eNews - Nov 10, 2017



THIS SUNDAY - Join us at 9:15 and 11am for Sunday Worship as Pastor Daniel continues our There Is No Place Like Home series with Part 8, Family Mission - Luke 15:1-7



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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!

NATIVITY PROPS NEEDED - Our Live Nativity Team is looking for the following items to use as props: baskets, crates, apple ladders, pottery, clay pots, candles, candle holders, battery operated candles and tea lights, lanterns, old fishing net, oars, buoys, old masonry tools, mortar and pestels, and lentils/beans.  If you have any of these items that you would be willing to lend our Nativity Team, please contact Brian & Karen Morrison (bkdkmorri@gmail.com).


BIBLE & LIFE CONFERENCE has been moved to January 19-20.  Be sure to watch your bulletin and enews for further details.

CHURCH FAMILY POT-LUCK SUPPER next Sunday, Nov. 19 at 5:30pm. It’s a Country Harvest theme so wear lots of plaid! Think you know apples? Come ready to win the apple tasting contest. Those whose last name begins with A-L please bring a main dish (casseroles etc), and those from M-Z please bring salads. We’ll provide rolls, apple cider, and ice cream!

FRIENDS IN RETIREMENT (FIR) is Thursday, November 16 at 11:00am.  Our monthly program will include a time of singing, devotional by Sheila Levy and a presentation about the services of “Point to Point”.  Following the program a meal will be provided in the Fellowship Hall.

2017 ECUMENICAL ADVENT SERVICE - Join us at NMBC for an evening of seasonal music featuring local choirs and music teams from area churches on Sunday, November 26 at 6:30pm.  If you would like to be in the NMBC choir please see Pastor Paul. 


INN FROM THE COLD - The new season of Inn From the Cold begins November 6.  NMBC will be supplying emergency shelter (in partnership with Open Arms and local policing services) on Monday nights during our colder months.  You can support this ministry by:
    •    donating $5.00 tim cards that will provide our guests a hot breakfast;
    •    signing up to provide a hot meal and/or snacks for guests
    •    or by becoming an evening or overnight host for guests.  
For more information on how you can become involved in this important ministry please visit the Connections Centre, contact Reid Sanford (reid1@ns.sympatico.ca | (902) 684-9534) or John Lake (j7h8l@msn.com | (902) 697-2167).

FILL THE PILL FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN - For those participating in the Hadassa House “Fill the Pill” fundraiser, toonie bottles will be collected at the beginning of December.  Once filled, simply write your contact information on the label and return the bottle to NMBC.

THE OCTOBER BUSINESS MEETING was a good meeting but we were just shy of a quorum. As a result, we were unable to pass our 2018 budget and slate of candidates for various ministries. These items will be brought forward again at our February 2018 business meeting. If you have any questions about this process, please contact the church moderator, Jeremy Bast, at 902-580-7025 or jeremy.bast@outlook.com.

LOST & FOUND - Our lost & found collection is located under the coat rack outside the sanctuary/across from the washrooms. Items not claimed by November 30th will be donated to charity.


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.


“Give your burdens to the Lord, and he will take care of you. He will not permit the godly to slip and fall.”  Psalms 55:22 NLT



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

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