April 20, 2017
Daniel Headrick, wife Jenney,
and their children Mary Frances and Joseph

       The Northside Drive Baptist Church Associate Pastor Search Committee, appointed by the Nominating Committee in October of last year, has completed its search and recommends that NDBC "call" Daniel C. Headrick to be the church's new Associate Pastor.   Daniel and his family will be visiting NDBC on May 20-21, 2017. There will be opportunities for the church to meet them; and he will assist in leading worship. The "call" will be subject to a vote of the congregation in a special Church-in-Conference meeting following worship on May 21, 2017.
     Daniel is a 38-year old native of Tennessee, currently living in Woodway, Texas, just outside of Waco.   He has served as Senior Pastor at Willow Grove Baptist church in Moody, Texas; and over the last five years, has been a teacher and leader of college student Sunday School classes and young adult bible studies at Seventh and James Baptist Church where he will be ordained next month. Before that, he was an active lay leader in the First Baptist Church of Knoxville.
     Daniel came to the ministry after a number of years in the practice of law in Knoxville, where he specialized in the areas of product liability, employment, and other civil litigation matters.   Just before being named a partner in the firm of Paine Bickers, LLP, Daniel felt God's call.
     He graduated Magna Cum Laude in his Bachelor of Arts in Religion program at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and later earned his Master of Arts in Philosophy, with a religious studies concentration, at UT. He earned his Juris Doctor degree, Summa Cum Laude, from the University of Tennessee College of Law in 2007, and will complete his Masters of Divinity at Baylor's Truett Theological Seminary in May 2017.
     Daniel and his wife Jenney have two young children, Mary Frances (9) and Joseph (6).   Jenney is a physician with an internal medicine practice in Waco, and intends to continue her medical career after relocating to Atlanta.
     It is the unanimous view of the Search Committee members that Daniel has the background and the personal characteristics to be a very effective Associate Pastor and a strong partner for James Lamkin across the full spectrum of ministry work at NDBC.   He has a special interest in working with the young singles and families and he demonstrates special interest and skill in pastoral care. It is also clear that Daniel is comfortable and very supportive of NDBC's commitment to inclusiveness. He's anxious to work with James and to continue to learn and grow as part of our ministerial team. Perhaps equally important as Daniel's training and preparation for the ministry, he and Jenney are warm, approachable, and develop new relationships easily-"our kind of folks".
      Over the coming weeks there will be further information on the events associated with Daniel's "call weekend" at NDBC, May 20-21, when he and his family will come to meet everyone. We anticipate they can relocate and be ready to begin ministry with us by about July 1. 
Associate Pastor Search Committee:
   David Bell
   Jack Guynn
   Graham Mudd
   Elizabeth Sheeley
   George Taylor
   James Lamkin, Liaison
Pastorial Reflection
by Rev. James Lamkin
"Easter Eucharisto"
     In case you need to know how to say, "Thank You," in Greek, it is something like:
     Yes, it does sound like Eucharist, the celebration of Holy Communion, the Great Thanksgiving. Think about that the next time we share the Lord's Supper or pass the paten or dip in the chalice. You are saying, "Thank you."
     Since the Season of Easter lasts for 50 Great Days, why not make them days of gratitude? I'll start.
     Sanctuary Choir. You showed-up! From each Sunday's Lenten gift, to Easter Sunday's Hallelujah, with Ash Wednesday and Maundy Thursday in between.
     Flower Ministry Team. "In the beauty of the lilies...," you had the chancel blossoming with the bounty of Easter. We have Virginia Gilbert and friends to thank for that. For your planning and wrangling and extra effort (who knew lilies were so top heavy?), I am so grateful.
     NDBC Staff Jesus seems awfully jealous this time of year. Extra printing and prep and services and serving are required. Plus, there's the clean-up after Good Friday! Thanks to all who worked late: Rose, Audrey, Keith, Anna Kate, David, Elaine, Jeffrey, Jeff, and Mary Lou. If this crew had been called on to bury Jesus, it would have been "mission accomplished" well before sundown.
