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May 5-11, 2017

Pray for our Missionaries

Rather than write an article from my own perspective, I want to offer some prayer points today and urge us to pray for the missionaries we support and others from whom I've gotten recent updates. In no particular order:

The Holloways. This is Chris' first week back in Ghana after having spent some time in the U.S. Dana is remaining here in the U.S. for a few more weeks to complete some training. During the first week back, Chris has had some ups and downs. Please pray...
  • that Chris and the staff will find a solution to why their chickens are dying at Thrive Farms.
  • for the kids that Chris and Matthew have gotten to disciple this week, Aaron and Christian in Nyambong.
  • pray for Chris and Dana's hearts while they are apart from each other for a time
The Teagues and other UWM missionaries. Pray...
  • for the Foundational Heart and Skills of Transformational Coaching program that Chris has been working with to train and mentor Christian leaders across Europe.
  • that their good influence would spread and that the Teagues would continue to make gospel contacts in Prague
  • that the East Mountain staff in Stellenbosch, South Africa (with whom my friends, the Conleys, hope to be working soon) would be able to keep their jobs. The SA government has recently restricted visas to only a few options, such as student visas. Therefore, foreign missionaries are in danger of losing their visas and their jobs.
  • pray that Chris Conley can get a student visa by entering the doctoral program of a seminary and thereby  keep his position on the East Mountain team.
The Todds. Pray...
  • for the new work the Todds are currently focused on: the reopening of the Evangelical Church in the village of Khiam.
  • for their continued strength and compassion to reach displaced Syrian refugees and be able to lead them to Jesus
  • pray that more and more Muslims will doubt Islam and that Chris and Kim would have more and more divine appointments with such Muslims and that they would believe the gospel
IMB missionaries. Pray...
  • for our friends in North Africa who I will call Ray and Ali Burnstin. Pray that more opportunities open up with their NGO through which they can reach the desert peoples
  • for more partners to be able to go visit and work through the Burnstin's NGO
  • that they will be able to stay in the country and get established in their city for a long time
  • for friends of mine in Central Asia who just found out they have to move from their mountain village to a place where they can receive better medical care for their young son who has terrible food allergies
Finally pray for the Moodys in Uganda and for Brad's upcoming trip to visit and encourage them and the Holloways in Ghana. And don't forget to pray for Pastor Rejoice and Beatrice laboring in Tanzania. As always pray that the Lord would protect and save the children of all our missionary families and use them as well. Pray to the Lord of the harvest to send laborers into the harvest fields.

For Jesus' sake and His kingdom,

David

Announcements:

  • Check out the welcome table for upcoming events and sign ups.
  • New Young Adult Sunday School Class will begin on May 7th. Matt Colvin and Jake Ham will be 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.
  • Children's Ministry Needs:
    - 1 extra teacher on Wednesday nights
    - 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.
Dates to Mark on Your Calendar:

May 7 - Young Adult Sunday School Class Begins
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 - Cindy Ham, Misty Merilien, Steve Hellums
3 through 4 year olds - Marsha Garrison & Taylor Gwaltney

Last Week’s Statistics:
Budget Receipts this Week: $4,941.00
Budget Needs Weekly: $4,097.88
Budget Receipts YTD: $73,629.50
Budget Needs YTD: $73,761.92
Budget (Deficit)/Surplus ($132.42)
Building Fund this Week: $150.00
Building Fund YTD: $3,290.00
Attendance: 72

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.

April 28-March 4, 2017

Stewards of the Earth

I am very proud that our church has been recognized by the "Keep Albertville Beautiful" Board as having "Greatly Improved" the property where we worship. We have turned our place here into a lovely place to look at. I wonder if you think that how our property looks is important to the Lord? After all, we do spend a lot of time and money on the upkeep of this place. Would the money be better served going to mission efforts in the community or around the world?

I do not think that it would be better served there, and it certainly does not have to be an either/or situation. The Kingdom of God is more than evangelism. The Kingdom of God includes farming, plumbing, engineering, botany, biological studies, and everything else under the sun. God is God of all things, and one of the things that God likes is a beautiful Earth. 

We know this because God originally made mankind to be gardeners. Before the fall, Adam and Eve were in the Garden of Eden to tend it. God made flowers and fruit trees and all sorts of loveliness, and in the middle of this beauty, He placed us to be stewards of it. I think that our grounds can bring joy to people who look at it if we steward it well. I also think that it brings glory to God when people see a little of His creativity through the beauty we cultivate here. 

We are stewards of the Earth. That mandate has never been revoked. We should care for the Earth as good stewards. We ought to beautify it. We ought to leave things better than we found them. We ought to strive to maintain a balance between human need and consumption and the good of the environment. 

And it wouldn't hurt if we stopped to smell the roses on occasion. I think that it would please the Lord if we did.

Yours in Christ,

Bro. Brad

Announcements:

  • Check out the welcome table for upcoming events and sign ups.
  • New Young Adult Sunday School Class will begin on May 7th. Matt Colvin and Jake Ham will be co-teaching the class.
  • 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.
  • June 3rd Dragon Boat Races in support of Habitat for Humanity. Cost is $25 per person. See Kevin Parnell for details.
  • Children's Ministry Needs:
    - 1 extra teacher on Wednesday nights
    - 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.
Dates to Mark on Your Calendar:

May 7 - Young Adult Sunday School Class Begins
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 - Amy Williams, Randy Spence, Kevin Parnell
3 through 4 year olds - Amber Knight, Matt Colvin

Last Week’s Statistics:
Budget Receipts this Week: $2,353.00
Budget Needs Weekly: $4,097.88
Budget Receipts YTD: $68,688.50
Budget Needs YTD: $69,664.04
Budget (Deficit)/Surplus ($975.54)
Building Fund this Week: $0.00
Building Fund YTD: $3,140.00
Secret Church Love Offering: $195.00
Missions: $200.00
Attendance: 76

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