p.m.
at the home of Ed and Anne Davidson 354 Meadow Way
Annual Thanksgiving Supper -
November 24 - 5:00 p.m. This is a church wide family event. There will be no other activities on this night and no services at the church on Wednesday, November 27. Please sign the list in the foyer to let us know what you will bring. There is a column for soup, stew, chowder, chili, etc., another for crackers, cornbread or corn muffins, and a third one for desserts. Drinks will be furnished.
Operation Christmas Child -
Our Operation Christmas Child shoebox collection is quickly drawing to a close. Thanks to everyone who brought a box (or boxes). As of this morning we have 162 boxes. If you have shoeboxes that you have not yet brought to church yet, please do the following:
Bring your completed box(es), with the envelope on the top with money for shipping, to the church office no later than Monday, November 18. We will not be able to accept boxes after that date. Please do not place the box (es) any other place in the building. All boxes that were brought on Sunday, November 10, have been processed and are ready to be delivered on November 20.
If you need to take a box to Glory Fellowship after Monday, November 18, here are the dates and times that you may do that.
Tue, Nov. 19: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Wed, Nov. 20: 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Thu, Nov. 21: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Fri, Nov. 22: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sat, Nov. 23: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Sun, Nov. 24: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Mon, Nov. 25: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Plastic Bags for Mission of Hope - Bring those Walmart/Dollar General type plastic bags you have been saving to the office, and we will see that the Mission of Hope gets them. Lori Abercrombie says they will need a lot of these bags in November and December.
Lottie's card box -
It’s not too early to start getting your Christmas cards ready. Lottie’s Card Box will be open for business beginning November 17. Bring your cards, addressed to NBC members and regular attendees only, and put them in Lottie’s box. Give the money you save on postage to the Lottie Moon Christmas offering. December 18 will be the last day to bring cards.
Spaghetti Luncheon -
Our Challengers are sponsoring a spaghetti luncheon on Sunday, November 17. You can sign up any time from now until November 13. Eat in or carryout - please specify. Any money above the cost of preparing the meal will go toward our Lottie Moon Christmas Offering goal of $16,000.
Food Closet Needs -
Boxes of Saltine Crackers
Friday November 15 - GA Fun & Fellowship Friday 6pm-9pm
Friday November 22 - RA Lock-in Friday 6pm - Saturday 10am
Sunday, November 24 – Churchwide thankgiving fellowship meal - 5:00 p.m. Sign up soon to bring soup, cornbread, etc.
SPECIAL NOTE: ALL SUNDAY NIGHT SERVICES IN DECEMBER BEGIN AT 5PM
Sunday December 1 - NBC Youth - Ski Retreat Meeting and boot fitting after AM worship.
Sunday December 8 - Preschool Christmas program and Children's Choir Program in evening service 5PM
Youth Christmas Shopping Trip – Saturday, December 14
Churchwide Missions Study - Sunday December 15. International meal begins at 4:45 PM, followed by Mission Study for all ages.
Youth Christmas Party – Wednesday, December 18
December 22 - Combined Adult & Youth Choir Christmas Program 5PM
December 29 - Churchwide Movie night 5pm
VIP Of The Week-
Jean Godfrey (mother of Patsy Green and Janice Sanders)
54 Hwy. 78 Loop / Jasper, AL 35501
(Mrs. Jean will be 90 on December 26.)
Dear Church Family, Thank you for your prayers and cards. Bro. David, thanks for all you did for Terry. Thanks to my Sunday School class for the food. God Bless everyone, Doris Ferguson
We extend our love and sympathy to the family of Dickie Barton. Mr. Barton passed away on November 9.
In Memory of Robert Rodgers to the Children’s Dept. by James and Cheree Causey
MISSIONARIES OF THE MONTH
George and Joy Ross
New Orleans, LA
Pray For Our Schools
Sumiton Elementary - Holly Rivers
Cottondale Elementary - Katrina Kimbrell
Walker County Schools - Andrea Nuss
November 17: Josh / Christy Pavlovec
November 24: Jason / Kendra Brown, Donna Day
Youth Choir Snack:
November 17: Holly Richardson, Delores Frazar
November 24: NO SNACK TODAY
Patrol: Dustin Bailey, Dwight Allen, Erick Rivers
Usher Captain: Ed Davidson
Membership (November): Mandy Reeves
Sound: Dustin Bailey
Video Projection: Kristi Stinson
Before Sunday School: Barry Harbor, Patsy Green
Before Worship: Barney Self, Justin Robinson
Front Porch Greeters: Terrell / Stephanie Martin
ETC (for children birth - age 3)
November 17, 2019
A.M. Sabrina Jaye, Becky Sharpton, Amy Keeton, Rhonda Vandiver, Alice Self, June Smith, Kayla
Hendon, Kortnee Langley, Scott Hamrick
P.M. Barney Self, Katrina Kimbrell, Justin Robinson, Kendra Brown, Alan Hadaway
A.M. Dorma Green, Wanda Pate, Linda Smith, Sandra Williams, Lou Altman, Abbie Day, JoAnne Hendon, Madelyn Seiberling,
5:00 P.M. Thanksgiving Supper!! No Nursery Tonight!!
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 Wanda Pate know. We sure could use some extra folks!
Deacons On Call:
Mike Gibson 205-617-0124
Emmett Green 205-471-0517
Weekly Budget Needs $11,982.92
Received 11/10/19 $11,047.51
Budget Needs YTD $131,812.12
Rec’d YTD $144,167.41
Offerings & Attendance Nov 10, 2019
General Fund $11,047.51
Capital Fund $200
Building Fund $350
Missions Fund $245
Lottie Moon $160
Annie Armstrong $98
Global Hunger $52
Food Closet $100
Children’s Dept. $100