Wow! Just look at God work! The December 29th, 5th Sunday offering was our largest of 2019, $16,841.55. This brings us to over $60,000 raised in 2019. Simply amazing! Each dollar helps gets us closer to the dream of our Family Life Center becoming a reality. May God bless you for your continued sacrificial generous giving! Early in 2020 we will have our online giving set up and look forward to more people partnering with us financially in this great work of the gospel.
Quarterly Conference: Our Quarterly Conference will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 8th at 7:00pm. All are encouraged to attend. The Adult IV Sunday School class will host a fellowship meal at 6:00pm.
Upcoming Wednesday Night Schedule:
Wednesday Jan 1st - New Year's Day (No Activities)
Wednesday Jan. 8th - Quarterly Church Conference (Meal 6pm, Conference 7pm)
Wednesday Jan. 15th- Adult & Children Activities begin at 6pm (Choir Practice 7pm)
Starting January 15th- Adult and Children programs will begin at 6pm (Please note time change) and Adult Choir practice will begin at 7pm.
Contribution Reports: A note from the Church Accountant: Please make sure we have your correct address for the Contribution Reports.
Baptist Men's Sunday: Our 2020 Baptist Men’s Sunday is Jan. 26th. Make plans to join us on this special Sunday as our Baptist Men lead our Worship.
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 January 31, 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 4:30-5:45pm. 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 919-235-2850.
Fifth Sunday Offering: 2019 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 29th we will collect our final 5th Sunday offering of 2019. This is the season for giving and remember God's greatest gift to us. Let's finish strong in our financial faithfulness in 2019. Please prayerfully consider your sacrificial contribution to the Lord's work on or before Sunday, Dec. 29th.
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: As cooler weather approaches, we will be 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.
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.
January 2020 Events:
January 1: Happy New Year - Church Office Closed
No Wednesday night activities
January 5: The Lord’s Supper during morning worship service
Homebound Lord’s Supper, 12:15pm
January 8: Church Staff Meeting, 5:00pm
Fellowship Dinner at 6:00pm, hosted by Adult IV SS Class
Quarterly Church Conference, 7:00pm
January 12: Brotherhood Breakfast Meeting, 7:30am
January 13: Mission Action Circle Meeting, 12:30pm in Fellowship Hall
January 17: NCBC Packing Day for Buddy Backpack at Angier Baptist Church, 8:30am
January 19: Diaconate Meeting, 5:00pm
January 22: Newsletter Articles Due
January 26: Baptist Men’s Sunday
January 31: Youth Night at Ellington Studios, 7-9 pm
BeDoTell Ski Retreat (1/31—2/2)
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".