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. U.S. POSTAGE PAID 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.
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