Northgate Baptist Church
Friday, December 14, 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. 

Time to pack lunch bags changed on Wednesday, Dec. 12: Due to the Christmas Dinner, we will be packing lunch bags early that day.  If you are interested in helping pack lunch bags, please meet us in the Educational Building at 4:00 pm.  
 
Christmas Dinner Date changed:  Due to the bad weather, we have moved the annual Christmas Dinner to Wednesday, Dec. 12 at 6:00.  The church is supplying the meat, rolls and drink, and asking everyone else to bring either a side dish or dessert.  All Bible studies have been cancelled, and the children involved in the play practice will eat first so they may go upstairs to practice.  We will enjoy a time of food, fun and fellowship.  So bring your family, friends and join us!
 
Children and Youth Play Practice:  If you have a child or youth in the Christmas Play, there will be two special practices next week before the play.  They will be on Wednesday, Dec. 12, and on Friday, Dec. 14, both days at 6:00 pm.  If there are any questions, please contact Beth Stewart at 304-683-6848.
 
Cookies Needed for Children’s Play: We are in need of people to make or purchase cookies for the Christmas program on Sunday night, Dec. 16. If you are willing to do this, please contact Beth Stewart at 304-683-6848.
 
Deliver Christmas Boxes to Area Schools: We will once again partner with the organization from NC to deliver boxes of toys and other goodies to take to the schools in Raleigh County. This is a great ministry outreach. We will deliver boxes to Central Head Head Start on Wednesday, Dec. 19. The party starts at 9:30, but they suggest we be there at 9:00, and we need home made cookies with that party, if you feel like making any. On Friday, Dec. 21, the party for Sophia Head Start will take place at the Sophia Church of God Gymnasium, 201 Basham Street, in Sophia at 10:00 am.   If you want to come out and help hand out boxes to either of these parties, please notify Jennifer and James Watkins at 304-228-6642 or 304-228-7760.
 
Christmas Caroling at Heritage House Wednesday, Dec. 19: We will again go Christmas Caroling on Wednesday, Dec. 19 at 6:30 and visit with our neighbors at Heritage House.  We will read the Christmas Story, take them cookies and hot chocolate, and sing Christmas Carols and fellowship with them.  This is a great family missions project.  So bring your family and come out with us to show your children what missions is all about.  It's also a great time to enjoy some good old fashioned Christmas cheer with our neighbors, and share God's word with them.

Christmas Cookies needed for Visit to Heritage House:  We are in need of cookies for our visit to Heritage House. If you can make or purchase some cookies for our visit, please contact the church office at 304-255-4021.  Thanks.
  
Church Family Skating Party: There will be a church family skating party on Sunday, Jan. 27, at the MacArthur Skating Rink in MacArthur from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. Everyone is invited to attend. So bring your family, your friends and your neighbors, and your skates, and come join us for some good old fashioned fun.
 
 
Come and  Pack Lunch Bags With Us! :  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.
 
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.