July 2013

Our Sunday morning Bible Study ministry is a wonderful outreach of the church. I want to challenge our church to invite folks to your class. The power of an invitation has been apparent to me in recent days. Last Sunday I met wonderful prospects who have recently visited our church because they were invited by members of this precious fellowship of believers. You would be amazed at the power of an encouraging invitation. There are thousands of people in our city that would come and hear the gospel if we would invite them.  Let me encourage you to share with them your testimony of what Jesus means to you.


Our Adult Sunday School Leaders are having great encouraging meetings on Wednesday nights at 6pm in the fellowship hall. Even in the summer, when folks are out on vacation, we have had good attendance and good results as we have attempted to organize for strategic ministry. Plug into Sunday Bible study! You’ll love it and it will give you a place to serve and make a difference.


The Praising is scheduled for July 7th in the evening service. This is always a special time as we lift up the Lord with our talents. Come enjoy the spaghetti supper and support our efforts in reaching children this summer. We will use the money in excess expenses to help us with our VBS ministry as well as other summer outreach to children.


All baptism candidates will meet in my office on Sunday afternoon, July 14th, at 5:30pm as we prepare for the baptism service to take place in the 6pm hour. This is the priority of our church family-to reach people for Jesus, baptize, and teach them the Word of God.


We will have our quarterly business meeting on July 14th following the evening service…..


NCBC at the Park will take place on Sunday afternoon, July 21, at Kanapaha Park. We will have grilled hamburgers there for you and your guests. All of our folks will bring sides to go along with grilled hamburgers! It will be a wonderful evening together…..


Vacation Bible School begins on Monday morning, July 28 at 9am. Each morning, our kids will worship together, enjoy great recreation, crafts, snacks, and study Scripture in the most fantastic program ever! Don’t miss it. In addition, we are offering the VBS plus program as well. This turns VBS into a complete day camp for kids. Those participating in VBS plus will be provided lunch each day and will participate in an UPWARD soccer camp as well in the afternoon. Contact the church office if you are interested in this opportunity.


Our Above and Beyond Campaign continues to be successful. We have our balance just under $30,000.00. It will only be a matter of time that we will completely eliminate our temporary financing. These are great days!


What a blessing to serve the Lord with you. May God bless this precious fellowship of believers!



Pastor Calvin