     Good Friday Homilists and Musicians. They opened the Good Book, and opened-up their good hearts. Thank you, Karen, Jill, Zeke, Jeffrey, Caitlyn, Jeff, and Anna Kate. Plus, musicians: Alan, Joel, Jada, Keith, and Jeff.
     The Choral Stations of the Cross. Neither the Worship and Music Ministry Team, nor I, knew what to do with this request...at first. We had several liturgical questions. But, the DNA of NDBC, rose up; and a theology of hospitality led our hearts. I am so glad we did it. It was a mitzvah...a good deed that has saving implications.
     Rogues 'Round the Cross. Didn't we have a fine time! With some angular exegesis of biblical biographies, plus some almost
Sacred Harp singing, God was in the midst. For the Thursday night attendees' dedicated intention, I am grateful.
     Good Neighbor Team.  The timing of your efforts as we welcomed the Zada refugee family from Afghanistan, was perfect. There is a reciprocity in our giving and receiving...like Easter.
     Associate Pastor Search Committee. They have done and are doing, good work. I have delighted in watching "church" happen among the committee, as they discern, relate, and meet people where they are (to quote their chair, Jack Guynn).
     Eucharisto,I say. Thank God for Easter...and Easter people.
Dr. Irwin Ray invites you to hear his final concert with
Friday, April 21 at 8:00 pm
Conant Performing Arts Center, Oglethorpe University
4484 Peachtree Rd., NE
Henry Purcell's
Franz Joseph Haydn's
with Guest Soloists and the Oglethorpe Chamber Orchestra
plus many of the choir's favorites from the last thirty years
Reception Following
April 23, 2017
     April 23rd's Tummy and Soul event will be the first of an annual fundraiser to benefit the work of Urban Recipe, an Atlanta non-profit that provides food for those who need it most in a way that affirms dignity and builds community.   
     For 25+ years, Urban Recipe has been doing this through its unique member-run food co-op model, by which those in need become members of a 50 family co-op, meet every other week throughout the year, and work together to distribute over a ton of food at every co-op meeting. 
     This year's inaugural Tummy and Soul has a special dual focus--to celebrate Urban Recipe's 25th anniversary and to honor the work and leadership of Founder and long-time Director, Chad Hale. 
     Tummy and Soul will be held from 4 - 7 PM on April 23rd at a beautiful gallery in Midtown Atlanta called Mason Fine Art, whose owner Mark Karelson has graciously donated the space for the evening. 
     The event will include:
  • small bites and a bar,
  • live music and a special program to honor Chad,
  • a photo series on "The People of Urban Recipe" by Atlanta photographer Johnathon Kelso,
  • paintings by the late Constance Hawkins, a folk artist and former Urban Recipe Co-op member,
  • the launching of the Chad Hale Legacy Fund, with special donations being used further the expansive vision and long-term dedication of Chad Hale.
     The link for more information and to purchase tickets is: urbanrecipe.org/tummyandsoul
Sunday, April 23, 2017 
ENCORE, April 23rd
     Sunday, April 23rd, the youth are communing together around a table at a local restaurant. In the midst of a busy school life and work, we are intentionally taking time to be in fellowship with one another. Invite your friends to join us immediately after the worship service on April 23rd. We will gather in the Narthex and ride together. If you have any questions, please contact Jeffrey Dunkerley at
jeffrey@northsidedrive.org .
     We had a wonderful Easter Egg Hunt this past Sunday after worship! After a group effort of filling over 1200 eggs, the children had a blast hunting for them and seeing what goodies they got. We had over 35 children total and lots of families and friends from the community. We are thankful for these children and the joy they bring to our church family!! 
~Anna Kate Wilson, Director of Children's Ministries
April 28-30, 2017
     T his year marks the Alliance of Baptists' 30th anniversary. At this gathering, we will celebrate the good work of the Alliance in the world, while embracing ever more deeply, the challenging work of justice and love ahead of us. Collaborating with our host church Pullen Memorial Baptist Church and its annual Finlator Lecture in Faith and Social Justice series, we welcome William Barber as one of our featured pro-claimers. 
