Ellington Youth Night: Ellington Youth Night is 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 Ellington Youth Night will be held on March 29 from 7-9 pm.
Ash Wednesday service: This service will be held on March 6th at 7pm 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 sinful-ness, 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 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 March 6th.
Ladies Bible Study: In this six-session video Bible study, Lysa Terkeurst (President of Proverbs 31 Ministries) offers a safe place to share your disappointments, fresh Biblical insight to get you through painful situations, and life-giving perspectives for living in between Eden and eternity. This Bible study meets on Tuesdays at 9:30am at NCBC. The study guide is $7.00. For more info, contact Kat Tinsley.
WMU Local Missions Project for March: Items for Kim and Marc Wyatt to use in their ministry to refugees in the Welcome Houses that are now statewide:
sidewalk chalk, whiteboard markers (not Crayola brand), 9-volt batteries for smoke detectors, Food Lion gift cards, sports equipment (soccer balls, foursquare balls, etc.). Lots of these items are available at Five Below for $5. If you would like Kat to shop for you, please contact her.
Fifth Sunday Offering Building Expansion: Your generosity and support of God's work have been a blessing. On March 31st, we will collect our 5th Sunday offering. Please prayerfully consider your sacrificial contribution to the Lord's work. Please designate “Building Expansion Fund” on your check or offering 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.
Cuba Mission Trip Interest Meeting: Any men or women interested in being part of a Mission Team to Cuba doing construction work (November 15-22, 2019) are encouraged to attend an interest meeting on March 17th at 4pm in the Ladies Parlor. This meeting is to gauge interest of those who might be interested and available to go. No commitment is required or expected by attending this meeting.
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, 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.
March 2019 Events:
March 3 Meeting after worship service for Ladies going on Women’s Retreat
Family Life Committee meeting at 12:15pm in the Ladies Parlor
Staff Meeting at 4:00pm
March 5 Ladies Bible Study at 9:30am
March 6 Ash Wednesday Service at 7:00pm in the sanctuary
March 8-10 Women’s Retreat at Myrtle Beach, SC
March 10 Daylight Saving Time Begins
Brotherhood Breakfast/Meeting at 7:30am
March 11 Mission Action Circle Meeting at 12:30pm
March 12 Ladies Bible Study at 9:30am
March 15 NCBC Packing Day for Buddy Backpacks at Angier Baptist Church multipurpose room at 8:30am
March 16 Deacon Retreat and Monthly Meeting at Linshire
March 19 Ladies Bible Study at 9:30am
March 20 Spring Begins
March 26 Ladies Bible Study at 9:30am
March 26 Outreach Committee Meeting at 7:00pm
March 29 Youth Night at Ellington Studios at 7:00pm
March 31 5th Sunday Offering (Building Expansion)
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".