NCBC Annual Youth Fundraiser Lunch and Cake Auction will be Sunday, November 24th in the Fellowship Hall immediately following worship service. This is the perfect opportunity to get just the right dessert for your Thanksgiving meal while also supporting our youth ministry. All monetary donations for the meal and cakes will help fund the youth summer mission trip. Watch for an insert in your bulletin to sign up.
Community Thanksgiving Worship Service will be Nov. 24th at Neill’s Creek Baptist Church at 7:00pm. You are invited to join us for this special time of worship with other congregations as we give thanks to our God from whom all blessings flow!
Community Thanksgiving Meal will be at the Angier Depot on Wednesday, Nov. 27 from 5:00-8:00pm. We will be feeding the hungry and homeless in our area.
Poinsettia Order Form: The poinsettias will be used to decorate our church sanctuary for our Hanging of the Greens service on Dec. 1st at 6:00pm. The money for the poinsettias will be placed in a special Christmas fund for helping families during the Christmas season. If you would like to Honor or Memorialize a special person during the Christmas Season or donate money to the Local Christmas Hardship Support Fund, please complete the insert form in your bulletin on Nov. 10th.
Ladies Bible Study to begin again! Judy Adams will be facilitating a 7 week study by Priscilla Shirer from Oct. 3rd- Nov. 14th (9:00 -11:30am in the Fellowship Hall). The study will be "The Armor of God." This study is an action plan to putting on your armor and developing a personalized strategy to secure victory against the enemy. Yes, a strategy! The enemy always fails miserably when he meets a woman dressed for the occasion. A woman who is armed and dangerous. Please let Judy know if you are interested so a book can be ordered for you. The books are $13. Contact Judy Adams.
Operation Christmas Child boxes are available at the front of the sanctuary (please sign the boxes out!) and will be due back no later than Sunday, Nov. 17th. Please remember the $9 donation for shipping your box. For ideas on items to fill your box and restrictions, please visit samaritanspurse.org/occ (no candy or toothpaste this year.) If you would rather, please donate funds or items for the Outreach committee to pack boxes. Questions/donations: Contact Allison Eason.
The Hanging of the Greens celebration is Sunday, Dec. 1st at 6:00pm. We will decorate our House of Worship in preparation for the Christmas season.
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 November 29, 2019 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 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."
Construction Committee Presentation & Vote: The Construction Committee will make a final presentation to the church regarding the proposal for a free standing multipurpose building on our church campus during the morning worship service on Sunday November 10th, 2019. This report will include the building design, potential uses of the facility, projected cost of the project, and a proposed financing plan. As time allows, we will answer questions following the presentation. Questions may also be asked on Wednesday, November 13th at 7pm in the fellowship time. A special church conference is scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 24th at 11am for the final vote. Please be in prayer for God's guidance about the future of our church and for congregational unity as we seek to make such an important decision.
Brotherhood Thanksgiving Boxes: The Baptist Men of NCBC will be collecting non-perishable food items for Thanksgiving meal boxes which will be assembled on Sunday afternoon, November 24th at 1:30pm. Frozen turkeys can also be brought that morning of the 24th. If you know of a family that could use a Thanksgiving meal box this year, please write down their information (name, address, phone number, and number of people in family) and give to Pastor Chris or Cary Stewart by the 24th.
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 .
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.
November 2019 Events:
Nov. 2: Aloha Zoo
Nov. 3: Daylight Savings Time Ends—Set the clocks back
Nov. 4: WMU Prayer Rally at NCBC, 10:30am
Nov. 7: Ladies Bible Study at 9am in the Fellowship Hall
Nov. 10: Brotherhood Breakfast Meeting, 7:30am
Construction Committee Presentation during Morning Worship Service
Diaconate Meeting, 5:00pm
Nov. 11: Veterans Day
Mission Study Circle Meeting, 12:30pm
Outreach Committee Meeting, 7:00pm
Nov. 12: Children & Youth Council Meeting, 7:00pm
Nov. 14: Ladies Bible Study, 9:00am
Nov. 15-22: Cuba Mission Trip
Nov. 15: Buddy Backpack Packing Day for NCBC at Angier Baptist Church, 8:30am
Nov. 17: Dr. Glenn Jonas will be our guest preacher for our morning worship service
Nov. 24: Special Called Church Conference to vote on Construction Presentation
Youth Fundraiser Lunch and Cake Auction in Fellowship Hall after worship service
Brotherhood Thanksgiving Baskets Assembly and Delivery after fundraiser
Community Thanksgiving Service hosted by NCBC, 7:00pm
Nov. 27: Community Thanksgiving Dinner at Angier Depot at 5-8:00pm for needy families
Nov. 28: Thanksgiving - Office Closed
Nov. 29: Office Closed
Adult Choir Practice will be on Wednesdays at 8pm.
Upcoming Events for December 2019:
Dec. 1st: Hanging of the Greens, 6 pm
Dec. 15th: NCBC Christmas Cantata (reception following), 6 pm
Dec. 18th: Community Christmas Caroling, 5:30pm
Breakfast for Dinner @ NCBC, 6:30 pm
Dec. 24th: NCBC Candlelight Christmas Eve Worship, 9 pm
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".