eNews - Feb 16, 2018

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Our Annual Congregational Meeting will be TOMORROW morning at 9:00am.

DOCUMENTS for the Annual Congregational Meeting on February 17 are available. The documents can be reviewed by downloading the documents from http://bit.ly/NMBCToday or by picking up a copy of the report book at the Welcome Centre. The governance board will be proposing some revisions to NMBC’s by-laws and regulations at the annual congregational meeting, which can be reviewed in the package. If you have any questions please contact the Moderator, Jeremy Bast at (902) 580-7025 or jeremy.bast@outlook.com.
2018 BUDGET / NOMINATING REPORT - We did not have a quorum present at the October 2017 congregational meeting to pass the 2018 budget and nominating report. However, these documents were presented and discussed at that meeting. Therefore, we will not do a thorough “re-presentation” of them at the February 2018 annual meeting. We would encourage you to review these documents prior to the meeting and come prepared to ask any questions that you might have.

"May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.” Romans 15:5-6

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THIS SUNDAY - Join us at 9:15 and 11am for Sunday Worship as Pastor Daniel brings the sixth message in our sermon based small group series ABRAHAM: FAITH TO FOLLOW with Part 6: Make Your Life a Prayer.  

TESTIFY VIDEO - There is still time to share a testimony of God’s faithfulness in your life.  See Taylor Doucette in the lobby following each service.  Thank you.


BAPTISM - If you love Jesus, and have not yet experienced believer’s baptism, and would like to inquire about being baptized please contact Pastor Daniel (daniel.cormier@nmbc.ca).

COLDEST NIGHT OF THE YEAR - FEBRUARY 24   - You are encouraged to help support Open Arms Ministry through the Coldest Night of the Year on February 24. Pledge forms are at the Connections Centre. For more info, please see Pastor Jon (jon.dixon@nmbc.ca).

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WILD (Women Into Living Deeply) meets again Monday, February 19, 7-8:30pm at the church.  Come join us for FIFI Night (Find It Finish It).  Bring a project you've been working on (knitting, crochet, papercraft) whatever it is you love to do.  If you don't have a project to bring, come on out and enjoy some time visiting with other women.  Questions? Contact Lara Ingles (inglesfamily@gmail.com) or Laurel Jamieson (laureljamieson@gmail.com)

1st SATURDAY MEN’S FELLOWSHIP - Brothers and sons, March 3 at 8am, you are invited to come hear what God is doing in the life of your fellow brother, Fisher Akao. Following our gathering in the Multipurpose Room we will gather at the Lion’s Club Breakfast next door at the Louis Millett Complex.

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BABYSITTING COURSE - Thursday March 15, 9am - 3pm. We are hosting a Braveheart First Aid Babysitting Course. The cost is $60 per person. Participants must be age 11 or older. For more info or to register, contact Pastor Jon [jon.dxon@nmbc.ca or 902-681-7683].

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MARCH BREAK ADVENTURE CAMP - All children between age 3 - grade 5 are invited [Tues & Wed] from 900am – 1200pm. Cost is Free and there is No Pre-Registration Required. March Break Adventure Camp will be a fantastic mix of large group celebrations, Bible story telling, exciting games, and crafts! Invite your friends and join the Adventure! Have questions? Contact Pastor Jon Dixon [jon.dixon@nmbc.ca]. Come join the Adventure!

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CHURCH FAMILY SKATING - You are invited to join us for a Church Family Skating Party on March 13 from 6:30-8pm at the Kentville Arena.  For more information please contact Pastor Jon (jon.dixon@nmbc.ca).

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ALPHA - The Alpha Film Series will run here on Tuesday evenings (6:30-9:00) from March 20 to May 29. Explore life, faith, and meaning around food, teaching and discussion.  Sign up TODAY at the Connections Centre.  For more information please contact Kim Thomson (mr.tthomson67@gmail.com)

DISHES - Please take a moment this morning to check the coatrack outside the sanctuary washroom for your lost and found dishes.  

2017 TAX RECEIPTS are in the church mailboxes. If you don't have a church mailbox your tax receipt will be mailed to you. Any questions contact Paris Chute at paris.chute@nmbc.ca.


YOUTH OUTREACH WORKER - JOB Opportunity - The Youth Outreach Worker delivers the Outreach Program of The Portal Youth Centre in Kentville. The Portal is open to youth at-risk, daily, for drop-in, to help youth access personal supports, a safe place to be, information, and referral to various services, and programs within the community.  The wage is $18- 20/ hour dependent on experience.  This is a 0.8 FTE – 28 hours/ week.  Full details available by writing to Russ Sanche – russ@portalyouth.ca.

VCPC VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - If  you have a heart for women and children in need the Valley Care Pregnancy Centre wants YOU!  As a result of increased client numbers, enthusiastic team members like you can apply to join our team.  You will be blessed as you share the love Jesus and help to change the face of your community. You will receive excellent training.  Call today to find out more about this exciting opportunity and become a member of our team!  Melody: 902-670-8510 or Sandra: 902-678-6217


PAINT-A-THON FUNDRAISER FOR HADASSAHOUSE [Saturday, April 14 9-7pm @ Louis Millet Centre, New Minas] Create 4 masterpieces to take home.  Four 1 1/2hr art classes, taught by local artists in acrylic, water color, mixed media and sketching.  Your cost $100 plus sponsorship pledges (prizes for top fundraisers over $200.)  Art supplies, lunch and supper provided while you paint.  Limited seats.  Visit Hasassahouse Facebook page for details, sponsor sheet, and tickets or phone 902-678-1964.


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 - “Because he bends down to listen, I will pray as long as I have breath!”  Psalms 116:2 NLT

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