NORTHMINSTER NEWS

NORTHMINSTER NEWS
NORTHMINSTER BAPTIST CHURCH, JACKSON, MS
November 5, 2014
NORTHMINSTER’S ANNUAL THANKSGIVING DINNER AND COMMUNION SERVICE
Wednesday, November 19 ~ 5:30 p.m. ~ Great Hall
Bring your favorite side dish or dessert to serve your family plus one more.
Meat and drinks will be provided. Please bring serving utensils and label your dishes and serving pieces. The meal
will be followed by a Thanksgiving Communion service. (Also, we will be collecting money for our annual Boarding Homes Project.)
NORTHMINSTER ANGEL TREE
Beginning Sunday, November 30, the Angel Tree will be in the stairwell foyer (near the Narthex) with
names, ages, clothing sizes, and wish lists from children in our community. We want to focus on meeting the many
needs of these children while bringing them Christmas joy. With this in mind, there are 5 items which we hope to provide for each child: 1) Warm clothing outfit 2) Jacket/coat 3) Backpack for school age children or pajamas/socks/
underwear for preschool & younger children 4) Age appropriate book(s) 5) Item(s) from their wish list.
You may place wrapped gifts by the tree in the stairwell foyer. Please clearly label each gift with the full name of the
child in large black sharpie (marker) directly on the present. Bows and tags often get torn off during transport so please
put the child's name directly on the wrapping paper, bag, etc.
Please remember that more than one person and/or family can work together to provide gifts. Let’s provide Christmas
cheer for all of Northminster’s angels. Sunday, December 14, is the last day to bring gifts. Please contact Megan Mayhan
at 601-624-6701 or [email protected] with any questions.
Adult Studies in November
Word and Spirit at Work in the World: Personal Stories
November 9—Jim Johnston
November 16—Kelley Williams, Jr.
Adult Education Building ~ 5:30 p.m.
Advent Vesper Service
November 30
5:30 p.m.
Sanctuary
BOARDING HOMES PROJECT ~ AN ADVENT TRADITION
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 7 ~ 1:00 P.M. ~ GREAT HALL
For three decades Northminster has been delivering warm clothing, food and toiletries to the residents
of the Personal Care Homes in Jackson.
Personal Care Homes are private homes for individuals with mental disabilities. These individuals do not qualify for state hospitalization,
and many of the residents exchange their Social Security check for room and board, so there is no money available for any extras.
Some are in quite difficult circumstances. All of them appreciate a thoughtful visit and a gift. On Sunday, December 7, we will gather in the Great Hall and assemble all of our gifts into individual bags: a blanket, toiletries, warm socks, and cookies baked by you.
We will then divide into teams and deliver the gifts to every personal care home resident in Jackson. Usually, we are finished by 3:30 p.m.
This is a wonderful opportunity for the entire church family, including all ages, to participate in missions together. Help us to serve
those living in Personal Care Homes.
You can help by:
 Giving a generous financial contribution
 Showing up on Saturday, December 6, at 9:00 a.m. to help unpack
 Baking Cookies
 Showing up on December 7 at 1:00 p.m. to assemble gifts and deliver
CONGREGATIONAL MEETING
Sunday, November 9
~ immediately following worship service ~
AGENDA:
Adoption of the 2015 Budget
The Committee on Committees is seeking additional volunteers
for these committees:
 Adopt-A-School
 Adult Ministries
 Senior Adult Ministries
Please contact Thomas Elfert, [email protected] or the church
office, 601-982-4703, if you are willing to serve.
CHILDREN’S
WORSHIP VOLUNTEER
SCHEDULE
November 9
Chapel Coordinators
Betsy and Jason Greener
Rainbows Assistants
Beverly Lawrence, Jeff Wilson
Sparklers Assistants
Nikki and Ken Cleveland
November 16
Rainbows
Caroline and Kirk Sims
Sparklers
Jennifer and Wilson Stribling
Children’s Living Nativity
The children will practice on
Sunday mornings,
November 30
December 7, 14 and 21
From 9:00—9:30 a.m.
We will meet in the Great Hall.
Christmas Caroling
Sunday, December 14
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Join us for a wonderful, intergenerational event on December 14 as
we meet at the church in the Great
Hall to go sing Christmas carols at
Manhattan Nursing and Rehabilitation
Center. After Christmas caroling,
we will return to the church in
time for our regular Sunday evening
activities. Come join the fun!
Children in 3rd—6th grades are invited to attend the
Children’s Retreat
November 15-16
Timber Creek Camp
in Morton, Mississippi.
We will depart from the church at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday morning
and return in time to sit together in worship on Sunday morning.
Please email [email protected]
or call the church office, 601-982-4703, with questions or to sign up!
PARENTS' NIGHT OUT
Friday, November 7 ~ 6:00-10:00 p.m.
