New Church Year begins in September: Neill’s Creek has Sunday School classes for all ages from nursery to seniors, mixed couples and singles to men only and ladies only. Starting at 9:45am, Sunday School is a great way to connect with a smaller group within the Neill’s Creek family and to deepen your personal walk with God. Please join us for our Sunday School Covered Dish Breakfast at 9:00am on September 29th. We will have a Revitalization Workshop with Rick Hughes at 9:45am for the youth and adult classes. Need more info? Contact Susan Thornbrough or Melissa Turner to get connected.
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 will be held on September 27, 2019.
Neill’s Creek After School Tutoring Program: The program will begin September 9th and we will have Campbell University student tutors and church members to assist your kids. The schedule each week is Monday-Wednesday 4:30-5:45pm. For more information, contact Ken Edwards.
Senior Adult Fall Revival: All seniors are invited to Senior Adult Fall Revival on September 19th at Gourd Springs Baptist Church, 4575 Ray Rd., Spring Lake. Fellowship will begin at 9 am and Worship at 9:30. Speaker will be Ed Rose. (All activities will conclude prior to lunch; no meal will be served.) Please RSVP to Sandra Strickland by Sept. 8th.
NCBC Mission Trip Fund: You can support the NCBC Mission Trip to Cuba on Nov. 15-22, 2019. The cost per person will be $1,500 and the construction team will have to take an additional $1,500 for materials. Donations: Please make a check to Neill's Creek Baptist Church and in the memo line write, "Mission Trip Fund." A fundraiser for the Cuba Mission Team will be planned in the coming months.
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 919-235-2850.
Fifth Sunday Offering: We are encouraging everyone at NCBC to make a financial gift on 5th Sundays to the building expansion fund in an amount with a "5". Your gift may be $5, $15, $50, or $500. If writing a check, please make it to the church and designate "Facilities Expansion Fund" in the memo line. If giving cash please write "Facilities Expansion Fund" on the envelope. Prayerfully consider what God would have you to give and let's have 100% participation in giving toward our building expansion fund on September 29th.
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.
Ladles of Love: We are collecting clothing for the new warmer season. Please place your donation items in the bin outside the church office. These will be distributed to those in need.
Open Prayer Time: This will resume Sept. 11th in the Ladies Parlor at 6:30pm. Children, Youth and Adult Bible Studies/Activities will also resume on Sept. 11th .
Small Group Leader Training: Would you be interested in leading a small group or hosting a group in your home? We will be having a training opportunity (date T.B.D.) for small group leaders in hopes of starting a group this fall. Anyone interested in being a leader, hosting a group in their home, or participating in a small group that would meet during the week, please contact Pastor Chris.
NCBC BBQ Chicken Fundraiser: The chicken plate sale will be Saturday, October 12th (11am – 6pm) at the church, 4200 Neill’s Creek Rd., Angier. 1 ticket = 1 plate. Eat In or Take Out. $10.00 min. donation. Proceeds go toward the NCBC Building Fund.
SAVE THE DATE - FALL REVIVAL: Fall Revival will be October 25, 26, and 27. Rev. Jerry Parsons will be preaching. There will be a meal Friday, Oct. 25th at 6:30pm and services each night from 7:30—9pm.
September 2019 Events:
Sept. 2: Labor Day—Office Closed
Sept. 4: Staff Meeting, 5pm
Fellowship Meal, 6pm
Family Worship in the Sanctuary, 7pm
Sept. 8: Brotherhood/Breakfast Meeting, 7:30am
Sunday School Lunch and Training for SS Teachers, 12:30pm
Sept. 9: Tutoring Program Begins (M-T-W 4:30-5:45pm)
Mission Study Circle Meeting at church, 12:30pm
Building and Maintenance Committee Meeting, 7:00pm
Sept. 10: Children and Youth Council Meeting, 7:00pm
Sept. 11: Wednesday evening Bible Studies/Activities for Children, Youth, and Adults resume
Sept. 15: Diaconate Meeting, 6:00pm
Sept. 27: Youth Night at Ellington Studios, 7:00pm
Sept. 29: Sunday School Covered Dish Breakfast at 9:00am
Sunday School Worship at 9:45am in the Sanctuary with Rick Hughes
5th Sunday Q&A and Building Fund Offering during morning worship service
Adult Choir Practice will be on Wednesdays at 8pm.
Church Cemetery Update - Memorial Markers for unmarked graves: Over the past two years, our Church Cemetery Committee obtained the services of Mr. Brian Avery to make a study of our cemetery plots in hopes of determining the location of unmarked graves. This research disclosed the location of 295 unmarked graves of adults and children. In an effort to properly mark these graves and honor the deceased, the Cemetery Committee worked with O Quinn, Peebles, Phillips Funeral Home in Lillington to design and purchase markers for these graves. Each marker will be 10 inches wide and will lie flush with the ground. The marker contains the engraving of a cross for an adult and an engraving of a lamb for a child. Sixty of these grave markers have been purchased already. Paul Phillips, owner of the funeral home provided a large engraved monument which has already been placed in the cemetery, in proximity to many of the unmarked graves, explaining the purpose and meaning of the smaller markers. This generous gift and other assistance in the project from Paul Phillips has been greatly appreciated. Anyone who wishes to purchase a grave marker for the remaining 235 unmarked graves may do so at a cost of $13.50 each. A list of donors will be placed in the Easter Sunday bulletin. All gifts should be made to NCBC and designated for "grave markers".