November 2020

Dear Church Family,

What a joy to write to you today. I’m so thankful to be a part of such a wonderful fellowship of believers. The last several weeks, we’ve commissioned 7 of our NCBC family to serve the Lord in other places. We are so thankful for this!

We are looking forward to some wonderful activities in November. Make sure and pray for these special events. Try to participate and be a part of all that is happening in our church.

Operation Christmas Child is a powerful ministry in the life of our church. The boxes you donate will go around the world to send a Jesus-centered Christmas message to children. The boxes are due on November 15th. I encourage you to do as many boxes as you possibly can.

We are grateful for the way that the Lord has taken care of our church financially. We will celebrate this in a small way as we report our 3rd quarter financial statement this Sunday at 10:35am (ten minutes before church) for our regular business meeting. We will also elect some new committee members as well.

Lee Anne Privette and Allison Harris are opening up some Life Groups for preschoolers and children on Nov. 8th. You must sign up your children in advance for this ministry. We want to provide plenty of space in the classrooms. There are guidelines available for our parents regarding this fantastic ministry that is beginning. Help us follow all our protocols so that we can minister to these wonderful children.

We look forward to hearing John and Mollie Wells give their testimony on Nov. 15th. They are preparing to travel as full-time missionaries to Malawi. We are so blessed to know these fine friends and have an opportunity to participate with finances and with prayer. Don’t miss hearing them on the 15th.

I want you to mark your calendars for December 13th. I know it may seem far away, but I knew you would want to reserve that Sunday for Worship in the morning and then the Smoky Mountain Christmas Concert by the Privette family in the evening! This has become such a wonderful Christmas tradition for all of us. We have had some of the largest attendances in recent days at this annual event. It is just fabulous. Mark it down.

Recently, you recognized Pastor Appreciation Day in our services. Thank you for doing that. Kelly and I celebrated our 13th anniversary as your Pastor on October 15th. It is such a wonderful thing to experience the blessing and bond of Pastor and people at North Central. We truly have a precious fellowship of believers here. We have a wonderful staff team! This is a place where people are saved. The saved are discipled and grow, and people are sent out locally and around the world to be living witnesses for Jesus! I’m the most blessed Pastor anywhere!

I Love You in the Lord Jesus,