Communion: Join us for worship on the first Sunday of the New Year as we observe the Lord’s Supper during our morning service. Communion elements will be prepared by the worship committee and provided for you in the service.
Special Called Church Conference (2022 Budget Vote): We will have a brief called church conference at the conclusion of the worship service on January 2nd to vote on the proposed 2022 church budget that was presented on Sunday evening Dec. 19th. Copies of the proposed budget were emailed out and are available in hard copy form in the church office. Many thanks are due to our budget/finance committee for their months of hard work in preparing this budget for our prayerful consideration.
New Women's Bible Study: Starting Wednesday, January 5 from 6-7 pm, a new women's bible study will begin. It will be led by Melissa Turner and Beth Fortner and will be located upstairs in room 205. The focus of this group is to help us to grow closer to God but also grow closer to each other as we go through the seasons of life together. We will be using various visual and written methods to build community among us as women, with God at the center.
Quarterly Church Conference: POSTPONED Our Quarterly Church Conference will be Sunday evening, January 9th in the Family Life Center. The Adult IV Sunday School class will be serving a meal for everyone at 5pm and church conference will begin at 6pm. We hope you can join us as we celebrate the work God is doing in our church and prepare for the first quarter of this New Year!
Couples Date Night: We invite all couples, no matter your age or stage in life, to join us on Saturday January 22nd at 5pm in the Family Life Center for Game Night. Please bring your favorite board game/group game and your favorite finger food to share. Information regarding child care will be available closer to time.
Wednesday Night Prayer & Share: At 6pm each Wednesday night (starting January 5th), adults are welcome to meet in the Ladies Parlor for a time of sharing how God is at work and praying for our church community. Feel free to come share a scripture verse/passage, a devotion you have read recently, or how you have seen God at work within the past week. After this time to “share”, we will enter into a time of “prayer” for each other, our church family, and our mission field (Angier & beyond).
Baptist Men's Sunday: Our 2022 Baptist Men’s Sunday is Jan. 23rd. Make plans to join us on this special Sunday as our Baptist Men lead our Worship.
2022 5th Sunday Prayer Breakfast: During this year, we are going to try something new by having a Prayer Breakfast on some of the 5th Sundays (Jan. 30th, May 29th, and Oct. 30th). The meal will begin at 9am in the Family Life Center and will be covered dish style (so please bring your favorite breakfast food/casserole to share!) We will eat and fellowship from 9-9:40am, then we will have a group teaching time focused on prayer from 9:45-10:30am. This time will take the place of Sunday School and give our teachers a little break. We will focus this time to learn more about having a personal prayer time each day, some strategies for a more dedicated/focused prayer life, how to develop a family prayer plan, and how to utilize a prayer journal. There will be door prizes for both adults and children, so you don’t want to miss this!
5th Sunday Prayer and Praise: Another new thing we are trying on 5th Sundays during 2022 is a time of prayer and praise during our morning worship service. This service of song and prayer will give our music ministry an opportunity to showcase more of their musical gifts for the glory of God as we sing praises to God. During this service we will also have more focused opportunities to learn about prayer, pray to God, pray for each other, and pray for the sick.
NCBC Yard Signs: All members are encouraged to place a sign in their yard or place of business, if desired. The signs are available for pick up in the Fellowship Hall.
NCBC pictorial directories: Our directories have arrived and they are available to be picked up. The first wave of distribution is for those who had their pictures taken and appear in the directory. We will make any remaining directories available later for those not appearing in the directory. We have seen the pictures and you look marvelous!
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!
Online giving: If you are interested in giving a single gift or a recurring gift online, please visit the following link on our webpage for more information. http://www.neillscreek.org/gifts-and-tithes.html
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 January.
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.
Covid Preventative Measures: Due to increasing numbers of positive COVID cases on national, state, and local levels, the diaconate have decided to reinstate the following preventative measures at NCBC. Our diaconate is vigilantly monitoring the COVID situation and will continually evaluate NCBC’s protocols accordingly.
*Social distancing (taping off every other pew in the sanctuary)
*Facial coverings highly encouraged (especially when interacting with others indoors)
*Offering plates stationed at the front and back of the sanctuary (rather than passing during the service)
*Discontinuation of community meals *Sunday School status based upon preference of teacher and class members
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.
January 2021 Events: PLEASE CHECK NCBC SOCIAL MEDIA PAGES AND/OR PHONE TREE MESSAGES FOR THE LATEST UPDATES CONCERNING SCHEDULED SERVICES.
January 1 Happy New Year
January 2 The Lord’s Supper during morning worship service
January 5 Church Staff Meeting at 5:30pm
Children/Youth/Adult/Women’s Wednesday evening Bible Studies resume
January 9 Brotherhood Breakfast Meeting at 7:30am
Fellowship meal at 5pm in the Family Life Center POSTPONED
Quarterly Church Conference at 6pm in the Family Life Center POSTPONED
January 10 WMU Meeting at 10:00am
January 16 Diaconate Meeting at 5:00pm
January 20 Buddy Backpack at Angier Baptist Church multi-purpose room at 8:30am
January 22 Couple’s Date Night in Family Life Center (Game Night) at 5:00pm
January 23 Baptist Men’s Sunday
January 30 5th Sunday Prayer and Praise and 5th Sunday Offering
NCBC Adult Choir Practice is on Wednesdays at 7:00pm