NMBC enews - 2019, 01, 17


NMBC This Weekend

SUNDAY MORNING - Join us for worship services at 9:15am or 11:00am. Pastor Daniel will continue our sermon series Christian in Complete Armour Pt 2 “Breastplate - Our Security" Ephesians 6:14.

This is also Sanctity of Life Sunday. We celebrate God’s gift of life, commemorate the many lives lost to abortion, and commit to protecting and supporting human life at every stage. Please prayerfully consider volunteering and/or becoming a financial partner of the Valley Care Pregnancy Centre (info@asafeplaceforme.com).

NMBC Events

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MISSIONS CAFE - Jan 27th at 6:30pm. Good food, fellowship, music and missions! Learn about local, national and international missions that people in our church family are volunteering with or connected to. For more information see hosts RaeAnne Bekkers or Pastor Daniel.

SPRINGTIME ALPHA COMING TO NMBC - The Alpha Film Series and Youth Alpha Film Series will run Tuesday evenings (6:30-9:00) from March 26 to June 4. You or your entire small group can help make this a success by signing up to pray for Alpha, help with meal preparation/ serving, joining a set-up or clean-up crew, with music, or by becoming a hosts or helper. Sign up to help at the Connection Centre.

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WOMEN INTO LIVING DEEPLY (W.I.L.D.) GAMES NIGHT - Monday, Jan. 28, 7-8:30pm. Bring your favourite game and we’ll enjoy some time visiting. 

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Feb. 2 at 8am, come hear what God is doing in the life of fellow brother, Troy Bonar. Following our gathering in the MP Room we will meet for breakfast at the Louis Millett Complex.

Then you are invited to participate in a fun mini tournament of Floor ball (men and boys grade 8+).

Come to a Intro to Floor Ball - Thurs. Jan 31 at 7pm. here in our gym.

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SNOW BOWL - SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 3 - Join us for a fun flag football game! We will meet at Credit Union Rec Complex in Kentville (formerly the Soccer Dome) at 3:45pm for flag football from 4-5pm. Everyone welcome - guys & girls, middle school age and up. It’s a good chance to invite a friend for a great time of fun & fellowship! See Pastor Daniel for more info.

ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING - Saturday, February 16 @ 9am

NMBC Annoucements

FOOD BANK SUNDAY is Jan. 27. A donation box is located at the Connections Centre. Envelopes for monetary donations are available at Welcome Centre. Cheques can be made out to "Fundy Interchurch Food Bank”.

AL IKARI FAMILY - You can help the Al Ikari family settle into Canada by donating your gently used clothing or household items at Consignor’s Place (77 Crescent Drive) in New Minas, under the account “New Minas Baptist Church”.  The money collected from the sale of these items will help meet the Al Ikari family's needs. Consignor’s Place is currently accepting winter seasonal items.  Questions? Please contact Tania Ward at 902 300-2141 or ward_ty@yahoo.ca.

NOTICE of CHURCH LICENSE to MINISTER candidate, Eric Poll, is studying at Acadia Divinity College and is on his journey toward ordination.

LOST & FOUND - Please take a moment to check our lost and found. Items not claimed by Sunday, January 27 will be donated to charity.

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SEND-A-KID to CAMP FUND is our sponsorship fund at NMBC to provide bursary support to kids & youth who want to attend Christian camps. For many families, camp is expensive, and we want to offer support so that more children and youth can encounter Jesus and have life changing camp experiences! All money in the fund will go to applicants who need support to pay for camp registrations. First priority in dispersing funds will go to children or youth wanting to attend Kingswood Camp. For more info about the Send a Kid to Camp fund or to apply for sponsorship, please visit www.nmbc.ca/sendakid. If you want to make a donation to the Send-A-Kid to Camp Fund you can make your donation through PushPay, or mark Send-A-Kid to Camp on your offering envelope. For more info please see Pastor Jon.

NMBC Discipleship & Resources

2019 BIBLE READING CHALLENGE using the Bible Project plan. Find copies of the plan at the Welcome & Connections Centres and at nmbc.ca/bible and/or download the Read Scripture app for iPhone or Android at www.readscripture.org. At NMBC we love God’s Word!

