eNews - Apr 6, 2018

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THIS WEEKEND

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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.

THIS SUNDAY: Join us this Sunday for Worship Services at 915am & 1100am.   Pastor Daniel will begin the our new 5-week sermon series: The Holy Spirit, His Presence in Your Life, with Pt 1 Reveal.

SMALL GROUPS - Sign up at the Connections Centre to get plugged in to a small group in your area. Also, text or email any questions about the ministry of the Holy Spirit to Pastor Daniel (680-2855 or daniel.cormier@nmbc.ca) that you'd like him to address in the series.

SMALL GROUPS ALSO MEET AT THE CHURCH Sundays during second service (In Café Library Room B6) and Wednesday nights (External Building) from 6:45-8:00pm. "We're Better Together!”

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BEGINS THIS SUNDAY] NEW ELECTIVE: GRIEF SHARE - You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone. Launching this Sunday (for 13 weeks). Starts at 9:00am each Sunday morning in room B5. For more info, contact our church office or Dennis Wilson at 902-599-0095 or denmar_books@outlook.com.

[SIGN UP THIS SUNDAY] NMBC WOMEN’S CONFERENCE - Encountering Jesus Friday, April 20 (6:30-9:00pm) and Saturday, April 21 (9:00am-Noon). Visit the Connection Centre to pre-register (only $5. for the whole weekend). Keynote Speaker: Colleen DeLong. Worship, workshops, snacks, fun and fellowship. Don't miss out - sign up this Sunday. Questions? Lara Ingles at inglesfamily@gmail.com or Laurel Jamieson at laureljamieson@gmail.com.

NMBC EVENTS

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LPHA - 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)

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[NEXT SUNDAY] DESTINATION PERU APRIL 15 at 6:30pm: Please join us for a family fun night of music, entertainment and dessert at the church on April 15th at 6:30! This event will be hosted by RaeAnne and Janelle Bekkers and is in support of their mission trip to Peru in July.  

NMBC MEN’S RETREAT AT KINGSWOOD - Friday/Saturday, April 27-28
Worship, guitar jams, crokinole tourney, fireside chats, free time, boating, archery, rock climbing, good food and brotherly camaraderie. Ages - post High School and up welcome. Cost $50 per person. No one leaves spiritually or physically empty! Sign up/register begins next Sunday. More info? See Pastor Daniel, Jonathan Ingles, Mark Flawn, or Jeff Spinney.

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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).

NMBC NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

CHURCH PARTNERS NEWS AND EVENTS

NOTICE OF THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF THE KINGSWOOD CAMP SOCIETY AND APRIL MEETING OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS [This Saturday, April 7th from 9am-12noon at Aylesford Baptist Church] -  We invite and welcome anyone interested in the ministry of Kingswood Camp to come to the Annual General Meeting, be informed and contribute to the implementation of the ministry. Snack will be provided. Please let Candice (candice@kingswoodcamp.ca) know if you plan to attend.

EMPOWERED TO CONNECT CONFERENCE | SIMULCAST [April 13-14 @ The Salvation Army Kentville Community Church] - Come experience practical teaching in a sage supportive community as we work to equip families, churches, and professionals to better serve children impacted by adoption and foster care.  For more information please contact comealongsidenetwork@gmail.com

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

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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.

The Voice of the Martyrs presents SOLITARY REFINEMENT, Incredible true stories from the persecuted church at Middleton Baptist Church on Tuesday, April 17 @ 7pm.  Free Admission with contributions greatly accepted, a reception to follow.  Recommended for ages 13+.  For more info visit www.VOMCanada.com/touring

EASTERN VALLEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE - Keynote Speaker: Rev. Dr. Lennet Anderson. Sat. April 21st  9am-2:30pm at Kentville Baptist Church.Pre-register by Fri.  April 13th and pay $15 (emarose@gmail.com) or $20 at the door (lunch included).   All Welcome.

THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE VALLEY CARE PREGNANCY CENTRE will be held Monday, April 23, 2018 at the Centre (104 Webster Street, Kentville). All are welcome.  Also: Gospel Music Night for the Valley Care Pregnancy Centre will be held at the Windsor Nazarene Church Saturday, April 28th at 7:00

FAMILY LIFE WEEKEND GETAWAY MARRIAGE CONFERENCE will be held April 27-29 in Halifax with speakers Neil & Sharon Josephson and Dave & Rushia Klassen.  For more information or to register please visit https://www.familylifecanada.com/event/weekend-getaway-halifax/

NOVA SCOTIA HEALTH AUTHORITY VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: We are looking for friendly, supportive, compassionate volunteers to join our Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support Group-Circle Of Friends at EKM Community Health Center, every second Wednesday evening of each month.  The Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support Group – Circle of Friends is a support group for bereaved parents, grandparents and their support person(s). If you are interested, please contact Jennifer Moore for more information or to inquire about other volunteer opportunities 902-365-1701 ext: 3444 or jenniferl.moore@nshealth.ca.  Please note, criminal record checks are required for all volunteers.

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 - “Never stop praying. Be ready for anything by praying and being thankful.”  Colossians 4:2 ERV

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