The North Shelby Baptist - North Shelby Baptist Church


The North Shelby Baptist - North Shelby Baptist Church
Local Edition of The Alabama Baptist
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The North Shelby Baptist
Pastor Allan Murphy, Minister of Music & Administration Randy Tingle,
Interim Director of Preschoolers & Children Anita Hardy, Interim Student Ministry Coordinator John Murphy
Report from 11-23-14
Sunday, November 30, 10:15 am
Caroline Jones, Leigha Marlow,
Jennifer Mosley
Cassie & Rod Burchell
Julie Faurot, Laura McCormick
Month of November: AL/AU “Tin Can Bowl” Food Drive
Threes Becky & David Carlee
Monday, November 24 - Friday, November 28: Shelby
Sunday, December 7, 10:15 am
County Schools out for Thanksgiving Week
Babies Caroline Jones, Amber Meadors,
Thursday, November 27 - Friday, November 28: Church
Tonya Youngblood
office closed for Thanksgiving
Susan & Gary Kelley
Sunday, November 30, 10:15 am: George Fridlender;
Sherry Hartman, Jean Tate
6:00 pm: Evening Worship (Pastor preaches “Faithfulness”) Threes Wendy Harris, Sylvia Ricker
Monday, December 1 - Wednesday, December 17:
Shelby Baptist Association Christmas Gift Shop outreach
Thursday, December 4, 6:30 pm: Ladies Bound Together
Book Club, Choosing Gratitude, Kelly Gilliland’s house
Friday, December 5, 6:30 pm: Deacon Christmas Banquet
Sunday, December 7, 10:15 am: Baptism and the Lord’s
Supper; 6:00 pm: Evening Worship (Don Blackerby to
preach “Gentleness”)
Thursday, December 11, 10:00 am: Ladies Lunch
Bunch,Classic on Noble (meet at the church at 10:00 am)
Friday, December 12 - Saturday, December 13: SOPA
Sunday, December 14, 10:15 am: Tree of Remembrance;
6:00 pm: Adult Choir Christmas Music, followed by the
annual Christmas Goodies Fellowship
Tuesday, December 16, 6:30 pm: Sisters of Encouragement Reception
Friday, December 19: Shelby County Schools end for
Christmas holidays; 6:00 pm: S.N.O.W. Kids; Youth “Polar
Express” Progressive Dinner
Sunday, December 21, 10:15 am: March to the Manger
for Lottie Moon, No Children’s Worship; 6:00 pm: Family
Christmas Showcase
Wednesday, December 24 - Thursday, December 25:
Church office closed for Christmas
Wednesday, December 24, 5:00-5:45 pm: Christmas Eve
Carols, Candles & Communion
Sunday, December 28, 10:15 am: No Children’s Worship;
6:00 pm: Evening Worship (Pastor preaches “Self-Control”)
Sunday, December 28 - Tuesday, December 30: Strength
to Stand Conference, Pigeon Forge, TN
ATTENDANCE: Sunday School – 303; Morning Worship – 347
GIVING: Budget - $26,268.00
Thinking Allowed
Christmas 1999 was difficult for our
family. Daughter Joy had drowned in
the Pacific Ocean, serving as a college
student summer missionary to Mexico.
Joy loved to decorate for Christmas. We
did not have the heart for decorating
that year, not even a tree. The funeral
home that had helped us invited me to
speak at their Christmas service for
grieving families. Part of the service
was for each to hang an ornament on
the Christmas tree in remembrance.
In 2000, our church began the tradition
of having a “Tree of Remembrance.”
The church has a beautiful tall tree, with
lights and decorations, but we welcome
grieving families to hang an ornament in
memory of their loved one.
Some things to note:
November 27, 2014
This year’s Tree of Remembrance is
Sunday morning, December 14.
Anyone may participate, but the
primary focus is those whose loved
one died within the past year.
Ornaments are to be white, silver,
or gold and are to remain on the
tree through the Christmas Eve
service. They may be picked up
Christmas Eve or left for future use.
The name of the one remembered,
family relationship, and the date of
the death are to be communicated
to the Church Office (or in Sunday’s
offering) for printing in the Sunday,
December 14 bulletin. [Example:
“Joy Love Murphy, daughter of Mary
& Allan Murphy, died June 18,
Andrew Chamberlain, Chuck Hartsfield, Larry Huys,
Danny Martinez, Jeremy McCormick, Austin Norton,
Tony Poe, Danny Roland, Andy Sheppard, David Youngblood
AM: Ron Gray, Craig Sulser; PM: Jeff Hester
Wayne & Jennella King, Mary Williams, Doris Parvin
Pastor’s Thoughts to You
Tree of Remembrance does not remove
grief, but it helps to remember in such a
sweet way. For us, holidays no longer
hurt. We have adjusted to Joy being in
Heaven instead of here. We decorate
and we celebrate.
Part of Christmas for Southern Baptists
and North Shelby Baptists is giving to
the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for
International Missions. We kick off our
two-month emphasis this Sunday with a
unique guest speaker. Come and listen.
Our Lottie Moon Offering goal is
$40,000. The goal last year was
$36,000, so $40K is a worthy increase,
but for the fact that we gave $55,000
last year. Was that an anomaly or a
“new normal”? We will find out by this
year’s giving. Ask God what to give.
I love you,
Brother Allan
PS: Two church members died last
week, though neither had been active
for many years— Rachel Fisher and
Janice Gill. A former member, Jonathan
Hoggle, also died. Pray for the families.
Welcome New NSBC Members!
Leo & Margaret Waldrop
1632 Hwy. 39, #2
Chelsea, AL 35043
(360) 609-8454
Andrew Smith
2316 Maple Street
Bessemer, AL 35022
D.O.C. (Deacon on Call)
November 30 - December 6
Wayne King: 967-1866 (H); 218-4500 (C)

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