Northgate Baptist Church
Sunday, November 18, 2018
Living the Acts 1:8 Challenge

Announcements

 Prayer Leaders Needed:  We have added a special prayer for our nation and it’s division each week during the morning worship service.  We are putting together a schedule of people to lead the prayers.  Please contact Pastor Craig  at 304-255-4021 or Rick Smith  at 304-573-7123 if you are interested in participating. 
 
It’s Shoebox Collection Time!: Now through Wednesday, Nov. 14.  If you picked up a shoe box last month,it's time to bring it back with the $9.00 shipping, so we can get it to a child somewhere in the world in time for Christmas.  You can also pay online, and track where it goes, which is also great fun if you have kids. You can drop your shoe boxes off when you come to church on Wednesday, or bring them by the church office Monday through Thursday during the office hours of 9:00 - 2:00.  If you have any questions, call the church office at 304-255-4021 and talk to Anita.   WEDNESDAY IS THE LAST DAY TO TURN IN YOUR SHOEBOX, SO PLEASE TRY AND GET IT IN AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
 
Thanksgiving Service:  There will be a Thanksgiving service held in the Sanctuary on Wednesday, Nov. 21 at 6:30 pm.  Everyone is invited to attend, and give thanks for the blessings of the year they have received.  Bring your friends, family and neighbors and come join us in this traditional holiday service. 

Mission Opportunity: Thanksgiving Dinner at Heritage House: We are going to serve Thanksgiving Dinner to the residents at Heritage House this year on Thanksgiving Day. We will start preparations at 7:00 am at the church, and at 11:45 will start taking the dinner over to Heritage House. Dinner will be served at 12:30. If you would like to be a part of this Mission Opportunity, you may come and help at any time for any length of time. This is a great opportunity to involve your children in a family mission project. If you would rather just come and eat with the residents, that would be fine, too. We just need to know how many are going to eat with the residents so we can prepare enough food. Please contact the church office at 304-255-4021 if you plan to come and eat.
If you would like more information, please contact Ramona Meadows at 304-673-0228 or Vicki Stevens at 304-237-8531.
 
 
Children’s Activity: On Saturday, Nov. 24 there will be a Make-Your-Own-Pizza Party at 3:00 pm in Fellowship hall for children ages 3 yrs - 5th grade. They get to make their own pizza, with all their favorite toppings, with Miss Beth. Then after they’re done, it’s time to eat!! It’s a great time for food, fellowship and fun for all children. Parents, if you have any questions, or would like to help, please contact Beth Stewart at 304-683-6848.
 
Chrismon Service:  On Sunday Evening, Dec. 2 at 6:00 pm, we will decorate the Chrismon tree for Christmas.  This is a special tradition that we celebrate every year to begin the Christmas season.  A Chrismon Tree is a tree is a tree decorated with the symbols of Christ, and they are all white and gold.  Bring your family, friends and neighbors out to this special service, to kick off the Christmas season right.  Help decorate the final item in the church, learn about what the Chrismon tree is, and hear some of what the Chrismon tree is about.
 
Come and  Pack Lunch Bags With Us! : l We do  this every Wednesday at 7:20 pm. We’ll be packing lunch bags for kids who don’t have a lot of food to eat at home on the weekend. Come out and join in this great ministry to our community.  All ages are welcome to participate.

Another Way To Help The Backpack Ministry:  We will periodically put a list of items on the Backpack Ministry website that we use to pack the Backpacks that are on sale at Sam's Club.  If you have a Sam's Club card, and would like to purchase any of these items we would greatly appreciate it.  You may drop them off when you come to church in the provided container in the foyer.  You may also drop them off during the week at the office, Monday through Thursday, from 9:00 - 2:00.  If you have any questions, please call the church office at 304-255-4021.
 
Nursery Workers Needed: Beth Stewart is preparing the nursery schedule for the upcoming year, and would love to have more volunteers. She would especially like to have more couples volunteer. If you would be interested in volunteering, please contact her at 304-683-6848.
 
Children's Activities Coordinators Needed for ages 3 yr olds - 5th grade: If you feel led to fill this ministry, please contact anyone on the Nominating Committee.  Sherman or Stephanie Redden, or Heather Fauber.  You can also contact the church office at 304-255-4021.