You can make a reservation for your children (infant -6th grade) by calling the
church office, 601-982-4703. Please remember to feed your children before they
arrive, or provide a brown-bag supper. The remaining fall date for Parents' Night
Out is December 5.
CURRENT CAREGIVING CONCERNS:
Ken Toler is recovering after surgery.
Richard Partridge is recovering after surgery.
Sheila Lindley is recovering after surgery.
Mildred Smith is hospitalized at Methodist Rehab.
Charlie Pettigrew, son of Durham and Sarah Grenfell Pettigrew, and grandson of Jim and
Lynn Grenfell is hospitalized at Shands Hospital in Gainesville, Florida.
Davis Simmons is recovering after surgery.
CONGRATULATIONS to Keith and Hayley Gilreath Stevens, on the celebration of their
marriage, Saturday, October 25. Hayley is the daughter of Janice and Bill Gilreath.
CONGRATULATIONS to Brad and Ashlee Ellis Smith, on the celebration of their marriage,
Saturday, November 1.
CHRISTIAN SYMPATHY is extended to Billy Shackelford on the death of his brother, Pat
Shackelford.
CHRISTIAN SYMPATHY is extended to Fred and Cherry Krutz; and to Patrick, Bryan and
Cole Krutz, on the death of Fred’s father, Fredrick Howard Krutz, Jr.
ONGOING CAREGIVING CONCERNS:
Jackie Root
Sallie Crim
Nina Hilton
Bill Cox
Betty Shirley
Billy Joe Cross
Sylvia Scott
Bobbie King
Libby McGee
Reid McGee
Carolyn Pryor
Gorman Schaffer
Pat Walston
Willard Boggan
Roxanne Aldridge Bill Underwood
Elsie Helm, mother of Bill Thompson
Frances Harper, mother of Marty Harper
Jane Reed, great-grandchild of Dub and Bobbie King
Judy Green, mother of Jeffery Massey
Dorris Ward, father of Noni Montague
Margaret Williams, mother of Kay Allen
Wednesday Night Supper
5:30 p.m.
November 12
~ Baked Chicken ~ Squash Casserole ~ Black-Eyed Peas ~ Steamed Broccoli ~
~ Salad Bar ~ Rolls ~ Hot Dogs ~ Pie and Cookies ~
Servers: Leigh Eley and Shirley Geary
Cashier: Kelly Hicks
November 19
Thanksgiving Dinner
Servers: Hilda and Bob Boteler and Judy and Joe Rankin
STUDENT NEWS
Stewpot
We are serving lunch again at Stewpot
on Saturday, December 6. We will
meet at 9:30 a.m. in the Great Hall to
begin cooking. We’ll also bake cookies
for the bags for boarding homes. We
will return to the church around 1:45
p.m. after going out to lunch together.
Youth Christmas Party
Sunday, December 7, at 6:00 p.m., we
will have our Christmas Party. It’s a
great party with food and fun.
Bring a WRAPPED $10 Dirty
Santa gift to exchange. Wear a
tacky Christmas Sweater!
[email protected]
We are now having Youth Group for
Sunday Nights where we all (7th-12th
graders) gather in the youth house from
5:30-7:00 p.m. to have dinner, games,
and music connected to a life of faith.
It’s a great time for fun, faith, and fellowship. We’ll follow the “normal
schedule” on November 9, 16, and
30. There’s no youth group on November
23rd (the Sunday before Thanksgiving).
And on November 16th, Rabbi Matt
Dreffin from the Institute for Southern
Jewish Life will come to share about
Jewish life and faith and answer questions as we learn more about our OWN
faith by learning about others. I hope
your youth will be involved!
First Wednesday!
The Youth are trying something NEW
this year! On the first Wednesday of
each month, we’ll meet at a church family
member’s house from 6:30-7:30 p.m. for
food, hanging out, and a short devotion.
We believe First Wednesdays will be
a great opportunity for our youth to
gather, have a fun and meaningful time
together in the middle of the week while
adding a touch of personal hospitality!
The next First Wednesday will meet
at Madeleine and Noel Wiggs’ home
on December 3rd! Contact Steven for
more info.
