Newsletters

May 19-25, 2017

Summer at NCBC

Hey Everyone! There's a lot going on this summer here at the church, so rather than put all the details below in the "Announcements" list, I thought it would be appropriate to highlight all the activities as the focus of this week's newsletter.
To start with, here's a list of summer activities that have been planned for the kids. We are calling them "Super Tuesdays" even though some events are on Thursdays. Benjamin Spence, our summer intern, will be facilitating most of these events. Also remember Wednesday night teachers are off for the summer. Classes will start back when school starts back. We do, however, have a signup sheet for volunteers to supervise the kids on Wednesday nights for playground fun or movie watching in the sanctuary. Without further ado...

Summer events for kids:
May 24 - Move up Day! Students going into the 7th grade move up to the Youth Group.
May 30 - Recreation at NCBC, 1-3 pm
June 8 - Pool Party at the Knights house, 1-3 pm
June 15 - Trip to The Factory in Gadsden, 3-4 pm (leave from church at 2:30. Tickets are $13)
June 20 - Matinee at Boaz 9 to see "Cars 3"
June 27 - Picnic at Civitan Park, 11 am to 1 pm (bring your favorite bagged lunch and sports balls)
July 11 - Six Flags Day (Will need chaperones to attend. Tickets $47.99. Leaving church at 8 am)
July 16-19 - Art Camp. Theme is "Survival: Out pray, out last, outreach." Focus of the lessons will be on Spiritual Disciplines.

Summer events for students:
May 24 - Albertville United Games (see below for details)
May 31 - Outing to Sonic to celebrate students moving up
June 9-10 - Young men's retreat to Weiss Lake (free overnight trip for youth guys. Fishing, games, grilling out, solitude with the Lord and other guy stuff)
June 21 - Student Home Meeting at the Parnells
July 11 - Six Flags Day (see above)
July 23-27 - Summer Mission Project with Breakaway Ministries in Gadsden. Register by May 31st with $50 deposit.

In addition to these, Ladies' Summer Book Club is meeting this Tuesday, May 23, at 6:30 at Lisa's house and will continue throughout the summer. We also have planned another church-wide game night on June 11th from 2:30 to 7:30. Bring your favorite games and food; come and go as you please.

For more events and activities going on at NCBC, check out the newsletter, the welcome table, and the Sunday morning announcements slides each week.

Have a blessed summer!

-David

Announcements:

  • Children's Ministry Needs:
    - 4 volunteers on rotation to supervise the kids on Wednesday nights during the summer. There will be no children's classes on Wednesday nights during the summer, just playground and/or a movie. A sign up sheet is on the welcome table for volunteers.
    - 2 extra Sunday School teachers to add to the rotation.
    - Anyone interested in being on Sunday night rotation (1 year term)
    Please call, text, or see Regina if you are interested.
  • Check out the welcome table for upcoming events and sign ups.
  • The new Young Adult Sunday School Class began on May 7th. Matt Colvin and Jake Ham are co-teaching the class.
  • In celebration of school letting out, Albertville United youth ministry association is hosting the annual "AUnited Games" Wednesday, May 24th at the Albertville Rec Center from 4 to 7 pm. There will be "slip-n-slide kickball," basketball, and volleyball. Prizes for winning teams. All middle school and high school students welcome.
  • The Ladies' Summer Club has begun again. The selection for May is "Messy Beautiful Friendship", by Christine Hoover. Meeting this Tuesday, May 23, at 6:30 at the Spences. Snacks and coffee will be served.
  • June 3rd Dragon Boat Races in support of Habitat for Humanity. Cost is $25 per person. See Kevin Parnell for details.
Dates to Mark on Your Calendar:

May 23 - Ladies' Summer Book Club
May 24 - AUnited Games
May 30-July 11 - "Super Tuesdays" activities for kids
June 3 - Dragon Boat Race
June 9-10 - Young Men's Retreat

Praise/Prayer Requests:
  • Please continue to pray for and support the Champion Family as we grieve the loss of our brother, Ron.
  • Pray for all the benevolence cases we work with on a weekly basis. Most of them are unchurched. Pray the gospel takes root and praise God for all the provision we have to be able to do this ministry.

Sunday Morning Childcare:
Bed Babies through 2's - Denise Bledsoe, Robert Sims, Kathy Coy
3 through 4 year olds - Rory Colvin & Sam Merilien

Last Week’s Statistics:
Budget Receipts this Week: $2,860.00
Budget Needs Weekly: $4,097.88
Budget Receipts YTD: $82,619.50
Budget Needs YTD: $81,957.69
Budget (Deficit)/Surplus $661.81
Building Fund this Week: $40.00
Building Fund YTD: $3,530.00
Benevolence: $80.00
Missions: $125.00
Attendance: 77

912 E. Main Street, P.O. Box 131- Albertville, AL 35950
256-849-2454
Pastor – Brad Williams    
Family Pastor -- David Porch
Sunday:
9:30am – Sunday School
10:30am - Worship Service
6:00pm – Community Groups
Wednesday:
6:30pm - Children/Student Activities
6:30pm – Adult Bible Study
Our mission and passion at New Covenant Baptist Church is to glorify God by becoming a community that  fosters the love of God with all of the heart, soul, mind and strength, and by learning to love one another as Christ Jesus has loved us.The answer to every heart's need and the satisfaction of all our longing is found in Jesus Christ our Lord, who is Himself the very image of Almighty God. We exist to adore Him, and to spread the knowledge of His greatness to the ends of the earth.

