NMBC Enews - 2019, 04, 18



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GOOD FRIDAY - Join us for a special Good Friday Worship Service for all ages at 11:00am. You are invited to join in following along with the procession of Christ and the cross. We will meet at Swiss Chalet parking lot at 10:45am. Our service will begin following this re-enactment of The Via Dolorosa. Our service will include communion. All ages are included in this service; children are invited to attend the service with their families (no children's program available - nursery is available but not staffed.)

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This Easter Sunday morning we will celebrate with believer’s baptism, drama depicting the reality of our risen Christ and Pastor Daniel will conclude our Easter Series with “HE IS the Lion and Lamb who Conquered the Grave”.

**IMPORTANT: With the number of wireless microphones in our drama presentation, to avoid digital interference we would ask that you please place your cell phone on airplane mode or turn completely off. Thank you for your cooperation.

EASTER BAPTISM - This Sunday we will celebrate with nine individuals who will be baptized. Each candidate has recorded a video testimony to share with you during the services.

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EASTER OFFERING - New Day, New Life, New Look! As we enter a new chapter in the life of our church, in keeping with our 20/20 visioning journey, we want to be ready with a refreshed, well designed new logo and the ability to update all our visual platforms (signage, letterhead, social media, website, etc). Approximate costs of $3,000 to 5,000 dollars will help us in this endeavour.



MISSIONS MEETING - Come out this Thursday, April 25th at 7:00pm in the multi-purpose room to hear Rev. Randy Stanton, from Canadian Baptist Ministries, share about new possibilities in our partnering with CBM to serve in overseas mission work. Join us to learn more about this opportunity and be inspired to serve.


1st SATURDAY MEN’S FELLOWSHIP - May 4 at 8am, hear what God is doing in the life of John Lohr. Following our gathering we will meet for breakfast at the Louis Millett Complex.

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THE ALPHA FILM SERIES for youth and adults is here on Tuesday evenings (6:30-9:00). March 26.. 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)

MARK YOUR CALENDARS! Church Clean Up Day will be Monday, May 13 from 6:00 - 8:00pm. Many hands make (good fun) and light work!

NMBC Announcement

OPEN ARMS DINNER DONATIONS - Drop by the Connections Centre in the lobby this Sunday to see how you can contribute or contact Pam Dimock at pam.dimock@gmail.com or 902-670-2588.

POST SECONDARY GRADS - If you or someone you know from our church family is graduating this Spring from a post secondary program we would like to celebrate that accomplishment! Let us know by contacting our church office (902-681-7683 or office@nmbc.ca).

LOST & FOUND - Please take a moment to check our Lost & Found.  Items not claimed by next Sunday, April 21 will be donated to charity.

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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GRIEF SHARE - You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone. Sundays at 9:00am in room B5. For more info, contact our church office or Dennis Wilson at camino99@outlook.com or 902-599-0095 / 902-300-9418.

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NEW ELECTIVE: 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.


NEW ELECTIVE: 7-week (April 28-June 9) 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 28 – June 9 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 - “Accept my prayer like a gift of burning incense, the words I lift up like an evening sacrifice.” ‭‭Psalms ‭141:2‬ ‭ERV‬‬

Ministry Partners & Community

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.

LADIES RETREAT: ‘It's Time To...”, Sat. April 27, 9 am – 4:00 pm at Aylesford Baptist Church. Cost $25.00. Contact Cheryl Lloyd, 902 538-8144, online www.ladiesretreatministries.org.

GIDEON LOBSTER/ROAST FUNDRAISING BANQUET - May 10 at the Berwick & District Lions Club! Come and be part of how the gospel changes everything. Tickets are $25.00 and available until May 2 by contacting Gordon Braun (902-670-0158) or Garnet Wheaton (902-680-2024)


GROWING YOUNG - The Spring session of the EVBA and Annual Leadership Seminar will be hosted by Cambridge Baptist Church on Saturday, May 4 at 9am (lunch provided). Theme: “Growing Younger” with Renee Embree, worship leaders Paul Fowler and Friends. Then stay for a fun ball game (if raining bring a crokinole board for a tournament!).

FUNDRAISING CONCERT - FEATURING SONLIGHT. You are invited to attend a fundraising concert for Landmark East Foundation Student Bursary Fund on Sunday, May 5, 2019 - 3:00 p.m. at White Family Funeral Home in Kentville. Free Will Offering will be received with proceeds to be donated to their Student Bursary Fund.

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St. Joseph’s Stage Prophets present their 17th production, Fiddler on the Roof at the Festival Theatre, Wolfville May 16 to 19.  Tickets for all 6 performs are $20 and available on-line at https://boxoffice.acadiau.ca, and in person at the Acadia Box Office, Box of Delights Bookstore, Wolfville and Occasions Gifts and Décor, Kentville.

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!