NORTHSIDE NOTES: July 6, 2016 
Mary Chance Memorial 
     The Mary Chance Memorial will be held in the NDBC Chapel this Saturday, July 10 at 1 PM. A small reception will follow in the Art & Soul Classroom.
Pastoral Reflections 
Rev. James Lamkin

"Of Missions and Ministry"
     "The church lives by missions, like a fire lives by burning." I believe that. As the NDBC Vision Statement says : hands-on service is crucial to our own discipleship and to the mission of Christ in the world.
    Of course, we need to be careful with the word missions. Too often in church history, the notion of missions has been paternalistic: we have something they need, so we give it to it the Gospel of Jesus or a rack of clothes from Goodwill. Though nobly intended, missions can be a first cousin to charity from a position of privilege, rather than the life and love of an affirming partnership. Like with Taliaferro County...I pray that we are working on a reciprocity of relationship. Each has a gift to give. Each has a need to receive...whether from Taliaferro County or Buckhead in Atlanta.
    Taliaferro went well this year. With God's help, we bit off exactly what we could chew. The resources we had (money, time, volunteers) matched the needs we tried to address (God's love, playful joy, and life-giving hope).
    However, I had to actually WORK in the Bible School this year. It nearly killed me. Most years I show-up, tell biblical stories, then retreat to work on next Sunday's sermon. But this year, every minute was on the clock and I had to do what real teachers do: Work hard! But given our Special Forces Vacation Bible School Team...all was done with grace and energy. And God was in the doing of it.
     But there's more!
    On Sunday, July 24, we will have some guests from Cuba. Church of the Covenant in Birmingham, AL, is a sister Alliance of Baptists church. They asked if NDBC might allow a visiting Cuban Baptist pastor to bring a greeting to us in worship that morning. Rev. Corita Blanco is the pastor of Shalom Baptist Church in Boca de Mariel, Cuba. She also is in charge of Christian Education for the Fraternity of Baptist Churches in Cuba...with which the Alliance is connected.
    I said, "Yes. She can greet and I will preach." And they said, "Great." Our NDBC Missions Ministry Team will host a sandwich luncheon for her after worship. I'm inviting some of our Oakhurst Baptist friends, too. If you would like to overhear the luncheon conversation, just let Barbara Atchley know to save you a sandwich.
    Whatever else spirituality is, it is relationship. Glad am I, that Northside Drive lives out this truth. It is crucial to our on discipleship and the mission of Christ in the world.
Upcoming Northside Kids' Events...

Family Pool Play
July 9 - at the Clark's at4 PM
     On July 9 at 4 PM we will have a Pool Play Day at the home of Jordan and Patti Clark. This is a time to have fun, relax, and play! With all the traveling and busying that goes on during the summer months, we want to offer a time to just relax and spend time with fellow families who are also exhausted from all the busyness of summer!
Family Lunch & Water Play
August 13 - at the Gilbert's from 11 AM-2 PM
     What better way to escape the summer heat than with a Water Play Day! The Gilbert's have opened their home to us again to have a fun day playing in sprinklers, having water balloon fights, sliding down the slip n' slide, and so much more! We hope you and your family will join us on August 13 from 11 AM to 2 PM. Lunch will be provided and fun is promised.
Touching Taliaferro Team 2016 

1st row:
Christan Pugh, Jefren Cruz, Lora Hawk, Jada Getsay
2nd row: Syd Janney, James Lamkin, Barbara Atchley, Gloria Smathers, Jeremy Lewis, Susan Harlan, Ruth Kramedjian, Teddy Ivey, Angela Ivey, Susan Dew, Jim Lester
Not pictured: Letty Konenkamp, Barry Pendry and Joy Pendry
Summer Lecture Series
Family, Gender, and Sexuality in the Bible
Sundays, June 5-August 28 @ 9:30 AM in the Fellowship Hall
July 10 - Dr. Nancy L. deClaisse-Walford
Feminine Images of God in the Psalter

July 17 - Dr. Nancy L. deClaisse-Walford
A Feminist Reading of Psalms 90-92

July 24 - Rabbi Judith R. Beiner
Dreamgirls of the Bible: Women Who "Worked It"
A Look at Tamar and Ruth

July 31 - Rabbi Judith R. Beiner
Dreamgirls of the Bible: Women Who "Worked It"
A Look at Miriam and Esther

August 7 - Dr. Tina Pippin
Heavenly Women

August 14 - Dr. Steven M. Sheeley
Watching What We Say and Sing:
Committing to Inclusive Language

August 21 - Dr. Tina Pippin
Family Values in the Bible

August 28 - Dr. Steven M. Sheeley
Are We Really Reading Scripture?