May 12-18, 2017

Ministry That Doesn't Cost Us is Self-Service

Yesterday, Amy, Ethan, Zoe, and I had to say goodbye to Malachi. We brought him to his new home with his grandmother, and we basically cried all the way home. Our little buddy had been with us for about 9 months, and he was loved as a member of our family, as most of you well know. By God's grace, we were able to help him through a very difficult time, and I am glad to say that he left us in much better shape than when he arrived. 

Many people over the last few weeks have wondered aloud "How do you do it?" or have said, "I don't think I could do that." It isn't simply a matter of us wanting to do it, it is a matter of a thing that needs to be done. These children do not have a home. They are always children who have suffered abuse and neglect. They are made in the image of God, and their angels always behold the face of the Father (Matthew 18:10). How can we *not* help them. 

Brothers and sisters, I want to say as kindly as I can that if your ministry doesn't cost you anything, it is only self-service. When the people of the church heard that Paul might be arrested in Jerusalem, they begged him not to go. They cried in sorrow. Paul said, "Why are you weeping and breaking my heart?" (Acts 21:13). The people wept when Paul left, and so did he. We know of at least one occasion that people stayed up past midnight to hear him teach before he departed. Paul worried about the churches constantly, and he risked his life for them. Ministry costs us something, or it isn't really ministry. If we don't invest ourselves in others, if we don't invest such that we risk heart break, we aren't loving as we ought to.

In a few months, Amy and I will most likely take another child. They will come to our home, not knowing what to think. We will love them. We will take them to the doctor and get them ready for school. They will sit at our table like family. We might get to keep them a week, or a month, or a year, and then they might go. We will all cry when they do. But that is the price of an open home and an open heart. That is the price of ministry.

Yours in Christ,

Bro. Brad

Announcements:

  • Children's Ministry Needs:
    - 4 volunteers on rotation to supervise the kids on Wednesday nights during the summer. There will be no children's classes on Wednesday nights during the summer, just playground and/or a movie. A sign up sheet is on the welcome table for volunteers.
    - 2 extra Sunday School teachers to add to the rotation.
    - Anyone interested in being on Sunday night rotation (1 year term)
    Please call, text, or see Regina if you are interested.
  • Check out the welcome table for upcoming events and sign ups.
  • The new Young Adult Sunday School Class began on May 7th. Matt Colvin and Jake Ham are co-teaching the class.
  • Student Home Meeting is May 17th at Jake and Ali Ham's house from 6 to 8 pm.
  • In celebration of school letting out, Albertville United youth ministry association is hosting the annual "AUnited Games" Wednesday, May 24th at the Albertville Rec Center from 4 to 7 pm. There will be "slip-n-slide kickball," basketball, and volleyball. Prizes for winning teams. All middle school and high school students welcome.
  • The Ladies Summer Club will begin again in May. The selection for May is "Messy Beautiful Friendship", by Christine Hoover. Time and place for discussion to be announced.
  • Ladies Fellowship will be Thursday, May 18th, at 6 pm at Beth Ann Parnell's house.
  • June 3rd Dragon Boat Races in support of Habitat for Humanity. Cost is $25 per person. See Kevin Parnell for details.
Dates to Mark on Your Calendar:

May 17 - Student Home Meeting
May 18 - Ladies Fellowship
May 24 - AUnited Games
June 3 - Dragon Boat Race

Praise/Prayer Requests:
  • Please continue to pray for and support the Champion Family as we grieve the loss of our brother, Ron.
  • Pray for all the benevolence cases we work with on a weekly basis. Most of them are unchurched. Pray the gospel takes root and praise God for all the provision we have to be able to do this ministry.

Sunday Morning Childcare:
Bed Babies through 2's - Jennifer Rains, Lisa Spence, Chris Knight
3 through 4 year olds - Regina Gregg and Allen Bledsoe

Last Week’s Statistics:
Budget Receipts this Week: $6,530.00
Budget Needs Weekly: $4,097.88
Budget Receipts YTD: $80,159.50
Budget Needs YTD: $77,859.80
Budget (Deficit)/Surplus $2,299.70
Building Fund this Week: $200.00
Building Fund YTD: $3,490.00
Missions: $200.00
Benevolence: $409.00
Attendance: N/C

912 E. Main Street, P.O. Box 131- Albertville, AL 35950
256-849-2454
Pastor – Brad Williams    
Family Pastor -- David Porch
Sunday:
9:30am – Sunday School
10:30am - Worship Service
6:00pm – Community Groups
Wednesday:
6:30pm - Children/Student Activities
6:30pm – Adult Bible Study
Our mission and passion at New Covenant Baptist Church is to glorify God by becoming a community that  fosters the love of God with all of the heart, soul, mind and strength, and by learning to love one another as Christ Jesus has loved us.The answer to every heart's need and the satisfaction of all our longing is found in Jesus Christ our Lord, who is Himself the very image of Almighty God. We exist to adore Him, and to spread the knowledge of His greatness to the ends of the earth.


Our mission and passion at New Covenant Baptist Church is to glorify God by becoming a community that  fosters the love of God
with all of the heart, soul, mind and strength, and by learning to love one another as Christ Jesus has loved us.
The answer to every heart's need and the satisfaction of all our longing is found in Jesus Christ our Lord, who is Himself, the very image of Almighty God. We exist to adore Him, and to spread the knowledge of His greatness to the ends of the earth.

 

Contact the church office :  (256) 660 0330