eNews - September 29, 2017

THIS SUNDAY

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THIS SUNDAY - Join us at 9:15 and 11am for Sunday Worship as continue our THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME SERIES with Part 3: "Biblical Worship".   We are exploring the blessings of being a part of a biblically healthy home church. We are a family in Christ and always better together.

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CHALLENGE 2017:  October 27th-28th - Calling New Minas Baptist Church! WE NEED YOU TO BE INVOLVED!  Our annual youth event, Challenge will soon be here and plans are well underway.  There are still many ways to be involved, please come to the Connections Centre this Sunday in the lobby and see how you can get involved in Challenge 2017.  Please bring in your food donations (labelled with your name on it) on the day it is called for.  We will need:  Prayer servants to pray around the clock for our students, worship leader and speaker. We need shepherds, food donations, monitors, round-the-clock prayer, kitchen help, setup and cleanup crew, and registration assistance.

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Sermon Based Small Group isopen to all who would like to attend.

  • Meets at 11:00am in Room B5
  • Leader: Colin Kelly

Greenhouse is 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

  • Meets at 11:00am in Greenhouse Room
  • Leader: Tammy Bast

The Reformation: Why It Still Matters - Half a millennia ago, a German university professor posted a piece of paper on the door of his local church building, and his hammer is still shaking the Church to this day.  Why did it happen?  What were the results?  Is the Protestant Reformation still relevant today?  We will examine these very questions during this, the Reformation’s 500th anniversary.

  • Meets at 9:15am in Room B6
  • Leader: Pete Freckleton

Middle School [Grade 6-8]

  • Meets at 11:00am in Bunker Room [C13]
  • Leaders: Jonathan & Lara Ingles

High School & Young Adults

  • Meets at 11:00am in External Building [Top Level]
  • Leaders: John & Colleen DeLong

PHOTO DIRECTORY - Get Connected! - For the next two Sundays [October 1 & 8] we want you to visit our Directory Booth in the Cafe to update your contact info, have your picture taken, and create your access password. We are encouraging all adults and college / university students to have their picture taken for the directory. Also, we have volunteers available to help you install our NMBC App on your mobile device. For more info, contact Pastor Jon Dixon [jon.dixon@nmbc.ca]

CHILD DEDICATION INFO SESSION - THIS SUNDAY there will be a brief meeting after each service in the conference room to learn more about why we have child dedications, what is involved and how you can be a part of our next child dedication service on Sunday October 15

NMBC EVENTS

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WILD (Women Into Living Deeply) - We kick off a new year this Monday, October 2, 7-8:30pm at the church.  Come in the office doors and someone will be there to greet you.  We will be having our annual Books, Blogs and Brownies evening.  So come out and tell us about your favourite book, author, or blog, or listen to the recommendations of others for a good fall read.  Also, bring some brownies to share if you are able.  Lara Ingles will be sharing about her love of books and how they've impacted her faith. WILD is a ministry for women of all ages. Come meet new people or catch up with old friends. We’d love to see you!  Questions, contact Lara Ingles (inglesfamily@gmail.com, 902-679-9627) or Laurel Jamieson (laureljamieson@gmail.com)

1st SATURDAY MEN’S FELLOWSHIP - Calling all Men (Fathers, Sons, Grandsons!) The First Saturday of the month: October 7 at 8am will be our monthly gathering.  Our special speaker will be Jay Callaghan, who will address the 5-W's (who, what, where, when, why) and how of his "Faith" walk in Christ.  Please Note: We will gather in the Multipurpose Room in the Church.  Following his testimony, we will meet and greet at the Louis Millett Community Complex.

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TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW!- Former “Newsboys” member & Grammy Nominated recording artist Paul Colman will be in concert at NMBC on Monday, Oct 23. Tickets available at the Connections Centre this Sunday.  For more details visit www.nmbc.ca/events

NMBC News & Announcements

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BIBLE & LIFE CONFERENCE: Christ-Centred Relationships - November 17-18 - God created people to be in relationships. In fact, we are designed to be in a wide range of relationships so that our Christ-centered character shapes and influences those around us. Join us for our next Bible & Life Conference as we explore together how the gospel in us shapes our relationships with people at work, at school, in our family, on social media and more. Add November 17-18 on your calendar and plan to attend. More details to come.

PRAYER ADVOCATE MINISTRY - The prayer advocate ministry was established a year ago, partnering youth in grades 4-8 with an adult in our church willing to pray for them throughout the week. The prayer advocates receive a prayer card with a photo of your child, their name, age, grade and birthday on it. We are currently in need of another male prayer advocate for a youth who has just signed up.   We are privileged to be able to facilitate this ministry for you and would love to hear from parents and advocates with any questions you might have. You can reach us at arlj.jamieson@gmail.com or by phoning 902-670-4956. ~ Andrew and Laurel Jamieson.

THANKSGIVING FOOD DRIVE - No one should go hungry in our community!  Beginning October 2 - 8 we want to encourage everyone to bring along non-perishable food items and funds in our continuing support of the Fundy Foodbank. All the food items will be gathered at the Connections Centre. Your generosity is greatly appreciated! "You will be enriched in every way to be generous in every way, which through us will produce thanksgiving to God." 2 Corinthians 9:11 (ESV)
 
DRIVERS NEEDED for the Mohamad family. Abdin and Hanifa both attend English classes twice a week in Kentville. There are also various appointments that come up and require drivers. If you can assist in this way, we would love to hear from you. Contact Mark Pearce at markwpearce@gmail.com or Laurel Jamieson at laureljamieson@gmail.com.

NMBC PRAYER

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 - “In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans.”  Romans 8:26 NIV

PRAYER MINISTRY HIGHLIGHT:  MEN!  Are you aware that there are men who gather early on Wednesday mornings to pray?  Thirty-one years ago, in 1986, four young men from NMBC began meeting together to pray at 6:30am before they had to go to work, and this prayer time is still happening in 2017.  What better way to begin your morning before facing a busy day at work?  All men are welcome and encouraged to come out to the external building at the front of the parking lot at 6:30am on Wednesday mornings.  Hebrews 10:25

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). Learn more about giving at NMBC here: www.nmbc.ca/give

  • 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 our office.
  • You can text to give with PushPay by texting giveNMBC to 77977.
  • You can give securely with PushPay through our NMBC iPhone / Android App.
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