Card Box | “Shout for Joy” Christmas Program | Christmas Eve
Discover NBCC | 2019 Offering Envelopes
Pastoral Search Committee Update
All Church Breakfast & Work Day
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!
Christmas Card Box – December
The Christmas Card Box is available in the Foyer through December. This is for you to exchange Christmas cards with those in your local NBCC family. NO CARDS WILL BE MAILED, this is only for those currently attending NBCC. The slots are marked alphabetically. Please be careful to place your cards in the correct slot sorted by last name. Also, don’t forget to check the slot for your cards.
“Shout for Joy” Choir Program – Sunday, December 16
A Christmas Choir and Drama program will be performed on Sunday, December 16. “Shout for Joy” is a musical drama that will be presented that night at 6 p.m. A professionally-staffed nursery will be provided. Please plan to stay for cookies and punch following the program (feel free to bring a few cookies, punch will be provided).
Christmas Eve Service – Monday, December 24
A Christmas Eve Service will be held Monday, December 24, at 6 p.m. This will be a family-oriented service. A nursery will be provided for babies.
Discover NBCC – Sunday, December 30
We value you! This is a 45-minute introduction to NBCC on how you can join in at NBCC and get plugged in. We will cover much in this 45-minute roller coaster ride. Offered on the 5th Sunday of a month (that contains 5 Sundays) and will be led by ministers, elders, and other leaders. Join us! The next “Discover NBCC” will be Sunday, December 30, at 9:30 a.m. in our Family Life Center (FLC). Please email the NBCC Office if you’d like more information.
2019 Offering Envelopes
2019 Offering Envelopes will be availble mid-December. They will be located on the “Credenza”, the cabinet located in the Foyer by the stairway. For those attending Drive-In, your envelopes will be available at the Greeter’s Stand. If you currently do not have numbered offering envelopes, and would like them in 2019, please contact the NBCC office on your Communication Card, call 837.3451, or email us at email@example.com.
Pastoral Search Committee
We are tasked by NBCC’s elders to search until we find the man whom God has selected to be the pastor/shepherd of our beloved church. This is a journey. Journeys are more marathons than sprints as God often uses them to educate the sojourner and grow faith. The path before us has three phases:
Phase one: Pray, Prepare, and Plan. We spent our October and November meetings prayerfully and carefully understanding NBCC’s past, present, and direction for the future, developing a plan, and beginning to implement it. We established a dedicated e-mail account, arranged to have regular updates in the bulletin, newsletter, and services, and performed a church-wide survey. We are finalizing our advertisement and the list of locations for posting.
Phase two: Pray, Search, and Discern. We have posted our advertisement, are gathering application packets, and beginning to review them. We will solicit additional information from the applicants that we believe meet our initial criteria and then interview candidates based on the follow-up responses received.
Phase three: Pray and Recommend. Once we have narrowed the search down to one or two candidates whom we believe God is calling to lead NBCC, we will make the recommendations to the Elders who will consider them and make their final recommendation to NBCC’s membership.
We are all in this journey together. We will be regularly updating you through online, the weekly bulletin, monthly newsletter, the services, and conversations. We will hold as confidential details of applicants out of respect for them, their families, and their churches. However, we are happy to speak with you about the search process and listen to what is on your hearts and minds. Thank you for your support, prayers, and patience.
Do not hesitate to contact any of these Committee members with questions, ideas, or concerns. The Pastoral Search Committee members are: Rick Atkinson, Alyse Duffy, Dale Hammond, Tom Jones, Sarah Kay-Chair., Tammy McCready, Tracey Porath, and Rick Rose.
All Church Breakfast & Work Day – Saturday, January 12
The second Saturday of the month is the “All Church Breakfast and Workday.” The next workday is Saturday, January 12 when 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!
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.
These make great Christmas gifts. Do your Christmas shopping now as Christmas is just around the corner! We will have our annual Scrips Christmas drawing on ALL Sundays in December! For every gift card (i.e., Scrip) that you purchase, you receive a ticket for the weekly drawing. This runs through Sunday, December 30. Two winners will be drawn each week; each winner will receive a gift card of their choice valued up to $10.
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. The 2019 calendar is now available.
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.