eNews - Oct 20, 2017

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THIS WEEKEND

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SUNDAY - Join us at 9:15 and 11am for Sunday Worship as we continue our THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME SERIES with Part 6: "MESSY GRACE".   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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IN CONCERT THIS MONDAY! - Former “Newsboys” member & Grammy Nominated recording artist Paul Colman in concert at NMBC this Monday, Oct 23. Tickets available at Connections Centre this Sunday and at the door the evening of the concert.  

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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 online at http://bit.ly/17NativitySignup or visit the Connections Centre this Sunday!

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD - Interested in helping spread God's word through Operation Christmas Child? Wondering what should go in the shoebox?  Check out this link: https://www.samaritanspurse.ca/suggested-gifts/  Collection date: Nov. 5. Let's see how many boxes our church can put together!! For more information please contact Paris at paris.chute@nmbc.ca.  Pick up your boxes at the Connections Centre this Sunday.

NMBC EVENTS - CHALLENGE

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CHALLENGE 2017 - Next Weekend - Prayer requests:

  • The youth and leaders who will travel to and from Challenge
  • Our Speaker – Mitch DeWare, as he prepares for the main sessions
  • Our Worship Leaders – Beyond the Broadcast, as they prepare for the worship sessions
  • Our Challenge Team and church volunteers – for rest and energy leading up to the weekend
  • Final details – they will be all worked out!!
  • That lives will be changed forever as hearts are surrendered and turned to God!!

DO YOU HAVE A TRUCK AND/OR TRAILER?  We could use your help for the afternoon/early evening of Saturday, October 28. Our Challenge youth will be in the community raking leaves. We need someone to go to these homes and collect the bagged leaves and dispose of them. If you can help, please email jvanderkloet@hotmail.com or call/text 902-691-5008. Thank you!

NMBC EVENTS

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.  

1st SATURDAY MEN'S FELLOWSHIP - Our monthly men’s fellowship event will be held Nov 4 at 8am. Our special speaker will be Colin Kelly, who will address the 5-W's (who, what, where, when, why) and how of his "Faith" walk in Christ.  We will gather in the Multipurpose Room.  Following his message, we will meet, greet, and eat at the Lion’s Club Breakfast next door at the Louis Millett Complex.

LIVE NATIVITY KICK OFF PARTY (Nov 5 @ 6:30pm) - Don’t miss this fun evening of information and celebration as we prepare to launch our 3rd Annual Live Nativity.

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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

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

FOOD BANK SUNDAY is the last Sunday of the month. The Food Bank donation box is located at the Connections Centre. Envelopes for monetary donations are available at Welcome Centre. Cheques can be made out to "Fundy Interchurch Food Bank”.

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

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.

GIDEON FALL BANQUET - Friday November 3, 6:30 at Port Williams Community Hall. You can be part of sharing the Good News all over the world. Tickets $20.00. Contact Gordon Braun at (902) 679-0148 or Garnet Wheaton at (902) 680-2024

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 - “In my desperation I prayed, and the Lord listened; he saved me from all my troubles.”  Psalms 34:6 NLT

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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