December 2, 2009 Volume 2 – Issue 46
A Thank You from our Pastors:
Dear Church Family,
Drew and I wanted to write a thank you letter for your generous gift to us for “Pastor Appreciation
Month.” It was a very pleasant and humbling surprise. We were both stunned by it and grateful.
Drew and I are privileged to be serving at New Covenant Baptist Church. It seems odd to get paid for
doing something that you would pay to do. We love fellowshipping with you; we love preparing our
lessons and sermons; it is our delight to gather with you on Sundays. It is our privilege to go before the
Lord and pray for you. These are things that we would do anyway, that we receive a salary for it
boggles our minds.
Drew and I simply want to say thank you. Thank you for your support, thank you for your confidence
in us, and thank you for your friendship. Please continue to pray for us so that we will be good
stewards. We strive to be good stewards over our finances, over our responsibilities to the church, and
our responsibilities to help get the message of the gospel out to our world. We love you, church. Thank
you for your generosity.
Yours in Christ,
Brad and Drew
Announcements:• Children’s Christmas Musical Practice – Parents of 3 year olds to 6th graders, please make sure that
your children are at church, tonight, Wednesday, December 2 and next week December 9. Our
Christmas musical is very soon and we really need all the kids there to go over songs and parts. We
are having a dress rehearsal Wednesday, December 9 at 5:30pm• Men’s Christmas Fellowship – Tuesday, December 8 at 6:30pm at Allen’s Bledsoe’s house. Please
bring a $10 MAN gift to exchange.• Women’s Christmas Fellowship – Thursday, December 10 at 6pm at Amber Knight’s house. Bring
$10 and finger foods to share. The ladies will be hand painting ceramic Christmas ornaments.• Christmas Cards – As a service project, the older girls will be making Christmas boxes for each
family in our church. They are asking that instead of mailing out Christmas cards this year, we
bring them to the church and the older girls will sort them. The money that is saved on stamps, they
are asking that you donate it to Missions. See Regina Gregg or Denise Bledsoe with questions.• Marriage Retreat – Sign up for the Marriage Retreat Today! Shocco Springs on Feb. 26-27. Checkin
will be that Friday at 4:00, and we will finish up on Saturday at around 3-4pm. We will have
dinner, breakfast, and lunch prepared for us there. The cost is $155 if you register before the end of
the year. Sign up online or at the church.• Nancy Guthrie Conference – January 29-30 in Decatur. Cost $20 and includes snacks Friday night
and breakfast and lunch on Saturday.• Ladies True Woman Conference – March 25 – 27 in Chattanooga. Speaking will be Nancy LeighDeMoss, Mary Kassian, Dannah Gresh, and others. Worship leaders are Keith and Kristyn Getty.
The price is $129 plus hotel accommodations. Let Lisa Spence or Amy Williams know if you are
interested. Here’s a link: http://www.truewoman.com/?id=760
• Track Ministry – If you would like to help with the Track Ministry, please see Ron Champion.
Youth Announcements:• Tonight, Student Night will be at the Champion's house. We will meet there at the normal time,6:00. Their address is 408 Linwood Ave. Here is a link to the address on Map Quest. The easiest
way to get there is to go down S Broad like you are heading to Bro. Brad's house and turn left on
Linwood (the opposite direction from Bro. Brad's subdivision). If you have any trouble finding it,
just call Drew on his cell phone (256-744-0770).• Saturday, December 19th, we are going to go caroling (we will hand out tracks and info about our
church) and watch a Christmas movie. I will need parents to come to help as well as to bring
• Pray for the Seckel’s grandson, Ethan, who has been diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes.
• Pray for Gloria Childress’ brother, James Pierce, who is in kidney failure and not doing well.
• Pray for Penny Roney, Steve Hellums’ sister. She has a tumor on her pituitary gland.• Pray for Jeff and Suzanne Davis as Suzanne is pregnant and considered high risk and is having
some major health issues.• Pray for Denise Bledsoe’s mother, Shirley McLendon, who is in congestive heart failure. Please
pray for Denise as she is trying to help her mother as much as possible.• Pray for Ruth Thompson, Wanda Parker’s mother. Pray for her husband, Dalton, as he cares for
• Pray for those with cancer: Linda Duran.
Please begin praying for those who are going to Nicaragua in February. These include Jimmy Barnard,
Matt Colvin, Jennifer Dixon, Charlie Fields, Todd Gregg, Lisa Spence, and Amy Williams.
M.U.D. is raising money to buy land and build houses in Nicaragua to build houses for orphans. If you
Sunday, November 29 –Sunday Night Service
Sunday, December 9 – Family Meeting
Sunday, December 13 – Children’s Christmas Musical
Sunday, December 20 – Regular Sunday Night Service
Wednesday, December 23 – No Wednesday Night Events
Thursday, December 24 – Christmas Eve Service
Sunday, December 27 – No Sunday Night Service
Sunday, January 3 – Regular Sunday Night Service
Sunday, January 10 – 1 year Celebration Service
Volunteers for this week:
1’s and 2’s – Lisa Spence and Chris Knight
3’s and 4’s – Justin and Ashley QuarlesFood - Lisa Spence – Sweet
Denise Bledsoe - Sweet
Last Sunday Stats – November 28, 2009:
Attendance: Worship Service - 65
Offering: General – 2,000.00
Birthdays: Nov. 29-Dec. 12
Tuesday, December 1 – Ethan Pratt/Ethan Williams
Friday, December 4 – Brad Williams
Friday, December 11 –Ashley Ham/Benjamin Spence
New Covenant Baptist Church – www.DiscoverNewCovenant.com
104 W. Alabama Avenue, Suite A - Albertville, AL 35950
9:30am – Sunday School
10:30am - Worship Service
6:00pm – Community Groups
6:00pm - Children’s Activities
6:00pm – Student Activities
6:00pm – Adult Bible Study
Pastor – Brad Williams Family Pastor – Drew Dixon
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.