Youth Activities Coordinators Needed for Youth Group, 6th - 12th  grade: If you feel led to fill this ministry, please contact anyone on the Nominating Committee.  Sherman or Stephanie Redden, or Heather Fauber.  You can also contact the church office at 304-255-4021.
 
Kroger Community Rewards Program:  This program will benefit our Back Pack Program. If you have a Kroger Card, you can register it with this program to earn money for the Back Pack Program by following the instructions below.  Our NPO number is: JU982.
 1. Register online at krogercommunityrewards.com
 2. Be sure to have your Kroger Plus card handy and register your number with your organization after you sign up.
 3. If a member does not yet have a Kroger Plus card, you can obtain one at the customer service desk at any Kroger store.
 4. Click on sign in/register.
 5. Most participants are new online customers, so they must click on SIGN UP TODAY in the ‘New Customer?’ box.
 6. Sign up for a Kroger Rewards Account by entering zip code, clicking on favorite store, entering your e-mail address and creating a      password, agreeing to the terms and conditions.
 7. You will then get a message to check your e-mail inbox and click on the link within the body of the e-mail.
 8. Click on My Account and use your e-mail address and password to proceed to the next step.
 9. Click on Edit Kroger Community Rewards information and input your Kroger Plus card number
10. Update or confirm your information.
11. Enter NPO number or name of organization, select organization from list and click on confirm.
12. To verify you are enrolled correctly, you will see your organization’s name on the right side of your information page.
13. REMEMBER, purchases will not count for your group until after your member(s) register their card(s).
14. Do you use your phone number at the register? Call 800-576-4377, select option 4 to get your Kroger Plus card number.
15. Members must swipe their registered Kroger Plus Card or use the phone number that is related to their registered Kroger Plus card when
      shopping for each purchase to count
 
Devohub: This is a devotional ministry offered by the church.  Go to the app store and down load the Devohub app while at church, then you will have devotions wherever you go!  There are devotions for all age groups that are updated daily. 
  
We Now Have Online Giving!  The church has the availability for you to give online through our website, www.northgatebaptistchurch.com.  Click on the button in the middle of the home page, and it will allow you to use your debit and credit cards to make your offering.  You can also choose from different things to donate to, such as Regular Budget, Annie Armstrong, Lottie Moon, etc.  So if you miss a Sunday, don’t worry - you can just go online and put in your offering without missing a beat.  It will also keep track of your donations for the end of the year tax time as well, so don’t worry about that either.  Try it out and see what you think, and let us know.
   
New easyTithe Giving App: We now have an app that you can download onto your phone which will allow you to give to the church. You can download it onto any Apple or Android phone through the Google play or App store. Look up easyTithe, and download it onto your phone. You will need to register once it’s downloaded, then look up the church, and you can then donate through your phone. If you have any questions, call the church office at 304-255-4021.
 
Prayer Chain:  If you have any prayer concerns or someone ill in your family you would like to have put on the prayer chain, please contact our Prayer Chain Coordinator Vanessa Scott at 304-644-8431 or e-mail her at nessie1275@gmail.com  She will get your prayer concerns out to those on the prayer chain and your loved one will be prayed over by our prayer chain.  If you would like to join our prayer chain, you can contact her, or contact the church office at 304-255-4021 or e-mail us at anita@northgatebaptistchurch.com. Either contact can also answer your questions about the prayer chain as well.
 
Announcements and Inserts:  If you would like to have an announcement put in the bulletin, please have the information  to the church office by Thursday morning.  If you would like an insert put in the bulletin, please have the information to us no later than Wednesday by 1:00 pm.  The bulletin is usually printed around noon on Thursday, so this will ensure your announcement makes it in on time.
 
Notary service available:   Anita Henry, our Church Secretary, can notarize any papers you may need notarized.  Just bring your papers by the church office during the hours of 9:00 am - 2:00 pm Monday through Thursday.  This is a free service offered through the church. 
  
To Schedule an Event If you would like to schedule an event, please call the church office between the hours of 9:00 am -2:00 pm, Monday - Thursday to have your event placed on the church calendar.  You will also need to stop by between those same hours to sign out a key to unlock the church, and sign a use of building form.  You will be responsible for removing your decorations and cleaning up after the event.   Please take home any towels and wash cloths that you have used and launder them and return them to the church.