Northgate Baptist Church
Monday, September 25, 2017
Living the Acts 1:8 Challenge
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Mission Opportunity - Backpack Ministry:  We are packing backpacks for kids to take home who are in need of weekend meals.  We will be doing this after Wednesday night Bible study each week.  Everyone is invited to participate in packing backpacks, no matter what age.  So if you want to help in a worthy mission opportunity, come to Fellowship Hall after your class on Wednesday night, and help pack a backpack.

Preparing for Packing the Backpacks: If you would like to help prepare the tables to pack the backpacks, be at the church by 5:00 pm each Wednesday night.  We will show you how we set up the tables, stock the tables, and set up the baskets.  Then you can help us put all the things in the baskets, and prepare everything for our assembly line.  Its a great time for fun, fellowship, and work in a ministry to help hungry kids.
 
Bars of Soap Needed / Mission Opportunity:  The Jesus Lovers  (3 yr.– 2nd gr.) and Get-Along Gang (3rd – 5th gr.) are in need of bars of soap to deliver to Heritage House for their Mission Project each month.  If you are out and about, pick up an extra bar of soap or two, and throw it in the big trash can in the foyer to help them out. They will be doing their Mission project the fourth Wednesday night during their class time, from 6:30 - 7:20.  Their next mission opportunity to deliver bars of soap will be Sept. 27, 2017. 
 
Disaster Relief Mission Trip: We have a chance to partner with the local Salvation Army to feed victims of Hurricanes in Texas or Florida.  It will be a 2 week Mission Trip, dates to be determined.  Anyone interested in going needs to complete an online disaster relief course - see Pastor Craig for details.
  
Mission Opportunity:  We have an opportunity to have a Bible Study for men and women on Sunday evenings with work release inmates for approximately 2 hours.   If you are interested or need more information, please contact Bruce Meadows at  304-575-0475.
 
Is God Calling You To Serve?  Right now our Nominating Committee is looking for people to serve on the committees in the church that are active in getting things done. Right now we are looking for people to fill the following positions: 1 person for the Personnel Committee, 2 people for the Hospitality / Bereavement Committee, 1 for the Nominating Committee, 1 couple for the Ordinance Committee, 2 more Ushers, and Van Drivers.  Pray about it, think about it, and if you feel God is calling you to serve on any of these committees, please contact Sherman or Stephanie Redden at 304-253-5508; Heather Fauber at 304-222-1185; or Margie Smith at 304-573-7468.
 
Schedule for the Cove Now Available in the Office:  The office now has a schedule for The Cove, The Billy Graham Training Center in Asheville, NC.  All Seminars are free of charge in 2017.  However material, food and lodging fees apply.  They also have concerts there as well.  The concerts are as low as $55.00 a person. If you are interested in the schedule, seminars, or concerts at the Cove, please see Anita in the office.  
  
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.
  
Prayer Chain Coordinator   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 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.
 
Ride To Church: If you need a ride to any of our church services, contact Bruce Meadows at 304-575-0475 at least one day ahead so he can schedule a pick up time for you.
 
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. 
 
Wanted  Men and women to serve in the nursery.  Come and join this exciting ministry!  If you would like to help, please contact  Beth Stewart at 304-683-6848 or e-mail her at jds0788@yahoo.com.   We need volunteers to keep the nursery running!
 
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.  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.