June 8, 2017
Summer Worship in the Chapel 
     On June 11, we will begin our time of worshiping in the Chapel. James will present a sermon series titled "Sibling Rivalry, Stressed Parents, and Anxious Families." Please join us as you are able for these timely messages. 
Summer in the Chapel
Pastoral Reflection
By James Lamkin

"Driving Lessons"
     From my study window, perched high above our church parking lot, I get to watch people learning to drive. It's not pretty; but it is pretty funny.
       I've seen it a hundred times. A car comes to a stop...usually in the middle, the exact middle, of the parking lot...far away from everything made of trees, bushes, metal, rubber, or plastic.
     Then the doors open. Two people step out to change places. 95% of the time, it is a woman, probably the mother, plus a teenager. Often there is a conversation as they pass each other near the front bumper. Though I can't hear the words, the body language says a lot. Sometimes finger-pointing is used.
    The younger of the two gets behind the wheel. The older becomes the passenger. Then, another discussion. What are they chatting about? Perhaps, it is the evolution of the combustion engine? Or it could be what happens to insurance rates when a teenager is added to the family policy?
     The first lurch seems to be the worst. I'm surprised I haven't seen airbags deployed. Things smooth out after that.
     Since we already have some places marked for parallel parking, that too is part of the curriculum. Again, there's a whole lot of lurching going on.
     At the end of the day the lessons are over; and another Atlanta road warrior is ready.
       This is one of our ministries. It is what we do. More than once, after I've officiated in a funeral at Patterson's or a wedding in Marietta, someone has come to me and said, "You know, I learned to drive in your church parking lot!"
       "Good," I always say, "that's what we do. We're a teaching congregation."
       I've never pulled-out our church covenant and read them the line; but I could. It says: "We will offer and promote Christian education for all ages, characterized by reverence for biblical authority and respect for open inquiry, with our goal being the development of a mature and thoughtful faith in the hearts and minds of God's people."
     That is what we do.
       Three weeks ago, we thanked our church school teachers. We ought to do so every Sunday.
       In fact, we ought to give our NDBC Driving School graduates a bumper sticker: "IF YOU CAN READ THIS, THANK NORTHSIDE DRIVE BAPTIST CHURCH!" Amen?
2017 Summer
Sermon Series
Sibling Rivalry, Stressed
Parents, and Anxious
Families in the Bible*
in the Chapel 

June 11 (Trinity Sunday)
James Lamkin, Preacher
The First Family Was Dysfunctional
The Creation from God's Trombones
read by Theresai Manley

June 18 (Father's Day)
James Lamkin, Preacher
Two Sons Who Never Looked forward to Father's Day
(Jacob and Esau)

June 25
James Lamkin, Preacher
Being Blessed is a Mixed Bag
(Genesis 12: Abraham and
the burden of being a blessing.)

July 2
James Lamkin, Preacher
The Tale of Two Sisters
(Mary and Martha)
July 9
Jeffrey Dunkerley, Preacher
A Certain Mother Had Two Sons
(Genesis 25-27, Esau and Jacob)

July 16
James Lamkin, Preacher
Wherever You Go, There You Are
Genesis 28 (Jacob's Ladder)
July 23
James Lamkin, Preacher
There Are Many Kinds of "Biblical Families"
(Ruth and Naomi)
July 30
Hymn Sing-A Worship Service of Song
Keith Walker, Director of Music Ministries
August 6
Jeffrey Dunkerley, Preacher
The Spiritual Gift of the Limp
(Jacob wrestles God...and loses.)    
August 13
James Lamkin, Preacher
You're My Favorite
(Joseph sold into slavery by his brothers.)
August 20  
James Lamkin, Preacher
God's Grace is Greater than Siblings are Mean
(Joseph forgives his brothers.)
August 27
James Lamkin, Preacher
When Pharaohs Forget...the Anxiety of Production
(The times of Moses.)
September 3
James Lamkin, Preacher
Collect Call
(Moses and the vocation of liberation)   
*I will be consulting with Daniel Headrick about preaching occasionally.  Also, some of the sermon titles and topics may shift over the summer.

