eNews - Mar 23, 2018

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THIS WEEKEND

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THIS SUNDAY - Join us this Sunday for our Palm Sunday Worship Services at 915am & 1100am. Together we will celebrate Jesus Christ our King with a dramatic presentation of the Triumphal entry of Jesus and message Deity on a Donkey with key passage Matthew 21:1-11  by Pastor Daniel Cormier.  

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HOLY WEEK SERVICES - Our theme this year is “Greater Love: the unbelievable story of our rescue”! We will experience dramatic presentations at each service beginning with the triumphal entry of Jesus on Palm Sunday, a re-enactment of The Via Dolorosa on Good Friday and scenes from the Resurrection on Easter Sunday as well as a special song by the A-MEN choir! Please plan to attend each service and be sure to invite family and friends -  to come with you.

NMBC EVENTS

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NEW SERMON BASED SMALL GROUP SERIES (APRIL 8-MAY 6) - After his resurrection at Easter, just before his ascension, Jesus said to his disciples - "you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth." [Acts 1:8] Starting on April 8, Pastor Daniel will lead our church through a five weeks series on the person, presence and power of the Holy Spirit. We are looking forward to all that God has in store for us as we learn together!

1st SATURDAY MEN’S FELLOWSHIP - Brothers and sons, April 7th at 8am, you are invited to come hear what God is doing in the life of your fellow brother, James Skafte. 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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New Elective: GRIEF SHARE - You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone. Launching April 8 (for 13 weeks). Starts at 9:00am each Sunday morning in room B5. For more info, contact our church office.

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BIBLE JOURNALLING NIGHT - Interested Bible Journalling?  Join me on Wednesdays at 6:00-8:00pm in the Conference Room to learn all about it!  Let’s artistically celebrate the word of God!  Bring your bible and any other crafty items you would like.... markers, glue, pictures, paper and stickers.  I am learning as I go, so let’s do it together.  Starting Wednesday,  April 11.  For more info please contact Natalee (natti_poll@hotmail.com).

WOMEN’S CONFERENCE - Mark your calendars now for a women's conference being held at New Minas Baptist Church on April 20 and 21. We are very excited to be hosting this conference and look forward to worshipping and learning together. Please follow your bulletin and the e-news over the next few weeks for more details. Questions?? Please contact Lara Ingles at inglesfamily@gmail.com or Laurel Jamieson at laureljamieson@gmail.com

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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)

NMBC NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

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“SIGNS OF LIFE” EASTER OFFERING - Our goal is to purchase exterior signage ("Welcome", "Office", "Daycare") for the church. Target is $3,000.00. Thanks for your support!

A-MEN EASTER CHOIR - We’re very excited to have the men of NMBC join together again as the A-MEN CHOIR at our 2018 Easter Sunday services! Join us as we joyfully sing together and celebrate our risen Saviour!  Rehearsals will be this Sunday morning following the 11:00am service and Thursday, March 22 & March 29 at 6:30pm. Contact Pastor Paul at paul.fowler@nmbc.ca

FOOD BANK SUNDAY is the last Sunday of the month (March 25). The Food Bank donation box is located at the Connections Centre. Envelopes for monetary donations are available at Welcome Centre. Cheques can be made out to "Fundy Interchurch Food Bank”.

NMBC SUMMER STAFF APPLICATIONS - We are receiving applications for our annual summer staff position[s] in children and youth ministries. These positions are available pending funding from the Nova Scotia Student Summer Skills Incentive. Applications will be accepted until April 15, 2018. Apply to Pastor Jon Dixon at jon.dixon@nmbc.ca

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SEND A KID TO CAMP FUND is our sponsorship fund at NMBC to provide bursary support to kids & youth who want to attend Christian camps. For many families, camp is expensive, and we want to offer support so that more children and youth can encounter Jesus and have life changing camp experiences! All money in the fund will go to applicants who need support to pay for camp registrations. First priority in dispersing funds will go to children or youth wanting to attend Kingswood Camp. For more information about the Send a Kid to Camp fund or to apply to receive sponsorship, please visit www.nmbc.ca/sendakid or contact Pastor Jon at jon.dixon@nmbc.ca

DAYCARE POSITION - We have a position available for temporary part-time work of up to 20-25 hours per week and a supply staff position for an on call basis.  Criteria: Must have the following...Early Childhood Education Level 1 or 2 First Aid/CPR, Child Abuse Registry, Criminal Record and  Vulnerable Sector Checks.  Please email or call Sandra Jenkins 902-681-4236, childrenscentre@nmbc.ca

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).

NEW MINISTRY  -  NMBC is launching a new outreach program to older people in our congregation.  This is primarily a calling and connecting ministry under the Visitation and Care Ministry to keep in contact with seniors and those who are more isolated and alone.  If you get a call, please understand that this is a new ministry that is just beginning to reach out to those who would like regular contact.  If you would like to be one of the connecting volunteers, please contact Pastor Sterling.

CHURCH PARTNERS NEWS AND EVENTS

You're invited to InterVarsity's MARKeast! - A week-long inductive scripture study of the book of Mark; you'll track with Jesus and his disciples for the week as you discover, are challenged and renewed. Students, alumni and guests are welcome!  Date: April 29-May 5.  Cost: $400.   Registration link: http://ivcf.ca/mark (Scroll down the page and open the dropdown menu to register for MARKeast.) For first time, InterVarsity is also offering miniMARKeast. While it's not a substitute for MARKeast, it will give you a taste of what it's all about!  Date: April 27-29 at Green Hill Lake Camp in Greenhill, NB (1 hour outside Fredericton).  $100 base fee.  Includes: 3.5 sessions of scripture study and the service project included: setting up the classrooms and praying through the camp on Sunday afternoon to prepare it for the students. For more information on either event, please email: jehrenholz@ivcf.ca

ASSOCIATION AND LAY LICENSE TO MINISTER - The Eastern Valley Baptist Association is conducting interviews for persons who are seeking to obtain or renew an “Association License to Minister” or a “Lay License to Minister.  Interviews will happen at the Salsman Room at Acadia Divinity College on April 10th, 2018 from 9:00am to 4:45pm. There is a sign-up sheet upstairs at the Divinity College for candidates to designate their time. They must also make application by using the Registration Form which is on the Eastern Valley Baptist Association website. These registration forms are to be filled out and emailed by Thursday, April 5th to dave.bielby@kentvillebaptist.org. Please ensure that they bring along their License to Minister certificate.

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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.

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 - “God can do anything, you know—far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams!"  Ephesians 3:20 MSG

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