Valentines Banquet: Harnett Central High School Cafeteria, Saturday, February 8th at 6:30 pm. Menu: BBQ Chicken, Green Beans, Boiled Potatoes. $20.00 per person. RSVP and pay by Sunday, February 2nd. Please join us for a great evening of music, entertainment, food and fellowship.
Ladies Bible Study: This Bible Study will begin again on Feb. 13th at 9 am in the fellowship hall. This is a new 6-week study. We have pre-ordered books and videos. In this study, Beth gives us a new hope revealing the abundant secrets of a fruitful, Kingdom-building, God-pleasing life: Tracing the images of vinedresser, vine, branch, harvest, and fruit through Scriptures, and sharing stories from her own journey. If you wish to join us, see Judy Adams or call the church office.
Ash Wednesday Service: Feb. 26th at 6pm in the sanctuary. This is a solemn service symbolic of the Old Testament practice of sitting in sackcloth and ashes. Join us for worship as we acknowledge the reality of our human sinfulness, our need for corporate and individual repentance, and the assurance of our forgiveness in Jesus Christ. At the end of the service, you will have the option of having the sign of the cross made in ashes on your forehead or on the top of your hand. All in attendance are encouraged to wear black in fitting with the theme. There will not be any children or youth programs on Feb. 26th.
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 February 28, 2020 from 7-9pm.
Neill’s Creek After School Tutoring Program: We will have Campbell University student tutors and church members to assist your kids. The schedule each week is Monday-Wednesday 4:30-5:30 pm. For more information, contact Ken Edwards.
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.
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.
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 coats, blankets, sweaters, scarves, 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.
Community Outreach: Save the Dates! The Outreach Team needs your help to engage our community. Would you join us in fulfilling the Great Commission by meeting new people in our community and putting door hangers in local neighborhoods? We plan to go out to specific neighborhoods on February 23rd, March 29th, and April 26th, meeting at the church at 2:45 pm for prayer and then going out from 3-5 pm. Help us send the light from the Light on the Hill.
February 2020 Events:
February 5: Church Staff Meeting, 5:00pm
February 8: Deacon Retreat, 8am-2pm in Fellowship Hall
Youth Paintball, 1-4 pm
Valentines Banquet at Harnett Central HS Cafeteria, 6pm
February 9: Brotherhood Breakfast Meeting, 7:30am
February 10: Mission Study Circle Meeting, 12:30pm in Fellowship Hall
Outreach Committee Meeting, 7:00pm
February 13: Ladies Bible Study, 9am in the Fellowship Hall
February 14: Valentines Day
February 16: Baptist Women’s Sunday
Diaconate Meeting, 5:00pm
February 20: Ladies Bible Study, 9:00am in the Fellowship hall
February 21: NCBC Packing Day-Buddy Backpack at Angier Baptist, 8:30am
Love One Another—Children’s Ministry Valentine Dinner
February 23: Community Outreach, 2:45-5:00pm
Mobile Blood Drive, 12:00—5:00pm
February 26: Ash Wednesday Service, 6pm in the Sanctuary
February 27: Ladies Bible Study, 9:00am in the Fellowship Hall
February 28: Youth Night at Ellington Studios, 7:00-9:00pm
Adult Choir Practice on Wednesday evenings at 7:00pm
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".