Reflections on Last Sunday's
Church School

     Join us for our summer church school - this past Sunday, Dr. Rob Nash (a fine story teller), provided a Christian perspective on interfaith conversations and an introduction to our study of Islam. It is about relationships, and this witness is from someone who has traveled to some 90 countries around the world, speaking to people from all walks of life and from many different faiths. Join us next Sunday for Part 2 of this conversation with Dr. Nash.
Source recommended by Dr. Nash: www.memri.org
- for mid-eastern news that is translated to English.

~Ruth Kramedjian 
Summer Lecture Series 
Now till August 27, 2017 at 9:30 AM 
Fellowship Hall

June 11: Study of Islam
A Christian Theologian Looks at Islam
Dr. Rob Nash
June 18: Study of Islam
An Art Historian Looks at the Art and
Architecture of Islam
Jordan Clark
June 25: A Physicist Presents...
With a Surprise Lecture
Dr. Jim Mahaffey
July 2: No Church School
July 9: Study of Islam
A personal Look at Islam
Imam Plemon El-Amin
July 16: Study of Islam
A personal Look at Islam
Imam Plemon El-Amin
July 23: Study of Islam
A Personal Look at Islam
Imam Plemon El-Amin
July 30: A Physicist Presents...
With a Surprise Lecture
Dr. Jim Mahaffey
August 6: Jesus and the Subversive Gospel:
Matthew 5 - Subverting Moses
Dr. Steve Sheeley
August 13: Jesus and the Subversive Gospel:
Matthew 6 - Subverting the Priests
Dr. Steve Sheeley
August 20: Jesus and the Subversive Gospel:
Matthew 7 - Subverting the Pharisees
Dr. Steve Sheeley
August 27: A Physicist Presents...
With a Surprise Lecture
Dr. Jim Mahaffey
September 3: No Church School

Update on the Zada family
from Afghanistan
     Thank you all again for your support of the Zada family as they settle into life in Clarkston! The Good Neighbor team has been visiting weekly, and helping the family access additional resources including a laptop, washer and dryer and Georgia IDs. The mother, Faryala is expecting a baby at the end of June. The husband, Zabih, is currently looking for a job and studying for his driver's license exam. Please keep the family in your prayers as they navigate their new lives in the United States and multiple transitions.

~The Good Neighbor Team
Barbara Atchley, Kay Braswell, Nancy Davis, Susan Dew,
Jeffrey Dunkerley, Caitlyn Furr, JB Gilbert, Nancy Hall,
Geneva Hall-Shelton, Susan Harlan, Kathy Harris, Rhonda Harris, James Lamkin, Sue McSwain, Hal Meeks, Cathy Wooten
What:  Ted Yoder House Concert  

When:  Friday, June 16, 2017 at 7:00 PM

Where:  Home of Ruth & Armand Kramedjian
             3961 Paces Ferry Drive
             Atlanta, GA  30339

Cost:  Donations requested - there will be a no "cover" charge or tickets sold; our generous donation will continue to support Ted's music.  Ted will also have recordings for sale.

RSVP:  Space is limited to 50 people; please let us know you're coming no later than Thursday, June 8, 2017, by emailing Steven Sheeley (ssheeley4@comcast.net).

     National Hammered Dulcimer champion Ted Yoder has been called "the Bela Fleck of the hammered dulcimer."  Ted profoundly reimagined his instrument of choise, inventing a fresh musical vocabulary along the way - "Yoderizing" - and his virtuosity is boundless.  His recorded body of work has garnered him plaudits from the jam band community, the folk scene, worship music fans, and music lovers of all ages.  When he plays live, everyone becomes a fan.  You can learn more about Ted and his music by visiting his website (www.tedyoder.com) or looking for him on YouTube.  Please come join us...you won't want to miss this!
Missions Ministry  

Concert Saturday, June 24

     The Festival Singers of Atlanta, an a cappella chamber choir, will present a summer concert Ease on Down the Yellow Brick Road on Saturday, June 24, at 7:30 p.m. in Wade Hall at St. Mark United Methodist Church, 781 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA 30308. The program features music from The Wizard of Oz, The Wiz, and Wicked. Desserts and soft drinks will be served. Tickets are $20 per person and available through our website and at the door. Proceeds will help fund future concerts and commissions of new choral works.