NDBC Men's Ensemble to Sing 
Sunday, April 30, 2017 
      Men, do you miss singing, but are unable to make weekly choir rehearsals? We have an opportunity for you. A new men's ensemble has been created that will sing two to three times a year with rehearsals prior. (You don't have to attend all the rehearsals.)  We will sing during morning worship on Sunday, April 30.
     Sunday rehearsal will be on April 23 at 10 a.m. in the choir room.  
     We will devote the last 30 minutes of our Thursday choir rehearsal to this piece on April 20 and April 27. If you can come on a Thursday, please join us in the choir room at 8:30 p.m. Enter through the porte-cochere door.
     Ladies, watch for our women's ensemble announcement soon.
     ~Dr. Keith H. Walker, Director of Music Ministries
31st Annual Women's Retreat  
 April 28-30, 2017
Blue Boar Retreat
Robbinsville, North Carolina    
For more information:
Joyce Wilson (770) 773-3333
Virginia Gilbert (770) 333-8933
Preaching on April 30, 2017
11:00 a.m.
Northside Drive Baptist Church
Dr. Karen Massey
     Karen is the Associate Dean for the Masters Programs at the McAfee School of Theology at Mercer University where she teaches courses in Worship, Faith Development, and Christian Education.  Prior to joining the faculty at McAfee, Karen served as the Associate Pastor of Christian Education at NDBC, 1990-1998.  She has been a member at NDBC for 26 years.  Karen enjoys traveling, hiking, reading, and cheering on the Georgia Bulldogs.
Attention Families of Graduates ! 
       Do you know a church or family member who will be graduating from High School, College, or Graduate School this year?  If so, we will announce his or her accomplishments in the
May 1 issue of the Pinnacle.  Please submit a picture along with the graduation date, school name, type of diploma, and their next step (education or work).  You may submit electronically to info@northsidedrive.org to the attention of Audrey Clark; or stop by the church during business hours. 
Missions Ministry  

Church Week 
SUNDAY, April 23 
  9:30 AM - Church School
10:00 AM - Men's Ensemble Rehearsal 
10:25 AM - Children's Choir Rehearsal
11:00 AM - Morning Worship
  2:00 PM - Interfaith Civility Conversation 
TUESDAY, April 25   
10:00 AM - Staff Meeting 
WEDNESDAY, April 26  
10:30 AM - Pastor's Bible Study  
THURSDAY, April 27
  7:30 PM - Sanctuary choir Rehearsal
FRIDAY, April 28-30 
Spring Women's Retreat North Carolina 
Volume 9 - Issue 16
April 23, 2017 
Acts 2;14, 22-23
1 Peter 1:3-9
John 10:19-31 
Associate Pastor Search Committee
Pastorial Reflection
The Oglethorpe University
Urban Recipe
Interfaith Civility Conversation
Article Headline
Alliance of Baptists' 30th anniversary
Men's Choir
31st Annual Women's Retreat
Karen Massey Preaching
Attention Graduates!
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.

Aline Coefield 
Gordan & Billie Davis 
Jo Hunter 
If you would like
your name placed
on our rotating TLP list, please give the
church office a call.
Chance Cooper - 1
LeAnna Anantaraman - 3
Linda Long - 4
Anne Hunt - 4
Dot Clark - 5
Allen Abbott - 5
Greg Colson - 6
Kay Braswell - 6
Allison Blaisdell - 6
Jackie Hardin - 6
Letty Konenkamp - 8
Jennifer Sardone - 10
Mary Schwartz - 12
Brian Knight- 12
Robbye Taylor - 13
Suzanne Stearns - 13
Zach Stines - 13
Marjorie Rives - 14
Tim Whiffen - 14
Ken Brant - 16
Liam Collins - 16
Daniel Moore - 16
Cali Almeida - 17
Hardy Pickering - 17
Dick Houston - 17
Ryan McClure - 17
Wilton Looney - 18
Jada Getsay - 20
Theresa Goriczynski - 20
Heather Bongers - 20
Dave Wooten - 21
Patti Clark - 21
Simon Goodhead - 21
Noah Davis - 23
Gerry Humphries - 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.
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 is affiliated with
the Alliance of Baptists and the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. 
Northside Drive Baptist Church | 3100 Northside Dr NW | Atlanta GA | 30305
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