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. Next packing date is Friday, February 21.
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 experienced a little winter. I don’t want it to be too cold, but I do like to have enough cold to know that it is winter. I really enjoy the different seasons of the year.
I would like to say thanks to everyone who donated diapers, wipes, and clothing for the Agape Pregnancy Center in Dunn which was our January project. We do not always know how many people are reached for Christ when they are able to receive help knowing that the help is given through the Love of Christ.
February 9-16 is the 2020 Heck-Jones Offering Week of Prayer for WMU of NC. The goal this year is $400,000, and the theme is “Firmly Planted.” Our Scripture is 1 Corinthians 15:58 which reads, “My dear brothers and sisters, stay firmly planted-be unshakeable- do many good works in the name of God, and know that all your labor is not for nothing when it is for God. It is a must that we stay firmly planted in God’s Word and in prayer so that we can always be ready to share the love of Jesus to everyone. All that we do must be done to the “Glory of God.”
The women of the church will be leading the Worship Service on Sunday, February 16, 2020. Lisa Jacobs from WMU of NC will be our speaker. All women and young girls are encouraged to meet in the choir room by 10:40 to practice. Please join us for a wonderful service on this special Sunday.
We will have the opportunity to give to the Heck-Jones Offering during February. This offering makes possible the many missions and ministries of WMU. Thank you so much for supporting this offering so we can continue our work of spreading the love of Jesus. This is our project for February.
The Mission-Action Study Circle will meet on Monday, February 10, 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. Linda Jones and Pat Webb will be hostess for this meeting.
I invite every woman in our church to become a part of our circle and enjoy a time of Bible Study, mission projects, and fellowship.
Carolyn Broadwell, WMU Director