For more information, visit our website www.festivalsingersofatlanta.org.
~ Dr. Keith H. Walker, Director of Music Ministries 
Prayer Shawl Ministry shawl
Summer Schedule
Our Summer Schedule is as follows:

June 29th - We will meet at 4pm at Whole Nine Yarns,  

826 Main St. Woodstock, for shopping and then dinner in downtown Woodstock.


July 20th - We will meet at 12pm at Eat, Pray, Knit,         

6400 Highland Pkwy, St.1, Smyrna for shopping and then lunch in Smyrna.


August 17th - We will meet at 4pm at Cast-On Cottage,      

860 Marietta Hwy, Roswell for shopping and dinner in Roswell.


 Then we should be back to our regular schedule in September.
 ~ Susan Harlan
Missions Corner
School Supplies
     School may be out for the summer, but it's time to prepare for "Back to School" projects this summer.  NDBC is collecting supplies for the children served through Agape (Bolton Road area), Edgewood Church (Memorial Drive) and Taliaferro County. Check the ads for great sale prices and help us collect notebook paper (wide ruled), pencils, pens, colored pencils (12 count), erasers, crayons, etc. so that children have the materials needed to begin a new school year. Collection baskets will be at the entrances to the Chapel.

~Barbara Atchley, Missions Ministry Team 
Flowers in the Chapel
this Summer 

     Would you like to donate flowers for the Sunday services in the  Chapel this summer? The price is $100, or you can share the cost with someone. If you are interested, please call Nancy F. Davis at 404 252 9154.

~Virginia Gilbert, Flower Ministry Team Chair
Church Week 
SUNDAY, June 11 
    9:30 AM - Summer Lecture Series in the Fellowship Hall 
11:00 AM - Morning Worship in the Chapel
12:00 PM - Diaconate Meeting
MONDAY, June 12 - 16
   9:30 AM - Preschool Summer Camp - Hopscotch 
TUESDAY, June 13
 10:00 AM - Staff Meeting

Volume 9 - Issue 23
June 11, 2017 
  Genesis 4:1-10
Matthew 28:16-20  
Move to the Chapel
Pastoral Reflection
Summer Sermon Series
Reflection on Last Sunday's Church School
Summer Lecture Series
Update on the Zada Family
Ted Yoder House Concert
Missions Ministry Retreat
Festival Singers Concert
Summer Schedule Prayer Shawl Ministry
Missions Corner
This Week's
 (TLP List) 
The TLP is a Diaconate ministry. Each week's list contains the rotating names of three or four NDBC senior adults.
Greg Colson
Louis Davis
Nancy F. Davis
Marjorie Rives 
If you would like
your name placed
on our rotating TLP list, please give the
church office a call.
  Steve Konenkamp - 1
Jolene Thomas - 1
Caitlyn Cook Furr - 2
Barney Moore, Jr. - 3
Nancy Davis - 4
Jackie Poole - 5
James Gilbert - 6
Myrtie Cope - 8
Maria Schroeder - 8
Larry Prince, Jr. - 10
Graham Mudd - 10
Sandy Smith - 13
Rose Hidlay - 15
Micah Nelson - 16
Gene Hill - 18
Joleen Neel - 18
David Fletcher - 21
Barbi Avery - 22
Dorsett Davis - 24
Melissa Boekhaus - 25
Joann Warmack - 26
Lisa Bridges - 26
Steven McAllister - 26
Henry Hurst - 27
Jim Nicol - 27
Lois Pickering - 30  
Retired Older Men
Eating Out 
    Every 3rd Tuesday of the month our "Retired Older Men" eat lunch together at Piccadilly Cafeteria from 12 PM-1 PM. It's a time to visit with friends, tell stories and eat good food (bring your lunch money)!

Piccadilly Cafeteria
1715 Howell Mill Rd.

No Bible Study during Summer Break 
June - July 2017

Wednesday @ 10:30 AM
Conference Room

     We meet weekly from 10:30-11:30 AM, in the church's Conference Room. We study the texts selected in the Revised Common Lectionary for the next Sunday. Large print editions are available each week and for the upcoming Sunday. Discussion is deep and wide and lively. All are invited.
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