Summer Sermon Series
Not-for-Profits Prophets
Sundays, May 29-September 4 @ 11 AM in the Chapel
July 10 - Amos 7
Amos: Plumb Awful
July 17 - Jonah 3 
Jonah: The Rest of the Story
July 24 - Micah 6 
Micah: Let Justice Roll Down
July 31 - Zephaniah 1 
Zephaniah: The Man with the Lamp
August 7 - Isaiah 6 
Isaiah: Finally Comes the Poet
August 14 - Habakkuk 1 
Habakkuk: Daring to Ask Why?
August 21 - Ezekiel 37 
Ezekiel: Between Times
August 28 - Joel 2 
Joel: A Theology of Entomology
September 4 - Jeremiah 18
Jeremiah: The Potter's house
You are Invited!

Kenneth William Brant
Andres Gabriel Arias

invite you to share
in the celebration of their marriage

Saturday, August 27, 2016
11 AM
Northside Drive Baptist Church Sanctuary
Reception to follow in the Fellowship Hall
RSVP by August 1 to
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Volume 8 - Issue 27

July 10, 2016
Amos 7:7-17
Colossians 1:3-9
Luke 10:25-37

Summer in the Chapel
NOW thru September 4.
Mary Chance Memorial
Pastoral Reflections
Northside Kids'
Lecture Series
Sermon Series
You are Invited!
Update Your Contact Information...
Turned off - April 30
Back On - TBD
As a cost savings to the church, the gas is turned off in the Spring and turned back on in the Fall. This is part of the summer savings program with Infinite Energy. We will have an electric water heater for use during those months.
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.
Cathy Wooten - 2
Comella DaLee - 4
Don Singleton - 4
Amelia Almeida-Hall - 5
Blanche Roberts - 5
Rowena Clyatt - 7
Mike Gregg - 10
JP Bell - 11
Marsha King - 11
Dixie McClure - 12
Cheryl Dewell - 13
Angie Moore - 13
Chuck Stines - 14
Wade Davis - 14
James Lamkin - 15
Ken Rhodes - 15
Howard Green - 18
Lewis Baumstark - 18
David Moore - 19
Theron McLarty - 20
Kathy Harris - 21
Dean Konenkamp - 23
Jonathan Schroeder - 23
David Cook - 23
Richard Wilson - 24
Mallory Davis - 27
Betty Pierce - 28
Avery Kemp - 28
Tiffany Baumstark - 30
George Taylor - 31
John Isakson - 31  
(Retired Older Men
Eating Out)
Every 3rd Tuesday of the month from 12 PM-1 PM
(bring your lunch money)!

Piccadilly Cafeteria  

1715 Howell Mill Rd 

Prayer Shawl Ministry
Led by Susan Harlan
Every 1st & 3rd Thursday
@ 7 PM in the Parlor
June 2-Sept 1 the Prayer Shawl Ministry will meet in members homes. For more information call Susan Harlan at 770-377-3869.

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SUNDAY, July 10
  9:30 AM -
Children's Church School: Music & Missions
  9:30 AM -
Adult Summer Lecture Series
11:00 AM -
 Morning Worship
12:15 PM -
Diaconate Meeting
12:15 PM -
Personnel Committee Meeting
  6:00 PM -
20.30 Event
TUESDAY, July 12
12:00 PM -
Staff Picnic
10:00 AM -
Weekday Preschool Ministry Team Meeting

Northside Drive Baptist Church is affiliated with the Alliance of Baptists,
the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and Interfaith Power & Light.
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Northside Drive Baptist Church | 3100 Northside Dr NW | Atlanta GA | 30305
404-237-8621 |