NMBC Enews - 2019, 03, 07


NMBC This Weekend

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FRIDAY: NMBC WORSHIP CIRCLE - We are hosting our 1st Worship Circle on Friday, March 8 from 6:30-8pm. All ages are welcome to gather in the lobby to sing and play together using as many acoustic instruments as can fit in the room. Here’s what you’re encouraged to bring: an acoustic guitar or acoustic bass, fiddle, banjo, mandolin, harmonica, and hand percussion (shakers, cajon, tambourines, etc). And of course come prepared to sing your heart out as we join together on familiar worship songs and learn from each other. Can’t wait to see you! Have questions? Please contact Pastor Paul Fowler paul.fowler@nmbc.ca

Here are some benefits from joining in on a worship circle (as noted by DanWilt.com)

• Young people gain confidence in both playing instruments and flowing in worship expression.

• Older people break out of their confines and try new things.

• The “all-age” dynamic brings people together.

• Songs are taught to small group leaders.

• Band members learn how to linger in a song, rise and fall with dynamics, and respond musically to changes.


SUNDAY MORNING - Join us for worship services at 9:15am or 11:00am. Pastor Daniel will bring us the final message in the Christians in Complete Armour series, Pt 7: “All Prayer - Our Supplication

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20/20 VISION NIGHT this Sunday night at 6:00pm. An acoustic and reflective time of singing led by our Young Adult Band, prayer and updates on the visioning process.

Also, please take a moment to respond to the emailed questionnaire sent earlier this week! Thanks!


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THE ALPHA FILM SERIES for youth and adults will run here on Tuesday evenings (6:30-9:00) from March 26 to June 4. Explore life, faith, and meaning around food, teaching and discussion. Sign up at the Connections Centre. For more information please contact Pamela Flawn (pamelaflawn@gmail.com)

MARCH BREAK ADVENTURE CAMP - MARCH 19-20 - All children between age 3 - grade 5 are invited [Tues & Wed] from 9:00am – 12:30pm. Free with no pre-registration required. March Break Adventure Camp will be a fantastic mix of large group celebrations, Bible story telling, exciting games, and crafts! Invite your friends and join the Adventure! Have questions? Contact Pastor Jon Dixon (jon.dixon@nmbc.ca) .

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NMBC WOMEN’S CONFERENCE will be held April 5&6. Experience wonderful teaching by Colleen Delong, worship led by Gina Cormier and great workshops. Cost $20 and includes lunch. Register at the Connection Centre or online at http://bit.ly/NMBC19womencon (Please note an additional $2.00 fee is applied to online registrations). More info? Contact Lara (inglesfamily@gmail.com) or Laurel (laureljamieson@gmail.com).

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NMBC Annoucements

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THANK YOU to those who helped set up the Al Ikaris’ home by donating money, gift cards, household items, furniture, internet installation and pick-up and delivery services. This week the family received their SINs, opened bank accounts, registered the children in school and the adults in English language training.  It has been a busy week! We are thankful for the volunteer translators and the Google Translate app.

YOU'VE GOT MAIL! Please take a moment to check your church mailbox for your 2018 Tax Receipts. If you don't have a church mailbox your tax receipt has been mailed to you. You also have a Mission Letter from Julia McLearn. Additional copies of Julia’s letter can be found at the Connections Centre or online at http://bit.ly/NMBCToday

NMBC SUMMER STAFF APPLICATIONS - Now accepting applications for annual summer staff position[s] in children and youth ministries, pending funding from the Canada Summer Jobs Program. Applicants must be 15-30 years of age at the start of employment. Application deadline is March 31. Contact Pastor Jon Dixon for an application package.

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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 (jon.dixon@nmbc.ca).

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!

Electives - 9:15AM Service

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NEW ELECTIVE BEGINNING THIS SUNDAY: Six week (Mar 10 - Apr 14) study of the Exodus theme in Scripture with Wade White based on the book Echoes of Eden.

Room: B6 @ 9:15am.

The exodus stands as a pivotal event in the Old Testament. But we also see echoes of this story of redemption all throughout God's Word. The recurring theme of the exodus throughout the entirety of Scripture sheds light on the Bible's unified message of salvation and restoration that is at the heart of God's plan for the world. Join Wade White for a 6-week study on the theme of the Exodus in scripture, March 10 – April 14 during the first service in B6. The book “Echoes of Exodus” is suggested but not required for the elective, with some copies available at the church office.

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NEW ELECTIVE: 7-week (April 21-June 2) study of the Apostle Paul a RightNow Media Study with Danny Zacharias.

Room: B6 @ 9:15am

Apart from Jesus, no one has had a greater influence in Christianity than the apostle Paul. This elective will view a short clip from RightNow Media each week and proceed with a discussion and Bible study. Join Danny Zacharias for a 7-week study on Paul's remarkable life and his voyages from Jerusalem across the Mediterranean world to Rome, where he was ultimately martyred. April 21 – June 2 during the first service in B6.

Electives - 11AM Service

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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. Meeting Sundays in the Greenhouse Room at 11am. Questions: Please contact Tammy Bast (bast.tammy@gmail.com)

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 - “Do not hide your face from me when I am in distress. Turn your ear to me; when I call, answer me quickly.” Psalm 102:2 NIV

Ministry Partners & Community


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.

SAFE MEDICINES FOR SENIORS & CAREGIVERS - Prescription and over the counter medicine has the potential to improve heath and well-being. But when not taken properly, it can sometimes cause other health-related problems. Join Caregivers NS and pharmacist Lacey Kolanco (Lawtons Drugs, New Minas) for this informative workshop on Wednesday, March 27 from 2-3:30pm here at NMBC. This event is FREE but seating is limited. Please register in advance by calling 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!