eNews - Dec 8, 2017



THIS SUNDAY - Join us at 9:15 and 11am for Sunday Worship as Pastor Daniel brings the second message in our Advent Series: "Home for Christmas Part 2:  Lots of Snow!.


THANK YOU! The Christmas Story came alive and God was glorified thanks to all of your hard work and love that you poured into the Live Nativity. It was an all church family effort, and no small blessing was the joy of getting to know each other better. Almost 400 cars went through the Drive-Thru, and over 1,100 visitors at the Walk-Thru, meant that over 2,000 people experienced a Night In Bethlehem, along with over 2,000 pounds of food and just over  $2,000 in cash donations, went to the Fundy Interchurch Food Bank. Vehicles heard a gospel-centered overview of Christmas, and also received a gospel Christmas ornament (thanks to the WILD ladies) and candy canes. To our Nativity Team - Pastor Paul, Ron and Linda Wright, Rick Wood, Ethel Nickelson, Sharon Fowler, Olivia Bast, Pam Dimock and Katrina Salmon, and the 200 plus amazing volunteers - a heartfelt thank you! Pastor Daniel

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.

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?

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)

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

Sunday Morning ONE Service @ 10:00am

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!


COME CELEBRATE ONE YEAR IN CANADA! - Please join us celebrating the completion of the Mohamads' first year in Canada on January 7 at 5:30pm. The Mohamads are our sponsored Syrian newcomer family, and they've been with us here in Canada since December 2016. We will celebrate with a potluck meal featuring Canadian and Syrian food, music and activities. Look for more information, including what you can bring, in the coming weeks.

OPEN ARMS DINNER - We will not be serving dinner at Open Arms in December. We will resume in January. Thank you for your generosity in 2017 and we look forward to working with you again in 2018.

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.

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.


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 - “Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.”  James 5:16 NIV


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