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 backpacks and distribute to local elementary schools. The packing location is Angier Baptist Church's multipurpose building.
The church has numerous committees from Outreach, to caregiving, and many other functions of the Church. Speak to Pastor Chris or to one of the Deacons for more information.
Outreach Committee -
The Outreach Committee has been discussing exciting ways to reach our community, invite them in, and to make disciples for Christ. To that end, we are glad to report that we are anticipating one of the largest Visitor Luncheons on January 26, 2020 in recent memory. If you would like to serve on the Outreach Committee, please let me know.
One of the ideas we are working on is texting an immediate follow-up to visitors on the same day that they attend worship at NCBC. We have studied programs and efforts to help expand a church’s reach and one of the most effective ways is to text. Especially with younger people under 40. We will update you on the effectiveness of this in the coming months. The great thing is that it will be at no cost to the church. Just time and genuine human outreach.
Starting February 23rd, we will begin going out to do neighborhood outreach on the last Sunday of each month. We will meet at the church at 2:45pm for brief organization and a sending prayer. Then we will go out into a specific neighborhood knocking on doors, greeting people, hanging NCBC door hangers, and prayer walking from 3-5pm. We hope you will join us for these outreach efforts on Feb. 23, March 29, and April 26.
Another idea we are discussing is to develop a pool of volunteer hours for our members that are interested. This is in the infant stages and will need a lot of research and effort to make it happen. If you are interested in volunteering let Jim Deese, or Ronnie and Cinda Pleasant, or Pastor Chris know. We would like to get a gauge for this activity if we can.
If you have a person you would like to invite and would like for us to reach out to on your behalf, please let us know, and give us contact info with background information if possible. We would love to be of some assistance in this area.
Ideas and direction are always appreciated. Let anyone on the Outreach Committee know what you would like from us and we will be glad to explore it with you. If you want to start or support a ministry that reaches out to the community come and let us know how we can help.
The Neill's Creek Baptist Men are committed to serving those in need. They provide Thanksgiving meals to needy families, and do maintenance/construction/repair work for those who cannot take care of it themselves. The Baptist Men meet monthly for a Brotherhood Breakfast.
We have finally gotten a little taste of winter and a beautiful snow even though it did not stick around long. I hope everyone enjoyed it as much as I did and also ate some snow cream.
A big thank you to everyone who helped with Baptist Women’s Day. We had a great service and a wonderful guest speaker who inspired all of us. A special thanks to the girls of the CIA who were ushers and especially to Reagan Sharp and Kaylen Tyson who sang so beautifully.
Also, thank you so much for supporting the Heck-Jones Offering. This offering supports all of our ministries. Please continue to support WMU through your prayers and giving.
Our mission project for March will be the collection for Marc and Kim Wyatt’s ministry to the refugees in Raleigh. The following items are needed at this time: toilet tissue, paper towels, laundry detergent, liquid soap, trash bags and $25 Food Lion cards. Please bring these items to our March meeting.
The Mission-Action Circle will meet on Monday, March 9, 2020. All those who want to go to lunch should meet at the Red Barn in Angier at 11:00. The meeting will begin at 12:30 in the Fellowship Hall. Beanie Roberts and Betty Williams will be hostesses for this meeting.
All women of the church are invited to become a part of our circle and enjoy a time of Bible Study, mission projects, and fellowship.
Carolyn Broadwell, WMU Director