Dear Church Family,
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 re-connect with a local church for equipping and ministry.
July 3 will be our All American Night featuring a patriotic 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 yea…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 has 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 nights 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 camps 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.