THIS MONTH/WEEK IN ACTION
——DEACON OF THE WEEK——
November 2-8
John Purvis
[email protected]
November 9-15
Howard McMillan
[email protected]
November 16-22
Linda Shelton
[email protected]
November 23-29
Joe Sims
[email protected]
November 30-December 6
Nancy Studdard
[email protected]
——— CAREGIVING ———
CAREGIVING CHAIR FOR
NOVEMBER
Susan O’Mara
CAREGIVING COORDINATORS
FOR NOVEMBER
Susie Friou, Linda Shelton
CAREGIVER(S) OF THE WEEK
November 2-8
Cheryl Allen, Jo Ann Ratliff
November 9-15
Dianne Metzner, Suzanne Boone
November 16-22
Susan Travis, Gail England
November 23-29
Ann Campbell
November 30-December 6
Sylvia Carraway, Carolyn Aden
LITURGIST FOR NOVEMBER
Philip Taff
FLOWERS FOR NOVEMBER
Julia Sherwood
USHER CAPTAIN FOR
NOVEMBER
Harold Caver
POINSETTIAS
If you would like to provide a poinsettia in the sanctuary as a memorial or in
honor of someone during Advent, please complete the poinsettia insert in your
worship bulletin and place it in the offering plate or simply stop by the church
office and complete an information form. You may also send an e-mail to:
[email protected] ($10 per poinsettia ordered) -deadline to
receive information is Tuesday, December 2.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Every Wednesday:
7:00 a.m. Men’s Bible Study
7:00 a.m. Men’s Prayer Group
Every Thursday:
10:00 a.m. Mid-City Bible Class,
Mid-City Community Ctr.
Friday, November 7
6:00 p.m. Parents’ Night Out
Sunday, November 9
8:30 a.m. Chapel Communion
9:15 a.m. Sunday School
10:30 a.m. Worship Service
11:30 a.m. Congregational Meeting
5:00 p.m. Preschool Atrium, Elementary
Atrium, Girls of Grace and
Guys 456
5:30 p.m. All Youth, YH
5:30 p.m. Adult Studies, Adult Ed. Building,
Rm 118
Monday, November 10
8:30 a.m. Caregiving Committee, L/CR
5:30 p.m. Personnel Committee, L/CR
Tuesday, November 11
7:30 a.m. Chapel Communion
5:30 p.m. Wider Net Ministries, L/CR
Wednesday, November 12
12:00 p.m. Young Women’s Bible Study, NCC
5:30 p.m. Wednesday Night Supper, GH
7:00 p.m. Adult Choir Rehearsal
Friday, November 14
5:00 p.m. Maples/Bingham Wedding
Rehearsal
Saturday, November 15
Children’s Retreat, Away
10:30 a.m. Brock Maples/Lora Bingham
Wedding
Sunday, November 16
Children’s Retreat, Away
8:30 a.m. Chapel Communion
9:15 a.m. Sunday School
10:30 a.m. Worship Service
5:00 p.m. Preschool Atrium, Elementary
Atrium, Girls of Grace and
Guys 456
5:30 p.m. All Youth, YH
5:30 p.m. Adult Studies, Adult Ed. Building,
Rm 118
6:45 p.m. Deacons’ Meeting, L/CR
Monday, November 17
7:00 a.m. Young Men’s Bible Study, GH
8:30 a.m. Caregiving Committee, L/CR
5:15 p.m. Cancer Support, L/CR
Tuesday, November 18
7:30 a.m. Chapel Communion
Wednesday, November 19
10:00 a.m. Meals on Wheels
12:00 p.m. Young Women’s Bible Study, NCC
5:30 p.m. Thanksgiving Pot Luck Dinner, GH
7:00 p.m. Adult Choir Rehearsal
Sunday, November 23
8:30 a.m. Chapel Communion
9:15 a.m. Sunday School
10:30 a.m. Worship Service/Baby Dedication
No Evening Activities
Monday, November 24
8:30 a.m. Caregiving Committee, L/CR
10:00 a.m. Meals on Wheels
Thursday, November 27
Church Office Closed
Friday, November 28
Church Office Closed
NORTHMINSTER BAPTIST CHURCH
3955 Ridgewood Road
Jackson, MS 39211
601-982-4703
601-982-4705 FAX
NONPROFIT ORG.
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JACKSON, MS
PERMIT NO. 359
www.northminsterbaptist.org
RETURN SERVICE REQUESTED
The church office will be closed Thursday, November 27, and Friday, November 28.
For pastoral care emergencies on those days, please call Chuck Poole at 601-259-7993.
MEALS ON WHEELS
Wednesday, November 19
Cooks:
Missy Caver
Kathy Houpt
Judy Rankin
Drivers:
Rt. 1 Suzanne and Bill Boone
Rt. 2 Joan Haynie, Connie Kossen
Monday, November 24
Cooks:
Ann Calhoon
Gail England
Kelly Hicks
Drivers:
Rt. 1 Nancy Smith, Jeff Davis
Rt. 2 Marlane Dove, Ann Rumbavage
BRUMFIELD HOUSE
GRACE HOUSE
November 13
Jimmy Allen
November 13
Cheri Pitts
November 20
Robin and Troy Browning
November 27
Northminster/Anne Guidry
November 20
Howard McMillan
November 27
Mike Peters
DRIVERS NEEDED
Two additional drivers are needed for
Meals on Wheels. If interested, please
contact Kathy Houpt, 601-856-9521 or
[email protected]
“Men on First and Third”
Young Men’s Bible Study
First and Third Mondays
7:00 a.m. in the Great Hall
For questions or more information,
contact Steven Fuller, 601-982-4703.