“Road to Calvary” Easter Program
Easter Week | Special Easter Offering
Lake Aurora Women’s Retreat | All Church Breakfast & Work Day
A Woman’s Place “Walk for Life”
Scrips (Gift Cards) | Sanctuary Flowers
Men’s Clothing Request | John Meisenbach Scholarship
We invite you to join us during one of our many fellowship opportunities!
“Road to Calvary” – Thursday, March 29 & Sunday, April 1
The NBCC Choir is performing “Road to Calvary” on Maunday Thursday (March 29) at
7 p.m. and Easter Sunday (April 1) at 10:30 a.m. This is a FREE program. A professionally staffed nursery is available.
Easter Week – March 25 – April 1
Mark your calendars now for these March and April Easter activities:
- Palm Sunday, March 25
- Thursday, March 29: Maundy Thursday service with choir program “Road to Calvary” at 7 p.m. (Nursery will be provided)
- Friday, March 30: Good Friday Drive-In Service at 7 p.m.
- Saturday, March 31: Kid’s Easter Egg Hunt at 10 a.m. (Individually-wrapped candy is needed!)
- Sunday, April 1: Easter (note special service times):
- 7 a.m. Drive-In Sunrise Service
- 8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m. Breakfast
- 8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m. Prayer Time in Room 102
- 10:30 a.m. Inside Service with Choir program (Nursery provided)
“Road to Calvary”
- NO 8 a.m. Service and NO Sunday School
- No Youth “60 Minutes”
- NBCC Office closed Monday, April 2, & Tuesday, April 3
Special Easter Offering –
Sundays March 25, April 1, and April 8
Lake Aurora Christian Assembly has embarked on an ambitious journey. They are currently building and funding a project called “Stirring Waters” which is the passion of Bill Redmon (former director of LACA). “Stirring Waters” is an intensely spiritual program dedicated to getting disabled campers fully into camp life while at Lake Aurora. Their focus will be people with profound disabilities. There is nothing like it in the Southeast. “Stirring Waters” will be a unique bridge to the world that allows the world to come to us for healing, enjoyment, learning, and a demonstration of the Gospel. This Easter NBCC will collect a special offering for “Stirring Waters.” Though out March you will learn why this project is important. Our goal? $6000.
This special Easter offering will be collected on the Sundays of March 25 (Palm Sunday), April 1 (Easter…no foolin’), and April 8. It is our fondest wish as a church family to send a minimum of $6000 to Lake Aurora on April 9th for the “Stirring Waters” Project. Please be in prayer for this disabilities ministry as it begins. Plea$e begin to $ave $o that our offering$ and gift$ might meet our goal$.
From Bill Redmon: “The Church stands at a unique fork in the road and the one third of the world’s population who have a disability is watching. Will the Church be the one entity that is willing to remove the barriers to great experiences and spiritual blessings or should they look for another?”
Lake Aurora Women’s Retreat – Friday, April 13 – Saturday, April 14
Lake Aurora’s Annual Women’s Retreat is Friday, April 13 – Saturday. April 14, (Retreat 1) or Saturday, April 14 – Sunday, April 15 (Retreat 2), or you can sign up for just Day 1 or Day 2. Brochures are available at the bulletin board by the NBCC offices. Click here to register directly with Lake Aurora or for more information. Also, please see Christine Haun for info.
All Church Breakfast & Work Day – Saturday, April 14
The second Saturday of the month is the “All Church Breakfast and Workday.” Men, women, husbands, fathers, kids, and grandkids of all shapes and sizes…are invited to join us at 8 a.m. for breakfast. At 8:30 a.m. we will form groups and get projects done until around 10:30 a.m. Some of the projects are at the church and some in the community. Colossians 3:23-24 says, “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.”
- Please make the All Church Breakfast and Workday a normal part of your monthly routine!
- Please encourage the able-bodied folks in your family to get up and come!
- Please bring your sons and daughters and instill the discipline of service in them!
- Please prayerfully give God three hours once a month in physical labor for Him!
The next “All Church Breakfast and Workday” is Saturday, April 14.
A Woman’s Place “Walk for Life” – Saturday, May 12
A Woman’s Place’s annual “Walk for Life” is on Saturday, May 12. Several from NBCC will be walking. Click here if you are interested in walking or donating to the effort. On that page you can select “Participate” if you want to walk or “Give” to support a walker.
Scrips (Gift Cards) Available
Just a reminder we have Scrips (i.e., Gift Cards) available every Sunday. This is an ongoing fundraiser for our CWF (Christian Women’s Fellowship). Gift cards from various restaurants, stores, etc. are available and even more can be ordered (delivered the next Sunday). You purchase the gift card and our church gets a percentage of the sale proceeds. The Scrips can be found in the Family Life Center following the 8 a.m. Inside and 8:30 a.m. Drive-In Services and at the Foyer Welcome Center following the 10:30 a.m. Inside Service.
Sanctuary flowers can be ordered to honor or remember someone. The 2018 price is $30. You can then take the flowers home after the service. We only ask that you bring back the container for recycling. Contact the NBCC office (813-837-3451) or email us if you want to honor or remember someone with the Sunday flowers. Your check can be sent to NBCC @ 4100 S. Manhattan Ave., Tampa, FL 33611.
Men’s Clothing Request
NBCC currently does not have the area to collect men’s clothing for Manhattan Baptist Church’s clothes closet. Please take your clothing donation directly to Manhattan Baptist Church at 4300 S. Manhattan Ave., Tampa, FL 33611.
John Meisenbach Scholarship
Johnson University – Florida has established a scholarship in John’s name. Donations should be sent directly to Johnson University – Florida at 1011 Bill Beck Blvd., Kissimmee, FL 34744 with “John Meisenbach” in the memo portion of the check.