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THE GREENHOUSE is a book club for those who are new to Church and Christianity or for those who want to renew their understanding of what it means to be a follower of Jesus. Starting Jan 27 in the Greenhouse Room every Sunday for 12 weeks at 11am. Questions: Please contact Tammy Bast (bast.tammy@gmail.com)

Brand New TRAINING OPPORTUNITY/SMALL GROUP for Kids Ministry Leaders & Parents! Pastor Jon & Samyi Diotte invite you to join Gospel Centered Kids Ministry! This group is open to all current kids ministry leaders in Nursery, Sprouts, Orchard and the Grove as well as parents of kids in those groups and even anyone else interested in learning about why we do children's ministry the way we do at NMBC. For more information and timing please contact Pastor Jon. [jon.dixon@nmbc.ca] or Samyi Diotte [samyidiotte@gmail.com] asap. The book we will be following is here: https://amzn.to/2REoamI

The New City Catechism is a modern-day resource aimed at helping children and adults alike learn the core doctrines of the Christian faith via 52 questions and answers. Look below for this week’s catechism question. Learn more at www.newcitycatechism.com

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NMBC Prayer

WEEKLY PRAYER TIME MINISTRY - Join us in the Prayer Chapel on Tuesday Evenings from 7:00-8:30pm to pray for our Church Ministries, Pastors, and our Church family. All Welcome. For more info please contact Pastor Sterling (sterling.gosman@nmbc.ca | 902-670-0833)

PERSONAL PRAYER - If you would like to be prayed for, members of our prayer team are available to do so before and after services in the Prayer Chapel every Sunday.

PRAYER REQUESTS - We would be honoured to pray for you! Please leave your signed or anonymous prayer requests in our Prayer Request box at our Prayer Centre in the lobby.

NMBC PRAYER LOG - The NMBC Prayer Log is available weekly by email. It contains prayer requests from our church family and their loved ones (also printed in our weekly bulletin), the CBM PrayerLine, and CBAC Prayer Link. This weekly publication is available by subscribing at office@nmbc.ca.

WEEKLY PRAYER VERSE - At about that same time he climbed a mountain to pray. He was there all night in prayer before God." Luke 6:12 (MSG)

Ministry Partners & Community

SONLIGHT CONCERT - On Sunday, January 20 at 7pm at Bethany Memorial Baptist Church there will be a special concert featuring the musical group "Sonlight". A freewill offering will also be received, followed by a time of food and fellowship. All are welcome to attend. A storm-date is set for January 27th


SUMMER CAMP - Registration is open for camp this summer! In 2018 Kingswood was almost completely full... and it filled early! Don't miss out! Come experience all that Kingswood Camp has to offer. Fly through the trees on our zipline, test your balance and strength on our ropes course, and develop your skills on our bouldering wall, during canoeing, or at the archery range! Hangout in our treehouse, jump and dive in Lake George, be loud and crazy at campfire! Make lasting memories playing epic games, spending time with old and new friends, and adventuring in the outdoors. And much more! You don't want to miss the Kingswood Camp experience this summer. Dates & details & registration here: http://www.kingswoodcamp.ca/2017summer [ignore the year, it's the correct link]

FAMILY CAMP - August 29 - September 1 - put those dates in your calendar and plan to register join us! Family Camp 2018 was the first event of this kind and it was a blast! There’s no better way to spend your family vacation than at Kingswood Family Camp! Take the time to invest in your family, spend quality time together, and build on your family’s foundation of faith in the beauty of God’s creation at Kingswood Camp. There will be morning and evening chapels with incredible speakers and daily worship. Family Camp provides a relaxed atmosphere and family friendly programming geared towards all ages. Enjoy the balance of free time and organized activities. Some of the activities include: Rock climbing, canoeing, swimming, campfires, crafts, ziplining, and more! Details & registration here: http://www.kingswoodcamp.ca/2017summer [ignore the year, it's the correct link]


CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP - Caregivers Nova Scotia in partnership with NMBC invite you to attend a free support group which offers a confidential, friendly atmosphere for you to discuss your experiences, and receive helpful information in a supportive environment for those who give unpaid care to parents, spouses, children, a friend or relative. The group meets the 2nd Thursday of each month from 2-7pm at the external building (formerly the youth centre) here at NMBC. For more info please contact Jennine Wilson at 902-680-8706 or 1-877-488-7390.

NMBC Giving

Faithful giving is a biblical way that Christians participate in the work of Jesus through the local church. Weekly financial updates are available at the Welcome Centre or through email (office@nmbc.ca).


  • You can give during our weekend services.

  • You can give by mail: 9453 Commercial St., New Minas, NS, B4N 3G3

  • You can give through automatic withdrawal from your bank account. For more information about this contact Paris Chute at paris.chute@nmbc.ca

  • You can text to give with PushPay by texting giveNMBC to 77977.

  • You can give securely with PushPay through our NMBC iPhone / Android App

  • You can give securely online with PushPay

NMBC Communication & Social Media

NMBC Facebook Groups - We have many different Facebook groups that help various groups from our church stay up to date. Click the links and ask to join the groups that apply to you so that you don’t miss any info!