Big Apple Adventure Coming!

July may be one of the most exiting

months in our year! I’m grateful to

be able to share with you some of

the opportunities that we have here

at North Central to bring people

who need Jesus. Remember, some

of these opportunities are especially

designed for us to bring people

so that they will hear the gospel.

Some folks that we invite are believers who need to reconnect

with a local church for equipping and ministry.

July 3rd will be our All American Night featuring Celebrate

Freedom, a mini musical presented by the Celebration Choir

and Orchestra along with our NCBC Media Ministry. They

will challenge us to be a “nation, under God” by the beautiful

music that will be presented. Following the service we will

have Hot Dogs on the grill and apple pie. The pies will be

judged by a special group of judges who will award the “blue

ribbon” for the best pie. Bring someone with you.

All new members and those wanting to know about North

Central Baptist Church—we are having NCBC 101 on July

31st. Make plans to be here at 9:15 for a light breakfast in

the fellowship hall. In this meeting led by Larry/Linda Taylor

and Holt/Jeannette Browning, you’ll discover what we are all

about. You’ll meet our staff and ministry heads. Find out

what is expected of our members and how you can plug into

the ministry here. I love this meeting because I get to spend

quality time with our newest members and those interested

in finding out more about our church. Oh yeah, we will feed

you lunch too. Call 352-373-3341 to sign up.

Look to August 1-5 for our Vacation Bible School—Big Apple

Adventure. Karrie Anderson and the VBS team are recruiting

leaders for this fabulous outreach. Let Karrie know that you

can serve by calling us here in the office or by signing up on

the VBS bulletin board in the preschool hallway.

Homemade Ice Cream night is scheduled for Sunday night,

July 21 following our evening service. Bring your favorite

homemade ice cream.

Wednesday nights at North Central this summer have been

awesome! Many thanks to Laura Hunter and our wonderful

student intern Lauren Idsardi who have put together the best

summer program we’ve ever had. The kids are having a blast

learning the truth of God’s Word and participating in all of

the games as well. The Youth are having great meetings as

well. Wednesday night is the night for youth and kids at

North Central.

Justin Thomas continues to do an excellent job with our

Upward sports program. Right now in July our soccer participants

are involved in evaluations on the 11th, 14th, and

19th. Our coaches will meet on the 12th.

Join us on July 17th in the evening service for the beautiful

observance of the Lord’s Supper.

Our Malaysia Mission Trip will leave on July 14th and return

on the 27th. Pray for Robert Privette and the entire team as

they work with IMB personnel in reaching many for Jesus.

The Winshape C3 Children’s camp for Gainesville is scheduled

for July 18-22 and is sponsored by North Central and

other participating churches. Chick-fil-a is the corporate

sponsor for this wonderful day camp. Elementary age children

participate in a day camp setting that is character based

and provides an excellent program of recreation as well. Info

can be obtained by calling us here at 352-373-3341. This is

one of the finest Children’s camp that is offered anywhere. I

encourage our parents of elementary children to enroll their

children. Your kids will love it.

Thank you for your prayers for Brother Fred Hart and our

Building Committee. I promise you we are busy at work. We

recently had 4 meetings in a three week period. Our site engineer

is busy preparing a plan to put the building on our

property in the most strategic place. We will continue to

share with the church family as progress is made. I’m amazed

at our Above and Beyond program. You folks are so faithful.

It is by His grace that we have come this far.

It is truly a joy to be the Pastor of such a precious fellowship

of believers.


Pastor Calvin