eNews - Dec 21, 2017

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THIS WEEKEND

THIS SUNDAY - Join us as we gather together at 10am for Sunday Morning Worship. Pastor Paul will bring the final message in our Advent Series: "Home for Christmas Part 4: Gatherings!   In the Evening at 4:30 & 6:30pm we will come back together to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ with two identical family friendly services that will feature Christmas carols, a children's choir and a Christmas message!

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

NEW YEARS EVE AM SERVICE & PM FELLOWSHIP
Sunday Morning ONE Service @ 10:00am
Sunday Evening Fellowship & Praying in the New Year @ 6:30pm

ANNUAL SPECIAL CHRISTMAS OFFERING
Our annual special Christmas offering will go toward the purchase of an onsite defibrillator (approx. cost $2000).  All funds received over this amount 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!

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT - PRAYERFUL YEAR END GIVING
By God’s grace and your faithfulness we are growing numerically and spiritually. Your financial support all through the year, and helping us finish well in 2017 with prayerful year end giving, is very appreciated. We are better together and excited about ministry in 2018!

NMBC NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

OFFICE HOURS -  Next week the church office will be closed December 25-26 and open between 8:30-12:30 December 27-29.  

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COME CELEBRATE ONE YEAR IN CANADA! - 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 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.

1ST SATURDAY MEN'S MONTHLY FELLOWSHIP - Brothers and sons, January 6th at 8am, you are invited to come hear what God is doing in the life of your fellow brother, Gordon Keddy. Following our gathering in the Multipurpose Room we will meet at the Lion’s Club Breakfast next door at the Louis Millett Complex.

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.

JANUARY 2018 OUTLOOK

ABRAHAM: FAITH TO FOLLOW is the new sermon based small group series that Pastor Daniel will begin Sunday, January 14th. At times, God’s plan can seem too strange, or to be taking too long. In this study we will look at how we can have faith to follow and hold to God’s promises even when things seem uncertain.  More info and sign ups to come Dec. 31 and Jan. 7.

2018 BIBLE READING CHALLENGE - We are challenging our New Minas Baptist family to read through the Bible together in 2018! Let’s together read through God’s Word following the Bible Project plan. There are print copies of the plan at the Welcome & Connections Centers, or you can read on your phone in either YouVersion [join our NMBC reading group here: http://bit.ly/18NMBCbible] or Read Scripture. To find out more about the challenge, please see our www.nmbc.ca/bible

THE WHOLE STORY OF THE BIBLE - To help you launch into our 2018 Bible Reading Challenge, Danny Zacharias, on January 7, during both services, will offer you a bird’s eye view to the structure of the Bible, to show how each book fits into the grand scheme of God’s story.

CHILDREN & YOUTH MINISTRIES 2018 LAUNCH DATES - The Grove [grades 2-5] & Solid Rock Youth [grades 6-12] launch for 2018 on Wednesday, January 10 at 630pm.

Our second BIBLE & LIFE CONFERENCE will focus on Christ-Centered Relationships on Friday and Saturday Jan 19 & 20, 2018. 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. We will explore how the gospel in us shapes our relationships with people at work, at school, in our family, on social media and more. Registration will open early in 2018 at our NMBC office or at the Connections Centre. For more information contact Pastor Daniel Cormier at daniel.cormier@nmbc.ca

NEXT STEPS DISCOVERY MEMBERSHIP CLASS Tuesday, Jan. 30

Visit the Connections Centre for more information and to sign up!

NEW SUNDAY ELECTIVES IN 2018 - Learn more at www.nmbc.ca/electives or contact Pastor Jon [jon.dixon@nmbc.ca]

THE BIBLE IN YOUR HANDS - 66 books. 40+ authors. Written over a period of 1,500 years. God’s Word to us comes from different people in different circumstances and through different types of literature. How do we today, far removed from the events and the authors, approach the Bible and understand the Bible that we hold in our hands? Join Wade White for an 8-week elective on Interpreting the Bible, beginning January 14 during service 1. Learn about the different types of literature in the Bible and how to properly read them, understand why we have different English translations, and be introduced to some Bible study tools.

THE GREENHOUSE - Launching again on January 14. The Greenhouse is for those who are new to Church and Christianity or for those who want to renew their understanding of what it means to be a follower of Jesus. Contact Tammy Bast (bast.tammy@gmail.com) for more details.

MAKING LIFE DISCIPLES  - "Life decisions need life support," and the church is God's instrument to provide life support to women, men, and families to empower them to choose life for their unborn children and abundant life for their families. This 12 week elective will equip you to lead with credibility and love - offering compassion, hope, help, and discipleship to women and men facing pregnancy decisions. Launching on January 14 and meeting during service 1, join Sandra Brown [sandra.arkell.brown@gmail.com]. You can learn more here: https://www.care-net.org/why-making-life-disciples

CHURCH PARTNERS NEWS AND EVENTS

PART TIME MINISTRY POSITION OPENING  with Valley Care Pregnancy Centre's Acadia Pregnancy Support & Youth Presentation Coordinator. Flexible hours. 15 hrs/week during the school year. Starting in January. Looking for Outgoing, Compassionate Christian communicator, facilitator, team-builder, promoter. For job description and application, call Melody Griffin at 902-670-8510.

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