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July 21-27, 2017


There is No Such Place as "Cyber Space"

Cyber space is kind of a myth. It was made up, I suppose, sometime during the 80's or 90's to describe the mysterious region of the internet where everything magically happens. Unfortunately, the idea of it being a separate place sort of took hold in a lot of our minds, as if what happens in cyber space isn't "the real world." It is the real world, and we need to realize that for both good and bad. 

We have never interacted with a "cyber person" online. Every person you have responded to on Facebook, by email, or in a comment section, is a real person. The relationships that you form on social media are real relationships with real people. They aren't lesser because they are online because the people you are texting, commenting with, and talking to on Facebook are just as real as the people who sit next to us in church. 

On a positive note, this means that we can be friends and get to know people that we would not have been able to know merely 30 years ago. I have friends, real friends, who I know only online. Some of them I have been able to meet in person, but many I have yet to meet face to face. That doesn't mean that those relationships are less real. Those relationships are simply different.

The reason that this is important is because people often downplay the importance of treating others online like real persons. Bullying online is epidemic. Nasty, terrible comments on things that people write are also evident everywhere you look. We need to be aware that how we relate to people online is affecting real, actual persons. 

So please, don't underestimate the influence and importance of social media contacts. Also, don't undervalue the real relationships that can form online, whether they be relationships you forge or those of your children. I know that the internet is often used for evil, but it is also a source of great good. It can be used to tear others apart, but it can also be used to build them up. 

Think about that if you use email, texts, or other social media. Be salt and light wherever you go, even when it is on the internet.

Yours in Christ,

Bro. Brad

Announcements:

  • Students will meet this Wednesday night at the Knight's house. Contact David if you would like more details.
  • 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 (8 weeks a year)
    Please call, text, or see Regina if you are interested.
  • Ladies Fellowship: July 24th at 6:00pm at Kathy Coy's house.
  • Student group Lock-in at the church starting at 6:00pm on Friday, July 28.
  • Sign ups for upcoming Community Groups are now on the welcome table.
Dates to Mark on Your Calendar:

July 23 - Community Groups start back
July 24 - Ladies Fellowship
July 24-28 - Youth Summer Missions Week
July 28 - Youth Group Lock-in starting at 6pm

Praise/Prayer Requests:
  • A big "Thank You!" to all those who helped with Art Camp. We had a great year, thanks to you. The kids had a good time, learned a lot, and were very well fed. Thank you so much!
  • Please continue to pray for and support the Champion Family as we grieve the loss of our brother, Ron.
  • Pray for Gloria's husband, Perry Childress. His health has been declining and he is not a Christian. Please pray for the Lord to save Him.
  • 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 - Gina Smith, Alan Bledsoe

Last Week’s Statistics:
Budget Receipts this Week: 
$3,361.00
Budget Needs Weekly:
$4,097.88
Budget Receipts YTD:
$117,953.50
Budget Needs YTD:
$118,838.65
Budget (Deficit)/Surplus
($885.15)
Building Fund this Week:
$50.00
Building Fund YTD:
$4,950.00
Benevolence:
$10.00
Attendance: 
92
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.

July 14-20, 2017

Jonah's Testimony

Jonah Lancaster has been a part of our NCBC family for years. He now wants to make his membership here official. The elders unanimously recommend him for membership. A congregational vote will be held soon. Here's Jonah's testimony:

The day I was born again in Christ was the Saturday right before Easter. I can't remember the exact year but I was around 7 or 8. My mom used to teach aSunday school class for this church I used to attend. She had bought this egg cartoon with a dozen Easter Eggs, each egg had something that represented a moment from Jesus' final week on earth. She decided to test it out on me, she explained every little thing that happened on that fateful week from Jesus arriving in Jerusalem on Palm Sunday to His death on the cross. Finally, she got to the last egg, but this egg was different for it was empty. I remember asking her why it was empty while the other eggs had some item inside it that meant something, she then explained to me that the greatest miracle of all had taken place, Jesus rose from the grave defeating death. My mom then told me that he had died so that we could be saved, I knew in that moment I needed to be saved. I asked her what I had to do to get saved, she took me by the hand and told me all I had to do was believe and accept him into my heart. We then prayed and I accepted Jesus as my Lord and Savior.

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 (8 weeks a year)
    Please call, text, or see Regina if you are interested.
  • Art Camp T-shirts for Art Camp kids available for FREE at Sunday night registration only (up to a $10 donation would cover the cost of the shirt if you want to give). Please provide your child's size when you register to secure a t-shirt (regular kind only; no "Comfort Colors" available this late).
  • Ladies Fellowship: July 24th at 6 at Kathy Coy's house.
  • Sign ups for upcoming Community Groups are now on the welcome table.
Dates to Mark on Your Calendar:

July 16-19 - Art Camp. Theme is "Survival: Out pray, out last, outreach." Focus of the lessons will be on Spiritual Disciplines.
July 23 - Community Groups start back
July 24 - Ladies Fellowship
July 24-28 - Youth Summer Missions Week

Praise/Prayer Requests:
  • Please continue to pray for and support the Champion Family as we grieve the loss of our brother, Ron.
  • Pray for Gloria's husband, Perry Childress. His health has been declining and he is not a Christian. Please pray for the Lord to save Him.
  • 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 - Haley Coy & Taylor Gwaltney

Last Week’s Statistics:
Budget Receipts this Week: $2,710.00
Budget Needs Weekly: $4,097.88
Budget Receipts YTD: $114,592.50
Budget Needs YTD: $114,740.77
Budget (Deficit)/Surplus ($148.27)
Building Fund this Week: $250.00
Building Fund YTD: $4,900.00
Benevolence: $75.00
Missions: $150.00
Attendance: 67
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) 849 2454