eNews - Nov 30, 2017

THIS IS LIVE NATIVITY WEEKEND! 

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(Please be praying that the weather cooperates).  Weather related decisions will be made by noon on Friday and communicated via email, website and local radio stations).

Come and experience a Night in Bethlehem at New Minas Baptist Church. At our Live Nativity you can make a Food Bank donation that will get you past Roman soldiers and tax collectors. Meet villagers, shepherds, and inn keepers who will direct you to the angelic choir. Capture the wonder of Mary, Joseph, and the real star of Christmas, baby Jesus.

Friday & Saturday Nights [December 1 & 2] will be a Drive-Thru experience from 630-800pm.

Sunday night [December 3] will be and be an interactive Walk-Thru, mini musical and carol sing from 600-730pm.  

Pastor Daniel says, "Thank you so much to everyone for your hard work in making the Live Nativity a reality and blessing to so many.  Everyone involved, please dress warm and enjoy!"

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THIS WEEKEND

THIS SATURDAY - 1st SATURDAY MEN’S FELLOWSHIP - Our monthly men’s fellowship event will be held this Saturday, Dec 2 at 8am. Our special speaker will be Kim Thomson, 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.

THIS SUNDAY - Join us at 9:15 and 11am for Sunday Worship as Pastor Sterling brings the first message in our Advent Series: "Home for Christmas Part 1:  Good Food - Jesus the Bread of Life, John 6:27-36.

NMBC EVENTS

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Future Home of Christmas Messages

Next Sunday, December 10 - Pastor Daniel:  Pt 2:  Lots of Snow!
December 17 - Pastor Jon: Pt 3:  Beautiful Lights!
December 24 - Pastor Paul: Pt 4: Gatherings!

Christmas Events

CHRISTMAS IN THE ORCHARD [DEC 10 @ 6:30pm] You are invited to celebrate Christmas with the children of Sprouts and the Orchard! Join us at 630pm as we present God’s One Big Story.

A FRIENDS IN RETIREMENT CHRISTMAS [Dec 14 @ 2pm] You are invited to come out on Thursday, December 14 at 2pm in the cafe for a special time of singing Christmas Carols and music with Kay Wheaton while enjoying some Christmas Cookies and drinks.  Why not invite a friend?

CHRISTMAS UNDER THE STARS CAFE [Dec 17 @ 6:30pm] Join us for a fun evening of festive music, sweet treats, & warm drinks! We’re also having an Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest, so be creative and have fun with your design!  How can you be involved?  Contact Pastor Paul if you can help with set up and decorations (following the morning service), provide talent for the event or assist with clean-up!  (paul.fowler@nmbc.ca | text 902-670-8286)

CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES - Sunday Morning Worship - ONE Service @ 10:00am
Christmas Eve Services @ 4:30pm & 6:30pm

NEW YEARS EVE SERVICE - Sunday Morning ONE Service @ 10:00am

SPECIAL CHRISTMAS OFFERING - Our special offering this Christmas season will go toward the purchase of an onsite defibrillator.  All funds received over the amount needed for the defibrillator will be used to off set the cost of our annual Live Nativity.  Please use your regular offering envelope (available under sanctuary chairs) and indicate “Other:  Christmas Offering”.  Thank you!

NMBC ANNOUNCEMENTS

DRIVERS NEEDED - If you are available to drive Abdin and Hanifa Mohamad to Tuesdays and Thursdays for English class in Kentville, we would appreciate hearing from you. Please contact Mark Pearce (markwpearce@gmail.com) or Laurel Jamieson  (laureljamieson@gmail.com for more information.

NOTICE of CHURCH LICENSE to MINISTER candidate, Lori Noseworthy, is studying at Acadia Divinity College and is on her journey toward ordination.

INN FROM THE COLD - The new season of Inn From the Cold began 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 - Thank you so much for participating in the Hadassa House “Fill the Pill” fundraiser. They are now being collected by Hadassa House volunteers at the Connection Centre.

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 those days when you pray, I will listen. If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me.”  Jeremiah 29:12-13 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.
  • You can give securely online with PushPay.

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