May 25, 2017
     The regularly scheduled Church-in conference meeting will be held at 6:45 on Thursday, May 25 in the Fellowship Hall.  Among the items to be presented will be the proposed slate of church officers, as well as committee and ministry team members for the 2017-2018 church year by the Nominating Committee.  Please plan on attending this very important meeting.
Rev. Daniel Headrick
NDBC New Associate Pastor!
      It is our joy to welcome our new Associate Pastor, Rev. Daniel Headrick! After a long interview process, Daniel and his family came this past weekend to meet the congregation. Daniel and his wife, Dr. Jenny Headrick, and their children Mary Frances and Joseph, are moving from Texas and he will be joining our staff in late June. We are excited to have him on board as we continue our ministry in the Atlanta area!
Pastoral Reflection
by James Lamkin
"Sibling Rivalry, Stressed Parents, and Anxious Families in the Bible" 
              Have you noticed that all the families in the Bible are flawed? And not just a little, but flawed, big time! (OK, you may make an exception with Jesus, Mary, and Joseph...but the rest would keep Dr. Phil in business until the end of time.)
Here's a brief Bible walking tour: Adam and Eve's first born son murdered his brother (Cain vs. Abel). Noah gets drunk and that order. The polygamist patriarchs played favorites with their wives and bred more jealousy than children. The two sons of Abraham shared something in common: their father tried to kill them, Ishmael and Isaac. The mother of Jacob and Esau cheated one son and manipulated the other. Joseph's siblings, his "band of brothers," sold him as a slave, then lied to their daddy that he was dead.
These are just a sampling from the family scrapbook. There are plenty more rapes, revenge, and rivalries where those came from (not to mention, King David).
I always shake my head when preachers talk about the "biblical ideal" of marriage and the family. Counting concubines, that is quite the family tree; and the apple doesn't fall far from it.
Yet, as flawed and fractured as these families are, the Bible's punchline is not about their failures. It is about the faithfulness of God. God never abandons them. Human dysfunctioning does not determine God's functioning.
By default (and their faults) these families grace us through their mess-ups. We read their stories, close our Bibles, and say to each other, "Well, there must be hope for our family, too."
Like we did a few years ago, we will soak in these stories all summer. We may even discover that our family flaws actually qualify us as containers of God's grace.  
We Love Our Teachers
NDBC Young Adults 

A Night at the Ballpark
      On Friday night, nine Northside Drivers ventured to SunTrust Park to cheer on the Braves. Despite the long hike we had to make from the parking lot to the stadium, we had a blast. We enjoyed good food, drinks, and company. Thankfully, the long walk to the car allowed us some time to work off all the food we ate. We shared laughter as we cheered on the Braves to a victory over the Washington Nationals. Although we did not stay the whole time, we loved being with one another as we went out into the community. And best of all, we all got a free bobble head, and you can't beat that!
Summer Lecture Series 
June 4 - August 27, 2017 at 9:30 AM 
Fellowship Hall
June 4: Study of Islam
A Christian Theologian Looks at Islam
Dr. Rob Nash
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

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 (

     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 ( or looking for him on YouTube.  Please come join won't want to miss this!
Missions Ministry  

Church Week
         Memorial Day Weekend 
SUNDAY, May 28
 9:00 AM - Church School
10:25 AM - Children's Choir Rehearsal
11:00 AM - Morning Worship 
MONDAY, May 29
          Church Office Closed
TUESDAY, May 30    
11:00 AM - Staff Meeting  
10:30 AM - Pastor's Bible Study   
THURSDAY, May 25  
   7:00 PM - Prayer Shawl 
Volume 9 - Issue 21  
May 28, 2017 
Acts 1:6-11
Ephesians 1:15-23
Luke 24:44-53 
Pastoral Reflection
NDBC Young Adults
Summer Lecture Series
Summer Camp
Ted Yoder House Concert
Missions Ministry Retreat
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.
Jon & Janet Bell
Reidar Bjornard
Fay Brewer  
If you would like
your name placed
on our rotating TLP list, please give the
church office a call.
Laura Seay - 1
Kate Pearson - 1
Afton Milligan - 2
Caroline Singleton - 2
Jeffrey Dunkerley - 4
Irwin Ray - 5
Aidan Collins - 5
Gene Ledbetter - 6
Missy Lester - 7
Nathan Hermance - 9
Gigi Collins - 10
Turner Warmack - 11
Garrett Ray - 11
Randy Korando - 14
Hadley McClure - 15
Fulgencio Ferrer - 16
Susanna Schleicher - 17
Wilma Underwood - 18
Sam Egan - 18
Judy Schneider - 19
Avi Anantaraman - 21
Beth Singleton - 23
Amy Hurst - 23
Kenneth Dean - 25
Valerie Hardy - 26
Melissa Bryson - 26
Cameron Sardone - 27
Jay Mudd - 29
Sandra Price - 30
Jerry Poole - 30
Amy Taylor - 30
Kristofer Schleicher - 30
Shannon Moore - 31
Josh Davis - 31
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.
  led by Susan Harlan
Every 1st & 3rd Thursday at 7:00 PM

      Come join us on the first and third Thursday of each month, at 7:00 PM, in Room 207, the Parlor, to knit or crochet a prayer shawl. If you are not sure how, no problem, there will be plenty of people to help you get started. This group is open to anyone who would like to join! For more information call Susan Harlan at 770-377-3869.
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Northside Drive Baptist Church | 3100 Northside Dr NW | Atlanta GA | 30305
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