eNews - October 6, 2017

THIS WEEKEND

THIS SATURDAY:  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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THIS SUNDAY - Join us at 9:15 and 11am for our Thanksgiving Sunday Worship as continue our THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME SERIES with Part 4: "Biblical Generosity".   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.

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)

PHOTO DIRECTORY - Get Connected! - Visit our Directory Booth in the Cafe this Sunday 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]

NMBC EVENTS

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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

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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.

ANNUAL NMBC BUDGET MEETING - Monday, October 30th.

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BIBLE & LIFE CONFERENCE: Christ-Centred Relationships - November 17-18 - Christ-Centred Relationships - Nov 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.

NMBC ANNOUNCEMENTS

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.
 
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

MINISTRY PARTNER & COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

INTERESTED IN LOVING MUSLIMS AND SEEING GOD"S FULL BLESSINGS IN THEIR LIVES?  You’ll no doubt appreciate this upcoming seminar by Dr. Andy Bannister.  Andy’s very experienced in Christian/Muslim interactions.  He’s been a plenary speaker at Jesus to the Nations in Halifax and also works with Ravi Zacharias International Ministries, presenting faith in Christ in a multi-faith world.  Andy’s from the UK but will be in Nova Scotia teaching a course at Acadia Divinity College ("Reaching Muslims: Theology, Apologetics and Effective Engagement”).  Here are the Halifax details:  TITLE: Understanding and Reaching Our Muslim Neighbours, DATE: October 15, TIME: 6pm-8pm, VENUE: Birch Cove Baptist – 50 Donaldson Avenue, Halifax

TEN THOUSAND VILLAGES FAIR TRADE GIFT SALE will be held at the Kentville Fire Hall on Friday, October 27th (noon to 8pm and Saturday, October 28 (9am to 3pm).  Help end poverty by supporting fair trade!  For more information please contact Kim @ 902-698-2705.

PREGNANCY CENTRE BANQUET - The Valley Care Pregnancy Centre's "Life is Beautiful" Fundraising Banquet at the Old Orchard Inn: Monday, November 6, 6:00 for 6:30 start.  No tickets at the door.  Register Today by calling or texting 902-300-4704 or email info@asafeplaceforme.com.

ANNAPOLIS VALLEY HONOUR CHOIR CONCERT & WORKSHOP - The Annapolis Valley Honour Choir concert, “Shall We Dream” shares the emotional journey of those leaving behind a homeland in a search for a better tomorrow.  In partnership with Naji, and the Valley YMCA Settlement Group, two performances of this must-see concert will take place at the Horton High School Performance Centre on October 21 (7pm) and October 22 (2:30pm).  Special guests include Hussam Al Assaf, a Syrian musician now living in Halifax, and new immigrant families to our Valley.  There will be stories, poetry, and beautiful music honouring journey, hardship, and hope. Arabic musical guests from the University of Toronto, will also be featured in our concert and will offer a public workshop on Sunday October 22nd from 10:00 – noon at Acadia University’s Denton Hall.  A free will offering will support the travel costs for our guest speakers. Concert tickets can be purchased at any Ticketpro outlet in the valley or online (www.ticketpro.ca) and are $15 for adults and $5 for students/children (plus Ticketpro fees) or $20 at the door if available.  For further concert information or AVHC news, check the website www.avhc.ca.

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 - “Answer me when I call to you, my righteous God. Give me relief from my distress; have mercy on me and hear my prayer.”  Psalm 4:1 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.
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