Ellington Youth Night: Ellington Youth Night held each month 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 Youth Night will be held on December 7th from 7-9 pm. The youth will leave immediately afterwards for Midnight Bowling in Erwin and a Youth Lock-in at the church.
Week of Fasting and Prayer: As we prepare to say goodbye to 2018 and welcome the year 2019, would you consider a week of fasting and prayer from Sunday Dec. 30th - Saturday Jan. 5th? How we begin the new year has the capacity to set our course for the remainder of 2019. What better way to transition from old to new than to seek our Lord and Savior with our whole heart. This is a chance to repent of our sins of 2018 and surrender ourselves fully in the new year. Let's seek God's protection and favor as we fast and pray proclaiming 2019 as a year of the Lord's favor. Our Spiritual motto in 2019 will be "Abide & Abound"!
2019 Budget: The budget and finance committee plans to present the 2019 budget at a special called church conference on Sunday December 9th during the morning worship service. Copies of the proposed budget will be available at this time. The congregation will have two weeks to review the budget before a vote is scheduled on Sunday Dec. 23rd during the morning worship service. An in-depth presentation of the 2019 budget along with a Q&A time will be held on Wednesday Dec. 19th at 7pm in the fellowship hall.
Toys for Tots: Please help provide toys for tots by bringing NEW, unwrapped toys to place in the donation box. These toys will brighten Christmas for Harnett County children who might otherwise not have a very Merry Christmas.
Christmas Cantata: The Adult Choir will be presenting their Christmas Cantata Sunday, December 16th at 7:00pm. Make plans to join us for an evening of wonderful music as we celebrate the Christmas season. After the Cantata, join us for a reception honoring our choir and church musicians in the Fellowship Hall. This is a special time to express our love and appreciation for their commitment throughout the years. All are invited to attend the reception.
Christmas Eve Service: Our Christmas Eve Service will be held Dec. 24th at 9:00pm. Come enjoy special music, refreshments and wonderful fellowship. The service will end with the lighting of the Christ candle. Children are invited to wear their pajamas to the candlelight service.
New Believers Class: There is an exciting new Sunday school class covering information on how to live as a new or renewed Christian. The class will help you learn how to live in ways that both please and honor God, each week exploring a different aspect of the Christian life. Offered on two levels, one class will reach grades 2-6 and another will reach teens and adults. Both newly baptized and those interested in going back to basics are invited. If interested, please reach out to Sarah Lemons or Kat Tinsley. (15 week class from 9/9 - 12/23)
LADIES' BIBLE STUDY IS BACK!! We will embark on The Quest with Judy Adams on Thursdays at 9 am (7-week class). If you were not signed up before and need a book, please contact Kat Tinsley.
Fifth Sunday Offering: This has been a tremendous year of fundraising for our Building Expansion Project. Your generosity and support of God's work have been a blessing which proves that Neill's Creek Baptist is built to last. On Sunday, December 30th we will collect our final 5th Sunday offering of 2018. We are currently at $140,000 in our building expansion fund. Pastor Chris has challenged the congregation to raise $10,000 more before the end of 2018 which would get us to a goal of $150,000. This is the season for giving and remember God's greatest gift to us. Let's finish strong in our financial faithfulness in 2018. Please prayerfully consider your sacrificial contribution to the Lord's work on or before Sunday Dec. 30th.
Fellowship Hall Expansion Project: Those wishing to contribute money towards the fellowship hall renovation and expansion project may make a designated gift to the "Facilities Expansion Fund". 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.
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.
Ladles of Love: As cooler weather approaches, we will be collecting coats, blankets, sweaters, scarfs, gloves, long-sleeve shirts, and other winter items. Please place your donation items in the bin outside the church office. These will be distributed to those in need of warm clothes.
December 2: Hanging of the Greens during worship service
Youth and Parent Meeting immediately after worship service in the Fellowship Hall (lunch is provided)
Church Staff Meeting, 4 pm
December 7: Youth Night at Ellington Studios, 7:00pm, followed by Midnight Bowling and Youth Lock-In
Happy Birthday Jesus Party/Drive In Movie Night, 6:30-9:30 pm
December 9: Special Called Church Conference—2019 Budget
Diaconate Meeting, 5:00pm
December 10: Mission Study Circle Meeting Christmas Celebration,10:00am
Staff Christmas Party at Brass Lantern, Dunn, 7:00pm
December 16: Adult Choir Christmas Cantata, 7:00pm
December 17: Newsletter Articles Due, 2:00pm
December 19: Church-wide Christmas Caroling, 5:30pm
Ham, Egg and Pancake Dinner served by the Brotherhood, 6:30pm
December 21: Church Office Closed
December 23: Special Called Church Conference to vote on 2019 Budget
December 24: Christmas Eve Worship Service at 9:00pm Church Office Closed
December 25: Merry Christmas (Church Office closed)
December 26" Church Office closed
(Adult Choir Practice will be on Wednesday Nights at 8:00pm)
Upcoming Events (January 2019):