May 11, 2017
Meet the Headricks 
Sunday, May 21 at 9:30 am
     The Associate Pastor Search Committee is excited to present Daniel Headrick, as our candidate for Associate Pastor of Northside Drive Baptist Church. We want you to have the opportunity to meet the Headrick Family. Please join us as we introduce Daniel and Jenney and their children, Mary Frances (9) and Joseph (6), on Sunday morning, May 21. Children are welcome! A light breakfast will be served at 9:30, including HOT Krispy Kreme donuts, donut holes, muffins, cinnamon rolls, fruit, juice, and coffee.   Daniel will say a few words and then there will be a time for questions. Daniel will be an active participant in our 11:00 morning worship service. Immediately following the worship service, there will be a called Church in Conference to vote on calling Daniel as our Associate Pastor. We encourage everyone to participate in this important event in the life of our church.
     A Called Church-in-Conference meeting will be held on
Sunday, May 21 immediately following the morning worship service.  The sole purpose of the meeting will be to consider the unanimous recommendation of the Search Committee and the Church Council to extend a call to Daniel Headrick to serve as our Associate Pastor.
Pastoral Reflection
by Rev. James Lamkin
"Religious Liberty...Still True, Still Good"

     As I read and watch the news, I think it might be a good time to make a healthy choice regarding the Baptist diet called
The Separation of Church and State. Let's eat our spinach.
     Religious Liberty, as protected in the First Amendment, is delicately balanced. Note, it is not tolerance. Tolerance is what a group in power allows another group to have. Liberty is something innate, respected, and mutually shared.
     The First Amendment puts no restrictions on clergy or houses of worship when it comes to addressing any civil, civic, moral, or ethical issues. In fact, it protects their ability to do so. However, endorsing and financing political candidates is another matter.
     Amanda Tyler, Executive Director of the Baptist Joint Committee (BJC) for Religious Liberty, recently said, "America's charities, including houses of worship, receive special tax treatment, given their unique and historical role in our society to serve the public interest. In return for that most-favored tax status, all 501C (3) organizations must follow certain rules. Among them, nonprofits are prohibited from engaging in partisan campaigns."
     She went on to restate, "Preachers can and do speak out, including from the pulpit, on any issue, and houses of worship may advocate for moral and ethical positions."
     I am proud that she and 99 other faith group leaders, recently delivered a letter to House and Senate leaders affirming that the laws we have in place and the First Amendment. These have served us well.
     Given that these issues have been high profiled, I encourage all Baptists, and especially Northside Drive Baptists, to subscribe to The Report from the Capital the regular publication of the BJC. Also, their website,, is full of helpful documents, links, and research. NDBC has supported this important group in our church budget for years; and many of us, (including Liz and me) do so individually.
     Oddly, during these days in America when it is so hard to "be" church and follow the downwardly mobile, penniless, crucified is exactly now that a prophetic and moral word is needed from the church that is free, but responsible.
     Let's eat our spiritual spinach and keep a morally strong, healthy diet during these difficult, exhausting, and important days.
Children's Ministry
May 13, 2017
     On May 13 th the Children's Ministry will be having a Flower Pot Painting and Planting Party as well as choir practice! The children will sing in worship on Mothers Day, May 14 th and will practice the Saturday before. Prior to choir practice, we will decorate flower pots and plant flowers in them to take to our home bound members. We'll have watermelon, pineapple, and juice boxes to snack on and some time to play as well! We will gather in the Chapel at 10 am before heading outside to paint and plant. We hope you will join us for this fun Spring activity!
  ~Anna Kate Wilson, Director of Children's Ministries 
May 14, 2017
Children's Choir to Sing in Worship  
on Mother's Day
with Joel Stouffer, accompanist 
The children of the Cherub Choir and Celestial Choir will offer two songs in the worship service on May 14 th.   The children have prepared the traditional Spiritual, Ten Little Angels, as well as the traditional camp song, I've Got the Joy, Joy, Joy. To prepare for Sunday, we will have a rehearsal on Saturday morning, May 13
th, as part of the Children's Ministry Flower Pot Painting Mission project. Come join us at 10 am on Saturday for painting, singing, planting, and fun!  On Sunday morning, the church school teachers will bring the choir children to the sanctuary at 10:10 am to practice before the service.   Happy Mother's Day!   
      ~Mary Lou Swann, Director of Children's Choirs 
May 17, 2017 at 1:00 PM 
Fellowship Hall 
Author:  Nadia Hashimi
Facilitator:  Carolyn Mahaffey
Hostess:  Robbye Taylor
Festival Singers Concert, May 19
     The Festival Singers of Atlanta announce their spring concert "Sing and Celebrate" celebrating our 35 th Anniversary Season. The concerts are scheduled for Friday, May 19 at 8 p.m. at Northside Drive Baptist Church Chapel and Sunday, May 21 at 3 p.m. at St. Mark United Methodist Church. The winning pieces of our 2016 Composer Competition will be performed on this concert. Atlanta area composer N. Grant Pfeifer submitted the winning piece, "The Space Between." Will Robertson also from the Atlanta area submitted "Yih'yu L'ratzon," which received the Honorable Mention.  The concerts are free, but donations are welcome.
Young Adult:
Braves Game: Friday, May 19th 
   Are you a baseball fan?  Do you want to sit in a brand new baseball stadium?  Well, Friday, May 19th, the Young Adults are making the trek to the new Sun Trust Park to watch the Braves!  The game begins at 7:35 PM.  We will meet at the church and carpool to reduce costs of parking.  Please let Jeffrey know if you are able to attend at, so he can get tickets together!  Hope to see you there!

Missions Ministry  

Lost and Found 

The church office is holding these items found in the sanctuary.
Please stop by and claim your missing item.
NDBC Preschool
Spring Fling
     Spring Fling, an annual tradition at NDBC Preschool, was held on Monday, May 8 th, on the upstairs playground and surrounding area.  The children danced to music, played in bouncy houses and on the newly renovated playground, ran through sprinklers and waded in small pools, and ate pizza, cotton candy, and popsicles.  The weather was perfect, and everyone had such a wonderful time. 
      Thank you to all of you who made the playground renovations a reality.  The new playground includes two sets of double slides, a climbing surface, a play house, and several new panels, including a keyboard that plays music.  Spring Fling was the first opportunity for the younger children to play on the playground.  It was a big hit!
  ~Joleen Neel, Preschool Director

New Congregational Directory 
Now available in Narthex 
Church Week
Mother's Day 
SUNDAY, May 14   
  9:30 AM - Church School
  9:30 AM - Tired Parents Breakfast 
10:25 AM - Children's Choir Rehearsal
11:00 AM - Morning Worship  
MONDAY, May 15 
  7:00 PM - Church Council 
TUESDAY, May 16    
11:00 AM - Staff Meeting
12:00 PM - ROMEOS   
10:30 AM - Pastor's Bible Study   
  1:00 PM - NDBC Book Club 
  7:00 PM - Prayer Shawl Ministry
  7:30 PM - Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal
FRIDAY, May 19
  8:00 PM - Festival Singers of Atlanta in the Chapel 
Volume 9 - Issue 19
May 14, 2017  
Acts 7:55-60
1 Peter 2:2-10
John 14:1-10 
Meet the Headricks
Pastoral Reflection
NDBC Children's Ministry
Children's Choir
NDBC Book Club
Festival Singers Concert
NDBC Young Adults
Summer Camp
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.
Jack & Joey Guynn
Nelle Holbrook
Muriel Hardy 
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.
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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