Northgate Baptist Church
Friday, December 14, 2018
Living the Acts 1:8 Challenge

Back Pack Ministry

Fighting Children's Hunger With a Backpack 
At Northgate Baptist Church, one of our missions is feeding children in our community.  Currently we serve 1 school in Raleigh County. We provide food during the weekends.  We pack 85 bags on Wednesday nights after Wednesday night services during the school year, but many more children are still in need of weekend meals.  By working together, we can provide the needs of our community one bag at a time.
If you have any questions on how you can help, please contact James Watkins at
(304)-253-4996 OR (304)-228-7760.  

One hundred percent of your donation is for food.  None of your money will be spent on administrative costs.  All of your donations are tax deductible.  We try to pack each bag as nutritionally sound as possible.  We try to pack foods that kids don't have to cook or refrigerate.  Sample food items packed in the bags include: Slim Jims, cereal bars,fruit snacks,  animal crackers, peanut  butter crackers, apple sauce cups, pudding cups,
juice boxes, and nuts.  You can go to our main web page and donate to the Back Pack Ministry at any time.   You can also send a  check to Northgate Baptist Church,
301 Pinewood Dr., Beckley, WV  25801.  On the memo line put "Back Pack Ministry". 
We are packing Backpacks on Wednesday at 7:20 following the
Wednesday night Bible Study. 
We will set up our tables starting at 5:30, so if you want to come and join us, meet
us in the Educational Building at that time.  We will then set up everything in
Fellowship Hall to pack the lunch bags following the Bible study.  After Bible Study,
we will all join in packing lunch bags for children in our community who need assistance
with food on the weekend.  Come join us for this great ministry, stay for an
enlightening Bible Study, and stay to help in our ministry to feed the hungry
children in our area.  All ages are invited to participate in this activity. 
NOTE:  On Wednesday, Dec. 12, we will be packing lunch bags at 4:00 pm due to the Christmas Dinner.  If you are interested in helping pack the bags, please be here at that time.  Thanks.
Here’s an opportunity to help with the Backpack Ministry. We will periodically put
a list of the items we use that are on sale on this web page. If you have a
Sam’s 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, 9-2. If you have any questions, please call the church
office at 304-255-4021.
Frito Lay 50 Count Classic Chips - $10.98 Item    #981445

Lance Toasty Sandwich Peanut Butter Crackers - 40 Count  $5.72   Item #340855

Sensible Portions Veggie Straws Variety Pack - 36 Count  $9.93   Item #764198
Fruit Roll-Ups Variety Pack - 72 count   $11.32   Item #980002335   
Special Fundraising Efforts for the Backpack Ministry 
Debbie Blankenship will be taking orders for pies through the holidays. The pies are 8-9 inch pies, and are $12.00 each.  All proceeds will go towards the Northgate Backpack Fund.  The flavors she has available are:  Apple Pie, Blueberry Pie, Cherry Pie, Coconut Cream Pie, Old Fashioned Buttermilk Pie, Peanut Butter (Reece's Cup)Pie, and Pumpkin Pie. ** She is willing to attempt any special request pies.** 
To order, either get with her at church, look her up on Facebook or Messenger (Debbie Blankenship) or call Northgate Baptist Church at 304-255-4021 and leave an order with Anita.

New Items in the Foyer for Christmas 
Anita Reid has made some new items for the donation table in the foyer, just in time for Christmas!  These items are Fall and Christmas aprons, a Fall Bag, and a Christmas Runner, among other things. All items are available for any donation amount you would like to make, and all proceeds will go toward the Back Pack Ministry.