Northgate Baptist Church
Monday, January 17, 2022
Living the Acts 1:8 Challenge

Announcements

Prospective Pastor Preached Jan. 9:  We are happy to report that on Jan. 9, 2022 the prospective pastor came and visited Northgate.   On Sunday, Jan. 9, he preached a trial sermon, and afterwards had a question and answer session with the congregation. Those are located on the sermon page of this website.  We encourage you to listen to them this week, because on Jan. 16 we will be voting on whether to call Pastor Johnson and his family to become the next pastor of Northgate Baptist Church.  If you need a ballot to vote with, and are homebound due to Covid, please contact Andy Steel at 304-640-8773 or Rick Smith at 304-573-7468 for one between Jan. 10-Jan. 15.
 
Voting On New Pastor Jan. 16:  We will be voting on a prospective pastor on January 16 during the Morning Worship Service.  If you have heard him preach and met his family, please make sure you are at church to place you vote either way.  This is very important, as it will decide the future direction of our church.
 
New Prayer Chain Coordinator:  We have a new prayer chain coordinator.  Her name is Anita Reid, and she can be reached at 304-673-7898.  If you have a prayer concern, you can call or text her and she will put your prayer request on the prayer chain to our prayer warriors.  If you are interested on joining our prayer chain, please contact Anita, and she will give you all the information you need.
 
Sunday School has started again!!  We have started having Sunday School again for all ages at 9:00 am.  Everyone will be having class in their original classroom, except for the Youth.  They have a new teacher.
   
Pastor Search Committee:  Please be in prayer for these people as they prayerfully and diligently search for the pastor that God has chosen to lead our church body.  The committee members are: Adam Williams, Andy Steel, Anita Reid, Margie Smith, and Rick Smith.  The alternate members are Beth Stewart and Shane Mullins.
  
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 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 Anita Reid at 304-673-7898 by either phone or text.  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 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 - 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 -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.