All Committee Meeting: This meeting will be held on September 12 at 4pm. Please join us in kicking off the new Church year with an “All Committee” meeting! If you are on a committee at NCBC, this is a chance to meet your other committee members and make plans for your first meeting. You may also elect the Chair of the committee as well and discuss the budget, if needed. Please review the recently released Nominating report to check and see if you are on a committee. Please see Leigh Adams or Susan Thornbrough if you have any questions about this meeting or your commitments in the new church year!
NCBC T-shirts: Our NCBC t-shirts are in! If you ordered a shirt, you can pick those up in the church office at any time. If you did not previously order a shirt, you are welcome to purchase one for $13. Available while supply lasts!
Neighborhood Outreach/Prayer Walk: We will meet at the church on September 26th at 4pm for prayer and orientation for our neighborhood outreach/prayer walk.
WMU: The next meeting will be September 13th. We will meet in the Fellowship Hall at 10:00am. Please join us. Every woman is encouraged to attend. Wonderful friendships are formed as we fellowship together.
Baptist Children’s Homes September 2021 Food Roundup: We are collecting food for BCH’s boys and girls. These children who have been removed from their homes for their safety, have often never been fed regularly before coming into our cottage homes. A warm regular meal is a direct line to their hearts. Please see the list in your bulletin for the items most needed. Gift cards are appreciated for buying perishables and items not received. Place your donated items in the box outside the church office.
North Carolina Missions Offering: We have the opportunity to give to the North Carolina Missions Offering during the month of September. The Theme is “Hope for Tomorrow.” Our theme verse is Romans 15:13. “Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you believe in Him so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” This offering helps relieve suffering, plant new churches, engage people in missions, minister during disasters, treat the sick, and share the gospel. Please prayerfully consider your part in helping to spread the love of God to those who are lost. Offering Envelopes will be in your bulletin on Sept. 12th and Sept. 19th.
Newly Elected Deacons: We rejoice in the calling of five new deacons to serve our church. We give thanks and praise for Tracy Stephenson, Robert Wood, Patsy Edwards, Nicole Locklear, and Tammy Matthews. We look forward to the use of their gifts bringing glory to God as they serve our congregation and community. We also give thanks for Carol Blalock, Richard Eason, Leonard Johnson, Sandra Strickland, and Tanda Young who have served us faithfully.
NCBC Fall Small Group Ministry (Sept. 19—Nov. 7, 2021): If you are not already part of a group that is planning to walk through the study of Flickering Lamps, keep a look out for information on joining a group.
241st Homecoming Celebration: This celebration will be held on Sunday, November 21st. The morning worship service will begin at 11:00am. (We will not have Sunday School.) Please join us on this exciting day.
Family Life Center: To contribute money towards the Family Life Center, make a designated gift to the "Family Life Center Fund". If writing a check please make it to the church and designate Family Life Center Fund in the memo line. If giving cash, write Family Life Center Fund on the envelope.
Ellington Youth Night: Ellington Youth Night is held each month (except June and July) at Ellington Studios. This is a great opportunity for youth to have fun on a Friday night and hear a good message. Whether you're attending for the first time, encouraging your youth to go, or getting your youth to bring a friend, this is a wonderful time of fun and fellowship. The next Ellington Youth Night is scheduled for September.
NCBC Tree of Life: Each leaf can be purchased at a minimum donation of $250.00. The leaf can be engraved in honor/in memory of a person or with a personal message. If you have already purchased a leaf, please give your information to Patsy Edwards.
Ladles of Love Soup Kitchen: Please place your donated items in the bin outside the church office. The items will be distributed to those in need of warm clothes. Ladles of Love is located at 301 N. Main Street in Lillington, NC 27546. Ladles of Love will receive donations at this mailing address and there is a Go-Fund-Me account for online giving. Website: www.ladlesofloveharnett.com For more information, please contact Larry Alexander.
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Remember Social Distancing: Please help us fight Covid-19 by practicing respectful social distancing inside our sanctuary. While masks are not required, some people chose to wear them. Please be respectful of those wearing a mask and do not try to shake their hand, hug, or get within 6 feet of them if you are not also wearing a mask. Assume that if someone has a mask on that they, or someone they love, is more vulnerable to this virus. Let’s all work together and each do our part to continue to keep our worship gatherings safe and welcoming for everyone.
Buddy Backpack Help: The Buddy Backpack Ministry packs backpacks with food items for hungry children in local elementary schools to take home with them for the weekend. Children are recommended for this food assistance ministry by teachers, guidance counselors, and social workers. In partnership with other local churches, Neill's Creek Baptist takes one Friday morning a month (8:30am) to pack approximately 150 back-packs and distribute to local elementary schools. This vital ministry is in need of additional volunteers from NCBC for the once a month Friday morning packing and distribution of the backpacks. The packing location is Angier Baptist Church's multipurpose building. To volunteer to help, please contact Mrs. Frances Johnson.
September 2021 Events: PLEASE CHECK NCBC SOCIAL MEDIA PAGES AND/OR PHONE TREE MESSAGES FOR THE LATEST UPDATES CONCERNING SCHEDULED SERVICES.
Sept. 5 Present and Affirm Nominating Report
Sept. 6 Labor Day – Office Closed
Sept. 8 Wednesday Evening Bible Studies/Activities resume
Sept. 12 Brotherhood Breakfast Meeting at 7:30am
Youth Sunday at 11:00am
All Committee Meeting at 4:00pm
Sept. 13 WMU Meeting in Fellowship Hall at 10:00am
Sept. 14 LRBA Church Planting Forum in FLC (10am-3pm)
Sept. 15 Staff Meeting at 5:00pm
Sept. 19 Diaconate Meeting at 5:00pm
Kick off of Group Bible Study – Flickering Lamps at 6:00pm
Sept. 26 Neighborhood Outreach and Prayer Walk at 4:00pm
NCBC Adult Choir Practice is on Wednesdays at 7:00pm