Newsletter August 2023
Coming Events and Information
A Word from Charles

August is here. As we know in our communities, it is back to school. There will be several mission opportunities to help with the school system. For many years, I served on Family Resource Center boards. Many opportunities would be presented on how churches can help. We have given school supplies, clothing needs, snack packs, meals, and Christmas presents to name a few. Some schools that are in economically stressed areas were very open to us to help them. Usually there is a need throughout the school year and even summer when school is not in session. As pastor, I would receive phone calls form the directors to help with the needs. It is a great relationship for our churches in the communities that we serve. The reason to be involved is to show that we care for the students and families and that we are on mission to share the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Another way that we can show our support of our schools is to pray for the students, educators, and everyone employed by the school system. Our students face so many things today in our culture, the students need our prayers every day.  Those employed by the school system need our prayers especially believers that are representing Christ. We need to pray for all whether they are public, private and home school programs. 
A great after school program that I have learned about is called Child Evangelism Fellowship. We have several of these in Northern Kentucky. They need volunteers to help with this program. This after school program is held onsite of the school. Martha Krebeck is the Local Director of Child Evangelism Fellowship here in Northern Kentucky. For more information you can call Martha at (859) 667-4599 or by email at [email protected]. It is great gospel centered program to help our students learn about Jesus and what He has done for them. Several of our NKBA churches are involved with this great ministry.
Also, there is a correlation in back to school that directly affects the church. Churches will see an increase in attendance when the school year starts. Families transition back to their normal schedule. This is an opportunity to contact our families to prompt them to return to weekly attendance.   In my pastoral experience, I have found significant times in the year that people are more open to attending services. Back to school is one of them. In the past, I have done Back to Church emphasis, such as fellowships that promotes the family getting together. It was usually an outside fellowship with food and games on a Sunday evening. Also, I have done a Sunday Morning emphasis giving an opportunity to invite family, friends, neighbors or coworkers.
Finally, it is an opportunity to start a new ministry or reengage a ministry that we have done in the past. We will have several weeks of daylight to help with evening events. Let us look at August as an opportunity from God to serve and follow Him.

Bro. Charles 
WMU Collection to Benefit
Baptist Life Communities

BLC is in need of Puffs Tissue (brand specific). WMU is hoping to collect 500 boxes during the month of August! You can drop them off at the NKBA office by September 1st.

They are also in need of small stuffed animals to use as prizes for games. Any donation in August will be distributed to The Village and The Seasons after September 1st.
Thank you for your help with this collection!
Back To School Prayer Time
Thursday, August 10, 7:00 p.m.

The WMU will be meeting at the NKBA office on Thursday evening, August 10 at 7:00 p.m. to lift our communities up for the new school year. Special guests will be here to lead us in prayer! If you are unable to attend, please consider joining us in prayer at that time, from wherever you are! Our students, teachers and administrators need our prayers! Thank you!
Annual Summer Salad Supper
Tuesday, August 22, 6:00 p.m.
First Baptist Church of Walton, Fellowship Hall

Come be a part of our Annual Salad Supper! Bring your favorite salad to share and hear what is going on in Poland with Travis and Victoria Ammon. Travis and Victoria are working at Second Baptist Church, Gdansk, Poland, the beneficiary of our 2023 Golf Outing proceeds. Exciting things are happening at Second Baptist, Gdansk, and they are excited to share it with us!

To support FBC Walton's food pantry, please bring donations of saltine crackers, spaghetti, salt, powdered milk, baby wipes, baby foods, or baby cereal. We hope to see you there!
Pianist Needed
East Dayton Baptist Church

East Dayton Baptist is in need of someone to play piano for their services. They do hymns and anthems from the hymnal. If you are interested, please contact Bro. Dave Simpson at [email protected].
FBC Bellevue Pastor Search

First Baptist Church of Bellevue, KY is seeking a bi-vocational part-time pastor for our small congregation. We are affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention and adhere to the doctrines outlined in the Baptist Faith and Message. Duties will include leading Bible study and Sunday morning worship service; assisting with community outreach; visiting with the sick and elderly; helping in the planning of religious events and performing services such as baptisms, funerals, and weddings. If you feel God leading you to us, please send your resume to First Baptist Church, Attn: Search Committee, 332 Prospect Street, Bellevue, KY 41073, or email to [email protected]. We will be accepting resumes until October 1, 2023.
Mark Your Calendars:
August 6 - SEND Relief Sunday
August 10 - Back to School Prayer Time
August 13 - SBC Serve Sunday
August 22 - WMU Salad Supper
September 21 - NKBA Golf Outing (Registration due September 13)