Dear Church Family,
“What the World Needs Right Now at Christmas” is the Bible study series that we are doing on Sunday mornings. When you look at the major Christmas texts from Scripture, you come away with specific themes that are clear from the passages that emphasize the birth of Jesus. Our world needs the message of Christmas right now like never before. Think about these themes: Hope, Love, Peace, Joy, Light, and Change. These key words come from the study of the major Christmas texts from Scripture. We will be looking at these this Christmas season. I hope you will invite someone to study with you either in our in person service or the online venue. It is a joy to worship the Lord Jesus with you!
This is a great time to share Jesus with those around you. People are open to the message of Christmas like no other time of the year. I encourage you to minister to your “one” whom the Lord has placed on your heart. Let’s find a way to get Jesus to those in our sphere of influence.
We are asking the Lord to make us a mission minded people. God’s heart is for the peoples of the world to know His salvation. We have
recently sent off 7 of our folks to two different mission fields. We recently heard from John and Mollie Wells about their heart for Malawi. We are truly a blessed people. One way that we support missions around the world is by taking up the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering. Our goal is $20,000.00! Please pray about your participation in this great offering. Every penny of this offering goes to the field to directly support our missionaries. We are thankful for that!
The Smoky Mountain Christmas Concert is one of the highlights of our Christmas here at North Central! We will have two concerts this year on December 13th in order to provide plenty of space for social distancing. The concerts will be at 3pm and 6:30pm. To register, you can go online to our website and look under the events tab, and there is a link to the online ticket process there. The tickets are free but you need to reserve your spot. This will help us in our planning.
We are thankful for the Privette family and their gift of music that blesses our church family and the whole community!
Another very special highlight of the Christmas season is the Christmas Eve Candlelight service on December 24th at 5pm. We will sing the carols of Christmas and take the Lord’s Supper together. Having the Lord’s Supper on Christmas Eve is very special. I encourage you to bring your whole
family. We will do this service as we have done our Morning Worship services with all of our
regular Covid-19 protocols.
The Life Impact Conference is coming to North Central in January! I want you to put this on your calendar: January 6-9, 2021. Life Impact is a conference that our church is hosting in our facilities and emphasizes evangelism, disciple-making, Bible study, and prayer. God has used it powerfully in so many students’ lives. Many have shared that this retreat was the
turning point in helping them follow Jesus! Because it’s here, I want you to get in on this awesome teaching. Paul Worcester, the key leader for Southern Baptists in reaching college students, will be here to share along with others who have a heart for discipleship. It’s really a chance of a lifetime to hear such great equippers in one place. The student’s registration includes meals and other expenses related directly to them. But because we are hosting, we have a special NCBC rate for non-college students of $25 which gets you all of the sessions including the breakouts! This special rate doesn’t include the meals but it includes all of the messages over the four day conference. You can sign up with Life Impact by going to lifeimpacteast.org.
May the Lord Jesus bless you and yours this Christmas! It is a joy to be your Pastor!
Love in Jesus!