eNews - Oct 13, 2017

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THIS WEEKEND

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SUNDAY - Join us at 9:15 and 11am for Sunday Worship as continue our THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME SERIES with Part 5: "Church Family Unity".   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.

AT THE CONNECTIONS CENTRE THIS SUNDAY:

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CALLING NMBC! OPPORTUNITIES 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 please come to the Connections Centre 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). They are due this week.  Please pray for the people who are preparing now to “Challenge” the youth and leaders, and don’t forget to sign up to serve at Challenge!  Special guests include: Mitchell DeWare and Beyond the Broadcast!

OPEN ARMS DINNER DONATIONS - Thank you to all who have so faithfully contributed to NMBC's monthly dinner for Open Arms. Dinner will be served to guests at Open Arms on October 28. 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.

FILL THE PILL FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN - Hadassa House is a non-profit ministry located in Waterville that provides cost-free rehabilitation to addicted women.  Visit the Connections Centre to find out how you can help support them through their “Fill The Pill” fundraiser. 

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NEW SUNDAY ELECTIVE: Worship Guitar - If you've never played guitar, can play or haven't played in a long time, this is for you! Learn the basics of guitar and music theory and grow this new skill to enhance your relationship with Jesus!    
Meets at 11:00am in Room D2 (large room in daycare wing)
Leader:  John Lake

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

FRIENDS IN RETIREMENT (F.I.R.) is this Thursday, October 19 at 11:00am.  This month’s program will include a time of singing, devotional by Bob & Brenda McKay and a presentation by Andrew & Laurel Jamieson "The Cotswold Way - a 100 mile ramble through Southeast England".  Following the program a meal will be provided in the Fellowship Hall.

ANNUAL NMBC BUDGET MEETING - Mark you calendar and plan to attend our Annual NMBC Budget meeting on Monday, October 30 at 6:30pm.  Key items will includethe 2018 budget and the nominating committee’s nominations for 2018 and 2019.  Agendas will be made available next Sunday at the Welcome Centre.  

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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

2017 LIVE NATIVITY SIGN-UP - Our 3rd annual Live Nativity is coming Dec 1-3! Plan early to be part of this exciting event. Whether you want to be an actor, help with set construction, direct traffic, or serve on the set up & clean up crews, there are lots of opportunities to serve this year! Sign-up will begin next Sunday at the Connections Centre.

PRAYER ADVOCATE MINISTRY - We have 2 youth (one male and one female) requesting a prayer advocate and if you would consider praying specifically for these youth, please contact Andrew or Laurel Jamieson at arlj.jamieson@gmail.com or phone 902-670-4956.

DRIVERS NEEDED - If you are available to drive Abdin and Hanifa Mohamad to scheduled classes or appointments, we would appreciate hearing from you. Please contact Mark Pearce at markwpearce@gmail.com or Laurel Jamieson at laureljamieson@gmail.com for more information.

MINISTRY PARTNER & COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

FUNDRAISING BREAKFAST - There will be a free Will pancake breakfast held this Saturday, October 14th from 7-10am at the Louis Millet Complex in New Minas.  Funds are being raised in support of Andrew & Lisa Mitton and family as Lisa faces cancer treatment.  For those who cannot attend and wish to donate, you can do so at the New Minas Village Office (April Ernest) or through Alan Buchanan (902-680-8971) or Paul Maynard (902-223-3194).

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 - "We're depending on God; he's everything we need."  Psalm 33:20 MSG

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