Northgate Baptist Church
Sunday, December 04, 2022
Living the Acts 1:8 Challenge

Announcements

 Teachers Needed:  We are greatly in need of teachers for Wednesday night and for Children's Church on Sunday morning.  It would be for grades 3 yrs. to 5th grade.  If you are interested, think about it, pray about it, and then let Beth Stewart know at3040-712-0174.  You would be teaching on a rotation basis with other teachers.

Baptismal Service:  We are in the process of planning a baptismal service.  If anyone is interested in following through with baptism, please see Pastor Josh.

Lottie Moon Christmas Offering: We are now collecting for the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for International Missions. Please be in prayer as to what you and your family would give to support International Missionaries over and above your regular tithe. Our goal is $2500.00, and our Ingathering is Dec. 25.
 

 

Special Wednesday Night Services: On Wednesday Night through December, we invite you to join us for our Lottie Moon Mission Study. 
On Dec. 7, we will have a missionary from the IMB sharing about their ministry. 
On Dec. 14 we will study Refugee Simulation.
On Dec. 21, we will Go Like Lottie.
So please come and join us for supper at 6:00 and these special services immediately following our meal.
 
No Sunday School on Christmas Day: We will not have Sunday School on Sunday, Dec. 25.    Come in at 9:45 to enjoy the Sunday Morning Social, and then enjoy the special Christmas Day Service.
 
Business Meeting: There will be a brief business meeting following the morning service on Sunday, Dec. 18 before we head down to dinner.
 
Communion: We will celebrate Christmas Day with a service of communion. Please come out and join us for this special service, one made more reverent when observed on Christmas Day.
 

Christmas Program:The Christmas Program will be on Sunday, Dec. 11 @6:00 pm.  This is for all ages - 3 yrs - 12th grade.  Please let Beth Stewart know if your child / children will  or will not be participating.  Beth could also use some help with the program.  You can contact her at 304-712-0174 with any questions, letting her know you will help,  or to let her know your child will be participating.

Church Pot Luck Christmas Dinner: The Church Pot Luck Christmas Dinner will be on Sunday, Dec. 18 immediately following the morning service.  The Church will provide rolls and water.  Bring your favorite pot luck dish and join us for a time of food and fellowship, celebrating the Christmas season.

 

Kroger Community Rewards Program:   If you have a Kroger Card, you can register it with this program to earn money for the church by following the instructions below. You need to re-register in August. 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.

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.

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 a prayer need, you can use the prayer chain to have them prayed for. Call or text Anita Reid at 304-673-7898 and she will get your prayer out over the prayer chain.  If you would like to join our prayer warriors, contact the church office at 304-255-4021 during office hours Monday - Thursday, 9:00 - 1:00 and we will add you to the list.

Announcements & Inserts: If you would like to have an announcement put in the bulletin, please have the information to the church office by Thursday morning by 11:00.  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 -1:00 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 -1:00 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.